The wages of sin, guilt, vengeance and redemption weigh heavy on the characters of "Prisoners," a spellbinding, sensationally effective thriller with a complex moral center that marks a grand-slam…
Despite a bigger-is-better philosophy, this globe-trotting action-comedy keeps real thrills and laughs at a modest trickle.
Despite the inevitable franchise fatigue, this solid production still delivers more than enough of what fans expect.
Offering a more straight-faced brand of idiocy than its cheerfully dumb 2009 predecessor, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" might well have been titled "G.I. Joe: Regurgitation."
Consciously evoking the structure and iconography of MGM's classic "The Wizard of Oz" without attempting to rival its impact, Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" can be enjoyed, up to a point, on…
In this election season, many observers on both sides of the red/blue divide are frustrated that the two sides seem to be living in different realities.
Having pulled the improv equivalent of streaking through a mosque with "Borat's" ambush tactics, Sacha Baron Cohen retreats behind the veil of scripted comedy in "The Dictator."
Joss Whedon's buoyant, witty and robustly entertaining superhero smash-up is escapism of a sophisticated order.
As anyone who follows Variety's tech coverage knows, one of the consequences of the digital revolution is the blurring of traditional job functions.
A cleverly balanced mix of scares and laughs that is funnier and more terrifying than the 1985 original on which it's based.