A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Elysium Distributor: Sony So close and yet so far, the colony of Elysium…
Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini
This bio of World Boxing Council lightweight champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini connects on emotional levels.
"Veep" regular Reid Scott and Barbara Hershey are starring in indie family drama "Sisters," with David Lascher directing.
Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to Jon Favreau's comedy "Chef” and set a May 9, 2014 release date. Favreau is directing “Chef" from his own screeplay and will star along with Sofia Vergara…
The "Downton Abbey" actress will star in Disney's upcoming live-action version of the classic fairy tale that Kenneth Branagh will direct. Cate Blanchett co-stars as the evil stepmother.
A slow-burning oater that's not gun-shy when it matters, "Dead Man's Burden" reps an impressive first feature from producer-turned-helmer Jared Moshe.
Strong perfs from the two "exes" save this indie from a surfeit of self-deprecating charm. Femme interest seems likely to be inadequate to propel the pic beyond its Nov. 28 limited release.
Indie distributor The Global Media Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Brett Rosenberg's Hollywood-themed documentary "AKA Private" and will shop foreign rights at AFM this week.
Intelligent nostalgia is rarer than intelligent comedy, yet Wael Omar and Philippe Dib beautifully succeed in resurrecting the teetering glamour of Egypt's late monarchy in their evocative "In Search…
Though boasting elaborate production values, Isshin Inudo and Shinji Higuchi's seriocomic feudal-war epic delights most with its gallery of robustly swaggering characters.