The title may be "The Legend of Barney Thomson," but it's the protagonist's near-namesake, Emma Thompson, who earns all the glory in Scottish star Robert Carlyle's amiably uneven directorial debut.
A "Despicable Me" prequel that traces Gru's comic-relief henchmen all the way back to the time when they were single-celled organisms, "Minions" hilariously imagines centuries in which the little…
A bittersweet drama depicting young migrants' dreams of stardom inside China's so-called Hollywood of the East.
You can practically smell the blood, the sweat and the fierce actorly commitment rising from Jake Gyllenhaal's bruised and tattooed body in "Southpaw," a bluntly conventional melodrama about a…
"The Babushkas of Chernobyl" paints an affectionate portrait of a group of women who, after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and evacuation, returned to the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power…
Not every New York gangster film has to be the equal of "The Godfather," and plenty of directors have made exorcism movies outside the shadow of William Friedkin. So it certainly ought to be possible…
No unfamiliar ground is trodden in "King Jack," a summer-haze study of adolescent anomie punctuated with blunt bouts of violence, but Felix Thompson's debut feature covers it with an assured stride…
Debuting helmer Pavle Vuckovic achieves a creepy thriller vibe with this unfiltered look at the sexed-up self-commodification of Generation Z.
In a 2015 Cannes Film Festival lineup that generated much ado about "the year of the woman" and the troubling divisions in modern French society, few pictures merged these concerns quite as deftly or…
"No one's impressed by a dinosaur anymore," notes one character early on in "Jurassic World," and it it's easy to imagine the same words having passed through the lips of more than one Universal…
Nobuhiko Obayashi's profound if overly involved "Seven Weeks" addresses Japan's wartime responsibility and her present nuclear crisis with poetic whimsy.