“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City,” directed by the gifted journalist and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (“Valentino: The Last Emperor”), tells the story of a David-and-Goliath fight over urban…
Essentially a more minimalist remake of Roi Werner's 2011 "2 Night," this Italian version derives mixed results from the age-old male-female divide.
Like writer-director Bryan Bertino's prior "The Strangers," this is an admirably lean/mean execution of an elemental horror conceit.
Adam Irving's documentary profiles the man with Asperger's Syndrome who has repeatedly, competently, harmlessly--yet illegally--assumed control of New York City subway trains for decades.
Warren Beatty was once one of Hollywood's most popular stars — and arguably still is, though he hasn't made a movie in more than 15 years. At the height of his fame, however, Beatty leveraged his…
Over the years, the home-for-the-holidays packaged family Christmas comedy has evolved into a rather odd ritual: a sugar cookie covered in bitter sprinkles. When a movie like “Almost Christmas” comes…
Princesses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, though Disney's latest addition to its ever-growing gallery of empowered female heroines — Moana (voiced by Hawaiian actress Auli'i Cravalho), the…
Director Streker strives to offer a balanced view of a traditional family in Belgium forcing their daughter into an arranged marriage, yet in the end he hits far too many expected buttons.
In 2012, I was invited to participate in Sight & Sound magazine's "greatest films of all time" poll. For a film critic, that's an awesome honor — and an even greater responsibility — and for some…
An exciting, sharply made thriller that lays no claim to inventing the genre, yet Grande's script is fun, his characters intriguing, and his build-up expertly paced.
One sign of an abysmal script is that a character will say something based on information it sounds like he acquired… by reading the script. In “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” (a title Ayn Rand…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions