A gently barbed, sentimentally played social satire whose familiar tale of overcoming bigotry, pettiness and greed could work in just about any insular small-town context.
"The Hero of Color City" cheerfully exhorts imagination, creativity and bravery in children while demonstrating none of those virtues itself.
Characters keep making complaints like "What kinda stupid do you think I am?!," as if accusing the scenarists.
The scares are cheap but periodically effective in "Annabelle," a cut-rate spinoff from James Wan's superlative haunted-house hit "The Conjuring."
"Left Behind" is cheap-looking, overwrought kitsch of the most unintentionally hilarious order, its eschatological bent representing its only real shot at box office redemption.
A passable, tolerable, not unbearable, totally inoffensive comedy that doubles the formula of Judith Viorst's beloved 1972 children's book.
There's little rhyme or reason to the sputtering narrative, which seems content simply to reprise the original's general mood and situation rather than actually building anything on their foundation.
A state-run brothel on the military base of Quemoy during the Cold War reps a scintillating microcosm of Taiwanese history in Doze Niu Chen-zer's beautifully acted, achingly romantic new film.
Working on multiple levels, the film is also a coming-of-age story; a portrait of the artist as a young woman who grows to understand what she wants and what is most important.
If Richard Linklater attempted a remake of Val Lewton's "Cat People," the end result might resemble "Spring."