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Hunger Games - Mockingjay Pt 1
Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Darker, less action-packed first half of the final installment of the popular franchise moves from arenas to rubble aplenty as Jennifer Lawrence’s super-heroine is called upon to serve her beleaguered and much-destroyed nation as propaganda instrument and leader. Fans of the books and previous two films get a less flashy palette here, but the engaging characters and strong story return to stir interest for the scheduled November 2015 finale. More »

Dumb and Dumber To
Film Review: Dumb and Dumber To

Please, guys, don't do this to There's Something About Mary. More »

Beyond the Lights
Film Review: Beyond the Lights

Here we finally have the showbiz drama-romance which Glitter, Burlesque, both versions of Sparkle and countless glitzy but dreary others have tried to be. Immensely enjoyable corn done with maximum hipness, the perfect date movie and showcase for the astonishingly versatile Gugu Mbatha-Raw. More »

Rosewater
Film Review: Rosewater

TV satirist Jon Stewart takes a hairpin turn from comedy into serious territory with his filmmaking debut, a taut political drama based on the true story of Iran-imprisoned Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari. More »

Foxcatcher review
Film Review: Foxcatcher

Character is destiny in this masterfully controlled true-crime sports drama that will likely catapult Steve Carell into the Oscar race. More »

Big Hero 6
Film Review: Big Hero 6

It’s no Incredibles—or Frozen, for that matter—but Disney’s first big-screen animated foray into licensed Marvel characters at least has its geeky heart in the right place. More »

Interstellar
Film Review: Interstellar

Captain leads a crew on a mission to outer space to find a new planet for humanity in Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi spectacle. More »

Jessabelle
Film Review: Jessabelle

Dark family secrets won’t remain hidden for long. More »

The Theory of Everything review
Film Review: The Theory of Everything

Gorgeously produced account of the struggles of the young Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane features award-worthy performances by Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. More »

Before I Go to Sleep
Film Review: Before I Go to Sleep

Grim, humorless psychological thriller which goes from scrupulously set up, clenched tension to violently haywire, senselessly brutal action. More »

Horns
Film Review: Horns

Headlined by an unconvincing Daniel Radcliffe with a lame American accent, this sluggish and atonal fantasy saga awkwardly straddles the line between comedy and horror. More »

Nightcrawler
Film Review: Nightcrawler

A media satire that has little new to say about its subject but nonetheless thrives courtesy of its seedy, nocturnal L.A. atmosphere and a magnetic, uninhibited lead performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. More »

John Wick
Film Review: John Wick

Retired hit man seeks revenge on Russian mob in an above-average action film. More »

Ouija
Film Review: Ouija

Skip the movie, play the game. On second thought, skip the game, too. More »

23 Blast
Film Review: 23 Blast

Actor Dylan Baker makes a solid directorial debut with this fact-based gridiron drama. More »

The Best of Me
Film Review: The Best of Me

Fans of Lifetime TV movies–and previous adaptations of books by Nicholas Sparks–will derive sentimental satisfaction from this handsomely mounted, ultimately hokey romance. For anyone else, it’s an all-too-typical adaptation of a book by Nicholas Sparks. More »

The Book of Life
Film Review: The Book of Life

This animated feature is tricky to get into, but soon enough becomes a colorful piñata spreading goodies hither and yon. More »

Fury Review
Film Review: Fury

American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »

Birdman
Film Review: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Virtuosic camerawork and a stellar ensemble of actors more than make up for the occasional moment of portentous twaddle in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's latest—and maybe his best—film. More »

St. Vincent
Film Review: St. Vincent

Good will and some good acting cannot save this overly mawkish conceit, disguised under a deceptive blanket of feistiness. More »

The Judge
Film Review: The Judge

Estranged son defends his father on a hit-and-run charge, fighting his own problems in the process. More »

Addicted
Film Review: Addicted

Sex addiction, Cinemax-style. More »

Dracula Untold
Film Review: Dracula Untold

Vampires! They’re just like us! At least as director Gary Shore re-envisions Dracula in this origin story. Trouble is, being down-to-earth is not as spooky as exotically strange fang-sprouters are. More »

Kill the Messenger
Film Review: Kill the Messenger

Political thriller about Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb’s exposé of U.S. government and drug trafficking connections in the 1990s in order to push an anti-Communist agenda in Nicaragua is distinguished by Jeremy Renner’s supercharged performance and the muscular, rapid-fire cinematic style so suited to his character’s get-that-story drive. More »

Alexander
Film Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Broad, slapsticky extension of the classic children's book examines what happens when not just Alexander but all his family has a terrible, horrible, etc. day. More »

The Good Lie
Film Review: The Good Lie

Sudanese refugees survive a brutal civil war, only to struggle to build new lives in Kansas City. Low-key, appealing drama is an unassuming winner. More »

Gone Girl
Film Review: Gone Girl

Unlikeable people are up to no good in David Fincher’s entertaining adaptation of a cynical Gillian Flynn novel. More »

Annabelle
Film Review: Annabelle

Chucky needn't be worried. More »

Left Behind
Film Review: Left Behind

A turgid combination of proselytizing and disaster-film tropes. More »

Men, Women & Children
Film Review: Men, Women & Children

Families in a Texas suburb face problems in this well-meaning but simplistic melodrama. More »

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