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Film Review: The Promise
A young man leaves his village to study medicine in Constantinople and becomes embroiled in events leading to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in this competent but unremarkable historical epic.
Film Review: Free Fire
An apolitical gun merchant and an IRA buyer meet in an abandoned factory building to do a deal in this mordantly funny chronicle of escalating disaster.
Film Review: Born in China
Crowd-pleasing pandas, snow leopards and snub-nosed monkeys dominate this documentary designed to balance appealing to young viewers while presenting an accurate portrait of animal life.
Film Review: The Assignment
A hit man embarks on a bloody revenge spree after being surgically transformed by a mad surgeon in this wildly over-the-top action thriller.
Film Review: Speech & Debate
This didactic musical features three high-school misfits who see the debate club as a way out of the teenage doldrums but must overcome fierce resistance from narrow-minded parents and academic officials.
Film Review: The Transfiguration
A lonely, alienated teenager believes he's a vampire in this low-key drama aimed at art-house audiences rather than the Twilight crowd.
Film Review: The Void
A disparate group of people find themselves trapped in a near-deserted hospital in this affectionate homage to ’80s horror films.
Film Review: Here Alone
Three survivors of a lethal virus form an uneasy alliance in this post-apocalyptic drama that prioritizes relationships over shocks.
Film Review: Dig Two Graves
This slow-burn thriller oozes suffocating menace as its teenaged protagonist starts poking around her family tree and finds it rotten to the root.
Film Review: Atomica
This sci-fi suspense thriller produced by SyFy would look better than average on television, but in a theatrical environment its low-budget effects and small cast put it at a disadvantage.
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