Jumpstarting a franchise shouldn’t be more important than making a good movie.
Patriotic teen dramas about ex-Marine Corps dogs defending their family from gun smugglers don’t get much better than this.
Seth MacFarlane’s overstuffed sequel is only an Ursa minor success.
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A welcome addition to the horror spoof genre puts frat boys in all the sexist situations that are usually reserved for sorority girls.
Adam Schindler’s expertly executed home invasion thriller has a twist: the victim can’t escape her captors, because she’s agoraphobic.
Pixar’s comedy about anthropomorphic emotions is their most complex and intriguing film.
John Hawkes stars in an impressive and tense murder mystery.
The characters are one-dimensional, but this monster movie matinee is still a lot of fun.
Rodney Ascher’s documentary brings the horror of sleep paralysis to life, and that’s not even the scary part.
Screening now at the Sydney Film Festival.
Leigh Whannell dials down the histrionics in the best – but not necessarily the scariest – ‘Insidious’ yet.
Fans of the show may be satisfied, but there’s no reason why anyone else needs to see this HBO series on the big screen.
Melissa McCarthy is back and in rare form in this relentless funny action comedy.
Cameron Crowe’s latest drama is a baffling hodgepodge of space weapons, Hawaiian mythology and mid-life melodrama.
Dwayne Johnson stars in the worst disaster movie since ‘Disaster Movie.’
Gil Kenan’s remake follows the original blueprint too closely. Same as it ever was.
Tom Six adds humor to his perverse franchise, but there’s nothing funny about this crass and violent misfire.
Mystery and loneliness take center stage in a beautiful supernatural drama from Studio Ghibli.
Brad Bird’s latest film is a thrilling adventure, and an inspirational call to arms.