Sep. 12, 2014 at 3:56pm | By Roger Moore |Permalink
Screen Gems ignores the Ray Rice controversy and national conversation about violence against women with No Good Deed, a brutal thriller about, you guessed it, a “malignant narcissist” committing all sorts of violence against women.
Sep. 11, 2014 at 3:21pm | By Cary Darling |Permalink
The Pirates is the latest in the line of swashbuckling period epics from South Korea, hot on the heels of The Admiral: Roaring Currents and Kundo: Age of the Rampant. All of them have been huge hits at home.
Sep. 11, 2014 at 4:00pm | By Kenneth Turan |Permalink
The lively, playful, self-aware musical God Help the Girl has such a will-o’-the-wisp quality you fear it will disappear if you attempt to fence it. Writer-director Stuart Murdoch called it “our little hymn to the possibility of healing in music” ...
Sep. 11, 2014 at 4:00pm | By Michael OSullivan |Permalink
The movie Wetlands treats the human body as a metaphorical swamp, oozing with blood, spittle and other secretions and excretions. By my count, at least a half dozen of them are examined in glorious Technicolor in this funny, sweet and filthy German dramedy about a tee...
Sep. 11, 2014 at 4:00pm | By Steven Rea |Permalink
Music Box Films
For a single woman who loves to travel, the job is a dream: Check into a luxe hostelry in the Alps, or on the Mediterranean, or in the posh precincts of an Old World burg, sample the cuisine, the amenities, then file your report for the rating service that employs you. Hotel critic — not a...
Sep. 11, 2014 at 4:00pm | By Cary Darling |Permalink
Twentieth Century Fox
The silly summer season is officially over. With the arrival of The Drop, a disturbingly dark little thriller that wears its tension like a badge, the fall film season has arrived with a deadly bang.
Sep. 11, 2014 at 4:00pm | By Sheri Linden |Permalink
The contentious policy debate over the U.S.-Mexico border forms the backdrop to Frontera, a contemporary crime drama that brings together characters from both sides of that porous geographic line. At once understated and slightly pulpy, the film comes down squarely on...