Jan. 30, 2014 at 4:14pm | By Cary Darling |Permalink
No doubt, Tom Gormican, writer/director of the rom-com That Awkward Moment, would be pleased if viewers lumped his feature debut with the likes of, say, 500 Days of Summer, an exuberant, sweet, 20-something love story with real heart beati...
Jan. 30, 2014 at 3:00pm | By Mick LaSalle |Permalink
In Labor Day, a woman falls in love with the man who takes her hostage, but the movie goes out of its way to make that journey easy for her. He’s an escaped convict, but wouldn’t you want to escape prison too? And he’s a murderer, except maybe he&...
Jan. 30, 2014 at 12:00am | By Rene Rodriguez |Permalink
The best endorsement any director can hope for is to have Quentin Tarantino call his revenge-thriller the best movie of the year, which is what happened when Big Bad Wolves screened at the Busan Film Festival. Tarantino’s hearty approval is a marketing campaign...
Jan. 30, 2014 at 12:00am | By Walter Addiego |Permalink
The Square — nominated in the feature documentary category at this year’s Oscars — is a powerful film about the would-be revolution that began in 2011 with protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Much of the movie’s force comes from perso...
Jan. 30, 2014 at 12:00am | By Mick LaSalle |Permalink
There’s a whole genre of youth movie, the one-great-night genre, in which two young people meet, share romance and adventure, and look up to realize that their lives have changed entirely over the course of a few hours. At Middleton is the middle-aged equivalen...
Jan. 29, 2014 at 8:40am | By Colin Covert |Permalink
It’s not often that you feel a filmmaker’s unmistakable presence from the moment a film begins. It takes about 60 seconds before the elegant Mother of George has you firmly inside the world it has created.
Jan. 24, 2014 at 2:10pm | By Roger Moore |Permalink
Aaron Eckhart bears a distressing resemblance to the not late/not great Christopher Lambert in I, Frankenstein, a graphic novel movie goof on the man-made monster. Gaunt, scowling, covered in scars and sporting fingerless gloves, a tattered hoodie and biker boots, thi...