Film Review

Film review: Best bet: Skip ‘Runner, Runner’

Film review: Best bet: Skip ‘Runner, Runner’

With a name power-only cast and a less than acceptable story, “Runner, Runner” strands the audience in a boring game of chance that nobody wants to play.

Film review: ‘Don Jon’ has heart, but film skips a beat

Film review: ‘Don Jon’ has heart, but film skips a beat

While “Don Jon” is funny, unorthodox and engaging in its first half, the film loses steam in the second half, leaving leaves a lot to be desired.

Film review: ‘Prisoners’ is a gripping tale

Film review: ‘Prisoners’ is a gripping tale

Two powerful performances from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal propel the ominous, compelling thriller known as “Prisoners” into an exciting moral predicament that few movies have dared to explore.

Film review: This ‘Family’ is definitely worth a visit

Film review: This ‘Family’ is definitely worth a visit

An ironic tale about a mobster’s post-career lifestyle, “The Family” doesn’t have to worry about sleeping with the fishes anytime soon.

Film Review: ‘Riddick’ returns to violent roots

Film Review: ‘Riddick’ returns to violent roots

“Riddick” embraces the return of its R-rated violence and takes pride in pleasing the fan base, yet its over-reliance on the formula that made “Pitch Black” an audience favorite ends up fulfilling our desire for entertainment only halfway.

Film review:  Sloppy ‘Getaway’ hits the skids

Film review: Sloppy ‘Getaway’ hits the skids

If you think “Getaway” is the best means of escape from the dog days of a summer’s end, then now would be a good time to jump out of the car and find someone you can trust to drive you to where you want to go.

Film review: Fantasy world of ‘Bones’ isn’t that fantastic

Film review: Fantasy world of ‘Bones’ isn’t that fantastic

While it packs a great deal of magical punch and rousing set pieces, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” suffers from an overstuffed mythology, sloppy storytelling, and flat acting performances to the point where it can’t hope to be the next grand fantasy blockbuster.

Film review: Brilliant writing, directing shine in this world

Film review: Brilliant writing, directing shine in this world

An inspiring and earnest comedy about finding your voice and living your life despite the challenges you face, “In a World…” is a brilliant writing, directing and producing debut for star Lake Bell.

Film review: ‘The Spectacular Now,’ tells it like it is for teens

Film review: ‘The Spectacular Now,’ tells it like it is for teens

Witty, touching, and sad in many places that hit close to home, “The Spectacular Now” paints an authentic, vibrant portrayal of teenage life and refuses to shy away from the seemingly unimportant details, and we have Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley to thank for that.

Film review: Elysium’ leaves more questions than answers

Film review: Elysium’ leaves more questions than answers

“Elysium” expresses a burning desire to prove its point but can’t show it and no amount of rich visuals and action can disguise that.