Tensionless story, uninspiring lead make “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” one to skip
The wise and sweet “Her” has more than a few remarkable things to say about love and relationships in a modern world, due in no small part to Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson’s captivating performances.
Despite its greater focus on cast performances instead of plot, which can be all too noticeable, at times, “American Hustle” is a charming semi-serious, semi-funny 1970s character study in which its strength outweighs what may or may not be its weakness.
Beautiful animation, engaging characterizations, excellent voice acting, and melodious music make “Frozen” a memorable, poignant treat for the whole family.
Thanks to a compelling performance by Jennifer Lawrence, as well as expertly handled set pieces and character drama, “Catching Fire” is a worthy sequel to “The Hunger Games.”
“Thor: The Dark World” surpasses its predecessor in terms of action-packed grandiosity, brief moments of comedy, and intriguing character arcs, and stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston never stop at being their best.
With a combination of remarkable visuals, electrifying sci-fi action, a captivating story, and a solid ensemble cast, “Ender’s Game” captures the spirit of Orson Scott Card’s bestselling novel.
While Cormac McCarthy’s writing gives it a powerful boost, “The Counselor” is passable at best, making it one of Ridley Scott’s not-so interesting ventures.
Vigorous performances splash “The Fifth Estate” across the front page, but after reading between the lines, it becomes apparent that the mechanical way in which history is written has nothing truly revolutionary to witness.
Entertaining but over the top to a fault, “Machete Kills” makes no lies about its nature as an exploitation B-movie.