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Annie

Annie

It’s kind of disheartening to sit here on the brink of lightly bashing the unceasingly-promoted Annie, which is actually quite sweet and well meaning, and which represents Read More

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

Anybody looking for a cozy holiday costume drama about a famous painter should steer clear of Mike Leigh’s uncompromising, sometimes brutal film. J.M.W. Turner is best Read More

Top Five

Top Five

There’s no denying Chris Rock’s stand-up status. He’s that rare comedian that can be both serious and scatological and still get his point across. He’s succeeded Read More

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

“Thinking comes later,” mumbles Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) at the start of Paul Thomas Anderson’s foggy, funny film of Thomas Pynchon’s psychedelia-noir Inherent Vice, only Read More

Wild

Wild

If Wild were just about a woman triumphing over nature, it wouldn’t be much of an experience. There are natural dangers aplenty, of course, in this Read More

Life Partners

Life Partners

Life Partners plays like the first season of a CW dramedy condensed into 90 minutes of millennial-minded platitudes. There are overwritten quips and situational conflicts that Read More