Neill Blomkamp may be well on his way to becoming the only sci-fi writer-director who matters. And if "Elysium" is more an evolutionary leap than a revolutionary one from his break-out hit "District 9," it still shows him in great form telling a story from the future ripped from today's political hot-button issues.
Writer/director Michael McGowan's "Still Mine" is part of a growing trend in independent cinema, films made for mature audiences.
"The Wolverine" is probably the best blockbuster of the summer season, but that isn't necessarily saying much.
Perhaps the only feat more amazing than a snail racing in the Indianapolis 500 is a group of filmmakers making a good movie about a snail racing in the Indianapolis 500.
Another week, another deafening, dumb computer-generated orgy of destruction.
Universal Pictures really pulled off something back in 2010 when "Despicable Me" earned more than half a billion dollars worldwide and worked its way into the home video hearts of America.
"The Lone Ranger" is shaping up to be quite a divisive movie.
"Monsters University" fits into a few ongoing trends.
"World War Z" might go down in film history as one of the greatest recoveries of all time.
One thing I can virtually guarantee is "Man of Steel" will not receive a fair chance to succeed, either critically or commercially. And so much is riding on this movie.
"The Purge" suffers from an identity crisis.
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are back in theaters trying to grow up again, and the result is about as good as the previous 10 times they've attempted it.
"Frances Ha" is one of the buzziest movies of the year within the specialty film market - you know, that category of movies where superheroes are not allowed and characters possess remarkable powers of self-examination.
There is nothing innovative or surprising about "After Earth." It plays out a simple scenario, tells its story efficiently and doesn't try to reach beyond the filmmaker's abilities.
Nothing about "Fast & Furious 6" makes sense. The initial premise, every aspect of character development, and every plot point are all ridiculously, shockingly mindless.
America lost two entertainment legends this week: Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall.
Any discussion of Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" necessarily begins with how the film was made, because that alone is practically a miracle.
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