Published January 11, 2013
With “Gangster Squad,” director Reuben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) attempts to tap into the classicism of 1940s noir films with a stacked deck of great talent, but comes up empty-handed.
Published December 24, 2012
Here are our picks for the top 12 movies of 2012.
Published December 21, 2012
In the beginning, the film is stagnant, but once it takes flight “Zero Dark Thirty” is a nail-biter all the way to the final raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound.
Published December 19, 2012
“Django Unchained” is Quentin Tarantino’s greatest exploration of the human condition, from its idea of what is right to its heinous moments of evil.
Published December 14, 2012
Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was lightning caught in a bottle. With “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” Jackson tries to recapture that magic, but this time the bottle is cracked.
Published December 07, 2012
"Hyde Park on Hudson" tries hard to be the American hit that was the “King’s Speech" but fails.
Published November 23, 2012
Two of cinema’s greatest actors bring to life two important movie icons: Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his collaborator-wife, Alma Reville.
Published November 21, 2012
Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” is a big, beautiful movie about big, beautiful ideas.
Published November 09, 2012
Though “Lincoln” feels more like a play than a film, and will appeal mostly to history and political buffs, it is one of Steven Spielberg’s best and most important movies.
Published November 07, 2012
“Skyfall” opens with an extravagant bang, slinks into Adele’s catchy and cool opening number and closes with a heavy heart.