On March 2, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its awards for last year’s best achievements in film.
Using the “Titanic” template of a star-crossed love story set during a major disaster, “Pompeii” tries to deliver both large-scale action and moving romance.
“The Monuments Men” follows an unlikely true story of a bunch of art experts, architects and historians as they try to track down masterpieces stolen by the Nazis in the waning days of
In a rare occurrence for an animated film, “The Lego Movie” can be enjoyed just as much by adults as by children, largely because the script is filled with ironic winks, and many of the
“Labor Day” calmly and carefully weaves together themes of family, loneliness and awakenings with elements of romance, drama and suspense films.
Focusing much more on character and mood than on action, “Nebraska” is the kind of slower, thoughtful film that may just infuriate audiences who are not accustomed to the pace of direct
Based on the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning play, “August: Osage County” comes to the screen shortened by an hour (by playwright Tracy Letts himself), and loaded with top-notch acting talen
“American Hustle” is a confident, swaggering piece of filmmaking, in the sense that director/co-writer David O. Russell seems to fancy himself as the next Martin Scorsese.
It’s quite fitting that “Her” recently won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, because writer-director Spike Jonze has crafted the most original and thought-provoking film of th
Despite some very serious subjects, the tones of “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” could technically classify them as comedies – at least, according
Written by star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” gives fans of the original exactly what they want, which is more time with the endlessly quotab
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” plays well to hardcore J.R.R.
Surprises are always welcome at the movie theater during this season of blockbusters and overwrought awards-bait, so “Philomena” plays perfectly as a no-frills, grown-up crowd-pleaser t
While the dark and bizarre narrative device of “The Book Thief” may have worked brilliantly in the form of a novel (the story-teller is Death himself), it makes the structure of the fil
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is the rare middle chapter that doesn’t just bide its time until something more exciting happens in the finale.
When bull-rider, electrician, and unlikable tough cowboy Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) was diagnosed with HIV in 1985, he was given 30 days to live.
“Thor: The Dark World” reunites “God of Thunder” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) with scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), when she is in peril from the age-old weapon called the
The stunning acting in “12 Years a Slave” – especially the award-caliber performances by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o – is second to none.
Even the most perceptive movie-goers may have trouble unraveling the complex plot and nearly impenetrable characters in “The Counselor,” a drama full of sex, drugs, graphic violence and
After so many hit films and a pair of Oscars, any discussion of Tom Hanks’ extraordinary acting ability may seem tiresome, or even dated.
You don’t just watch “Gravity” – you experience it. The concept is as simple as “Cast Away” in space, but the execution is jaw-dropping.
“Rush” – based on a rivalry between globe-trotting, opposite-minded Formula 1 drivers in the 1970s – is as dramatic and inspirational as any tale of fiction.
With “Don Jon,” actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes quite a splash in his debut as a writer and director.
“The Family” – featuring Robert De Niro’s latest turn as a retired Mafioso – was released without much fanfare, and it’s easy to see why.