Pitched as THE BIG CHILL meets BODY SNATCHERS, the triumphant conclusion of Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy” is brilliantly conceived and surprisingly poignant.
It takes a little too long to get going, but once it does, the latest addition to the Marvel Universe is an incredible amount of fun…provided you don’t need complete understanding of the plot.
It’s not actually a Star Trek film, but it’s my favorite, and better than almost all that actually bear the name.
While extraordinarily hard on the spirit, Steve McQueen has crafted a brutal masterpiece — and the defining film about American Slavery.
Not only one of Pixar’s flat-out funniest films, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is surprisingly moving and resonant, and shows that rumors of the legendary studio’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.
PACIFIC RIM is a film that would have melted my brain at 10, but doesn’t quite meet my expectations at 26.
The second film in as many weeks to leave you gasping for air, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS features Tom Hanks’s best performance in a decade, and definitively makes Paul Greengrass the master of the docudrama.
The hyper-kinetic, thoughtful capper to the Jason Bourne trilogy, The Bourne Ultimatum signified a revolution in the action genre — and we’re still feeling its effects.
A white-knuckle, technically flawless masterpiece, Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY is the theatergoing experience of the year.
It’s a big year for coming-of-age flicks, with the Arkansas-set Mud (starring Matthew McConaughey, in the running for an Oscar nom) and The Way Way Back both drawing critical acclaim. By contrast, The Kings of Summer doesn’t really aspire to much — it’s an extremely simple story, with a lot of funny moments, but it’s missing a payoff.