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WARNER BROS

Movie Review: ‘Going in Style’

★★☆☆☆ What happens when three 75–year-old men walk into a bank? They try to rob it. “Going in Style” tells the story of three lifelong friends who attempt to rob a bank after their pension plans are dissolved by the steel company for which they used to work. In a[Read More…]

COURTESY SKYDANCE MEDIA

Movie Review: ‘Life’

★★☆☆☆ Director Daniel Espinosa brings extraterrestrial life on Mars to audiences in “Life,” in which a rapidly evolving life form that could lead to mass extinction on Earth threatens a crew aboard the International Space Station. With diverse characters played by an A-list cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds,[Read More…]

BLEECKER STREET MEDIA

Movie Review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

★★★☆☆ In “The Lost City of Z,” director James Gray’s adaptation of the eponymous book is a tremendous depiction of obsession and the drive to find truth in human history. In contrast to many historical action movies, “The Lost City of Z” connects with its audience on an emotional and[Read More…]

WALT DISNEY PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

★★★★★ It is a story that everyone knows — the tale as old as time. Yet, somehow, the live-action digital remake of “Beauty and the Beast” still dazzles and leaves the audience longing to be a part of its enchanting world, even after 26 years. It is a difficult task[Read More…]

CROSS CREEK PICTURES

Producer Terry Benedict on “Hacksaw Ridge,” Desmond Doss

“Hacksaw Ridge,” a harrowing biographical war film about American pacifist and Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, received no shortage of accolades this film awards season. Selected as one of the American Film Institute’s top movies of the year, the critically acclaimed film also received six Academy Award nominations, including[Read More…]

NORDISK FILM

Movie Review: ‘Land of Mine’

★★★★★ Films about World War II typically deal with similar stories, similar types of characters or similar types of narrative voices. As a subject of film, war has always been wildly popular, but what this genre sometimes lacks is the process of healing — or lack thereof — that comes[Read More…]

BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: ‘Get Out’

★★★★★ In his directorial debut, Jordan Peele, one of the comedic minds behind Comedy Central’s acclaimed “Key & Peele,” shocks audiences with the racially charged horror film “Get Out.” Peele, who also wrote the script, incorporates some of his dark humor into the production, which premiered at the Sundance Film[Read More…]

MICHAEL DE LUCA PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: “Fifty Shades Darker”

★★★★☆ Mr. Grey will see you — again. Bolder, darker and intensely intimate, “Fifty Shades Darker” is the much-anticipated sequel to the global sensation “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Based on the erotic romantic trilogy by E. L. James, this film continues the story of Anastasia Steele, a recent college graduate,[Read More…]

WARNER BROS. PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Fist Fight’

★★★★☆ Awkwardly sandwiched between winter films vying for awards and Hollywood summer blockbusters seeking large audiences are the late-winter and spring movies. Like a quarterback at a math meet, these films simply do not fit into the traditional cycle that the film industry has inadvertently created. Some of these movies[Read More…]

WARNER ANIMATION GROUP
After 2014’s hugely successful “The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” tries to capture the same free-wheeling, irreverent humor while incorporating a grittier, edgier perspective. Though the film succeeds on many fronts, it lacks the same effortless heart and emotion of its franchise predecessor.

Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

  ★★★★☆ “The LEGO Batman Movie” is a hilarious, excellently animated film. However, despite its best efforts, it falls short in comparison to the narrative brilliance of the original. Three years ago, “The LEGO Movie” amazed audiences and reached worldwide critical acclaim. With its tongue-in-cheek pop numbers, meta references and[Read More…]