Key to thematic success is an avoidance of exploitation.
The Message is a finely crafted movie intended for curious Westerners and faithful Muslims.
The Three Faces of Eve is a curio from an earlier time.
First-time director Josh Boone practically comes out of nowhere to give us Stuck In Love, an intelligent dramedy built around the romantic lives of a divorced couple and their two children. Smart casting and sharp writin...
Bling Ring becomes a repetitive cycle of peering at shoes, purses, and jewelry, without character anchoring them down.
Redemption is one for the anti-Statham crowd, if only to prove the actor can exhibit range.
Disconnect is a metaphorical slap to remove ourselves from an insect-like draw to shining lights and yes, look up
It does not have much to offer beyond that to anyone but Liberace's fans.
Blood is dour and uncomfortable, where it should be to trail off into near madness.
Parade's End is an ambitious mini-series that mostly succeeds due to its gifted acting and engaging cast of characters
Empire State crumbles without dramatic weight, a heist film unconcerned with tension.
Emperor's approach to World War II is wholly unexplored cinematically.