December 21, 2007 12:29pm EST
P.S. I Love You isn’t as pathetically sappy as the title might sound. OK, maybe it is a little, but the film is still a serviceable romantic flick guaranteed to produce sighs and tears.
December 07, 2007 12:17pm EST
Atonement follows the grand tradition of sweeping romantic period films, alternating between lush beauty and stark realism; it grabs your heart and doesn’t let go.
November 21, 2007 7:49am EST
August Rush comes dangerously close to being too feel-good for its own good, but the dynamic trio of strong performances, magical imagery and nonstop music prevails.
November 12, 2007 10:44am EST
Fred Claus is pure Vince Vaughn hijinks—but the PG, family-friendly mode may not be his most advantageous venue.
October 12, 2007 6:45am EST
The latest film from multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry is one of his more accessible to date. Why Did I Get Married? may not attract a new audience to the Perry fold, but it should certainly play well with the pre-existing one, which has made him the successful entrepreneur he is today.
September 28, 2007 6:14am EST
Any exposé of the sex-slave trade is going to be hard to watch, especially when it involves the trafficking of children across international borders. But as compelling and revealing as it is, Trade loses its nerve soon after crossing over from Mexico to the United States.
September 21, 2007 6:16am EST
The ingenious Across the Universe is a musical along the lines of a Moulin Rouge, imaginatively interjecting popular songs--in this case, the Beatles repertoire--into the storyline. It’s a real treat.
September 07, 2007 6:32am EST
There’s no true grit to be found in James Mangold’s fun but safe Western remake. Nitpicking, however, is no way to treat a movie that gives us two heavyweights like Russell Crowe and Christian Bale on top of their games.
August 17, 2007 10:41am EST
Even though it’s a retread, The Invasion’s point of view on body snatching still elicits the right kind of creepy paranoia.
July 23, 2007 10:07am EST
Less flash, more grit, The Order of the Phoenix is definitely the most introspective of the Harry Potter movies. If you’re expecting fast-paced wizardry action at every turn, however, you might be disappointed.