September 29, 2006 6:22am EST
A volcanic, career-defining performance from Forest Whitaker absolutely hijacks The Last King of Scotland and the Oscar race. He also rescues the movie from its disappointing--albeit powerful--mediocrity.
September 29, 2006 5:10am EST
Shocking, explicit, edgy, writer/director John Cameron Mitchell tries taking over the mantle as a modern-day Federico Fellini with Shortbus.
September 08, 2006 5:04am EST
Hollywoodland is a well-acted, moody and sumptuously evocative recreation of LA’s seemingly glamorous underbelly circa the 1950s but tries entirely too hard to be Chinatown.
September 01, 2006 6:27am EST
Despite a superb cast, Crossover dribbles slowly, with not nearly enough time on the basketball court.
August 25, 2006 7:58am EST
It’s hard to knock something as inspiring as a true story about a local guy, with no football experience, trying out for his home pro team and making the cut. But Invincible does nothing to improve on the already very tired sports underdog theme.
August 25, 2006 6:46am EST
Idlewild goes for broke and often gets there. But it’s an absolutely beautiful disaster, one with no shortage of talent, ambition or future stars, both in front of and behind the lens.
June 05, 2006 1:42pm EST
X-Men: The Last Stand falls somewhere between the plodding exposition of the first X-Men and the compelling, character-driven X2. In other words, its action-packed but lacks that certain mutant angst.
March 31, 2006 9:20am EST
With very little violence (and no body count), the rapper-filled ATL is a change of pace from your typical urban movie.
February 03, 2006 5:56am EST
If you’re the type of modernist who prefers action to storytelling, steer well clear of A Good Woman; for those in the minority, this Oscar Wilde adaptation will be innocuous, if not mildly pleasing.
October 21, 2005 2:00pm EST
Part thriller, part mind-bending absurdity, Stay will definitely leave you scratching your head. But try to stay until the end--it might make up for the rest of it.