Movies Review

Listen Up Philip

Review: 'Listen Up Philip' Is the Best Writer Movie in Decades

The funny, caustic, cathartic story of great writer/bad man Philip Lewis Friedman.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 30, 2014
Men, Women & Children

Review: 'Men, Women & Children' Thinks It Is Way Better and Smarter Than It Is

Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort, and Kaitlyn Dever toss around melodrama in Jason Reitman's latest.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 29, 2014
The Boxtrolls

Review: 'The Boxtrolls' Is Fun, But Doesn't Have Enough Heart

The latest film from Laika lacks the emotional core that we saw in 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman.'
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 23, 2014
Zero Theorem

Review: 'The Zero Theorem' Is Too Pleasant to Be Great Terry Gilliam

The director doesn't challenge his great imagination in this latest piece.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 19, 2014
The Maze Runner

Review: 'The Maze Runner' Is All Maze, No Character

The YA adaptation amounts to a bore.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 19, 2014
This Is Where I Leave You

Review: 'This Is Where I Leave You' Gets Everything Wrong, But Manages to Be Cute

Somehow, a movie this scatterbrained doesn't lack charm.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 18, 2014
The Guest

Review: 'The Guest' Is a Kooky Throwback Thriller Whose Sole Intent Is to Have Fun

Dan Stevens stars as the "mysterious stranger" in this energetic, suave retro movie.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 12, 2014
Whiplash

Review: 'Whiplash' Could Be One of the Great Music Movies of All Time

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons bare bone in this rhythmic story about devoting yourself to jazz.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 12, 2014
The Skeleton Twins

Review: 'The Skeleton Twins' Is a Nice Time with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, But Lacks Depth

The 'Saturday Night Live' costars display terrific chemistry.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 12, 2014