Movies Review

Get On Up

Review: 'Get on Up' Is Far Livelier and More Flavorful Than Your Average Biopic

The James Brown biopic captures the musician's pizzazz.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 29, 2014
A Most Wanted Man, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Review: 'A Most Wanted Man' Is Sharp and Strong But Ultimately Unremarkable

Philip Seymour Hoffman's spy thriller is impressive, but not particularly engaging.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 25, 2014
Hercules

Review: 'Hercules' Is an Entertaining B-Movie Cheesefest

Dwayne Johnson's Greek myth is fun and surprisingly thoughtful
By: Jordan Smith | Jul 25, 2014
Scarlett Johansson, Lucy

Review: 'Lucy' Is a Fun Action/Sci-Fi That Lands Somewhere Between Creative and Ridiculous

Scarlett Johansson's latest film is enjoyable, even when it misses its marks.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 23, 2014
Magic in the Moonlight

Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight' Is a Tired, Sometimes Funny Throwback to Pre-Woody Allen Hollywood

Colin Firth and Emma Stone give inviting performances in a film that overstays its welcome.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 22, 2014
Planes: Fire & Rescue

Review: 'Planes: Fire and Rescue' Has No Real Characters or Story

DisneyToons' 'Planes' followup is severely lacking.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 18, 2014
The Purge: Anarchy

Review: 'The Purge: Anarchy' Has a Lot of Ideas, But None of Them Amount to Much

We're not sure if this movie is celebrating violence or condemning it.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 17, 2014
Wish I Was Here

Review: 'Wish I Was Here' Is More Concerned with How It Looks and Sounds Than What It Has to Say

Zach Braff's 'Garden State' followup is funny, but lacks anything beneath the surface.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 15, 2014
Mood Indigo

Review: 'Mood Indigo' Makes Up for a Wandering Script with Bright Imagination

Michel Gondry brings yet more of his dreamy sensibilities to the screen.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 14, 2014
Life Itself

Review: 'Life Itself' Is Not Just a Tribute to Roger Ebert, It's a Tribute to Movies Love

If you're doubting your life choices, watch this film.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Jul 10, 2014