film review

Though a penguin and not a princess, Steve the Adelie penguin proves to be another lovable protagonist in Disney’s collection. Disneynature’s Earth Day documentary “Penguins” follows Steve’s journey into parenthood. At 5 years old and 15 pounds, Steve is determined ...

Everybody loves to trash-talk DC films, and these critics are mostly justified. After all, DC’s repertoire is filled with embarrassments —  from the mishmashed “Suicide Squad” to the mediocre “Justice League,” it’s easy to write DC off as incompetent, especially ...

Bridging dance, desire, death and demons, Gaspar Noe’s newest French horror film, “Climax,” takes audiences on a dance team’s descent into an LSD-induced hell. The dancers, coaxed into an old boarding school during a snowstorm, suddenly face a chilling, drug-induced ...

There is something distinctly frightening about watching the sweetest, most naive people fall for dirty tricks. Neil Jordan’s newest flick, “Greta,” plays impeccably on this fear. However, Jordan executes the promising storyline poorly, ramping up tension only to disappoint, and ...

Every year, there are numerous retellings of meek protagonists who dream of achieving stardom, but struggle to get past obstacles facing them. “Fighting With My Family” combats the traditional account of the prototypical underdog story by injecting humour, heart and ...

When it comes to contemporary animation, Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise has dominated the non-Pixar market. The trilogy, which follows Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (Jay Baruchel) and his faithful dragon Toothless, has delighted audiences with heart, humor and ...

The first 30 minutes of “Isn’t It Romantic,” a romantic comedy released on Valentine’s Day, are worth seeing. But don’t expect to be blown away by the rest of it. The film is adequate for date night and recommendable for ...

“What Men Want” is a movie you decide to see because you like one of its stars — most likely Taraji P. Henson. It’s not a terrible film. You’ll probably have a nice time watching it, laugh with your friends ...

The appeal of 2014’s “The Lego Movie” is surprising and odd in hindsight. An animated family film about a toy brand marketed primarily toward children received fairly widespread love and appreciation from all ages. From the excellent comedic pace to ...