film review

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 ...

“Happy Death Day 2U” is an archetypal horror movie sequel: it doesn’t offer anything new to the series, but recombines familiar elements in an exciting enough way to justify its existence. What it lacks in creativity, “Happy Death Day 2U” ...

In a world where metal replaces skin, action-adventure film “Alita: Battle Angel” brings new meaning to “tiny is mighty” through its female heroine. The film takes place in a steampunk future, featuring a mix of cyborgs and humans in the ...

“Miss Bala” is a frustratingly monotonous action film about an American, Gloria Fuentes (Gina Rodriguez), whose world is turned upside down when she is caught in the middle of a war between a Mexican cartel group, led by Lino (played ...

While watching director Mamoru Hosoda’s newest film, “Mirai,” it’s difficult to escape an overwhelming sense of familiarity. The movie manages to find details and intricacies of family dynamics that make its characters feel well-crafted and realistic, yet the nature and ...

Some of the simplest joys in life come from a person’s willingness to act a little silly; sharing fun and laughter with others can make even the worst of days better. “Stan and Ollie” is a charming story that celebrates ...