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‘Spectre’ is a missed opportunity for Bond

‘Spectre’ is a missed opportunity for Bond

Posted On: November 11, 2015

When Daniel Craig was first cast for the role of James Bond, a great many people swore he [...]

‘Steve Jobs’ presents a complex portrait of the man

‘Steve Jobs’ presents a complex portrait of the man

Posted On: November 11, 2015

"Steve Jobs" presents a muddled picture of a man most people want so desperately to celebrate and admire. [...]

‘Sicario’ is layered and haunting

‘Sicario’ is layered and haunting

Posted On: October 27, 2015

Silence is the defining element in “Sicario.” [...]

Simplicity is key in ‘The Martian’

Simplicity is key in ‘The Martian’

Posted On: October 19, 2015

Mark Watney is an astronaut who has been left stranded on Mars by his crew, who presumed he [...]

‘The Visit’ is a modest improvement for M. Night Shyamalan

‘The Visit’ is a modest improvement for M. Night Shyamalan

Posted On: September 30, 2015

Night Shyamalan must have some deep-seated fears and insecurities when it comes to the elderly. [...]

‘No Escape’ is a predictable dud

‘No Escape’ is a predictable dud

Posted On: September 17, 2015

The new thriller, “No Escape,” opens with a bloody political assassination, perpetrated by rebels in red bandanas. [...]

The man from U.N.C.L.E plays to Guy Richie’s stylish strengths

The man from U.N.C.L.E plays to Guy Richie’s stylish strengths

Posted On: September 10, 2015

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is the type of movie you go into not expecting much. [...]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is entertaining but unfocused

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is entertaining but unfocused

Posted On: September 02, 2015

“Straight Outta Compton” is entertaining, well acted and interesting enough to stick with as a random movie found [...]

‘Furious 7’ is big, dumb and sincere

‘Furious 7’ is big, dumb and sincere

Posted On: April 09, 2015

I would love to be a fly on the wall during a Fast and Furious brainstorming session. It [...]

‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ aims high but settles for mediocrity

‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ aims high but settles for mediocrity

Posted On: February 19, 2015

This 2014 update of “The Town that Dreaded Sundown,” produced by Ryan Murphy and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon [...]