Mike Binder’s new drama emerges in the middle of a heated national conversation about race, but carries a message drawn from decades past.
Adapting William Goldman’s novel Heat for a second screen adaptation—the first was for a lesser Burt Reynolds vehicle from 1986—this lifeless thriller stars Jason Statham as a Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling problem.
This panting historical drama gives international superstar David Garrett a showcase as an equally innovative Italian master, but its vapidity triumphs over its craft.
Drawing dubiously from actual events, director Deon Taylor covers the invasion of a black family’s home from the perspective of white supremacist hostage-takers. His conclusion? Racism is bad.
Jabbar Raisani’s found-footage science fiction about a unified Earth military fighting off armored two-legged extraterrestrials is more a showreel for low-budget effects than a coherent narrative vision.
In his writing-directing debut, Sean Mullin sensitively manages the unlikely romance between an Iraq war veteran (Martin Starr) and a young Iraqi immigrant (Dina Shihabi) who sells bootleg DVDs on the streets of New York.
Bamako’s Abderrahmane Sissako returns with a film about the Islamist takeover of Timbuktu that’s both tragic and effortlessly humane.
Writer-director Céline Sciamma (Tomboy) returns to themes of fluctuating sexual identity and adolescent heartbreak in this strong coming-of-age film about a teenager (Karidja Touré) who falls in with a girl gang.
This mild, wandering documentary offers a loose, sweet fly-on-the-wall look at Japan’s Studio Ghibli as co-founder Hayao Miyazaki works on his probable swan song, 2013’s The Wind Rises.
A shoot-em-up starring a scantily clad Salma Hayek as a gun-toting prostitute has violence aplenty but is short on genuine thrills.
Truth and tall tales collide in Guy Maddin’s whimsical reminiscence about his hometown, which mythologizes a place and a people who chose not to make a big deal about themselves.
While actress Sondra Locke still had access to the first-rate crew of her then-lover Clint Eastwood, she made her directorial debut with this half fairy tale/half satire about the relationship between a journalist and a good-hearted rat creature.
The behind-the-scenes story of how this animated musical came to fruition is more compelling than the movie, which runs A Midsummer Night’s Dream and George Lucas’ original ideas through a convoluted plot and watered-down pop songs.
Johnny Depp sports a silly mustache in David Koepp’s farcical comedy Mortdecai, and that’s pretty much where the jokes begin and end.
Xavier Dolan’s latest film lets him look back on his previous work via the story of an intense mother and her unmanageable son.
A hard Oscar push failed to net this Jennifer Aniston vehicle any awards love, but her portrayal of a scarred, angry woman is the strongest part of a weakly told story.
Ewan McGregor plays a master criminal in an enjoyable but familiar Australian crime film from first-time feature director Julius Avery.
Gabe Polsky’s fascinating documentary looks deeper at the CCCP side of 1980’s “Miracle On Ice,” revealing the Soviet system that forged extraordinary teamwork and instituted extraordinary control.
A life-threatening coma sparks an unsettling meet-cute between the victim’s sister (Anne Hathaway) and his musical idol (Johnny Flynn) in Kate Barker-Froyland’s poorly conceived weepie.