Some fans are complaining that Zack Snyder’s envisioning of the Man of Steel is too grim—but it’s less a departure than a return to the superhero’s roots.
As drone warfare becomes a more familiar concept in American life, anxiety about its ubiquity—and what it means for humankind—is being explored in film, theater, and music.
The George Clooney blockbuster is a clever, good-natured romp—until the preachy final act.
The Cannes Film Festival gets a stark, timely film about the African migrants seeking a better life by crossing dangerous waters.
The actor and self-proclaimed “poster child” for geekdom has accused Hollywood of infantilizing audiences, but it isn’t quite that simple.
At the Cannes Film Festival, the veteran French actor Vincent Lindon delivers a sterling performance in Stéphane Brizé’s low-key but devastating drama.
In HBO’s new biopic, Queen Latifah plays the iconic blues singer whose talent was matched by her fierceness.
The visceral, unexpected brilliance of Mad Max: Fury Road
The follow up to the unlikely 2012 hit about a misfit a capella group lacks the self-aware charm of the original.
In his debut film, the director John Maclean embraces tragicomedy to deliver a fresh take on an old genre.
The cult indie filmmaker and cartoonist Bill Plympton remains a faithful advocate of the traditional hand-drawn method, on display in his latest romantic dramedy Cheatin’.
Unfunny and unpleasant, the would-be dark comedy starring Jack Black fails on all counts.
According to a new Vanity Fair article, the director envisioned an Episode VII driven by teenage characters. But J.J. Abrams had different ideas.
How the filmmaker confounded fan expectations even as he fulfilled them
Natasha Romanov is the lone female in a group of powerful men. This doesn't mean she's sleeping with them.
The spark of the original is still in evidence, but it's somewhat lost among new characters, action sequences, and Marvel tie-ins.
Marvel continues to crush in its efforts toward world domination, but there's cause for optimism amid the promising indie films in the mix.
The Age of Adaline is an earnest tale about a woman (Blake Lively) whose mysterious affliction is to stay 29 forever, but the lavish storytelling can't make up for a preposterous premise.
Montage of Heck offers the most intimate portrait possible of the Nirvana singer. That still doesn't mean you can understand him.
In True Story, Jonah Hill plays a disgraced reporter who gets entangled with James Franco's killer, but the premise is ultimately more intriguing than the movie.