James Cameron's underwater epic may have been too sappy to be deemed a classic—but that's because, for once, the director didn't bother to hide his politics.
Do not look to sewer-dwelling reptilian heroes for depth. Do look to them for a strangely resonant portrait of contemporary attitudes about crime and its causes.
Marvel sends up the brooding-superhero genre
Marvel's latest—and largest—gamble makes up for its haphazard storytelling with wit and warmth.
Lucy, Under the Skin, and Her seem like strange choices for the star. But maybe there's a reason she keeps picking roles in which she makes part of herself disappear.
An extended spoilereview of Luc Besson's worst film to date
The dull sexual document of our age becomes a lot more interesting once Beyoncé's involved.
The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actor deserves acclaim, but motion-capture technology's great power lies in anonymity.
The entertainment industry loves disabled characters—but not disabled actors.
Richard Linklater's latest experiment has more to say about parenthood than about its titular subject.
Even through her shtick, the late actress radiated vulnerability and charm.
Smartphone-enabled tech has been getting a bad rap at the movies, but this summer's Earth to Echo features heroes who use its powers for good.
The evocative, performance-capture apes of Andy Serkis and co. make this one of summer's most satisfying movies.
Some Chinese advertisers are unhappy with how they were portrayed in the film.
His planned tribute to narrative art has been called a vanity project, but compared to his 20th-century museum-founding predecessors, he's a champion for the masses.
Before talkies, type mattered enormously to movies, though the typists rarely got their due. A film festival has spurred the resurrection of one of those antique letter faces.
Director John Carney attempts to recapture the magic of his 2007 charmer Once, with somewhat mixed results.
The global box office doesn't reward American humor these days.
Critics hate Transformers: Age of Extinction, but it's the work of someone who, like more and more filmmakers, has aligned artistic interests with commercial ones.
The film's popularity has coincided with public outcry over sexism in Japan, where unlike in America, Disney marketing played up the movie's empowerment message.