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.
It's cool to see old films updated by J.J. Abrams. But it's not Star Wars if there's no new vision.
Traditionally, culture has interpreted AI as a threat to humanity, but Alex Garland's new movie wonders whether robots can be just like us.
Alex Garland's remarkable debut seeds a story about relationship anxiety within a Fincheresque artificial-intelligence parable.
Forty years after its release, the film remains the gold standard for subversive comedy.
A new documentary follows a group restaging battles from Vietnam, including enthusiasts hoping to emulate the reality of conflict, and veterans trying to better understand it.
Seven films in, the appeal of the series's high-octane escapism is stronger than ever.
The Southern capital has set the scene for dystopian thrillers such as Divergent and The Walking Dead, most notably via buildings designed by the architect John Portman.
Despite flashes of humor, the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy falls flat.
The director of Frances Ha and Kicking and Screaming discusses his latest project, starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a Brooklyn couple in the throes of a midlife crisis.
Twenty-five years after its release, the movie adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel has been largely disremembered. Is the book still too radical for film?
A spoilereview of the actor's sanctimonious bid to be the next Liam Neeson
How do you create one of the scariest antagonists in recent cinematic history? Give it no real identity, no backstory, and no motive.
Kenneth Branagh's live-action re-telling of the Disney classic eschews inside jokes and CGI in favor of simple, earnest storytelling.