| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:27 PM
Movies like this are so hard to recommend. It’s very flawed. It’s about an hour longer than it needed to be (it’s two hours and 30 minutes). The characters are needy and the more you get to know them, the less you like them.
| Jun 7, 2013
Like a bullet train, the French thriller "The Prey" is a model of breathless efficiency, its stuffed cargo of chases, brawls and twists delivered with admirable speed.
It also willfully genre-hops, from prison melodrama to escape flick to policier to...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:37 PM
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," starring Daniel Craig, did only mediocre business on its opening weekend....
| Jan 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Marion Cotillard is pregnant with her first baby by director boyfriend Guillaime Canet. Marion Cotillard is set to play opposite Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson in the movie "Cosmopolis."...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Jean-Francois Richet, director of the surprisingly good 2005 remake of “Assault on Precinct 13,” returned to France to film the story of Jacques Mesrine, France's most notorious bank robber/prison escape artist in the '60s and '70s. The...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Music Box Films is becoming a major player in the entertainment industry, thanks to its success distributing "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and its sequels....
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:40 PM
The French thriller “Point Blank” clocks in at just 84 minutes. And a leaner and meaner 84 minutes you are not likely to catch on a screen this year. Fred Cavaye's film is a ticking clock tale with all the urgency a story about a man trying to...
| May 31, 2012
The midnight car chase that opens the odd-couple buddy picture "The Intouchables" is fresh and unpredictable — qualities that the movie, unfortunately, never quite achieves again, although it isn't without its charms. A smart hook, that introductory...
| Nov 12, 2008
Actors whose characters battle demons -- think Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind" or Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose" -- get to thrash around. Performers who are playing the larger-than-life -- picture Daniel Day-Lewis in " There Will Be Blood" or...
| Aug 7, 2008
Spurred by passionate reviews and fantastic word of mouth, this summer hit has been selling out theaters, sparking intense moviegoer chatter and keeping its distribution team working all hours to meet the demand.
It's an apt description of "The Dark...