'The Accountant' doesn’t add anything to the conversation about autism or how people on the spectrum really lead their lives, but despite long-winded explanations, flashbacks and story swerves, it’s a tautly told story that satisfies as a thriller.
'Girl on the Train' has some elegant moments, and aspires to be an art house thriller/morality tale—no action, lots of internal dialogue—but to properly tell the story of infidelity and murder, it should have embraced its down-and-dirty summertime beach reading origins.
'The Light Between Oceans' is a deeply romantic film about choosing between love and doing the right thing. Based on an acclaimed and bestselling book by M. L. Stedman, the film plays like a highbrow Nicolas Sparks story in period clothes.
Half-lit hallways and gloomy basements are standard backdrops for spooky stories. 'Don’t Breathe' makes good use of them, playing on our primal fear of the dark in a topsy-turvy home invasion story that sees the invaders terrorized by the man who was meant to be their victim.
In 'War Dogs,' the new film from 'The Hangover' director Todd Phillips, war profiteer David Packouz (Miles Teller) describes how arms dealers think. We see a soldier in battle, he sees $17,500, the cost of outfitting G.I. Joe with weapons and gear.
The main attractions in 'Hell or High Water' are the Fast Cash and Debt Relief signs that dot the West Texas landscape. They’re the reason we’re here and the engine that propels this story of outlaws, buddies and banks.
Based on the DC comic of the same name, the Suicide Squad a.k.a. Task Force X, is a ragtag team of death row villains sprung from jail by a secret government agency run by ruthless bureaucrat Amanda Waller (Viola Davis).
'Jason Bourne,' the first Matt Damon-led film in the series in nine years, proves that actions speak louder than words. Damon speaks a mere twenty-five lines of dialogue as he kicks, punches and crash-boom-bangs his way through this spy thriller, letting the action do the talking.
At the beginning of “Star Trek Beyond,” James Tiberius Kirk’s (Chris Pine) life on board the USS Enterprise has become a grind. Sure, Sulu (John Cho) is gay and Ambassador Spock is dead, but Kirk is three years into a five-year mission and he is personally lost in space, trying to find meaning in his mission.
Based on Swedish director David F. Sandberg’s acclaimed short film of the same name, 'Lights Out' stars Teresa Palmer as Rebecca, a young woman who left home at a young age, disturbed by visions and her mother Sophie's (Maria Bello) behaviour.
'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,' based on the popular British TV show about best friends bonded by a shared enthusiasm for heavy drinking and drug abuse, is true to form in that it is less a movie than it is an excuse for some sitcom nostalgia.
"Weiner," telling the tale of a disgraced politician who attempts to make a comeback, is an unflinchingly honest look at behind the scenes of a campaign where the politician tries -- and fails -- to deflect blame.
How to describe director Nicolas Winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon”? You could use five dollar words like transgressive and hallucinatory. Or make comparisons to “Mulholland Drive” and “The Eyes of Laura Mars,” but none of that really comes close to capturing the nervy essence of what Refn attempts here.
Despite the light ‘n fluffy name “Tickled” is hard core investigative journalism with a human touch. A personality driven doc with pop culturist David Farrier going down the rabbit hole into the deeply weird and wild world of competitive endurance tickling is a “Law & Order: SVU” style story, complete with heroes, villains and unbelievable, but true, plot twists.
Disney and Pixar are clearly hoping the good feelings of 'Finding Nemo' have lingered over the 13 years since it first made a splash. This weekend 'Finding Dory' enters a crowded summer season, one already stuffed to the gills with sequels, reboots and reimaginings.