'Foxcatcher' is an interesting character study that struggles to convey insightful conclusions about its subjects.
Interstellar is an imaginative movie, but a heavy-handed mix of personal sacrifice and theoretical physics doesn't leave much room for subtle storytelling.
St. Vincent is ultimately derivative of other (and better) indie filmmakers' work, but thanks to Bill Murray's performance, it's still a pleasant and funny viewing experience.
'John Wick' excels, unapologetically, at what it seeks to be: a fun, pulpy, violent B-movie action romp, built upon a cool mythology within a compelling Noir world.
While The Boxtrolls doesn't represent the studio's best work, it's nonetheless another visually-inventive, witty, and energetic fairy tale adventure to add to Laika's mantlepiece
The Drop is ultimately a solid mood piece, with strong performances that help elevate it above its derivative story elements.
Still, for audience members that enjoyed prior films in the series (even while acknowledging their faults), Transformers: Age of Extinction is the biggest Robots In Disguise movie yet.
As it stands, the uniqueness of the time reset premise and sci-fi action distinguish the film from so many others in the genre, and it is at least worth a matinée viewing on the big screen.
At the end of the day, though, Chef is successful in fulfilling its ambitions - offering a pleasant cinematic road trip, which also works as a palate cleanser for Favreau the filmmaker.
Belle might be a little too polite, for those who prefer their period dramas to be more souped up; at the same time, though, it has an intelligence that should make it more appealing.
Locke has its flaws, but manages to satisfy as a minimalist work of social realism that is both dramatically-rich and often quite engaging.
Neighbors is a smart blend of prior Stoller films - a likable mix of over-the-top comedy beats grounded with relatable characters and life scenarios.
All in all, this movie feels like a step in the right direction for the rebooted Spider-Man franchise - hopefully leading to better installments in the future.
For cinephiles that enjoy artistic debate more than concrete answers, the film allows an intriguing platform for discussion and reflection.
War is only slightly better than its slightly good source material - but hopefully it will serve as a good introduction for mainstream viewers.
Despite any setbacks, Stiller's adaptation is an inspiring and beautifully shot character adventure - one that even manages to get a worthwhile message across without becoming too preachy.
Dench and Coogan are the beating heart of Frears' cinematic social/political commentary, as their work together is enough to accommodate many of the flaws in storytelling.
The Best Man Holiday is a worthwhile revisiting that manages to push its characters forward in a very mature and emotionally honest way.
Science fiction fans, along with anyone who is especially intrigued by the time travel premise, should temper certain expectations and, instead, focus on About Time's endearing character moments.