Aug 21, 2014 — A new comedy begins to experiment with power grabs as a way to soothe insecurities, but it's totally uninterested in the satire the material is begging to deliver.
Aug 13, 2014 — Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday, was brilliant at conveying lust on film at a time when lust was fairly strictly regulated.
Aug 11, 2014 — The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a huge debut, clobbering the second weekend of Guardians Of The Galaxy. Turns out even if you're Marvel, you can't beat a team of turtles all by your-shell-f.
Aug 7, 2014 — A color version of a Best Picture nominee originally shown in black and white raises the question of how much choice audiences are really supposed to have when they approach a creator's vision.
Aug 4, 2014 — Richard Linklater's Boyhood, much discussed for its unconventional 12-year production schedule, stands out in fact not for its method, but for its purpose: to explain how kids are built.
Jul 31, 2014 — The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.
Jul 23, 2014 — Up until 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America rated films G, PG, R or X. But that same year some gory scenes in PG-rated movies — including Indiana Jones and Gremlins — raised concerns.
Jul 8, 2014 — Chris Klimek summarizes all he learned about summer movies and personal taste from voting in a recent survey of blockbusters at film site The Dissolve.
Jul 3, 2014 — Steve James' documentary Life Itself looks at the life of critic Roger Ebert, both before and after the profound physical changes that led to his rebirth online.
Jun 27, 2014 — The romantic comedy parody They Came Together has an impeccable pedigree full of really funny people. But its attempts to mock generically likable films feel strangely generic themselves.