It’s pretty to look at and ticks most of the spy thriller boxes, but thanks to an almost laughably gullible protagonist and a general lack of intensity, it’s not particularly easy to get into.
Really, sometimes the questions are more important than the answers...
This is a gem of a film: subtle, leisurely and surprisingly funny; thoughtful and deep but rarely overbearingly so.
Not much of anything because it’s too much of everything, 'The Vanished Murderer' will truly leave you wondering where the mystery disappeared to.
Intense, effective, and chilling performances by a stellar cast centred on the South Korean drug underworld. Crime thriller buffs will love this cat-and-mouse undercover tale.
It’s an animated movie as ordered via corporate mandate, but The Angry Birds Movie does pack in the jokes and some lively animation. Have meaningful post-movie discussions with your kids about the supposed anti-immigration sentiment in the movie at your own risk.
'Bitter Harvest' shines a light on a dark, little-known chapter of history, but its hokey romance and heavy-handed treatment of historical events let it down, despite the filmmakers’ admirable intentions.
The Low-Down: Disney has been trying to make a sequel to 1964’s Mary Poppins - a classic in every imaginable sense - for decades. But author P.L. Travers, who publicly disapproved of the studio’s adaptation of her books, stood in the way of most early attempts. Ultimately, it’s taken a good...
Fans, no matter how few, will cheer for Arthur.
Packed with as much thematic pondering as super-powered fisticuffs, 'Batman v Superman' might be a chore for some to sit through, but it’s clear the filmmakers have not taken this clash of titans lightly.
Thanks to a funny, talented voice cast and eye-catching animation, 'The Secret Life of Pets' is good fun in spite of its familiar aspects.
A high-spirited biopic that packs in the laughs and thrills, American Made doesn’t delve deeply enough into the political intrigue to be very substantive, but it’s an entertaining, well-made Tom Cruise vehicle all the same.

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