Here is some basic movie math: Two great Tom Hardy performances are almost enough to make up for one bad Brian Helgeland script.
There were such high expectations after Angelina Jolie's second time behind the camera, after directing the Oscar-nominated "Unbroken" from a script by the Coen brothers. Sadly, she has followed up with a real dud.
The war against the Capitol gallops to a finish, the battle for Katniss' heart concludes long at last, and we can all go home with a sigh of relief that the saga is over.
When it comes to cinema, words like "important" and "essential" are overused. But the services provided to bring "The Apu Trilogy" back to us-they earn them.
Julia Roberts delivers an intense, wrenching performance. Not only does she de-glam to the point of looking like road kill, but she wholly immerses herself in the world of someone who has been gutted and destroyed.
"Carol," a rich, exquisite and deeply rewarding homage to '50s cinema, is Todd Haynes's best film to date -- and one of the best of 2015. Stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara give Oscar-worthy performances.
In writer/director Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut feature, five orphan sisters learn that life is not done being unfair to them.
After watching Leah Wolchok's fascinating look behind the scenes of The New Yorker's celebrated cartoon department you'll have a great deal of newfound respect for the men (and a few women) whose lives are all about getting their "funnies" published.
His jokes may sometimes be as old as he is-like when he has Wilson juggling his ladies' calls across multiple phones-but the upside there is that director Peter Bogdanovich tells them with a master's rhythm.
The circle is now complete and with the release of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" - Extended Edition on Blu-ray you can blow an entire weekend binge watching the greatest film adventure to emerge from Middle-Earth.