Would you have guessed that the heating oil business in New York City was such a cutthroat trade in 1981?
"Foxcatcher" features fine acting on the part of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell, the latter two who just scored Oscar nominations.
Jon Stewart shows he has promise as a director with this film.
Director Damien Chazelle's new movie is one of the most compelling films of the year.
What's the movie really about? Hard to say, but that may be the wrong question to ask about this rich, thrilling film.
When it’s not poking fun at somebody, or being acceptably scary, Tusk unapologetically descends into the realm of remarkably repulsive.
"The Drop" features the last performance of James Gandolfini and is on this reviewers list for one of the year's best films.
Ah-nuld's new shoot-'em-up is dumb fun until it turns plain old stupid.
The latest "Hunger Games" challenger is better than Katniss & Co. despite following the formula of it and other dystopic YA peers.
A visual feast and a comedic showcase for Ralph Fiennes, Wes Anderson's latest is the film to beat in 2014.
Rob Minkoff’s smart, fun, and funny take on the classic Jay Ward cartoon cements 2014 as a great year for animation.
Liam Neeson delivers quality mindless thrills as an air marshal sniffing out a terrorist plot.
A dash of "Gladiator," an ode to "Titanic," and more "Hercules" than intended leaves "Pompeii" without an identity of its own.
Colin Ferrell and Lady Sybil make for a lovely couple in this good, not great romantic fantasy.
Kevin Hart and Regina Hall skunk up a perfectly good romance between Joy Bryant and Michael Ealy.
The era of teen vampire movies is officially over.
Mickey Mouse, discarded objects, wayward animals, mechanical men, and a wild child make up this year's batch.
There's little to be offended by in George Clooney's WWII art rescue film...or to get excited about.
Imaginative coping, a god in jail, escape from abuse, African child soldiers, and a rushed family comprise the non-animated lot.
More like Laborious Day or La-bored Day.
Ralph Fiennes directs, plays Charles Dickens, and romances the lovely Felicity Jones. What's not to like?
Yes, it's alive, but no, it is not well.
The latest Tom Clancy reboot is a most welcome January sight.
"Over the Hedge" meets "Ratatouille" in this unexpectedly fun bit of animation.
If you're not rooting for the demon by the end of this shaky-cam atrocity, you're not paying attention.
This action-packed Navy SEAL mission gone wrong nails its military camaraderie yet loses its edge when it becomes a one-man operation.
Stars collide to impressive ends in this rich family drama.
Renny Harlin sets the bar low for 2014 with this unintentionally silly bomb.
Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his ScarJo-voiced OS, and Spike Jonze makes every second believable.
Sad and largely free of likable characters, the new Coen brothers film is a well-made trip to the dark side of folk music.
The eerie series' rolls on with new characters and toys, but is still the same basic cheap-o formula.
Ben Stiller shoots for greatness and occasionally succeeds in this family-friendly flick.
LaMotta vs. Balboa this most certainly is not.
Keanu Reeves with a blade, surrounded by a mix of F/X sorcery and old fashioned heroics? Yeah, I'll watch that movie.
Scorsese and DiCaprio are in peak form for these three hours of high quality cinematic candy.
Idris Elba and Naomi Harris do their best, but this this Cliff’s Notes biopic is only so-so.
Emma Thompson is a lovable pill in this delightful look at bringing "Mary Poppins" to the screen.
Consistent in its minimalism in all conceivable regards, Alexander Payne's latest is one of the year's great films.
Our prehistoric friends have never been as annoying as they are here.
The praise heaped on David O. Russell's uneven star-studded new film is a con job of its own.
Kristen Wiig makes one hilarious face and some big name stars show up for the final fight with a ton of dead air in between.
The latest Middle Earth adventure is good, often very good, but various issues keep it from being great.
I (mostly) see what the fuss is about Madea, but once may be enough.
Scott Cooper misdirects another stellar cast in this meandering bore.
With no distinct asset, this made-for-TV quality WWII film is pure mediocrity.
The new Odd Couple, Judi Dench and Steve Coogan exhibit terrific rapport in this awards season must-see.
Annoying characters and forgettable songs mute Disney's take on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.”
A committed Kate Bosworth and decent action scenes save this standard Jason Statham macho-fest.
Slow, tedious, and too much like "The Hunger Games," this sequel is one to avoid.
Vince Vaughn is haunted by his sperm in this laugh-free, faux-heartwarming mess.