With The Way Back, Peter Weir jumps the tracks, making a movie with amazing scope but little drama. The level of tension in the film is like a toothache -- constant, gnawing but not particularly enjoyable.
The Green Hornet is a mixed bag -- not an abject failure, but still, not a film that recognizes its own strengths. It gets away with a lot -- and is often more entertaining and enjoyable than it has any right to be.
With the deeply soulful performance by Javier Bardem in the central role, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has created a story that captures the human dilemma at both its most simple and its most complex.
The law of diminishing returns is a law for a reason. And nowhere are the returns more diminished than Little Fockers, the third film in a series that began in 2000. With this one, they've barely bothered with a plot.
John Wells' The Company Men is a solid if predictable story of the lives of the suddenly unemployed. If you've invested your time and identity into your job, who are you when that job is taken away from you?
Disney's new film Tangled -- the studio's fiftieth animated feature -- manages to be romantic, musical, moving -- and outstandingly funny. Don't skip it simply because it's made in computer-animated 3D.
What started out as a series of benign magical fantasies for children has come to more closely resemble the works of J.K. Rowling on which they're based - epic (if fanciful) struggles between good and evil.