Filters:

What we’re left with is a misbegotten notion that bringing back characters long past their sell-by date is a good idea.

This is science fiction for sophisticated audiences and, as such, a fulfilling and satisfying experience.

With minimal plot development and far too much running around in dark corridors, "The Scorch Trials" has a poor story:filler ratio.

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig, Matthew Shear

When film-goers speak of New York-based indies as having become insular and pretentious, "Mistress America" is an example of what they're referring to.

Guy Ritchie directs with a deft touch, allowing things to move at a rapid clip while maintaining a light, sometimes humorous tone.

The film offers everything one could ask for from popcorn entertainment and its brand of action feels fresh and freewheeling.

Parents will get more pleasure out of their children's reactions than from the film itself.

Too many elements that made the first film an enjoyable experience are missing.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2015-06-26
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Family Adventure
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Josh Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, Robbie Amell, Mia Xitlali, Dejon LaQuake, Jay Hernandez

A reminder that an "old fashioned" movie can be affecting and effective when the filmmaker understands the value of understatement.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2015-06-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Alfonso Romez-Rejon
Cast: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Molly Shannon, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton

Affecting without being overly sentimental, humorous without being inappropriately comedic, and quirky without being self-indulgent.