Results tagged “Peter Labuza”

'Final Chapter' Brings Guts, Adrenaline For Fitting End To 'Resident Evil' Series

Milla Jovovich returns in this last installment of the "Resident Evil" series to, yes, mow down more zombies.

'Split' A Reminder That M. Night Shyamalan Is A Master Of Suspense

While the movie is rife with thrills, there's also an undertow of grace and empathy.

Annette Bening Brings Warmth And Grace To '20th Century Women'

In a film that could have been filled with self-importance, director Mike Mills' gentleness to his generational story is a welcome surprise.

'Toni Erdmann' Is One Of The Funniest And Best Films Of The Year

Even with its lengthy runtime, it never feels like a drag.

'La La Land' Is A Throwback Musical That's Empty On The Inside

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in the latest from 'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle.

Natalie Portman Plays 'Jackie' In One Big Shallow Affair

'Jackie' aims for Art with a Capital A and is all the worse for it.

'Manchester By The Sea' Is A Vividly Alive Drama About Loss And Grief

The movie has all the cues of the usual American drama, but also takes unexpected turns of humor.

'Fantastic Beasts' Is 'Harry Potter' Minus The Magic

Are you ready for five of these movies, America?

'Arrival' Is A Utopian Sci-Fi Mystery For Our Dark Times

'Arrival' strives for basic decency at a moment when that is no longer a widely held value.

'Moonlight' Is A Powerful Queer Coming-Of-Age Story

'Moonlight' is divided into three acts, as Chiron emerges as a queer male in a society not particularly prone to accepting such identities.

'Oldboy's Director Returns To Korea For An Erotic Con-Artist Tale In 'The Handmaiden'

The 'Oldboy' director talks about working with actors in 'The Handmaiden,' an erotic con-artist tale.

'The Birth Of A Nation': A Flawed Portrayal Of An Important Story

Nate Parker so clearly wants his film to matter, but what it lacks is a perspective on why.

'Deepwater Horizon' Turns A National Tragedy Into A Compelling Spectacle

'Deepwater Horizon' is at once seductive yet excruciating.

Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Fails To Create Drama From The Whistleblower's Real Story

Oliver Stone aims for respectability in 'Snowden,' and it comes off flat.

Two Stars Get Trapped In Stuffy Melodrama In 'The Light Between Oceans'

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in the adaptation of M. L. Stedman's novel.

'Kubo And The Two Strings': Stop Motion Animation Minus The Magic

In 'Kubo', the latest from the same studio that made 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman', the images feel slick instead of tangible.

'Bad Moms' Is A Bad Movie

The film never explores how or why parenting has become so tough.

Lackluster 'Ghostbusters' Remake Is Worth Seeing For Kate McKinnon

There's no question that women can rule action comedies. But it's time we start giving them great movies instead.

Kristen Stewart Steals The Show In Woody Allen's 'Café Society'

Has the director finally fallen under Los Angeles' spell?

NYC's Halal Guys Opens In Koreatown, And It's Just As Good As The Original

A transplant finds home in the first L.A. branch of the famed gyro cart.

Steven Spielberg Goes Big On Fantasy With Roald Dahl's 'BFG'

Has Spielberg snuck in his darker undercurrents to what is ostensibly a children's film?

'The Neon Demon' Is A Profoundly Stupid Critique Of Hollywood Superficiality

If 'The Neon Demon' truly wanted to critique this world, however, it would feel more attuned to the psychology of its characters

Blake Lively vs. A Shark Makes 'The Shallows' The Perfect Summer Thrill Ride

'The Shallows' promises very little from the simple premise, and then delivers unexpected pleasures bubbling under its surface.

Pixar Plays It Safe With 'Finding Dory'

Pixar's main audience won't mind this, of course.

'Ninja Turtles': Some Of The Year's Best Action Is In A Kids Movie

'Out of the Shadows' embraces its cartoonish origins.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Is Dazzlingly Spectacular When It Doesn't Stick To Formula

'X-Men: Apocalypse' is too long and has too many characters, but it at least is ridiculous and occasionally sublime.

'The Nice Guys': A Nice Enough Buddy Cop Caper Through 1970s L.A.

Ryan Gosling had been approaching self-parody in his serious roles—it's nice to see him loosen up.

Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War' Isn't Even Fun

'Civil War' bogs itself down in portentousness, barely allowing the movie to breathe.