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What makes “Guardians” such a grand summertime treat is a script loyal to comic book parameters, but played loose, with pop and sass — and key ’70s songs.
This slight romance is lacking in Woody Allen’s usual zing – and Colin Firth and great cinematography can’t fix that.
It’s a clichéd premise, but director Rob Reiner and his cast play up the comedy on what could have been a flat, Lifetime weepy, making it an intermittent joy.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman left us far too early, but “A Most Wanted Man” is a fitting farewell – maybe not top-shelf John le Carré, but Hoffman at his finest.
The film’s a pleaser and works seamlessly as a prequel and sequel. Nothing to go ape about, but a good way to cool your heels in the heat.
A documentary about film critic Ebert challenges the viewer to take stock of what a life well-lived should look like and what it might be like to confront death.
The post-apocalyptic Outback here is the result of an economic meltdown 10 years down the road, and signs of moral order are just a mirage.
The low-budget “Signal” starts out strong but starts to fade as references to other films pile up and the mood switches to mayhem.
A tale of warring, damaged-goods creatives at an elite prep school has a lot you’ve seen before, but their romance is free of convention and cliché.
It’s the invasion from “Saving Private Ryan” against a “Starship Troopers” foe with a “Groundhog Day” reset, but Cruise (and top-notch writing and directing) makes it work.