What Maisie Knew is a perceptive adaptation of Henry James’ 1897 novel about a child stuck in the middle of a custody battle between divorced parents in London. If you want to see a film where secret service agents, military, and the highest ranking officials in the U.S. government are mowed down in bloody gunfire and subjected to humiliation, Olympus Has Fallen is for you.
Olympus Has Fallen comes from a long line of dumb action flicks that are more concerned about high body counts and how many rounds of ammunition can be pumped into nameless causalities at high speeds than little things like plot, logic, and character.
Marc Forster’s well-meaning drama ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ and Ivan Reitman’s minor-key comedy ‘Meatballs’ are out now on Blu-ray. How do they stack up?
As Ralph Fiennes’ first time behind the camera, it’s a mixed success. ‘Coriolanus’ has a grittiness that fits its tale, although at two hours, there are some sequences that feel rushed.
When it came out last fall, “Gamer” was quickly dismissed and almost as quickly left theaters, leaving in its wake a handful of dedicated fans and critics that either hailed it for its technical wizardry or panned it for its rapid-fire editing, fevered pace, and outrageous plot. In short, it had cult classic written all [...]