Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is one of the few that can make a thriller out of people sitting in a room. In many ways his latest, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” uses some of the same techniques that won him the Academy Award for writing “The Social Network.”
Woody Allen’s 48th feature-length film is another forgettably trite romantic comedy — ironic since “A Rainy Day in New York” has become one of his most controversial.
Too young to remember writer, feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem? This film by Julie Taymor (“Frida”), based on Steinem’s recently released autobiography, documents not only her achievements but her struggle along the way.
“Misbehaviour” tackles a large portion of London’s women’s liberation movement of the early ‘70s, beginning with a scrappy group that infiltrated the Miss World Pageant in 1970.
“Antebellum” is hiding a good movie somewhere, with social commentary and a twist that could knock your socks off.
From writing episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Gossip Girl,” Natalie Krinsky makes her directorial debut with this generation’s Bridget Jones, another generation’s “Pride & Prejudice.”
To better understand Charlie Kaufman, I would refer you to his Oscar-winning film “Adaptation.”
Few movies out there can land a genuine smile on your face. I’m talking pure unfiltered joy coming from the creativity beaming on screen, something we need now even more than when I first reviewed this film back in Toronto last fall.
When Nikola Tesla pulls out his cell phone at a bar in 1888 or Anne Morgan, daughter of JP Morgan, fires up her Apple computer to explain the number of Google searches for Telsa compared to Thomas Edison, you understand quickly this isn’t a normal biopic.
“I Still Believe,” the religious romance film, was one of the last times local film critics sat for a movie screening in person. That was in early March.
First-time feature film director Egor Abramenko’s Russian sci-fi thriller “Sputnik” makes the most out of a “less is more” approach.
There have been so many remakes of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden” that Colin Firth has now starred in two.
Australian film “Dirt Music” propels supporting actress Kelly MacDonald (“No Country For Old Men,” “Goodbye Christopher Robin”) into her first leading role.
If you are familiar with Kelly Reichardt’s work, you know never to watch her films late at night or when you are tired. “Certain Women” or “Meek’s Cutoff” are extremely quiet films and indulgent with running time.
Film critic turned director Rod Lurie’s latest film, “The Outpost,” is based on CNN Reporter Jake Tapper’s book by the same name.
Comedian and former talk show host Jon Stewart’s sophomore film, “Irresistible,” is a far cry from his 2014 directorial debut, “Rosewater.”
“Jurassic Park” and “Panic Room” are two scripts penned by David Koepp that stand out in a dedicated screenwriting career. Koepp’s directing credits, however, include some of the worst movies most have had the displeasure to experience (or review).