Stories from Movies
Horror flick ‘Vatican Tapes’ not scary
An entry into the demonic possession horror sub-genre, “The Exorcist” this is not — it’s the shoddy, worn-down VHS replica.
Horrors of ‘Cartel Land’
Directed by Matthew Heineman, Cartel Land offers a chilling glimpse into a world of violence and vigilantism.
‘Gemma Bovery’ falls flat
This bilingual dramedy is a reimagining of Gustave Flaubert’s 1857 love-hate classic “Madame Bovary,” brought up to date in the present and repopulated with characters moved to Normandy from London.
‘Pixels’: Game over for Sandler?
Building an entire film around Adam Sandler’s tired comedy may have been a mistake.
‘Southpaw’ a tale of redemption
If you’ve ever wondered what might have happened to the biblical Job if had a strong left hook, “Southpaw” may be the film for you.
‘Paper Towns’ hits the right notes
Adapted from a novel by ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ writer John Green, the movie about high school life seems cut from the same cloth as a John Hughes film.
McKellen plays ‘Holmes’ like you’ve never seen him
Ian McKellen's Sherlock Holmes is a man of growing frailties, gently portrayed.
Marvel's 'Ant-Man' is smaller but still not fun size
Marvel's latest fails to stay true to its hero's more modest stature.