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Stories from Movies

Revolution gathering in 'Mockingjay' (w/video)

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is a decent entry into the conclusion of Katniss's saga featuring some imaginative visuals, a few truly thrilling moments, and standout performances from the movie's stars.

'Private Peaceful' nuanced, graceful

Melancholy runs deep in 'Private Peaceful,' a richly appointed British period piece about fraternal loyalty adapted from the book of the same name.

'The Way He Looks' a charming coming-of-age tale

'The Way He Looks' has at its center a classical-music-loving blind teen who’s gradually realizing that he’s gay.

Losing yourself in ‘Beyond the Lights’

Breakout music star movie cliche, yet well written.

'Rosewater' plays suspense card well (w/video)

Jon Stewart's directorial debut turns memoir of Iranian prisoner into smart, moving film that sheds light on captivity.

‘Dumb and Dumber, To’ both sad and stale (w/video)

Lloyd and Harry are back, “Dumb and Dumber” than ever in “Dumb and Dumber To.”

Marriage buffeted by avalanche in ‘Force Majeure’ (w/video)

Chilling, cruel and funny drama about a relationship challenged by an extreme “what if” moment.

'Whiplash' keeps the beat, takes a beating (w/video)

Strong cast, great performances drive intense flick about ego driven art of music.

‘Big Hero 6’ a big win for Disney (w/video)

Based on marvel comic book characters, the kid-friendly movie combines anime with computer-generated animation in a story-driven mashup of plots.

'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout (w/video)

Despite clunky dialogue and being overly explanatory, the majesty of 'Interstellar' is something to behold.

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