Movie Reviews

3140 Reviews Display Results per Page
Not the Hero We Needed Not the Hero We Needed
With Intrepido, an Italian great returns—just not to form
, May 07, 2015
Always an eagle-eyed portraitist of contemporary Italy and its socioeconomic peccadilloes, Gianni Amelio hasn't had a film released here in more... More>>
Avengers: Age of Ultron Doesn't Bother With Surprises Avengers: Age of Ultron Doesn't Bother With Surprises
, April 30, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a complicated, ticking machine—a cuckoo clock under attack. Returning helmer Joss Whedon is earnestly trying to... More>>
Why Avengers: Age of Ultron Fills This Buffy Fan With Despair Why Avengers: Age of Ultron Fills This Buffy Fan With Despair
, April 30, 2015
Depending on whom you talk to, we live in an era of conformity or one of anything-goes individuality, in a golden age of television or the... More>>
J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy Makes a Successful Leap to the Small Screen J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy Makes a Successful Leap to the Small Screen
, April 30, 2015
Author J.K. Rowling's rags-to-riches biography is arguably better known than her most famous creation, Harry Potter. As the oft-repeated origin... More>>
Put Your O-Face On Put Your O-Face On
Kristen Wiig is a crackpot Oprah in Welcome to Me
, April 30, 2015
One of Kristen Wiig's finest moments as a movie star is a throwaway bit of shamed, silent morning-after comedy: Her Bridesmaids character is... More>>
Going Out In Style Going Out In Style
The late Albert Maysles' Iris embraces the creative life
, April 30, 2015
Iris Apfel isn't exactly a household name, unless we're talking about very stylish households. From 1950 to 1992, Apfel ran Old World Weavers,... More>>
Far From the Madding Crowd Means Well But Sells Its Heroine Short Far From the Madding Crowd Means Well But Sells Its Heroine Short
, April 30, 2015
Though it's hard to believe in 2015, there was a time when fictional heroines didn't have to be role models, when a character's backbone could be... More>>
These Walls Can Talk (In 3-D!) These Walls Can Talk (In 3-D!)
Wim Wenders and Co. aspire to capture the souls of buildings
, April 30, 2015
Wim Wenders has been entranced with 3-D—which he calls the new language of cinema—since Pina, his great film tribute to Pina Bausch.... More>>
Newport Beach Film Festival's Groovy Tunes Newport Beach Film Festival's Groovy Tunes
, April 23, 2015
Bojana Sandic mostly helps put together the Newport Beach Film Festival's short films program, but she also has her hand in the music video... More>>
Kurt Cobain Is Honored in the Stunning Montage of Heck Kurt Cobain Is Honored in the Stunning Montage of Heck
, April 23, 2015
A post-Wikipedia biographical documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck finds Brett Morgen constructing a feature-length collage of notebook... More>>
A Quick Guide to This Year's NBFF Music Video Showcase A Quick Guide to This Year's NBFF Music Video Showcase
, April 23, 2015
You gotta love the Music Video Showcase offered every year at the conclusion of the Newport Beach Film Festival. This year's selection offers a... More>>
Do You Remember Rock & Roll Cambodia? Do You Remember Rock & Roll Cambodia?
Don't Think I've Forgotten summons up a beat Pol Pot stamped out
, April 23, 2015
The most beautiful and haunting words in John Pirozzi's vibrant documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll are heard... More>>
Misery Loves Comedy Asks Why Comedians Are So Miserable Misery Loves Comedy Asks Why Comedians Are So Miserable
, April 23, 2015
"When someone's off-balance, that's the best time to hit someone," Jim Gaffigan says in Kevin Pollak's breezy, chatty Misery Loves Comedy, a... More>>
Jonathan Franzen and Emptying the Skies Save the Birds for Love Jonathan Franzen and Emptying the Skies Save the Birds for Love
, April 23, 2015
Jonathan Franzen writes most convincingly about love when writing about birds. In 2011, his love for them inspired a New Yorker essay that... More>>
Jonathan Franzen's Call for Love: 'You Need to Take Care of Birds Now' Jonathan Franzen's Call for Love: 'You Need to Take Care of Birds Now'
, April 23, 2015
“I hope they’re not scared off and think it’s like The Cove,” Jonathan Franzen says, referring to potential audiences for... More>>
Forbidden Games Reminds Us How Films About Belief Can Soar Forbidden Games Reminds Us How Films About Belief Can Soar
, April 23, 2015
The press notes for A.D.: The Bible Continues promise that the TV miniseries (from Survivor creator Mark Burnett) is like House of Cards meets... More>>
Little Boy Shows How Far Films of Faith Have Fallen Little Boy Shows How Far Films of Faith Have Fallen
, April 23, 2015
Did you know there's a new family-audience feature film that implies God nuked Japan because one plucky American moppet dared to dream? That's no... More>>
NBFF's Horror 2015 Showcase Gives Love to Indie Films NBFF's Horror 2015 Showcase Gives Love to Indie Films
, April 16, 2015
It has been years since audiences have been given a horror movie that wasn't a carbon copy of another film—big-budget film producers aren't... More>>
FX's Hillbilly Noir Justified Was the Forgotten Prestige TV Show FX's Hillbilly Noir Justified Was the Forgotten Prestige TV Show
, April 16, 2015
No show wears its love for language and land more proudly than FX's Justified, which ended its six-year run on April 14. Based on a novella by... More>>
Correction Needed Correction Needed
True Story aims to expose journalistic malpractice, but mostly exposes James Franco
, April 16, 2015
The sequence that opens True Story tells you plenty about what you're in for: A rumpled teddy bear drifts down from our vantage point as if a... More>>
Click 'Like' Click 'Like'
Online thriller Unfriended is the rare good film about the Internet
, April 16, 2015
The trolling is coming from inside the house! Mere emojis can't capture the plugged-in joys of the first hour or so of haunted-Internet teen... More>>
Disney's Monkey Kingdom Is Wonderful—and Full of Lies Disney's Monkey Kingdom Is Wonderful—and Full of Lies
, April 16, 2015
Truth in film takes another jolly beating in Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom, a documentary-like nature flick with the last-century chutzpah to... More>>
Tippi's Pride Tippi's Pride
With Roar, the Birds star and her then-husband crafted an animal anti-masterpiece
, April 16, 2015
A normal movie ends with the American Humane Association's (AHA) assurance that "No animals were harmed." But Tippi Hedren's doomed 1981... More>>
Viet Film Festival Returns Viet Film Festival Returns
Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association's eighth staging of its film series happens at the Anaheim GardenWalk
, April 09, 2015
The most popularly consumed Vietnamese culture normally takes the form of variety shows or fashion, not music, television or film. I'm not... More>>
Game of Thrones Season 5 Preview: Women Warriors Take Over Westeros Game of Thrones Season 5 Preview: Women Warriors Take Over Westeros
, April 09, 2015
It may be hard to remember now, but there once was a time when Daenerys was the most exciting character on Game of Thrones. Played by Emilia... More>>
<< Previous Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | ... | 100 | ... | 126 | Next Page >> Display Results per Page

Now Showing

Find capsule reviews, showtimes & tickets for all films in town.

Anaheim Concert Tickets

Box Office Report

Loading...