The hit young adult science fiction novels by Suzanne Collins comes to the big screen with Jennifer Lawrence in a star-making performance as reluctant hero Katnis Everdeen.
The second film in the young adult dystopian series ups the ante and improves upon the first in every way, thanks to director Francis Lawrence who takes charge of the franchise here.
Tom Hanks winds up in the longest airport layover in the history of mankind in Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal (2004). He plays Viktor Navorsky, a traveler from the fictional Eastern European country of Krakozhia that, as fate would have it, dissolves between the time he boards his flight in Europe and arrives at JFK in […]
The Big Short earned raves for explaining the economics of the financial crash of 2008 but the first dramatic feature to explore the subject, Margin Call (2011). The fictionalized drama, which echoes the real-life activities of Leman Brothers, digs into the how and why of the market crash, not just in terms of economics but in […]
The Wind Rises (Japan, 2013) is a very different kind of feature from Hayao Miyazaki, the beloved filmmaker and animation legend famed for his lush, ambitious, inventive fantasies and mythical adventures. It was a passion project for the director and he chose it as his fitting swan song, a final feature before retiring from filmmaking […]
Emma Thompson is superb in The Children Act (2018) as the British justice who specializes in child law and cases involving the welfare of minors. She commits all to the job and over the years has given up her personal life to take on the responsibility, to the point that she has disengaged from her […]
Fortitude, a British-American co-production set on a remote Norwegian island in the Arctic Circle, shot largely on location in Iceland, and featuring an international cast, begins as a murder mystery and turns into something closer to biological horror. The town of Fortitude is called “the safest place on Earth” for its almost non-existent crime (the […]