Just Enough Magic in "Moonlight"

While Magic in the Moonlight doesn’t rank as one of Woody Allen’s finer efforts, it certainly isn’t without its charms.  Of course, one should keep in mind that the writer/director’s lesser films are better than the best most modern filmmakers can come up with, so in comparison to most of what’s in release now (read: “dreck”) this delightful comedy is well worth your time.

Hoffman’s power on full display in 'Most Wanted'

It’s been a rough year where deaths in the world of film are concerned. While we acknowledge their passing and recognize the inherent misfortune that accompanies these events, we only begin to recognize the importance of these losses, from an artistic point of view, when we see them at work.

Fey “What if” an exercise in irritation

It’s hard for me to put into words just how much Michael Dowse’s What If irritated me.  Not so much like fingernails on a chalkboard, which is thankfully only a brief annoyance but more like being on an airplane, sitting in front of small child whose constant yammering and kicking of the back of your seat begins as mildly exasperating and progresses to the point where you either w

"Expendables 3" too Familiar to Thrill

Having now sat through three Expendables movies, I can safely say that this is the most predictable franchise in film history.