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Movie Reviews Archive

September 24, 2012
Freshman Disorientation

The Perks of Being a Wallflower nails teenage alienation.

July 16, 2012
Let Them Eat It

A real-estate billionaire and his wife get a taste of foreclosure in The Queen of Versailles.

June 25, 2012
No Prince Required

Brave, starring Pixar’s first female lead, casts a spell.

June 4, 2012
Grimm and Grimmer

The dwarves in the dark Snow White and the Huntsman don’t do much singing.

May 28, 2012
Formalist Goes to Camp

Wes Anderson returns with Moonrise Kingdom, his most stylized diorama yet.

May 24, 2012
After-School Vampires

Wobbly sets, incomprehensible plots, a star who couldn’t learn his lines: Can any film possibly keep up with the original Dark Shadows?

May 7, 2012
The Young and the Damned

I Wish, Girl in Progress, and a pair of other movies in which kids can’t catch a break.

May 7, 2012
Super 8

Joss Whedon joins forces with seven comic-book heroes in The Avengers.

April 30, 2012
Napoleon Dynamite

An art thief overcompensates for his height in Headhunters.

April 23, 2012
The Losing Kind

Important dogs and boyfriends go missing in Goodbye First Love and Darling Companion.