“Hands of Stone” is a sprawling yet fairly conventional biopic about the Panamanian boxing champion Roberto Duran — a man The Associated Press once declared the seventh greatest fighter and No. 1 lightweight of the 20th century.
“War Dogs “ is too good of a true story not to get the Hollywood treatment, even if the end result doesn’t entirely do justice to the moral ambiguities and larger geopolitical implications of one of the craziest hustles in modern American history.
Remaking a film that won 11 Academy Awards invites inevitable comparison, but the latest adaptation of “Ben-Hur” distinguishes itself from William Wyler’s 1959 epic by retooling key character and story elements.
Those of you who were lucky enough to catch CinemaSavannah’s blink-and-you-missed-it engagement of “The Innocents” at Muse Arts Warehouse surely know what an impressive and emotional piece of filmmaking it was.
Give Meryl Streep her due: She’s mastered drama and comedy, musicals and various accents. In her latest film, the multiple Oscar-winner has even crushed an unexpected skill — singing very poorly indeed.
My recollections of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” dovetail with some of the glowing comments being made by critics enamored with buzzworthy director Anna Rose Holmer’s breakout ultra-indie feature “The Fits.”
When people look back at the movies and television shows and podcasts and web series of today to see what 20- and 30-somethings were doing in 2016, they would not be misguided in assuming everyone was into improv.
Woody Allen has outdone himself at age 80. Not only has he kept up his blistering pace of pushing out a movie a year, but this time he’s really delivered two films, only loosely connected by jangling neurosis.