Film Review Archives
Bertolucci returns to his native Italian soil for the first time in 15 years, and the result is a gorgeous albeit fairly insubstantial homecoming. Set in a villa nestled amongst the rolling hills of Tuscany, Stealing ...
Stealing Harvard is about a good man feebly attempting a life of crime. Life imitating art: The result is a corps of good actors stuck with feeble, unfunny material that could easily pass as a crime ...
Stealth (2005, 121 min., PG-13)
Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
Steam is a little moist around the edges, often to the point of being soggy. This Italian-Spanish-Turkish production about an uptight Italian businessman, Francesco, who inherits a deteriorating hamam -- a Turkish steam bath -- in ...
Steamboy (2004, 126 min., PG-13)
Japanese anime director Katsuhiro Ôtomo, best known for Akira, here delivers a dazzlingly straightforward rush that thrusts its protagonist into astonishing action set-piece after set-piece.
Steel (1997, 105 min., PG-13)
This year's Shaquille O'Neal vanity acting project features the sky-blotting LA Lakers pivotman as the armored crimefighter of DC Comics fame. Shaq plays former army metal engineer John Henry Irons, and there's a certain felicity in ...
Steep (2007, 92 min., PG)
The glories of extreme skiing are proclaimed from international mountaintops.
In the mid-19th century while on a tour of Italian architecture, the famed French author Stendahl found himself so overwhelmed by the beauty of what he was seeing that he slipped into a mysterious fugue state ...
Will Ferrell's newest is a lot like Will Ferrell's oldest, which is to say it feels like an amped-up Saturday Night Live skit.
Surf's up! It's The Endless Summer: The Next Generation.
Step Up (2006, 98 min., PG-13)
This snooty-dancer-meets-street-dancer musical romance is so painfully intent on teaching its characters life lessons every few minutes that it forgets to be trashy.
Romantic sparks fly (again) among students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.
Step Up 3D (2010, 107 min., PG-13)
Not as exciting as the two previous installments, this new dance film is overwhelmed by the 3-D.
The dance competition continues – but this time in Vegas.
A tired story is enlivened by dance happenings – essentially flash mobs with killer physiques.
Watch out for those "family values" guys who sweep Mom off her feet and move into your house. They may not be who they seem.
Remake will quickly go from an idea that's misbegotten to a movie that's completely forgotten.
Another Halloween, another Stephen King adaptation. This time out, it's more precisely a Richard Bachman (the pseudonym under which King's book was originally published) novel that's being adapted, but the old adage holds just as true: ...
Stepmom (1998, 124 min., PG-13)
Motherhood is a perpetually dangerous place, filled with dread and fear and necessary losses. By their very nature, our children must depend on us, reject us, abandon us. But we cannot, ever, abandon them. And if, ...
Judging from this insightful documentary, Jamaican reggae superstar Peter Tosh was a strange blend indeed. Part paranoid, part religious mystic, and part genius entertainer, Tosh's success never quite managed to equal that of his former bandmate ...
Everyone works at the top of their game to deliver this timely biopic
Stick It (2006, 105 min., PG-13)
Bring It On's scribe Jessica Bendinger writes and directs this teen movie set in the world of competitive gymnastics, and features leotard-clad girls who learn to stick together to fight injustice.
Stigmata (1999, 102 min., R)
What is it about Catholicism that has inspired so many filmmakers to plumb its tenets and rituals in search of that certain spooky frisson that transforms a middling horror show into an outright shriekfest? The Vatican's ...
Still Alice (2014, 101 min., PG-13)
In an otherwise tepid film, Julianne Moore delivers a terrific performance as a woman beset by early-onset Alzheimer's.
Fletcher McBracken (Fraser) is a sweet, dreamy young man who suffers the same curse that his father and his father's father suffered. Each has been fated to envision the woman of his dreams, and then set ...
This ponderous, sporadically amusing take on the old “where are they now?” formula as it applies to aging British rock & rollers is so thematically muddled that it loses steam halfway through. What begins promisingly enough ...
Still Mine (2013, 103 min., PG-13)
James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold star in this octogenarian love story.
Taken from Richard Matheson's novel of the same name, Stir of Echoes is as much a showpiece for Kevin Bacon's remarkable acting chops as it is a tale of supernatural bugaboos. Matheson, who came to prominence ...
The rise and fall of Eighties skateboard king Mark "Gator" Rogowski.
Stoker (2013, 99 min., R)
Starring Nicole Kidman, this first English-language outing of Korean fave Park Chan-wook is stylish but wanting.