The Lovely Bones is plainly capable, but it falls the wrong way at key moments.
Fittingly, for a movie about a life held at a single point while change flows past it, Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones takes you back to 1994's Heavenly Creatures, the breakout feature from the New Zealand filmmaker and the first sustained...
Heaven can wait.
It has been ten years since Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman and Kaufman’s mythical brother Donald created the quintessential film about the perils of adaptation. In their acerbic tale of a screenwriter dwarfed by the enormity of the task before him...
Half-baked comedy barely whets the appetite.
The combination of Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in the intersecting tales of the famous chef/author and the blogger who worshipped her could have been the recipe for a richly-appetising comedy. But Julie & Julia is a half-baked effort due to an...
Jennifer Lawrence commands the screen in smart, thrilling, dystopian sci-fi adventure.
At last, a teenage heroine who’s smart, strong-willed and resourceful and isn’t prone to mope around pining for a pale vampire. Yes, Katniss Everdeen is no Bella Swan. And with due respect to the talented Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence...
Radical road trip doco takes the narrow path.
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