Chris Klimek appears in the following:
Thursday, October 20, 2016
After a five-year winning streak as Hollywood reigning action hero, Tom Cruise falls back to earth with a can't-miss sequel that misses.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant who hides dark side-dealings as a freelance accountant for various criminal enterprises.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Tim Burton's latest is a dreamlike and visually striking fable; the presence of a satisfyingly eerie Eva Green keeps its overcomplicated story from sinking into muddled incoherence.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
I Haven't Seen The First Six Yet! Director Antoine Fuqua remakes the classic 1960 Western; our critic calls it a "fun but nonessential" example of "high-grade pulp."
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Ding-Dong, a Witch Retread: A sequel to the "found-footage" horror sensation The Blair Witch Project never manages to find a compelling reason to exist.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Critic Chris Klimek gets so excited about the various film versions of an epic set in the Roman Empire that he opens a Socratic dialogue with his editor. (Yes, Socrates was Greek, not Roman. We know.)
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Director David Mackenzie's film about two brothers who rob banks while being chased by Texas Rangers is small, solid and sharply-observed.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
DC's "rogues-do-good" answer to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy lacks that film's energy and charm; the result is a squalid, confusing mashup of tones and characters.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Jason Bourne is back — still, again, some more — in a new film critic Chris Klimek calls an "idea-starved vestigial tail" on the Bourne series.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Chris Klimek says the fancy effects and swooping camera work of the new Star Trek film are fun to watch, but the story's civilization-seeking imperatives might still be better served by TV.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
With the arrival of Ghostbusters this weekend, every single top 10 movie of 1984 has been rebooted — or become a franchise.
Friday, July 01, 2016
The Legend Of Tarzan tries to reinvent the story as an indictment of colonialism, but it lacks the wit or liveliness of the Tarantino revisionist histories it seems to be trying to emulate.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
A shark traps a medical student just 90 seconds from shore in this mediocre, water-logged thriller.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
At their high-school reunion, Dwayne Johnson's buffoonish super-spy draws his old hero, staid accountant Kevin Hart, into helping him thwart a possible terrorist plot.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
In a new documentary Brian De Palma, director of both blockbusters (The Untouchables) and kinkily voyeuristic films (Dressed to Kill) looks back on a career of cinematic carnage with great candor.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The latest period installment of the mutant franchise gets the gang back together, but the time machine seems to be running out of juice.
Friday, May 06, 2016
"The Vibranium standard for superteam flicks" is reviewer Chris Klimek's take on the 13th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man of Steel shows little inventiveness or spirit, and smells suspiciously like a studio's attempt to chase a rival, rather than a project allowed to develop creatively.
Friday, March 04, 2016
A moment of silence, please, for the many fictional lives lost and nonfictional careers sullied in London Has Fallen. It's the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, the gnarlier and less funny of 2013's two (!) Die Hard rip-offs set inside the White House. Olympus was the 36th-highest-grossing film in America ...
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Hail, Caesar!, the 17th feature from indefatigable screenwriting, directing and (pseudo-nonamously) editing brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, is rated PG-13 for "suggestive content and smoking." But save for one word — sodomy — and a few less clinical terms that have long been allowed on network TV, this genial farce ...