Chris Klimek appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Critic Chris Klimek says
Allied, the relatively rare mid-budget studio film made for adults, is more than just a period piece — it's an anachronism.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Miles Teller is light-middleweight boxer Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Paz in this intimate biopic that leans more into kitchen-sink realism than glossy uplift.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Two men reconnect 15 years after a painful breakup in writer/director Tim Kirkman's talky romantic drama.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
The latest Marvel movie, Dr. Strange, is about a neurosurgeon on a quest to heal himself. It's worth the extra cost of a 3-D ticket, says reviewer Chris Klimek.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Andrew Garfield plays a conscientious objector who won the Medal of Honor in World War II. This "sturdy, muted, unsurprising" film is the first movie Mel Gibson has directed since 2006's
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
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
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.