Scott Tobias appears in the following:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Director Peter Berg's movie about the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ratchets up the cinematic tension, but quickly devolves into rote disaster-movie cliches.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
A Disney film about a Ugandan girl who becomes a chess champion hits familiar beats but evinces a nuanced understanding of extreme poverty and the societal forces that reinforce it.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A strong performance by Édgar Ramírez as the Panamanian boxer can't save a film that suffers from a lack of focus and thin characterization.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The latest animated film from Laika Studios owes more to the emotional impressionism of Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki than the comparatively rigid and familiar story structure of Disney/Pixar.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
David Lowery's remake of a minor 1977 Disney feature improves on the original by dialing down the slapstick and dialing up the humanity — and the tears.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Dianne Wiest and David Oyewolo work through grief and resentment in a plodding film our critic calls "an agonizing dirge."
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The plot's overstuffed, but whenever Ellen Page and Allison Janney share the screen, Tallulah finds its palpably human center.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
For Absolutely Fabulous to return as a movie 20 years after its sitcom phenom phase might seem absurd, but it's in line with the show's commitment to Patsy and Eddy's timeless lack of cachet.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A new film imagines a dystopian future where feelings are forbidden — but never manages to generate an emotional response in the viewer.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
An animated animal version of Toy Story sounds like a good idea, but when the animals don't act like animals, the film runs low on inspiration.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Steven Spielberg directs an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book that goes long on sentiment and on ... well, length, but finds charm in its deployment of Mark Rylance as the CGI giant's voice.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Director Nicholas Winding Refn's latest is a blood-soaked, luridly lit and blistering riff on Hollywood beauty standards pitched "somewhere between the museum and the grindhouse."
Thursday, June 16, 2016
As boys, Chris and Eric made an ingenious shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark that earned cult status. A new documentary reunites them to film the one shot they never managed to get.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
The second installment of director James Wan's horror series about demonic possession ups the ante — and the running time — but justifies both with legitimate scares.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
The comedy trio known as The Lonely Island blows its goofy musical parodies up to feature length in the story of a boy-band veteran with limitless ego who decides to go solo.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Writer-director Shane Black's first feature script, Lethal Weapon, made him a star. His latest proves that he's still got the stuff when it comes to buddy-cop action comedy.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Based on J.G. Ballard's novel, the film stars Tom Hiddleston as a man who finds himself in an apartment building that invites class warfare between the upper and lower floors.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
The winner of the Palme D'Or at 2015's Cannes Film Festival, director Jacques Audiard's latest begins with a gratifyingly specific story of one man's life, but its trajectory works against it.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The sketch comedy duo Key and Peele pull off the difficult feat of translating their sensibility into a feature film that recalls out-all-night sagas like Adventures In Babysitting.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Green Room, from the director of the well-regarded thriller Blue Ruin, is the violent and inventive story of a touring punk band that gets in way over its head.