“Intuition can only carry you so far.” With the patented over/underplaying only a wily veteran British actor can provide, so says Trinity College mathematician G.H. Hardy, as played by Jeremy Irons, to his East Indian protégé Srinivasa Ramanujan, played by Dev Patel, in “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”
Conventional movie wisdom would suggest that there can only be diminishing returns with long-running franchises. There must be a breaking point, right? Especially at movie four, five, six and beyond. There are exceptions, sure, but even the painstakingly plotted Marvel films have had low points.
Set in 1985 Dublin, “Sing Street” is a seriously endearing picture from John Carney, the writer-director of “Once,” about which I am crazy. For his latest, I’m two-thirds crazy. That’s percentage enough.
It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays. Having ruined both “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” with his star-packed omnibus projects, the director has burned his way through the calendar, landing on “Mother’s Day” as his next victim.
Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad won Academy Award nominations for his past two features, "Paradise Now" and "Omar," riveting thrillers about the political plight facing many living in the eternally troubled Mideast.
If you were casting a supervillain in a comic-book movie, odds are Oscar Isaac wouldn't be the first person you'd think of. Until he broke out to worldwide fame last year in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" as ace pilot Poe Dameron - a guy squarely on the light side of the Force - Isaac was best known for his work in heady, small-scale fare like "Inside Llewyn Davis," "A Most Violent Year" and "Ex Machina."
The last two "X-Men" movies - "Days of Future Past" (2014) and "First Class" (2011) - were wonderful surprises that didn't conform to the notion that sequels are, more than likely, woefully inferior to the original. Rejuvenating the Marvel franchise with a strong, alternate cast playing youthful versions of the characters turned out to be a stroke of blockbuster inspiration.
Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans. The film, directed by Kevin Smith, stars Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Johnny Depp.
Abbolita Productions, Destro Films, Invincible Pictures, SModcast Pictures and Starstream Entertainment
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'Snowden' reveals personal story of controversial man behind huge security breach