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Exception to the Rule

‘American Ultra’ is too violent to be funny and too silly to be taken seriously

Categories: Film Author: Dave McClain Date: 08/27/2015
Speed & Spin

‘Top Spin,’ an inside look at world-class table tennis, screens at Laemmle Playhouse 7

Categories: Film Author: Jana J. Monji Date: 08/20/2015
Family Affair

A good story idea on reconciliation falls flat in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

Categories: Film Author: Dave McClain Date: 08/13/2015
'Mission' Accomplished

‘Mission Impossible’ is well worth a fifth look

Categories: Film Author: Dave McClain Date: 08/06/2015
Building on Success

‘A LEGO Brickumentary’ focuses on some of the new directions the popular toy has gone over the decades

Categories: Film Author: Jana J. Monji Date: 07/30/2015
Raw and Real

A stellar cast and formulaic story assure award noms for ‘Southpaw’

Categories: Film Author: Dave McClain Date: 07/30/2015
Small Wonders

‘Ant-Man’ hits all the Marvel marks but remains unimpressive

Categories: Film Author: Dave McClain Date: 07/23/2015
Cuteness Overload

Full of clever moments, ‘Minions’ works best as a family film

Categories: Film Author: Dave McClain Date: 07/16/2015
Amazing 'Amy'

The documentary ‘Amy’ offers shocking insights into the short life of singer Amy Winehouse

Categories: Film Author: Carl Kozlowski Date: 07/09/2015
Terminate This Movie

'Terminator: Genisys' proves the fifth time isn't the charm

Categories: Film Author: Carl Kozlowski Date: 07/02/2015
Grin and Bear It

‘Ted 2’ is a big improvement on the original

Categories: Film Author: Carl Kozlowski Date: 06/25/2015
Mind Meld

‘Inside Out’ and ‘Love and Mercy’ offer distinctly different takes on the life of the mind

Categories: Film Author: Carl Kozlowski Date: 06/18/2015
The Show Goes On

‘Live From New York!’ takes a hard look at 40 years of ‘SNL’

Categories: Film Author: Jana J. Monji Date: 06/12/2015
Wise Beyond Their Years

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ offers a touching message for everyone

Categories: Film Author: Carl Kozlowski Date: 06/11/2015
Cinematic Cornucopia

LA Film Fest offers film buffs the most eclectic collection of cinema all year

Categories: Film Author: Carl Kozlowski Date: 06/04/2015