Viola Davis

Suicide Squad Review

There's no rest for the wicked in Suicide Squad, one of DC's cooler properties that gets it's edges rounded off in another misfire.

Suicide Squad Comic Con Trailer

Less than 48 hours after debuting at Comic-Con in San Diego (and subsequently leaking online), Warner Bros. has posted the full Suicide Squad trailer shown to convention attendees this weekend.

Get on Up Review

Get on Up is an example of how an exceptional leading performance and stylish direction can help to overcome what’s essentially a baseline, standard sort of musical biopic.

Ender’s Game Review

Ender's Game might be the perfect example of why sites like Rotten Tomatoes or even simple grading systems should be abolished in film criticism. It's a film that gets just as much right as it does wrong, delighting and maddening in almost equal amount. It defies recommendation and condemnation in the same breath, but it sure is interesting to talk about in depth.

Prisoners Review

Gorgeously shot and impeccably directed by Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, Prisoners still has a bit too much going on across its two and a half hour running time. It never fully bogs down until it becomes a completely different – and sadly far less satisfying – movie in its final 40 minutes.

Beautiful Creatures Review

Beautiful Creatures positions itself as the next potential post-Harry Pottery literary franchise, but while it's entertaining enough, it never quite convinces us that it necessarily needs or deserves a follow-up.

This Week in DVD: 1/15/13

Looking to shake the early winter doldrums? Before you head out or order in a movie out on DVD this week, take a look at our eclectic line-up of reviews including the action of Taken 2 and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, the martial arts mayhem of Swords of Dragons Gate, the drama of Won't Back Down, the visual splendour of Samsara, and the return of Woody Allen in To Rome with Love.

Won’t Back Down Review

Taking place in a magical and conservative world where teacher's unions are the most evil threats to our children and ukelele improv sessions are equal to Oscar bait, leading actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis work overtime to make the school based drama/polemic Won't Back Down not seem nearly as dreadful as it could have very easily been. That still doesn't make it good.