There are seven films that appear promising for this summer's moviegoers.
'Transcendence' just can't transcend Hollywood. What starts out as a fairly interesting look at the dangers and temptations of technology eventually devolves into a special effects-driven ridiculous ball of confusion.
Seductively eerie and serious, 'Under the Skin' is superb science fiction, yet not for the easily bored or frustrated.
'Dom Hemingway' isn't so much a story as it is a portrait of a poetic lunatic thug. Luckily, Jude Law brings just the right mix of swagger, lewdness and vulnerability to the film.
In a small Texas town, an ex-con leads a work crew poisoning trees so developers can legally knock them down to build houses.That job description offers an instant feel for the world of 'Joe' — rough, ugly, a bit crazy and dirty.
'Jodorowsky's Dune' is a documentary that looks back to the '70s when visionary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to adapt Frank Herbert's wildly popular science fiction novel. It is possibly the most influential film never made.
It seems to me Colbert is way too smart and cutting edge to feed the traditionally bland late-night beast. And beyond that, isn't it about time someone other than a white male hosted a late-night broadcast talk show?
When did corporations and products start getting their own films? More importantly, why did corporations and products start getting their own films? Not that 'Draft Day' is a terrible film, just predictable.
Tightly paced between two time periods, and edited so they become a blur, 'Oculus' is a hallucinatory ghost story that packs serious punch.
In 'Nymphomaniac Vol. II' writer-director Lars Von Trier moves on to kink, crime and cruelty, none of which will come as a surprise to those who've seen 'Vol. I.'
The Detroit News Movie Critic
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