The Book of Life
Visually splendid tale of myth and wonder, though not without some disappointingly modern conclusions.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Juxtaposition—of a father and son, and of a country—captures some of the complex truth of racism and the civil rights movement.
They worked so hard on the animation that they forgot to write a good story.
What kind of love can cast away fear from the Disney Princess?
Now You See Me
The caper film is just engaging and playful enough to be entertaining on the whole, but may leave you feeling slightly more robbed than wowed.
Muppets Most Wanted
The Muppets have always been about family - and this movie makes it clear what holds them together.
Epic is inventive and lively, but lacks a solid core to root its concern for the natural world.