In “Unforgettable,” as Katherine Heigl’s pathological machinations descend into nearly slapstick violence, you wish for more vivid performances to fill out this live-action Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote battle.
As a history lesson about Armenian genocide, “The Promise” is reasonably effective, if excessively mild. But in hope of making the message more congenial, the horrors are presented mostly as the backdrop to a love triangle that cribs from “Dr. Zhivago” and “Titanic.”
With “Born in China,” Disneynature continues its tradition of ascribing human traits and emotions to wild creatures in ways that flirt with artificiality. Yet the documentary does manage to awe us and touch the heart.
Director James Gunn says he’ll direct a third “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but it will be the “last of this iteration.” Meanwhile, the producer behind the “Fast and Furious” franchise says No. 10 will be the final chapter.
For a film about risk and death, “The Lost City of Z” is remarkably safe. The true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, it’s a sprawling drama with plenty on its mind, but a clunky, conventional way of expressing it.
How David Lynch’s early days as a boundaries-free artist led to the making of his groundbreaking debut feature, 1977’s “Eraserhead,” is tracked with deliberate introspection in the well-crafted documentary “David Lynch: The Art Life.”
“Cezanne et Moi” is the story of the lifelong friendship between Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola, and nothing about it was easy. It features standout portrayals of the self-possessed Zola and especially of the frustrating, difficult Cezanne.
In New York, legislators are again set to debate whether alcoholic beverages should be served in movie theaters, after previous attempts at formal legislation fell apart during state budget negotiations.