Movie Reviews Reviews of new movies, classic and art films, foreign films, and popular movies. Featuring Bob Mondello, Kenneth Turan, David Edelstein, and Mark Jenkins.

Movie Reviews

At the New York City High School of Performing Arts, artistically gifted students spend four years perfecting their games, performing every chance they get — including at the school's Halloween carnival — in their pursuit of stardom. Saeed Adyani/MGM hide caption

toggle caption
Saeed Adyani/MGM

Subject 14: Ben Shenkman plays one of many nameless men who confess dirty deeds to Sara Quinn (Julianne Nicholson). IFC Films hide caption

toggle caption
IFC Films

Boys' Life: Teenage Harry (George MacKay) joins younger half-brother Artie (Nicholas McAnulty) and their dad (Clive Owen) after a death throws the family into turmoil. Matt Nettheim/Miramax Films hide caption

toggle caption
Matt Nettheim/Miramax Films

A Delectable 3-D Downpour: After countless failed experiments, a scientist seeking to solve world hunger gets a little more success than he bargained for when he figures out how to turn water into food. Sony Pictures Animation hide caption

toggle caption
Sony Pictures Animation

Dangerously Dim: Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) is a quirky corporate executive turned whistle-blower who can't seem to do anything right. Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures

Can I Help You With Your Baggage? Eloise (Jennifer Aniston) is a florist with a history of bad relationships, and Burke (Aaron Eckhart) is a self-help grief guru still mourning the loss of his wife. And yet: Love Happens. Kimberley French/Universal Studios hide caption

toggle caption
Kimberley French/Universal Studios

Would You Like Fries With That? After many failed experiments, scientist Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) finally tastes victory when he figures out how to turn water into food. Sony Pictures Animation hide caption

toggle caption
Sony Pictures Animation

For the love of the game: Paul (Patton Oswalt) and his buddy Sal (Kevin Corrigan) are die-hard Giants fans who watch games on TV in the stadium parking lot. First Independent Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
First Independent Pictures

You Can Probably Handle the Truth: District Attorney Mark Hunter (Michael Douglas) wants to use his reputation as a "Good Old Boy" to run for governor. Will he stop at nothing to win? BAR Doubt, LLC hide caption

toggle caption
BAR Doubt, LLC