| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Krysten Ritter and Brian Geraghty, performers who have delivered striking work elsewhere, are hard to read in "Refuge," a torpid drama about a tentative new romance. Or perhaps they're too easy to read; whatever emotional depths filmmaker Jessica Goldberg...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
If you know anything about gifted documentarian Errol Morris — or about recent secretaries of Defense for that matter — comparing his new film, "The Unknown Known," with his earlier work, 2003's Oscar-winning "The Fog of War," is all but...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The history of action cinema has a long tradition of international cross-cultural pollination, as films from one country inspire filmmakers from another. Directors such as Sam Peckinpah, Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, John Woo and Quentin Tarantino learned...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" became a hit this season, critics and viewers were so bowled over by its crazy-great premise — Ichabod Crane as a colonial war hero! Back to fight the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse! — that another revolutionary...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:40 AM
The chief executive of San Diego tech company Entropic Communications Inc. has pleaded not guilty to assaulting an actress who appeared on the reality-TV show "Beverly Hills Nannies."
Patrick Henry entered the plea before Judge Shauna Kerr during a...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:48 PM
The documentary gods are smiling on us this week. One of the real knockout docs of 2013 is back in town. That would be "Big Men," an astonishing look inside the world of oil capitalism in the West African nations of Ghana and Nigeria. The film took...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In his new rapid-fire spelling-bee comedy, "Bad Words," Jason Bateman opens his mouth in more ways than one. When a young Indian boy is talking too much, his 40-year-old spelling-bee contestant, Guy Trilby, tells the boy to "point his curry hole" in...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Documentaries in this age of Netflix and VOD don't often get a theatrical release, but HBO is betting that “The Case Against 8,” its Sundance-decorated documentary about the legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, can buck the trend.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Tightly wound and agreeably strange, Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy" reconnects the French-Canadian director with his "Prisoners" star Jake Gyllenhaal for a bite-sized doppelgänger thriller based on Portuguese fantasist José Saramago's novel "The Double."...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:15 AM
"Blood Ties" is a largely engrossing drama set in 1974 that works better as an emotional study of brothers on flip sides of the law than as the Sidney Lumet-type crime saga it strives to be. Still, there's a heft to the proceedings that keeps us...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Sensitively observed, the indie drama "A Birder's Guide to Everything" concerns a gangly 15-year-old birder prodigy named David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) with a timely distraction on the eve of his widower father (James Le Gros) marrying his girlfriend: the...