'The Servant' movie review: Restored for its 50th anniversary, the film gives an icy look at the upper class and power. Joseph Losey directs and Dirk Bogarde stars.
Movie review: 'Closed Circuit,' John Crowley's timely thriller starring Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall and Julia Stiles about government surveillance and terrorism in Britain, is well acted but fairly contrived.
Director William Friedkin is marking not just a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement from the Venice Film Festival but the restoration of "Sorcerer."
Movie Review: Despite digressions into Jewish history, 'When Comedy Went to School,' a look at stand-up acts in the Catskills, is worth a laugh.
Movie review: Sebastian Cordero's mock documentary 'Europa Report' starring Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist and Rosa Dasque is a visually striking and convincingly scary space trip to a Jupiter moon.
Movie review: In 'Our Children,' a young mother unravels and does the unthinkable. Emilie Dequenne, Niels Arestrup and Tahar Rahim star.
The Johnny Depp starrer tips its hat at 'Lone Ranger' mythology, but there's little overall that's appealing in this 'Pirates of the Caribbean'-like film.
Movie review: Ryan Coogler skillfully balances hope and despair in 'Fruitvale Station,' the true tale of police shooting victim Oscar Grant.
Review: Roland Emmerich's 'White House Down,' starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, involves a terrorist takeover of the White House, defying plausibility but taking a thrilling ride.
'Un Flic,' with Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve, has many of the traits that made Jean-Pierre Melville a favorite for crime film fans.
Movie review: With 'World War Z's' manic energy (those zombies) and a charismatic leading man (Brad Pitt), the smartly done film is fun and thrilling to watch.
'The Attack' movie review: An Israeli Palestinian doctor (Ali Suliman) in Tel Aviv has his world turned upside down at the revelation his wife could be a suicide bomber.
'A Hijacking,' a fine Danish thriller from Tobias Lindholm, follows the crew of a ship captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean and negotiators in Copenhagen.
Henry Cavill's Superman is muscular yet sensitive, but 'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder doesn't balance spectacle and emotion as well.
Movie review: Rachel Boynton's compelling documentary 'Big Men' follows what happens when Texas oil exploration firm Kosmos Energy makes an enormous discovery called the Jubilee Field off the coast of Ghana.
The Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or goes to "Blue Is the Warmest Color," and Ethan and Joel Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" wins the Grand Prize.
Morgan Neville's documentary 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' is a moving, joyous look at Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and others.
Movie review: A slimmed-down version of 'Much Ado About Nothing,' directed by Joss Whedon, is a modern, engaging, black and white Shakespearean affair starring Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz, Amy Acker and Jillian Morgese.
'Fill the Void' movie review: The film about arranged marriage in an ultra-Orthodox community won seven Ophirs, Israel's Academy Awards. Hadas Yaron is a torn teen.
The documentary 'Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay' offers a peek into the wonderful world of this contemporary master of manipulation.
That is again on display in Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's latest, 'The Past,' which shares some similarities with his Oscar-winning 'A Separation.'
Movie review: 'Kon-Tiki' is based on the 1947 book of the same name, in which six men attempt to cross the ocean on a raft to prove Polynesians originated in pre-Inca Peru centuries ago. Thor Heyerdahl was the fearless leader, and this film captures the journey and the man in thrilling detail.
Writer-director Sarah Polley's personal documentary "Stories We Tell" reveals complexities and contradictions within her own family that will resonate with filmgoers as well.
The Cannes Film Festival includes such cross-cultural collaborations as 'Only God Forgives' with Ryan Gosling, Asghar Farhadi's 'Le Passe' and more.
'The Great Gatsby,' directed by Baz Luhrmann, is a smothering spectacle for the audience and actors alike, though Leonardo DiCaprio succeeds in the lead role.
Matthew Miele's documentary 'Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's' about Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman is no mere window dressing, going behind the scenes to showcase the luxury store in all its complexity.
Directors Maiken Baird and Michelle Major get up close and personal in 'Venus and Serena,' an involving look at the sisters who've changed the face of women's tennis.
'Iron Man 3': Shane Black takes over the franchise — still with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle — and gives it an effective spiritual reboot.
Father-and-son Hayao and Goro Miyazaki have created an animated wonder in 'From Up on Poppy Hill, which looks with poetic nostalgia at 1960s Japan.
'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,' starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, doesn't get the most out of its talented cast.
In director Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," Jessica Chastain is a revelation as a CIA operative whose dogged legwork helped lead U.S. forces to Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
2012's end of the year rush is especially bountiful. 'Argo,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' mix old and new.
For more than 50 years the late Judith Crist passed on her passion for the craft of film reviewing, changing lives, including this Times critic's, along the way.
This family drama about the world of mixed martial arts shows promise before ultimately overdosing on its own testosterone, leaving viewers feeling as pummeled as the on-screen warriors.
'Savages' movie review: Oliver Stone puts the violence front and center. Based on Don Winslow's novel, the film stars Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch.