His comment on satisfaction is about his work; at home, life is tranquil, filled with the comforting sounds of family.
The late-in-life rom-com by Rob Reiner feels patched together from other, better movies.
The film chronicles 12 years in the life of its protagonist over real time, in an audacious, deeply moving portrait.
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This week, a series of short monologues, a Hollywood-set comedy and a feminine, contemporary take on the Western.
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Steve James’s documentary skillfully chronicles the life and career of the late critic.
McCarthy once again plays a coarse social boor in this unfunny road comedy.
The Irish filmmaker’s musical romance has winsome charm, offset by forgettable tunes.
Part pulp action, part political allegory, Bong Joon-ho’s unsubtle film possesses moments of beauty.
Documentary filmmaker AJ Schnack’s look at the 2012 Republican caucus in Iowa is both reasoned and entertaining.
The interlocking romance is too busy for its own good, but features stand-out performances.
The film deconstructs the Hollywood rom-com to alternately obvious and ingenious effect.
The films addressed systemic abuse of power, especially at the hands of the U.S. government.
This week, a comedy about “the trial of the century,” James Franco’s adaptation of the Faulkner novel and a Cold War thriller.
Guy Pearce stars in the futuristic road thriller set against Australia at its most unforgiving.
The comedy brings sexual sparring to Vegas for some cliched partying and a few genuine laughs.
Some early summer hits bode well for women’s roles — and their male counterparts, too.
Jenny Slate’s disarming performance propels this comedy about an unplanned pregnancy.
Ann Hornaday grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated cum laude with a degree in Government from Smith College. After working at Ms. magazine as a researcher and editorial assistant, she became a freelance writer in New York City, where she eventually began to write about movies for the New York Times Arts & Leisure section and other publications. In 1995 she became the movie critic at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, Texas, where she stayed for two years before moving to Baltimore to be the movie critic at the Baltimore Sun. She left the Sun in 2000 and began working at the Washington Post in 2002. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2008.