‘The Light Between Oceans’ depicts a beautiful yet unsatisfying reality

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander play finders keepers with a baby in this beautifully-set film that falls short.

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Vote no on ‘The Purge: Election Year’

Writer-director James DeMonaco dials down the horror for his third at bat with the franchise and the results disappoint.

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‘Morris from America’ explores teen angst and the struggles of growing up

Markees Christmas and Craig Robinson star in this heartwarming coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old American boy growing up in Germany.

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‘Hell or High Water’ an intense, morally ambiguous modern Western

Chris Pine delivers the best performance of his career in this exhilarating sleeper hit.

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a stop-motion masterpiece

This poignant and artful piece of cinema appeals to both older and younger generations.

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VIDEO – ‘Life in the Dollhouse: Wes Anderson and the Dollhouse Aesthetic’

James Davis explores Wes Anderson’s creatively methodical visual style in this video essay.

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‘Suicide Squad’ just escapes falling flat

A solid soundtrack and a wild mesh of characters are a few highlights of this half-baked blockbuster film.

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Northampton Arts Council to present Wes Anderson film festival

For the weekend of Sept. 23 to 25, three of the director’s films will be screened at the Academy of Music Theatre.

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Fall 2016 movie season has something for everyone

Audiences can look forward to journeys to other worlds, high-stakes action and compelling dramas in these next few months at the movies.

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‘The Neon Demon’ wants to critique societal narcissism, but it can’t get over itself

So-called “transgressive” cinema has never felt so tedious.

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‘Swiss Army Man’ is about a farting corpse, and it’s superb

Equal parts funny and sad, this film has a message that all should appreciate.

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‘Warcraft’ delivers a likeable mess

The greatest video game adaptation of all time still isn’t that great, though it has redeeming qualities.

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‘Green Room’ is a bloody blast of survival horror

Punk rockers take on neo-Nazis in writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s brutal and bloody third feature.

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‘Hush’ a quiet little horror flick

A masked killer arrives at a deaf woman’s doorstep in this twist on the home invasion thriller, now available to stream on Netflix.

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‘Hardcore Henry’ is rotten to the core

The first full-length movie filmed in first-person fails miserably.

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‘Eye in the Sky’ lacks confidence in its vision

Strong performances and laudable cinematography can’t save director Gavin Hood’s latest film.

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‘Embrace of the Serpent’ a powerful exploration of cultural erasure

Director Ciro Guerra delivers a nuanced meditation on the toxic effects of colonialism in this surreal and immensely unique film.

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‘Felt’ is a horror movie where the monster is rape culture

Flawed yet visceral, this 2014 film eviscerates misogyny.

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Documentary argues that American public is manipulated to sympathize with Israel in conflict against Palestine

Israeli government allegedly employs same tactics as propagandists.

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‘London Has Fallen’ doesn’t fall down completely

Director Babak Najafi delivers more of the same but will satisfy action fans.

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