No less than the "Harry Potter" adaptations or the "Fast and Furious" movies, the novels of Nicholas Sparks form the basis of a consistent film franchise in which the characters' names and crises and letters-read-aloud voice-overs may change, but it's the same wish-fulfillment universe across title...
"Furious 7" is the fuel-injected fusion of all that is and ever has been good in "The Fast and the Furious" saga that began in 2001 with souped-up cars and a stripped-down story about a tightknit East L.A. street racing crew.
On screen, looking like Keith Richards' bright-eyed, bushy-tailed life coach and partner in debauchery, Al Pacino is a man whose aura screams, "I love the '70s!" Meaning: his own. Turning 75 next month, Pacino has a high old time in the slight, moderately charming "Danny Collins," and he bounces...
"Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is a moody comic allegory about desperation, disconnection and dreams that uses "Fargo," the Coen brothers classic, as a touchstone to examine modern life.
In "Woman in Gold," a paint-by-numbers account of a gorgeous Klimt and its tortured history of ownership, there's really no other word for what Helen Mirren is doing in certain reaction shots, out of subtle interpretive desperation: mugging. She's mugging. She is a sublimely talented performer,...
The Maryland Film Festival reinvents itself every year, thanks to programming that includes new filmmakers working with new actors, sometimes even in new genres. No doubt, that thrill of discovery helps keep audiences coming back year after year.
A University of Maryland College Park student group pulled "American Sniper" from its spring movie lineup following complaints from a Muslim student group.
"Every Secret Thing" opening May 15
From "Nice girls don't wear cha cha heels!" to "It's Baltimore, gentlemen. The gods will not save you," we present memorable words of wisdom from fictional Charm City residents on screens big and small.
In a summer movie season chock-full of world-saving superheroes, rampaging dinosaurs, globetrotting spies and time-traveling cyborg assassins, it seems that outsize action set pieces are all but required. Now Disney's sci-fi adventure "Tomorrowland" has obliged as well.