The movie version of a Dave Eggars novel wastes Tom Hanks and leaps headlong into cultural cliché.
Philip Roth's veiled autobiography about early 1950s college life makes little headway on screen.
Marcin Wrona's portrayal of a wedding, and a haunting, is a brilliant look at historical denial.
Stephen Frears' biopic has star power (Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant) but remains ordinary.
Ben Wheatley's adaptation of a 1975 J.G. Ballard parable is beautiful to look at but dated in spirit.
Alejandro Amenábar's mediocre devil-worship thriller is really an object lesson in manipulated hysteria.
David Farr's creepy thriller about babies and unstable mothers is at once unsettling but predictable.
The prequel to "Cloverfield" is an ode to the menace of John Goodman, who steals this show.
David MacKenzie's contemporary Western uses two sets of buddies to tell an outlaw story.
Tim Burton's whimsical latest has a better chance of appealing to grandchildren than adults.
Directed by: Nanni Moretti
Starring: Nanni Moretti, Jennifer Beale
Nanni Moretti’s version of Fellini’s “Roma,” though he widens the lens. Three skits bring together all that’s trenchant and whiny about Italy’s favorite leftist filmmaker. There’s a Vespa homage to Pasolini with Jennifer Beals along the way (and Keith Jarrett’s throbbing piano); a charming foray to the Aolians in which "The Bold and the Beautiful" plays a key role; finally, Moretti rants on about doctors (he had non-Hodgkins lymphoma). Warts aside, this is an irresistible Rome (and Italy) movie because all the political slings and arrows illustrate a typical Italian paradox: cynical optimism.Reviewed by: Marcia Yarrow