Review: “The Water Diviner”

“The Water Diviner” marks a fine debut directing effort for Russell Crowe, who also leads an exceptional cast in this beautifully shot historical war drama, inspired by true events.

Review: “American Sniper”

As good as we’ve seen actor Bradley Cooper be in past roles, “American Sniper” is by far his most standout work to date.

Review: “Unbroken”

“Unbroken” falls short of the mark in terms of the inspirational heights it should reach, given the incredible story at its source.

Clueless Movie Reviews: “The Monuments Men”

The Monuments Men is precisely the sort of film the industry is coming to expect from George Clooney when he’s not in “blockbuster superstar” mode, and when he opts to tackle writing and directing duties. Intelligent, character-driven, and entertaining from start to finish thanks to a fascinating story pulled from obscure World War II history and a cast delivering understated yet appealing and memorable performances, it’s a treat to watch, even if you don’t care for history or war films.

Clueless Movie Reviews: “Ender’s Game”

Ender’s Game has eye-popping visuals and compelling story elements that can compete with any seen in the glut of science fiction films that hit theaters this year. But what makes it stand apart from the pack is its commitment to delivering a message, or at least adding to the conversation, about the ever-evolving methods and ethics of waging war in the name of preserving peace and security.