Tag Archive: based on the novel

Review: “The Longest Ride”

The latest Nicholas Sparks novel-turned-film is a terribly uneven effort. It has its moments of charm, but they’re far outnumbered by bland performances, shallow characterization, and worn-out clichés.

Review: “Fifty Shades Of Grey”

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is a rare example of a film that vastly improves upon and is far more enjoyable an experience than the book it is based on.

Review: “Mortdecai”

“Mortdecai” is goofy, over-the-top fun thanks to Johnny Depp and to director David Koepp’s efforts to keep the running gags and physical comedy rolling at a good clip.

Review: “Inherent Vice”

As a film, “Inherent Vice” is an almost incoherent mess, which believe it or not, is entirely by design.