With plenty of charm and genuine romantic spirit, a touch of magical realism, and a shining performance from Blake Lively, “The Age of Adaline” is as compelling a film love story as we’ve seen in theaters in a long time.
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.
The Jackie Robinson biopic “42” is a beautifully shot, often entertaining depiction of an important moment in professional baseball, the breaking of the color barrier in the major leagues. It’s also harmless and, aside from Chadwick Boseman’s charismatic depiction of Robinson and Harrison Ford’s scene-chewing, pretty forgettable as a film.