Dec. 17, 2014 12:00
Writer/producer/director Joe Swanberg’s engaging yuletide comedy is a smart, lighthearted character study with an appealing cast. First and foremost there’s Anna Kendrick as Jenny, spending the holidays with big brother Jeff (Swanberg), his author wife Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and their toddler (Swanberg’s adorable real-life son Jude)....
Dec. 17, 2014 12:00
Christian Bale has the beard and the bearing as Moses, while Joel Edgerton preens and sneers as Ramesses. Although raised as brothers, there’s little sense of a bond between the two, so their inevitable clash carries little dramatic weight....
Dec. 17, 2014 12:00
Powell is a self-taught photographer who specializes in timelapse photography. He decided to chronicle a year in Antarctica, both its natural landscape and its human contingent. There are only 30 bases on the entire continent, and at the height of its summer season, Antarctica is populated by less than 10,000 people....
Dec. 17, 2014 12:00
The film dramatizes the relationship between Stephen (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane (Felicity Jones), who met cute in Cambridge in the early 1960s, shortly before Stephen was diagnosed with neuro-muscular disease (Lou Gehrig’s disease). With Jane’s help and support in those early years, Stephen was able to outlive his diagnosis by 50 years (and counting)....
Dec. 10, 2014 12:00
Martin Compston plays Ferris, nicknamed “The Wee Man” (the film’s original title) for his short stature. As a tough guy, however, the cocksure Ferris walks tall in Glasgow....
Dec. 10, 2014 12:00
Hilary Swank (never better) plays Mary Bee Cuddy, a spinster in the Nebraska territory during the 1850s who takes it upon herself to transport three women (Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter and Grace Gummer) who, for lack of a more specific diagnosis, have gone mad....
Dec. 10, 2014 12:00
The story’s chronology shifts back and forth in time over an eight-year period, beginning with the sudden, inexplicable abduction of a youngster named Cass (newcomer Peyton Kennedy) and its immediate impact on her parents (Ryan Reynolds and Mireille......
Dec. 3, 2014 12:00
Whether it snows or not this holiday season, one thing’s for certain: You’re bound to hear Bing Crosby’s rendition of “White Christmas” at one time or another. For years it was the best-selling single of all time, and remains one of the most popular songs ever recorded in the world....

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