Endearing and well-acted, director Marc Webb's drama "Gifted" (Fox Searchlight) might have been a family-friendly movie.
This year's crop of demon-possession plots — that hardy stalwart of horror — kicks off in high style with the very adult "The Blackcoat's Daughter" (A24).
Loss of life is treated with an unusual degree of sober reflection in the suspenseful clash of wits and survival skills that follows.
Only if Beauty grows to love the Beast will the spell be broken, which seems a very long shot for this odd couple.
The upshot is a dreary killing fest that's gutsy in all the wrong ways.
Epic in scale, the film is shallow in emotion and characterization.
"Moonlight" (A24) makes a compelling statement.
The incredible true story of one orphan's 20-year odyssey to find his way back home roars to cinematic life in "Lion" (Weinstein).
In chronicling the early history of McDonald's, "The Founder" (Weinstein) makes compelling food for thought, if not exactly a happy meal.
While "Patriots Day" (Lionsgate) is an effective dramatization of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its violent aftermath, the film is also an unsparing portrayal of those events. Thus it can only be recommended for…