TribLIVE

| AandE


Movies

Review: A teenage girl’s nightmare realized in ‘It Follows’

By Lindsey Bahr
For a teenage girl, it can seem as though everyone is a predator. Some are benign, like the boys leering through a fence at the ...

Review: ‘Wild Tales’ sinks its teeth into 6 tales of revenge

By Bill Goodykoontz
“Wild Tales” is basically a marathon of Damian Szifron short films with one consistent theme connecting them: revenge. You might think that, over the course ...

Review: ‘Human Capital’ doesn’t have much surprise as payoff

By Randy Cordova
In “Human Capital,” the destinies of two Italian families become intertwined after a hit-and-run accident in which the victim is a waiter. The movie starts with ...

Review: Another E.T. is out of place on Earth in Dreamworks’ ‘Home’

By Roger Moore
“Home” is an energetic, obvious, animated comedy packed with the sort of low humor and silly laughs that drive young children wild. It’s a lesser ...

Review: Salt and pepper don’t add up to enough laughs in ‘Get Hard’

By Roger Moore
Kevin Hart finds himself shoehorned into a Will Ferrell buddy comedy in “Get Hard,” a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps. It’s a “Trading Places” ...

DVD reviews: ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ and ‘Unbroken’

By Garrett Conti
“Into the Woods” (2014, PG, 125 min., $29.99) Bringing Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical to the big screen looked to be a tall task for ...

DEC grad to release horror movie filmed at Monessen library

By Miranda Startare
Film student and up-and-coming director Jonathan Patrick Hughes has been busy making his childhood dreams come true – even if they seem more like nightmares. Graduating ...

Documentary depicts Aliquippa man’s romantic quest, life with Asperger’s

By Michael Machosky
David Matthews, 47, of Aliquippa has been looking for love for a long time. In that, he’s not alone. He’s smart, funny, determined, self-aware, even good-looking ...

‘Insurgent’ diverges from formula enough to give hope

By Roger Moore
“Insurgent” doesn’t seriously diverge from the “Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner” formula until its final act. Up until then, this “Divergent” sequel is “Young Adults Save the World” ...

‘Gunman’ shows Penn preachy, violent, a bit out-of-date

By Roger Moore
In “The Gunman,” Sean Penn’s professional assassin is a guilt-ridden man whose efforts to atone for his past sins count for nothing when those sins ...

‘Mommy’ displays unconventional, combustible family dynamic

By Ann Hornaday
It’s not often that an audience of critics claps at a movie at the Cannes Film Festival, let alone breaks into delirious applause in the ...

‘Gett’ is an utterly mesmerizing indictment of patriarchy

By Michael O'sullivan
On paper, “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” doesn’t sound like much. Except for a couple of short scenes that take place in a hallway, ...

DVD reviews: ‘Top Five,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ and ‘Son of a Gun’

By Garrett Conti
“Top Five” (2014, R, 102 min., $29.99) One of the most talented comedians working today, Chris Rock took charge of his latest product, writing, directing ...

'Cinderella' characters have had many incarnations on different stages

By Susan Jones
Cinderella is coming out of the kitchen again this weekend and heading to the big-screen ball. Tales of this persecuted heroine have been around ...

Review: New ‘Cinderella’ excels with old-fashioned charm

By Jocelyn Noveck
In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairy tales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking ...

Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for ‘Frozen 2’

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit “Frozen.” Bob …

Review: Neeson and other actors of a certain age ‘Run All Night’ one last time

By Roger Moore
“Run All Night” is a first-person-shooter thriller for the Grecian Formula generation. Old men — cops and mobsters — sit in bars, drink their Scotch ...

Review: ‘Red Army’ scores big as hockey documentary

By Roger Moore
For a few moments, it feels like a mistake, a director’s miscalculation. Documentary filmmaker Gabe Polsky lets us hear his awkward, groping questions to an ...

Review: ‘Song of the Sea’ as magical as the fairy tale it tells

By Roger Moore
Every scene is magical, every image a work of art in “Song of the Sea,” the latest Oscar-nominated feature from the folks who gave us ...

Review: ‘Like Sunday’ a refuge from movie cliche factory

By Roger Moore
With “Like Sunday, Like Rain,” sturdy character actor Frank Whaley (“Pulp Fiction,” TV’s “Ray Donovan”) steps behind the camera to present an elegiac, sweet relationship ...