Bart Freundlich's After the Wedding has a great lead cast — Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup — for his gender-flipped redo of Susanne Bier's 2006 drama of family secrets, lies and schemes. But that's about all the film has, writes Peter Howell.
Good Boys is a lot sweeter than Superbad and other hormonal comedies. It similarly trades in lewd and crude humour, but it's a funny story about a trio of Grade Sixers attempting to negotiate the hairpin turn from boyhood to manhood, writes Peter Howell.
Not being a marine life expert, I can't say whether a shark would be blind, albino and listless at the titular depth of 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. But I do know a bad movie when I see one, writes Peter Howell.
The chance to adapt novelist Maria Semple's antic bestseller Where'd You Go, Bernadette to the screen must be catnip to filmmakers, even as the tale stubbornly resists the leap from page to screen, writes Peter Howell.
The thundering roads of Bruce Springsteen's New Jersey lead to the mean streets of Margaret Thatcher's England in Blinded by the Light, a comedy that finds life inspiration from an unexpected source, writes Peter Howell.