Movie Reviews

Art film 'Le Week-End' a bright spot among week's films

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 It’s rare to see such a brutally honest film about a retirement age husband and wife trying to cling to a struggling marriage.British couple, Nick and Meg (Jim Broadbent & Lindsay Duncan) take a... more

Rumsfeld tells all in 'The Unknown Known'

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris spends several days with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, talking about his days in politics working under several presidents.... more

Bright birds are back in 'Rio 2,' but the plot flew the coop

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 The best thing about these “Rio” movies is that the director is Brazilian, and it’s obvious he loves his country.The look of his native city, Rio de Janeiro, has a vibrancy of the culture, both in... more

Missin’ your football bunky? Watch ‘Draft Day’

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 If you’re thinking you’ve been seeing a lot of Kevin Costner these days, you’d be correct.He dropped in for a brief visit as Superman’s adoptive dad in “Man of Steel” last year; he then handled Chris... more

Upon reflection, 'Oculus' is really quite good

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 At first, I thought this was going to be a rip-off of “Mirrors,” but upon further reflection, I must admit this turned out to be a smart, complex tale of inescapable tension and terror that relies... more

'Raid 2' like no other martial arts film

Steve Salles Friday, April 11, 2014 If you’re into super-action martial arts movies, you’ve undoubtably heard of or seen “The Raid.”It was the talk of Sundance two years ago and had so many rave reviews, the festival organizers couldn’... more

If you like that sort of thing, ‘Winter Soldier’ rules

Steve Salles Friday, April 4, 2014 Life for Captain America’s Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) has gotten back into a daily routine after he and his Avengers friends made that huge mess in New York City saving the world.He’s now part of an... more

‘God’s Not Dead’ insulting to the fair minded

Steve Salles Friday, April 4, 2014 I realize that Christians feel a fervent need to save as many souls as they can in these oft-referred-to last days. I also believe they are deeply sincere in their efforts.However, I don’t think it... more

'The Lunchbox' a gem you should really consider seeing

Steve Salles Friday, April 4, 2014 One of the joys of my job is telling you about little movie gems you’ve probably never heard of nor would ever think of seeing.It’s a simple story, centered on the vast lunch delivery system in... more

'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' the real thing

Steve Salles Friday, April 4, 2014 I was a bit reluctant to sit through what I thought was going to be another animated “Madagascar” sequel, when to my great joy, I discovered this was an IMAX nature documentary from the rarely seen... more