Ricki and the Flash

The success of Ricki and the Flash rests largely on the shoulders of Meryl Streep—and those are mighty shoulders indeed—and founders on the shortcomings of Diablo Cody’s screenplay. Ultimately, it’s a fine portrait of the damage a rock and roll dream wreaks on a family, but it...

Fantastic Four

The rebooted Fantastic Four movie shows that no one involved in its creation understands the Fantastic Four, superheroes, cinema, story, or joy. The previous pair of FF movies were a flawed attempt at adapting a colorful family of superheroes; this film renders its characters colorless, not a...