Captain America: Civil War

The third Captain America film cements the series’ place at the top of the Marvel movie food chain. While the first Iron Man is hard to beat, later installments haven’t been up to snuff. You liked the Avengers films better? Good news: Captain America: Civil War is a better Avengers film than either of Joss Whedon’s entries. It’s also arguably the best film of the Cap series. Captain America: Civil War Directors: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman Review: 4.5 stars (of five) The story...

Ant-Man

Many expected Ant-Man to be Marvel’s first flop, but instead it debuts to strong reviews—and is arguably the best Marvel Studios movie yet, because it puts story and humanity ahead of action and special effects, which the higher-stakes suite of Avengers-related films can’t seem...

Admission

Director: Paul Weitz Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben Review: 2.5 stars (of five) Admission has a strong cast and the admirable goal of making an adult movie about adult things, rather than a frat-level comedy about gross-out sight gags and...

How Do You Know

Writer/Director: James L. Brooks Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson Review: 2 stars (of five) I would like to take this opportunity to discuss the state of manhood in America—or at least in American pop culture. It’s pathetic. The occasion of this...