It's a fun thought trap, seeing the hulking Houston Texan on the big screen, following in footsteps made by former football stars turned entertainers like Jim Brown, Bubba Smith and Carl Weathers. But after watching him in the new film "Bad Moms" it's easy to think Watt's back injury better not be too serious, because he's got some work to do on the acting chops.
A pair of strong central performances and a tricky mystery give only a tiny boost to “The Suffering,” a slow-burning gothic horror picture that’s heavier on atmosphere than incident. Give credit to writer-director Robert Hamilton for trying something subtler than the average B-movie, but his film
It’s no “Rosemary’s Baby” — or even “It’s Alive” — but the Danish supernatural thriller “Shelley” is a fair addition to the “natal horror” genre. Writer-director Ali Abbasi’s debut feature takes too long to intensify, but down the stretch it’s as disturbing as the scariest chapters of “What to
In just over 70 minutes, Jack Pettibone Riccobono’s debut documentary “The Seventh Fire” covers enough ground to function as a character study, an ethnography and a social issue film, all in one. By tackling the larger issue of Native American gangs through the story of two northwest Minnesota
Some sports fans call Cleveland “Believeland” because of the city’s devotion to teams that never win (the recent Cavaliers championship aside). Writer-director Steven Caple Jr.’s indie crime drama “The Land” drops the “believe,” which fits his take on inner-city Cleveland as a community without
“The Childhood of a Leader” is a chilly — and chilling — political thriller by way of a provocative domestic chamber piece. Strikingly mounted, lighted, shot and scored, this tense, decidedly arty film marks a bravura feature directing debut for young American actor Brady Corbet (“Melancholia,”