Jennifer Lawrence in Joy

Hollywood darling David O. Russell teams up for the third time with impressive talents Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Joy, a semi-autobiographical film about an entrepreneurial legend. By all rights, this star-powered collaboration should have been a hit, but so far critics and viewers alike have been yelling “Cleanup on aisle three!” …

The following article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Please read at your own discretion. When Star Wars: Episode VII was announced after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm productions in 2012, fans questioned whether the new sequels, a long-awaited development, would follow the ill-fated path of the more recent prequels or bring back the …

After four years of anticipation and three genre-defining films, The Hunger Games series has finally come to a less-than-bloody end. Following the events of Mockingjay Part 1 —or lack thereof—the last half of the book-to-film finale sets Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) on a mission to kill President Snow (Donald Sutherland). What follows is a series of …

When Spectre first opens in Mexico City on the famed Day of the Dead, audiences will see a skull-faced secret agent and a Latin beauty gliding through the masses, and we’re expected to feel as if we’re about to witness something special. The following action sequence, complete with a helicopter duel above the crowd celebrating …

Despite the Disney machine and its recent films that have paled in comparison to former efforts, so far the general consensus is that the 2015 film year has been somewhat lackluster. And unfortunately for Bradley Cooper, audiences and critics have already charbroiled his newest project, Burnt, his second consecutive underperforming film after Aloha. Since the rising popularity of …

At first glance, this atmospheric film succeeds with its meta-horror story plot—one that its budding-novelist protagonist would rather be hit over the head with than be forced to write. But like the film’s central setting for the madness, a gothic castle built on a clay deposit that is slowly sinking into the earth, Crimson Peak will eventually sink into cinematic oblivion. …