The Accountant (2016)

Un-taxing By Jeffrey M. Anderson Many films about hired killers and assassins, from Le Samourai to The American, feature lead characters that live in their own little worlds. They are loners. They are meticulous and minimalist and they stick to routines. The Accountant wonders what would happen if this character has a high-functioning form of … Read more

The Accidental Spy (2001)

‘Spy’ Kid By Jeffrey M. Anderson Jackie Chan stars in The Accidental Spy (2001, Buena Vista Home Video, $29.99), a vintage Hong Kong film made in-between his Hollywood productions. While it lacks pizzazz, it contains one dazzling sequence in which Chan runs naked through a shopping district (having been surprised by the bad guys in … Read more

Accepted (2006)

Stream it: Own it: Search for streaming: With: Justin Long, Adam Herschman, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Mark Derwin, Columbus Short, Kellan Lutz, Maria Thayer, Diora Baird, Lewis Black Written by: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Mark Perez Directed by: Steve Pink MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, sexual material and drug content Running Time: 90 Date: 08/18/2006 … Read more

An Acceptable Loss (2019)

Antisocial Security By Jeffrey M. Anderson This political thriller is ambitious and timely, but it’s also disappointingly awkward, with stilted performances in the first half, and a second half that grows increasingly routine and ridiculous. In An Acceptable Loss, former national security advisor Libby Lamm (Tika Sumpter) is now teaching at a university, constantly on … Read more

Absurdistan (2009)

Water Trouble By Jeffrey M. Anderson The last time I saw a film by Veit Helmer, Tuvalu (1999), I found that it was an intriguing mix of various styles: Tati, Jeunet, Kusturica, Chaplin, Vigo, Gilliam, Maddin, Svankmajer, Carax, etc. But beyond that, it failed to find its own heart. Now ten years later, Helmer … Read more

Absolute Power (1997)

Stream it: Own it: Search for streaming: With: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Scott Glenn, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Davis, E.G. Marshall, Melora Hardin, Kenneth Welsh, Penny Johnson, Richard Jenkins, Mark Margolis, Elaine Kagan Written by: William Goldman, based on a book by David Baldacci Directed by: Clint Eastwood MPAA Rating: R for … Read more

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

▶ PLAY TRAILER Stream it: Own it: Search for streaming: With: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas, Jimmi Simpson, Joseph Mawle, Robin McLeavy, Erin Wasson, John Rothman, Cameron M. Brown, Frank Brennan, Lux Haney-Jardine, Curtis Harris Written by: Seth Grahame-Smith, based on his novel Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov … Read more

Abraham Lincoln (1930)

▶ PLAY TRAILER Own it: Search for streaming: With: Walter Huston, Kay Hammond, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne, Helen Freeman, Otto Hoffman, Edgar Dearing, Una Merkel, Russell Simpson, Charles Crockett, Helen Ware, E. Alyn Warren, Jason Robards Sr., Gordon Thorpe, Ian Keith Written by: John W. Considine Jr., Stephen Vincent Benet, Gerrit J. Lloyd … Read more

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (2022)

Own it: With: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Peter Jeffrey, Virginia North, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas, Derek Godfrey, Norman Jones, John Cater, Aubrey Woods, John Laurie, Maurice Kaufmann, Sean Bury, Susan Travers, David Hutcheson, Edward Burnham, Alex Scott, Peter Gilmore, Caroline Munro Written by: James Whiton, William Goldstein Directed by: Robert Fuest MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some … Read more

Ab-Normal Beauty (2004)

Photo Finish By Jeffrey M. Anderson Oxide Pang (Bangkok Dangerous, The Eye) directs this gory thriller about a beautiful art student who becomes obsessed with photographing death. Ab-Normal Beauty unleashes some absolutely stunning moments; in one scene, Jiney (Race Wong) regards her painting of a girl in art class and traces a droplet of red … Read more