This wow of a holiday film plays heavily on one of the most agonizing family and/or social problems in America today—and gets it exactly right when Julia Roberts cuts loose with the gut-wrenching fierceness of a mother’s love when confronting her helplessly drug-addicted son.
A bracing rethink of the historical costumer set in England's 18th-century court that features lush visuals, off-kilter humor and a trio of brilliant performances from Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and especially Olivia Colman.
Convoluted and overstuffed with major characters, this second prequel to the Harry Potter canon nonetheless creates an encompassing, believable and highly grownup world whose most frightening aspect is how much it mirrors ours.
For tiny tots only, and their long-suffering adults. A predestined hit based on the strong brand and property, this animated adaptation of the classic children's book turns the Grinch from a menace to pathetic.