In a time of progress, dramatizing a gay rights landmark

By: jake coyle The Associated Press

TORONTO - "Freeheld," a gay-rights drama about the turning tide of social justice, was shaped by the same currents of change it depicts.

In the course of making the true story about New Jersey police...

Conversations about love, sex ring true in 'Sleeping With Other People'

By: Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune

Starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet; directed by Leslye Headland; 95 minutes; R for strong sexual content, language including sexual references, and some drug use.

Both a...

'Sicario' is addictive

By: Sandy Cohen Associated Press

Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber; directed by Denis Villeneuve; 120 minutes; R for grave bodily harm, threatened and enacted.

The billion-dollar drug trade along the...

Damon charms as stranded astronaut in 'The Martian'

By: Sandy Cohen The Associated Press

Without Matt Damon, the solitary fight for survival on Mars would be lonely indeed. Alone on screen for most of his scenes as an astronaut stranded on the red planet, the Oscar-nominated actor is the winning heart...

'Pawn Sacrifice' ably follows Bobby Fischer's unraveling, move

By: Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

No sports fan need be reminded of the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, but what about the agony of victory, the unraveling that can occur when your triumph is so complete there are no more worlds to...

'Hotel Transylvania 2' is cute, but not a classic

By: Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg; directed by Genndy Tartakovsky; 89 minutes; PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.

There's an...

Hathaway, De Niro work it in 'The Intern'

By: Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

Starring Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro; directed by Nancy Meyers; PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language; 119 minutes.

Nicely acted by Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, the...

Too much gore, not enough scares in 'Green Inferno'

By: Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Starring Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy; directed by Eli Roth; 100 minutes; R for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug...