A vast improvement over the first Star Trek movie, this swifter sequel begins with Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) stuck in drydock brooding over his career, while Spock (Leonard Nimoy) is busy training upstart cadets to run star cruisers....
Director Eric Rohmer tells his Autumn Tale--and a seasoned critic turns the page.
The Iron Giant tries to turn Disney's anthropomorphic style into a more efficient machine.
Director Wu Tianming hides a subtle social critique behind the veil of a melodramatic fable.
Arlington Road brings domestic terrorism to the neighborhood multiplex.
The drift toward the real is no great discovery; critics and historians have noted all along that the route from a squeaky, black-and-white mouse to a robotic, talking Abe Lincoln is pretty direct.