Heather Frendo-Cumbo

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Review: 'Wolf of Wall Street' ★★

In the waning years of the last century at Stratton Oakmont, the Wall Street brokerage house run like a coked-up 24-hour bacchanal by Jordan Belfort, the customer wasn't king. The customer was merely a means to an end. Belfort and his minions ruled, and they couldn't spend, snort or swallow the …

REVIEW: 'The Nut Job' ★

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow, and all that, but "The Nut Job" didn't work out that way. This 3-D animation job, a co-production of South Korea's Redrover Co. and the Canadian outfit ToonBox Entertainment, generates such little interest in the fates of its urban park critters, you may find …

REVIEW: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' ★★

The best moment in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" allows the director and crucial supporting player Kenneth Branagh to set cars and guns aside for a brief, unblinking glare in a two-person scene at a dinner table. Branagh plays a heroin-addicted Russian terrorist in this routine franchise reboot, and …

REVIEW: 'The Invisible Woman' ★★★

Charles Dickens wrote often about people required by circumstance to skitter through double lives, none with more dastardly, compartmentalized determination than the secretive choirmaster at the center of his final, unfinished work, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."<p>As his biographers have made clear, …

REVIEW: 'Gimme Shelter' ★ 1/2

It's hard not to be affected by a story about a pregnant, homeless teenager such as the one at the heart of "Gimme Shelter," which stars "High School Musical's" Vanessa Hudgens. But some movies, full of good intentions and cliches undermining those intentions, make it very hard indeed.<p>In the case …

REVIEW: 'That Awkward Moment' ★★

More grating than peppy, the Manhattan-set romantic comedy "That Awkward Moment" proceeds as a series of awkward moments in search of a premise and a protagonist a little less stupid.<p>Zac Efron bed-hops around as writer-director Tom Gormican's narrator/hero. He's a graphic designer whose life is one …

REVIEW: 'At Middleton' ★★★

"At Middleton" is formulaic and contrived. It's also worth seeing because it breathes a little, and because Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia know what they're doing as they guide this appealingly simple brief encounter of a romance.<p>Their characters, Edith and George, meet in the parking lot of …

REVIEW: 'Labor Day' ★★

The thesis of "Labor Day," taken from Joyce Maynard's novel, was summed up well by The Washington Post headline affixed to the Post's book review: "Sometimes it's okay to pick up a scary drifter."<p>In the fictitious town of Holton Mills, N.H., 13-year-old Henry has become the emotional caretaker for …

REVIEW: 'The Lego Movie' ★★★★

Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the Lego-indebted parent as well as the Lego-crazed offspring. …

Dallas Buyers Club – review | Mark Kermode

Terrific performances by Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto elevate this socio-medical drama out of the realms of the ordinary into something quietly remarkable. While McConaughey's dramatic weight loss may make attention-grabbing headlines, there's much more to his performance than the mere …