[Grade: B+] Vermeer you know, but the Tim in Tim's Vermeer you may not, unless you're intimately involved with the history of video-production software. What matters for the documentary by Teller, of (silent) Penn & Teller fame, is that Tim Jenison is a self-made man.
[Grade: B+] Her presents itself as a movie about technology, but writer-director Spike Jonze isn't overly concerned with the sci- in his sci-fi romance, or the fact that Samantha is a computer product who, in theory, would be source-code-bound to obey Theodore's commands.
[Grade: B] With its angry teen heroine (Saoirse Ronan) pining for an older, frequently shirtless boy (George MacKay) in an England riven by civil war, How I Live Now almost begs to be dismissed as a Hunger Games knockoff.
[Grade: B+] In following their son, Idris, and another black boy, Seun, into Manhattan’s storied Dalton School, the couple frame the film as an exploration of how race functions in the halls of the country’s elite institutions.
Pottstown native Jim Mickle’s follow-up to the vamp-hunting Stake Land tracks another group whose horror is passed on through blood, but this time it's a rural family whose annual "Lamb's Day" ritual involves feasting on human flesh.
It’s as if the movie theater’s black and the vast darkness of space are part of a continuum, and when Bullock spins loose from a space shuttle pelted with hurtling satellite debris, Earth whizzes by over our heads as well.