Jurassic World

Universal Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril. Running time: 123 minutes. Two stars out of four. It’s silly of me, right? I have this notion that a big, splashy blockbuster should provide characters and story lines that matter, that engage us, so that there are actual stakes and not just […]

What the Flick?! — The Judge

This courtroom drama feels like an overlong, overstuffed adaptation of a John Grisham airport paperback from the mid-1990s. It is clearly the work of a comedy director (David Dobkin) trying desperately to do something more substantive. But it has a few moments that earn their demands to be taken seriously, particularly the heated exchanges between […]