John. P. Hanlon

John. P. Hanlon

'A.C.O.D.' Review: Divorce Comedy Delivers Intermittent Laughs

In the 1979 Oscar-winning drama Kramer vs. Kramer, a young son watches as his parent’s relationship falls apart. He sees his mother leave the family and then watches as his two parents fight over him. Now, imagine that kid 25

'A.C.O.D.' Review: Divorce Comedy Delivers Intermittent Laughs

'Runner Runner' Review: Recycled Drama Banks on Shopworn Thrills

The biggest problem with the new thriller Runner Runner isn’t what’s onscreen, although the plot and the dialogue are often cringe-worthy. The great issue with the film is that we’ve seen all that it has to offer in countless other,

'Runner Runner' Review: Recycled Drama Banks on Shopworn Thrills

'Prisoners' Review: Slow-Burn Thriller Muddies Heroes, Villains

If there is one word that can be used to describe the new kidnapping drama Prisoners, that word is methodical. This slow-paced, sizzling thriller never jumps from scene to scene, leaving the viewer’s head spinning with outrageous plot twists. Instead,

'Prisoners' Review: Slow-Burn Thriller Muddies Heroes, Villains

'The Spectacular Now' Review: Sobering Snapshot of Teen Angst

Miles Teller has made a career out of partying. Onscreen, that is. In films like Footloose, Project X and 21 & Over, he played characters who enjoyed drinking and having a good time. In The Spectacular Now, he sobers up.

'The Spectacular Now' Review: Sobering Snapshot of Teen Angst

'Red 2' Review: Inferior Sequel Still Slings Sexy Lead

The original Red (2010) was a fun escapist action comedy featuring an A-list cast willing to act silly to earn a few good laughs. Some of the film’s plot was absurd and the conspiracy at its heart underwhelming, but the

'Red 2' Review: Inferior Sequel Still Slings Sexy Lead

'World War Z' Review: Zombie Thriller Has Brains, Global Scope

“Movement is life,” says former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) in the new film World War Z. He’s referring to the best way to survive the apocalyptic zombie attacks that are quickly destroying the human race. The quote

'World War Z' Review: Zombie Thriller Has Brains, Global Scope

'Trance' Review ' Hypnotic Drama Worthy of Discussion, Debate

“No piece of art is worth a human life.” So says the man charged with protecting million-dollar paintings in the new psychological drama Trance. James McAvoy stars as a man who understands the value of self-preservation and security when it

'Trance' Review ' Hypnotic Drama Worthy of Discussion, Debate