“St. Vincent”

“St. Vincent”

Bill Murray plays Vincent, the titular lout in the new comedy “St. Vincent,” as a throwback sort of aging American white male. Murray was born in 1950, so Vincent is approaching what ought to be retirement age — and yet he seems to work less than he does fritter his few greenbacks at the race […]

“The Judge”

“The Judge”

“The Judge,” an inoffensive and generally likeable drama that odd-couples Robert Downey Jr. with Robert Duvall, runs like a two-plus-hour chardonnay. Setting aside a few quasi-coarse moments (even a family-friendly film needs to establish street cred on its own terms), “The Judge” plays mostly by the numbers that American audiences have decided they like in […]

“Gone Girl”

“Gone Girl”

On his fifth anniversary, Nick is miserable. He wanders down to the small-town Missouri bar he and his twin sister keep up and knocks back a bourbon while languidly twisting the wheel on the game of Life, wondering how he managed to botch a marriage to the girl of his dreams. Then he returns home […]