Of all the post-apocalyptic young adult trifles, the “Divergent” series has been the sexiest — thanks to the steamy make outs between stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley — but it’s also strangely the most sanitized. In the third installment, “Allegiant” (or rather “The Divergent Series: Al…

The best way to approach “10 Cloverfield Lane” is to put all that “Cloverfield” business out of your mind and enjoy the movie for what it is: a taut, expertly-calibrated thriller, set almost entirely within cramped quarters, about three strangers trying to figure out if they can trust each other.

A cheery tale of unlikely sporting triumph, “Eddie the Eagle,” directed by Dexter Fletcher, offers up a retro feel-good yarn about the power of determination. While it’s often cookie-cutter sports movie conventional, you’d have to be stone-hearted to remain un-charmed by the story of real-li…

The multiple gold medal-winning effort by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin is one of the most important moments in sports and world history. It’s a defining moment because of how Owens faced a bigotry of international proportions and came out of it as a champion.

When I heard that the 2009 genre fiction mashup “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” would be reincarnated as a horror-soaked rom-com, I passed through the Kubler-Ross stages of grief. Denial (“They couldn’t be that stupid”) was followed by anger (“This is heresy”), bargaining (“No way will I w…

“You can do good or you can do well, but sooner or later they make you choose.” This is the choice given to young Will Holloway (Kit Harington) from his former mentor and current antagonist Harry Pearce (Peter Firth). Both men are rogue MI-5 (think British CIA) agents, working both together …