Ben Conniff

Finals week is rapidly approaching. That means it’s time to procrastinate with a little Netflix time. The number of fine selections available this year could make short work of available study hours, so be sure to manage your priorities responsibly.

In 2012, Welsh-born filmmaker Gareth Evans reinvented the action movie with “The Raid: Redemption” – an Indonesian martial arts film heralded for its brutal action sequences.

If you haven’t seen the movie “Noah” yet, this piece contains spoilers that delve deeper into some of the film’s inconsistencies with the source material.

To put it about as bluntly as a slow-motion spear to the gut, “300: Rise of an Empire” just isn’t very good. If this film was a newborn baby in Sparta, they’d cast it out for the iniquities it possesses compared to its predecessor.

With star Aaron Paul at the peak of his popularity coming off of "Breaking Bad," I definitely feel the "need" to catch him in his first big project since the show's finale. 

With the memory of Paul Walker’s tragic demise barely erased from our memories, it seems impossible for the Reaper to come knocking again so soon.

If any filmmaker could make an audience buy into a story about a man who falls in love with his computer operating system, it's Spike Jonze (“Where the Wild Things Are,” “Being John Malkovich”)...

New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort is the type of guy who likes to have his cake and eat it, too. He's such a junkie for mayhem and excess that it's easy to liken him to a “Goodfella”-“Gatsby” wannabe. With “The Wolf of Wall Street,” director Martin Scorsese faces a task unlike any he's eve…

As if the Delorean had lost any of its nerdy staying power, “Love Actually” director Richard Curtis brings us a Marty McFly for the Nicholas Sparks generation in “About Time” - a charming romantic comedy that both guys and girls can dig.

What would you do if everything you ever knew was taken away in a single moment, like a rug suddenly yanked from beneath your feet?

To contrast the bloated bombast of the summer season, fall is the time when movie studios bring their “Oscar bait” into theaters. Here are seven of my top picks that shouldn't be missed this year.