Tomorrowland

Cynics might dismiss Tomorrowland as a feature-length theme park advertisement, but Disney self-promotion isn’t the primary reason for its failure. Instead, this ambitious science-fiction adventure from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) has a futuristic vision that is stylishly and sometimes spectacularly rendered, but without much substance beneath the spectacle. That’s despite a tendency toward heavy-handed […]

The Week’s DVDs begin in Russia:

DVDs and streaming for May 19 by Boo Allen   This week, we begin in Russia:   Leviathan (***) This Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner bravely attempts to convey the futility of living in today’s Russia. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev deftly renders his story about Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), an average citizen in […]