• 'Fantastic Beasts' unleashes a so-so Harry Potter spinoff

    "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" turns out to be a hyperbolic name for a pretty so-so movie -- one with entertaining passages, but which mostly feels like a big-budget prequel to the better, more cohesive film that's yet to come.
  • Amy Adams stars in 'Nocturnal Animals' directed by Tom Ford

    Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals' brings dark twists to a multi-tiered tale

    From its provocative opening images, "Nocturnal Animals" feels as much about tone and mood as story -- perhaps no surprise, given that it's the second film from designer turned writer-director Tom Ford. While the movie sustains interest by weaving together familiar elements in an enticing way, the noir-ish journey proves more satisfying than the payoff.