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Cate Shortland’s Lore is an uncommon coming-of-age movie, sometimes disturbing and disorienting. It tells a tale of ethical and moral development in extreme circumstances, although its tone and treatment threaten to overwhelm it a few times.

Jack the Giant Slayer

I don’t have much that’s good to say about this, the latest result of Hollywood’s current obsession with making big-budget CGI spectaculars out of children’s fairy tales, but in all fairness I should say this: The preview screening I attended on Tuesday had problems, which, according to a studio publicist, were not the fault of the film itself but rather with the projection that evening.

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