Director David Bowers takes over the latest adaptation in Jeff Kinney's best-selling children's illustrated series and crafts a movie that plays like a fractured half-hour television series instead of a full-fledged big-screen endeavor. Grade: D.
Talented Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan errs on the side of shattered melodrama in a thought-provoking dissection of post-9/11 sensibilities. As with all of his films, 'Adoration' is a forward-thinking exploratory work of cinema meant to invigorate audiences into social discussions beyond its narrative structure. Grade B-.