More than anything else, “Iron Man 3” succeeds in proving the skeptic wrong. In our superhero-saturated cine-universe, it’s only natural for one to question why on earth we need another Iron Man film, beyond the obvious reason of it being a mega cash cow for Marvel Studios.
A native of India, director Mira Nair has built a career on her ability to bring Eastern stories to Western audiences. Gaining steam with “Mississippi Masala” and breaking through with “Monsoon Wedding,” Nair now delivers “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” a topical, globe-trotting thriller based on Mohsin Hamid’s best-seller.
“Oblivion” might be the most polished hunk of junk you’ll see in theaters all year. Visually, it’s immaculately realized, with sci-fi gadgetry wholly considered down to the last sterile detail, and striking vistas, like a sky streaked with the debris of Earth’s obliterated moon, that come nearly burn themselves in the memory.