Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:04 +0000
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review
While the sequel doesn't pack the full punch of the original, it's a wonderful, beautiful follow-up that is richly dense in detail and features a parade of thrilling and fun surprises.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:57:05 +0000
Born In China Review
If you need a quick fix of relatively calm animal cuteness, Born In China should serve as a nice breather before blockbuster season cranks things up.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:05:31 +0000
Free Fire Review
Loud, brash, and rollicking, Free Fire has enough gun blasts and violence to entertain, but ultimately lacks the requisite surprises or savvy to be anything more than frivolous.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:48:54 +0000
A paint by numbers thriller that will be forgotten once the next carbon copy thriller comes along.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:11:14 +0000
The Promise Review
While the historical tragedy is absolutely a topic worthy of focus, The Promise fails to live up to its responsibilities.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:51:11 +0000
The Lost City Of Z Review
Refreshingly ambitious, sumptuously shot, and boasting a beguiling premise, Lost City Of Z has all the hallmarks of a cult classic, and it will undoubtedly grow to be more and more appreciated over time, it's just too disjointed and frustrating to fully savor in the moment.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:52:50 +0000
Win It All Review
Win It All is another reminder that Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg are a potent and dynamic filmmaking team that are willing to explore seldom seen complex characters in a refreshingly honest fashion.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:03:11 +0000
It's unique creative spirit alone makes it a film well worth discovering and exploring, and while it's only getting a small release to start with, it's a film that will and most definitely should find an audience that will love it.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:11:49 +0000
It's a sweet, charming bit of storytelling that has something to say and says it well.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:13:15 +0000
The Fate Of The Furious Review
The Fate Of The Furious doesn't reach the heights of previous installments, but it is still an exhilarating joy ride, and proof that the franchise continues to be the most thrilling and astounding in cinema.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:25:14 +0000
Mine is a tepid, lifeless, endurance test of a film that you'd gladly spend an eternity in the desert to avoid ever sitting through again.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:49:33 +0000
Smurfs: The Lost Village Review
Serving as a fantastic introduction to a familiar property, the film serves new and old fans alike, while also challenging that world to be something more expansive.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:49:51 +0000
Going In Style Review
Going In Style doesn't do anything remarkable, but Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Morgan Freeman are so wonderful together that it'll nevertheless still leave you beaming.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:35:27 +0000
Your Name Review
Your Name stands as a testament to just how effective of a medium animation is when it comes to telling a story of deep emotion and lush symbolism.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:16:25 +0000
The Boss Baby Review
Judging by how beautiful the film is, you can see just how lacking the story is. If cookies are for closers, The Boss Baby doesn't even get the set of Fisher Price steak knives.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:11:29 +0000
The Zookeeper's Wife
It's not that The Zookeeper's Wife is a bad film, so much as it's a wasted opportunity.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:24:53 +0000
Life doesn't commit enough to its scares or set pieces to truly excel, but its gung-ho cast, tight plotting, slick visuals, and gripping conclusion mean it's entertaining, just not memorable.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:03:04 +0000
Throughout the film, it's hard to pin down the exact intention of what's coming across, and save for a few bright spots, it culminates as a mess.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:53:17 +0000
Wilson is glaringly uneven, but when Woody Harrelson is in such commanding form, you're willing to forgive, forget, and just enjoy being in his presence.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:33:26 +0000
Equal parts John Hughes and Justice League, Power Rangers is a campy yet enjoyable romp that honors its roots while carving out a place for this charismatic new generation of heroes that should make longtime fans and newcomers proud.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:35:43 +0000
T2 heavily fondles with a nostalgia for its illustrious predecessor, repeatedly tipping its hat to Trainspotting in such a blatant fashion that it ultimately, and sadly, hinders itself.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:48:03 +0000
A prime cut of horror that scares with surgical precision, and imagery that'll seer itself into your mind. Quite frankly, Raw is bloody brilliant.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:28:52 +0000
The Belko Experiment
Those looking for a fun, relaxing time at the local multiplex may want to steer clear of The Belko Experiment on the big screen, but the movie is most certainly a genre film fan's delight: equal parts smart and mean.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:10:48 +0000
Kong: Skull Island
It's a high-concept idea that really works, and while many internal elements remain paper thin, it remains an exciting new blockbuster arriving in the first quarter of the year.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:50:32 +0000
Evangelicals will see The Shack as a modern parable that should set the world to rights, looking beyond its copious amount of cinematic flaws that actually render it borderline incoherent and an absolute chore to sit through.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:55 +0000
Beauty And The Beast
When Beauty and the Beast hits its rhythms, it really soars. However, when Beauty and the Beast missteps, the weight of the expectations created by the movie's spectacular predecessors can be felt.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:48:19 +0000
It actually isn't far off from the experience of being at a mediocre wedding: you probably won't remember most of it, but at least you had some cake.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:44:26 +0000
Catfight dolls out the requisite amount of absurdist violence to suffice, but even though it endlessly teases a profound satirical message, it proves to be all talk.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:22 +0000
Before I Fall
The basic premise of Before I Fall feels like it was created by a roomful of cynical studio executives trying to create a successful project. The end result, however, while it isn't without issues, also isn't without charm.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:31:39 +0000
Nocturnal Animals is a poetic but brutal blending of the crime, noir, and thriller genres, which Tom Ford controls masterfully while getting mesmeric performances out of his esteemed cast.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:25:46 +0000
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore
I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore is a rather simple story that has some peculiar, and shocking, twists and turns in it, but it never feels greater than the sum of its parts.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:20:14 +0000
Nothing about Rock Dog feels like it even contains the whisper of a spark of excitement, as the film's disjointed plot and stock characters feel like a flat, lifeless knock off of better animated films that have come before it.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:57:05 +0000
Collide isn't just a giant waste of time that only brings the worst out of its impressive cast, but it unforgivably takes an eternity to end and put you out of your misery.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:06:43 +0000
With a playful sense of tone, amazing performances, and a sharp bite, Get Out resonates with you long after you've left the theater.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:36:11 +0000
When it comes to Hugh Jackman's unprecedented run as Wolverine, they saved the best for last.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:42:15 +0000
The Great Wall
The sad end story of The Great Wall is that pretty much everyone involved with the project, given previously established talent, is capable of so much more.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:44:40 +0000
Fist Fight is not a movie for the whole family, but if your head is already in the gutter when you walk into the theater, then you will have a splendid time watching the insanity gradually unfold.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:10:35 +0000
Fifty Shades Darker
In between the requisite mattress dances, Fifty Shades Darker offers little else in terms of credible or interesting plot material.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:45:35 +0000
David Brent: Life On The Road
For all of the fun that David Brent: Life On The Road provides, it's ultimately an experience that's probably best enjoyed by those who are familiar with the original Office series.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:32:16 +0000
There will be those that believe The Salesman lacks a certain punch or shock-value. But that's not just the point, it's also what makes it such a refreshing and thought-provoking watch.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:32:25 +0000
John Wick: Chapter 2
Bottom line, John Wick: Chapter 2 is a near-perfect sequel.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:03:54 +0000
The Lego Batman Movie
Chris McKay's The Lego Batman Movie is way more interested in being a top-notch Batman movie than it is in being a Lego Movie clone, and in so many aspects, it wildly succeeds.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:12:58 +0000
The Space Between Us
It's taken longer than expected for The Space Between Us to make it into theaters. After now having seen it, however, it is understandable why this film has been dumped in mid-February.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:15:48 +0000
A flimsy mystery answering questions nobody really asked, with the occasional fright that will inspire more people to look at their watch than to scream.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:31:03 +0000
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
While Paul W.S. Anderson's final entry into the series he created shows slivers of promise that are ignored in favor of bigger, louder explosions, it most certainly doesn't vindicate the direction the series decided to take back in Resident Evil: Extinction. This is the way the franchise...
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:04:12 +0000
Silence is precisely epic, drenched in passion and beauty, rewarding, and a reminder that there are many arrows to Martin Scorsese's bow.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:40:45 +0000
It's legitimately difficult to lavish huge praise upon the film on the whole -- but it certainly does make for captivating and atypical character-driven storytelling.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:14:34 +0000
A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose isn't a movie. It's a greeting card with fur and a borderline cloying narration.