Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:44:25 +0000
The Eyes of My Mother
Through gorgeous cinematography, an oddly beautiful musical score, and an impeccable lead performance, The Eyes of My Mother burrows into your psyche and takes you to a dark place you didn't know existed.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:30:18 +0000
Incarnate is not a perfect film, by any means. But instead, it exists as an entertaining film that could mark the beginning of the next horror franchise to bring audiences into theaters on a regular basis.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:29:37 +0000
Rules Don't Apply
There's some beautiful visuals and individual moments that can be seen be enjoyed, but if you're looking for a plot that makes sense, you may want to apply elsewhere.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:28:20 +0000
Manchester By The Sea
Manchester By The Sea can reduce you to tears, while also making you feel an overwhelming desire to celebrate the power of Lonergan's accomplishment.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:20:29 +0000
Robert Zemeckis' career has partially been defined by the electiveness in his filmography -- regularly experimenting in new and different genres and styles -- and his first venture into the World War II era is a success.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:02:35 +0000
Bad Santa 2
If you liked Bad Santa, but are curious as to how Bad Santa 2 differs, follow the following formula: replace John Ritter with Christina Hendricks and Bernie Mac with Kathy Bates.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:19:21 +0000
Bleed For This
Ben Younger has uncovered an excellent true story about a boxer that is legitimately worth bringing to the big screen, putting together a movie that is impressive, unique, and inspiring.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:50:26 +0000
Beyond being a beautiful piece of art filled with charismatic characters and stunning music, it's a wonderfully culturally-inspired fairy tale that captivates and thrills while shining the spotlight on a mythos rarely explored by Hollywood.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 02:32:48 +0000
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
There's just enough romance, whimsy, creativity and eye-catching visuals to enchant in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, but its flaws ultimately come close to ruining it all.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:58:11 +0000
The Edge of Seventeen
A heartfelt, pathos-driven coming-of-age story that would make John Hughes incredibly proud.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:44:25 +0000
For a film that features a plotline involving the perfect family recipe for pie, Almost Christmas seems like a film that was taken out of the oven too early, leaving an underdone product on the table.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:09:55 +0000
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is a tremendous show of the human spirit, that uses technical magic to heighten its reality and put us in the middle of the action. The end result is nothing short of impressive.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:02:04 +0000
Arrival deserves our attention for being one of the best-paced, expertly shot and awe-inspiring sci-fi dramas to arrive in theaters in quite some time.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:19:28 +0000
The Whole Truth
By the end of The Whole Truth you're not just aghast at why the likes of Reeves and Zellweger would sign up, but how it could get made in the first place. A misstep for everyone involved.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:16:41 +0000
Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge tells a story that's worth telling. That's important to emphasize, because the way that Gibson and his collaborators tell their story isn't always worthy.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:34:27 +0000
Trolls is stretched thin, thrown together with the typical "kids' movie" jokes that come from the cheaper, more moronic side of the spectrum.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:12:29 +0000
While you're obviously meant to take Inferno with a dash of salt, it's so preposterously stupid that this rancid popcorn flick becomes increasingly nauseating the further you taste.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:59:28 +0000
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Boo! A Madea Halloween was my first experience with Tyler Perry's Madea franchise, and while the other titles in the series might be shades better, the reality is that I have no real desire to find out.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:01:22 +0000
There are certainly shades of Iron Man and Thor, but what the film brings to the table to balance out its familiar elements is some of the most bombastic, exciting and beautiful action sequences we've seen in modern blockbusters, as well as the firm establishment of a...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:28:15 +0000
Ouija: Origin Of Evil
You may feel compelled to dismiss this new Ouija out of hand just because of its connection to its predecessor, but that would be a mistake, as you'll be missing out on one of the biggest cinematic surprises of the year.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:44:29 +0000
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Despite the obvious star power, there's a distinct lack of voltage that runs throughout Keeping Up With The Joneses as the whole film just feels flat and insipid.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:03:29 +0000
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back looks so inferior in comparison to its predecessor that its warts stand out like speed bumps in a school parking lot.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:26:41 +0000
The Accountant doesn't really amount to much, mostly sticking to boilerplate, standard action setups as some really great actors regularly pop up on the screen... but it does have something legitimately special in its hero.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:55:26 +0000
Yo-kai Watch- The Movie
If you or your kids are big fans, then Yo-kai Watch: The Movie is probably worth the Fathom Events ticket price. Though if you've been looking to experiment with the franchise, you might want to watch some episodes on Netflix first.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:31:48 +0000
Kevin Hart: What Now
As a barely extended stand-up special that seems better fit as an HBO or Pay-Per-View event, Kevin Hart: What Now? isn't worth the prices most theaters charge for admission.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:54:21 +0000
The Lucky Ones
Not particularly dark and with no political ax to grind-- none of the characters seem to regret having served-- The Lucky Ones wants to be a road movie that happens to be about Iraq veterans. By largely ignoring the central fact of its characters' lives, though, it becomes a road movie...
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:50:34 +0000
The Birth of a Nation
Sadly, Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation strikes a wildly uneven tone, in a beautiful, but confused, first film.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:34:29 +0000
Wildly erratic to the point of borderline incoherence, The Dressmaker has some nice touches and flourishes. But you still end up both pitying and questioning its stellar cast.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:35:28 +0000
The Girl On The Train
A big part of the enjoyment stems from Emily Blunt's presence, as the actress gives a magnificent performance in The Girl On The Train that arguably ranks as the best of her career to date.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:59:46 +0000
Deepwater Horizon may be the first full-fledged disaster movie ever based on a true story. However, you can't really argue with their results.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:47:24 +0000
Masterminds is not a masterpiece by any reasonable measure, but its brisk pace and talented comedic ensemble definitely make it Jared Hess' best comedy since Napoleon Dynamite -- which admittedly is not exactly a very difficult feat for him to pull off.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:40:26 +0000
Powerful, audacious, as well as intimate, dirty, and epic, American Honey's brazen modern take on sex, adolescence, and the American dream gone wrong is a challenge, but one that's ever so rewarding.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:58:27 +0000
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
The pace of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is methodical, though there's plenty of unusual visual treats to linger on as Burton sets up this irregular world.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:25:00 +0000
Storks is a beautifully hilarious film that glides through comedy, action, and heartfelt emotion to deliver an immensely satisfying package.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:18:15 +0000
2016 has been a remarkably good year for the horror genre. As such, Blair Witch may get lost in the shuffle among numerous, better films.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:53:21 +0000
This is a sturdy, stoic and moderately compelling biopic of a patriotic whistleblower, the type of figure in U.S. history that Stone enjoys dissecting.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:58:24 +0000
Bridget Jones's Baby
While the plot is ludicrous, it's a movie that perfectly understands its strengths and capitalizes on them, crafting a fun story for a fun ensemble.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:50:07 +0000
When The Bough Breaks
Awful. Just awful. And while watching it you get the distinct feeling that everyone involved with When The Bough Breaks knows it, too.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:41:41 +0000
The Wild Life
In a year where animated entertainment has had an embarrassment of riches, The Wild Life is merely an embarrassment, and a pretty grand one at that.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:30:14 +0000
The Magnificent Seven
This is a meat and potatoes Western, with two ladles of gravy poured over the top to fill in the narrative cracks.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:20:27 +0000
There are shockingly few scenes that manage to add to the story in a meaningful way, and it results in more drag than a plane taking off with its flaps up.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:57:50 +0000
Boasting top-notch performances from its fine ensemble, Morgan is ultimately a satisfying sci-fi thriller, even though, at times, its noticeable, melodramatic kinks threaten to ruin your enjoyment.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:41:17 +0000
The Light Between Oceans
It's unlikely that The Light Between Oceans will be remembered as anything more than the trivia answer to the question, "On what film did lovers Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander meet?"
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 20:42:00 +0000
It all comes back to the realization that Yoga Hosers feels underwritten and not thoughtfully made -- the opposite of the trademarks in Kevin Smith's earlier work.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:47:41 +0000
Not even Jerry Lewis' first starring role in 21 years can save the languid, lifeless, albeit kind-spirited Max Rose from being a tepid failure.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:24:58 +0000
Hands Of Stone
Edgar Ramirez's terrific leading performance and some astounding boxing sequences make it doubly frustrating that Hands Of Stone never comes to grips with what to do in between bouts.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:11:28 +0000
Mechanic: Resurrection is really stupid. But there's fun to be had in this needless sequel led by the evergreen Jason Statham, even if a predictable chassis stops its engine from truly revving.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:37:53 +0000
A film wrought with tension, Imperium explores the themes of domestic terror and racism with thoughtful examination, and powerhouse performances.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:11:39 +0000
Taps into our deepest, darkest fears, and offers us a bloody, instant horror classic that's not for the faint of heart.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:18:17 +0000
Hell Or High Water
Sumptuously shot and expertly crafted with powerful performances, Hell Or High Water is a top-notch thriller that's also evocative, suspenseful, and increasingly captivating. A must-watch.