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.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:08:27 +0000
xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage
A disjointed and jumbled mess of a movie trying to tell the story of how the world's biggest badass comes back from the dead. Considering how the film turned out, maybe Mr. Cage should've just stayed dead.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:55:58 +0000
Prior to Split, I would have stopped short at calling McAvoy "versatile," but M. Night Shyamalan's bare-bones thriller changes the game.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:18:50 +0000
Live By Night
A lovely to look at, but otherwise forgettable film.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:14:00 +0000
As a traditional narrative, or even as a kids' film, Monster Trucks fails on multiple levels. However, as a throwback to 90's children's fare, as well as a generally fun and kind-spirited time at the movies, it succeeds admirably.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:04:04 +0000
The Bye Bye Man
No matter how many films continue to screen in movie theaters this year, The Bye Bye Man will be remembered amongst the worst films of 2017.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:15:13 +0000
Underworld: Blood Wars
If the Underworld franchise was ever any good, that era has long since past.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:15:41 +0000
Everything about Hidden Figures works, and it all works very, very well.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:50:43 +0000
Denzel Washington stuns, Viola Davis proves she's one of the greatest of her generation, while Fences is such a captivating and bruising cinematic gut-punch that it will make you a glutton for punishment.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:49:13 +0000
Paterson will likely get totally overlooked by mainstream audiences; but also, like most Jim Jarsmusch films, it's absolutely worth hunting down for any passionate cinephile.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:17:48 +0000
Coming together with a pace that is deliberate but never sluggish, Moonlight is a beautifully human cinematic experience, and something to behold.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:00:51 +0000
20th Century Women
Annette Bening has never looked cooler or more in her element, as she gives a career best performance in 20th Century Women, which is as rich as it is understated.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 22:40:24 +0000
Lion literally earns every heartstring tug with its impossible story of rediscovering ones childhood with the help of cutting-edge technology and good, old-fashioned resolve.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:59:13 +0000
While not perfect, Patriots Day is a relevant true story that continues Peter Berg's hot streak with Mark Wahlberg, respects those who perished during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings, and celebrates everyday heroism.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:17:44 +0000
The rare jukebox musical that finds a way to make sense of switching tracks at a rapid pace, without letting any story beats get lost in the shuffle.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:58:44 +0000
A Monster Calls
After The Impossible, I called J.A. Bayona the next Steven Spielberg. If that's true, then A Monster Calls is his E.T.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:43:36 +0000
The hope and promise of Assassin's Creed ultimately flitters away thanks to its underwhelming action, incomprehensible plot, and repetitive structure, and it ultimately only adds further weight to the curse of the video game theory.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:25:07 +0000
Why Him? painfully runs out of ideas and steam as it progress, quickly becoming insipid and flat and leaving you aghast at how much it wastes the combination of James Franco and Bryan Cranston.