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.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 03:17:55 +0000
I went into Ben-Hur thinking we didn't need another interpretation of this story, but I left satisfied by the new one that we received.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:14:19 +0000
Kubo And The Two Strings
2016 has been an absolutely amazing year for animated movies. The bar has been raised so high that it's difficult to believe than anybody could clear it. And yet, Kubo and the Two Strings has done exactly that.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:57:54 +0000
War Dogs is a much different film than what we've seen from Todd Phillips in the past -- but it's also the best movie he's made so far, and a great late summer surprise.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:11:40 +0000
David Lowery has crafted a beautiful, earnest family film with wonderful emotion and pathos that should see it continually watched for years.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:31:00 +0000
Florence Foster Jenkins
Utterly lovely, Florence Foster Jenkins is the funny, touching, and even a little bit profound biopic of the world's worst ever opera singer, and the ultimate evidence of the power of Streep.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:23:58 +0000
Don't Think Twice
With a focus on character over story, Don't Think Twice is a living entity that may not tell a perfect story, but crafts perfect people.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:51:56 +0000
Gloriously unfiltered X-rated filth, Sausage Party is outrageous, lurid, crude absurdity, but consistently hilarious, even borderline genius, and the most fun you'll have in a cinema this year.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:09:28 +0000
Here's a one word review of Nine Lives that also just happens to be funnier than anything the film has to offer: catastrophic.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:42:00 +0000
The Little Prince
Glorious to look at, whimsical, and at times thoroughly enchanting, The Little Prince is a delight for children and adults alike until it sadly spirals out of control in its overly ambitious finale.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:01 +0000
Suicide Squad isn't exactly the movie that audiences are hoping for, and not the bounce-back that the series needed after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 15:07:40 +0000
Slow but effective, Equity thrives because of its all female cast but isn't defined by them, providing a frank, detailed but still imperfect look at modern Wall Street.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:20:05 +0000
Kunis, Hahn, and Bell provide a further kick in the balls to misogynists who insist women aren't funny, salvaging the shoddy Bad Moms and turning into an enjoyable but flawed lark.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:17:06 +0000
Nerve's promising premise is enjoyably set-up and executed, while Dave Franco and Emma Roberts delight, but, despite some impressive set pieces, it ultimately loses steam as it twists to its underwhelming conclusion.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:19:42 +0000
If plot beats such as "It was his father all along," "vengeful assassins," and "corruptible social media" read to you as low-hanging fruit utilized to unnecessarily perpetuate a franchise, then you already basically get the Jason Bourne experience.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:55:38 +0000
Lights Out is drenched in cliché and threatens to be completely drab until it's saved by its frightening finale. That doesn't forgive its earlier flaws, though, but it has a juicy enough premise to just about satisfy.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:52:12 +0000
Ice Age: Collision Course
With nothing new or interesting to speak of in its entirety, Ice Age: Collision Course proves once and for all that this dying franchise is but a fossil in the more evolved world of animated cinema.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:58:35 +0000
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Beyond is a refreshing and exciting sci-fi feature with a classic feel, brought to life with a funny, engaging script and thrilling direction.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:11:45 +0000
In a summer full of superheroes and talking animals, Bryan Cranston's new film The Infiltrator looks to capture a somewhat different audience at the theater. And it succeeds.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:50:59 +0000
Delightfully odd, Captain Fantastic touches upon thought-provoking themes in an entertaining, touching and funny fashion, while it's effortlessly elevated by a captivating Viggo Mortensen.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:59:30 +0000
It can only be called the third best Ghostbusters movie. That's its cross to bear. But it also builds with solid pacing, features crafty and entertaining filmmaking style, and has a number of consistently funny performances.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:51:32 +0000
The Secret Life of Pets
The Secret Life of Pets poses the question that every pet owner has: just what exactly do they do when we're not around? According to the film, quite a bit actually.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:45:02 +0000
Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
After a shaky start, Mike And Dave finds its comedic groove, providing a healthy amount of hearty, vulgar laughs while getting the best out of Plaza, Kendrick, Efron, and, especially, Adam DeVine.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:44:38 +0000
Colonia is a film that wants to get somewhere, but trips over its feet every couple of steps while trying to get there.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:26:45 +0000
The Legend of Tarzan
A romantic, exotic, dramatic, bold and exciting revitalization of the Tarzan story, steeped heavily in the lore created by novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:44:07 +0000
The Purge: Election Year
Chillingly prescient and ultra violent, Election Year builds upon and betters the previous installments to The Purge franchise, while, for good and bad, still abiding to genre conventions.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:03:08 +0000
As an enjoyable time at the movies, The BFG succeeds. But as anything more than that, it comes up short.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:03:30 +0000
More forgettable than engaging, The Duel boasts an impressively psychotic Woody Harrelson performance, bloody violence, and an intriguing allegorical plot, but it's just all a bit lightweight.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:44:27 +0000
The Neon Demon
Wickedly original, The Neon Demon finds Nicolas Winding Refn at his divisive and provocative best, as he toys, disturbs and, even, infuriates his audience, all with a knowing wink.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:53:58 +0000
Independence Day: Resurgence
A massive endeavor that's Michael Bay-esque in its bloated generic-ness, populated by stiff cardboard cutouts who race through bland digital chaos.