Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:50:01 +0000
Isle Of Dogs Review
With the help of an incredible number of talented artists and performers, it's a movie that plays on the best of the writer/director's sensibilities, while accessing entirely brand new areas of it.
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:40:15 +0000
Early Man Review
While the sophistication of this film doesn't match any of Aardman's previous films, there's still fun to be had with Dug and his quest to save his tribe.
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:58:39 +0000
The 15:17 To Paris Review
Sadly, The 15:17 to Paris is an all-time career low for Clint Eastwood.
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:12:42 +0000
Fifty Shades Freed Review
Fifty Shades Freed ends the franchise not with a whimper, nor a bang, but a Pinterest board of bad ideas involving storytelling, relationship advice, and general conduct.
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:01:08 +0000
Black Panther Review
Equal parts James Bond and The Lion King, with an awesome dash of Star Wars thrown in for good measure.
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:59:58 +0000
The Cloverfield Paradox Review
The Cloverfield Paradox uses its duration efficiently, mixing thrills and heart into a cocktail that makes for an effectively surprising film.
Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:31:06 +0000
Peter Rabbit Review
Peter Rabbit is better as a straight comedy than an adaptation of Beatrix Potter's beloved books. It's full of laughs, but never captures its source's warmth.
Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:41:26 +0000
They have produced a work that is utterly toothless and boring, full of nothing but cheap jump scares timed out around a trope-filled plot that audiences have seen hundreds of times in bad modern genre films.
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:42:58 +0000
A Futile And Stupid Gesture Review
Doug Kenney may not be a household name, but David Wain and company make a serious and legitimate argument for why he should be -- and delivers an entertaining film along the way.
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:57:53 +0000
Please Stand By Review
It's quirky but never cloying; creative but never over-the-top; and funny without sacrificing drama.
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:56:09 +0000
Call Me By Your Name Review
This is a very sensual story about how love and erotic passion can consume a person, particularly a budding teenager whose hormones encourage him (or her) to basically lust after anything in sight. Even a peach. Especially a peach.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:33:53 +0000
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is for diehard Maze Runner fans only. Between the extended wait, the extended length, and the characters without character, it's unlikely anybody else will have the constitution required to get the end of this maze.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:45:23 +0000
Forever My Girl Review
Sweet and dull to a fault, Forever My Girl forgoes interesting characters or story in favor of a picturesque southern tableau. It's pretty, but there's not much else there.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:59:56 +0000
Den Of Thieves Review
Den of Thieves is a 90-minute thriller stretched out over a punishing two hours and twenty minutes. Despite some cool action, it's too stuffed and jumbled for its own good.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:20:21 +0000
12 Strong Review
12 Strong knows it has an interesting story to tell with a unique perspective, and it tells it well with a collection of talented actors and some legitimately gripping action.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:52:23 +0000
Proud Mary Review
Proud Mary is a film that wasn't screened in advance for critics, and it doesn't take long for you to fully understand why.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:27:41 +0000
The Commuter Review
If you can get a reduced fare ticket to see The Commuter, it's a fun ride. It's just a shame there's not enough thrills and mystery to bring this one to the end of the line in style.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:06:26 +0000
Paddington 2 Review
An emotional masterpiece that digs deep while keeping you smiling, and a pure example of why sequels can still be a good thing.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:02:03 +0000
Insidious: The Last Key Review
Though skillfully directed, Insidious: The Last Key isn't as good as previous entries. Scares come hard and fast, but they're underserved by a paper-thin plot and characters.
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:27:32 +0000
Phantom Thread Review
Paul Thomas Anderson has consistently demonstrated himself as a crafty storyteller and a detail-oriented auteur, and Phantom Thread continues that streak featuring much of what we love about him as a filmmaker.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:28:04 +0000
All The Money In The World Review
It's stunning to see what Ridley Scott was able to do with the inclusion of Christopher Plummer, but at the same time you are left wishing that there was more to the film to which the performance was added.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:59:45 +0000
Molly’s Game Review
With Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba turning in brilliant performances, their work ties Molly's Game together into a sharp legal drama / biopic hybrid.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:24:34 +0000
Downsizing sets itself up as interesting social satire, and that part of the movie is interesting, but it gets overshadowed by a much more dull story that jettisons the premise almost entirely.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:51:20 +0000
The Post Review
The Post boasts a stunning ensemble of extraordinary character actors sinking their teeth into a riveting screenplay, all choreographed by a genius filmmaker who is firing on all possible cylinders.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 22:45:35 +0000
I, Tonya Review
You will find yourself kind of hating yourself for chuckling, but it is part of the experience and conversation.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:34:58 +0000
David Ayer's Bright isn't as clever as it thinks it is on a thematic level, but it's a decent buddy-cop thriller set in a fascinating world that's worth a weekend viewing.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:11:58 +0000
The Greatest Showman Review
The Greatest Showman is better off when it's bombastically belting out memorable tunes and begging the audience to bop along in their seats. And that happens often.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:06:37 +0000
Pitch Perfect 3 Review
Pitch Perfect 3 is light on logic or plot, but heavy on humor. The Bellas has ventured into the ridiculous, but the shift may reward open-minded fans looking to laugh.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:50:58 +0000
Hostiles wants to be a new generation of western, something beyond John Wayne and Kevin Costner, and while its intentions are clear, it fails to successfully navigate this difficult subject matter.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:06:02 +0000
Ferdinand has laughs and bright, colorful animation. There just isn't enough there for whoever ends up taking the kids to the theater.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:05:58 +0000
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Review
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle isn't one of the best movies of the year, but it is, without question, one of the most fun movies of the year. The cast is excellent and they overcome any of the film's shortcoming through pure force of charisma.
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:44:17 +0000
The Disaster Artist Review
Even if you've never heard of The Room, what James Franco has to offer here a fantastic, hilarious true Hollywood story that is as phenomenal as its subject matter is awful.
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:48:43 +0000
The Shape Of Water Review
This is the most beautiful film of the year, both in body and spirit, and it is not to be missed.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:19:39 +0000
Lady Bird Review
Lady Bird is an enjoyable film, with a honest heart about it. Saoirse Ronan, as always, is a captivating and intriguing lead, and she anchors a stellar cast in a film that deftly dances between emotional beats and genuine comedy.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:35:36 +0000
Darkest Hour Review
Armed with not just an amazing performance from Gary Oldman but an entire ensemble of gifted actors, it's an impressively told story that not only shines a light on an immensely important time period, but also succeeds in feeling tremendously relevant.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:41:54 +0000
Coco isn't perfect, but what it is is an absolute joy to watch. The film proves that Pixar is still at its best when tacking new ideas rather than going back to the well.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:09:08 +0000
Before the credits roll on Wonder, your cheeks will be wet and your vision will be a touch blurred -- but you'll be smiling all the same.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:22:31 +0000
Justice League Review
Justice League is rough, uneven, and downright ugly at times, but stripping away those serious flaws reveals a near-perfect take on heroic icons, a step forward for the DCEU, and a promise of greatness to come.
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:48:19 +0000
Daddy's Home 2 Review
Daddy's Home 2 is as much of a mean-spirited, emasculating, uneven celebration of both the alpha and beta male stereotypes as Daddy's Home was before it. They just decided to dress it in an ugly Christmas sweater this time out.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:26:49 +0000
Murder On The Orient Express Review
Murder on the Orient Express is a serviceable enough mystery, but it likely would have been so without the all-star cast and the epic mustache. What we end up with is far less than the sum of its parts.
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 22:08:39 +0000
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Review
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is two great movies combined into a good one. It's anchored by big ideas and a wonderful performance, but stories A and B never mesh into something deeper.
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:43:25 +0000
Thor: Ragnarok Review
Separated from his powerful hammer, stranded on a colorful garbage planet, and paired with the only fellow Avenger who makes him truly insecure, the hero has an entirely new light cast on him in this film, and he shines.
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:30:25 +0000
A Bad Moms Christmas Review
While not great, A Bad Moms Christmas is an above-average comedy sequel/ heartfelt Christmas story kept afloat by the charm of the returning leads and their family dynamics.
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:34:54 +0000
Suburbicon is bad. It's bad in a way that you wonder after how anyone let it get this bad.
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:20:03 +0000
The good news about Jigsaw is that it's not the worst film in the series, and it's actually half-way decent. The bad news? It's still a bit of a damned mess.
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:22:27 +0000
Thank You For Your Service Review
It has a significant story to tell -- shining a light on the importance of supporting veterans and the lack of what's available -- and tells it with some powerful imagery and fantastic performances.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:51:15 +0000
Too campy to be taken seriously, but too boring to be pure fun, Geostorm embodies the worst of both, and the result is a sometimes enjoyable (but mostly bland) disaster (movie).
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:38:26 +0000
1922 is a tale of human guilt, divine consequence, and good old fashioned King-ly horror, with a performance by Thomas Jane that only solidifies his standing as one of the most underrated actors in the business.