Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:13:24 +0000
An unforgettable portrayal of strength and perseverance in the aftermath of a national tragedy, Stronger is one of the best movies of the year.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:07:47 +0000
Friend Request Review
If Friend Request was really trying to say something about the dangers of social media, there might be some value to the story. But the film either isn't interested in that, or is so bad at doing so that the message gets lost.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:05:07 +0000
Battle Of The Sexes Review
Battle of the Sexes is, at best, a light volley of banter and debate over important topics, rather than a hard-hitting expose with contemporary ties to ongoing gender discussions (which it easily could have been).
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:44:25 +0000
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review
You will certainly laugh and cheer with The LEGO Ninjago Movie, but it won't invoke that sense of warm nostalgia that made the other two LEGO films instant classics.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:13:27 +0000
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review
Summer might be over, but Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the big-ticket blockbuster we could have used a couple months ago, as it's easily one of the most enjoyable sequels / action pictures of the year.
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:32:43 +0000
Mother! is going to be a divisive movie, to say the least. Some will love the artistic risks while others will absolutely loathe the disjointed and gruesome final product.
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:11:37 +0000
American Assassin Review
Light on plot but heavy on action, American Assassin is mostly forgettable but works well enough when it focuses on the dynamic between Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien.
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:40:34 +0000
Home Again Review
If you're a fan of the Meyers brand of high living and overly complicated relationships, you'll have no problem with Home Again whatsoever.
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 05:58:35 +0000
It's exciting to see a movie that not only can elicit such an impressive visceral reaction, but also can create a rich, cinematic world that somehow manages to be both terrifying and inviting.
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 18:49:54 +0000
Goon: Last Of The Enforcers Review
Goon: Last of the Enforcers is a rare sequel that gets bloody fighting to earn its existence. With heart and laughs aplenty, it's a big win and one of 2017's best comedies.
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 13:42:00 +0000
Death Note Review
Death Note may not be for everyone, but its exploration of absolute power corrupting absolutely is nevertheless wonderfully weird and lovingly created.
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 21:33:52 +0000
Birth Of The Dragon Review
What should've been an exploration of Bruce Lee devolves into a boring crime drama that simply features him. Despite some strong moments, too few live up to his legacy.
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 19:09:04 +0000
At best, Leap! is a lazy but good natured attempt to inspire children to follow their dreams, and work hard. At worst, it's a film that doesn't even earn the punctuation it forces upon its audience.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:22:13 +0000
Logan Lucky Review
A straight up good time at the movies, Logan Lucky is maybe a bit familiar, but it's so entertaining that it's hard to care.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:40:07 +0000
The Hitman's Bodyguard Review
With charming leads and solid action, The Hitman's Bodyguard should be a win. Alas, the film squanders its best ideas with an abundance of cliches and lackluster execution.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:44:35 +0000
Good Time Review
If the opening scene grabs you the way that it did me, you'll plug into this gross cesspool of crime, drugs, manipulation and horrible decisions, and you'll roller-coaster ride it to its bitter end. This one is a home run.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:29:35 +0000
Patti Cake$ Review
While Patti Cake$ treads familiar ground, it does so with a confident stride and cinematic language of its own, much like its colorful protagonist.
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:27:18 +0000
Wind River Review
Wind River is a powerful examination of the human soul, while also containing scenes that'll take your breath away, as it shocks and awes the audience in waves.
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:03:34 +0000
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature Review
This is quite possibly one of the most boring movies that I've ever had to sit through, especially in the realm of animation.
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:39:32 +0000
Ingrid Goes West Review
Ingrid Goes West ultimately isn't fully the film that you want it to be, but the fact that it so clearly has something to say -- and expresses it so well, narratively -- still makes it an easy movie to appreciate.
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:57:41 +0000
The Only Living Boy In New York Review
There are plenty of instances where I'll stand up for a movie about bad people doing bad things to other bad people, but those titles typically hinge on heroes and villains that can at least be called charismatic, in stories that provide real flavor.
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:08:02 +0000
The Glass Castle Review
There's an abundance of talent on display in 'The Glass Castle,' but the story of the Walls family never rises to the occasion and becomes greater than the sum of its parts.
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:18:48 +0000
Annabelle: Creation Review
Annabelle: Creation isn't just one of the best entries in the growing Conjuring universe; it's also one of the best horror films of the last few years.
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:29:10 +0000
Don't see Kidnap if you're looking for a thrill, but do see it if you're looking for a cheap matinee's worth of laughter.
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 03:00:01 +0000
The Dark Tower Review
While The Dark Tower may leave a little more to be desired, it's a pretty strong start to a promising series. Most importantly, it's a visual spectacle of action and fantasy that leaves the audience wanting more.
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:19:26 +0000
Bringing together a fantastic young ensemble, each member delivering an utterly gripping performance, it's a stunning, emotional cinematic experience with a clear statement to make and a powerful delivery.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:29:23 +0000
Atomic Blonde Review
If you're an action nut with an affinity for technical movie magic, then Atomic Blonde will almost certainly deliver, but those looking for a coherent story should look elsewhere.
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:36:16 +0000
Clocking in at only 107 minutes long, it's tightly paced, and end-to-end it is furnished with stunning sequences that leave you holding your breath. It's just a shame that the great writer/director completely forgot to provide the film with any filled-out characters or plot threads.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:25:17 +0000
Wish Upon Review
Wish Upon is neither scary, nor stylish, and it squanders a promising young cast on a dull and soulless story.
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:56:24 +0000
Girls Trip Review
While there's still plenty of time worn clichés in Girls Trip, there's a genuine sense of friendship, and comedy throughout, that make the film one of this summer's most surprising comedies.
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:59:16 +0000
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Review
It's visually stunning, beautifully prescient in its humanist themes, and while its reach doesn't match its grasp in some respects, you're still left respecting the hell out of the reach alone.
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:46:07 +0000
A Ghost Story Review
Bewitching, romantic, lyrical, and unquestionably original, A Ghost Story is a convoluting watch that leaves you feeling satisfied, even if you don't understand why.
Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:09:19 +0000
The House Review
The House isn't without its highlights, as it does successfully go to some extremes to get some solid laughs, but walking out of the theater you can't help but think, "Why wasn't that better?"
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:26:44 +0000
The Beguiled Review
Sofia Coppola successfully uses this story to carve out some fantastic character dynamics and atmosphere - while handling a narrative that never quite delivers enough twists and turns.
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:04:39 +0000
Okja is the first great Netflix film. It's also gloriously original, bitingly hilarious, sweepingly sweet, and so startlingly powerful it will make even the most devout carnivore consider going veggie.
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:02:44 +0000
Spider-Man: Homecoming Review
Spider-Man: Homecoming gets it right. As the title suggests, Spider-Man is home. We can't wait to see what Marvel and Sony do with him next.
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:52:52 +0000
Baby Driver Review
Bleeding a special cinematic language while being brilliantly unique, it's put together unlike anything you've seen before, and while mixing fast chases, smart wit, high-stakes drama, fantastic performances and a genius soundtrack, it's everything you want from a film experience.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:21:43 +0000
Despicable Me 3 Review
It's poorly made, tired, insultingly simplistic, and a real waste of the talented people who are involved with it.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:03:17 +0000
War For The Planet Of The Apes Review
A deliberately paced epic that closes the trilogy on a high note, War for the Planet of the Apes is not only one of the smartest movies of the year, it's possibly the best film of the summer.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:10:05 +0000
The Big Sick Review
The Big Sick is easily the best rom-com of 2017, so far, and one of the most touching and daring in years, too.
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:06 +0000
Transformers: The Last Knight Review
Transformers: The Last Knight isn't going to make any new fans. The movie is incomprehensible gibberish, whether you're a fan or not. It's simply a question of how much you care... if at all.
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:31:44 +0000
All Eyez On Me Review
All Eyez on Me is a loving tribute to Tupac Shakur, but its sloppy execution and scatterbrained story mean it will definitely not become the next Straight Outta Compton.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:09:04 +0000
Rough Night Review
Rough Night could be the comedy surprise of the summer, as it's definitely worth the time and oxygen it takes to laugh.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:59:53 +0000
The Book Of Henry Review
The Book Of Henry is an unmitigated stinker from Colin Trevorrow that should be avoided at all costs.
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:27:59 +0000
Cars 3 Review
There's enough charm in the third Cars film to draw in young audience members and longtime fans, but beyond that, this is not the comeback we were hoping to see.
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:45:12 +0000
It Comes At Night Review
It Comes At Night will be too dark and grim for a lot of viewers, but those of you that are into such dark arts will revel in just how pulverizing and unnerving a ride it is.
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:08:41 +0000
The Mummy Review
The Mummy doesn't deliver the action to enthrall, the comedy to entertain, the horror to unsettle, or the adventure to captivate, meaning that it's a failure on all fronts.
Tue, 30 May 2017 03:59:42 +0000
Wonder Woman Review
Diana Prince's solo film easily stands out as the best DC film since The Dark Knight, and Wonder Woman is a sign of great things to come in the DC Extended Universe.
Fri, 26 May 2017 15:58:57 +0000
Even with its faults, Wakefield gives us an intriguing, modern day meditation on transcendentalist themes, with a riveting performance from Bryan Cranston at its very core.