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.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:23:46 +0000
There are so many things that go right with the film, but its legitimate failure to stick the landing both leaves a bad taste in your mouth, and actually compromises its internal ethics in a sour way.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:42:08 +0000
You'll get choked up at specific points in Collateral Beauty, but it overextends itself trying to placate to all of its plots and never comes close to being a real Christmas winner.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:42:52 +0000
All We Had
Katie Holmes' impressive directorial debut is peppered with fine performances and stretches what could easily be run-of-the-mill drudgery into a touching, albeit inconsistent, portrayal of modern working class America.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:00:02 +0000
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Can new Star Wars titles remain beholden to what made the classic films great, while simultaneously developing unique and special narratives? Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story proves that the answer to this question is an unequivocal 'Yes.'
Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:15:07 +0000
La La Land
La La Land is a vital and necessary reminder, to all of us sitting in the theater staring up at that glowing screen, to never stop chasing our dreams.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:53:13 +0000
Office Christmas Party
While Office Christmas Party doesn't possess the requisite amount of belly laughs to become a festive comedy staple its stellar cast still pack in enough chortles to make it enjoyable.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:32:28 +0000
A pot-boiling thriller that takes on the "drain the swamp" mentality of the day head on, Miss Sloane delivers solid drama and legitimate thrills, all thanks to the murderer's row of talent that make up their cast.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:40:37 +0000
While the gorgeous and mesmerizingly subversive biopic itself is destined to be cult rather than classic, Portman's is a performance for the ages, and one that makes Jackie utterly irresistible.
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.