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.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:28:36 +0000
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Review
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is a plodding mess of a movie. Neither funny nor scary, its structural incoherency and lack of relatable characters make it nearly unwatchable.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:20:14 +0000
The Snowman Review
It's as if everybody involved in The Snowman knew from the start that this wasn't going to work and agreed to put forth the minimum effort required to get it over with.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:13:44 +0000
Only The Brave Review
Though somewhat uneven at times Joseph Kosinksi's Only the Brave is one of the most respectful and emotionally compelling true story films in recent memory.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:44:21 +0000
The Foreigner Review
The movie is at its best when it's keeping things simple, specifically with the game of cat and mouse that plays out between Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:52:56 +0000
Goodbye Christopher Robin Review
Goodbye Christopher Robin is a beautiful testament to a father, his son, and the world they created that we all know and love.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:54:16 +0000
Marshall never tries to elevate itself beyond being a courtroom drama. It's a good courtroom drama, to be sure, but the focus on the case and not the people prevents the film from elevating itself to something better.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:45:29 +0000
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women Review
The beauty of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is that it's a love story, not all that different from any other. The fact that the number of people involved in the relationship is different is a mostly irrelevant detail.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:05:46 +0000
Happy Death Day Review
Some creative type had enough sense to pitch Blumhouse on the one-trick premise of 'What if we did Groundhogs Day, but as a college-campus slasher flick?' And they bit. But Happy Death Day is never anything more than that.
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:02:36 +0000
The Florida Project Review
The Florida Project is eye-opening, unconventional, sweet, scary, odd and heartbreaking. It's a fantastic movie, one I haven't stopped thinking about since I saw it.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 22:23:46 +0000
The Mountain Between Us Review
The Mountain Between Us almost has a hypnotizing quality to it, with so many impressive parts operating within a machine that doesn't really doesn't function properly.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:41:44 +0000
My Little Pony: The Movie Review
My Little Pony: The Movie is definitely a hit, as it mixes nostalgic storytelling with modern entertainment, to create a truly magical comedy adventure.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:27:54 +0000
Gerald's Game Review
With the thrill and punch of the better Stephen King films we've experienced, Netflix has now officially entered the Stephen King business with Gerald's Game. If this is any indication of what a continued partnership would bring, both parties should look for as many chances as they can...
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:05:10 +0000
Victoria And Abdul Review
Historical relevance or not, Victoria and Abdul makes for some mild, inoffensive entertainment that will please fans of solidly acted historical fiction, beautifully photographed scenery and costumes, and all things British.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:26:05 +0000
Though competently directed and well-acted, Flatliners does little to set itself apart from a run-of-the-mill thriller. True to the material, it simply lacks a pulse.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:08:24 +0000
Blade Runner 2049 Review
Blade Runner 2049 returns to Philip K. Dick's deep philosophical questions about the nature of humanity, and expressed through a captivating, epic mystery it amounts to a breathtaking, mind-bending cinematic experience.
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:46:56 +0000
American Made Review
Few titles similarly challenge the audience to simultaneously loathe and love a protagonist like American Made does with Cruise's Barry Seal.
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.