Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:51:49 +0000
7 Days In Entebbe Review
It's clear that 7 Days in Entebbe has something important it wants to say, but the message gets lost in the constant shifting between multiple perspectives.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:20:36 +0000
Ready Player One Review
While not quite peak Spielberg, Ready Player One is a fun exploration of pop culture with a fantastic sense of spectacle that mostly makes up for some weak plotting.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:05:26 +0000
Tomb Raider Review
For all of its dedication to breathing life into the game, the movie Tomb Raider doesn't establish its own sense of adventure, or dial into a genuine rush or tingle that comes with watching an action movie.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:08:00 +0000
It's a beautifully crafted, razor sharp bit of entertainment that has its faults, but still leaves a stinging in your gut.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:30:55 +0000
The Strangers: Prey At Night Review
The film's tendency for homage might make it a bit less accessible for the casual viewer, but die-hard slasher fans will likely find themselves enthralled by every frame.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 20:58:30 +0000
Because Gringo has so many characters (and actors) to service, it ultimately results in a bloated black comedy that doesn't quite deliver.
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:26:07 +0000
A Wrinkle In Time Review
Despite some sharp visuals and interesting ideas, A Wrinkle in Time ultimately tells a meandering story that fails to capture the magic of the source material.
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:30:33 +0000
Death Wish Review
Death Wish is a cringeworthy romp that has an occasional peak to its set of valleys. And given the timing of its release, it goes from bad to worse.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:14:04 +0000
Love, Simon Review
Love, Simon is a dubious step on the road to equality, proof that conventional romantic dramas are no longer limited to straight people. But they shouldn't be limited to straight people, so for that, Love, Simon gets at least a little credit.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:46:33 +0000
Red Sparrow Review
Red Sparrow isn't nearly as smart as it thinks it is, but it's maybe just smart enough to keep an audience entertained.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:50:37 +0000
What Mute lacks in originality, it makes up for in risky storytelling and unpredictably grimy plot decisions.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:54:55 +0000
Game Night Review
Game Night throws darts at the board with unflinching consistency and lands maybe 75 percent of its punchlines.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:15:49 +0000
Annihilation is perfect proof that Alex Garland is the real deal as a director and visionary -- not only creating a world that you will fall right into, but one that's so fascinating that you'll want to investigate it over and over.
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.