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.
Thu, 25 May 2017 05:08:30 +0000
Baywatch certainly has the requisite number of pretty people in swimsuits, and while that might have been enough for an hour long TV episode to get by, the feature film version finds itself lost at sea.
Wed, 24 May 2017 14:35:20 +0000
War Machine Review
War Machine is too bloated to make a huge impact, even though it is still detailed and informative enough to be an intriguing, sometimes even intense, watch.
Fri, 19 May 2017 17:56:16 +0000
Everything, Everything Review
Everything, Everything has the style to draw in fans of the Young Adult genre, but it lacks the substance to truly resonate when compared to other (better) YA films.
Fri, 19 May 2017 17:33:51 +0000
Paint It Black Review
Paint It Black is powerful, but not forceful, touching, but not hysterical, and a film that manages to effect and entrance in a subtle and profound manner.
Fri, 19 May 2017 14:49:50 +0000
Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Review
The brief glimpses of fun and comedy are sparsely scattered rest stops on this trip of fear and loathing through a wasteland of a family vacation. If you can help it, don't stop here. This is Brat Country.
Fri, 19 May 2017 13:33:30 +0000
Hounds Of Love Review
While Hounds Of Love is certainly an acquired taste, it's also a rare film that will ruminate and still terrify you days after you've seen it.
Fri, 19 May 2017 13:23:53 +0000
The Wall Review
Aaron Taylor Johnson is supreme, and there's a hint of Doug Liman's well-known capabilities behind the camera, but The Wall just isn't substantial enough to stand up on its own.
Thu, 11 May 2017 19:55:39 +0000
The tonal shifts derail Snatched, and make me wonder if this premise ever had a chance to get off the ground, no matter who starred in it.
Tue, 09 May 2017 16:16:17 +0000
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Review
Lord Of The Rings meets Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Guy Ritchie never gives you a moment's rest in his cheeky journey through the middle ages.
Sun, 07 May 2017 03:45:15 +0000
Alien: Covenant Review
Alien: Covenant is a lively and captivating ride that's gruesome, chilling and traumatic, which makes it all the more disappointing that it stagnates.
Fri, 05 May 2017 20:23:40 +0000
While Liev Schrieber is utterly transfixing and there are one or two sequences of note, Chuck ultimately becomes a rudimentary biopic and story of drugs and decline rather than a worthwhile probing of the boxer and Rocky inspiration.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:52:54 +0000
The Circle Review
Smug, condescending, and completely without incident, The Circle is the reason why people hate Hollywood.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:04 +0000
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review
While the sequel doesn't pack the full punch of the original, it's a wonderful, beautiful follow-up that is richly dense in detail and features a parade of thrilling and fun surprises.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:57:05 +0000
Born In China Review
If you need a quick fix of relatively calm animal cuteness, Born In China should serve as a nice breather before blockbuster season cranks things up.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:05:31 +0000
Free Fire Review
Loud, brash, and rollicking, Free Fire has enough gun blasts and violence to entertain, but ultimately lacks the requisite surprises or savvy to be anything more than frivolous.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:48:54 +0000
A paint by numbers thriller that will be forgotten once the next carbon copy thriller comes along.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:11:14 +0000
The Promise Review
While the historical tragedy is absolutely a topic worthy of focus, The Promise fails to live up to its responsibilities.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:51:11 +0000
The Lost City Of Z Review
Refreshingly ambitious, sumptuously shot, and boasting a beguiling premise, Lost City Of Z has all the hallmarks of a cult classic, and it will undoubtedly grow to be more and more appreciated over time, it's just too disjointed and frustrating to fully savor in the moment.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:52:50 +0000
Win It All Review
Win It All is another reminder that Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg are a potent and dynamic filmmaking team that are willing to explore seldom seen complex characters in a refreshingly honest fashion.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:03:11 +0000
It's unique creative spirit alone makes it a film well worth discovering and exploring, and while it's only getting a small release to start with, it's a film that will and most definitely should find an audience that will love it.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:11:49 +0000
It's a sweet, charming bit of storytelling that has something to say and says it well.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:13:15 +0000
The Fate Of The Furious Review
The Fate Of The Furious doesn't reach the heights of previous installments, but it is still an exhilarating joy ride, and proof that the franchise continues to be the most thrilling and astounding in cinema.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:25:14 +0000
Mine is a tepid, lifeless, endurance test of a film that you'd gladly spend an eternity in the desert to avoid ever sitting through again.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:49:33 +0000
Smurfs: The Lost Village Review
Serving as a fantastic introduction to a familiar property, the film serves new and old fans alike, while also challenging that world to be something more expansive.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:49:51 +0000
Going In Style Review
Going In Style doesn't do anything remarkable, but Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Morgan Freeman are so wonderful together that it'll nevertheless still leave you beaming.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:35:27 +0000
Your Name Review
Your Name stands as a testament to just how effective of a medium animation is when it comes to telling a story of deep emotion and lush symbolism.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:16:25 +0000
The Boss Baby Review
Judging by how beautiful the film is, you can see just how lacking the story is. If cookies are for closers, The Boss Baby doesn't even get the set of Fisher Price steak knives.