Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:57:05 +0000
Collide isn't just a giant waste of time that only brings the worst out of its impressive cast, but it unforgivably takes an eternity to end and put you out of your misery.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:06:43 +0000
With a playful sense of tone, amazing performances, and a sharp bite, Get Out resonates with you long after you've left the theater.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:36:11 +0000
When it comes to Hugh Jackman's unprecedented run as Wolverine, they saved the best for last.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:42:15 +0000
The Great Wall
The sad end story of The Great Wall is that pretty much everyone involved with the project, given previously established talent, is capable of so much more.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:44:40 +0000
Fist Fight is not a movie for the whole family, but if your head is already in the gutter when you walk into the theater, then you will have a splendid time watching the insanity gradually unfold.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:10:35 +0000
Fifty Shades Darker
In between the requisite mattress dances, Fifty Shades Darker offers little else in terms of credible or interesting plot material.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:45:35 +0000
David Brent: Life On The Road
For all of the fun that David Brent: Life On The Road provides, it's ultimately an experience that's probably best enjoyed by those who are familiar with the original Office series.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:32:16 +0000
There will be those that believe The Salesman lacks a certain punch or shock-value. But that's not just the point, it's also what makes it such a refreshing and thought-provoking watch.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:32:25 +0000
John Wick: Chapter 2
Bottom line, John Wick: Chapter 2 is a near-perfect sequel.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:03:54 +0000
The Lego Batman Movie
Chris McKay's The Lego Batman Movie is way more interested in being a top-notch Batman movie than it is in being a Lego Movie clone, and in so many aspects, it wildly succeeds.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:12:58 +0000
The Space Between Us
It's taken longer than expected for The Space Between Us to make it into theaters. After now having seen it, however, it is understandable why this film has been dumped in mid-February.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:15:48 +0000
A flimsy mystery answering questions nobody really asked, with the occasional fright that will inspire more people to look at their watch than to scream.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:31:03 +0000
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
While Paul W.S. Anderson's final entry into the series he created shows slivers of promise that are ignored in favor of bigger, louder explosions, it most certainly doesn't vindicate the direction the series decided to take back in Resident Evil: Extinction. This is the way the franchise...
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:04:12 +0000
Silence is precisely epic, drenched in passion and beauty, rewarding, and a reminder that there are many arrows to Martin Scorsese's bow.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:40:45 +0000
It's legitimately difficult to lavish huge praise upon the film on the whole -- but it certainly does make for captivating and atypical character-driven storytelling.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:14:34 +0000
A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose isn't a movie. It's a greeting card with fur and a borderline cloying narration.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:08:27 +0000
xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage
A disjointed and jumbled mess of a movie trying to tell the story of how the world's biggest badass comes back from the dead. Considering how the film turned out, maybe Mr. Cage should've just stayed dead.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:55:58 +0000
Prior to Split, I would have stopped short at calling McAvoy "versatile," but M. Night Shyamalan's bare-bones thriller changes the game.
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.