Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:24:58 +0000
Hands Of Stone
Edgar Ramirez's terrific leading performance and some astounding boxing sequences make it doubly frustrating that Hands Of Stone never comes to grips with what to do in between bouts.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:11:28 +0000
Mechanic: Resurrection is really stupid. But there's fun to be had in this needless sequel led by the evergreen Jason Statham, even if a predictable chassis stops its engine from truly revving.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:37:53 +0000
A film wrought with tension, Imperium explores the themes of domestic terror and racism with thoughtful examination, and powerhouse performances.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:11:39 +0000
Taps into our deepest, darkest fears, and offers us a bloody, instant horror classic that's not for the faint of heart.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:18:17 +0000
Hell Or High Water
Sumptuously shot and expertly crafted with powerful performances, Hell Or High Water is a top-notch thriller that's also evocative, suspenseful, and increasingly captivating. A must-watch.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 03:17:55 +0000
I went into Ben-Hur thinking we didn't need another interpretation of this story, but I left satisfied by the new one that we received.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:14:19 +0000
Kubo And The Two Strings
2016 has been an absolutely amazing year for animated movies. The bar has been raised so high that it's difficult to believe than anybody could clear it. And yet, Kubo and the Two Strings has done exactly that.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:57:54 +0000
War Dogs is a much different film than what we've seen from Todd Phillips in the past -- but it's also the best movie he's made so far, and a great late summer surprise.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:11:40 +0000
David Lowery has crafted a beautiful, earnest family film with wonderful emotion and pathos that should see it continually watched for years.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:31:00 +0000
Florence Foster Jenkins
Utterly lovely, Florence Foster Jenkins is the funny, touching, and even a little bit profound biopic of the world's worst ever opera singer, and the ultimate evidence of the power of Streep.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:23:58 +0000
Don't Think Twice
With a focus on character over story, Don't Think Twice is a living entity that may not tell a perfect story, but crafts perfect people.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:51:56 +0000
Gloriously unfiltered X-rated filth, Sausage Party is outrageous, lurid, crude absurdity, but consistently hilarious, even borderline genius, and the most fun you'll have in a cinema this year.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:09:28 +0000
Here's a one word review of Nine Lives that also just happens to be funnier than anything the film has to offer: catastrophic.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:42:00 +0000
The Little Prince
Glorious to look at, whimsical, and at times thoroughly enchanting, The Little Prince is a delight for children and adults alike until it sadly spirals out of control in its overly ambitious finale.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:00:01 +0000
Suicide Squad isn't exactly the movie that audiences are hoping for, and not the bounce-back that the series needed after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 15:07:40 +0000
Slow but effective, Equity thrives because of its all female cast but isn't defined by them, providing a frank, detailed but still imperfect look at modern Wall Street.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:20:05 +0000
Kunis, Hahn, and Bell provide a further kick in the balls to misogynists who insist women aren't funny, salvaging the shoddy Bad Moms and turning into an enjoyable but flawed lark.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:17:06 +0000
Nerve's promising premise is enjoyably set-up and executed, while Dave Franco and Emma Roberts delight, but, despite some impressive set pieces, it ultimately loses steam as it twists to its underwhelming conclusion.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:19:42 +0000
If plot beats such as "It was his father all along," "vengeful assassins," and "corruptible social media" read to you as low-hanging fruit utilized to unnecessarily perpetuate a franchise, then you already basically get the Jason Bourne experience.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:55:38 +0000
Lights Out is drenched in cliché and threatens to be completely drab until it's saved by its frightening finale. That doesn't forgive its earlier flaws, though, but it has a juicy enough premise to just about satisfy.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:52:12 +0000
Ice Age: Collision Course
With nothing new or interesting to speak of in its entirety, Ice Age: Collision Course proves once and for all that this dying franchise is but a fossil in the more evolved world of animated cinema.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:58:35 +0000
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Beyond is a refreshing and exciting sci-fi feature with a classic feel, brought to life with a funny, engaging script and thrilling direction.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:11:45 +0000
In a summer full of superheroes and talking animals, Bryan Cranston's new film The Infiltrator looks to capture a somewhat different audience at the theater. And it succeeds.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:50:59 +0000
Delightfully odd, Captain Fantastic touches upon thought-provoking themes in an entertaining, touching and funny fashion, while it's effortlessly elevated by a captivating Viggo Mortensen.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:59:30 +0000
It can only be called the third best Ghostbusters movie. That's its cross to bear. But it also builds with solid pacing, features crafty and entertaining filmmaking style, and has a number of consistently funny performances.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:51:32 +0000
The Secret Life of Pets
The Secret Life of Pets poses the question that every pet owner has: just what exactly do they do when we're not around? According to the film, quite a bit actually.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:45:02 +0000
Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
After a shaky start, Mike And Dave finds its comedic groove, providing a healthy amount of hearty, vulgar laughs while getting the best out of Plaza, Kendrick, Efron, and, especially, Adam DeVine.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:44:38 +0000
Colonia is a film that wants to get somewhere, but trips over its feet every couple of steps while trying to get there.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:26:45 +0000
The Legend of Tarzan
A romantic, exotic, dramatic, bold and exciting revitalization of the Tarzan story, steeped heavily in the lore created by novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:44:07 +0000
The Purge: Election Year
Chillingly prescient and ultra violent, Election Year builds upon and betters the previous installments to The Purge franchise, while, for good and bad, still abiding to genre conventions.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:03:08 +0000
As an enjoyable time at the movies, The BFG succeeds. But as anything more than that, it comes up short.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:03:30 +0000
More forgettable than engaging, The Duel boasts an impressively psychotic Woody Harrelson performance, bloody violence, and an intriguing allegorical plot, but it's just all a bit lightweight.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:44:27 +0000
The Neon Demon
Wickedly original, The Neon Demon finds Nicolas Winding Refn at his divisive and provocative best, as he toys, disturbs and, even, infuriates his audience, all with a knowing wink.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:53:58 +0000
Independence Day: Resurgence
A massive endeavor that's Michael Bay-esque in its bloated generic-ness, populated by stiff cardboard cutouts who race through bland digital chaos.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:30:08 +0000
Free State of Jones
I'm convinced I endured the full four years of the American Civil War in the two hours and 19 minutes it took to watch the interminable Free State of Jones.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:04:58 +0000
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
It's off-beat in all the best ways, has fantastic actors all delivering fantastic performances, and is a uproarious adventure with endless heart.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:21:38 +0000
Not quite Gravity meets Jaws, but closer than you'd think, The Shallows is taut, succinct, and possesses the requisite amount of thrills and shocks to enliven the summer schedule.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:52:32 +0000
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart's patter keeps Central Intelligence on life support, but it's needlessly complicated and ultimately too low on laughs.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:29:01 +0000
Drowned by its gibberish mythology, Warcraft survives because of Duncan Jones' directorial flair, resplendent visuals, and surprisingly deep characterisation. Still feels 10 years too late, though.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:54:30 +0000
On a scale of Cars 2 to Toy Story 3, Finding Dory is about on par with Monsters University - successfully delivering more of characters that audiences love, while also not quite reaching the level of its predecessor.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:29:10 +0000
Now You See Me 2
As summertime diversions go, Now You See Me 2 offers up as much razzle as it does dazzle, and it's bound to entertain, so long as you don't sweat the details.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 01:19:19 +0000
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows
Banal, CGI-drenched Hollywood tripe, Out Of The Shadows is everything that’s wrong about blockbuster cinema, and is completely void of any charm, personality or originality of its own.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:27:33 +0000
The Conjuring 2
Between the fantastic talent of and chemistry between Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, and the vision of James Wan, The Conjuring 2 demonstrates incredible potential for the emerging franchise.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 17:57:33 +0000
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
For its opening half, Popstar is the funniest film of the year. And even though it tails off, it’s still warm, fun, and full of catchy, hilarious songs that Lonely Island fans will adore.
Fri, 27 May 2016 21:12:29 +0000
Not Adam Sandler’s worst, obviously not his best, The Do-Over is actually funny right up until it starts trying to incorporate a plot.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:44:13 +0000
Me Before You
Predictable but still affecting, Me Before You is wonderfully elevated by an enchanting Emilia Clarke and will provoke the floods of tears its audience wants. But it will later rancour, too.
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:13:51 +0000
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
In many ways, Madea (Tyler Perry) is the least important character in her movies. She might be the main draw to bring fans into the theater, but for a crazy old woman prone to shooting off her mouth, acting impulsively and threatening harm, she is remarkably consistent. She always brings the...
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:13:51 +0000
The Amazing Spider-Man
Like most teenagers his age, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. In his journey to put the pieces of his past together he uncovers a secret that his father held... a secret that will ultimately shape his destiny as Spider-Man. This is the first in...
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:13:51 +0000
To Rome With Love
Not since John Singleton’s Abduction has a title lied to us on the level of To Rome With Love. Much like how the horrendous Taylor Lautner action film never contained an actual abduction, Woody Allen’s latest directorial effort is far from a love letter to Rome and...
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:13:51 +0000
Katy Perry: Part Of Me
I genuinely struggle to remember the last time I felt so consistently joyful in a theater. From the kinetic choreography to the cheeky costume changes, wild stage props and Perry's uniquely extraordinary showmanship, Part of Me is a so much more than portrait of a pop star , it's a...