Latest Reviews

  • War for the Planet of the Apes Review

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes is as satisfying a conclusion to Caesar’s journey as it is a compelling standalone, big-budget blockbuster experience.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Beguiled Review

    The Beguiled

    Though an only decent adaptation, The Beguiled is deftly directed by Sofia Coppola, giving room for the cast to shine in their performances.

    (3) by Molly Freeman
  • Transformers: The Last Knight Review

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight has a deeper mythos and bigger spectacle than its predecessors, yet still ends up being mostly hollow and cacophonous.

    (19) by Sandy Schaefer
  • 47 Meters Down Review

    47 Meters Down

    47 Meters Down is a decent, yet unremarkable, survival thriller that’s little more than disposable summer entertainment.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • The Book of Henry Review

    The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry awkwardly mashes together compelling individual elements, giving rise to a jarring and otherwise confounding viewing experience.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Rough Night Review

    Rough Night

    Rough Night offers an entertaining genderswap on the bromantic comedy, which especially works thanks to its Broad City brand of humor.

    (10) by Molly Freeman
  • Cars 3 Review

    Cars 3

    Cars 3 offers more heartfelt storytelling and rich animation than its predecessor, yet falls short of raising the bar for the Cars franchise.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Mummy Review

    The Mummy

    The Mummy tries a fresh spin on the classic monster with a gender-swapped villain and Dark Universe connections but winds up a stale action reboot.

    (29) by Molly Freeman
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Review

    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    Captain Underpants´╗┐ makes the most of its silly and ridiculous premise by injecting high amounts of energy and laughter into the proceedings.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Wonder Woman Review

    Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman is a beautifully directed superhero origin story that digs into Diana’s transformation from naive warrior to inspiring hero.

    (143) by Molly Freeman
  • Baywatch Review

    Baywatch

    Despite the charm of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, Baywatch is an overlong buddy cop (or, lifeguard) comedy with more notable action than humor.

    (11) by Molly Freeman
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is an adequate series sequel, but fails to leave any lasting impression on the audience.

    (17) by Chris Agar
  • Alien: Covenant Review

    Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant plays it safe by mashing together the best elements of previous Alien films, delivering a solid sci-fi horror/thriller in the process.

    (28) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Everything, Everything Review

    Everything, Everything

    Everything, Everything offers some creative flourishes on a fairly typical teen romance that succeeds thanks to its young stars.

    (1) by Molly Freeman
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Review

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    Legend of the Sword’s brazen reimagining of Arthurian mythos, coupled with Ritchie’s style, makes for a bombastic yet entertaining King Arthur epic.

    (21) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doubles-down on everything that audiences loved about its predecessor, to still-entertaining but diminished returns.

    (48) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Circle Review

    The Circle

    The Circle is bolstered by a fascinating premise and solid performances, but doesn’t bring anything new to the table in regard to its discussions.

    (17) by Chris Agar
  • Free Fire Review

    Free Fire

    Free Fire is a stronger concept than film, hamstrung by poor storytelling and execution, despite the best efforts of the cast.

    (4) by Chris Agar
  • The Lost City of Z Review

    The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z is a handsome and ambitious historical epic, if also one that’s more intellectually engaging than emotionally compelling.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Fate of the Furious Review

    The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious is a solid addition to the franchise, but falls short of the bar set by recent Fast & Furious installments.

    (17) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Going in Style Review

    Going in Style

    Going in Style is a baffling blend of tones that ultimately plays as a harmless piece of fluff devoid of any significant stakes.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village Review

    Smurfs: The Lost Village

    The Lost Village is standard, kid-friendly entertainment, but it succeeds at bringing the colorful Smurfs universe to playfully-animated life.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Boss Baby Review

    The Boss Baby

    The Boss Baby is generic animated fare, but it’s bolstered by a unique visual flair and important lessons for children in the audience.

    by Chris Agar
  • Ghost in the Shell Review

    Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell struggles to dig below the surface of its thought-provoking concepts and bring real depth to its striking visuals.

    (83) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Life Review

    Life

    Despite some promising elements, Life amounts to a middling (and derivative) sci-fi horror/thriller that never fully realizes its potential.

    (20) by Sandy Schaefer