Latest Reviews

  • 1922 Review

    1922

    1922 is a fascinating exploration of what guilt does to a man, fueled by a strong lead performance from Jane and compelling direction.

    (1) by Chris Agar
  • Tragedy Girls Review

    Tragedy Girls

    Tragedy Girls is a delightfully subversive and darkly comedic take on a slasher horror film, though it doesn’t necessarily reinvent the genre.

    (1) by Molly Freeman
  • The Snowman Review

    The Snowman

    While there are elements of a riveting Noir thriller here, The Snowman proves to be more of a pulpy mess than a chilling crime tale.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Only the Brave Review

    Only the Brave

    Only the Brave makes for a straightforward, but meaningful salute to real-world heroism, thanks to its strong performances and sturdy direction.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Happy Death Day Review

    Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day is a fun, if silly, blending of various genre tropes that is fueled by a strong lead performance from Rothe.

    by Chris Agar
  • Marshall Review

    Marshall

    Marshall is a solid courtroom melodrama elevated by Boseman’s towering performance and its own timely-as-ever subject matter.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Review

    Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women deftly blends a beautiful tale of romance with the story of Wonder Woman’s origin and her feminist ideals.

    (4) by Molly Freeman
  • The Mountain Between Us Review

    The Mountain Between Us

    Winslet and Elba give it their all, but The Mountain Between Us is an absurd and forgettable affair that leaves little impact with viewers.

    by Chris Agar
  • Blade Runner 2049 Review

    Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049 not only succeeds at feeling like a necessary franchise revival, it also makes for a captivating standalone work of science-fiction.

    (23) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Flatliners Review

    Flatliners

    Flatliners is an unmemorable redux hampered by poor writing and a general lack of thrills that fails to capture the attention of its audience.

    (5) by Chris Agar
  • American Made Review

    American Made

    American Made is a conventional true story crime caper that stays afloat thanks to Liman’s solid direction and Cruise’s committed turn as an antihero.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Battle of the Sexes Review

    Battle of the Sexes

    Battle of the Sexes thrives as a crowd-pleasing sports story with charm to spare, even as it sugarcoats the real-life events that inspired it.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Gerald’s Game Review

    Gerald's Game

    Driven by two great performances, Gerald’s Game successfully turns King’s source material into a disturbing exercise in cinematic horror and suspense.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review

    The LEGO Ninjago Movie

    The LEGO Ninjago Movie is an underwhelming series installment hamstrung by a thin script and weak characters that don’t leave much of an impact.

    (8) by Chris Agar
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle doubles down on slick action and spy genre riffs, but adds enough fresh and fun elements to provide an exciting sequel.

    (20) by Molly Freeman
  • mother! Review

    mother!

    mother! is an ambitious work that bucks traditional storytelling techniques with its aspirations, but its approach will not be for all moviegoers.

    (22) by Chris Agar
  • American Assassin Review

    American Assassin

    American Assassin is a preposterous, but lean and mean Mitch Rapp thriller adaptation elevated by Michael Keaton’s turn as Rapp’s grizzled mentor.

    (18) by Sandy Schaefer
  • IT Review

    IT

    As a coming of age parable, IT succeeds at being both horrifying and emotionally-resonant, even while adapting only half of King’s original story.

    (55) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Good Time Review

    Good Time

    Good Time’s inspired style, coupled with Pattinson’s compelling performance, are enough to carry the film past its narrative shortcomings.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Logan Lucky Review

    Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky is an entertaining romp powered by a smart script, strong performances across the board, and great direction.

    (8) by Chris Agar
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard Review

    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a mediocre action flick elevated by the talent and comedic chemistry of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds.

    (5) by Molly Freeman
  • Wind River Review

    Wind River

    Wind River is a decent, if flawed, directorial effort from Sheridan that showcases his strength as an actors’ director, more than as a writer.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Annabelle: Creation Review

    Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation makes for a solid Conjuring prequel, with scares and thrills that make up for any noticeable shortcomings in the script.

    (3) by Chris Agar
  • Detroit Review

    Detroit

    Detroit makes for a disturbing and unnerving portrayal of real historical events, but has less success as a work of sociopolitical commentary.

    (26) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Dark Tower Review

    The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower is a mixed bag of abridged mythology from King’s book series, fun performances from Elba and McConaughey, and uninspired action.

    (24) by Molly Freeman