Latest 3 star movies

  • Queen of Katwe Review

    Queen of Katwe is a heavy-handed variation of the Disney inspirational sports drama formula, but a sincere and well-meaning one too.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Snowden Review

    Snowden is a solid, yet unremarkable, portrayal of an intriguing incident that asks the audience to contemplate serious questions.

    (5) by Chris Agar
  • Blair Witch (2016) Review

    Blair Witch (2016) is what The Blair Witch Project would be if the original had been made today – which is both a compliment and a concession.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • Bridget Jones’s Baby Review

    Bridget Jones’s Baby is a perfectly enjoyable addition to the Bridget Jones franchise, if not a particularly meaningful one.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Sully Review

    Sully amounts to a respectable yet unmemorable account of real-life heroism, despite fine performances and capable direction.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Light Between Oceans Review

    Strong performances and beautiful cinematography elevate The Light Between Oceans, yet soap opera contrivances and uneven writing hold it back.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Don’t Breathe Review

    Don’t Breathe cuts a fresh path, providing thrill-seeking moviegoers and horror die-hards with an inventive as well as terrifying movie experience.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • War Dogs Review

    Wars Dogs is a solid movie, but only partly succeeds at blending Todd Phillips’ brand of bro-comedy with social/political commentary.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Sausage Party Review

    Sausage Party is definitely not for everyone, but it offers an amusing blend of humor and substance, providing viewers with heady food for thought.

    (10) by Chris Agar
  • Blood Father Review

    Blood Father offers solid genre film entertainment, but works better as a character piece than as a pulpy thrill ride.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Suicide Squad Review

    Suicide Squad is a lively comic book movie – albeit one that is undermined by plot holes and uneven execution of action, character, and comedy.

    (161) by Ben Kendrick
  • Lights Out Review

    Lights Out makes for a lean and mean scare-delivering machine, but is less effective as a supernatural horror parable.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Ghostbusters Review

    Ghostbusters won’t win-over pre-release haters but offers enough laughs and slick special effects to satisfy series fans and casual filmgoers alike.

    (148) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Infiltrator Review

    The Infiltrator is a stylishly crafted and well-acted dramatic thriller, but breaks little new ground despite fascinating subject matter.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Secret Life of Pets Review

    The Secret Life of Pets isn’t a mold-breaker for animated movies, but it’s a consistently funny and inspired madcap romp nonetheless.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The BFG Review

    Steven Spielberg’s The BFG is a technically impressive adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel – one with whimsy and heart to spare.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Shallows Review

    The Shallows serves up plenty of thrills and scares, but it prioritizes taut storytelling over character building.

    (17) by Chris Agar
  • Free State of Jones Review

    Free State of Jones is well-crafted and tells a worthwhile story, but makes for a better history lesson than moviegoing experience.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Neon Demon Review

    The Neon Demon is a stylishly surreal, but hollow, horror/thriller – and another Nicolas Winding Refn film bound to divide audiences.

    (12) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Central Intelligence Review

    Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson’s comedic chemistry save Central Intelligence from being a passable, yet forgettable, mainstream action/comedy.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Review

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a faithful adaptation of the fan-favorite 1987 animated series – for better and for worse.

    (26) by Ben Kendrick
  • X-Men: Apocalypse Review

    X-Men: Apocalypse is a decent follow-up to Days of Future Past – albeit one that will service longtime series fans more than casual filmgoers.

    (103) by Ben Kendrick
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Review

    Stoller manages to justify his sequel but Sorority Rising’s parade of R-rated gags aren’t enough to hit the same highs (or longevity) as Neighbors.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Nice Guys Review

    The Nice Guys is an entertainingly breezy buddy-detective romp that steadfast Shane Black fans ought to get additional mileage from.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Keanu Review

    Keanu may be a glorified feature-length Key and Peele skit, but it’s also an entertaining and thematically-layered action/comedy parody.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer