Latest 3 star movies

  • Alien: Covenant Review

    Alien: Covenant Review

    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.

    (27) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Everything, Everything Review

    Everything, Everything Review

    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 Review

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

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

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

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

    (47) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Lost City of Z Review

    The Lost City of Z Review

    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 Review

    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
  • The Boss Baby Review

    The Boss Baby Review

    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
  • Power Rangers Review

    Power Rangers Review

    Power Rangers has mixed success with its efforts to modernize the franchise, but offers enough playful storytelling and spectacle to offset its flaws.

    (21) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Beauty and the Beast Review

    Beauty and the Beast Review

    Beauty and the Beast does right by its predecessor, delivering a musical experience that both dazzles the eyes and plucks the heartstrings.

    (17) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Kong: Skull Island Review

    Kong: Skull Island Review

    Kong: Skull Island is a shared universe launchpad that fulfills its promise of big, goofy, monster mayhem – setting up even bigger things to come.

    (21) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Get Out Review

    Get Out Review

    Get Out smartly balances its tones to provide viewers with an entertaining and clever satire that is equal parts funny and terrifying.

    (10) by Chris Agar
  • Split Review

    Split Review

    Split is the best M. Night Shyamalan creation in recent memory, as anchored by a great performance (or, rather, performances) by James McAvoy.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Silence Review

    Silence Review

    Silence is beautifully-crafted and well-acted, but often frustrating in the way that it examines spirituality through historical drama.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Patriots Day Review

    Patriots Day Review

    Patriots Day is more effective as a suspense thriller than a stirring docudrama that explores the complexities of real-life heroism.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Fences Review

    Fences Review

    Fences struggles to make the leap from the stage to the big screen, but is kept afloat by the powerhouse performances of its leads.

    (23) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Sing Review

    Sing Review

    Sing is a narratively slight, but energetic animated musical romp that succeeds in staying light on its toes through its running time.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Nocturnal Animals Review

    Nocturnal Animals Review

    Nocturnal Animals has style and ambition to spare, yet as a whole Tom Ford’s dark psychological thriller rings hollow.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Allied Review

    Allied Review

    Allied is most compelling as a dramatic spy thriller – less so as a sweeping romance that unfolds against the backdrop of WWII.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a solid Harry Potter series movie but often prioritizes setup over memorable drama or spellbinding action.

    (23) by Ben Kendrick
  • Hacksaw Ridge Review

    Hacksaw Ridge Review

    Hacksaw Ridge is a grisly WWII movie that excels as an action/thriller, but has mixed success in realizing its loftier thematic ambitions.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Ouija: Origin of Evil Review

    Ouija: Origin of Evil Review

    Thanks to the efforts of its talented cast and crew, Ouija: Origin of Evil is more solid horror film than soulless franchise continuation.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Accountant Review

    The Accountant Review

    The Accountant makes for a solid, yet unremarkable, action flick that can’t live up to its higher aspirations.

    (8) by Chris Agar
  • Queen of Katwe Review

    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.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children should provide moviegoers with an entertaining and emotional ride as well as nightmarish visuals to savor.

    (5) by Ben Kendrick
  • Deepwater Horizon Review

    Deepwater Horizon Review

    Deepwater Horizon effectively turns the real-world disaster into an action/drama that’s more disturbing than thrilling to watch.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer