Latest 3 star movies

  • 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.

    (21) 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.

    (5) 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
  • Storks Review

    Storks Review

    Storks is an entertaining family film fueled by a series of powerful messages for everyone in the audience.

    (1) by Chris Agar
  • Snowden Review

    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) 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.

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

    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 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

    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 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

    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 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 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 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.

    (163) by Ben Kendrick
  • Lights Out Review

    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 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