Latest 3 star movies

  • The Revenant Review

    The Revenant is an ambitious directorial and performance experiment that yields interesting, if not flawed, results.

    (50) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Joy Review

    Joy is a decent biographical drama anchored by Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, but fails to realize its greater ambitions.

    (38) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Concussion Review

    Concussion isn’t a great biopic but it tells a great story – thanks to stirring subject matter and a quality performance from Will Smith.

    (12) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Big Short Review

    The Big Short has its flaws, but is one of the more unique movies based on non-fiction literature in recent memory.

    (13) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Sisters Review

    Sisters is an uneven mix of raunchy farce and sincerity that’s elevated by the undeniable chemistry between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Macbeth Review

    Macbeth is an effectively grim and well-acted Shakespeare adaptation, but prioritizes style over substance.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • In the Heart of the Sea Review

    As a big screen viewing experience based on one of America’s most evocative myths, In the Heart of the Sea is a surprisingly forgettable adaptation.

    (10) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Danish Girl Review

    The Danish Girl is a beautiful film with brave performances – though Hooper often struggles to translate Lili Elbe’s life into memorable movie drama.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Good Dinosaur Review

    The Good Dinosaur isn’t as sophisticated as Disney/Pixar’s best films, but still boasts a touching story and gorgeous animation.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Night Before Review

    The Night Before manages to be both an irreverent and sincere Christmas movie, sure to be a holiday favorite (albeit a zany one) for years to come.

    (22) by Ben Kendrick
  • The 33 Review

    An entertaining and earnest chronicle of the 33 with solid performances – one that is undercut by otherwise standard docudrama throughout.

    (2) by Ben Kendrick
  • Goosebumps Review

    Goosebumps is a fun, if frantic, scary adventure for kids that even captures the spirit of R.L. Stine’s original books.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Pawn Sacrifice Review

    Pawn Sacrifice is an engaging and well-made biopic with solid performances, but fails at being an insightful and thematically rich work of cinema.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Review

    The Scorch Trials maintains the semi-successful bar of intriguing movie escapism set by The Maze Runner.

    (58) by Ben Kendrick
  • Z for Zachariah Review

    Z for Zachariah uses its post-apocalyptic backdrop to craft a compelling and moody character study.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Review

    Straight Outta Compton hurtles toward greatness only to fall short in execution. Yet, aiming high and falling short still results in a very good film.

    (50) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Review

    Though viewers will find familiar story beats and characters in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ritchie succeeds in creating a fun love-letter to 1960s spy fandom.

    (34) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Paper Towns’ Review

    It’s not the most poignant or ground-breaking coming of age tale, but Paper Towns’ gentle nature and noble intentions make it a respectable one.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Mr. Holmes’ Review

    Mr. Holmes is a solid (if unremarkable) period drama that is anchored by a great Ian McKellen performance as an old Sherlock Holmes.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Trainwreck’ Review

    Trainwreck is an honest film that defies gender stereotypes; though, more often than not, it still adheres to familiar romantic comedy tropes.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
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