Latest 3.5 star movies

  • 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.

    (7) 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 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
  • Eddie the Eagle Review

    Eddie the Eagle is a light-hearted and thoroughly inspiring underdog tale – with lovable performances from Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton.

    (3) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Witch Review

    The Witch is effectively unpleasant and creepy, but it works better as a psychological thriller than a horror film.

    (26) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hail, Caesar! Review

    Hail, Caesar! is a funny and madcap, if unfocused, farcical salute to Golden Age Hollywood from the Coen Brothers.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Revenant Review

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

    (55) by Kofi Outlaw
  • 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
  • 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.

    (13) 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
  • Z for Zachariah Review

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

    (10) 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
  • ‘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
  • ‘Ant-Man’ Review

    Though being a formulaic Marvel superhero origin tale, Ant-Man gets a boost from a good ensemble cast and an overall tone of fun and creativity from director Peyton Reed.

    (130) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Review

    Magic Mike XXL may not be an insightful continuation of its predecessor, but it delivers an experience that many wanted the first time around.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Jurassic World’ Review

    Jurassic World is a big, shiny, and entertaining roller coaster ride, though the ‘World’ is more interesting than the people.

    (109) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Spy’ Review

    Spy is a very good showcase for Melissa McCarthy and another successful collaboration between her and director Paul Feig.

    (24) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Review

    It misses the bar of classic movie greatness but Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most exciting and entertaining Marvel entries.

    (366) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Furious 7′ Review

    Furious 7 is another solid Fast and the Furious installment – one that (flaws aside) provides a nice farewell to star Paul Walker.

    (92) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘It Follows’ Review

    The film might not be as deep as it aspires to be, but It Follows is one retro horror movie that’s quite creepy and has style to spare.

    (64) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Get Hard’ Review

    The combined power of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is enough to make ‘Get Hard’s raunchy and juvenile look at prison life a whole lot of depraved fun.

    (27) by Kofi Outlaw