Latest 3.5 star movies

  • John Wick

    ‘John Wick’ Review

    ‘John Wick’ excels, unapologetically, at what it seeks to be: a fun, pulpy, violent B-movie action romp, built upon a cool mythology within a compelling Noir world.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 7 days ago20 Comments

  • The Boxtrolls

    ‘The Boxtrolls’ Review

    While The Boxtrolls doesn’t represent the studio’s best work, it’s nonetheless another visually-inventive, witty, and energetic fairy tale adventure to add to Laika’s mantlepiece

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 month ago4 Comments

  • The Drop

    ‘The Drop’ Review

    The Drop is ultimately a solid mood piece, with strong performances that help elevate it above its derivative story elements.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 months ago4 Comments

  • Get on Up

    ‘Get on Up’ Review

    Anyone who’s interested in taking in a movie this weekend, but needs a break from the summer blockbuster offerings, should consider giving Get on Up a shot.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 3 months ago6 Comments

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Review

    Still, for audience members that enjoyed prior films in the series (even while acknowledging their faults), Transformers: Age of Extinction is the biggest Robots In Disguise movie yet.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 months ago246 Comments

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Review

    As it stands, the uniqueness of the time reset premise and sci-fi action distinguish the film from so many others in the genre, and it is at least worth a matinée viewing on the big screen.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 5 months ago101 Comments

  • Chef

    ‘Chef’ Review

    At the end of the day, though, Chef is successful in fulfilling its ambitions – offering a pleasant cinematic road trip, which also works as a palate cleanser for Favreau the filmmaker.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 5 months ago13 Comments

  • Belle

    ‘Belle’ Review

    Belle might be a little too polite, for those who prefer their period dramas to be more souped up; at the same time, though, it has an intelligence that should make it more appealing.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 5 months ago10 Comments

  • Locke

    ‘Locke’ Review

    Locke has its flaws, but manages to satisfy as a minimalist work of social realism that is both dramatically-rich and often quite engaging.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 6 months ago9 Comments

  • Neighbors

    ‘Neighbors’ Review

    Neighbors is a smart blend of prior Stoller films – a likable mix of over-the-top comedy beats grounded with relatable characters and life scenarios.

    by Ben Kendrick | 6 months ago25 Comments

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Review

    All in all, this movie feels like a step in the right direction for the rebooted Spider-Man franchise – hopefully leading to better installments in the future.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 6 months ago232 Comments

  • Under the Skin

    ‘Under the Skin’ Review

    For cinephiles that enjoy artistic debate more than concrete answers, the film allows an intriguing platform for discussion and reflection.

    by Ben Kendrick | 7 months ago51 Comments

  • Justice League: War

    ‘Justice League: War’ Review

    War is only slightly better than its slightly good source material – but hopefully it will serve as a good introduction for mainstream viewers.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 9 months ago112 Comments

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Review

    Despite any setbacks, Stiller’s adaptation is an inspiring and beautifully shot character adventure – one that even manages to get a worthwhile message across without becoming too preachy.

    by Ben Kendrick | 10 months ago21 Comments

  • Philomena

    ‘Philomena’ Review

    Dench and Coogan are the beating heart of Frears’ cinematic social/political commentary, as their work together is enough to accommodate many of the flaws in storytelling.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 11 months ago3 Comments

  • The Best Man Holiday

    ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Review

    The Best Man Holiday is a worthwhile revisiting that manages to push its characters forward in a very mature and emotionally honest way.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 12 months ago16 Comments

  • About Time

    ‘About Time’ Review

    Science fiction fans, along with anyone who is especially intrigued by the time travel premise, should temper certain expectations and, instead, focus on About Time’s endearing character moments.

    by Ben Kendrick | 12 months ago2 Comments

  • Thor: The Dark World

    ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Review

    Thor: The Dark World succeeds at building on the Thor (and Avengers) foundation to offer a bigger and more exciting adventure for Marvel’s God of Thunder.

    by Ben Kendrick | 12 months ago308 Comments

  • The Counselor

    ‘The Counselor’ Review

    The Counselor is a novelist-turned-screenwriter experiment likely to be met with mixed reception between the get it and don’t get it types in the audience.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago37 Comments

  • Rush

    ‘Rush’ Review

    Rush excels in its exploration of the Hunt and Lauda relationship as well as how the iconic rivalry helped shaped each racer – both on and off the track.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago18 Comments

  • The Family

    ‘The Family’ Review

    There are certainly worse ways to spend two hours at the theater than by watching De Niro play an old Mobster in a self-reflexive action/comedy.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago7 Comments

  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ Review

    Wan’s prowess as a storyteller and director in this more interesting and well-plotted second chapter may ironically end up luring in those who weren’t even onboard with Insidious in the first place.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago51 Comments

  • Riddick

    ‘Riddick’ Review

    Even as the film locks into a more familiar monster-killing/CGI action-thriller, Twohy has enough smart elements in the mix that keep the film sharp.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago88 Comments

  • The World's End

    ‘The World’s End’ Review

    The World’s End is another worthwhile team-up from Pegg and Wright as well as a welcome addition to their cult-favorite trilogy.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago46 Comments

  • Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox

    ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’ Review

    A worthy buy for any fan of the material (or the characters), and a good film for even casual fans (or those curious about the potential for future live-action films) to check out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago82 Comments

  • The Wolverine

    ‘The Wolverine’ Review

    The Wolverine ranks among the better X-Men movies – along with Bryan Singer’s first two installments and Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago171 Comments

  • Monsters University

    ‘Monsters University’ Review

    Monsters University proves to be as spiritually-uplifting and pleasant as Monsters, Inc., but isn’t equally strong as a creative accomplishment – and might not be as well-remembered in the long run.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago5 Comments

  • This Is the End

    ‘This Is the End’ Review

    Die-hard fans of Rogen, Franco and their merry band of foul-mouthed misfits will probably be more forgiving of the film’s weaknesses and just relish in the sheer comedic insanity.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago53 Comments

  • The Purge

    ‘The Purge’ Review

    The Purge is an easily commendable film to those who like the short, sweet, and cathartic violent enjoyment of a solid thriller.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago68 Comments

  • Now You See Me

    ‘Now You See Me’ Review

    This film makes for pretty good popcorn entertainment – and (almost) demonstrates that Hollywood movies can still entrance, even in the age of frantic blockbusters stuffed full with hollow eye candy.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago33 Comments

  • Epic

    ‘Epic’ Review

    The by-the-numbers kid’s movie elements (which includes an unnecessary romance subplot) prevents Epic from completely living up to its name.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago27 Comments

  • Fast & Furious 6

    ‘Fast & Furious 6′ Review

    At times, Fast & Furious 6 is a little unwieldy, saddled with a lot of added baggage, but it’s still an extremely entertaining ride.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago39 Comments

  • The Iceman

    ‘The Iceman’ Review

    The Iceman is an average biopic that is elevated to something higher based solely on the strength of its star.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago19 Comments

  • Iron Man 3

    ‘Iron Man 3′ Review

    Iron Man 3 should provide enough fun and excitement for both Iron Man die-hards and newly acquired Avengers fans.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago356 Comments

  • Mud

    ‘Mud’ Review

    Mud is worthy viewing if you’re looking for a wonderfully strange indie folk tale – but be ready to invest the stamina needed to pull through the slower segments.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago14 Comments

  • Oblivion

    ‘Oblivion’ Review

    Melodrama and predictable reveals keep the film from being the mind-bending creation that Kosinski may have envisioned, but the director still presents a captivating future with rich visuals.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago173 Comments

  • Evil Dead

    ‘Evil Dead’ Review

    Remakes don’t get much better than this – in terms of revitalizing the franchise and servicing both veteran and newcomer viewers.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago66 Comments

  • Spring Breakers

    ‘Spring Breakers’ Review

    As a whole, this makes for an audacious, yet enthralling and even transcendent, portrait of maturity sprouting from a place of corruption and avarice.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago32 Comments

  • The Croods

    ‘The Croods’ Review

    The Croods is yet another successful film for Dreamworks, managing to land somewhere between their best works (Panda, Dragon) and their lackluster efforts.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago4 Comments

  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Review

    story of Oscar Diggs is a worthwhile tale with a satisfying payoff – an experience that will leave most filmgoers glad that Raimi decided to investigate the humbug behind the curtain.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago67 Comments

  • Stoker

    ‘Stoker’ Review

    Stoker is worthy viewing for those who are fans of its director or are open to exploring a very unconventional cinematic story, made in homage of classic Hitchcock.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago16 Comments

  • The Last Stand

    ‘The Last Stand’ Review

    The Last Stand is a fun throwback to the days of formulaic but immensely entertaining Schwarzenegger-led films

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago32 Comments

  • Django Unchained

    ‘Django Unchained’ Review

    Successfully pays homage to its spaghetti western inspiration and disturbing source material with sharp performances, entertaining characters, as well as poignant violence.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago127 Comments

  • Jack Reacher

    ‘Jack Reacher’ Review

    Jack Reacher is primarily a frame for the fan-favorite actor to flex his (noticeably aging) action muscles – but that doesn’t mean the film fails to satisfy with plenty of excitement.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago50 Comments

  • Killing Them Softly

    ‘Killing Them Softly’ Review

    The film nonetheless offers a lot intriguing visual stimuli and food for thought – which you’ll have no choice but to consume as it’s being force-fed to you.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago28 Comments

  • Anna Karenina

    ‘Anna Karenina’ Review

    The rich performances, succinct screenwriting, and strong direction make it a re-interpretation worth seeing.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago12 Comments

  • Seven Psychopaths

    ‘Seven Psychopaths’ Review

    Seven Psychopaths is a smart and well-executed dark comedy full of over-the-top violence and intriguing rumination on human nature and the joy of killing.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago32 Comments

  • Sinister

    ‘Sinister’ Review

    Derrickson’s film succeeds in delivering an exceptionally engaging, and frightening, movie experience with quality characters, a smart story, and plenty of scares.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago111 Comments

  • End of Watch

    ‘End of Watch’ Review

    As a whole, the film is a somewhat uneven mix of static conversation scenes and hyper-tense suspense sequences.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago30 Comments

  • ParaNorman

    ‘ParaNorman’ Review

    Paranorman proves that Laika Entertainment (which also made Coraline) is a studio that has some great talent, great ideas, and a bright future.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago79 Comments