Latest 3 star movies

  • 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.

    (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
  • 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.

    (60) 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
  • ‘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.

    (35) 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
  • ‘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
  • ‘Ted 2′ Review

    Though crafted with a more mature hand, ‘Ted 2′ feels episodic rather than reinventive, and is ultimately just more of the same.

    (19) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘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
  • ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ Review

    A streamlined story and menacing villain make-up for Insidious: Chapter 3’s imperfections – an eerie, albeit forgettable, horror movie.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick