Latest 3 star movies

  • Free State of Jones Review

    Free State of Jones Review

    Free State of Jones is well-crafted and tells a worthwhile story, but makes for a better history lesson than moviegoing experience.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Neon Demon Review

    The Neon Demon Review

    The Neon Demon is a stylishly surreal, but hollow, horror/thriller – and another Nicolas Winding Refn film bound to divide audiences.

    (12) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Central Intelligence Review

    Central Intelligence Review

    Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson’s comedic chemistry save Central Intelligence from being a passable, yet forgettable, mainstream action/comedy.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Review

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Review

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a faithful adaptation of the fan-favorite 1987 animated series – for better and for worse.

    (26) by Ben Kendrick
  • X-Men: Apocalypse Review

    X-Men: Apocalypse Review

    X-Men: Apocalypse is a decent follow-up to Days of Future Past – albeit one that will service longtime series fans more than casual filmgoers.

    (103) by Ben Kendrick
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Review

    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Review

    Stoller manages to justify his sequel but Sorority Rising’s parade of R-rated gags aren’t enough to hit the same highs (or longevity) as Neighbors.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Nice Guys Review

    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.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Keanu Review

    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
  • The Boss Review

    The Boss Review

    The Boss isn’t a mold-breaker for Melissa McCarthy’s brand of humor, but it is a solid mainstream comedy elevated by its star.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

    Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

    Batman V Superman is DC’s Iron Man 2 – an okay movie that prioritizes shared universe setup over developing a coherent story and layered characters.

    (375) by Ben Kendrick
  • Eddie the Eagle Review

    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 Review

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

    (26) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Race Review

    Race Review

    Race finishes in the middle of the biopic genre pack – a bronze medal winner that honors Jesse Owens but falls short of cinematic greatness.

    (5) by Ben Kendrick
  • How to Be Single Review

    How to Be Single Review

    How to Be Single relies heavily on rom-com tropes, but succeeds in putting a more thoughtful and funny spin on many of them.

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

    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 Review

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

    (55) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Joy Review

    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 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 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 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 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

    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 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 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 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