Latest 3 star movies

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

    (372) by Ben Kendrick
  • 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
  • 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 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! 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
  • 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