Latest 4 star movies

  • Logan Review

    Logan Review

    X-Men movie franchise connections aside, Logan is a grisly and somber character drama that sends off Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine on a high note.

    (48) by Sandy Schaefer
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

    John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

    John Wick: Chapter 2 delivers plenty more of what fans want, while fleshing out the property’s mythology and lore in fascinating ways.

    (13) by Chris Agar
  • The LEGO Batman Movie Review

    The LEGO Batman Movie Review

    The LEGO Batman Movie works as not only a funny riff on the Batman character and his legacy, but also as a great action/comedy on its own terms.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hidden Figures Review

    Hidden Figures Review

    Hidden Figures is the rare true story-based historical drama that succeeds at being as inspirational and feel-good as it aspires to be.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • A Monster Calls Review

    A Monster Calls Review

    A Monster Calls is a beautiful and inspirational depiction of a young person’s battle with grief – but that doesn’t mean it’s for every young person.

    (5) by Ben Kendrick
  • Manchester by the Sea Review

    Manchester by the Sea Review

    Manchester by the Sea is an affecting examination of the grieving process, brought to life through strong direction and compelling performances.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

    A well-crafted and thoughtful story drives Rogue One – in a sandbox that provides a perfect blend of modern action and classic Star Wars style.

    (60) by Ben Kendrick
  • La La Land Review

    La La Land Review

    La La Land makes for Damien Chazelle’s most technically-accomplished love letter to music yet, as well as the filmmaker’s most poignant work.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Moana Review

    Moana Review

    Moana is a funny, heartfelt and richly-crafted hero’s journey adventure that effectively puts a Disney spin on Southern Pacific culture.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Edge of Seventeen Review

    The Edge of Seventeen Review

    The Edge of Seventeen captures the spirit of classic John Hughes comedies – at the same time, refining and innovating Hughes’ storytelling approach.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Moonlight Review

    Moonlight Review

    Moonlight is one of the most poignant, poetic and beautiful movies of the year.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Arrival Review

    Arrival Review

    Arrival is a smart tale of alien contact that boasts great visuals and performances, if also more brains than heart.

    (37) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Doctor Strange Review

    Doctor Strange Review

    Doctor Strange manages to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe while also telling a satisfying story in its own isolated corner.

    (134) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Magnificent Seven Review

    The Magnificent Seven Review

    The Magnificent Seven (2016) isn’t going to eclipse its predecessors but it is, nonetheless, an immensely entertaining and heartfelt action-western experience.

    (46) by Ben Kendrick
  • Kubo and the Two Strings Review

    Kubo and the Two Strings Review

    Kubo and the Two Strings is Laika’s most poignant, entertaining, and beautiful film yet – and one of the best movies, animated or not, of 2016.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • Hell or High Water Review

    Hell or High Water Review

    Hell or High Water makes for a contemplative dramatic thriller that is fueled by great performances and strong direction.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Pete’s Dragon Review

    Pete’s Dragon Review

    Pete’s Dragon succeeds as a dramatic reimagining of its predecessor – giving rise to a soulful modern fairy tale in the process.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Star Trek Beyond Review

    Star Trek Beyond Review

    Star Trek Beyond is a highly entertaining summer blockbuster for fans and casual moviegoers that pays respect to the franchise legacy.

    (44) by Chris Agar
  • Finding Dory Review

    Finding Dory Review

    Finding Dory isn’t just a worthy sequel to Nemo, it also succeeds on its own – as a rousing tale of love and overcoming adversity.

    (6) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Conjuring 2 Review

    The Conjuring 2 Review

    While The Conjuring 2 isn’t as innovative a horror film throwback as its predecessor, it’s an excellent ghost story in its own right.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Captain America: Civil War Review

    Captain America: Civil War Review

    Captain America: Civil War is a great superhero blockbuster that lays the groundwork for even bigger and better things to come in Phase 3 of the MCU.

    (150) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Jungle Book Review

    The Jungle Book Review

    The Jungle Book is magnificent – honoring its literary and animated roots with thrilling action, groundbreaking effects, and heart-warming drama.

    (46) by Ben Kendrick
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane Review

    10 Cloverfield Lane Review

    10 Cloverfield Lane has little in common with Cloverfield but is, nevertheless, a clever, thrilling, and downright fun movie experience.

    (49) by Ben Kendrick
  • Zootopia Review

    Zootopia Review

    Zootopia is filled with lovable characters and a heartfelt message for kids, along with a layered subtext for adults, that is both timely and moving.

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • Deadpool Review

    Deadpool Review

    Deadpool, much like its source material, is an irreverent, bloody, and riotous twist on the superhero genre – a must-see comic book movie experience.

    (98) by Ben Kendrick