Latest 4 star movies

Latest 4 star movies

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina is memorable and downright challenging, full of sharp performances that blur the lines between humanity and programming.

    (58) by Ben Kendrick
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Smart genre riffs and hyper-stylized action, Kingsman: The Secret Service manages to provide a clever twist on the spy movie format.

    (79) by Ben Kendrick
  • American Sniper

    ‘American Sniper’ may not be the strongest biopic in the genre, but it is on par with other acclaimed military action-thrillers like Black Hawk Down or The Hurt Locker.

    (97) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Paddington

    Thanks to its playfully idiosyncratic, yet thoughtful nature, Paddington maintains the innocence and charm of the Paddington character for a new generation.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Selma

    ‘Selma’ manages to beautifully articulate a pivotal moment in history – one that is hauntingly ironic in how it echoes our current times and society.

    (44) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Inherent Vice

    While the film will have very limited appeal for casual moviegoers, ‘Inherent Vice’ is great genre entertainment for intellectual and/or cinephile types.

    (73) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Unbroken

    ‘Unbroken’ is every bit the Oscar-bait movie one would expect, but is elevated by offering viewers several different types of great drama in one tightly-woven narrative.

    (36) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Babadook

    While The Babadook is a well-crafted, insightful, and overall excellent film, it’s not going to be for everyone.

    (87) by Ben Kendrick
  • Wild

    Wild is more than a showcase for Reese Witherspoon’s performance, it’s a meditative journey that is refreshingly funny, insightful, and poignant .

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Top Five

    ‘Top Five’ is Chris Rock’s greatest accomplishment yet, mixing his signature brand of comedy with a hip and savvy filmmaking technique borrowed from some of cinema’s finest.

    (17) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Imitation Game

    ‘The Imitation Game’ is a fantastic piece of historical theater that never fully embraces its cinematic identity.

    (22) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Theory of Everything

    Well-acted and often moving, Theory of Everything is ultimately an insightful love story that just happens to be about Stephen Hawking.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Big Hero 6

    ‘Big Hero 6′ combines Disney wonder and charm with Marvel awe and action to deliver a film that exhibits the best of both studios.

    (84) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Nightcrawler

    Anchored by Jake Gyllenhaal’s chilling performance, Nightcrawler is an effective neo-noir thriller that provides insightful (though troubling) social commentary on the side.

    (12) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Dear White People

    ‘Dear White People’ is a strong debut for a newcomer director, who tackles sensitive racial and cultural topics with wit, sensitivity, and thoughtful commentary.

    (137) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Birdman

    Birdman provides a thought-provoking and inventive exploration of artistry, family, and the difference between power, popularity, and prestige.

    (178) by Ben Kendrick
  • Fury

    ‘Fury’ impresses as both a good piece of cinematic art – and a great piece of action-thriller filmmaking.

    (60) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Gone Girl

    ‘Gone Girl’ is a layered narrative experience that can be appreciated on multiple levels – with an intriguing central mystery, rounded characters, and sharp social commentary.

    (56) by Ben Kendrick
  • This Is Where I Leave You

    Thanks to a quality ensemble cast and a willing director, ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ covers overly familiar territory in a refreshingly entertaining way.

    (9) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham

    Batman: Assault on Arkham may not be suitable for children, but for adult fans of DC animated movies it is a dirty good time.

    (75) by Kofi Outlaw