Latest 4.5 star movies

  • 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
  • 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
  • The Hateful Eight Review

    The Hateful Eight Review

    As a realization of Tarantino’s vision, The Hateful Eight is one of 2015’s best movies – and a standout in the director’s filmography.

    (90) by Ben Kendrick
  • Brooklyn Review

    Brooklyn Review

    Brooklyn is a beautiful period drama and rich piece of romantic storytelling that boasts great performances.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Martian Review

    The Martian Review

    The Martian hits a powerful sweet spot: blending tense action, captivating science, and beautiful 3D cinematography into an emotional character story.

    (41) by Ben Kendrick
  • Sicario Review

    Sicario Review

    Sicario is a solid piece of crime genre fiction elevated into a haunting and powerful cinematic experience by impeccable filmmakers and a talented cast.

    (51) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Review

    ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Review

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a must-see for moviegoers who aren’t afraid to find joy and self-reflection in the story of a dying girl.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Inside Out’ Review

    ‘Inside Out’ Review

    Inside Out is an important reflection on the power of emotion and proof that Pixar is still king of imaginative CG animated storytelling.

    (22) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Review

    ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Review

    ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is a beautifully strange, violent and thrilling cinematic composition that proves George Miller is a more brilliant maestro than ever.

    (200) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Ex Machina’ Review

    ‘Ex Machina’ Review

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

    (102) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Selma’ Review

    ‘Selma’ Review

    ‘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
  • ‘Birdman’ Review

    ‘Birdman’ Review

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

    (182) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Fury’ Review

    ‘Fury’ Review

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

    (60) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’ Review

    ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’ Review

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

    (76) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Boyhood’ Review

    ‘Boyhood’ Review

    Richard Linklater’s ambitious project comes with a few hurdles that might put-off casual moviegoers who were expecting a straightforward coming-of-age tale.

    (55) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review

    ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review

    A third installment is a must, as it (literally) looks like these Apes are only getting better (and smarter) with each new installment.

    (113) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Snowpiercer’ Review

    ‘Snowpiercer’ Review

    All in all, Snowpiercer is definitive proof that there is a growing market for moderately-budgeted blockbuster films – that is, if you approach things from a global market perspective.

    (125) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Review

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Review

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the rare sequel that improves upon its predecessor in nearly every single way imaginable.

    (22) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Review

    ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Review

    X-Men: Days of Future Past succeeds at being a thrilling and fun superhero movie, balanced by well-earned dramatic weight.

    (196) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Review

    ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Review

    Having the Wes Anderson meter cranked up to 10 in Grand Budapest Hotel makes the movie a wondrous celebration of everything that the filmmaker stands for and holds dear to his heart.

    (13) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘The LEGO Movie’ Review

    ‘The LEGO Movie’ Review

    The LEGO Movie is a fun adventure with heart and originality that everyone (regardless of age) should experience in full, big-screen 3D grandeur.

    (78) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘American Hustle’ Review

    ‘American Hustle’ Review

    Russell is far more interested in character than plot development, and that allows American Hustle to offer a real crowd-pleasing experience – one with profound social commentary.

    (37) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Review

    ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Review

    If you’ve ever, for a second, envisioned a career pursuing your creative interests (or worse, if you’ve actually taken that plunge), then the film will touch something deep and important inside you.

    (8) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Nebraska’ Review

    ‘Nebraska’ Review

    Payne’s film (taken as a whole) is really an elegant work of storytelling, which manages to make a thoughtful statement about the current demographic of older Americans.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Captain Phillips’ Review

    ‘Captain Phillips’ Review

    Greengrass and Hanks succeed in Captain Phillips with an astute and exciting action-thriller/biopic.

    (30) by Ben Kendrick