Latest 4 star movies

  • ‘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’ 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 is memorable and downright challenging, full of sharp performances that blur the lines between humanity and programming.

    (102) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Review

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

    (81) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘American Sniper’ Review

    ‘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’ Review

    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’ 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
  • ‘Inherent Vice’ Review

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

    (74) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Unbroken’ Review

    ‘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.

    (37) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Babadook’ Review

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

    (89) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Wild’ Review

    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’ Review

    ‘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.

    (18) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Imitation Game’ Review

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

    (23) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Theory of Everything’ Review

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

    (12) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Big Hero 6′ Review

    ‘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’ Review

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

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Dear White People’ Review

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

    (60) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Gone Girl’ Review

    ‘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’ Review

    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’ 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
  • ‘Get on Up’ Review

    Anyone who’s interested in taking in a movie this weekend, but needs a break from the summer blockbuster offerings, should consider giving Get on Up a shot.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Review

    Guardians of the Galaxy may blast off another successful franchise for Marvel, but it has a few parsecs left to go before it can truly claim greatness.

    (199) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘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