Latest 4 star movies

  • 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
  • The Walk Review

    The Walk Review

    The Walk is an entertaining and often thrilling piece of storytelling, in addition to being an impressive display of 3D filmmaking.

    (13) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Black Mass Review

    Black Mass Review

    Black Mass is an intriguing blend of classic gangster movie drama under the umbrella of an intimate Bulger biopic.

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • Everest Review

    Everest Review

    Everest is a sobering character story packed with bravery, horror, and humility – as well as thrilling tension.

    (11) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Gift’ Review

    ‘The Gift’ Review

    The Gift is a haunting character drama that successfully incorporates elements of the thriller and psychological horror genres

    (21) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Review

    ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Review

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a smart and exciting blockbuster, as well as another strong installment in the Tom Cruise action franchise.

    (68) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Dope’ Review

    ‘Dope’ Review

    Dope is a smart urban homage to the legacy of John Hughes films, but still manages to distinguish itself as something uniquely special.

    (13) 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
  • ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Review

    ‘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’ 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

    ‘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’ 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

    ‘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’ 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

    ‘The Babadook’ Review

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

    (90) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Wild’ Review

    ‘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’ 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’ 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

    ‘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′ 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

    ‘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