Latest 4 star movies

  • ‘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.

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

    ‘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’ 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
  • ‘Gone Girl’ Review

    ‘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

    ‘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.

    (10) 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
  • ‘Get on Up’ Review

    ‘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’ 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