Latest Reviews

  • Alien: Covenant Review

    Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant plays it safe by mashing together the best elements of previous Alien films, delivering a solid sci-fi horror/thriller in the process.

    (25) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Everything, Everything Review

    Everything, Everything

    Everything, Everything offers some creative flourishes on a fairly typical teen romance that succeeds thanks to its young stars.

    by Molly Freeman
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Review

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    Legend of the Sword’s brazen reimagining of Arthurian mythos, coupled with Ritchie’s style, makes for a bombastic yet entertaining King Arthur epic.

    (20) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doubles-down on everything that audiences loved about its predecessor, to still-entertaining but diminished returns.

    (47) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Circle Review

    The Circle

    The Circle is bolstered by a fascinating premise and solid performances, but doesn’t bring anything new to the table in regard to its discussions.

    (17) by Chris Agar
  • Free Fire Review

    Free Fire

    Free Fire is a stronger concept than film, hamstrung by poor storytelling and execution, despite the best efforts of the cast.

    (4) by Chris Agar
  • The Lost City of Z Review

    The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z is a handsome and ambitious historical epic, if also one that’s more intellectually engaging than emotionally compelling.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Fate of the Furious Review

    The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious is a solid addition to the franchise, but falls short of the bar set by recent Fast & Furious installments.

    (17) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Going in Style Review

    Going in Style

    Going in Style is a baffling blend of tones that ultimately plays as a harmless piece of fluff devoid of any significant stakes.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village Review

    Smurfs: The Lost Village

    The Lost Village is standard, kid-friendly entertainment, but it succeeds at bringing the colorful Smurfs universe to playfully-animated life.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Boss Baby Review

    The Boss Baby

    The Boss Baby is generic animated fare, but it’s bolstered by a unique visual flair and important lessons for children in the audience.

    by Chris Agar
  • Ghost in the Shell Review

    Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell struggles to dig below the surface of its thought-provoking concepts and bring real depth to its striking visuals.

    (83) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Life Review

    Life

    Despite some promising elements, Life amounts to a middling (and derivative) sci-fi horror/thriller that never fully realizes its potential.

    (19) by Sandy Schaefer
  • CHIPS Review

    CHIPS

    CHIPS is a generic buddy cop comedy that will leave both longtime fans and newcomers alienated with a weak story and thin characters.

    (15) by Chris Agar
  • Power Rangers Review

    Power Rangers

    Power Rangers has mixed success with its efforts to modernize the franchise, but offers enough playful storytelling and spectacle to offset its flaws.

    (21) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Belko Experiment Review

    The Belko Experiment

    The Belko Experiment makes for a truly fascinating concept, but is dragged down by mundane execution that doesn’t always engage the viewer.

    (9) by Chris Agar
  • Beauty and the Beast Review

    Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast does right by its predecessor, delivering a musical experience that both dazzles the eyes and plucks the heartstrings.

    (17) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Kong: Skull Island Review

    Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island is a shared universe launchpad that fulfills its promise of big, goofy, monster mayhem – setting up even bigger things to come.

    (21) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Logan Review

    Logan

    X-Men movie franchise connections aside, Logan is a grisly and somber character drama that sends off Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine on a high note.

    (89) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Get Out Review

    Get Out

    Get Out smartly balances its tones to provide viewers with an entertaining and clever satire that is equal parts funny and terrifying.

    (10) by Chris Agar
  • A Cure for Wellness Review

    A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness is a visually-stunning work, but the abundance of style adds up to an overall hollow experience that fails to connect.

    (3) by Chris Agar
  • Fist Fight Review

    Fist Fight

    Fist Fight may be as slight as a half-hour sitcom comedy, but enough of its R-Rated jokes hit their target to sustain the movie’s brisk runtime.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Great Wall Review

    The Great Wall

    Despite some inspired elements, The Great Wall is an odd mashup of Hollywood monster blockbuster and sweeping Chinese fantasy epic.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Fifty Shades Darker Review

    Fifty Shades Darker

    While Fifty Shades Darker exceeds its predecessor in some ways, in other respects it’s just as ridiculous (if not more so) by comparison.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2 delivers plenty more of what fans want, while fleshing out the property’s mythology and lore in fascinating ways.

    (16) by Chris Agar