Latest Reviews

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak is a classic case of style over substance resulting in a hollow movie experience that never fully reaches its potential.

    (44) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Pan

    Pan falls short at being either an imaginative origin story for Peter Pan and/or a satisfying standalone big-budget fantasy adventure.

    (27) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Martian

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

    (42) by Ben Kendrick
  • Sicario

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

    (49) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Walk

    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
  • The Intern

    The Intern is an insubstantial Nancy Meyers comedy kept afloat by Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway’s screen chemistry.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hotel Transylvania 2

    Hotel Transylvania 2 offers cute but brainless escapism for young moviegoers – as well as parents looking to distract their children for a few hours.

    (7) by Ben Kendrick
  • Pawn Sacrifice

    Pawn Sacrifice is an engaging and well-made biopic with solid performances, but fails at being an insightful and thematically rich work of cinema.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Black Mass

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

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • Everest

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

    (11) by Ben Kendrick
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

    The Scorch Trials maintains the semi-successful bar of intriguing movie escapism set by The Maze Runner.

    (57) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Visit

    The Visit is a fun and kitschy horror parable – though the trademark Shyamalan twist will be a big disappoint for many viewers.

    (31) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Z for Zachariah

    Z for Zachariah uses its post-apocalyptic backdrop to craft a compelling and moody character study.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Transporter Refueled

    Despite a lot of shortcomings and undercooked elements, The Transporter Refueled is a mildly entertaining action film.

    (22) by Ben Kendrick
  • We Are Your Friends

    We Are Your Friends is a beautifully absurd millennial angst fantasy, as shallow yet infectiously catchy as an EDM song.

    (6) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Boy

    The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn’t particularly enjoyable to watch.

    (1) by Ben Kendrick
  • No Escape

    Despite some competent suspenseful filmmaking, a thin story and xenophobic overtones make No Escape an unpleasant movie to watch.

    (40) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Sinister 2

    There are elements of a decent horror parable here, but Sinister 2 lacks the restrained direction and eery mythos of its predecessor.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hitman: Agent 47

    Hitman: Agent 47 is a second missed opportunity to translate one of the more adaptable video games into a satisfying movie experience.

    (32) by Kofi Outlaw
  • American Ultra

    American Ultra is not quite the sum of its eclectic parts, but is strangely entertaining, nonetheless.

    (17) by Kofi Outlaw