Latest Reviews

  • Focus

    Despite its ‘never lose focus’ catchphrase, unnecessary tangents and underwhelming reveals make Focus a somewhat unfocused, though still enjoyable, viewing experience.

    (11) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Duff

    The Duff makes timely points about self-love, body image, and modern relationships but falls short of becoming a teen drama classic.

    (9) by Ben Kendrick
  • McFarland, USA

    McFarland, USA is by-the-numbers underdogs sport fare, but good direction and performances make it a respectable addition to the genre.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2

    ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ is basically a sillier version of an already silly concept – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still fun.

    (2) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

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

    (79) by Ben Kendrick
  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Unfortunately for the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie, a solid cast, good director and unique premise only help to expose the inherent weaknesses of the source novel.

    (93) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    ‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is essentially a kid-friendly stoner comedy, but also one that’s clever and inspired enough to keep SpongeBob fans entertained.

    (22) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Jupiter Ascending

    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is a baffling mix of material that is both impressively innovative, and utterly ridiculous.

    (120) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Seventh Son

    Seventh Son would be utterly forgettable, were it not for some decent directorial elements and the performances of Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.

    (20) by Sandy Schaefer
  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year is not the next great mob movie it’s been advertised as; it’s a thoughtful character drama with a solid cast – no more, no less.

    (26) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Black Sea

    It isn’t the smartest or most exciting thriller that viewers will have seen but, thanks to a quality cast and a fresh setup, Black Sea is still an entertaining watch.

    (3) by Ben Kendrick
  • Black or White

    It’s far from ground-breaking in its social statements, but ‘Black or White’ is still a solid comedy/drama buoyed by good performances all around.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Project Almanac

    Even though Project Almanac does not reinvent the found footage format, the movie still manages to tell a gripping (and stylish) time travel story.

    (29) by Ben Kendrick
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

    ‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ is solid DC superhero entertainment and a great introduction to the Aquaman character.

    (52) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai lacks the wit and charm that would’ve been necessary for this farcical pastiche to work, resulting in another disappointment from Johnny Depp.

    (32) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Strange Magic

    Strange Magic may be a pretty picture that the kids can sing along to, but within the larger spectrum of animated features it is pretty forgettable.

    (16) by Kofi Outlaw
  • American Sniper

    ‘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

    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
  • The Wedding Ringer

    The Wedding Ringer is a mixed but overall enjoyable dramedy – one that includes a number of laugh-out-loud scenes couched in an often clumsy story.

    (19) by Ben Kendrick
  • Blackhat

    ‘Blackhat’ is a boring and visually-disappointing entry from Michael Mann, and a film perfectly suited for the January dumping ground.

    (33) by Kofi Outlaw