Latest Reviews

  • Snowden Review

    Snowden

    Snowden is a solid, yet unremarkable, portrayal of an intriguing incident that asks the audience to contemplate serious questions.

    (5) by Chris Agar
  • Blair Witch (2016) Review

    Blair Witch (2016)

    Blair Witch (2016) is what The Blair Witch Project would be if the original had been made today – which is both a compliment and a concession.

    (20) by Ben Kendrick
  • Bridget Jones’s Baby Review

    Bridget Jones's Baby

    Bridget Jones’s Baby is a perfectly enjoyable addition to the Bridget Jones franchise, if not a particularly meaningful one.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey Review

    The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey

    The Prequels Strike Back won’t change opinions about the prequel trilogy, but it makes for a fascinating deconstruction of the movies.

    (50) by Chris Agar
  • Sully Review

    Sully

    Sully amounts to a respectable yet unmemorable account of real-life heroism, despite fine performances and capable direction.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Morgan Review

    Morgan

    It toys with some interesting concepts, but Morgan ultimately favors generic action over developing its core ideas into something more fascinating.

    (6) by Chris Agar
  • The Light Between Oceans Review

    The Light Between Oceans

    Strong performances and beautiful cinematography elevate The Light Between Oceans, yet soap opera contrivances and uneven writing hold it back.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Don’t Breathe Review

    Don't Breathe

    Don’t Breathe cuts a fresh path, providing thrill-seeking moviegoers and horror die-hards with an inventive as well as terrifying movie experience.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • Mechanic: Resurrection Review

    Mechanic: Resurrection

    Mechanic: Resurrection is a mindless B-movie with little substance of note, but those who enjoy Statham should have a fun time.

    (1) by Chris Agar
  • Kubo and the Two Strings Review

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings is Laika’s most poignant, entertaining, and beautiful film yet – and one of the best movies, animated or not, of 2016.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • Ben-Hur Review

    Ben-Hur

    There is a timely message of tolerance and forgiveness, but Ben-Hur is a poorly-constructed historical epic that fails to leave an impact.

    (19) by Chris Agar
  • War Dogs Review

    War Dogs

    Wars Dogs is a solid movie, but only partly succeeds at blending Todd Phillips’ brand of bro-comedy with social/political commentary.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hell or High Water Review

    Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water makes for a contemplative dramatic thriller that is fueled by great performances and strong direction.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Sausage Party Review

    Sausage Party

    Sausage Party is definitely not for everyone, but it offers an amusing blend of humor and substance, providing viewers with heady food for thought.

    (10) by Chris Agar
  • Blood Father Review

    Blood Father

    Blood Father offers solid genre film entertainment, but works better as a character piece than as a pulpy thrill ride.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Pete’s Dragon Review

    Pete's Dragon

    Pete’s Dragon succeeds as a dramatic reimagining of its predecessor – giving rise to a soulful modern fairy tale in the process.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Suicide Squad Review

    Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad is a lively comic book movie – albeit one that is undermined by plot holes and uneven execution of action, character, and comedy.

    (163) by Ben Kendrick
  • Bad Moms Review

    Bad Moms

    Bad Moms deserves credit for mixing things up in the genre, but its reliance on caricatures prevents it from being as memorable as it could have been.

    (7) by Chris Agar
  • Jason Bourne Review

    Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne is a serviceable Bourne franchise installment, but an uninventive and unnecessary epilogue to the original Bourne movie trilogy.

    (40) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Lights Out Review

    Lights Out

    Lights Out makes for a lean and mean scare-delivering machine, but is less effective as a supernatural horror parable.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Star Trek Beyond Review

    Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond is a highly entertaining summer blockbuster for fans and casual moviegoers that pays respect to the franchise legacy.

    (44) by Chris Agar
  • Ghostbusters Review

    Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters won’t win-over pre-release haters but offers enough laughs and slick special effects to satisfy series fans and casual filmgoers alike.

    (148) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Infiltrator Review

    The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator is a stylishly crafted and well-acted dramatic thriller, but breaks little new ground despite fascinating subject matter.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Review

    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates hits the basic mandates of R-rated comedy but falls flat in its effort to be as insightful as it is funny.

    (9) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Secret Life of Pets Review

    The Secret Life of Pets

    The Secret Life of Pets isn’t a mold-breaker for animated movies, but it’s a consistently funny and inspired madcap romp nonetheless.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer