Latest Reviews

  • Self/less

    Self/less is an average science-fiction drama that pulls heavily from prior filmic explorations of immortality – and passes familiar plot beats off as fresh ideas.

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL may not be an insightful continuation of its predecessor, but it delivers an experience that many wanted the first time around.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys is a good entry point for new viewers, with worthwhile setup for future installments, but falls short in evolving core elements of the series.

    (81) by Ben Kendrick
  • Ted 2

    Though crafted with a more mature hand, ‘Ted 2′ feels episodic rather than reinventive, and is ultimately just more of the same.

    (19) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Dope

    Dope is a smart urban homage to the legacy of John Hughes films, but still manages to distinguish itself as something uniquely special.

    (12) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    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

    Inside Out is an important reflection on the power of emotion and proof that Pixar is still king of imaginative CG animated storytelling.

    (20) by Ben Kendrick
  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World is a big, shiny, and entertaining roller coaster ride, though the ‘World’ is more interesting than the people.

    (108) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Spy

    Spy is a very good showcase for Melissa McCarthy and another successful collaboration between her and director Paul Feig.

    (24) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Insidious: Chapter 3

    A streamlined story and menacing villain make-up for Insidious: Chapter 3’s imperfections – an eerie, albeit forgettable, horror movie.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • Entourage

    ‘Entourage: The Movie’ arrives in theaters offering too little, way too late, for anyone but the die-hard fans to enjoy it.

    (16) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Aloha

    Aloha has elements of Cameron Crowe’s best work, but poor storytelling results in a film that’s more perplexing than charming.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • San Andreas

    It may be big, loud, and pretty dumb, but San Andreas is a fun (albeit fleeting) piece of summer blockbuster escapism.

    (26) by Ben Kendrick
  • Poltergeist (2015)

    Poltergeist is a forgettable diversion – one that may satisfy casual viewers looking for a mildly eerie (and sometimes humorous) ghost story.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • Tomorrowland

    ‘Tomorrowland’ is a fun adventure with big ideas and a lot of heart, but somehow winds up lacking in both.

    (40) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2 will sate its target audience – though that audience may have trouble sharing the movie with casual comedy lovers.

    (31) by Ben Kendrick
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    ‘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
  • Hot Pursuit

    Hot Pursuit will provide some moviegoers with a few easy laughs, but others are likely to find it just boring and unfunny.

    (12) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    It misses the bar of classic movie greatness but Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most exciting and entertaining Marvel entries.

    (364) by Ben Kendrick
  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina is memorable and downright challenging, full of sharp performances that blur the lines between humanity and programming.

    (96) by Ben Kendrick