Latest Reviews

  • 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.

    (21) 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
  • Selma

    ‘Selma’ manages to beautifully articulate a pivotal moment in history – one that is hauntingly ironic in how it echoes our current times and society.

    (44) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Taken 3

    Taken 3 takes the franchise past the point of absurdity – purely for the sake of selling a third series installment.

    (60) by Ben Kendrick
  • Inherent Vice

    While the film will have very limited appeal for casual moviegoers, ‘Inherent Vice’ is great genre entertainment for intellectual and/or cinephile types.

    (73) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

    The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death is yet another example that not all successful horror movies have what it takes to become successful horror franchises.

    (20) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Gambler

    ‘The Gambler’ is pretty much a misfire of concept – even if it makes the admirable move of going for a different thematic angle on the original material.

    (17) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Interview

    For all the controversy, in the end, the funniest thing about The Interview may be people’s “Is that what the fuss was about?” response to the finished product.

    (127) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Big Eyes

    Tim Burton buttons down his kooky expressiveness with Big Eyes, but the resulting film is one of his better (and more self-reflective) in recent memory.

    (12) by Sandy Schaefer