Latest Reviews

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Alice Through the Looking Glass is more of a shiny, yet hollow, Disney product than meaningful continuation of Alice’s story.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse is a decent follow-up to Days of Future Past – albeit one that will service longtime series fans more than casual filmgoers.

    (103) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Angry Birds Movie

    Despite fleeting moments of entertainment, The Angry Birds Movie comes across as a hollow viewing experience that doesn’t have much to offer.

    (9) by Chris Agar
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

    Stoller manages to justify his sequel but Sorority Rising’s parade of R-rated gags aren’t enough to hit the same highs (or longevity) as Neighbors.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys is an entertainingly breezy buddy-detective romp that steadfast Shane Black fans ought to get additional mileage from.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Money Monster

    Money Monster is a well-directed and well-acted dramatic thriller weighed down by heavy-handed social commentary and implausible plot beats.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War is a great superhero blockbuster that lays the groundwork for even bigger and better things to come in Phase 3 of the MCU.

    (150) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Ratchet & Clank

    Ratchet & Clank has moments of humor, but is undercut by a generic story and thin characters that fail to leave a meaningful impact.

    (10) by Chris Agar
  • Keanu

    Keanu may be a glorified feature-length Key and Peele skit, but it’s also an entertaining and thematically-layered action/comedy parody.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Huntsman: Winter's War

    Every single piece of The Huntsman: Winter’s War underwhelms – resulting in a strained prequel/sequel/spin-off fairytale with very little magic.

    (24) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Jungle Book (2016)

    The Jungle Book is magnificent – honoring its literary and animated roots with thrilling action, groundbreaking effects, and heart-warming drama.

    (46) by Ben Kendrick
  • Criminal

    Despite a fun performance from Kevin Costner, Criminal is a half-baked action/thriller that fails to properly explore its sci-fi premise.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hardcore Henry

    Hardcore Henry is only partly successful at using the first person POV format to create a unique cinematic experience.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Boss

    The Boss isn’t a mold-breaker for Melissa McCarthy’s brand of humor, but it is a solid mainstream comedy elevated by its star.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

    It’s not exactly a bar-raising sequel, but My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has enough of its predecessor’s charm and sincerity to earn a passing grade.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman V Superman is DC’s Iron Man 2 – an okay movie that prioritizes shared universe setup over developing a coherent story and layered characters.

    (375) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant

    Allegiant is a subpar installment in The Divergent Series that fails to justify the decision to split the final Divergent novel into two movies.

    (24) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Brothers Grimsby

    The Brothers Grimsby is a middle of the road action/comedy where Sacha Baron Cohen’s R-Rated comedy brand offers diminishing returns.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane has little in common with Cloverfield but is, nevertheless, a clever, thrilling, and downright fun movie experience.

    (49) by Ben Kendrick
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is an uneven, but otherwise passable wartime comedy/drama anchored by Tina Fey’s performance.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Zootopia

    Zootopia is filled with lovable characters and a heartfelt message for kids, along with a layered subtext for adults, that is both timely and moving.

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • London Has Fallen

    London Has Fallen is an uninspired sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, but has some of its predecessor’s cheesy action movie throwback charm.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Gods of Egypt

    Gods of Egypt is a cheesy and visually unimpressive fantasy adventure that’s too dull to make for fun campy entertainment.

    (40) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Triple 9

    Triple 9 has elements of greatness, but its talented cast and inspired directorial flourishes are offset by messy storytelling choices.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Eddie the Eagle

    Eddie the Eagle is a light-hearted and thoroughly inspiring underdog tale – with lovable performances from Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton.

    (3) by Ben Kendrick