Latest Reviews

  • 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.

    (121) 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