Latest Reviews

  • Creed

    The name on the title card may have changed, but the Rocky legacy is alive and thriving in Creed.

    (61) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a thrilling and powerful ending to the Hunger Games movie saga.

    (13) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Secret in Their Eyes

    Secret in Their Eyes is a well-acted and politically-charged drama/thriller with ambitions that exceed its grasp.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Night Before

    The Night Before manages to be both an irreverent and sincere Christmas movie, sure to be a holiday favorite (albeit a zany one) for years to come.

    (22) by Ben Kendrick
  • Spotlight

    Spotlight is a well-crafted and thoughtful investigative journalism docudrama that is buoyed by great performances.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The 33

    An entertaining and earnest chronicle of the 33 with solid performances – one that is undercut by otherwise standard docudrama throughout.

    (2) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Peanuts Movie

    The Peanuts Movie succeeds at giving the Peanuts property a shiny fresh coat of paint, while keeping its heart and humanist spirit intact.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Spectre

    Unfortunately, Spectre is to Skyfall what Quantum of Solace was to Casino Royale; that is to say: less inspired in just about every way.

    (126) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Burnt

    Burnt fails as a character study, but thrives when bringing the fast-moving world of professional chefs to cinematic life.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is completely uneven but guilty fun – a horror film sendup that will cull as many haters as cult followers.

    (6) by Ben Kendrick
  • Our Brand is Crisis

    Our Brand is Crisis stumbles in turning the 2002 Bolivian presidential election into a cohesive dramedy but the film is packed with memorable humor.

    (1) by Ben Kendrick
  • Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

    In spite of connections to the ongoing series saga, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension could easily be mistaken for an Asylum B-movie knockoff.

    (10) by Ben Kendrick
  • Rock the Kasbah

    Rock the Kasbah is a lazy comedy and outdated political farce that wastes Bill Murray’s comedic talents.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Jem and the Holograms

    What good intentions Jem and the Holograms has are weighed down by its cheap aesthetic and thinly-drawn storyline.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Last Witch Hunter

    Dazzling visuals and fun supernatural brawls can’t save The Last Witch Hunter from a cliché plot and uneven Vin Diesel performance.

    (31) by Ben Kendrick
  • Goosebumps

    Goosebumps is a fun, if frantic, scary adventure for kids that even captures the spirit of R.L. Stine’s original books.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies is a bit of dull historical theater, propped up by the talents of Spielberg, Tom Hanks and the Coen Bros.

    (53) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs is a quality portrait of Apple’s co-founder, with a gripping turn from Fassbender, even if the film plays fast and loose with history.

    (19) by Ben Kendrick
  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak is a classic case of style over substance resulting in a hollow movie experience that never fully reaches its potential.

    (46) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Pan

    Pan falls short at being either an imaginative origin story for Peter Pan and/or a satisfying standalone big-budget fantasy adventure.

    (28) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Martian

    The Martian hits a powerful sweet spot: blending tense action, captivating science, and beautiful 3D cinematography into an emotional character story.

    (41) by Ben Kendrick
  • Sicario

    Sicario is a solid piece of crime genre fiction elevated into a haunting and powerful cinematic experience by impeccable filmmakers and a talented cast.

    (51) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Walk

    The Walk is an entertaining and often thrilling piece of storytelling, in addition to being an impressive display of 3D filmmaking.

    (13) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Intern

    The Intern is an insubstantial Nancy Meyers comedy kept afloat by Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway’s screen chemistry.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hotel Transylvania 2

    Hotel Transylvania 2 offers cute but brainless escapism for young moviegoers – as well as parents looking to distract their children for a few hours.

    (7) by Ben Kendrick