Latest Reviews

  • It Follows

    The film might not be as deep as it aspires to be, but It Follows is one retro horror movie that’s quite creepy and has style to spare.

    (64) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Home

    Home is a colorful and entertaining CGI adventure, but weighed down by an uneven and shallow story, falls short of animated greatness.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • Get Hard

    The combined power of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is enough to make ‘Get Hard’s raunchy and juvenile look at prison life a whole lot of depraved fun.

    (27) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Gunman

    Those hoping for the next ‘Taken’ will be disappointed by the slow-burn character piece that is ‘The Gunman’.

    (37) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Insurgent

    Insurgent falls short of hitting the bar set by superior YA film adaptations but is a step in the right direction for the Divergent series.

    (32) by Ben Kendrick
  • Run All Night

    ‘Run All Night’ marks a slight uptick in the stock of ‘Liam Neeson With a Gun’ action movies.

    (8) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Cinderella (2015)

    Cinderella plays it overly-safe in transitioning from cartoon-to-live-action but is sure to entertain Disney’s go-to juice box crowd.

    (38) by Ben Kendrick
  • Unfinished Business

    ‘Unfinished Business’ is a perfect storm of unfocused – mostly unfunny – mundane comedic filmmaking.

    (10) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Chappie

    Chappie succeeds in Blomkamp’s principle goal: exploring a heightened version of childhood development told through the lens of gritty science-fiction and gangster stereotypes.

    (81) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Lazarus Effect

    ‘The Lazarus Effect’ is one of those horror films where lack of character logic makes it hard to root for the bodies that are inevitably going to pile on the floor.

    (13) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Focus

    Despite its ‘never lose focus’ catchphrase, unnecessary tangents and underwhelming reveals make Focus a somewhat unfocused, though still enjoyable, viewing experience.

    (11) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Duff

    The Duff makes timely points about self-love, body image, and modern relationships but falls short of becoming a teen drama classic.

    (9) by Ben Kendrick
  • McFarland, USA

    McFarland, USA is by-the-numbers underdogs sport fare, but good direction and performances make it a respectable addition to the genre.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2

    ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ is basically a sillier version of an already silly concept – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still fun.

    (2) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Smart genre riffs and hyper-stylized action, Kingsman: The Secret Service manages to provide a clever twist on the spy movie format.

    (81) by Ben Kendrick
  • 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