Latest Reviews

  • Ouija

    As a movie, ‘Ouija’ is as silly and flimsy as your average store-bought Ouija board.

    (13) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Book of Life

    The Book of Life works as a visually dazzling celebration of Mexican culture, though its conventional kids’ movie elements leave something to be desired.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Fury

    ‘Fury’ impresses as both a good piece of cinematic art – and a great piece of action-thriller filmmaking.

    (60) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Alexander is far less memorable than its source material, but it ultimately proves to be an affable (and refreshingly brisk) piece of family-friendly entertainment.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Judge

    The Judge is a very familiar tale of a man that finds humility in a return to his hometown – albeit one with a few genuinely powerful moments of drama.

    (26) by Ben Kendrick
  • Dracula Untold

    ‘Dracula Untold’ is not a masterful or deep re-introduction to the franchise; but as basic genre fare, it’s relatively fun in its depiction of the monster in a different light.

    (39) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Annabelle

    Unfortunately, Annabelle can’t sustain much tension before fizzling out into a boringly repetitive exercise in rehashed scare tactics. The Conjuring this is not.

    (28) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Gone Girl

    ‘Gone Girl’ is a layered narrative experience that can be appreciated on multiple levels – with an intriguing central mystery, rounded characters, and sharp social commentary.

    (56) by Ben Kendrick
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness

    Hector and the Search for Happiness includes laughs and relatable drama but struggles to find successful balance between engaging journeys and thought-provoking destinations.

    (3) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Boxtrolls

    While The Boxtrolls doesn’t represent the studio’s best work, it’s nonetheless another visually-inventive, witty, and energetic fairy tale adventure to add to Laika’s mantlepiece

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Equalizer

    The Equalizer is a slow-burn, B-movie hero origin story propped up by a great lead actor and some unique stylistic flourishes.

    (37) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Tusk

    It has a memorably weird premise, sure, but Kevin Smith’s Tusk generally fails to be either that funny and/or scary… much less interesting.

    (27) by Sandy Schaefer
  • This Is Where I Leave You

    Thanks to a quality ensemble cast and a willing director, ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ covers overly familiar territory in a refreshingly entertaining way.

    (9) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Maze Runner

    The Maze Runner leans heavily on its premise, to the detriment of individual characters, but still succeeds as one of Hollywood’s better young adult adaptations.

    (77) by Ben Kendrick
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ is your standard, traditional Noir flick; in other words, it feels pretty dated.

    (6) by Kofi Outlaw
  • No Good Deed

    In the end, ‘No Good Deed’ is pretty much what it promises to be: your standard home-invasion thriller.

    (12) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Drop

    The Drop is ultimately a solid mood piece, with strong performances that help elevate it above its derivative story elements.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • As Above, So Below

    ‘As Above, So Below’ milks a surprising amount of richness from its premise and found-footage format, but is hampered by its inability to fully develop both.

    (11) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The November Man

    In a genre where smarts and thrills are pivotal, The November Man delivers only routine (and uninspired) spy drama.

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • If I Stay

    If I Stay’s blend of teen romance and supernatural melodrama doesn’t break the YA mold, but it’s a decent addition to the genre nonetheless.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer