Latest Reviews

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane Review

    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 Review

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Zootopia Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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
  • The Witch Review

    The Witch

    The Witch is effectively unpleasant and creepy, but it works better as a psychological thriller than a horror film.

    (26) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Race Review

    Race

    Race finishes in the middle of the biopic genre pack – a bronze medal winner that honors Jesse Owens but falls short of cinematic greatness.

    (5) by Ben Kendrick
  • How to Be Single Review

    How to Be Single

    How to Be Single relies heavily on rom-com tropes, but succeeds in putting a more thoughtful and funny spin on many of them.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Zoolander 2 Review

    Zoolander 2

    Zoolander 2 aims to be bigger and crazier than its predecessor, but amounts to a serviceable (though less memorable) comedy sequel.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Deadpool Review

    Deadpool

    Deadpool, much like its source material, is an irreverent, bloody, and riotous twist on the superhero genre – a must-see comic book movie experience.

    (98) by Ben Kendrick
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Review

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is unwieldy horror-comedy – delivering an amusing but gimmicky blend of Regency-era romance and zombie mythology.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • Hail, Caesar! Review

    Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! is a funny and madcap, if unfocused, farcical salute to Golden Age Hollywood from the Coen Brothers.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Finest Hours Review

    The Finest Hours

    The Finest Hours is a respectful dramatization of the real-life events that inspired it, but is too by the numbers to leave a strong impression.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 Review

    Kung Fu Panda 3

    Kung Fu Panda 3 is a well-meaning piece of escapism for kids – one that shows signs of wear in the larger computer-animated kung fu franchise.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • Ride Along 2 Review

    Ride Along 2

    Ride Along 2 is an uninspired retread of its predecessor, but manages to reach the (low) bar set for this action/comedy franchise.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Review

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    13 Hours has elements of a lean and efficient action/thriller, but is bloated and overblown thanks to Michael Bay’s directorial approach.

    (45) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Revenant Review

    The Revenant

    The Revenant is an ambitious directorial and performance experiment that yields interesting, if not flawed, results.

    (55) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Carol Review

    Carol

    Carol is a visually rich period drama that boasts strong performances and refined direction, though some may find it easier to admire than love.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Forest Review

    The Forest

    The Forest struggles to transform its spooky premise and haunting setting into memorable or unique on-screen movie scares.

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • Joy Review

    Joy

    Joy is a decent biographical drama anchored by Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, but fails to realize its greater ambitions.

    (38) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Point Break (2015) Review

    Point Break (2015)

    Bigger set pieces do not make for a better Point Break, and Core fails to improve upon the original film in any meaningful way.

    (32) by Ben Kendrick
  • Concussion Review

    Concussion

    Concussion isn’t a great biopic but it tells a great story – thanks to stirring subject matter and a quality performance from Will Smith.

    (12) by Ben Kendrick
  • Daddy’s Home Review

    Daddy's Home

    Daddy’s Home is a formulaic Will Ferrell comedy, but enough jokes hit their mark to make it a passable one.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer