Latest Movie Reviews

  • You Were Never Really Here Review: Phoenix Shines in Moody Thriller

    You Were Never Really Here Review

    You Were Never Really Here has less success breaking the mold for its genre, but explores the often ignored corners in thoughtful and intriguing ways.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Truth or Dare Review: Blumhouse Loses This Game

    Blumhouse's Truth or Dare Review

    Truth or Dare makes the least of its parts, wasting a promising premise with clichéd horror tropes and an uninspired narrative.

    (4) by Chris Agar
  • Rampage Review: The Rock’s Monster Mash is Big Dumb Fun

    Rampage Review

    Rampage doesn’t blend action, comedy, and heart as well as The Rock’s best tentpoles, but there’s good dunderheaded fun to be had here.

    (17) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Blockers Review: Hilarious Raunch Comedy For Modern Audiences

    Blockers Review

    Blockers takes the classic raunch comedy premise of teens losing their virginity and gives it a hilariously entertaining update for modern audiences.

    (12) by Molly Freeman
  • A Quiet Place Review: Don’t Scream During This Great Monster Flick

    A Quiet Place Review

    A Quiet Place lives up to the ambitious challenge that it sets for itself, taking audiences on a compelling and suspenseful journey along the way.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Ready Player One Review: Spielberg Goes Back to the Future Past

    Ready Player One Review

    An impressive work of technical showmanship, Ready Player One nevertheless falls short of recapturing that old-school Spielberg blockbuster magic.

    (50) by Sandy Schaefer
  • I Kill Giants Review: A Monstrously Compelling Coming-of-Age Tale

    I Kill Giants Review

    I Kill Giants faithfully adapts the graphic novel for a striking coming-of-age movie that blends magical realism with heartbreaking drama.

    (9) by Molly Freeman
  • Unsane Review: Soderbergh Gets Creepy With An iPhone

    Unsane Review

    Although it bites off more than it can chew, Unsane makes for an effectively creepy and visually experimental B movie psycho-thriller.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Isle of Dogs Review: Wes Anderson’s Latest is A Heartwarming Tale

    Isle of Dogs Review

    Isle of Dogs infuses writer-director Wes Anderson’s signature humor in an offbeat, but still heartwarming story about a boy and his dog(s).

    (6) by Molly Freeman
  • Pacific Rim Uprising Review: John Boyega Elevates An Imperfect Sequel

    Pacific Rim Uprising Review

    Pacific Rim Uprising builds out the universe for a bigger, more fun fight between giant robots and monsters, but loses sight of del Toro’s vision.

    (40) by Molly Freeman
  • Tomb Raider Review: Alicia Vikander Almost Breaks the Video Game Curse

    Tomb Raider Review (2018)

    Though entertaining in the moment and briskly paced, Tomb Raider never overcomes feeling like a video game that you watch instead of play.

    (31) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Love, Simon Review: A Modern Teen Rom-Com Classic

    Love, Simon

    Love, Simon is a funny, heartfelt, and truly touching teen romantic comedy that instantly becomes a modern classic for today’s generation.

    (11) by Molly Freeman
  • Gringo Review: This Is How To Waste A Great Cast

    Gringo

    Gringo is a messy, confused entry in the crime genre that wastes its stellar ensemble on an uninspired narrative and leaves minimal impact.

    by Chris Agar
  • A Wrinkle in Time Review: Disney’s Latest is a Beautiful Misfire

    A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time offers an engaging family-friendly sci-fi adventure, but falls short of reaching the potential of its talented cast and director.

    (17) by Molly Freeman
  • Death Wish Review: Bruce Willis Isn’t Back Yet

    Death Wish

    Death Wish is woefully generic fare that’s tonally confused in its storytelling, bland in its direction, and doesn’t bring much new to the table.

    (20) by Chris Agar
  • Red Sparrow Review: Jennifer Lawrence Does David Fincher Lite

    Red Sparrow

    Anchored by Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, Red Sparrow is a slow-burn spy/seductress thriller that’s shiny on the surface, yet lacking in depth.

    (18) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Light of the Moon Review: A Powerful Sexual Assault Drama

    The Light of the Moon

    The Light of the Moon delves into the messy realities of the emotional and physical fallout of rape, giving rise to a moving yet sensitive drama.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Game Night Review: Weekends With Jason Bateman Are A Lot of Fun

    Game Night

    Game Night is a madcap adventure packed with laughs, twists, and good performances that will keep audiences thoroughly entertained.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Annihilation Review: Alex Garland’s Latest Is A Stunning Sci-fi Film

    Annihilation

    Director Alex Garland blends high concept sci-fi with stunning visuals and a dash of horror for an exciting female-led film in Annihilation.

    (22) by Molly Freeman
  • Mute Review: Duncan Jones’ Berlin Runner 2049

    Mute

    Despite some promising elements, Mute struggles to explore philosophical questions within a sci-fi setting in a way that feels innovative and fresh.

    (18) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Early Man Review: Bend It Like Cavemen

    Early Man

    Early Man is technically-impressive and boasts strong visuals, but its simple story holds it back from reaching its full potential.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Black Panther Review: Hail to the Wakandan King

    Black Panther

    Black Panther is a great MCU superhero adventure that smoothly blends rich narrative substance with sheer popcorn entertainment.

    (55) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Fifty Shades Freed Review: Married Life With Ana & Christian

    Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed brings the E.L. James’ book-based trilogy to its climax with plenty of sex, overwrought drama, and unintentional humor.

    (8) by Molly Freeman
  • The Cloverfield Paradox Review: The Weirdest Cloverfield Movie Yet

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox is a disjointed, but enjoyable sci-fi horror/thriller that has mixed success as a shared universe film.

    (13) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Winchester Review: Helen Mirren’s Haunted House is Kinda Boring

    Winchester

    Winchester is a bland horror film that avoids being altogether forgettable thanks to leads Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer