Latest Reviews

  • 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.

    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.

    (15) 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.

    (17) 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
  • 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.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • 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.

    (54) 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
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review – The Trilogy Ends With a Shrug

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure provides a satisfactory concluding chapter to the YA dystopian trilogy, and little else beyond action spectacle.

    (1) by Molly Freeman
  • 12 Strong Review: A Well-Intentioned Tribute To Real Heroes

    12 Strong

    12 Strong works as a tribute to the real-life American heroes who lived it, but is an overall generic war film without much substance.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Phantom Thread Review: P.T. Anderson Weaves a Beautifully Twisted Yarn

    Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread is another gorgeous fever dream of a film by Anderson, with Day-Lewis’ powerhouse performance matched by his costar Vicky Krieps’ here.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hostiles Review: Life is Nasty & Brutish in Christian Bale’s Western

    Hostiles

    Hostiles is grim and slow-burn to a fault in its deconstruction of the American West’s violent legacy, but strong performances keep the film on track.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • I, Tonya Review: Robbie & Janney Shine In Crazy True Story

    I, Tonya

    I, Tonya is a wild and entertaining exploration of one of sport’s most controversial figures, spearheaded by excellent performances from the cast.

    (7) by Chris Agar
  • Proud Mary Review: Taraji P. Henson Shines in Routine Action Flick

    Proud Mary

    Proud Mary is an entertaining enough thriller with some flare from director Babak Najafi, but works best as Taraji P. Henson’s action vehicle.

    (3) by Molly Freeman
  • Paddington 2 Review: All is Right With This Kind & Polite Sequel

    Paddington 2

    Paddington 2 is a charming confection of a film that manages to exceed its predecessor in terms of both visual splendor and good-natured storytelling.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Post Review: Spielberg’s Triumphant Ode To Journalism

    The Post

    The Post is an expertly-crafted and compelling film brought to tantalizing life by a master director and an all-star ensemble cast.

    (11) by Chris Agar
  • The Commuter Review: Liam Neeson’s Ticket to Ride is Silly Fun

    The Commuter

    The Commuter is a goofy and formulaic thriller, but also an entertaining one thanks to Neeson’s action star chops and Collet-Serra’s sense of style.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Molly’s Game Review: Chastain & Sorkin Deal A Winning Hand

    Molly's Game

    Molly’s Game is an entertaining look at a fascinating true story, powered by an excellent script and captivating performances.

    by Chris Agar
  • Insidious: The Last Key Review – Into The Further One Final Time

    Insidious: The Last Key

    Insidious: The Last Key is a solid finale to the Insidious franchise that gives series lead Lin Shaye the chance to take a graceful final bow.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • All the Money in the World Review: Ridley Scott Goes Citizen Kane

    All the Money in the World

    All the Money in the World makes for a solid dramatic thriller, but falls short when it comes to being an insightful biopic about John Paul Getty.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Downsizing Review: The Concept Is Better Than The Story

    Downsizing

    Downsizing does the bare minimum with its out-of-the-box concept, telling a story that’s dull and uninteresting in execution.

    (7) by Chris Agar
  • Pitch Perfect 3 Review: The Trilogy Ends With an A-ca Whimper

    Pitch Perfect 3

    Pitch Perfect 3 offers a satisfying conclusion to the a capella series, but sacrifices heart and substance for bizarre, over-the-top story choices.

    (6) by Molly Freeman
  • Bright Review: Netflix’s Cop Drama Meets D&D Adventure is a TPK

    Bright

    Bright is a muddled mess of a film that fails to produce any fresh concepts or creative ideas by mashing together two distinctly different genres.

    (75) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Greatest Showman Review: Hugh Jackman Can’t Save This Musical

    The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman is a disjointed, glossy, sugar-coated mess that just skates by on Jackman’s natural charm and charisma.

    (28) by Chris Agar