Latest 3.5 star movies

  • Wonder Review: A Heartwarming Story of Family Love

    Wonder Review: A Heartwarming Story of Family Love

    Wonder is a touching tale of love and friendship, buoyed by strong performances from Jacob Tremblay and the rest of the cast.

    by Chris Agar
  • Justice League Review: DC Films Rebirth Has Begun

    Justice League Review: DC Films Rebirth Has Begun

    Justice League successfully ushers in a new era for DC Films and delivers lots of superhero fun – at the expense of a richer and more layered movie.

    (79) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Thelma Review: The Perks of Being a Supernatural Wallflower

    Thelma Review: The Perks of Being a Supernatural Wallflower

    Thelma makes for an effectively moody and evocative piece of Norwegian-flavored filmmaking, even as it brings more groundbreaking stories to mind.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Thor: Ragnarok Review – Thor & Hulk Versus The MCU Formula

    Thor: Ragnarok Review – Thor & Hulk Versus The MCU Formula

    Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok is a breath of fresh air in the MCU, but still feels very much like a Marvel movie – for better or worse.

    (77) by Molly Freeman
  • Only the Brave Review

    Only the Brave Review

    Only the Brave makes for a straightforward, but meaningful salute to real-world heroism, thanks to its strong performances and sturdy direction.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Marshall Review

    Marshall Review

    Marshall is a solid courtroom melodrama elevated by Boseman’s towering performance and its own timely-as-ever subject matter.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Battle of the Sexes Review

    Battle of the Sexes Review

    Battle of the Sexes thrives as a crowd-pleasing sports story with charm to spare, even as it sugarcoats the real-life events that inspired it.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • IT Review

    IT Review

    As a coming of age parable, IT succeeds at being both horrifying and emotionally-resonant, even while adapting only half of King’s original story.

    (55) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Detroit Review

    Detroit Review

    Detroit makes for a disturbing and unnerving portrayal of real historical events, but has less success as a work of sociopolitical commentary.

    (26) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Review

    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Review

    Captain Underpants makes the most of its silly and ridiculous premise by injecting high amounts of energy and laughter into the proceedings.

    (2) by Chris Agar
  • Alien: Covenant Review

    Alien: Covenant Review

    Alien: Covenant plays it safe by mashing together the best elements of previous Alien films, delivering a solid sci-fi horror/thriller in the process.

    (28) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doubles-down on everything that audiences loved about its predecessor, to still-entertaining but diminished returns.

    (48) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Lost City of Z Review

    The Lost City of Z Review

    The Lost City of Z is a handsome and ambitious historical epic, if also one that’s more intellectually engaging than emotionally compelling.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Beauty and the Beast Review

    Beauty and the Beast Review

    Beauty and the Beast does right by its predecessor, delivering a musical experience that both dazzles the eyes and plucks the heartstrings.

    (17) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Kong: Skull Island Review

    Kong: Skull Island Review

    Kong: Skull Island is a shared universe launchpad that fulfills its promise of big, goofy, monster mayhem – setting up even bigger things to come.

    (21) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Get Out Review

    Get Out Review

    Get Out smartly balances its tones to provide viewers with an entertaining and clever satire that is equal parts funny and terrifying.

    (10) by Chris Agar
  • Split Review

    Split Review

    Split is the best M. Night Shyamalan creation in recent memory, as anchored by a great performance (or, rather, performances) by James McAvoy.

    (8) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Patriots Day Review

    Patriots Day Review

    Patriots Day is more effective as a suspense thriller than a stirring docudrama that explores the complexities of real-life heroism.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Allied Review

    Allied Review

    Allied is most compelling as a dramatic spy thriller – less so as a sweeping romance that unfolds against the backdrop of WWII.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a solid Harry Potter series movie but often prioritizes setup over memorable drama or spellbinding action.

    (23) by Ben Kendrick
  • Hacksaw Ridge Review

    Hacksaw Ridge Review

    Hacksaw Ridge is a grisly WWII movie that excels as an action/thriller, but has mixed success in realizing its loftier thematic ambitions.

    (14) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children should provide moviegoers with an entertaining and emotional ride as well as nightmarish visuals to savor.

    (5) by Ben Kendrick
  • Deepwater Horizon Review

    Deepwater Horizon Review

    Deepwater Horizon effectively turns the real-world disaster into an action/drama that’s more disturbing than thrilling to watch.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Storks Review

    Storks Review

    Storks is an entertaining family film fueled by a series of powerful messages for everyone in the audience.

    (1) by Chris Agar
  • Don’t Breathe Review

    Don’t Breathe Review

    Don’t Breathe cuts a fresh path, providing thrill-seeking moviegoers and horror die-hards with an inventive as well as terrifying movie experience.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick