Latest 4 star movies

  • Lady Bird Review: Greta Gerwig’s Coming of Age Romp Delights

    Lady Bird Review: Greta Gerwig’s Coming of Age Romp Delights

    Lady Bird makes for a delightful coming of age comedy/drama, fueled by Gerwig’s inspired direction and Saoirse Ronan’s charming performance.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Mudbound Review: A Moving Tale of Two Families

    Mudbound Review: A Moving Tale of Two Families

    Fueled by compelling performances and compassionate storytelling, Mudbound is a powerful examination of American society in the aftermath of WWII.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Call Me By Your Name Review: A Beautiful Portrait of First Love

    Call Me By Your Name Review: A Beautiful Portrait of First Love

    Call Me By Your Name is a beautiful and powerful coming of age love story with remarkable performances from Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.

    (6) by Molly Freeman
  • The Shape of Water Review: A Monstrous Fairy Tale For the Ages

    The Shape of Water Review: A Monstrous Fairy Tale For the Ages

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water elegantly blends whimsical fairy tale with a fresh spin on classic monster movies for a delightful experience.

    (4) by Molly Freeman
  • Coco Review: Pixar’s Gorgeous Celebration of Family & Music

    Coco Review: Pixar’s Gorgeous Celebration of Family & Music

    Coco is a heartwarming story about family and a well-crafted coming of age tale steeped beautifully in the traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos.

    (6) by Molly Freeman
  • Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Review

    Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Review

    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women deftly blends a beautiful tale of romance with the story of Wonder Woman’s origin and her feminist ideals.

    (4) by Molly Freeman
  • Blade Runner 2049 Review

    Blade Runner 2049 Review

    Blade Runner 2049 not only succeeds at feeling like a necessary franchise revival, it also makes for a captivating standalone work of science-fiction.

    (23) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Gerald’s Game Review

    Gerald’s Game Review

    Driven by two great performances, Gerald’s Game successfully turns King’s source material into a disturbing exercise in cinematic horror and suspense.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle doubles down on slick action and spy genre riffs, but adds enough fresh and fun elements to provide an exciting sequel.

    (20) by Molly Freeman
  • Logan Lucky Review

    Logan Lucky Review

    Logan Lucky is an entertaining romp powered by a smart script, strong performances across the board, and great direction.

    (8) by Chris Agar
  • Dunkirk Review

    Dunkirk Review

    Dunkirk makes for Christopher Nolan’s most intense and nerve-wracking thriller yet, delivering a strikingly terse viewing experience in the process.

    (70) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Big Sick Review

    The Big Sick Review

    Rich in emotional honesty and equal parts funny/moving, The Big Sick successfully infuses the traditional rom-com formula with a modern sensibility.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • War for the Planet of the Apes Review

    War for the Planet of the Apes Review

    War for the Planet of the Apes is as satisfying a conclusion to Caesar’s journey as it is a compelling standalone, big-budget blockbuster experience.

    (36) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

    Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

    Spider-Man: Homecoming works as both a (very) funny high school comedy/drama and strong standalone superhero movie set in the MCU.

    (56) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Baby Driver Review

    Baby Driver Review

    Baby Driver is an exhilarating and tense thrill ride that’s infectious with its high-octane energy, sheer creativity, and strong performances.

    (19) by Chris Agar
  • Wonder Woman Review

    Wonder Woman Review

    Wonder Woman is a beautifully directed superhero origin story that digs into Diana’s transformation from naive warrior to inspiring hero.

    (143) by Molly Freeman
  • Logan Review

    Logan Review

    X-Men movie franchise connections aside, Logan is a grisly and somber character drama that sends off Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine on a high note.

    (91) by Sandy Schaefer
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

    John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

    John Wick: Chapter 2 delivers plenty more of what fans want, while fleshing out the property’s mythology and lore in fascinating ways.

    (16) by Chris Agar
  • The LEGO Batman Movie Review

    The LEGO Batman Movie Review

    The LEGO Batman Movie works as not only a funny riff on the Batman character and his legacy, but also as a great action/comedy on its own terms.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hidden Figures Review

    Hidden Figures Review

    Hidden Figures is the rare true story-based historical drama that succeeds at being as inspirational and feel-good as it aspires to be.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • A Monster Calls Review

    A Monster Calls Review

    A Monster Calls is a beautiful and inspirational depiction of a young person’s battle with grief – but that doesn’t mean it’s for every young person.

    (5) by Ben Kendrick
  • Manchester by the Sea Review

    Manchester by the Sea Review

    Manchester by the Sea is an affecting examination of the grieving process, brought to life through strong direction and compelling performances.

    by Sandy Schaefer
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

    A well-crafted and thoughtful story drives Rogue One – in a sandbox that provides a perfect blend of modern action and classic Star Wars style.

    (60) by Ben Kendrick
  • La La Land Review

    La La Land Review

    La La Land makes for Damien Chazelle’s most technically-accomplished love letter to music yet, as well as the filmmaker’s most poignant work.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Moana Review

    Moana Review

    Moana is a funny, heartfelt and richly-crafted hero’s journey adventure that effectively puts a Disney spin on Southern Pacific culture.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer