Latest Reviews

  • Z for Zachariah Review

    Z for Zachariah

    Z for Zachariah uses its post-apocalyptic backdrop to craft a compelling and moody character study.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Transporter Refueled Review

    The Transporter Refueled

    Despite a lot of shortcomings and undercooked elements, The Transporter Refueled is a mildly entertaining action film.

    (22) by Ben Kendrick
  • We Are Your Friends Review

    We Are Your Friends

    We Are Your Friends is a beautifully absurd millennial angst fantasy, as shallow yet infectiously catchy as an EDM song.

    (6) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Boy Review

    The Boy

    The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn’t particularly enjoyable to watch.

    (1) by Ben Kendrick
  • No Escape Review

    No Escape

    Despite some competent suspenseful filmmaking, a thin story and xenophobic overtones make No Escape an unpleasant movie to watch.

    (42) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Sinister 2 Review

    Sinister 2

    There are elements of a decent horror parable here, but Sinister 2 lacks the restrained direction and eery mythos of its predecessor.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hitman: Agent 47 Review

    Hitman: Agent 47

    Hitman: Agent 47 is a second missed opportunity to translate one of the more adaptable video games into a satisfying movie experience.

    (32) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘American Ultra’ Review

    American Ultra

    American Ultra is not quite the sum of its eclectic parts, but is strangely entertaining, nonetheless.

    (17) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Review

    Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton hurtles toward greatness only to fall short in execution. Yet, aiming high and falling short still results in a very good film.

    (50) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Review

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    Though viewers will find familiar story beats and characters in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ritchie succeeds in creating a fun love-letter to 1960s spy fandom.

    (35) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Ricki and the Flash’ Review

    Ricki and the Flash

    Ricki and the Flash is a half-baked comedy/drama, but the cast (including Meryl Streep’s aging rocker) makes it a charming one.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘The Gift’ Review

    The Gift

    The Gift is a haunting character drama that successfully incorporates elements of the thriller and psychological horror genres

    (21) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Fantastic Four’ Review

    Fantastic Four (2015)

    All the pieces were in place for a refreshing entry in the superhero genre, but Fantastic Four completely unravels at the halfway point.

    (300) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Review

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a smart and exciting blockbuster, as well as another strong installment in the Tom Cruise action franchise.

    (68) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Vacation’ Review

    Vacation

    The new Vacation means well but tries too hard, and is ultimately just another pale imitation reboot.

    (33) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Justice League: Gods and Monsters’ Review

    Justice League: Gods and Monsters

    Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a must-see for any DC fan – the launchpad to a rich and fun alternate version of the DC universe.

    (99) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Southpaw’ Review

    Southpaw

    Southpaw is a paint by numbers boxing drama kept afloat by good direction and a ferocious Jake Gyllenhaal performance.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Pixels’ Review

    Pixels

    Despite a solid premise and talented supporting cast, Pixels is another shallow addition to Adam Sandler’s product line.

    (37) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Paper Towns’ Review

    Paper Towns

    It’s not the most poignant or ground-breaking coming of age tale, but Paper Towns’ gentle nature and noble intentions make it a respectable one.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Mr. Holmes’ Review

    Mr. Holmes

    Mr. Holmes is a solid (if unremarkable) period drama that is anchored by a great Ian McKellen performance as an old Sherlock Holmes.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Trainwreck’ Review

    Trainwreck

    Trainwreck is an honest film that defies gender stereotypes; though, more often than not, it still adheres to familiar romantic comedy tropes.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Ant-Man’ Review

    Ant-Man

    Though being a formulaic Marvel superhero origin tale, Ant-Man gets a boost from a good ensemble cast and an overall tone of fun and creativity from director Peyton Reed.

    (130) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Minions’ Review

    Minions

    Minions delivers just enough of what people love about the eponymous Despicable Me characters to please their fanbase – but not much else.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Self/less’ Review

    Self/less

    Self/less is an average science-fiction drama that pulls heavily from prior filmic explorations of immortality – and passes familiar plot beats off as fresh ideas.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Review

    Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL may not be an insightful continuation of its predecessor, but it delivers an experience that many wanted the first time around.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer