Latest Reviews

  • Gerald’s Game Review

    Gerald's Game

    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
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review

    The LEGO Ninjago Movie

    The LEGO Ninjago Movie is an underwhelming series installment hamstrung by a thin script and weak characters that don’t leave much of an impact.

    (8) by Chris Agar
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    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
  • mother! Review


    mother! is an ambitious work that bucks traditional storytelling techniques with its aspirations, but its approach will not be for all moviegoers.

    (22) by Chris Agar
  • American Assassin Review

    American Assassin

    American Assassin is a preposterous, but lean and mean Mitch Rapp thriller adaptation elevated by Michael Keaton’s turn as Rapp’s grizzled mentor.

    (18) by Sandy Schaefer
  • 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
  • Good Time Review

    Good Time

    Good Time’s inspired style, coupled with Pattinson’s compelling performance, are enough to carry the film past its narrative shortcomings.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Logan Lucky Review

    Logan Lucky

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

    (8) by Chris Agar
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard Review

    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a mediocre action flick elevated by the talent and comedic chemistry of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds.

    (5) by Molly Freeman
  • Wind River Review

    Wind River

    Wind River is a decent, if flawed, directorial effort from Sheridan that showcases his strength as an actors’ director, more than as a writer.

    (16) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Annabelle: Creation Review

    Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation makes for a solid Conjuring prequel, with scares and thrills that make up for any noticeable shortcomings in the script.

    (3) by Chris Agar
  • 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
  • The Dark Tower Review

    The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower is a mixed bag of abridged mythology from King’s book series, fun performances from Elba and McConaughey, and uninspired action.

    (24) by Molly Freeman
  • The Emoji Movie Review

    The Emoji Movie

    The Emoji Movie squanders the talents of its capable voice cast on an animated film that is as cynical in its outlook as it was in its conception.

    (19) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Atomic Blonde Review

    Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde is a stylish, yet uneven, thriller, punctuated by a strong performance by Theron and thrilling action set pieces.

    (17) by Chris Agar
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Luc Besson’s Valerian is a visually stunning, if overlong, sci-fi romp that’s weighed down by an uncharming dynamic between its two leads.

    (12) by Molly Freeman
  • 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

    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

    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
  • The House Review

    The House

    The House is a solid, if unremarkable, big studio comedy with fleeting moments of humor peppered throughout its runtime.

    (4) by Chris Agar
  • Despicable Me 3 Review

    Despicable Me 3

    Despicable Me 3 offers enough in the way of zany, irreverent entertainment (with a dose of heart) to please steadfast fans of the franchise.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Baby Driver Review

    Baby Driver

    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
  • The Beguiled Review

    The Beguiled

    Though an only decent adaptation, The Beguiled is deftly directed by Sofia Coppola, giving room for the cast to shine in their performances.

    (3) by Molly Freeman
  • Transformers: The Last Knight Review

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight has a deeper mythos and bigger spectacle than its predecessors, yet still ends up being mostly hollow and cacophonous.

    (23) by Sandy Schaefer