Latest Movie Reviews

  • 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 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 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.

    (29) by Chris Agar
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review – The Game is Still Fun

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Welcome to the Jungle is an entertaining – if shallow – return to the world of Jumanji that’s intended more for youngsters than nostalgic adults.

    (1) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review – The Saga Continues in Epic Fashion

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi builds upon Star Wars history for a more expansive, high-stakes adventure with plenty of fresh – and classic – elements.

    (54) by Molly Freeman
  • Darkest Hour Review: Gary Oldman Leads the War Effort

    Darkest Hour

    Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour stylishly follows Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister with a transformative performance from Gary Oldman.

    (5) by Molly Freeman
  • The Disaster Artist Review: James Franco’s Inspirational Odyssey

    The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist is an endearing tale of friendship and chasing your dreams that packs a surprisingly poignant punch.

    (5) by Chris Agar
  • The Shape of Water Review: A Monstrous Fairy Tale For the Ages

    The Shape of Water

    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.

    (15) by Molly Freeman
  • Call Me By Your Name Review: A Beautiful Portrait of First Love

    Call Me By Your Name

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

    (10) by Molly Freeman
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review: McDonagh Goes South

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards wobbles during its tightrope walk between comedy and drama, but is kept on-course by careful direction and two fiery performances.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq. Review: Denzel Shines in Muddled Legal Drama

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    Roman J. Israel, Esq. features another standout performance by Washington, but the story around him is mundane and fails to leave an impression.

    (1) by Chris Agar
  • Lady Bird Review: Greta Gerwig’s Coming of Age Romp Delights

    Lady Bird

    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
  • 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.

    (11) by Molly Freeman
  • 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

    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.

    (88) by Sandy Schaefer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Murder on the Orient Express Review: An Old Fashioned Stylish Mystery

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express is well-crafted entertainment whose flaws are covered up by great work from Branagh in multiple facets.

    (4) by Chris Agar
  • Blade of the Immortal Review: Takashi Miike Presents Logan

    Blade of the Immortal

    Blade of the Immortal lacks depth as a quest for redemption narrative, but makes for good (and very bloody) pulpy fun in Miike’s skillful hands.

    (3) by Sandy Schaefer