Movie Reviews

Geostorm Review: 4DX Is the Only Way You Should See It

Geostorm Review: 4DX Is the Only Way You Should See It

4DX turns a Geostorm into a theme park ride, which may be theist way to experience this throwback to 90s disaster movies.

Julian Roman

Breathe Review: Claire Foy Shines in Uplifting Tearjerker

Breathe Review: Claire Foy Shines in Uplifting Tearjerker

Motion capture legend Andy Serkis steps behind the camera for Breathe, an uplifting true story about love conquering tragedy.

Julian Roman

The Snowman Review: So Horrible, I Wish I Could Unsee It

The Snowman Review: So Horrible, I Wish I Could Unsee It

It boggles the mind that a well-regarded source novel, fantastic cast, and veteran production team ended up with the disaster that is The Snowman.

Julian Roman

Only the Brave Review: A Heartbreaking Tale of Courage

Only the Brave Review: A Heartbreaking Tale of Courage

Only the Brave tells the amazing story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, which is as pertinent today as it was in 2013.

Julian Roman

The Foreigner Review: Jackie Chan Like You've Never Seen Him

The Foreigner Review: Jackie Chan Like You've Never Seen Him

The Foreigner is a smart, engaging action thriller with Jackie Chan going dark and deadly.

Julian Roman

Marshall Review: Chadwick Boseman Shines as Civil Rights Legend

Marshall Review: Chadwick Boseman Shines as Civil Rights Legend

In 1941, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson) accused her black driver of rape and attempted murder. Thurgood Marshall was sent to investigate.

Julian Roman

Brawl in Cell Block 99 Review: Vince Vaughn Has Never Been Better

Brawl in Cell Block 99 Review: Vince Vaughn Has Never Been Better

Vince Vaughn delivers a powerful, career-best performance as a former boxer who risks life and limb to save his family in Brawl in Cell Block 99.

Brian Gallagher

Blade Runner 2049 Review: A Dark Odyssey Flirts with Greatness

Blade Runner 2049 Review: A Dark Odyssey Flirts with Greatness

Blade Runner 2049 is a towering sequel, but doesn't quite reach the lofty peak of masterpiece status.

Julian Roman

Battle of the Sexes Review: One of the Year's Best Films

Battle of the Sexes Review: One of the Year's Best Films

Fox Searchlight Pictures has a behemoth contender come award season. Battle of the Sexes will be a major player in the acting, directing, and screenwriting categories.

Julian Roman

Mountain Between Us Review: A Savage Romance Survival Story

Mountain Between Us Review: A Savage Romance Survival Story

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are able to elevate The Mountain Between Us with gripping performances and a sweet romance.

Julian Roman

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Review: A Different Kind of Superhero Movie

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Review: A Different Kind of Superhero Movie

The real-life origin story of Wonder Woman is beautifully explored in Director Angela Robinson's comic book biopic.

Ryan Scott

American Made Review: Tom Cruise Goes Wild as a Cocaine Cowboy

American Made Review: Tom Cruise Goes Wild as a Cocaine Cowboy

American Made reunites Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman for a breezy quasi-true story of arms and drug trafficking in the early 80s.

Julian Roman

Wheelman Review: Goes Fast, Gets Furious

Wheelman Review: Goes Fast, Gets Furious

First time director Jeremy Rush crafts one of the more stylish action movies of 2017 with Wheelman.

Ryan Scott

Anna and the Apocalypse Review: A Zombie Musical Blast

Anna and the Apocalypse Review: A Zombie Musical Blast

Anna and the Apocalypse proves to be just as much fun as it sounds arriving as the first ever Christmas zombie high school musical.

Ryan Scott

Thelma Review: An Arthouse X-Men Movie

Thelma Review: An Arthouse X-Men Movie

Director Joachim Trier delivers an indie movie that deals with X-Men like superpowers in a way you'd never expect in Thelma.

Ryan Scott

Lego Ninjago Movie Review: A Laugh Riot for All-Ages

Lego Ninjago Movie Review: A Laugh Riot for All-Ages

Kids will be dazzled by the crazy animation in LEGO Ninjago Movie, while enjoying the humor side-by-side with their parents.

Julian Roman

Kingsman 2 Review: The Madcap Plot Almost Tops The Original

Kingsman 2 Review: The Madcap Plot Almost Tops The Original

Matthew Vaughn delivers a rousing follow up to his surprise 2015 hit Kingsman with the sequel The Golden Circle.

Julian Roman

American Assassin Review: An Insanely Violent Action Beatdown

American Assassin Review: An Insanely Violent Action Beatdown

Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien transforms into Vince Flynn's uncompromising killer in the fast-paced American Assassin.

Julian Roman

Mother! Review: Jennifer Lawrence Goes Full Rosemary's Baby

Mother! Review: Jennifer Lawrence Goes Full Rosemary's Baby

Darren Aronofsky's Mother! has the feel of a horror film, but plays out like a mystery with deep philosophical undertones.

Julian Roman

IT Review #2: Fear Is Unleashed with Pennywise's Triumphant Return

IT Review #2: Fear Is Unleashed with Pennywise's Triumphant Return

Director Andy Muschietti's new big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It promotes Pennywise from carnival showman to big top ringmaster.

David Sattanni

IT Movie Review: Stand by Me with an Evil Clown

IT Movie Review: Stand by Me with an Evil Clown

Fans of Stephen King's IT novel and 90's miniseries will be just as delighted as the neophytes.

Julian Roman

Close Encounters 40th Anniversary Review: This Means Something

Close Encounters 40th Anniversary Review: This Means Something

The 40th anniversary of Close Encounters of the Third Kind sees the Steven Spielberg classic once again light up the big screen in stellar 4K.

David Sattanni

Batman and Harley Quinn Review: A Campy, Sex-Fueled 90s Nostalgia Trip

Batman and Harley Quinn Review: A Campy, Sex-Fueled 90s Nostalgia Trip

The Dynamic Duo team up with the Maid of Mischief to stop Poison Ivy in the campy revival of the 90s classic cartoon Batman and Harley Quinn.

Julian Roman

Patti Cake$ Review: This Girl Drops One Hot Beat

Patti Cake$ Review: This Girl Drops One Hot Beat

Danielle Macdonald is stellar in her first starring role as an aspiring New Jersey rapper in Patti Cakes.

Julian Roman

Hitman's Bodyguard Review: A Fun But Familiar Action Romp

Hitman's Bodyguard Review: A Fun But Familiar Action Romp

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are fantastic together in The Hitman's Bodyguard, but the story gets too familiar in places.

Brian Gallagher

Ingrid Goes West Review: Single White Female for the Instagram Obsessed

Ingrid Goes West Review: Single White Female for the Instagram Obsessed

A deranged stalker becomes obsessed with a social media star in the humorous yet uneven Ingrid Goes West.

Julian Roman

Wind River Review: Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen Go Dark

Wind River Review: Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen Go Dark

Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen investigate murder on a Wyoming Indian reservation in the ominous mystery Wind River.

Julian Roman

Dark Tower Review: A Quick Draw Take on A Very Complex Story

Dark Tower Review: A Quick Draw Take on A Very Complex Story

Roland Deschain versus The Man in Black in a moderately successful, very short adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.

Julian Roman

Logan Lucky Review: Steven Soderbergh Is Back to His Old Tricks

Logan Lucky Review: Steven Soderbergh Is Back to His Old Tricks

Steven Soderbergh returns from his short retirement for Logan Lucky, a hillbilly heist comedy brimming with good natured humor.

Julian Roman

Annabelle Creation Review: They Got It Right This Time

Annabelle Creation Review: They Got It Right This Time

Director David F. Sandberg obliterates expectations with Annabelle: Creation, a terrifying and worthy spin-off in The Conjuring universe.

Ryan Scott

Detroit Review: A Harrowing Tale of Racial Injustice

Detroit Review: A Harrowing Tale of Racial Injustice

Detroit is a brutal and unflinching movie from director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the team behind Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.

Julian Roman

Atomic Blonde Review: Charlize Theron Throws a Cold War Dance Party

Atomic Blonde Review: Charlize Theron Throws a Cold War Dance Party

Charlize Theron plays a femme fatal with deadly fighting skills in the high-octane action thriller Atomic Blonde.

Julian Roman

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review: Star Trek Meets Doctor Who

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review: Star Trek Meets Doctor Who

Director Luc Besson's Valerian is a visually stunning sci-fi adventure that lacks substance.

Ryan Scott

Dunkirk Review: Nolan Delivers a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

Dunkirk Review: Nolan Delivers a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

Dunkirk is an extraordinary work of cinema that relies on cutting edge camera work and bare bones storytelling.

Julian Roman

Valerian Review: Lush Wizardry Offset by a Convoluted Plot

Valerian Review: Lush Wizardry Offset by a Convoluted Plot

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks incredible, but never reaches the point of rousing sci-fi adventure.

Julian Roman

Despicable Me 3 Review: Trey Parker's Villain Steals the Show

Despicable Me 3 Review: Trey Parker's Villain Steals the Show

Supervillain Balthazar Bratt, voiced by South Park creator Trey Parker, has a plan to dance battle you into liking Despicable Me 3.

Julian Roman

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review: A Triumph That Obliterates Expectations

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review: A Triumph That Obliterates Expectations

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a funny, heartfelt, coming of age story that deftly captures the awkwardness of being a teenager.

Julian Roman

War for The Planet of The Apes Review #2: The Best Sequel of The Summer

War for The Planet of The Apes Review #2: The Best Sequel of The Summer

War for the Planet of the Apes is a riveting sequel that pushes the boundaries of motion capture performance.

Julian Roman

War for the Planet of the Apes Review: A True Sci-Fi Masterpiece

War for the Planet of the Apes Review: A True Sci-Fi Masterpiece

Director Matt Reeves brings the perfect ending to one of the greatest trilogies of all time with War for the Planet of the Apes.

Ryan Scott

Baby Driver Review #2: A Turbo-Charged Action Classic

Baby Driver Review #2: A Turbo-Charged Action Classic

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver plays like a two hour music video, with Ansel Elgort emerging as true leading man.

Julian Roman