Movie Reviews

Netflix Original Movie Review: Okja Is the Must See Film of the Summer

Netflix Original Movie Review: Okja Is the Must See Film of the Summer

South Korean Director Bong Joon-ho delivers a thoughtful, visceral satire of the meat industry with his adventure thriller Okja.

Julian Roman

All Eyez on Me Review: Tupac Shakur Gets a Wikipedia Biopic

All Eyez on Me Review: Tupac Shakur Gets a Wikipedia Biopic

All Eyez on Me fails to provide any insight whatsoever into the man or the events that really shaped Tupac Shakur.

Julian Roman

47 Meters Down Review: A Shark Movie with Almost No Sharks

47 Meters Down Review: A Shark Movie with Almost No Sharks

47 Meters Down is a tedious, 89-minute shark thriller with less than five minutes of shark action.

Julian Roman

Netflix Original Movie Review: Shimmer Lake Is a Backwards Tour de Force

Netflix Original Movie Review: Shimmer Lake Is a Backwards Tour de Force

Oren Uziel makes his directorial debut with the twisty comedic noir thriller Shimmer Lake, and it's one of this summer's best whodunnits.

Evan Jacobs

Rough Night Review: The Girl Power Version of Very Bad Things

Rough Night Review: The Girl Power Version of Very Bad Things

Rough Night is a funny comedy uplifted by its talented cast, especially the scene-stealing Jillian Bell.

Julian Roman

Buzzard Hollow Beef Review: A Gory, Teeth-Gnashing Cannibal Classic

Buzzard Hollow Beef Review: A Gory, Teeth-Gnashing Cannibal Classic

Director Joshua Johnson and writer Tara C. Hall have created a psychedelic horror experience destined to be an indie classic.

Evan Jacobs

The Mummy Review #2: Tom Cruise Sinks in This Joyless Disaster

The Mummy Review #2: Tom Cruise Sinks in This Joyless Disaster

Universal's Dark Universe begins with an epic dud as Tom Cruise flounders in The Mummy, one of his worst movies ever.

Julian Roman

The Mummy Review: First Dark Universe Movie Is a Blast

The Mummy Review: First Dark Universe Movie Is a Blast

The Mummy sets up Universal's new monsters movie universe in grand fashion, though in unpredictable ways.

Brian Gallagher

Netflix Original Movie Review: Handsome Needs Its Own Series

Netflix Original Movie Review: Handsome Needs Its Own Series

Jeff Garlin turns in some of his best work ever as a lonely detective searching for a killer in Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie.

Evan Jacobs

Netflix Original Movie Review: Mindhorn Is the Perfect Summer Comedy

Netflix Original Movie Review: Mindhorn Is the Perfect Summer Comedy

Julian Barratt plays a former TV detective called in for a real case in the hilarious new Netflix movie Mindhorn.

Evan Jacobs

Captain Underpants Review: A Potty Humor Masterpiece

Captain Underpants Review: A Potty Humor Masterpiece

Captain Underpants is a nonstop barrage of poop jokes, but has a lot of heart and feeling.

Julian Roman

Wonder Woman Review: The DCEU Finally Delivers a Great Movie

Wonder Woman Review: The DCEU Finally Delivers a Great Movie

Gal Gadot arrives as the hero and feminist icon fans deserve in Wonder Woman, which renews faith in the DC Movie universe.

Julian Roman

It Comes at Night Review: The Most Unsettling Horror Experience of 2017

It Comes at Night Review: The Most Unsettling Horror Experience of 2017

Director Trey Edward Shults crafts a unique terror ride with the excellent summer horror movie It Comes at Night.

Ryan Scott

Netflix Original Movie Review: War Machine Is a Voyage Into the Absurd

Netflix Original Movie Review: War Machine Is a Voyage Into the Absurd

War Machine encapsulates the insanity of never ending armed conflict, bringing one of the best original movies to Netflix yet.

Julian Roman

Baywatch Movie Review: A Riptide of Lousy Jokes & Beautiful Bodies

Baywatch Movie Review: A Riptide of Lousy Jokes & Beautiful Bodies

Baywatch brings plenty of eye-candy but is too long and repetitive to live up to 21 Jump Street or even CHiPs as a movie adaptation.

Julian Roman

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Review: Johnny Depp Still Rules the Sea

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Review: Johnny Depp Still Rules the Sea

The franchise has lost some sizzle by its fifth installment, but still entertains with Johnny Depp at the helm.

Julian Roman

Wakefield Review: Bryan Cranston Descends Into Monotony

Wakefield Review: Bryan Cranston Descends Into Monotony

Wakefield is basically Bryan Cranston in an attic with binoculars, a gimmick that wears thin quickly.

Julian Roman

Alien: Covenant Review #2: Not Perfect But Still a Lot of Fun

Alien: Covenant Review #2: Not Perfect But Still a Lot of Fun

Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant may not be the movie fans were hoping for but its a big improvement over Prometheus.

Ryan Scott

Snatched Review: Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn Deliver Big Laughs

Snatched Review: Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn Deliver Big Laughs

Snatched is mostly silly and dumb but still funny enough to warrant a positive recommendation.

Julian Roman

Alien Covenant Review: Deja Vu All Over Again

Alien Covenant Review: Deja Vu All Over Again

Alien Covenant offers nothing new. It is a standard rehash of the same story we've seen five times before.

Julian Roman

Last Men in Aleppo Review: A Brutal Chronicle of War

Last Men in Aleppo Review: A Brutal Chronicle of War

Last Men in Aleppo documents the White Helmets, the first responders to Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad's bombings.

Julian Roman

The Dinner Review: The Most Excruciating Movie of 2017

The Dinner Review: The Most Excruciating Movie of 2017

The Dinner is an unpleasant film about appalling people, making it very hard to sit through.

Julian Roman

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Review #2: A-Holes Return with Heart to Spare

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Review #2: A-Holes Return with Heart to Spare

A family of intergalactic miscreants face their greatest challenge ever in the action-packed, hilarious and heartfelt Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Brian Gallagher

The Circle Review: A Sledgehammer Satire of Social Media

The Circle Review: A Sledgehammer Satire of Social Media

Emma Watson and Tom Hanks fall flat in The Circle, a dull exercise in the evils of Big Brother.

Julian Roman

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Review: A Roaring Pop-Fueled Ride

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Review: A Roaring Pop-Fueled Ride

Star-Lord and his team return in the emotionally charged, 80s influenced space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Julian Roman

The Promise Review: Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Take on Armenian Genocide

The Promise Review: Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Take on Armenian Genocide

The Promise is an imperfect but extremely important historical reckoning, with Oscar Isaac delivering a powerhouse performance.

Julian Roman

Free Fire Review: Brie Larson & Armie Hammer Get Down and Dirty

Free Fire Review: Brie Larson & Armie Hammer Get Down and Dirty

The Mexican Standoff is taken to absurd new levels in the bullet riddled action thriller Free Fire.

Julian Roman

Lost City of Z Review: Charlie Hunnam Journeys Into the Heart of Darkness

Lost City of Z Review: Charlie Hunnam Journeys Into the Heart of Darkness

The Lost City of Z is a moody, insightful portrayal of Percy Fawcett, a man beckoned to the harsh Amazon jungle.

Julian Roman

Fate of the Furious Review: Insane, Unbelievable & Just Plain Awesome

Fate of the Furious Review: Insane, Unbelievable & Just Plain Awesome

The Fate of the Furious is bigger, faster, stronger and takes the franchise to ridiculous new heights.

B. Alan Orange

Mayhem Review: Bloodsoaked B-Movie Madness

Mayhem Review: Bloodsoaked B-Movie Madness

Director Joe Lynch brings buckets of blood and constant energy to a semi-familiar but well-executed situation in his latest thriller Mayhem.

Ryan Scott

Smurfs: The Lost Village Review: Welcome to Smurfette's Existential Crisis

Smurfs: The Lost Village Review: Welcome to Smurfette's Existential Crisis

While Smurfs: The Lost Village may put a smile on kids' faces, the parents probably won't enjoy it much.

Julian Roman

Teen Titans: Judas Contract Review: A Fast, Fun DC Animated Movie

Teen Titans: Judas Contract Review: A Fast, Fun DC Animated Movie

Nightwing and Starfire heat up as the young heroes face an insidious threat from Deathstroke and the H.I.V.E. in Teen Titans: Judas Contract.

Julian Roman

Gifted Review: Chris Evans Trades His Shield for Syrupy Melodrama

Gifted Review: Chris Evans Trades His Shield for Syrupy Melodrama

Gifted has moments of genuine feeling that get lost in an uneven narrative.

Julian Roman

Colossal Review: Anne Hathaway's Giant Monster Movie Is A Blast

Colossal Review: Anne Hathaway's Giant Monster Movie Is A Blast

Director Nacho Vigalondo delivers a unique spin on the Kaiju genre, and it's fantastic.

Ryan Scott

Ghost in the Shell Review: Visually Astonishing, But Not Much Else

Ghost in the Shell Review: Visually Astonishing, But Not Much Else

Ghost in the Shell is so engrossing on a visual level that the lame narrative may not be a deal breaker.

Julian Roman

Zookeeper's Wife: Jessica Chastain Shines as a Holocaust Hero

Zookeeper's Wife: Jessica Chastain Shines as a Holocaust Hero

The Zookeeper's Wife explores the remarkable true story behind a Polish couple's courage during World War II.

Julian Roman

CHiPs Review: A Fun Ride Full of Nudity, Violence and Big Laughs

CHiPs Review: A Fun Ride Full of Nudity, Violence and Big Laughs

Dax Shepard and Michael Pena bring the stale buddy cop genre back to life in the hilarious action-comedy CHiPs.

Julian Roman

Power Rangers Review: Teen Angst with a Superhero Twist

Power Rangers Review: Teen Angst with a Superhero Twist

Fans of the original Power Rangers will find the new movie both exciting and appropriately goofy.

Julian Roman

Life Review: It's Alien Meets Gravity

Life Review: It's Alien Meets Gravity

Director Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi thriller Life serves as a heavy yet entertaining tribute to Alien.

Ryan Scott

The Big Sick SXSW Review: A Romantic Comedy That Defies the Genre

The Big Sick SXSW Review: A Romantic Comedy That Defies the Genre

Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon tell their real life true story in this deep, touching and absolutely hilarious comedy that could be an awards season contender.

Ryan Scott