Movie Reviews

The Great Wall Review: A Swift, Funny Monster Movie

The Great Wall Review: A Swift, Funny Monster Movie

The Great Wall proves to be very entertaining and much more humorous than expected.

Julian Roman

Fifty Shades Darker Review: Erotica That Turns Laughably Bad

Fifty Shades Darker Review: Erotica That Turns Laughably Bad

Though not a comedy, Fifty Shades Darker plays out in comical fashion with truly terrible dialogue.

Julian Roman

A Cure for Wellness Review: An Insane and Unhinged Thriller

A Cure for Wellness Review: An Insane and Unhinged Thriller

Director Gore Verbinski returns to the horror genre for the crazy new thriller A Cure For Wellness.

Ryan Scott

John Wick Chapter 2 Review: Everything You Want and More

John Wick Chapter 2 Review: Everything You Want and More

Director Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves are back for John Wick: Chapter 2, the rare sequel that doesn't skip a beat and matches its predecessor.

Ryan Scott

LEGO Batman Movie Review: Superheroes Have Never Been This Funny

LEGO Batman Movie Review: Superheroes Have Never Been This Funny

The LEGO Batman Movie turns the vigilante persona of Bruce Wayne upside down in a very funny superhero movie for the whole family.

Julian Roman

Space Between Us Review: A Forgettable Martian Meets Girl Tale

Space Between Us Review: A Forgettable Martian Meets Girl Tale

The long delayed youth sci-fi romance The Space Between Us has an interesting premise, but needs a better script and tighter direction.

Julian Roman

Gold Review: McConaughey's Latest Is No Treasure

Gold Review: McConaughey's Latest Is No Treasure

Gold comes off as a vanity project for Matthew McConaughey and arrives as pure Oscar fodder.

Julian Roman

Justice League Dark Review: Bloody, Violent & Confusing

Justice League Dark Review: Bloody, Violent & Confusing

Justice League Dark is markedly violent and truly dwells in the mystical realm, but is burdened by an overly intricate plot.

Julian Roman

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Review: Nothing But Sex, Bullets & Beat Downs

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Review: Nothing But Sex, Bullets & Beat Downs

Waif thin girls and chiseled dudes rain destruction on hapless baddies in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, a pure eye-candy action flick.

Julian Roman

Split Review #2: James McAvoy Will Leave Your Skin Crawling

Split Review #2: James McAvoy Will Leave Your Skin Crawling

James McAvoy is a one man show in Split, giving a tour de force performance in M. Night Shyamalan's best movie in 15 years.

Julian Roman

Bye Bye Man Review: Worst Horror Movie of 2017?

Bye Bye Man Review: Worst Horror Movie of 2017?

Genre icon Doug Jones can't rescue The Bye Bye Man from being a truly terrible horror movie with more unintentional laughs than scares.

Ryan Scott

Hidden Figures Review: Unsung Heroes Get Long-Deserved Celebration

Hidden Figures Review: Unsung Heroes Get Long-Deserved Celebration

African-American women were critical to NASA's success and Hidden Figures is their long overdue story.

Julian Roman

Lion Review: Dev Patel Illuminates This Incredible True Story

Lion Review: Dev Patel Illuminates This Incredible True Story

First time director Garth Davis tells an emotional, affective and incredible real-life story in perfect fashion with Lion.

Ryan Scott

Patriots Day Review: Wahlberg Is Boston Strong in Marathon Bombing Biopic

Patriots Day Review: Wahlberg Is Boston Strong in Marathon Bombing Biopic

The immeasurably brave heroes who helped bring the Boston Marathon bombers to justice are put on display in the powerful Patriots Day.

Brian Gallagher

Assassin's Creed Review: Save Your Money, Play the Game Instead

Assassin's Creed Review: Save Your Money, Play the Game Instead

Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard can't save Assassin's Creed, proving video game movies still suck.

Ryan Scott

Passengers Review: Pratt & Lawrence Can't Save This Sinking Ship

Passengers Review: Pratt & Lawrence Can't Save This Sinking Ship

Passengers has an interesting premise that devolves into science-fiction and romance convention despite strong turns from Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

Julian Roman

La La Land Review: Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Create Beautiful Magic

La La Land Review: Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Create Beautiful Magic

La La Land is an absolute gem and certainly vies for the best film of 2016 as it makes your spirit soar.

Julian Roman

Rogue One Review: The Star Wars Movie We've Been Waiting For

Rogue One Review: The Star Wars Movie We've Been Waiting For

A spoiler free review! Lucasfilm has outdone themselves with Rogue One, a personal, thrilling tale that embodies the best of Star Wars.

Julian Roman

Miss Sloane Review: Jessica Chastain Shines in Dull Thriller

Miss Sloane Review: Jessica Chastain Shines in Dull Thriller

Jessica Chastain headlines an all-star cast in MIss Sloane, a timely political thriller that delivers big on talent but not much else.

Ryan Scott

Domain Review: This Sci-Fi Mystery Doesn't Add Up

Domain Review: This Sci-Fi Mystery Doesn't Add Up

Director Nathaniel Atcheson's latest sci-fi/thriller Domain has a very interesting idea to explore but loses something in the execution.

Ryan Scott

Office Christmas Party Review: Gross-Out, Sex-Fueled Mayhem

Office Christmas Party Review: Gross-Out, Sex-Fueled Mayhem

An all-star cast of comedy veterans power forth with Office Christmas Party whenever the premise gets overplayed.

Julian Roman

Jackie Review: Natalie Portman Stuns as Jacqueline Kennedy

Jackie Review: Natalie Portman Stuns as Jacqueline Kennedy

Director Pablo Larrain crafts a sublimely artistic and intimate portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy that follows her husband's assassination in Jackie.

Julian Roman

Allied Review: Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard Are a Dynamic Duo

Allied Review: Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard Are a Dynamic Duo

Director Robert Zemeckis creates a throwback to Hollywood's golden age with a cast that sizzles.

Julian Roman

Split Review: M. Night Shyamalan Continues His Comeback

Split Review: M. Night Shyamalan Continues His Comeback

M. Night Shyamalan further revitalizes his career by going for big thrills on a small scale in the new thriller Split.

Brian Gallagher

Bad Santa 2 Review: Another Raunchy Christmas Classic

Bad Santa 2 Review: Another Raunchy Christmas Classic

Bravo to the team behind Bad Santa 2 for having the guts to make a sequel just as offensive as the first, you'll laugh yourself into the ground.

Julian Roman

Paterson Review: Jim Jarmusch Delivers One of 2016's Best Movies

Paterson Review: Jim Jarmusch Delivers One of 2016's Best Movies

Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch illustrates the poetic nature of even the most mundane of lives in the spellbinding Paterson.

Brian Gallagher

Fantastic Beasts Review: Entertaining, But Not on Par with Potter

Fantastic Beasts Review: Entertaining, But Not on Par with Potter

Newt Scamander does not have the charm or gravitas of Harry Potter, but Fantastic Beasts still proves to be an enthralling experience.

Julian Roman

20th Century Women Review: A Deeply Satisfying Dramedy

20th Century Women Review: A Deeply Satisfying Dramedy

Director Mike Mills delivers 2016's most satisfying blend of true-life drama and comedy with the help of a pitch-perfect cast in 20th Century Women.

Ryan Scott

The Comedian Review: De Niro Shines as a Foul-Mouthed Comic

The Comedian Review: De Niro Shines as a Foul-Mouthed Comic

Robert De Niro stars as an aging comedy legend trying to get back on his feet in the admirable but slightly uneven The Comedian.

Brian Gallagher

Dark Night Review: All Style, No Substance or Story

Dark Night Review: All Style, No Substance or Story

Director Tim Sutton's drama inspired by the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings is a beautifully-shot film devoid of any cohesive story.

Brian Gallagher

Bleed for This Review: An Inspirational Knockout

Bleed for This Review: An Inspirational Knockout

A story about courage and perseverance against impossible odds, Miles Teller delivers a powerhouse performance in Bleed For This.

Julian Roman

Arrival Review #2: A Movie to Unite the World

Arrival Review #2: A Movie to Unite the World

Amy Adams gets linguistic with a group of aliens in Arrival, an immediate Best Picture contender as awards season heats up.

Brian Gallagher

The Monster Review: This Monster Is Scary Good

The Monster Review: This Monster Is Scary Good

A24's latest horror movie The Monster will scratch the itch for those looking for a scary movie with substance.

Ryan Scott

Arrival Review: It's the Anti-Independence Day

Arrival Review: It's the Anti-Independence Day

Director Denis Villenueve has made the anti-Independence Day with Arrival. Amy Adams delivers a bravura performance.

Julian Roman

Hacksaw Ridge Review: Director Mel Gibson Returns to Greatness

Hacksaw Ridge Review: Director Mel Gibson Returns to Greatness

Director Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield both deserve Oscars for their enthralling true-life war drama Hacksaw Ridge.

Julian Roman

Doctor Strange Review: Marvel Obliterates All Expectations

Doctor Strange Review: Marvel Obliterates All Expectations

Marvel Studios raises its own bar with Doctor Strange, a rousing adventure with stunning visual effects and a perfect Benedict Cumberbatch.

Julian Roman

Inferno Review: Tom Hanks Goes on One Endless Chase

Inferno Review: Tom Hanks Goes on One Endless Chase

Ron Howard's Inferno is an entirely illogical thriller that at no point managed to hold my interest, the worst of the Da Vinci Code sequels.

Julian Roman

In A Valley of Violence Review: A Bloody and Brutal Pulp Western

In A Valley of Violence Review: A Bloody and Brutal Pulp Western

In a Valley of Violence is steeped in classic archetypes, with fantastic performances from Taissa Farmiga and John Travolta.

Julian Roman

The Accountant Review: Ben Affleck's Numbers Don't Add Up

The Accountant Review: Ben Affleck's Numbers Don't Add Up

Ben Affleck's gun-toting CPA is painfully boring in The Accountant, lugging through a labyrinthine plot that is too obvious.

Julian Roman

The Handmaiden Review: A Masterpiece of Intrigue and Erotica

The Handmaiden Review: A Masterpiece of Intrigue and Erotica

From Director Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden is a sumptuously artistic tale, exquisitely shot, that will leave you breathless.

Julian Roman