Movie Reviews

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

Birth of A Nation Review: A Brutal, Unflinching Look at Slavery

Birth of A Nation Review: A Brutal, Unflinching Look at Slavery

In a time when race relations have become the hot button subject in an election year, The Birth of a Nation is a timely reminder of a deplorable shared history.

Julian Roman

Girl on the Train Review: A Dark Ride Between Murder & Madness

Girl on the Train Review: A Dark Ride Between Murder & Madness

The Girl on the Train is a sensual ride worth taking, and features an outstanding Emily Blunt.

Julian Roman

Masterminds Review: Doesn't Live Up to Its Comedy Pedigree

Masterminds Review: Doesn't Live Up to Its Comedy Pedigree

From the director of Napoleon Dynamite, Masterminds plays like a weak SNL sketch that goes on for a very long 90 minutes.

Julian Roman

I.T. Review: Pierce Brosnan Will Have You Covering Your Webcam

I.T. Review: Pierce Brosnan Will Have You Covering Your Webcam

Pierce Brosnan has more than a few network issues in the techno-thriller I.T., delivering a parable for the modern age.

Julian Roman

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Review: A Wildly Imaginative Fable

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Review: A Wildly Imaginative Fable

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a delightfully sinister fantasy from Tim Burton, but it looses steam near the end.

Julian Roman

Deepwater Horizon Review: Gripping & Fiery

Deepwater Horizon Review: Gripping & Fiery

Director Peter Berg captures hell with technical precision in Deepwater Horizon, reminding us of the heavy price paid in blood and tears.

Julian Roman

The Magnificent Seven Review: Action Packed But Empty

The Magnificent Seven Review: Action Packed But Empty

The raw, leading man star power of Denzel Washington provides a mighty lift when needed in the otherwise underwhelming Magnificent Seven remake.

Julian Roman

Blair Witch Review: There's a Scary Secret Hiding in These Woods

Blair Witch Review: There's a Scary Secret Hiding in These Woods

Lionsagate and horror director Adam Wingard have unleashed their secret, terrifying and excellent Blair Witch sequel.

Ryan Scott

Snowden Review: Oliver Stone's Love Song to Edward Snowden

Snowden Review: Oliver Stone's Love Song to Edward Snowden

Snowden never views Edward Snowden in any critical light, telling his story only the way Oliver Stone wants it to be told.

Julian Roman

Bridget Jones's Baby Review: The Best Date Movie of 2016

Bridget Jones's Baby Review: The Best Date Movie of 2016

Renee Zellweger returns in top form for her third outing as a singleton trying to deal with an unexpected pregnancy in Bridet Jones's Baby.

Julian Roman

Sully Review: Tom Hanks & Clint Eastwood Fly at a Low Altitude

Sully Review: Tom Hanks & Clint Eastwood Fly at a Low Altitude

Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Miracle on the Hudson has its moments, but Sully never quite reach the stratosphere.

Julian Roman

Light Between Oceans Review: Painful, Slow and Really Boring

Light Between Oceans Review: Painful, Slow and Really Boring

Director Derek Cianfrance fails with The Light Between Oceans, as every minute of the movie weighs heavily upon the audience.

Julian Roman

Morgan Review #2: Great Cast, Great Idea, So-So Movie

Morgan Review #2: Great Cast, Great Idea, So-So Movie

Director Luke Scott's artificial intelligence based sci-fi thriller Morgan just barely misses the mark.

Ryan Scott

Morgan Review: A Very Dumb Movie About Smart People

Morgan Review: A Very Dumb Movie About Smart People

Director Luke Scott's Morgan is a very forgettable sci-fi thriller that fails to achieve the highs of last year's Ex-Machina.

Julian Roman

Morris from America Review: A Unique & Powerful Coming-Of-Age Story

Morris from America Review: A Unique & Powerful Coming-Of-Age Story

Craig Robinson headlines a cast full of young newcomers in Morris From Americ, which tells an excellent, fresh story.

Ryan Scott

Don't Breathe Review: Tense Horror Without the Cheap Thrills

Don't Breathe Review: Tense Horror Without the Cheap Thrills

Director Fede Alvarez has crafted a unique, very tense follow up to his 2013 Evil Dead remake.

Ryan Scott

Ben-Hur Review #2: The Good Far Outweighs The Bad

Ben-Hur Review #2: The Good Far Outweighs The Bad

Paramount's remake of Ben-Hur stands on its own as a decent film, assuring that Charlton Heston is not spinning in his grave.

Julian Roman

Ben-Hur Review: It's Not Great, nor Worthy of Hate

Ben-Hur Review: It's Not Great, nor Worthy of Hate

Director Timur Bekmambetov and his cast offer an admirably unique take on the iconic Ben-Hur story that still falls short in many ways.

Brian Gallagher

War Dogs Review: A Fascinating, Unique Twist on War Movies

War Dogs Review: A Fascinating, Unique Twist on War Movies

Director Todd Phillips marries his comedic sensibilities with a compelling true story in the great War Dogs.

Ryan Scott

Kubo and the Two Strings Review: An Eye-Popping Visual Delight

Kubo and the Two Strings Review: An Eye-Popping Visual Delight

Laika Studios are back in superb form with Kubo and the Two Strings, though this animated adventure falters in getting through its final half.

Julian Roman

Sausage Party Review #2: Best Animated Movie of the Year?

Sausage Party Review #2: Best Animated Movie of the Year?

Seth Rogen and his team break new ground, which is sure to offend some and win over many others.

Ryan Scott

Pete's Dragon Review: Never Soars as High as the Disney Original

Pete's Dragon Review: Never Soars as High as the Disney Original

Disney's update of Pete's Dragon isn't nearly as whimsical as the original, but stands on its own with heart and meaning.

Julian Roman

Sausage Party Review: Lock Up the Food and Hide the Kids

Sausage Party Review: Lock Up the Food and Hide the Kids

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and their usual crew have created an unusual carnival of food carnage that borders on being utterly brilliant.

B. Alan Orange

Suicide Squad Review #2: It's Better Than Batman v Superman

Suicide Squad Review #2: It's Better Than Batman v Superman

Suicide Squad never tries to be anything more than the cool whip on top of the sundae, a kicks and giggles take on the DC universe.

Julian Roman

Suicide Squad Review: DC's Super Villains Are Good, But Not Great

Suicide Squad Review: DC's Super Villains Are Good, But Not Great

Director David Ayer's all-star team of super villains can't quite be redeemed as they set out to save the DC movie universe this summer.

Ryan Scott