Movie Reviews

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

Bill Nye: Science Guy SXSW Review: The Truth Behind The Legend

Bill Nye: Science Guy SXSW Review: The Truth Behind The Legend

Bill Nye: Science Guy is an enlightening and heartfelt documentary gives some amazing insight into the pop culture icon.

Ryan Scott

Free Fire SXSW Review: The Most Fun You'll Have at a Gunfight

Free Fire SXSW Review: The Most Fun You'll Have at a Gunfight

Free Fire takes a bunch of good-looking people, drops them in a room with guns and turns up the violent fun.

Ryan Scott

Becoming Bond SXSW Review: Essential Viewing for 007 Fans

Becoming Bond SXSW Review: Essential Viewing for 007 Fans

Director Josh Greenbaum's documentary Becoming Bond brings us the insane true story of how George Lazenby landed the role of 007.

Ryan Scott

T2 Trainspotting Review: The Cult Classic Gets a Brilliant Sequel

T2 Trainspotting Review: The Cult Classic Gets a Brilliant Sequel

Danny Boyle recaptures lightning in a bottle with Trainspotting 2, which proves to be a wild ride from start to finish.

Julian Roman

Flesh and Blood SXSW Review: A Shocking Look at One Man's Fractured Family

Flesh and Blood SXSW Review: A Shocking Look at One Man's Fractured Family

Director Marc Webber uses his real life experience and family to craft something incredibly impactful in Flesh and Blood.

Ryan Scott

Baby Driver SXSW Review: Action-Packed, Thrilling & Totally Unique

Baby Driver SXSW Review: Action-Packed, Thrilling & Totally Unique

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver delivers big action, laughs and may be his most complete movie yet.

Ryan Scott

SXSW Alien Covenant Footage Review: Ridley Scott Returns to Horror

SXSW Alien Covenant Footage Review: Ridley Scott Returns to Horror

Director Ridley Scott screens scenes from Alien: Covenant at SXSW, explaining how this is a true prequel to the original Alien.

Ryan Scott

Skull Island Review: Kong Delivers Insane Monster Movie Madness

Skull Island Review: Kong Delivers Insane Monster Movie Madness

Kong: Skull Island has a simplistic plot, but the intense monster action makes it a must see.

Julian Roman

Beauty and the Beast Review: A Lavish Yet Unsurprising Spectacle

Beauty and the Beast Review: A Lavish Yet Unsurprising Spectacle

Fans of the classic cartoon will be very happy with this update. Beauty and the Beast is well made, but plays out exactly as expected.

Julian Roman

Table 19 Review: A Sweet and Quirky Comedy About Total Freaks

Table 19 Review: A Sweet and Quirky Comedy About Total Freaks

Strange loners find friendship at a rather memorable wedding in Table 19.

Julian Roman

Get Out Review: The First True Horror Classic of 2017

Get Out Review: The First True Horror Classic of 2017

Get Out is scary, laugh out loud funny, and an inspired satire of interracial relationships.

Julian Roman

Logan Review #2: Hugh Jackman Delivers One Heck of a Goodbye

Logan Review #2: Hugh Jackman Delivers One Heck of a Goodbye

Hugh Jackman hangs up his claws as Wolverine, with Logan serving as the perfect swan song.

Ryan Scott

Logan Review: An Extremely Satisfying End for Wolverine

Logan Review: An Extremely Satisfying End for Wolverine

Logan is the anti-Deadpool, and plays out as the darkest movie in the entire X-Men franchise.

Julian Roman

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