Movie Reviews

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

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