Movie Reviews

Hail, Caesar! Review: Coen Brothers Bore with Golden Age Satire

Hail, Caesar! Review: Coen Brothers Bore with Golden Age Satire

Hail, Caesar! has no lack of star power, but falls decidedly flat in insufferably dull stretches.

Julian Roman

The Finest Hours Review: A Thrilling & Epic Tale of Heroism

The Finest Hours Review: A Thrilling & Epic Tale of Heroism

The Finest Hours is a great film and worthy testament to the bravery of the U.S. Coast Guard, in theaters this weekend.

Julian Roman

Force Awakens Review #2: An Epic & Worthy Star Wars Sequel

Force Awakens Review #2: An Epic & Worthy Star Wars Sequel

Star Wars: The Force Awakens easily lives up to its mammoth hype, but it is not flawless, nor is it better than the original trilogy.

Julian Roman

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review: J.J. Abrams Did It

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review: J.J. Abrams Did It

97% Spoiler Free! Director J.J. Abrams has made a true follow-up to Return of the Jedi with The Force Awakens, and most fans will not be disappointed.

B. Alan Orange

The Big Short Review: A Damning Indictment of Wall Street

The Big Short Review: A Damning Indictment of Wall Street

The Big Short is a layman's guide to understanding how sub-prime mortgage lending led to a devastating global recession.

Julian Roman

The Revenant Review: DiCaprio Gets Brutal in the Wilderness

The Revenant Review: DiCaprio Gets Brutal in the Wilderness

Leonardo DiCaprio delivers one of the year's most powerful performances in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant.

Brian Gallagher

Creed Review: Rocky Delivers a Knockout Blow

Creed Review: Rocky Delivers a Knockout Blow

Creed is a winner and a sublime achievement that all audiences are going to love.

Julian Roman

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review: A Dark, Somber Ending

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review: A Dark, Somber Ending

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is heavy on the melodrama, but it picks up speed and delivers an ending that packs a wallop.

Julian Roman

Anomalisa Review: Charlie Kaufman Reinvents Stop Motion

Anomalisa Review: Charlie Kaufman Reinvents Stop Motion

Filmmaker Charlie Kaufman makes his long-awaited return with Anomalisa, a stunning stop motion film that might be among the year's best.

Brian Gallagher

Queen of the Desert Review: Kidman & Pattinson Fall Flat

Queen of the Desert Review: Kidman & Pattinson Fall Flat

Director Werner Herzog brings Gertrude Bell's life to the big screen with an utterly flat, albeit stunning drama starring Nicole Kidman.

Brian Gallagher

Where to Invade Next Review: Another Michael Moore Triumph

Where to Invade Next Review: Another Michael Moore Triumph

Director Michael Moore brings his new documentary Where to Invade Next to AFI Fest in Hollywood before opening in theaters next month.

Brian Gallagher

Spectre Review: A James Bond Greatest Hits Compilation

Spectre Review: A James Bond Greatest Hits Compilation

Spectre is a nod to the classic scenes, characters, and imagery from Bond lore, it is formulaic but spectacular nonetheless.

Julian Roman

Burnt Review: Send This Dish Back to the Kitchen

Burnt Review: Send This Dish Back to the Kitchen

Bradley Cooper is not believable as a Michelin starred chef in the new comedic drama Burnt, in theaters today.

Julian Roman

Last Witch Hunter Review: Vin Diesel Delivers an Epic Snooze

Last Witch Hunter Review: Vin Diesel Delivers an Epic Snooze

The Last Witch Hunter has a promising occult plot and great VFX, but is derailed by poor acting and disjointed action scenes.

Julian Roman

Tales of Halloween Review: A Creepy Cocktail of Scares & Laughs

Tales of Halloween Review: A Creepy Cocktail of Scares & Laughs

Tales of Halloween brings some of today's biggest horror stars and directors together for a tense, blood-soaked anthology film unlike any other.

B. Alan Orange

Bridge of Spies Review: Spielberg & Hanks Hit Another Home Run

Bridge of Spies Review: Spielberg & Hanks Hit Another Home Run

In a world filled with distrust, Bridge of Spies portrays the virtue of principle in a masterful film from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Julian Roman

The Martian Review: A Rousing and Funny Space Adventure

The Martian Review: A Rousing and Funny Space Adventure

The Martian is the movie Interstellar should have been; Director Ridley Scott delivers his best film since Gladiator.

Julian Roman

Pawn Sacrifice Review: A Riveting Cold War Thriller

Pawn Sacrifice Review: A Riveting Cold War Thriller

Tobey Maguire gives a career best performance as the brilliant, but erratic chess champion Bobby Fischer in Pawn Sacrifice.

Julian Roman

Black Mass Review: A Riveting Return to Form for Johnny Depp

Black Mass Review: A Riveting Return to Form for Johnny Depp

A textbook for brilliant ensemble acting, Johnny Depp is ruthless, calculating, and magnetic in Black Mass.

Julian Roman

The Visit Review: M. Night Shyamalan Fails Again

The Visit Review: M. Night Shyamalan Fails Again

The Visit is another woeful outing from a director that has inundated us with terrible films over the past two decades.

Julian Roman

Transporter Refueled Review: An Action-Packed Guilty Pleasure

Transporter Refueled Review: An Action-Packed Guilty Pleasure

The Transporter Refueled has a ludicrous and wafer thin plot, but fans of the franchise will enjoy it.

Julian Roman

No Escape Review: A Terrifying, Brutal Nightmare

No Escape Review: A Terrifying, Brutal Nightmare

The nightmare scenario depicted in No Escape is so terrifying, even the most skeptical viewer will be enthralled.

Julian Roman

American Ultra Review: This Stoner Assassin Bores

American Ultra Review: This Stoner Assassin Bores

A comedic take on the CIA's infamous MK Ultra program could have been great, but American Ultra falls woefully short.

Julian Roman

Man from U.N.C.L.E. Review: Sleek, Sexy and a Lot of Fun

Man from U.N.C.L.E. Review: Sleek, Sexy and a Lot of Fun

The Man from U.N.C.L.E is an ultra-stylish throwback to the spy genre of the sixties and the perfect way to cap off summer.

Julian Roman

Fantastic Four Review: This Marvel Reboot Is Doomed

Fantastic Four Review: This Marvel Reboot Is Doomed

It's mind boggling how so many good parts could be assembled into such a bad movie, the Fantastic Four reboot is appalling.

Julian Roman

Mission: Impossible 5 Review: Better Than Bond & Bourne?

Mission: Impossible 5 Review: Better Than Bond & Bourne?

Despite the shortcomings of the plot, Rogue Nation is a summer blockbuster that delivers the popcorn goods.

Julian Roman

Southpaw Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Pulls No Punches

Southpaw Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Pulls No Punches

The powerhouse performance of star Jake Gyllenhaal lifts the boxing drama Southpaw to a raw, emotional high.

Julian Roman

Ant-Man Review #2: Starts Weak, Finishes Strong

Ant-Man Review #2: Starts Weak, Finishes Strong

What starts as a drizzle becomes a hurricane of action and special effects as Ant-Man kicks into high gear during its second half.

Julian Roman

Minions Review: Macabre, Cute & Very Strange

Minions Review: Macabre, Cute & Very Strange

'Minions' swings wildly from inventive and hilarious, to oddly dark and boring in stretches.

Julian Roman

Ant-Man Review: Marvel's Winning Streak Continues

Ant-Man Review: Marvel's Winning Streak Continues

Marvel's Ant-Man brings Phase Two to a close in thrilling and hilarious ways while looking forward to Phase Three.

Brian Gallagher

Terminator Genisys Review #2: Best Sequel Since Judgement Day

Terminator Genisys Review #2: Best Sequel Since Judgement Day

'Terminator Genisys' is not remotely on par with the greatness of the first two, but is a definite improvement over the last installment.

Julian Roman

Terminator Genisys Review: Arnold's Back, But Does It Matter?

Terminator Genisys Review: Arnold's Back, But Does It Matter?

Arnold Schwarzenegger shows that even robots and franchises can show their age in Terminator: Genisys, in theaters July 1.

Brian Gallagher

Ted 2 Review: Rude, Crude and Still Very Funny

Ted 2 Review: Rude, Crude and Still Very Funny

Ted 2 may not be as good as the original, but it still entertains enough to warrant a trip to the theater.

Julian Roman

Inside Out Review: Touching, Poignant & Very Depressing

Inside Out Review: Touching, Poignant & Very Depressing

Pixar's Inside Out is a sad, emotionally loaded film that drains any initial exuberance like a faucet.

Julian Roman

Jurassic World Review #2: New Dinosaur, Same Old Story

Jurassic World Review #2: New Dinosaur, Same Old Story

If you're only watching Jurassic World to see CGI dinosaurs eat people, then you'll get your money's worth.

Julian Roman

Jurassic World Review: Is It Better Than Jurassic Park?

Jurassic World Review: Is It Better Than Jurassic Park?

The delightful awe of Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World is sure to make you nostalgic for the original 1993 Jurassic Park.

Brian Gallagher

Entourage Movie Review: Just Like the TV Show, But Longer

Entourage Movie Review: Just Like the TV Show, But Longer

The Entourage movie has the same celebrity worshipping narcissism and sexual objectification that made the TV series a hit for HBO.

Julian Roman

San Andreas Review: The Rock Delivers Big, Dumb Disaster Fun

San Andreas Review: The Rock Delivers Big, Dumb Disaster Fun

San Andreas asks you to check your brain at the door, sit back and enjoy CGI buildings toppling like Legos.

Julian Roman

Tomorrowland Review: Not Quite a Jetpack Ride

Tomorrowland Review: Not Quite a Jetpack Ride

Brad Bird's sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland starts off brilliantly as a mystery, then devolves into a series of chases.

Julian Roman

Mad Max Fury Road Review: An Action Movie Masterpiece!

Mad Max Fury Road Review: An Action Movie Masterpiece!

Mad Max Fury Road is a full throttle symphony of mayhem and exhilaration that will blow audiences out of their chairs.

Julian Roman