movie reviews

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

    09-19-2017 18:13

    Summer might be over, but Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the big-ticket blockbuster we could have used a couple months ago, as it's easily one of the most enjoyable sequels / action pictures of the year.

  • Mother! Review

    Mother! Review

    09-15-2017 13:32

    Mother! is going to be a divisive movie, to say the least. Some will love the artistic risks while others will absolutely loathe the disjointed and gruesome final product.

  • American Assassin Review

    American Assassin Review

    09-13-2017 17:11

    Light on plot but heavy on action, American Assassin is mostly forgettable but works well enough when it focuses on the dynamic between Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien.

  • Home Again Review

    Home Again Review

    09-08-2017 14:40

    If you're a fan of the Meyers brand of high living and overly complicated relationships, you'll have no problem with Home Again whatsoever.

  • IT Review

    IT Review

    09-06-2017 05:58

    It's exciting to see a movie that not only can elicit such an impressive visceral reaction, but also can create a rich, cinematic world that somehow manages to be both terrifying and inviting.

  • Goon: Last Of The Enforcers Review

    Goon: Last Of The Enforcers Review

    09-01-2017 18:49

    Goon: Last of the Enforcers is a rare sequel that gets bloody fighting to earn its existence. With heart and laughs aplenty, it's a big win and one of 2017's best comedies.

  • Death Note Review

    Death Note Review

    08-27-2017 13:42

    Death Note may not be for everyone, but its exploration of absolute power corrupting absolutely is nevertheless wonderfully weird and lovingly created.

  • Birth Of The Dragon Review

    Birth Of The Dragon Review

    08-25-2017 21:33

    What should've been an exploration of Bruce Lee devolves into a boring crime drama that simply features him. Despite some strong moments, too few live up to his legacy.

  • Leap! Review

    Leap! Review

    08-25-2017 19:09

    At best, Leap! is a lazy but good natured attempt to inspire children to follow their dreams, and work hard. At worst, it's a film that doesn't even earn the punctuation it forces upon its audience.

  • Logan Lucky Review

    Logan Lucky Review

    08-18-2017 17:22

    A straight up good time at the movies, Logan Lucky is maybe a bit familiar, but it's so entertaining that it's hard to care.

  • The Hitman's Bodyguard Review

    The Hitman's Bodyguard Review

    08-18-2017 16:40

    With charming leads and solid action, The Hitman's Bodyguard should be a win. Alas, the film squanders its best ideas with an abundance of cliches and lackluster execution.

  • Good Time Review

    Good Time Review

    08-17-2017 21:44

    If the opening scene grabs you the way that it did me, you'll plug into this gross cesspool of crime, drugs, manipulation and horrible decisions, and you'll roller-coaster ride it to its bitter end. This one is a home run.

  • Patti Cake$ Review

    Patti Cake$ Review

    08-17-2017 17:29

    While Patti Cake$ treads familiar ground, it does so with a confident stride and cinematic language of its own, much like its colorful protagonist.

  • Wind River Review

    Wind River Review

    08-11-2017 15:27

    Wind River is a powerful examination of the human soul, while also containing scenes that'll take your breath away, as it shocks and awes the audience in waves.

  • The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature Review

    The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature Review

    08-11-2017 14:03

    This is quite possibly one of the most boring movies that I've ever had to sit through, especially in the realm of animation.

  • Ingrid Goes West Review

    Ingrid Goes West Review

    08-11-2017 13:39

    Ingrid Goes West ultimately isn't fully the film that you want it to be, but the fact that it so clearly has something to say -- and expresses it so well, narratively -- still makes it an easy movie to appreciate.

  • The Only Living Boy In New York Review

    The Only Living Boy In New York Review

    08-10-2017 14:57

    There are plenty of instances where I'll stand up for a movie about bad people doing bad things to other bad people, but those titles typically hinge on heroes and villains that can at least be called charismatic, in stories that provide real flavor.

  • The Glass Castle Review

    The Glass Castle Review

    08-10-2017 14:08

    There's an abundance of talent on display in 'The Glass Castle,' but the story of the Walls family never rises to the occasion and becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

  • Annabelle: Creation Review

    Annabelle: Creation Review

    08-08-2017 16:18

    Annabelle: Creation isn't just one of the best entries in the growing Conjuring universe; it's also one of the best horror films of the last few years.

  • Kidnap Review

    Kidnap Review

    08-04-2017 13:29

    Don't see Kidnap if you're looking for a thrill, but do see it if you're looking for a cheap matinee's worth of laughter.