Film Reviews

2017

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Holy ‘Mother!’ what did I just see?!

Darren Aronofsky’s latest will leave you feeling unsettled, but enthralled. Read more…

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IDRIS ELBA AND CHILD WALK THROUGH ‘THE DARK TOWER,’ UNABLE TO FIND PLOT

Idris Elba’s performance can’t help this terrible adaptation of the Stephen King book series. Read more…

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STEVEN SODERBERGH DOESN’T MISS A BEAT WITH ‘LOGAN LUCKY’

Soderbergh returns to fine form in this good ol’ boys heist flick. Read more…

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‘ANNABELLE: CREATION’ IS AN EXERCISE IN SCREEN-YELLING HORROR

The latest in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise is a vast improvement over the first prequel. It will have you gripping you partner’s arm. Read more…

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Christopher Nolan mans the helm in ‘Dunkirk’

Christopher Nolan is the real star in this brand new summer epic. Read more…

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All is (not) Fair in Love and ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

Did Matt Reeves end this latest trilogy the way it deserves? Read more…

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‘The House’ casts its bets

A stellar cast and a solid plot are enough to make ‘The House’ one of the better comedies of the year.

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‘IT COMES AT NIGHT’ IS A SLOW BUILD, BUT DOESN’T ANSWER KEY PLOT QUESTIONS

2017 has been a superb year for horror and ‘It Comes at Night’ is the latest installment. Read more…

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‘BABY DRIVER’ OFFERS HIGH-OCTANE ACTION AND ENTERTAINMENT

Edgar Wright serves up another funny and exciting hit. Read more…

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‘Wonder Woman’ is the hero DC needs and deserves

Finally! DC strikes gold with the entertaining and well-acted superhero flick. Read more…

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‘Baywatch’ drowns with a poor script

In the latest bit of Hollywood unoriginality, Baywatch rivals the standard set by The Dukes of Hazard. Read more…

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Ridley Scott remains that biggest problem in ‘Alien: Covenant’

Despite atmospheric thrills and a game cast, Ridley Scott will stop at nothing to drive this franchise into the ground as fast he can. Read more…

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‘Snatched’ goes all over the place, and it’s not necessarily a good thing

There are some funny moments in ‘Snatched,’ but it is still a tired rehash of the females-acting-bad genre. Read more…

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’ differs from the original formula, but gives us a deeper story instead

We finally get to learn about Peter Quill’s a.k.a Starlord’s father in this hotly anticipated sequel, which delves deeper into all of the character’s psyche’s. It was well worth the three-year wait. Read more…

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‘Free Fire’ is still an arsenal of fun

While it may not have the energy you are looking for, ‘Free Fire’ is still an entertaining flick. Read more…

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‘Fate of the Furious’ is not as fast as its predecessors

The 8th installment into the unexpectedly successful franchise pales in comparison to some of the other ones. Read more…

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ gets lost in translation

No thanks to obvious studio interference, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ should have been a lot better! Read more…

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‘Power Rangers’ is angsty and derivative, but far better than it should be

There are moments in this movie that are genuinely worthwhile, but not enough to elevate it to anything great. Read more…

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ offers nothing new except live-action

Nearly shot-for-shot the original, this new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ begs us to remember the original, which is far superior. Read more…

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‘The Belko Experiment’ is somehow too violent, yet not violent enough

Points for not being a remake or retread of an older idea, the James Gunn-penned semi-thriller needs to figure out what it wants to say about violence before it speaks. Read more…

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‘Kong’ gives birth to a new franchise

Vietnam-influenced, ‘Kong: Skull Island’ gives a new spin on the familiar character’s over-told story. Read more…

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‘Logan’ gives the titular character the proper send-off

Alcoholic, gruff Logan/ Wolverine gets his last outing, and man is it worth it. Read more…

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‘Get Out’ is nothing short of brilliant

Jordan Peele’s comedy-horror mashup is an early candidate for best movie of the year. Read more…

2016

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‘Made in America’ is heartbreaking as it is eye-opening

The case of the century story we have heard about endlessly gets an 8-hour documentary. Read more…

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‘Mifune: The Last Samurai’ pays tribute to the great Japanese actor

Toshiro Mifune’s Japanese legacy is idolized in this documentary. Read more…

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‘Moonlight’ is soft and intimate, much like its title implies

This insight into the life of a Miami-native through three crucial stages in his life is a must-see for everyone. Read more…

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‘Don’t Breathe’ will make you react as the title implies

While the trend of horror movies has been rather atmospheric, ‘Don’t Breathe’ pounds you over the head with relentless thrills. Read more…

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‘The Nice Guys’ finds Shane Black in some of his best form

‘The Nice Guys’ is funny, entertaining, and expertly written. Read more…

2015

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‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ knows the limitation of biopics and exceeds past them

As biopics are concerned, we’ve heard enough of the ‘under appreciated mastermind behind some of the world’s great theories.” But ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ goes a little bit further in a script that should receive some more recognition. Read more…

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‘Mr. Holmes’ is more than an elementary story, Dear Watson

Ian McKellan unsurprisingly gives a brava performance as the famous titular character in this harmless book adaptation. Read more…

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Definitely bigger in title, ‘Jurassic World’ is sufficient summer entertainment

The reboot of the franchise gets a solid start with ‘Jurassic World’. Read more…

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‘Spy’ may be the ultimate Paul Feig- Melissa McCarthy teamup

‘Spy’ is not short on comedy or story, which is why you should definitely check it out. Read more…

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‘Ex Machina’ rewires the guessing game

‘Ex Machina’ is a quiet genre thriller that allows its stars to shine. Read more…

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‘Woman is Gold’ is golden

The humanity of the well-written characters is enough to make this derivative drama passable.