For better or for worse, Tom Hardy gives it his all in Capone, but the film is just too aimless and uncomfortable to be a worthwhile viewing experience.
Posted May 18, 2020
In spite of its relative shallowness, Becoming is still well worth the watch thanks to its inspiring leading lady, beautiful music, and gripping narrative of the struggles and triumphs of being the first Black woman to serve as first lady.
Posted May 11, 2020
In the end, Extraction is a solid film if you're looking for action, but falls flat in terms of both character, premise, and performance.
Posted Apr 27, 2020
The Hunt (2020)
The horror-comedy The Hunt isn't as clever or controversial as it thinks it is, but Betty Gilpin's committed performance makes it solid B-movie fun.
Posted Mar 16, 2020
Go see Onward if you want to be taken on a ride full of magic that centers a pair of brothers who are as humorous as they are heartfelt and a story that'll have you shedding a few tears along the way.
Posted Mar 9, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020)
Sharp camerawork and a dedicated performance from Elizabeth Moss make The Invisible Man a paranoia-filled nail-biter that revitalizes a classic story for a new generation.
Posted Mar 2, 2020
The Photograph (2020)
Despite the fact that on paper the two running storylines should give audiences more than enough to stay interested, The Photograph never takes off or feels particularly urgent.
Posted Feb 18, 2020
In the end, while Birds of Prey is a step in the right direction for DC in terms of tone and character, it's still a little too jumbled and hectic to truly be a home run.
Posted Feb 10, 2020
On the Record (2020)
On the Record is a gut-wrenching film, and Sil Lai Abrams' recounting is an emotional punch to the gut.
Posted Feb 7, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020)
A gaggle of strong performances from the likes of Hugh Grant and Charlie Hunnam makes Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen worth watching, even if it feels like a retread of old material.
Posted Jan 27, 2020
The Grudge (2020)
At 93 minutes, what is perceived as a slow burn is drawn out and painfully dull. The Grudge is another remake no one asked for, and the characters imply that as well.
Posted Jan 6, 2020
Little Women (2019)
While it may seem impossible to so incredibly emulate such a staple of American literature, Greta Gerwig's incarnation of Little Women is as close to a film can get to being a perfect adaptation.
Posted Dec 30, 2019
There is so little emotional value or purpose to the story as a whole that the conclusion just feels like a shallow imitation of the groundbreaking franchise so many hold dear.
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Jumanji: The Next Level has enough committed performances and funny moments to make it a worthy sequel, even if it's a little shaky at times.
Posted Dec 16, 2019
Sarah Gavron's Rocks is a film that hopes to hearken back to director Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, but can't seem to make us care for its leading lady and the questionable decisions she makes.
Posted Nov 25, 2019
Frozen II (2019)
Frozen 2 lives up to its predecessor; in fact, it may even be better than the original movie.
Posted Nov 25, 2019
Richard Jewell (2019)
We will be talking about Paul Walter Hauser come Oscar time, because he is the bright, shining beacon which everyone and everything in Richard Jewell revolves around.
Posted Nov 23, 2019
21 Bridges (2019)
21 Bridges is a forgettable cop thriller full of missed opportunities and bland characters, which is a disappointing turnout considering just how much talent there is both onscreen and behind the camera.
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Once it falls into murder and mayhem, it becomes as accessible as the best horror movies out there.
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Friend (2020)
The Friend is a misfire all the way around.
Posted Nov 19, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019)
An engaging, action-packed, and at times genuinely funny movie.
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Last Christmas (2019)
There's a certain odd charm to Last Christmas that elevates it beyond the standard holiday date-night fare.
Posted Nov 11, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
A welcome return to form, remembering what made the franchise so indelible: Linda Hamilton.
Posted Nov 1, 2019
The Current War is an actors showcase and everything is in service to the performances.
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The story of the National Enquirer comes to life in Scandalous, a vibrant true Hollywood story that pulls numerous twists and turns
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Honey Boy (2019)
Honey Boy is a remarkable directorial debut from Alma Har'el.
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Mistress of Evil certainly rests comfortably on leading lady Angelina Jolie, but the script takes several gambles in its storytelling to create a rich and lush backstory for Jolie that ends up saving the rest of its fairy-tale narrative.
Posted Oct 15, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Dolemite Is My Name is a loving tribute to Rudy Ray Moore and the blaxpolitation era. Murphy deserves an Oscar, plain and simple.
Posted Oct 12, 2019
The Addams Family (2019)
The animated feature is a swirling mix of humor, balanced between the overtly adult and the childishly broad, whose quirkiness ends up offering an enchanting new take on the material.
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Other Lamb (2020)
Visually dynamic and full of rage, The Other Lamb uses an all-female cult as a backdrop for a profoundly affecting coming-of-age story.
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Sea Fever (2020)
Sea Fever is a tense, emotionally distressing piece of body horror, but it also serves as a cautionary tale.
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Joker is a self-serious movie that, in spite of its lead, posits itself as revolutionary when it never hovers above bland and tasteless.
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Knives Out (2019)
More than anything else, Knives Out is just tremendous fun.
Posted Sep 30, 2019
How to Build a Girl (2020)
It's unabashedly saccharine but for the most part, its earnestness manages to be endearing.
Posted Sep 27, 2019
Although it doesn't quite realize the potential insanity that is frequently hinted at, Villains is still a bizarre and refreshing outing to the movies that will leave you satisfied if you're looking for a break from summer blockbusters.
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Renée Zellweger [gives] a breathtaking, transformative performance as the title star, infusing the pathos and humanity into her performance that the script can't seem to find.
Posted Sep 21, 2019
Ad Astra (2019)
Ad Astra is technologically breathtaking, but its narrative is a sleepy tale of daddy issues with Brad Pitt emerging from his most engaging role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, left to make sad eyes for two hours.
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Despite Jojo Rabbit's status as a satire, there are real emotional gut punches along the way, moments that Waititi calibrates as deftly as he does the more comedic elements.
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Marriage Story (2019)
As close to perfection as any film can get.
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Lopez is captivating with all the right moves, and there's not a bad performance in the house, albeit most feel smaller.
Posted Sep 16, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019)
In a film all about "life, eh," there isn't a whole lot in it.
Posted Sep 14, 2019
Armando Iannucci...manages to strike this deft balance in The Personal History of David Copperfield, helping audiences not only appreciate the literary abilities of Dickens, but emotionally connect with the material.
Posted Sep 11, 2019
It Chapter Two (2019)
Equal parts bloated and plodding, IT: Chapter Two ends up a disappointing misfire.
Posted Sep 4, 2019
Ready or Not (2019)
You best be ready to see this multiple times. It's the horror highlight of the year.
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019)
If you're seeking a cutesy movie with some recognizable songs, this will do.
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Good Boys (2019)
Good Boys is an undeniable win.
Posted Aug 16, 2019
The story is fairly standard but is compensated by the monster effects.
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Refreshingly, Hobbs and Shaw is a movie that knows exactly what it is: an action-packed star vehicle full of punchy dialogue and great chemistry.
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Lion King (2019)
While I may not have loved this film the way I did the original, there were some bright spots that I wish Disney would capitalize on.
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Terminator (1984)