In ways both literal and figurative, Relic delivers a haunting exploration into confronting the things we fear most and coping with those inevitabilities.
Posted Jul 6, 2020
The Old Guard (2020)
In a summer mostly vacant of comic book movie titles, The Old Guard is an entertaining win. It has enough complexity to satisfy. A healthy helping of heart, action, violence, and themes questioning morality fill out the adaptation of Rucka's work.
Posted Jul 3, 2020
Nothing can replace the experience of live theater. Hamilton doesn't try to replace the live theater experience. But bringing the the show right to your living room, somehow, some way, Hamilton doesn't lose any of its magic in the transition.
Posted Jun 30, 2020
Irresistible works in its own right, though it's certainly elevated by its core performances. Byrne, Cooper and Mackenzie Davis are solid, but Carell puts in the best work, turning in one of the most subtle and enjoyable performances of his career.
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Easy to follow, though entirely too long, and the characters all make sense, it's a fine film. The Story of Fire Saga is just another hollow shell of a comedy, devoid of any excitement or substance. I'm not sure why I expected anything more.
Posted Jun 24, 2020
You Should Have Left (2020)
Besides having moments of attempted levity that are embarrassing and having irredeemable characters, it's just flat-out boring. Visually, You Should Have Left has almost nothing of note and bland wide shots guide us through a boring beige world.
Posted Jun 18, 2020
Artemis Fowl (2020)
Artemis Fowl is clearly for kids, but that's not a good enough excuse. Kids deserve better than this mess, and so do the adults. Artemis may think himself a criminal mastermind, but the only crime in this film is the film itself.
Posted Jun 11, 2020
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Though featuring a lengthy runtime, Da 5 Bloods keeps itself together with a speed that manages to feel relentless while also fixating on the important details. Like all of Spike's movies, it tends to play like a buffet with a lot of flavors.
Posted Jun 10, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020)
The King of Staten Island is a movie that confronts the cul de sac of hopelessness that young adults often feel. It has a weird sense of humor that feels prescient but it has an emotive streak that feels both timely and timeless.
Posted Jun 8, 2020
The Lovebirds (2020)
Is The Lovebirds a formulaic movie? Yes, most definitely, but that isn't a bad thing. Formulas work when they have the right ingredients. That's just science. Right now, I can't think of better ingredients than Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani.
Posted May 22, 2020
Capone is worth a watch. Its sporadic surrealism knows no bounds makes the movie shine, but more traditional aspects of the narrative bring it all to a screeching stop as things start to feel like something you haven't seen in a mob movie.
Posted May 14, 2020
Extraction is a lackluster and forgettable affair, despite some exciting moments. But then again, most modern war movies are exactly that. Chris Hemsworth is in a movie where stuff blows up and it's free. We're all going to watch it.
Posted Apr 25, 2020
Playing the series is now as easy as picking up your phone, so Animal Crossing fans won't be left hanging after they dive into its little-known feature film.
Posted Apr 24, 2020
For those King fans who know nothing is more horrifying than the horrors of man, 1922 delivers a mix between There Will Be Blood and Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, featuring Jane at his darkest and most disturbing.
Posted Apr 22, 2020
The Willoughbys (2020)
The Willoughbys is one-of-a-kind. It's not the funniest family film you've ever seen, nor is it the saddest or most profound, but it is honest, caring, and delightfully dark from start to finish.
Posted Apr 21, 2020
Trolls World Tour (2020)
Trolls World Tour isn't some groundbreaking achievement in animated cinema. It's a sequel to a movie about living and breathing Troll dolls, so the ceiling is only so high. That said, the movie proves itself to be solid entertainment.
Posted Apr 10, 2020
We Summon the Darkness (2020)
A strong cast and unexpected reveals make it stand above its Satanic Panic peers, but it plays things too safe to be especially memorable.
Posted Apr 6, 2020
An effective tale of terror with unsettling and disturbing mythology, but fails to offer any nuance with its allegorical exploration of the suburban Hell.
Posted Mar 23, 2020
The Hunt (2020)
The Hunt doesn't overstay its welcome and it knows exactly when to throw its punches. That in mind, it seems unlikely that it will go on to spawn a franchise, but if it managed to do that it would have a major asset in Gilpin as its focal point.
Posted Mar 11, 2020
All in all, Bloodshot is not reinventing the crowded and competitive super hero genre. It's a simple popcorn flick which honorably adapts the source material and ends up being an entertaining, albeit slightly dated action flick.
Posted Mar 11, 2020
The Way Back (2020)
The Way Back will undoubtedly become a cable or streaming staple after it leaves theaters and the consensus will always be the strength of Affleck's work. Ben is the reason to see the movie and this is the reminder of how great he is as an actor.
Posted Mar 6, 2020
Personal experience is the heart beating at the center of Onward. No matter what you're bringing to the table, it's going to find a way to stick with you. Onward is a treasure that will stick with Pixar fans for quite a long time.
Posted Mar 6, 2020
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is a splendid display of heart, character, and heroism, a film capitalizing on years of storytelling that's stunningly animated with tons of care and attention to detail.
Posted Mar 2, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020)
Effective both with its full-blown horror antics and as a depiction of the real-world abuse one can suffer, Whannell delivers an endlessly unsettling experience.
Posted Feb 25, 2020
Fantasy Island (2020)
If Fantasy Island is lucky enough to be remembered in a year's time, it's because it will forever be known as a great example of "cheap, uninspiring horror movie made to cash in on teenagers with extra money, using an old IP as window dressing."
Posted Feb 15, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Sonic the Hedgehog succeeds where so many other video game adaptations fail because it captures the spirit of the games and the character. It doesn't matter that it's not a 1:1 adaptation of the games.
Posted Feb 13, 2020
"Normal is for normal people" isn't just a catchphrase for the titular detective get by, it's a rallying cry to everyone who doesn't fit inside a box. A promise that we're all in this together. Though it seems corny, Timmy Failure is anything but.
Posted Feb 8, 2020
It is entertaining and a great starting point for some new characters on the big screen.
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Lodge (2020)
An unrelenting, punishing, and perplexing journey into the unknown, further proving Franz and Fiala as some of the genre's most promising filmmakers.
Posted Feb 3, 2020
The Rhythm Section (2020)
Blake Lively delivers an absolutely fearless performance which is only stuttered by the occasional dip from her character's English accent. Reed Morano delivers impressively slick direction for the film throughout.
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Color Out of Space (2020)
With director Richard Stanley and star Nicolas Cage playing to their strengths, its the technicolor nightmare Lovecraft fans have been waiting for.
Posted Jan 21, 2020
Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Bad Boys for Life is a more of a solid continuation than a prime jumping-on point for new viewers, but longtime fans will likely appreciate seeing these Bad Boys do some growing up.
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Dolittle is a messy and lazy comedy that doesn't have much to say. It's the kind of movie that kids growing up today will look back on with fondness; they'll know it's not very good, but they'll laugh nostalgically and enjoy it all the same.
Posted Jan 15, 2020
A compelling ensemble elevates it above its creature-feature peers, but it still can't escape falling into the subgenre's expected tropes.
Posted Jan 9, 2020
Just Mercy (2020)
Just Mercy puts its entire thesis into perspective in a succinct way. Prejudice and injustice are an easy tool used by the system, and the fight to upturn them is long, difficult, but in the end, necessary and worthwhile.
Posted Dec 27, 2019
Cats is a special kind of terrible. No matter how ridiculous it gets, the cast never once backs down. It's a trainwreck from start to finish, but the sort of trainwreck that captures your attention with its audacity and never lets you go.
Posted Dec 19, 2019
A series of undeniably successful action and emotional sequences add up to an engaging conclusion, even with a number of missteps.
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Jumanji: The Next Level is a movie the whole family will enjoy. It's an exciting, hilarious adventure and accomplishes everything it sets out to, never taking itself too seriously, and giving audiences an ab workout from laughing.
Posted Dec 11, 2019
In Fabric (2019)
Enchanting and absurd from its opening moments, some will immediately be hypnotized while others will find the narrative hangs them out to dry.
Posted Dec 4, 2019
QT8: The First Eight (2019)
A loving tribute to a defining filmmaker of his generation that serves more as a celebration of his accomplishments than a critical dissection of the person.
Posted Dec 3, 2019
At the heart of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood are its lessons. Everyone still needs time to grow and process what they're feeling, and everyone is looking to connect. It's our connections that let us see the good in the world.
Posted Nov 25, 2019
21 Bridges (2019)
While the story may be weak, and the action just suitable, what ultimately pushes 21 Bridges over the line into "worth seeing" territory is the strength of the cast. Chadwick Boseman is a commanding and charismatic leading man.
Posted Nov 22, 2019
The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
The Knight Before Christmas doesn't reinvent the Christmas rom-com genre, but there's a surprising amount to love about the film. You can't help but admire the film's sense of earnestness and its message about love and empathy.
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Frozen II (2019)
Frozen 2 is a tale of two halves. Fortunately for everyone, the better of those two halves comes second and leaves you feeling mostly fulfilled when walking out of the theater.
Posted Nov 20, 2019
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Captain America: Civil War is a truly epic and gigantic super hero film with on point emotional moments and the best action sequences to date.
Posted Nov 19, 2019
While Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is congested in its first two acts, it compels through masterful action sequences and a brilliant new take on the Caped Crusader.
Posted Nov 19, 2019
Each of Aquaman's flaws, are complimented by brilliant action-sequences, stylish swagger, and an epic, massive adventure, like the character himself.
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Once Upon a Deadpool (2018)
It's an entertaining outing which younger fans can enjoy if they're allowed to watch most of what's already on television and adults will enjoy it for its slew of new jokes and ever-abundant pop culture references.
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Above all, it's a poorly conceived script which hurts the film in the end.
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)