Film Review: ‘The Meg’ Chows Down On Brain Cells

Big, dumb, but not much fun. That would be a more accurate tagline for "The Meg," a neutered would-be blockbuster. It doesn't have the...

Film Review: ‘BlackKklansman’ Is a Bulldozer of Potency and is Spike Lee’s Best in...

It has been years since Spike Lee has moved his audience with his filmmaking.  The iconic director has managed some outstanding revelations throughout his career...

Film Review: ‘Nico, 1988’ Is a Poignant Story of Self-Reflection

The musical biopic is a well-established subgenre of film. The decades long list is full of great entries, award-winning titles, and memorable performances. “Nico,...

Film Review: ‘Never Goin’ Back’ Gives the Buddy Comedy Genre a Girl Power Spin

Comedies about dumb pals, be they stoners or whatnot, are almost exclusively the realm of guys onscreen. Buffoonery made actors like Seth Rogen into...

Film Review: ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Is a Summer Action Movie for the...

If film year 2018 should be known for any one thing, it is that women ruled the silver screen. From dark, family-themed horror to a...

Film Review: ‘The Darkest Minds’ Were Definitely Not the Most Creative

We can only assume that Hollywood was in a desperate search for the next great YA adaptation that would bring them that hefty "Hunger...

Film Review: ‘Christopher Robin’ Warms the Heart Despite Its Missteps

There are some things worth forgiving when enjoying a delightful time at the movies and that's the case when experiencing "Christopher Robin."  Sure some...

Film Review: ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Delivers Complexity and Tragedy

In an era where we are fighting for equality, the messaging of Desiree Akhavan's beautifully crafted and deeply felt "The Miseducation of Cameron Post"...

Film Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ is a Meta takedown of the...

Go figure, it took a big screen version of a children's animated program to course correct. The DC Cinematic Universe, long the red-headed stepchild...

Film Review: ‘Mission: Impossible—Fallout’ Elevates the Franchise Figuratively and Visually

There are action movies, and then there are Tom Cruise action movies. “Mission: Impossible—Fallout” is quite possibly the Tom Cruisiest action movie ever made....

Film Review: ‘Mamma Mia’ Sequel Makes Me Want to ‘Go Again’

So many claim “The Godfather Part II” to be the best sequel of all time. It was only a matter of time for another...

Film Review: ‘The Equalizer 2’ Finds Diminishing Returns for Denzel Washington

The first ever Denzel Washington sequel. When you read those words, you initially think that he must have followed up one of his hits...

Film Review: ‘Generation Wealth’ is Rich in Horrifying Subjects

How long have we envied the lifestyles of the rich and the famous? These goals, both quantifiable and virtually unobtainable, have served as fuel...
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Film Review: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ Suffers from Too Many...

Every person's life is a story. And many of those stories could be turned into an amazing movie if told the right way. Cartoonist and...

Film Review: ‘Eighth Grade’ Painfully Recreates Middle School

We all remember middle school. Some of you lucky folks might even remember it fondly. For most, however, it's among the most awkward times...

Film Review: Rob Reiner’s ‘Shock and Awe’ Has Righteous Anger But No Form

Without question, filmmaker Rob Reiner has his heart in the right place. The story of the Knight Ridder journalists who pursued the truth about...

Film Review: ‘The First Purge’ Needs To Be The Last

Someone make it stop. Jason Blum, have you no pity? Sure, "The Purge" franchise has some amazing marketing materials. Especially with the emergence of...

Film Review: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ is Brilliance Like We’ve Never Seen Before

It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while, a film comes along that's unlike anything you've ever seen. Watching "Sorry to Bother...

Film Review: ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Tells a Captivating and Unexpected Adoption Narrative

What would you do if you found out you had a long lost twin? Two generations have already lived out that fantasy through the...

Film Review: ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Makes Too Many Errors

Talk about a story made to be depicted by Hollywood. A longtime Major League Baseball player who led a double life as a spy...

Film Review: ‘The Cakemaker’ Serves up Warm but Half-Baked Drama

From poisoned apples in fairytales to raunchy kinks in adult-oriented fare, food has long served as a plot device throughout film history. That tradition...

Film Review: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and Taylor Sheridan Return to ‘Sicario: Day...

One can easily make the argument that this movie shouldn't exist. How many people were calling for a sequel to "Sicario" in the aftermath...

Film Review: ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Puts Women Front and Center in the MCU

One thing that sets Marvel's cinematic universe apart from other superhero films is that it tries to include at least a certain level of...

Film Review: ‘Leave No Trace’ Is A Lyrical And Vivid Character Study

Welcome back Debra Granik. The filmmaker who blew so many away with "Winter's Bone" returns to the world of narrative moviemaking with "Leave No...

Film Review: Not Every ‘Damsel’ Needs to Be Rescued

A pioneer, a preacher, and a miniature horse cross the plains. That isn't the start of a joke. Or maybe it is. Who can be...

Film Review: Mackenzie Davis Fuels ‘Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town’

2018 may very well end up the year that Mackenzie Davis finally gets the recognition she deserves. At long last given a starring role...

Film Review: ‘The King’ Makes Elvis A Metaphor For America

About 40 minutes into the documentary "The King," filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is asked what he's doing with this film. He's even asked if he...

Film Review: ‘Hereditary’ Scares But It’s Toni Collette’s Performance That Will Bring So Much...

With the scares and horror of such classics like "The Exorcist," writer/director Ari Aster's brilliant debut "Hereditary" constructs a fascinating and chilling portrayal of...

Film Review: ‘Alex Strangelove’ Has Little Heart

We’ve finally started to see high school movies center around LGBTQ+ characters. However, is it considered progress to now have our own fair share...

Film Review: Drug Cartel Thriller ‘Believer’ Supplies Explosive Action

If you thought Hollywood had the cornered the market on seemingly unnecessary remakes, think again. Back in 2012, Hong Kong director Johnnie To's "Drug...
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Film Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Is a What Summer Movies are Meant to Be

There's a new Ocean in town, and she's bringing some friends. "Ocean's 8" opens on Debbie (Sandra Bullock), younger sister to the one and only...

Film Review: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ is the Song of the Summer

There's magic to be found within this movie. "Hearts Beat Loud" is like a great album, washing over you with different ebbs and flows....

Film Review: ‘Adrift’ Strands Shailene Woodley at Sea

Mother Nature is a harsh mistress. Struggles against the elements have been depicted in film to stunning degrees. Then, there's "Adrift." A cliched romance...

Film Review: ‘A Kid Like Jake’ Talks Around Its Title Character

Independent cinema has always been ahead of Hollywood when tackling social issues on the big screen. "A Kid Like Jake" centers around a potentially...

TV Review: Laura Dern is Awards-Worthy in HBO’s ‘The Tale’

The documentary form commands a great deal of power and prestige. It allows us to explore a new part of our real world through...