The Black Sleep (1956)
"I wouldn't quite call it a "good" movie, nor would I be able to quite recommend it to anyone but the true believers. To be sure, it's a mess, but it's often a fascinating mess. It's also the most nihilistic superhero picture I've ever seen."
The Bronze (2016)
"The Bronze immediately puts up a wall by making Hope Ann Greggory an utterly repellent character, one so grating that the promise of spending 90 minutes with her seems tantamount to a stint on Death Row. "
"Here's another musical mishap that landed on Creative Loafing's list of The 10 Worst Rock Films Ever Made, taking the #3 slot just under Staying Alive and the champ, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
"The picture occasionally feels like warmed-over 007, and Anthony Hopkins strains to prove himself an agile and devil-may-care hero. But several of the action sequences are effectively staged, and it's always a pleasure to see Robert Morley."
The Hawaiians (1970)
"At 92 minutes, Cowboy is simply too short to fully explore its characters and their arcs, but, to quote Pat and Mike's Spencer Tracy (albeit in a completely different context), "What's there is 'cherce.'""
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
"The terrific performances by the three leads and director Dan Trachtenberg's effective staging are worthy enough to earn this a modest recommendation. Just don't expect many more surprises than one would reasonably find in any given episode of Scooby Doo."
"The beauty of Zootopia is that you can be unaware of the subtext (as would a child ... or a clueless Trump supporter) and still reap the benefits of an imaginatively designed endeavor packed with huge laughs."
London Has Fallen (2016)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987)
The Kid (1921)
Key Largo (1948)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
"The best film ever made that revolves around Jesus Christ remains Martin Scorsese's remarkable The Last Temptation of Christ, but for those opting for something more traditional, director Franco Zeffirelli's ambitious undertaking is clearly the best bet."
The Graduate (1967)
"The performances are on the amateurish side and the dialogue whiplashes between amusing quips and (mostly) leaden chitchat. But the final act, a ripoff of Night of the Living Dead, is effectively staged and showcases impressively monstrous makeup designs."
The Big Sleep (1946)
Triple 9 (2016)
Eddie The Eagle (2016)
Cry of the Banshee (1970)
Tower of London (1962)
"The story is hampered by too many repetitive scenes of Richard being confronted by the ghosts of those he killed, but Price is compelling as the mad ruler (even if some of his bellows sound like Walter Matthau doing Neil Simon)."
Diary of a Madman (1963)
Master of the World (1961)
I Confess (1952)
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
Up the Creek (1984)
The Witch (2016)
"The Witch harbors several weighty themes, including the fear of the feminine mystique in a patriarchal society as well as the danger of placing too much faith in a puritanical belief without allowing other emotions an equal opportunity to breathe."
"Risen is measured enough to appeal to filmgoers of all persuasions -- in other words, no one had the bright idea of casting Rush Limbaugh as one of the disciples or hiring Ben Stein to serve as the voice of God. It's just too bad it's not a bit better."
Zoolander 2 (2016)
"There's no reputational risk involved in asserting that Zoolander No. 2 is so awful, it makes the original appear as brilliant as Annie Hall by comparison. But how about stating that it's so awful, it makes Dirty Grandpa appear as brilliant as Annie Hall?"
How To Be Single (2016)
"With some tightening up of both characterizations and scenarios, How to Be Single could have been a worthy entry in the rom-com genre. As it stands, though, it looks to remain always a bridesmaid, never a Bridesmaids."
The Passage (1979)
"Even an experienced scenery-chewer like Anthony Quinn is no match for Malcolm McDowell, whose smirking, bug-eyed performance singlehandedly places the picture in the realm of camp and foreshadows his even more insane work in the same year's Caligula."
A Mighty Wind (2003)
"The animation is spectacular, the songs are catchy, the dwarfs are delightful, and the movie is revolutionary in that it was the first full-length animated feature. But let's face it: Snow White has to be the most passive heroine in film history."
Bound for Glory (1976)
"The role was earmarked for Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro (among others), but it's hard to imagine even these accomplished thespians matching the sly insouciance or devil-may-care charm which Carradine makes indispensable to the part."
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
"Whenever the Coens produce a breezy and straightforward comedy, many critics and fans grumble that they're simply coasting, they're making movies beneath them, and they're too valuable as filmmakers to simply offer nothing more than nyuks. Nonsense."
The Wrong Man (1956)
"Devoid of any Hitchcockian touches, the movie disappoints only in that it could have been made by any filmmaker experimenting in the faux-documentary style during this period (Jules Dassin comes to mind) -- otherwise, it's gripping material. "
Of Mice and Men (1992)
The Last Detail (1973)
Jack's Back (1988)