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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Christopher Campbell These movies just don't get Carroll at all, but most viewers don't mind. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2016
4.5/5 The Lobster (2015) Christopher Campbell The best romantic satire since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2016
4/5 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Christopher Campbell Just as funny as the original and far more essential. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 The Nice Guys (2016) Christopher Campbell You need to see The Nice Guys for, hands down, the greatest comedic performance of the year. It belongs to Ryan Gosling. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/5 Money Monster (2016) Christopher Campbell Money Monster does get really dumb the further it goes on and the more it needs to end up at some neatly delivered conclusion. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2016
4/5 A Bigger Splash (2015) Christopher Campbell Adults with brains also want some visceral entertainment sometimes, and this latest English-language feature from Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino does just the trick. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Christopher Campbell It's not entirely mindless fun on the level of the game, but it is just simple, goofy entertainment. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2016
2/5 The Offering (2015) Mark H. Harris Tong manages to cobble together a nice image now and then, but most of The Offering is painfully ineffectual and makes for a tedious viewing experience. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2016
3/5 Mothers and Daughters (2016) Christopher Campbell While Mothers and Daughters is not a great movie by any measure, for an ensemble feature tied to Mother's Day, it certainly could have been a lot worse. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 Bite (2015) Mark H. Harris Bite is rife with unfulfilled potential. Even if all you want is to be grossed out, it doesn't push the envelope far enough and lacks the originality and sense of fun that could've made it a cult favorite. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2016
2.5/5 Ratchet & Clank (2016) Christopher Campbell The sort of movie where characters aren't so much developed as merely designed and then plainly labeled, defined solely by physical appearance and descriptive monikers. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2016
C A Good Marriage (2014) Mark H. Harris Veteran actors Allen, Lapaglia and Stephen Lang add a level of gravitas that sells the material, countering the matter-of-fact direction from Peter Askin that lends the air of a made-for-TV movie. But they can do only so much with a story this listless. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 Keanu (2016) Christopher Campbell The contrast of the cutest creature ever seen against the bloody world of gangbangers is mostly clever juxtaposition. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2016
1.5/5 Mother's Day (2016) Christopher Campbell The kind of movie where even if you enjoy some of the trite humor you still believe that most of the actors on screen are too good to be there. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2016
2.5/5 Holidays (2016) Mark H. Harris It's a middle-of-the-road anthology but boasts great energy and a sense of humor that runs throughout, helping make even the mediocre entries watchable. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2016
2.5/5 Elvis & Nixon (2016) Christopher Campbell It's clear the director, Liza Johnson, didn't have a good grip on whatever Elvis & Nixon is supposed to be, and perhaps she wasn't even sure herself. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 Tale of Tales (2015) Mark H. Harris Tale of Tales has the epic scope and fantastic imagination to engender a childlike fascination in all of us. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Christopher Campbell If you like Frozen but wish it was more sexually suggestive, then The Huntsman: Winter's War is for you. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Christopher Campbell If 10 Cloverfield Lane is to be considered a sequel, it's one that's even better than the original. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
2.5/5 Miracles From Heaven (2016) Christopher Campbell It's far from the worst of its genre. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
1.5/5 The Bronze (2015) Christopher Campbell Falling short in every way, The Bronze places last in the game of film comedy. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
2.5/5 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Christopher Campbell Feels like a show that's been on the air for 14 years, and we're just tuning in randomly for a season finale, while at times it also feels like a show trapped in the past. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
4/5 Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Christopher Campbell You'll have as much fun deciding on a favorite bit of dialogue or scene as you do choosing a favorite character. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
4.5/5 Midnight Special (2016) Christopher Campbell Very likely the best sci-fi movie of the year. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
3.5/5 The Boss (2016) Christopher Campbell McCarthy puts on a good show, whether you prefer absurdly implausible slapstick or shocking insults or awkward and comically violent gags involving female anatomy. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
3.5/5 Criminal (2016) Christopher Campbell The movie itself grows and develops a conscience and changes along with its main character, which is an amazing idea. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
2.5/5 The Jungle Book (2016) Christopher Campbell A weird movie that wants for so much realism, including the most photorealistic CG talking animals we've ever seen, when there's nothing real about talking animals, period. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2016
3.5/5 Green Room (2015) Mark H. Harris Green Room is a gloriously grisly free-for-all, a redneck Diehard meets Straw Dogs with an old school exploitation aesthetic that sacrifices depth for demented thrills. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2016
1.5/5 Darling (2015) Mark H. Harris For all its attempts to startle, the most startling thing about Darling is how off-target this promising director's third feature film is. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/5 The Invitation (2015) Mark H. Harris A delightfully demented mystery. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/5 Pandemic (2016) Mark H. Harris Pandemic is best experienced with the tempered expectations of direct-to-video fare. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/5 Baskin (2015) Mark H. Harris It's a testament to the power of Baskin's imagery and atmosphere (and the solid performances), then, that the shortcomings fall by the wayside for long stretches as we absorb this freaky world in which the protagonists find themselves. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1-5 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) John Rico I couldn't help but see the very visible thread line where the original film ended and the new ending was tacked on to make it a Cloverfield film. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2016
1-5 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) John Rico As I was an infantry soldier in Afghanistan, the situational comedy related to Fey being in danger, or experiencing some mild hardship was just too slight. I kept wanting to say to the film, "Hell, that's nothing..." EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2016
1-5 London Has Fallen (2016) John Rico London Has Fallen is simply the latest in the tradition of "Die Hard in a..." films. In this instance, it's Die Hard set in London. And that's it. The film doesn't have much else. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2016
2/5 Ava's Possessions (2015) Mark H. Harris It becomes increasingly serious, creating an awkward middle-of-the-road tone in which neither comedy nor horror delivers a punch. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2016
1-5 Deadpool (2016) John Rico Complaints about the smallness of the film aside, it's also a helluva a lot of fun to see Deadpool in a hard 'R.' EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2016
1/5 Cabin Fever (2016) Mark H. Harris Unlike many horror fans, I'm usually open to remakes, but Cabin Fever's humorless, overly reverential redo might set a new standard for pointlessness. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2016
5/5 The Witch (2015) Mark H. Harris The spooky stuff, of course, makes the journey all the sweeter, delivering what is, if not a terrifying experience, one that is at least thoroughly unnerving. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/5 The Pack (2015) Mark H. Harris The attractiveness of the package and the steady pace at which it doles out the action more than make up for the character shortcomings in one of the best animals-run-amok horror movies in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/5 Southbound (2015) Mark H. Harris Frankly, it's not even in the league of recent genre anthologies like A Christmas Horror Story and Tales of Halloween. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 The Forest (2016) Mark H. Harris Sara might be the victim on screen, but viewers forced to sit through her stupidity are the real victims in The Forest. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1.5/5 Shut In (2015) Mark H. Harris The film doesn't know if it wants to be an over-the-top, sensationalized shocker with cartoonishly evil villains... or a more realistic, gritty thriller with human characters, and the end result lies in a muddied, thrill-less, exasperating middle ground. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2016
2/5 Martyrs (2015) Mark H. Harris While the end result isn't as disastrous as it could've been, it's predictably a more toothless effort that dulls the edges from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1-5 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) John Rico It leaves out the politics and lets us, the audience, get a vicarious thrill out transforming the worst day in someone's life into entertainment. Yes, American flags will flap in slow motion to a swelling musical score. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3/5 Backcountry (2014) Mark H. Harris MacDonald does a nice job of building up to an emotional finale that doesn't betray his dedication to brutal realism. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2016
1-5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) John Rico Another Death Star-like super weapon?! When will the Empire learn to quit designing them with weak spots where a few well aimed strikes can destroy the entire thing! EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/5 Body (2015) Mark H. Harris With a generic title and a unsensational storyline, Body might not be remembered as readily as some other films, but that doesn't mean it's not worthy of standing out. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/5 Krampus (2015) Mark H. Harris Krampus is a toothless film on several levels. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/5 The Hallow (2015) Mark H. Harris It can be a bit disorienting and some details might be missed, but it's hard not to get wrapped up in the story of a family trying to stick together and fight off invading forces. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2015