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The Favourite (2018)
The Favourite is wickedly funny. The palace intrigue plunges into the absurd with devilish abandon. Director Yorgos Lanthimos continues to be an edgy and surrealistic filmmaker.
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Vox Lux (2018)
Whatever interest Vox Lux earns peters away by the tiresome climax. Style never trumps substance, no matter how earnest the delivery.
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Mary Queen of Scots is a crisply acted tale of palace intrigue, loaded with betrayal and sexual machinations. Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie deliver spellbinding performances.
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
Mowgli envelops you in the lush, fly-covered world of beast and man. It is spectacularly immersive, a vivid journey of a boy's transformation into a warrior.
Posted Nov 28, 2018
The Mercy (2018)
The Mercy is the tragic true story of Donald Crowhurst. His pursuit of a dream led to a rabbit hole of deception and dire consequences.
Posted Nov 27, 2018
The Front Runner (2018)
The Front Runner is a disappointing effort from Jason Reitman. It's all style and little substance, a Gary Hart masquerade.
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Green Book (2018)
Green Book sheds further light on America's troubled history. It is a story of friendship and understanding in a time of racial oppression.
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a deluge of gaudy visual effects with an incoherent plot. Red meat to the die-hard fans of writer J.K. Rowling, it will mystify everyone else.
Posted Nov 15, 2018
Instant Family (2018)
Instant Family has a whole lot of heart. There are so many children languishing in the foster system. Instant Family applauds those brave enough to foster and adopt.
Posted Nov 14, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Ralph Breaks the Internet brilliantly satirizes the huge companies that dominate online life. A fall out of your chair funny subplot involves the Disney Princesses.
Posted Nov 14, 2018
Roma is achingly beautiful. What begins as subtle and nuanced, evolves into heartbreaking resolve. Alfonso Cuarón delivers another cinema masterpiece.
Posted Nov 13, 2018
Widows is the best crime drama of the year. Director Steve McQueen and co-writer Gillian Flynn fire on all cylinders. The story, acting, and filmmaking are par excellence in the genre.
Posted Nov 8, 2018
The Grinch (2018)
In a world fraught with negativity, children and adults alike will appreciate The Grinch for its positive message.
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Outlaw King (2018)
Outlaw King is a bloody medieval epic that lacks emotional gravitas. It ekes out a recommendation for the huge battle scenes.
Posted Nov 6, 2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a lavish production with a feeble script. The visual effects, costumes, production design, and ballet choreography are icing on a bad cake.
Posted Nov 1, 2018
Suspiria is a truly unique cinema experience; disturbing, bizarre, yet entrancingly hypnotic. Luca Guadagnino has delivered the most audacious film of the year.
Posted Oct 26, 2018
Hunter Killer (2018)
Hunter Killer never slows down long enough to establish real tension. A talented cast is wasted.
Posted Oct 25, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Bohemian Rhapsody is a rollicking, high energy tribute. Rami Malek is the embodiment of Freddie Mercury. He carries Bohemian Rhapsody from the first frame to the last.
Posted Oct 24, 2018
Jonah Hill needed more character work in his script. At a mere eighty-four minutes, Mid90s had ample room for growth.
Posted Oct 23, 2018
A gun-toting, ass-kicking Jamie Lee Curtis nudges a slight recommendation for cliched Halloween sequel.
Posted Oct 17, 2018
Constantine: City of Demons (2018)
Constantine: City of Demons is a gripping, bloody tale of the occult. Warner Bros. Animation delivers a full throttle R-rated feature.
Posted Oct 12, 2018
Goosebumps 2 is sadly lacking in creativity. There was no effort to generate a new storyline. The formula was just poured again into the sequel flask.
Posted Oct 11, 2018
First Man (2018)
First Man is an intimate portrayal of an American icon. It is a candid, searingly honest look at a stoic hero; and the stalwart wife who bravely supported him.
Posted Oct 10, 2018
The Hate U Give (2018)
Thought provoking and emotionally resonant, The Hate U Give is unwavering in its honesty. It is a story that pierces the heart of the racial divide in America. Amandla Stenberg deserves an Oscar nomination.
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Venom is disappointing. The film doesn't fulfill the potential of the character or the story. It lacks a harder edge because of the PG-13 rating.
Posted Oct 4, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Bad Times at the El Royale worships at the altar of Quentin Tarantino. The juicy bits are scintillating, but the film runs long in stretches.
Posted Oct 2, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018)
Bradley Cooper updates "A Star Is Born" on the wings of a luminous talent. Pop diva Lady Gaga is electric on screen.
Posted Sep 29, 2018
Night School (2018)
Night School is a dim-witted, slapstick comedy that runs painfully long. A supporting cast of great comedians saves the film from being a total loss.
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Smallfoot is an ingenious lesson in critical thinking, adroitly delivered via CGI animation. It's also hilarious, laugh out loud funny in parts. The humor is equally as clever as the plot.
Posted Sep 24, 2018
The House with a Clock in Its Walls achieves an eerie look, but is fitfully dull in the first two acts. Horror Director Eli Roth foregoes his usual macabre blood and guts for kid-friendly fare.
Posted Sep 19, 2018
White Boy Rick (2018)
White Boy Rick is stylish and well acted, but glosses over the criminal elements. Matthew McConaughey and Bel Powley are tremendous in supporting roles.
Posted Sep 13, 2018
The Predator (2018)
The Predator is a bloody, shotgun-paced actioner, loaded with expletives. The film entertains, but feels inordinately lighthearted.
Posted Sep 11, 2018
Active Measures (2018)
Ardent supporters of Donald Trump will find Active Measures difficult to digest. However, the mountain of evidence the film provides cannot be discounted. The threads connected are well-sourced and incriminating.
Posted Sep 8, 2018
Kin is that rare combination of science fiction and suspense that truly holds your attention throughout. The pieces build to a final act with an absolute whopper payoff.
Posted Aug 29, 2018
Operation Finale (2018)
A better than average foray into Holocaust themed drama. The talented cast performs well, even when the script becomes mundane.
Posted Aug 28, 2018
Searching is a suspenseful and terrifying tale about the dangers of the digital era. It will send shivers down the spine of every parent ignorant of their children's online activities.
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Charlie Hunnam, who wastes away to a near skeleton before our eyes, continues to prove his mettle as an actor. Rami Malek's performance isn't nearly as physical, but just as affecting.
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Alpha is a captivating, beautifully shot adventure for all ages. Albert Hughes elevates this film with great direction.
Posted Aug 15, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Crazy Rich Asians sets a high bar in the romantic comedy genre. You will laugh hysterically, possibly shed a few tears, and leave the theater with a whole lot of love in your heart.
Posted Aug 10, 2018
The Meg (2018)
The Meg largely removes the cheese factor of the genre, but still remains a fun popcorn flick. The shark, despite being an enormous creature from the Pliocene era, behaves like an actual shark.
Posted Aug 8, 2018
Christopher Robin (2018)
Christopher Robin is a tender, beautiful film that will tug at your heartstrings. Director Marc Forster brings back the endearing and lovable characters from the 100 acre wood with deft aplomb.
Posted Aug 3, 2018
The Darkest Minds (2018)
The Darkest Minds is badly edited and lacks a cohesive flow. Readers of the book will know the setup, but it's a head scratcher for us neophytes.
Posted Aug 2, 2018
BlacKkKlansman is audacious; a distinct cinema experience, meant to be provocative and thoughtful. Spike Lee paints a raw and visceral picture of humanity's worst instincts.
Posted Jul 27, 2018
The Death of Superman (2018)
What makes The Death of Superman outstanding is the focus on Superman's life as Clark Kent. The essential dichotomy to Superman's existence is skillfully explored.
Posted Jul 24, 2018
Mission: Impossible - Fallout is going to blow audiences out of their chairs. The action scenes are stupefyingly awesome.
Posted Jul 12, 2018
Skyscraper is a disaster thrill ride that's infectiously gripping. Dwayne Johnson is the king of big-budget action spectacles.
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Ant-Man and the Wasp brings humor and levity back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's loaded with incredible action scenes, really amping up the visual effects from the first film.
Posted Jun 27, 2018
The Catcher Was A Spy (2018)
The Catcher Was a Spy has every element needed for a gripping espionage thriller, but sadly falls flat with its placid direction.
Posted Jun 24, 2018
Superfly is a misogynistic, long-form rap music video that glorifies racial and ethnic stereotypes. It plays to a ghetto reinforcing mentality with B-movie filmmaking and writing.
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)