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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Australia (2008) Dave White What you do get... is a firm commitment to epic, triple-espresso-shot extreme romance (the kind spelled XTREEEM!) and the kind of tear-jerking that involves having both your arms wrenched behind your back until you holler "Uncle!" EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 Deception (2008) Dave White You know what's not sexy? Sexiness. I mean the overt, in-your-face, "Aren't we all being sultry and naughty?" sort of sexiness. Which is what this entire movie is, thinking it's daring. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
4.5/5 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2005) Dave White It's really people who don't see much theater - like me - who'll come away having actually seen something new here. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
Happy Feet (2006) Dave White It zigs and zags into a lot of different places you're not expecting. Entertaining throughout. But trippy. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4.5/5 Flushed Away (2006) Dave White It's smarter than all the other 2006 animated movies, save for Monster House. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 Scoop (2006) Dave White It's funny enough to keep you from cringing, but not nearly as good as Match Point. Of course, Match Point wasn't trying to be funny either. So proceed with caution. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
Atomic Blonde (2017) Peter Hall Atomic Blonde has one of the greatest action scenes ever filmed. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Erik Davis A movie that pushes boundaries and takes the kinds of risks this series needs to take in order to evolve to a point where it can tell completely new Star Wars stories featuring characters we've never seen before. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 Doctor Strange (2016) Erik Davis "At times it will leave you in awe of what you're watching unfold in front of your eyes." EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2016
4/5 My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016) Erik Davis This year's most hilariously unique disaster movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/5 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Erik Davis Even if it feels a little too muddled and busy in its execution, there's enough here to inspire a more thoughtful and educated approach to telling a soldier's story. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2016
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Peter Hall One of the best horror movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2016
Split (2016) Peter Hall Split is good, 'ole fashioned Shyamalan. It will greatly reward those who have still stuck with the filmmaker throughout his career and will hopefully introduce a new generation to his special brand of storytelling. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2016
Better Watch Out (2016) Peter Hall The reason why I'm nervous to talk too much about it is because one of the movie's biggest strengths is having the audience constantly wondering where the line is drawn, and wondering what each character is capable of. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2016
Sleight (2016) Erik Davis Sleight is a film that may not feel as fresh as, say, Chronicle, but its low-budget genre sensibilities mixed with more urban undertones speak directly to the sort of entertainment audiences are craving these days. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2016
1.5/5 The Double (2011) Dave White Have you ever seen a movie like this? Yes? Then you know the answers to those questions. Or at least some of the answers. And you're right, they all involve "gotcha." EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2016
3/5 Suicide Squad (2016) Erik Davis Its structure is messy & its storytelling is incoherent at times, but it looks good, sounds great and pushes the genre forward in some neat ways. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2016
Ghostbusters (2016) Erik Davis Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones masterfully navigate their way around a ghost-fueled movie that fully embraces their brand of comedy ... EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2016
Captain America: Civil War (2016) John Gholson Civil War is of course a huge payoff for fans who've been following from the start, but even the casual movie-goers will pick up on the fact that there's something slightly more special about this one. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2016
The Invitation (2015) Peter Hall Thanks to some remarkable performances all around from its stellar cast, a deft directorial hand from Karyn Kusama, and a dark script that needles its way into your brain, it's a story and experience you'll not soon forget. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2016
3/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Erik Davis Ultimately it satisfies fan cravings to see two of the world's most popular superheroes throw down. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2016
Beware the Slenderman (2016) John Gholson Unbearably sad EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2016
Under the Shadow (2016) John Gholson A perfect stage for terror...[Reaches] the fever pitch intensity of the very best haunted house movies, jump scares and all. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2016
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) John Gholson Like a late stage album from a band who peaked decades before, the surprise is gone, the punch is softer, but you certainly hear the bits in there that made you a fan in the first place. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Erik Davis ...a psychological cinematic chess game stuffed with thrills, chills and a neat little premise that keeps you guessing till the very last shot EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2016
Moonwalkers (2015) John Gholson A drug-fueled, hyper-violent, swinging-sixties story EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3/5 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) Erik Davis 13 Hours is a loud, ferocious fire-breather full of the kind of Bayhem you've come to expect from director Michael Bay, except there's this seething anger that's impossible to miss and it's all over the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Erik Davis 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is exactly the movie you want it to be. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2015
Creed (2015) John Gholson We knew Creed was always a worthy opponent, but we never expected Creed to be such a worthy sequel/spin-off movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2015
4/5 The Peanuts Movie (2015) Erik Davis The fact that Charlie Brown isn't on Snapchat is one of the reasons why I loved 'The Peanuts Movie.' EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2015
Bone Tomahawk (2015) John Gholson First-time director S. Craig Zahler's script deliberately leans on Old West cliches, but is buoyed by crackling dialogue and strong performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2015
The Devil's Candy (2015) John Gholson Kiara Glasco gives one of the best 'scream queen' performances of all-time...A muscular, punchy genre exercise that feels like a new classic simply because the filmmakers noticeably gave a damn. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2015
5/5 Skyfall (2012) Dave White Mendes and Deakins have] created the most beautifully deep focus context for Bond yet, pushing and pulling him into landscapes... that each promise the physically compromised spy nothing less than the most cinematically gorgeous sort of doom. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2015
High-Rise (2015) John Gholson Laing could've been unlikeable and unsympathetic in anyone else's hands, especially as things escalate, but Hiddleston's innate charm gives the film license to get ugly without losing the audience. Laing is Hiddleston's best work to date. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2015
Finders Keepers (2015) John Gholson An easy contender for one of the funniest docs of all time...It's gut-busting, can't-breathe funny, but introspective and knowing as well. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2015
Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015) John Gholson Like The King of Kong before it, Man Vs. Snake finds humor, heart, and an unlikely underdog 'sports' story in the unique world of retro video gaming. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2015
() John Gholson An easy contender for one of the funniest docs of all time...It's gut-busting, can't-breathe funny, but introspective and knowing as well. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2015
Fantastic Four (2015) John Gholson Fantastic Four figures out a way to approach a familiar origin story with unexpected smarts, then all-but-squanders that goodwill in its dumbed-down finale. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2015
Ant-Man (2015) John Gholson The finale is something else - a symphony of comedy and action mayhem that outclasses every single second that comes before it. Nothing else in the movie even comes close. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2015
1.5/5 Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Dave White It's nasty and hard-R violent, which counts for something, somewhere. Just not enough for here or now. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2015
5/5 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Erik Davis This isn't just one of the best action movies of the year -- it may eventually go down as one of the best action movies ever made. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) John Gholson Regardless, this time with Avengers: Age of Ultron, our socks were only tugged on, halfway flopping off our collective toes, but never blown quite off. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2015
0/5 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) Dave White Kevin James and Nick Bakay are credited as screenwriters, but that's only because "Taking Naps" and "I Went Out To Get A Sandwich" are not Writer's Guild credits yet. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2015
0.5/5 The Divide (2011) Dave White Whatever edge of fear and tension the movie might have possessed is traded for blistering annoyance as the cast near-cannibalizes one another while screeching at top volume for over 120 minutes. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2015
The Little Death (2014) John Gholson Erin James and T.J. Power get the least amount of screen time of all the couples in the anthology sex farce The Little Death, but they create the most lasting impression. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2015
Adult Beginners (2014) John Gholson Adult Beginners feels more like a baby-step in figuring out how [Nick] Kroll will transition to film star, but the potential is certainly there. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2015
Jupiter Ascending (2015) John Gholson It is the shaggiest of the Wachoski's shaggy dogs. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 The Artist (2011) Dave White Maybe this tribute to those early movies will inspire you to go watch something small, square and silent. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3/5 The Artist (2011) Grae Drake You have to applaud a movie that takes every rule for How to Sell Your Movie to Modern Audiences and throws it on a silver nitrate fire. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3.5/5 A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) Dave White It's a feel-bad crime movie all around, one predicated on the fact that crime leaves real victims. Don't let the weapon on the poster fool you. This isn't Taken. It's a dark cellar, and your eyes may need time to adjust. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2015