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First Man (2018)
A ruthless edit could have trimmed away some of the ancillary material and reshaped First Man into a leaner, more economical story.
Posted Oct 12, 2018
Night School (2018)
A waste of talent and time that makes you remember your own school days, watching the clock as it moves too slowly until it frees you from the classroom doldrums.
Posted Sep 28, 2018
A Simple Favor (2018)
Do yourself the simple favor of seeing this sooner rather than later.
Posted Sep 13, 2018
The Nun (2018)
Turns out to be the waste of a perfectly good ghost demon.
Posted Sep 7, 2018
The plot is tied together so loosely that just about anything goes.
Posted Aug 30, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018)
Plays to the type of viewer who find that the more inappropriate, demented and just plain wrong a joke is, the more likely it is to leave them in stitches.
Posted Aug 23, 2018
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Posted Aug 16, 2018
The Meg (2018)
Has a way of affixing a toothy grin to your face the size of its shark.
Posted Aug 9, 2018
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
They let you in on the fun, making you feel as though you're giggling as you're getting away with something.
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Cruise tumbles through the overly complicated globe-skipping action flick as though he's collecting punches on the Break A Bone On Every Continent Rewards Card.
Posted Jul 27, 2018
Equalizer 2 (2018)
This is an action movie in which the action star strives to be, well, inactive.
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Toy Story 3 and Cars 3, this is not.
Posted Jul 13, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
The movie is akin to the last days of school after finals, when everyone is goofing around and having fun.
Posted Jul 6, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
The new Sicario is S-cary-o.
Posted Jun 29, 2018
Subtlety is not this movie's high point.
Posted Jun 22, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)
A slickly-paced visual dynamo, the family superhero flick is a dynamic crowd-pleaser that gives superfans just about everything they could have bargained for.
Posted Jun 15, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018)
The screenplay by Ross and Olivia Milch is every bit as elaborate as the blueprints, whiteboard sketches and hacking maneuvers the team pulls off.
Posted Jun 8, 2018
Life of the Party (2018)
School's in session and McCarthy is teaching a comedic master class.
Posted May 11, 2018
Stupid comedies are often among the funniest, but Overboard is just painful and mean.
Posted May 4, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
It lifts, inspires and stings in a raw way that studio blockbusters rarely manage.
Posted Apr 27, 2018
I Feel Pretty (2018)
The sentiment shifts from GET IT GIRL! to JUST GET ON WITH IT ALREADY, GIRL!
Posted Apr 20, 2018
Don't overthink it. Just sit back, chuckle and gape at the gloriously improbable thrills.
Posted Apr 13, 2018
Whenever you think it can't push the envelope further, it gives it another forceful shove.
Posted Apr 6, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
Steven Spielberg doesn't age. He just levels up.
Posted Mar 27, 2018
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)
You wish you could fast-forward through all the unnecessary talking stuff and get to the battles.
Posted Mar 23, 2018
Tomb Raider (2018)
By sticking with the lower key, Uthaug manages to forge something resembling genuine tension and drama rather than paint-by-numbers thrills.
Posted Mar 16, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Ava DuVernay has gone from Selma to sellout.
Posted Mar 9, 2018
Red Sparrow (2018)
A raw, robust thriller of the sort that doesn't come around often enough.
Posted Mar 2, 2018
Game Night (2018)
You'll find yourself laughing, then laughing at yourself and others for what you laughed at.
Posted Feb 21, 2018
Peter Rabbit (2018)
A joyous accomplishment that succeeds with ample helpings of heart, panache and humor.
Posted Feb 17, 2018
Black Panther (2018)
Has more in common with the second-tier Marvel tales on Netflix.
Posted Feb 16, 2018
Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
If only audiences could stop the horrors by shouting RED! at the screen.
Posted Feb 9, 2018
Someday, when Mirren receives a lifetime achievement award, there will be a montage of her performances in great films. Winchester will not be a part of that montage.
Posted Feb 2, 2018
It's a robust, full-bodied experience that is as exhausting as it is envigorating.
Posted Jan 23, 2018
12 Strong (2018)
A real-life Avengers film.
Posted Jan 19, 2018
Paddington 2 (2018)
Paddington is as gangsta as they come.
Posted Jan 9, 2018
Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
With a mediocre first film, a promising sequel and a rock-bottom third, the latest movie is a flittering sign of hope because it manages to be mediocre rather than terrible.
Posted Jan 5, 2018
Molly's Game (2018)
The chemistry Chastain and Elba generate ignites Sorkin's spectacular words, honing the scenes to a razor's edge.
Posted Dec 27, 2017
The Post (2018)
Such is its power that it convinces you to evangelize on this behalf.
Posted Dec 18, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
The film is a relentless crowd-pleaser that has as much in common with a pedigreed art film as it does a traditional action blowout.
Posted Dec 15, 2017
I, Tonya (2018)
Your heart hurts as much as your knee does.
Posted Dec 6, 2017
The Shape of Water (2017)
Your eyes may well manufacture some saltwater of their own as the story winds on its unpredictable, ever-heart-melting path.
Posted Dec 1, 2017
A magical experience from the first frame through the final credits, it's a resonant fable that speaks to the heart of the young and old alike.
Posted Nov 22, 2017
Justice League (2017)
If you're curious about the film but wary because of some Internet hate being spewed at it, don't let your reservations deter you from checking it out.
Posted Nov 17, 2017
Murder On The Orient Express (2017)
It's exactly as good as you figured it would be, taking few risks and coasting along its expected fast track to formidable drama.
Posted Nov 10, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Goes all in on self-referential wackiness and an unbridled energy stream of sarcasm to unleash an apocalypse of silly, exciting fun.
Posted Nov 3, 2017
The pieces may be flimsy, but they manage to fit.
Posted Oct 27, 2017
Only the Brave (2017)
A robust and handsome effort that is as slickly paced as it is visually resplendent and moving.
Posted Oct 20, 2017
The Foreigner (2017)
You've seen plenty of both Chan and Brosnan, but never like this.
Posted Oct 13, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Plays like a bloated director's cut.
Posted Oct 6, 2017