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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Us (2019) Jake Coyle While each member of the family excels, Nyong'o delivers arguably her fiercest, most extraordinary performance as both Adelaide and her monstrous doppelganger. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Aliens (1986) Bob Thomas Sigourney Weaver is merely terrific... When she straps on her armament to do battle with the aliens, she makes Sylvester Stallone look like a pipsqueak. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
1.5/4 Wonder Park (2019) Mark Kennedy Wonder Park has a great premise about a spunky kid engineer and a world she constructs taking flight, but takes a few too many dark loop-de-loops and crashes hard. If you pass this amusement park, skip it. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Mustang (2019) Lindsey Bahr Even with its unusually restrained running time, "The Mustang" is a powerful and emotional journey framed by gorgeous sun-soaked shots of the stark Nevada landscape. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
2.5/4 Triple Frontier (2019) Jake Coyle Triple Frontier has the good sense to take a macho, "Expendables"-like set-up and turn it inward. It just doesn't go far enough. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
2/4 The Kid (2019) Jocelyn Noveck Check out "The Kid" for some pleasant entertainment. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
A Chorus Line (1985) Bob Thomas Attenborough hasn't solved all of the problems; claustrophobia sometimes creeps into the proceedings But he keeps the performances alive and the camera moving, and he has brought a stagy musical to glowing life. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Police Academy (1984) Bob Thomas Police Academy is a dumb-funny movie that succeeds by virtue of sheer invention. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Lindsey Bahr The first female-led movie of the MCU deserved more. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3.5/4 Apollo 11 (2019) Jake Coyle Apollo 11 might not tell you anything you don't already know about the moon landing. But it will make you feel it, and see it, anew. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Kingdom Come (2001) Anthony Breznican This story about relatives who set about annoying each other at a funeral has some heartfelt emotion, but it clashes spectacularly with unseemly gross-out humor. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/4 Greta (2018) Lindsey Bahr Greta is about as retrograde as you can get, but accepting that, it's also tremendously silly and kind of a blast. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
2.5/4 The Wedding Guest (2018) Mark Kennedy So "The Wedding Guest" might not completely work as a thriller or a satisfying rom-com, but for anyone missing India or planning to go, it's a film worth getting lost in. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) David Germain The sumptuous production, eclectic score, grand performances and engrossing moments of suspense make Ripley one the year's finer offerings. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Bob Thomas There is also a troupe of Hollyactors who act out an involved plot calculated to extend the long duration of the picture. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
All About Eve (1950) Bob Thomas All About Eve ranks among the smartest comedy-dramas in many, many years. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
2.5/4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Jake Coyle How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World brings the franchise to a close with an affectionate chapter that continues the adventures of the Viking boy-turned-chief Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his faithful dragon Toothless. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
All the King's Men (1949) Bob Thomas Strong stuff, aided by great photography. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
West Side Story (1961) Bob Thomas For the superlative-minded, West Side Story is the most expensive musical film ever made. It's also one of the best. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
High Flying Bird (2019) Jake Coyle High Flying Bird is a heady movie, full of political thought about sport, entertainment, race and power. Rather than float on production value, it sustains itself on the tension of ideas, exchanged rapid-fire in gleaming office towers. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/4 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Lindsey Bahr It's an enjoyable surface-level experience that hones in on all the generic rom-com tropes you love to hate. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/4 Fighting With My Family (2019) Jake Coyle It's a compelling and likable cast (Frost, in particular, is a standout), and Merchant keeps the film, for all its sports-movie clichés, mostly lively, good-hearted and consistently funny. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/4 Never Look Away (2018) Jocelyn Noveck [It's] a highly ambitious, compulsively watchable and also exhausting and exasperating work, not merely for its length but because it has the feel of more than one film. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/4 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Mark Kennedy The film crams in so many plot lines that it risks being overstuffed but somehow stays true to its mesmerizing vision and emerges as a sci-fi success, if not a triumph. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Rope (1948) Bob Thomas Rope is an interesting experiment which largely succeeds. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
A Date With Judy (1948) Bob Thomas A Date With Judy burlesques the antics of 'teen-agers in a domestic comedy with music. The youngsters may well resent it, but their elders may find it diverting. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
Rachel and the Stranger (1948) Bob Thomas It's an intelligent, tasteful drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
The Bribe (1949) Bob Thomas The whole thing bogs down in an aged plot and implausible dialogue. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
Good Sam (1948) Bob Thomas The film has several good laughs and no doubt some people will find it amusing and even philosophical. Others will find It episodic, confused and even embarrassing. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
3/4 Everybody Knows (2018) Jocelyn Noveck Perhaps not Farhadi's most piercing work but surely a polished, textured, and very engaging effort EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
1/4 What Men Want (2019) Mark Kennedy The script is uneven and heavy, with some of the only jokes coming from Badu and a few movie references to "Black Panther" and "Get Out." EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
The Godfather (1972) Norm Goldstein Casting in these roles has been exceptional, particularly with Ai Pacino, a relative new comer as Michael. James Caan, too, deserves special mention, tor his role as Sonny... But the prime extra ingredient of the film is Brando. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
Miss Bala (2019) Jocelyn Noveck Rodriguez and her fans deserve better than "Miss Bala," a disappointingly bland and formulaic Hollywood remake of a much grittier and bleaker Mexican thriller. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Arctic (2018) Lindsey Bahr Yet with barely any dialogue, traditional storytelling methods or even a cute pet or inanimate object to help, director Joe Penna and star Mads Mikkelsen have made a riveting and precisely plotted film worthy of other greats in the genre. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Rent Live (2019) Mark Kennedy Rent had a chance to show off the flexibility and work ethic of Broadway in the face of a setback - and completely blew it. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Lindsey Bahr The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is pretty darn good, but also you can't help shake the feeling that it's just never going to live up to the exciting newness of the first. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Serenity (2019) Jake Coyle Both [Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey] are led astray by a wayward script about a fisherman named Dill who's caught in a bit of a pickle... I wouldn't recommend it. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Brother Bear (2003) Sheila Norman-Culp Disney hides the morality tale behind a rip-roaring soundtrack, goofy moose sidekicks and enough bear slapstick to delight any child. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Standard Time (2002) Sheila Norman-Culp It's downright radical for filmmakers to drop the edgy, been-there sarcasm that infuses many independent films for a full-blown swan dive into fantasy. It would be even better if the fantasy had worked. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Mambo Italiano (2003) Sheila Norman-Culp The comic possibilities of Mambo Italiano are mind-boggling. The reality is less so. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Touching the Void (2003) Sheila Norman-Culp In the right hands, a docudrama can deliver all the excitement, emotion and storytelling of the very best feature films -- and director Kevin Macdonald has done that with startling clarity in the mountaineering adventure Touching the Void. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
The Claim (2000) Sheila Norman-Culp Michael Winterbottom's The Claim is not your father's Western. It is simply exhilarating. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
The Event (2003) Sheila Norman-Culp Uneven yet brave and touching. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/4 The Banger Sisters (2002) Sheila Norman-Culp No Oscar performances in this bunch -- just a string of funny moments in a film that accepts our flaws. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/4 The Truth About Tully (2000) Sheila Norman-Culp Mount and Nicholson make a fascinating pair, a country boy-womanizer who meets his strong-willed match. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Lindsey Bahr [It's] a surprisingly delightful film full of action, heart, a crazy-haired Patrick Stewart (as "old" Merlin) and a few genuinely good gags, and it really couldn't have come at a better time. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Lindsey Bahr It's just images and the voices of those who were there, telling their own stories.And the result is riveting - an immersive, haunting and often transcendent experience that's unlike anything you've ever seen before. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Glass (2019) Lindsey Bahr For all the hype behind these three characters meeting, and the years it took to get it off the ground, "Glass" is one big anti-climax. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
A Dog's Way Home (2019) Lindsey Bahr Although it might be a stretch to categorize this as a movie, "A Dog's Way Home" is harmless enough and a nice little adventure that's fit for the whole family. But you might want to have the tissues ready. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
The Upside (2018) Mark Kennedy Few films in memory have squandered so much acting talent in such a cliche-ridden, exploitative and dishonest way. It deserves its frozen grave. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019