Star Trek Beyond (2016)
"Is Beyond better than the previous two versions? Not at all. Is Beyond a solid action film with the franchise's signature wit and social relevance? Absolutely. Is Beyond terribly predictable? Without a doubt. Will anyone care? Nope! "
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
"Any solid acting moments from Saldana or David Oyelowo are ruined whenever a blotchy, darkened, clay-ish face pops on screen. Zoe Saldana looks more like an X-Men character than the High Priestess of Soul. "
"It's fascinating to see Stallone hand over his franchise to a Black director and Black lead, especially in an era where films are being whitewashed and movie studios still refusing to accept the buying power of African-American audiences. "
A Ballerina's Tale (2015)
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015)
Jurassic World (2015)
" The characters are secondary to the CGI dinosaurs, which is the root of Jurassic's problem. But if you enjoyed the CGI'ed wasteland of Godzilla and Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World will not disappoint. "
"We lost Amy four years ago next month. In 27 years, she, for better or for worse, became the jazz singers she worshiped, like Billie Holiday. The movie is a respectful homage to the late, great jazz diva and, thus far, the best doc of 2015. "
Run All Night (2015)
" Movies about human-like robots are plentiful and director Neill Blomkamp, who is known for his dystopian stories of the future, adds nothing new to the narrative - except a killer mullet from Hugh Jackman. "
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
American Sniper (2015)
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Taken 3 (2015)
Death Metal Angola (2014)
"Death Metal Angola is not another doc that depicts Africans as unruly or uncivilized. Instead, Xida highlighted their gifts, poetry and honesty. This isn't a film about war in an African country, it is a story of how music saves anyone, anywhere. "
The Babadook (2014)
Life Itself (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)
Into The Storm (2014)
Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014)
Get On Up (2014)
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
"Liam Neeson is the granddaddy of action films. The Oscar winner's stoic, deep-voiced, monotone, but - most importantly - likable demeanor is consistently entertaining. You want him to win and he always does. "
20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
"The unforgettable film highlights the stories of gifted vocalists who pray their time is going to come, which transcends the music industry. Isn't that what most of us hope for? In many ways, we all start in the background. "
"'Blackfish' proves in our pseudo-reality, entertainment-hungry world that the art of documenting is not lost. Docs can still create change - and for SeaWorld, the perception of the theme park is forever changed. "
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
"The film shows homophobia, racism and sexism indirectly affects all of us - even when you believe you're not one of 'those people.' You never know the circumstances in life that might make you one of 'them.' One of the best films of the year. "
"There is a bold joy in the film, which can be credited to Mister and Pete, played wonderfully by Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon. Their childlike innocence but adult sensitivities gave the flick an undeniable heart. "
12 Years a Slave (2013)
"Equally grisly and beautiful, '12 Years' is the reason why films are made. A movie you must-see, no matter how gory or violent. McQueen strangles the psychosis of racism, forcing the viewer to witness ugliness with no escape. A modern day masterpiece. "
Winnie Mandela (2013)
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
The Call (2013)
The Conjuring (2013)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
World War Z (2013)
"Zombies in Philly, zombies in Jerusalem - even zombies in the projects of Newark! Innovative and terrifying - 'World War Z' is arguably the best zombie film since 1968's 'Night of the Living Dead.' "
Man of Steel (2013)
"Mr. Kent somberly wanders the Midwest, pondering the struggles of being an incredibly handsome alien with perfect hair, steel pecs and a natural six pack. The film struggles, never finding the balance of action and the 'deep' storyline. "
Call Me Kuchu (2013)