Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Reviews of films currently in theaters

Amidst the debate surrounding the lack of diversity in film, Lionsgate releases "Dirty Grandpa", a racist, misogynistic, homophobic mess, complete with a child molestation...

There is a great sketch by Monty Python called “The Bookshop” where a man tries to buy books by authors with familiar names. ...

I don’t know that the Owls that pop up occasionally in J Blakeson’s film adaptation of Rick Yancey young adult novel ‘’The 5th Wave’’...

As a young man, I often accompanied my parents to the drive-in to see movies I probably wasn’t old enough to see. My...

With 52% of all marriages in America ending in divorce, the plot of “Daddy’s Home” may resonate more than the filmmakers thought. Brad...

Growing up a teenager in the 70’s, the dominant football team was the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were stocked with hall of fame players,...

No matter what genre Quentin Tarantino works in he's first and foremost a writer of dialogue, letting the motivations and words of characters drive...

38 years ago…in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas introduced the world to what would become one of the most beloved film series...

You've got to wonder if it's brave or just downright stupid to release comedy flick "Sisters" against the highly anticipated (that's probably an understatement)...

70s archetypes come together in this slow moving relationship drama from director Angelina Jolie. It stars Jolie and Brad Pitt as a married couple...

There was a time when any commercial thriller set in Australia made by Australian filmmakers was a cause for celebration in an industry that...

1820. We’re about to watch the purportedly harrowing story that would ultimately inspire the book Moby Dick. Cue the splashy sounds, rock the boat...

This movie doesn't pretend to be anything except from the glossy, prestigious, well-dressed love story it turns out to be, but you might have...

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie as three thirtysomethings on one last Christmas bender, The Night Before delivers a predictable but enjoyable...

Belgian filmmaker Jaco van Dormael crafted one of the best films of 2009 (the whole 2000s, actually) with ''Mr Nobody'', and the way the...

The Austin Powers movies were good, but this is director Jay Roach's true niche – finding actors who look somewhat like historical figures and...

A group of boys gather around a couple of youngsters inside a juvenile facility. Suddenly the one surrounded takes charge, dropping his tormentor...

65 million years ago a rogue meteor hit the earth, changing the world drastically. One of the big changes was the extinction of...

You can't help but feel like you're watching ''Steve Jobs'' Part 4 when this movie starts, and the content doesn't do a real lot...

This low-fi period piece will remind you of several other high quality, awards-worthy dramas about pivotal moments in history you don't know the full...

Boston. 1976. In a small police station we overhear a woman speaking with a man. In another room sits a priest....

The good news is that "Spectre" gets everything that was good about ''Skyfall'' and ''Casino Royale'' right and avoids the mistakes of ''Quantum of...

The holidays are the time to rekindle friendships and spend with your family.  Unless you’re the Coopers.  After spending time with them you won’t...

It was the major story on the news five years ago.  Thirty-three workers trapped a half-mile below the earth in a gold mine in...

If you don't know anything about the plot of Room, you'll be surprised to learn how long it is before you realise what a...

A man stands behind a non-descript counter in a New Orleans restaurant. His hands are a blur as he shucks oysters. One...

It's probably impossible for Steven Spielberg to make a bad movie at this point, but ''Bridge of Spies'' is another one that'll make you...

Why was I keen to see "Freeheld"? Was it the star power of Julianne Moore and Ellen Page? Was it the current relevancy of...

Let me say right at the start that I am a big Vin Diesel fan. While the majority of his movies are not...

Hallmarks of the movement ''The Green Inferno'' is an homage to are shoddy scripting and acting, so it's hard to understand why the sub-par...

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