Film Reviews

Dope Triumphs on the Big Screen

This film is a goofy, summer-loving goose chase, but also finds the joke in limited expectations and the triumph in exceeding them. Read story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Isn’t Very Original

Swedish director Roy Andersson tries to build a new kind of feature film experience and doesn’t really succeed. Read story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Overnight Goes for Relatable and Ridiculous

The film is more of “aren’t people weird” than laugh-out-loud funny. Read story.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Inside Out Hits it Out of the Park

The new Pixar is testament to something more than just how emotions run lives. Read story.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jurassic World Roars into Theaters

The fourth installation of the dino series isn’t brilliant, but it is vintage. Read story.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Spy Delivers Laughs

Melissa McCarthy’s latest film is an outrageous ride filled with great characters, goofy gore, and more twists than any windy rue de Paris. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Love & Mercy Reveals Brian Wilson’s Worlds

Paul Dano and John Cusack play Beach Boy frontman past and future brilliantly. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Insidious: Chapter 3 Same Old Cheap Thrills

Horror franchise churns out same movie wrapped in different acting skins. Read story.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gemma Bovery Packs a Punch

While this film resembles Flaubert’s classic novel, it differs in its message. Read story.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

San Andreas Reviewed

This film plays on popular fears: A Big One will tear the Golden State into nuggets. Read story.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Say Goodbye to Aloha

Cameron Crowe’s romantic drama should be tossed into a Hawaiian volcano. Read story.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Disney’s latest film makes an appeal for a better world. Read story.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Poltergeist Reimagined

This remake isn’t scarier nor does it delve into new territory. Read story.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Far from the Madding Crowd

This retelling of Thomas Hardy’s novel maintains the pastoral gentility of the genre without drowning it in sappy sentiment. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Director George Miller blends the truly hideous with the spectacularly beautiful in this fourth installment. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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