Home / Movie Reviews
Category: Movie Reviews

They/Them Review: John Logan's Slasher Suffers From An Identity Crisis

Satisfying as it is for the film to directly take aim at dangerous institutions, there is sadness in knowing this horror couldn't find a happy middle.

Read more

Stowaway Review: A Great Cast Can’t Overcome An Uninspiring Script

In his feature debut, Whitebloom struggles to bring the excitement into his heist film, Stowaway, like he’s done with his music videos.

Read more

Prey Review: Predator Franchise Is Revived In Efficient & Violent Thriller

A lean action thriller, Prey takes Predator back to its ultraviolent roots and proves itself as a worthy entry in the franchise's mythology.

Read more

Luck Review: Apple TV+ Movie Has Equal Parts Heart, Humor & Visual Flair

While short on laugh-out-loud moments, Luck is charming and whimsical, with a voice cast that brings their distinct talents to the film.

Read more

Bullet Train Review: A Stylish & Blood-Soaked Parade Of Crowd-Pleasing Payoffs

Bullet Train is a laugh-a-minute action romp, packed with fun characters, electric fight choreography, and (on occasion) surprisingly earnest emotion.

Read more

'The Duff' Review

The Duff makes timely points about self-love, body image, and modern relationships but falls short of becoming a teen drama classic.

Read more

'Strange Magic' Review

Strange Magic may be a pretty picture that the kids can sing along to, but within the larger spectrum of animated features it is pretty forgettable.

Read more

'Before I Go to Sleep' Review

Before I Go to Sleep does little to redefine the psychological thriller genre but still offers an intriguing central mystery that should keep viewers...

Read more

Rounding Review: Intriguing & Engaging Thriller Is Too Restrained [Tribeca]

Despite a solid performance from the film’s lead and an interesting character arc, Rounding gets a bit lost in all it’s trying to accomplish.

Read more

Sharp Stick Review: Froseth's Stellar Performance Saves Dunham's Clunky Script

Sharp Stick is charming thanks to great performances, but the lopsided script doesn’t reach its full potential.

Read more

DC League of Super-Pets Review: Johnson & Hart Lose Their Magic

Though DC League of Super-Pets tries to impart lessons about friendship and vulnerability, the characters and story outside Krypto feel half-baked.

Read more

Purple Hearts Review: A Compelling Premise Is Undermined By Sappy Writing

It is easy to see the potential, but Purple Hearts leans into over-sentimentality, with narrative tricks designed to trigger tears & subdue thinking.

Read more

Thirteen Lives Review: Thai Cave Rescue Gets Detailed & Gripping Retelling

While certain elements feel underdeveloped, Thirteen Lives is an affecting look at one of the most incredible events of the past decade.

Read more

Not Okay Review: Zoey Deutch Charms As Unlikable Social Media Fame-Chaser

Zoey Deutch shines as the (mostly) unlikable lead in Not Okay, an incisive and entertaining satire of social media influencers and fame.

Read more

A Love Song Review: Sparse Western Romance Is Saved By Dickey's Performance

Directed by Max Silverman, A Love Song is a quiet but stirring fable about reunions, love, and time set against the backdrop of the American West.

Read more

Vengeance Review: Novak's Podcast Movie is Full of Great Ideas That Don't Quite Connect

Vengeance is thoughtful and humorous - packed with B.J. Novak's caustic social commentary - but still struggles to say something truly memorable.

Read more

Allswell Review: Character-Driven Drama Is Poignant & Moving [Tribeca]

The film brings the drama, but it’s never overdone & the performances from the cast elevate the material, adding dimensions to the characters’...

Read more

The Good Neighbor Review: Rhys Meyers Steals The Show In Flawed Thriller

The Good Neighbor struggles with convenient plot points and inconsistent characterization, yet is still a thrilling ride thanks to its menacing...

Read more

Mark Hamill Jokingly Tells Star Wars Fans to Not Buy Certain Luke Skywalker Merch

Mark Hamill jokingly calls out models of Luke's lost hand insensitive on Twitter, urging fans to stop buying Luke Skywalker's dismemberment merch.

Read more

Nude Tuesday Review: Things Get Funny & Weird In Entertaining Comedy [Tribeca]

Nude Tuesday is incredibly entertaining and, though the central premise starts to wane after a while, the story picks back up as it nears its end.

Read more

Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying Review: Underwhelming Comedy Lacks Heart [Tribeca]

While there are moments that work & the cast has a lot of chemistry together, Wes Schlagenhauf is Dying never reaches its story or comedic potential.

Read more

Brian & Charles Review: A Charming, Funny & Heartfelt Comedy About Friendship

Brian and Charles is a soothing, lighthearted, and warm story about friendship and connection that is strengthened by its titular characters.

Read more

Abandoned Review: Disappointing Horror Movie Needed To Pick A Lane

Abandoned has a few things in its favor, but a disappointing conclusion obscures them while making the movie's flaws even more prominent.

Read more

Rise Review: An Emotional & Charming Tale About The Rise Of NBA Legends

Rise is a solid biopic that aims to celebrate the cherished memories the Antetokounmpos have & their continued success as a united & happy family.

Read more

Murder At Yellowstone City Review: Compelling Western Undercut By Tired Tropes

Despite the pieces adding up to an intriguing adventure at the center, the story fumbles when under pressure and regurgitates tired concepts.

Read more

Flux Gourmet Review: Butterfield & Christie Lead Creepy, Skin-Crawling Indie

The themes of artistry and pretension are so perfectly executed that many of the film's perceived flaws could also be seen as winking at the audience.

Read more

Cryo Review: Clever Ending Can’t Make Up For Paper-Thin Characters

While not without merit, Cryo is so bland for most of its runtime that not even a transformative ending makes for a net-positive viewing experience.

Read more

Elvis Review: What Luhrmann's Biopic Lacks In Depth It Makes Up For In Style

The film is beautiful & has an electric energy, especially during Elvis’ performances, but it can't maintain the same enthusiasm it started with.

Read more

Latest 20