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High-Rise

High-Rise

The opening scene of High-Rise reveals that the discord between social classes in the titular housing development turns chaotic, to put it mildly. It’s getting back Read More

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is four terrible movies in one. Or, more accurately, it’s four rough outlines for terrible movies smashed together into one long, disjointed, aggressively unfunny Read More

Green Room

Green Room

Green Room is a relentless thriller. Writer/director Jeremy Saulnier cares not for our nerves nor our tolerance of sudden, grisly violence. He does care, however, about Read More

Criminal

Criminal

Maybe Ryan Reynolds and body swap movies just don’t mix. The Change-Up was an abysmal comedy, last year’s Self/Less was a middle of the road sci-fi Read More

Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry

When bloody, entirely first person POV shoot ‘em up (and slash ‘em up, flamethrower ‘em up, plier ‘em up, etc.) Hardcore Henry debuted on the festival Read More

Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!! is billed as a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused, and Richard Linklater wastes no time inviting comparisons to his classic hangout movie. Read More

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

The makers of Eddie the Eagle stick firmly to the blueprints of a sports underdog story, building a satisfactory yet unremarkable take on unlikely British ski Read More

Ride Along 2

Ride Along 2

Much like its predecessor, Ride Along 2 hints at the chemistry between a scowling Ice Cube and motormouth Kevin Hart, but does little to capitalize on Read More

The Revenant

The Revenant

The Revenant is absolutely beautiful to behold; it’s just not a great film. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki may very well win his third consecutive Oscar – following Read More

Sisters

Sisters

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are great individually and even better together, so it’s not a surprise that they’re very funny as polar opposite siblings in Read More

The Big Short

The Big Short

Based on Michael Lewis’ bestseller on the financial crisis of the 2000s, The Big Short’s oxymoron-ish title fits the scope of the collapse and the energetic Read More

Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq

It may seem weird that an Ancient Greek playwright known for comedy receives a writing credit on a 2015 Spike Lee film focusing on the epidemic Read More

Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s classic novel is remarkably rich and ripe for adaptation, as evidenced by the laundry list of productions using the tale as inspiration. There have Read More

Creed

Creed

There are a few key dramatic moments in Creed when Bill Conti’s iconic Rocky score kicks in, but it’s only for a note or two before Read More

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

The Funny Games-ish shenanigans of Knock Knock skew too goofy to be suspenseful and too routine to be edgy. When two determined young women threaten the Read More