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Silence

Silence

There is no greater mystery to man than faith. Finding the ability to believe in a higher power when reality constantly contradicts those ideals is at Read More

Fences

Fences

As a potential film project, August Wilson’s Fences has been kicking around for a while. There was even talk of comedian Eddie Murphy making his “serious” Read More

Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed

Here we go again. Apparently, Hollywood has yet to get the message about movies based on videogames–to wit, they usually aren’t very good–and is insisting on Read More

Patriots Day

Patriots Day

There’s a problem at the core of Patriots Day, a problem that other critics have decried and criticized. For the most part, Peter Berg’s love letter Read More

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

There hasn’t been a movie as contrived and cockeyed as Collateral Beauty. It has the kind of story that only producers in a pitch meeting can Read More

Kill Ratio

Kill Ratio

Remember when the big screen action hero ruled the box office? When an Ah-nold or a Sly stepped into a multimillion dollar project and pushed the Read More

Abattoir

Abattoir

Love his work or hate it, but Darren Lynn Bousman deserves some credit for where horror is today. Back in the beginning, before Saw was nothing Read More

Bad Moms

Bad Moms

We’ve have bad grandpas and bad bachelors (aka The Hangover films). We’ve seen bad Santas, bad teachers, and bad boys. Now it’s the maternal side of Read More

Lights Out

Lights Out

For many, a fear of the dark trumps all other possible phobias. Maybe it’s the unknown that gets the hairs standing up on the back of Read More

Free State Of Jones

Free State Of Jones

Imagine the most dull and lifeless history lecture you’ve ever sat through. Now add awards season aspirations, Civil War revisionist ambitions, and a weird desire to Read More

Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence

It plays on a familiar trope–the mismatched odd couple. It features two of the most popular stars on the planet–comedian Kevin Hart and franchise savior Dwayne Read More

The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2

James Wan is a modern master of horror. The Conjuring 2 is proof positive of this fact. Sure, you can point to his previous canon, with Read More

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane

When is a sequel not a sequel? When it’s the terrifically claustrophobic cat and mouse thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane. A psychological cousin to the famed found footage Read More