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Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

Are you a fan of Dark Shadows? No, not the Johnny Depp disaster from a few years back, but the original ABC soap opera from the Read More

Spectre

Spectre

Purists are going to hate Spectre. It messes with the James Bond mythos is such significant, post-millennial ways that it is bound to make those who’ve Read More

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

There is the bright-eyed, boundless adventurer version of Steven Spielberg and the classical, historically reverent version of Steven Spielberg. Both are relentlessly old-fashioned, almost Rockwellian in Read More

The Last Witch Hunter

The Last Witch Hunter

The title alone suggest something spectacular, and we’ve been down this path before with both a certain teen vampire slayer and a collection of comic ghost 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

Goosebumps

Goosebumps

Goosebumps is the kind of kid’s movie they just don’t make anymore. Parents are too overly protective of their children to let them experience the giddy Read More

Everest

Everest

There is one – just one – sequence in the first act of Everest that cuts directly to the core of the film’s humanity. In the Read More

Jem and the Holograms

Jem and the Holograms

She’s truly outrageous. She’s an ’80s icon who turned many a little girl (and the occasional boy) into a self-loving example of overcoming obstacles and believing Read More

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2

The misunderstood monsters of Hotel Transylvania are back — though it’s not like anyone was really asking for a return. But after the international box office Read More

The Martian

The Martian

We critics love to throw around the cliched review adage “the thinking man’s (blank)” as a means of differentiating between pure entertainment and something with a Read More

Sinister 2

Sinister 2

How do you prefer your Sinister? Do you like the notion of mysterious Super 8 films spilling snuff-like visions of death out over an intriguing and Read More

Experimenter

Experimenter

In the early 1960s, researcher Stanley Milgram conducted a series of social experiments that are still discussed decades after his career and life. A test subject Read More

The Green Inferno

The Green Inferno

The Green Inferno is actually two movies. It’s two distinct ideas that don’t mesh well together, and as a result, detract from each other’s potential. One Read More

Sicario

Sicario

There is so much to admire in Sicario that it seems wrong to confess I could never fully engage with it. I kept trying to find Read More

The Visit

The Visit

There are several factors working against The Visit, first and foremost is that it’s latest from M. Night Shyamalan, a filmmaker whose recent output has suggested Read More

The Walk

The Walk

The Walk is split into two disparate halves – the half Robert Zemeckis passionately wanted to make, and the half he had to make in order Read More

Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47

You don’t have to know anything about the videogame version of this character to appreciate what is being done in Hitman Agent 47. You don’t even Read More