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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

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

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

The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy is nothing special. It’s your average, everyday domestic thriller. It wouldn’t be out of place among the flurry of post-Fatal Attraction knock-offs that Read More

The Intern

The Intern

The Intern is that quintessential Nancy Meyers film, so identifiable that it feels like it was made from a template. The cast is led by an Read More

Pan

Pan

Pan‘s problems all stem from one undeniable reality — the rest of the world loves this kind of cloying eye candy a whole lot more than Read More

War Room

War Room

Alex and Stephen Kendrick are the Joel and Ethan Coen of the Christian movie scene. The brothers made a name for themselves with the independent faith-based Read More

Ted 2

Ted 2

When last we left the characters of Seth MacFarlane’s surprise hit Ted, the foul-mouthed animated Teddy Bear and his gal pal, Tami-Lynn (a terrific Jessica Barth) Read More

Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Failure seemed imminent on Ant-Man after Edgar Wright, the man whose skewed perspective, anarchic sense of humor, and whiz-bang visual style promised to breathe vibrant life 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

Minions

Minions

Minions is the cinematic equivalent of someone offering an origin story to Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompas. It’s Igor’s time to shine, an 88 minute journey into Read More

The Transporter: Refueled

The Transporter: Refueled

Can the Transporter franchise survive without the chrome-domed dynamic which is human adrenal gland Jason Statham? In three films (not the equally unnecessary TV series), the Read More

Amy

Amy

Before becoming a punch line for tabloid-huffing, talkshow-loving misery vampires, Amy Winehouse wasn’t just a star talent, she was a constellation unto herself. Bursting into the Read More

Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

A few weeks ago, the trailer for Goodnight Mommy became a bit of an online sensation, with various web outlets declaring it one of the scariest Read More