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War Dogs

War Dogs

Todd Phillips does his best Scorsese approximation with War Dogs, but his shtick of celebrating dudes doing dumb, horrible things is much better suited for The Read More

Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone follows all commandments etched on the ancient tablets that guide biopic and boxing movie convention. The humble beginnings, the rise to prominence, the Read More

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

No longer does Toy Story get to claim sole credit for generating a Pixar sequel that surpasses the original. Finding Dory, the latest tentpole from the Read More

Sausage Party

Sausage Party

Playing as if it were conceived while watching Pixar movies through a cloud of bong smoke – and considering the filmmakers that’s a distinct possibility, Sausage Read More

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond pulls off an impressive balancing act. It’s at once a spectacle-filled modern blockbuster, in line with the first two films of the 21st 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

Nerve

Nerve

Ironic that a would-be sensationalistic, teen-tantric cyber thriller like Nerve would help me crystallize a long-gestating theory on high-concept polemics, but things happen. In essence, it’s Read More

Cafe Society

Cafe Society

After years of making movies in and about Europe, Woody Allen’s latest film marks a firm return to his old stomping grounds of New York and Read More

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

There are dual responsibilities for anyone reviewing Ghostbusters: one must address the ridiculous misogynist controversy that has leached itself onto the movie’s existence, and also do Read More

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse is a catastrophic event for the mutant superhero franchise. The series reached an apex with 2014’s Days of Future Past, which successfully merged two 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 Neon Demon

The Neon Demon

If Nicolas Winding Refn’s films were as emotionally engaging as they are visually lavish, they could be profound pieces of work. Unfortunately, as enthralling as The Read More

The Shallows

The Shallows

Gossip Girl versus great white isn’t nearly as cool as it sounds. In The Shallows, the battle of wills between Blake Lively and a merciless killing Read More