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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

The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie

Is there was a near perfect between baby boomer nostalgia and new era kiddy appreciation, The Peanuts Movie may be it. It tells a tale familiar Read More

Room

Room

There is enough weight in the surface premise of Room to carry a film on its own. A young woman is held captive in a tight 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

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

Wildlike

Wildlike

Too many films get assigned the term “coming of age,” an overused catch-all for any story in which a young man or woman experiences something new. 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

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

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

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is the perfect film for the people who made it. Oscar winning director Danny Boyle loves dreamers and people who think big. His films 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

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

Manson Family Vacation

Manson Family Vacation

Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass have leveraged their success to become something akin to indie-movie moguls, using their names as producers and presences as actors to Read More

The Forbidden Room

The Forbidden Room

The climactic moment of the 1963 Jerry Lewis film Who’s Minding the Store? features a turbo-charged vacuum cleaner inflated to Hindenburg-like proportions after sucking up the merchandise 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

Taxi

Taxi

Our country may be creativity bankrupt, corrupt and venal when it comes to filmmaking, and its filmmakers marked as victims and chumps (Keaton, Welles, von Stroheim and Read More