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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

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

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

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

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 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

Black Mass

Black Mass

If Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton were not present, if their roles had been cast with actors of lesser stature, ability, and charisma, Black Mass would 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

No Escape

No Escape

Some filmmakers should stay within their creative comfort zone. For writer/director John Erick Dowdle, the horror genre has been very good to him. Sure, As Above, 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 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