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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

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

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

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

Digging for Fire

Digging for Fire

After creating his loose brand of independent film for about a decade – including five features in the past three years – Joe Swanberg seemed poised Read More

American Ultra

American Ultra

American Ultra is a fun, creative little lark of a movie… that also frequently takes dark detours and mires in nasty ultraviolence. It’s a bit of 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