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The Invitation

The Invitation

Sure, dinner parties can get awkward, but The Invitation takes it to all new levels of social discomfort. Small talk and big boozing are nothing compared Read More

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is a vivid, colorful, action-packed contradiction. Its uniquely modern cinematic environment blends hyper-realistic CG with purposely artificial animation. Its story merges propulsive action Read More

Criminal

Criminal

Maybe Ryan Reynolds and body swap movies just don’t mix. The Change-Up was an abysmal comedy, last year’s Self/Less was a middle of the road sci-fi Read More

The Boss

The Boss

The only thing separating The Boss from a standard, nauseating Adam Sandler film is the lingering belief that there be some inherent quality to anything Melissa Read More

Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry

When bloody, entirely first person POV shoot ‘em up (and slash ‘em up, flamethrower ‘em up, plier ‘em up, etc.) Hardcore Henry debuted on the festival Read More

The Break-In

The Break-In

Everyone knows about big Hollywood releases like Batman v Superman  and Zootopia. And many people are aware that the independent scene provides lower-budget, buzz-worthy titles like Everybody Wants Some!! and My Name is Read More

Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!! is billed as a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused, and Richard Linklater wastes no time inviting comparisons to his classic hangout movie. Read More

Allegiant

Allegiant

Perhaps one shouldn’t be surprised by an overall lack of quality in a homogenized YA adaptation, but given the relative acceptability of its two predecessors, it’s Read More

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane

When is a sequel not a sequel? When it’s the terrifically claustrophobic cat and mouse thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane. A psychological cousin to the famed found footage Read More

Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

Terrence Malick has earned the enviable reputation of an unadulterated, undeniable genius. His films attract the industry’s top talent based on his name alone. Knight of Read More

London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen

We learned three years ago that, even as the last legitimate superpower, the United States and its sitting President were easily targeted for terrorist attack. First, Read More

Zootopia

Zootopia

Boy, is Zootopia a direct shot of unabashed liberalism. Disney Animation’s latest in-house creation (not a Pixar production that Disney distributes) is more fervent about its Read More

Triple 9

Triple 9

Triple 9 is the kind of terrible movie that can only be made by a bunch of really talented people. Its sting is not merely because it’s Read More

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

The makers of Eddie the Eagle stick firmly to the blueprints of a sports underdog story, building a satisfactory yet unremarkable take on unlikely British ski Read More

A Country Called Home

A Country Called Home

A troubled, directionless young person is forced by tragedy to return to their hometown (or some other remote location), where quirky relatives and new acquaintances unknowingly Read More