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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

Forsaken

Forsaken

Westerns were once a dime a dozen, but they’ve become less common in recent years. One reason for this is surely the fact that there are only so Read More

Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2

They say good things come to those who wait. So how do you tell the fans of box office mediocrity turned home video cult classic Zoolander Read More

Deadpool

Deadpool

If you’re sick and tired of the never-ending stream of superhero movies clogging your local Cineplex, Deadpool is the movie for you. If you’ve grown weary Read More

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

As perhaps our greatest living American filmmakers, the Coen brothers are known for a lot of things. Comedy, sadly, is not at the top of the Read More

Southbound

Southbound

Horror anthology films are often inconsistent in terms of both tone and quality, with segments that often feel like separate, unrelated movies simply packaged together (in Read More

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

If The Perfect Storm taught us anything, it’s that audiences love a liquid look at Mother Nature’s destructive force. A rolling sea, a bunch of basic, Read More

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3

By the third movie in any kid vid franchise, you’re likely to be more The Land Before Time than Toy Story. Yet, DreamWorks’ delightful Kung Fu Panda series Read More

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

The title says it all. After the success of Twilight and The Hunger Games–and the failure of film after film trying to capture the same YA Read More