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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Experimenter

Experimenter

In the early 1960s, researcher Stanley Milgram conducted a series of social experiments that are still discussed decades after his career and life. A test subject 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

Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47

You don’t have to know anything about the videogame version of this character to appreciate what is being done in Hitman Agent 47. You don’t even 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 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

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

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