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The House (2017)

The House (2017)

There is probably no funnier human on the planet than Will Ferrell. When he’s on, your gut will literally bust with laughter. Even in a bad Read More

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

It would be reductive to refer to Atomic Blonde as simply a “Female James Bond.” The film is far more rough-and-tumble than that, and also more Read More

The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie

Want proof that Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? Well, you could always look over the releases from the last few months and conclude that (a) Read More

Person to Person

Person to Person

With its separate alternating stories, Dustin Guy Defa’s Person to Person at first seems like it might be the hipster version of intersecting-narrative dramas like Crash Read More

Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear opens with footage of a children’s show about a bear who travels around the galaxy fighting evil while preaching life lessons. Through the VHS Read More

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

There is no doubt about Christopher Nolan’s current status as an auteur. He created the modern superhero film with his operatic take on Batman, and with Read More

Girls Trip

Girls Trip

Tyler Perry proved it. Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have further confirmed the fact. With its lack of diversity and desire Read More

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

The world’s worst supervillain turned secret agent and his Minions still whip up some laughs in Despicable Me 3, but this film could have been way Read More

Wish Upon

Wish Upon

Wish Upon isn’t just a tired horror retread, it’s been tranquilized and sleepwalks through every lame development. None of its recycled ideas are explored in a Read More

The Little Hours

The Little Hours

The Little Hours sources a story from “The Decameron” and puts it through a Monty Python/Mel Brooks filter, using modern (and very foul) language to expose Read More

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright has always used carefully calculated technique to create a sense of effortless whimsy in his films. Whether utilizing crash zooms, persistent soundtrack cues, or Read More

War Machine

War Machine

With his right eye in a near-perpetual scowl and a gruff voice, Brad Pitt stomps through War Machine as a general used to carrying high stakes Read More

Rough Night

Rough Night

Rough Night is the first actually-funny comedy of the summer, but that’s not even its defining achievement. It is also the most gleefully transgressive comedy in Read More

Cars 3

Cars 3

The Cars movies have always been outliers in Pixar’s filmography. They’re missing that combination of wit and dramatic themes that appeal to both kids and adults. Read More

47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down

“How deep are we?!” “47 meters.” The above is an exchange from 47 Meters Down, the latest entry in the ever-expanding subgenre of sharksploitation. The film, Read More

The Mummy (2017)

The Mummy (2017)

The “Dark Universe” has begun with a big dud. The Mummy, the first building block in Universal’s new cinematic world inhabited by the studio’s classic movie Read More