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Vacation (2015)

Vacation (2015)

In this era of incessant sequels and long-dormant reboots of classic franchises, the common response from those of us who starve for originality is to ask Read More

Pixels

Pixels

Pixels is about as entertaining as a video game-based action comedy produced by and starring Adam Sandler can be. That is to say, working from a Read More

Southpaw

Southpaw

Southpaw struggles. It has the weight of one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performances, but a pedigree that wastes it under a sea of cinematic melodrama. A Read More

Trainwreck

Trainwreck

The RomCom gets a reprieve from its status on cinematic Death Row with Trainwreck. Amy Schumer, this year’s humor “it” girl has crafted a brilliant starring Read More

Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Failure seemed imminent on Ant-Man after Edgar Wright, the man whose skewed perspective, anarchic sense of humor, and whiz-bang visual style promised to breathe vibrant life Read More

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

A great performance can elevate even the most mediocre film, the joy one gets in watching an actor or actress at the top of their craft Read More

Minions

Minions

Minions is the cinematic equivalent of someone offering an origin story to Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompas. It’s Igor’s time to shine, an 88 minute journey into Read More

The Gallows

The Gallows

When will Hollywood stop with the found footage horror film? Better yet, when will audiences stop paying for them? The Blair Witch Project is now over Read More

Cartel Land

Cartel Land

Cartel Land’s telling of the Mexican drug war is enough to set Donald Trump’s floppy hair on fire. Matthew Heineman‘s courageous documentary examines three factions within Read More

Amy

Amy

Before becoming a punch line for tabloid-huffing, talkshow-loving misery vampires, Amy Winehouse wasn’t just a star talent, she was a constellation unto herself. Bursting into the Read More

Terminator: Genesys

Terminator: Genesys

The problem with Terminator: Genesys arrives with the first scenes, stays with the film throughout the convoluted rewrite of the franchise’s mythology, and remains after the Read More

Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL

Somewhere, in a studio suite overlooking LaLa Land, a high paid suit is sitting in his (or her) comfy chair, trying to find that last great Read More

Ted 2

Ted 2

When last we left the characters of Seth MacFarlane’s surprise hit Ted, the foul-mouthed animated Teddy Bear and his gal pal, Tami-Lynn (a terrific Jessica Barth) Read More

Big Game

Big Game

The President’s in trouble, and it’s up to Snake Plissken to… no, wait. That’s Escape from New York. Okay, the President’s in trouble, and it’s up Read More

Felt

Felt

Felt is a filmic exercise in which the “narrative,” inasmuch as one even exists, is so embedded in the film’s formal properties that it becomes futile Read More

Inside Out

Inside Out

When the Pixar team is firing on all cylinders, the resulting films are state-of-the-art and revolutionary, both in terms of the visual immersion and the emotional Read More