Logan Lucky Review

Welcome back, Mr. Soderbergh. Like Daniel Craig’s squirrelly convicted safecracker Joe Bang, the lure of a big score has lured the elusive artisan out of the shadows and back to mainstream filmmaking. The director has ended his hiatus with another satisfying round of his fine-tuned recipe for heist flicks, and his method shows no signs... Continue Reading →

Annabelle: Creation Review

As if you needed further proof that dolls are creepy, this summer’s Annabelle installment is topping the box office once again. This weekend the haunted toy scored 35 million, more than doubling its budget in only the first few days. If The Twilight Zone, Poltergeist, Dead Silence and the Chucky franchise weren’t enough, Annabelle: Creation... Continue Reading →

The Glass Castle Review

Jeannette Walls grew up under severely tumultuous circumstances. As the second-oldest of three daughters and one son to two deeply irresponsible parents, Jeannette spent her childhood constantly on the move. After years of poverty-stricken hunger and contention with an erratic patriarch, the siblings managed to break away and forge new lives for themselves. Jeannette became... Continue Reading →

The Dark Tower Review

Despite an intriguing premise, two terrific leads, rich source material, and a decade of development, the film adaptation of The Dark Tower is an utter slog. It’s a shame too – with a TV series and sequel in the works, this could have been a captivating introduction to Stephen King’s most intricate world. Perhaps a... Continue Reading →

Detroit Review

Oscar season is officially here. In addition to The Big Sick, July has delivered another serious best picture contender, this time from master director Kathryn Bigelow. Detroit, however, is far from casual entertainment. Its subject matter will leave you shocked, agitated, exhausted and infuriated, but in the vein of films like Schindler’s List – it... Continue Reading →

Atomic Blonde Review

If you’re a junkie for pure action cinema, Atomic Blonde is the movie for you. This slick Cold War-era espionage firecracker delivers jaw-dropping practical stunts in set pieces with meticulous detail. The savage Charlize Theron doesn’t disappoint in her long-overdue starring action role in a platform that is finally worthy of her talents. Atomic Blonde... Continue Reading →

The Emoji Movie Review

Welcome to the most atrocious money grab of 2017. Sony Pictures Animation’s newest offering scrapes the absolute bottom of the barrel with a shameless exploitation of pop culture. Devoid of imagination, wit, laughs, originality, dignity, or any resemblance of inspiration at all, The Emoji Movie is a formidable contender for worst movie of the year.... Continue Reading →

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. French film director Luc Besson’s sci-fi spectacle Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is his most expensive, and riskiest production yet. With a bewildering deep mythology, and problematic casting eclipsed by garish special effects, this French comic adaptation faces a difficult road winning the property... Continue Reading →

Dunkirk Review

Christopher Nolan is back with another bombshell. If you’ve lost hope this summer, surrounded by tired sequels and reboots, there's good news: deliverance has arrived - a breathtaking war epic that both reinvents the genre, and sheds light on a crucial point in history that is too often ignored. Christopher Nolan is one of the... Continue Reading →

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