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 →

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 →

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 →

War for the Planet of the Apes Review

The age of apes is upon us. Matt Reeves’ staggering conclusion to the groundbreaking trilogy of Apes films is an uproarious coup d’état that shatters the blockbuster status quo. Mankind has been upstaged in a powerhouse epic that propels motion capture effects to their apex, and boasts a tour de force performance from Andy Serkis.... Continue Reading →

47 Meters Down Review

For as far as Jaws rip-offs go, 47 Meters Down is a cut above the norm. The superficial characters and absurd plot contrivances are standard for the genre, but the brave experimentation and effective scare tactics will easily keep viewers out of the water this summer. 47 Meters Down was originally intended for a direct-to-DVD... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

I never would have believed it, but Sony Pictures has successfully sold me on a new Spider-Man. Considering the newest incarnation of the web-crawler is the third manifestation of the character in only 15 years, the proficiency with which Marvel has succeeded with this reboot is a profound feat that is not to be ignored.... Continue Reading →

Baby Driver Review

Ladies and gentleman, we have a new classic. Edgar Wright’s stunning concoction of music and vivacity bestows a lavish buffet of thrills that will pin you to your seat and won’t let go. It is sure to prevail among the summer’s finest, and it will be an easy contender for one of the best of... Continue Reading →

Despicable Me 3 Review

Oh, Despicable Me. It’s happened. The law of diminishing returns has finally caught up with you. You were once a clever, oddball, little fun-packed feature, but the demands of studio executives sapped your spark like so many before you. Despicable Me 3 is the fourth installment, including the prequel Minions, to Illumination Entertainment’s flagship franchise.... Continue Reading →

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