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 →

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 →

The Big Sick Review

Don’t sleep on this one: without hesitation, The Big Sick is among the master class of 2017. This quirky romance effortlessly glides over nearly everything we’ve seen this year with grace and class. It’s a masterful execution within a genre typically characterized by cliché, and it’s an easy contender for sweeping the floor come awards... 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 →

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