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Irresistible Review: Jon Stewart’s New Political Comedy

Sketch comedy is hard. Really all comedy is hard, but sketch comedy is really hard – getting long in and out in...

The King of Staten Island Review

Judd Apatow has a long history of “Lovable Losers” in his work. All the way from Freaks and Geeks to The 40-Year-Old...

Scoob! Review: The New Animated Adventure

The glass-is-half-empty among us have been decrying the death of cinema for many years, triggered by the increasing focus on reinventing old...

Beastie Boys Story Review: The Apple TV+ Documentary

Spring, 1987. I’m a senior in high school. I’m sitting in the back seat of my friend Bill’s lime-green Chevy Nova. We’re...

Review of Hilary Brougher’s South Mountain

Somewhere, on the side of a mountain in the Appalachians, a family is gathering for its annual celebration. Somewhere, a family is...

True History of the Kelly Gang Review

No film based on a true story is really about it’s subject, or at least not wholly about it. Sure, there’s a...

Never Rarely Sometimes Always Review

For a long time complex subjects have had to be dealt with in allegory and obscurity, working around their subjects due to commercial and...

Onward Review: Pratt and Holland Go on a Fantasy Quest

There are particular buttons in a movie, that when I see them, automatically elicit an emotional response. It’s Pavlovian – if you make a...

The Invisible Man Review: As Disturbing as It Is Frightening

Horror, more than any other genre, it seems, has its hand directly on the pulse of the here and now. It has to be...

The Call of the Wild Review: Come for the Dog, Stay for Ford

Serious fans of Jack London’s The Call of the Wild novel will likely be disappointed in the latest adaptation by 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th...

Emma Review: The New Adaptation of the Jane Austen Novel

How do we know a story is a classic? Is it by the sheer universality of the characters or dialogue to the point where...

Downhill Review: The Force Majeure Remake with Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus

Even if Downhill wasn’t based on a unique (and acclaimed) Swedish film, it would suffer in comparison to everything around it. Being borne from...

Sonic the Hedgehog Review: The Video Game Comes to Life

As a refugee from another planet, Sonic the Hedgehog has spent most of his life in hiding on Earth. While he keeps himself hidden...

Birds of Prey Review: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Is Back

A funny thing happened on the way to my press screening to Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (and if...

The Rhythm Section Review: Is the Blake Lively Thriller Worth a Watch?

In The Rhythm Section, Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, whose family has been killed in a plane crash. That crash, however, was not an...

The Gentlemen Review: The New Guy Ritchie Action Comedy

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it? Or alter it in any way? This is generally the studio approach to creative decision making, and...

Dolittle Review: Is Robert Downey Jr.’s Kid’s Outing Worth a Watch?

If you were ever a kid, and we assume you were, you probably know about Dr. Dolittle, the man who could talk to animals....

Bad Boys for Life Review: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Are Back!

January tends to be a dumping ground for movies. Everyone’s wrapped up in awards talk, and studios are busy pushing their films for Oscar...

Just Mercy Review: The Story of Walter McMillan

Waaaayyyy back in what we call the Golden Age of Hollywood, it wouldn’t be unusual for studios to only release 50 or 60 films...

Underwater Review: Kristen Stewart Stars in the Sci-Fi Horror Film

Deep in the Marianas Trench, a group of subsea workers are drilling into the Earth’s crust 7 miles underwater. However, catastrophe strikes when some...

Little Women Review: The Best Adaptation of the Book

Little Women has been both a marvel and a frustration since it was written. An immortal story of young women growing to adulthood shorn...

Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker – A Look Now

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we took a look...

Cats Review: The Film Adaptation of the Stage Musical

There are good movies. There are bad movies. There are a lot of mediocre movies. And sometimes, just sometimes, there are movies which reach...

Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi – A Look Back

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we will be taking...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review

As someone who was there at the beginning that fateful summer of 1977, I've rode the highs and the lows of the Star Wars saga...

Spoiler-Free Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ends more than a franchise. It ends an era. Yes, we have The Mandalorian, and I love Baby Yoda...

Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens – A Look Back

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we will be taking...

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith – A Look Back

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we will be taking...

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones – A Look Back

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we will be taking...

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace – A Look Back

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we will be taking...

Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi – A Look Back

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we will be taking...

Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back – A Look Back

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we will be taking...

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope – A Look Back

In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga, we will be taking...

1917 Review: Sam Mendes Film Takes the Breath Away

As a war film, 1917 doesn’t have much in the way of new ideas to offer -- and maybe there aren’t any for the...

Frozen 2 Review: The Sequel Is Unable to Move Forward

Sequels need to look forward. They almost never do; it’s very difficult to conceptualize an interesting new character in the first place and doing...

Charlie’s Angels Review: The New Film Comes Crashing Down

As frequently funny as it is frequently messy, the newest iteration of the Charlie’s Angels franchise has all the ingredients for success but never...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Review

To use a baseball metaphor, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Fred Rogers is a lot like a 70 mile-per-hour fastball pitched right across...

Ford v Ferrari Review: Damon and Bale in a Genuine Crowdpleaser

In the trailer for Ford v Ferrari, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) takes Henry Ford Jr. (Tracy Letts) on something of a test ride in...

Last Christmas Review: So Many Missed Opportunities

There are good films and there are bad films and there are the worst films -- the cinematic equivalents of a five-talent ballplayer who...

The Irishman Review: Martin Scorsese’s New Crime Drama

Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the gangster genre. While his oeuvre stretches across almost the entire breadth of 20th century American cinema (no...

Terminator: Dark Fate Review

If the Terminator films have taught us anything, it’s that freezing an object makes it brittle and easily broken, and putting it back together...

Doctor Sleep Review: A Pleasant, Shining Surprise

Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep joins a rapidly rising tidal wave of Stephen King adaptations Hollywood has been releasing in recent years. While the direct...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

What makes Maleficent: Mistress of Evil so boring? Is it the ramshackle plot which flits from character to character building up a giant climax...

Zombieland: Double Tap Review

Unlike the Twinkie (supposedly), zombie movies don’t seem to have an expiration date. And so we get Zombieland: Double Tap, a 10-years-later sequel to...

Gemini Man Review: Two Will Smiths Face Off in Ang Lee Film

For all the questions about the nature of humanity inherent in the premise, no one has yet made a good movie about cloning. From...

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Emily in Paris Series Moves from Paramount Network to Netflix

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Hanna Season 3 Given the Green Light by Amazon

Amazon Studios announced today it has given the green light to Hanna Season 3. The second season of the action series debuted...

Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to PC and Xbox Game Pass in August

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All Hell Breaks Loose in the Lucifer Season 5 Part 1 Trailer

Netflix has revealed the Lucifer Season 5 Part 1 trailer, which gives you a first look at footage from the eight episodes...

Minions: The Rise of Gru TV Spot with New Footage

Even though the movie is not scheduled to open in theaters until Friday, July 2, 2021, Universal Pictures has brought online a new...