Don’t go assuming this is just another undercard in the Rocky series. After a
somewhat predictable start, Ryan Coogler digs in to deliver what is undeniably
a hit to the heart: the most emotionally satisfying crescendo of the year...
The Danish Girl
Buoyed by two remarkable performances, this is a film that becomes
increasingly alluring once it puts its (great looking) clothes back on...
Todd Haynes’ immaculate film sweeps us away, but not for the reasons I was expecting.
An action extravaganza of diminishing returns, this Bond chapter
left me a little bit shaken, but definitely not stirred...
Miss You Already
I’m obedient. I cried. But it wasn’t a good cry.
While Tom McCarthy’s beautifully crafted film about the Boston Globe
investigation of the sex abuse in the Church is very much of a
time and place, it also couldn’t be more important now...
Set in the 1950’s New York borough, this especially charming, beautifully
made story of an Irish newcomer sweeps us all off our sensibly clad feet...
Bridge of Spies
Deliberately not reinventing the wheel, Spielberg and esteemed
company have delivered an absorbing, feel good historical drama...
This remarkable adaptation is unnerving, intimate and surprisingly cool.
You’ll be as moved, curious and safe as you might want to be...
It’s fitting, I suppose, that a movie about the complicated man behind
Apple be complicated as well and, in that sense, this adventurous
Danny Boyle/AaronSorkin spin succeeds. But, is that dazzle enough?
Robert Zemeckis, retelling Petit’s most famous walk,
creates his own art, with a 3D mastery that is nothing
but depth defying and beautifully sweat provoking...
This genuinely thrilling sci-fi thriller about smart
people is also sensational entertainment...
While the whole is less than the sum of its parts, this retelling
of the Whitey Bulger story sure has some magnificent parts...
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Even if it isn’t as much of grabber as the TV series,
Guy Ritchie’s reboot sure gets points for style...
This chilly chiller has a lot more on its mind than only getting you to jump out of your seat...
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
You sure get your bang for the buck with this one.
Perhaps the funniest thing about this silly sequel is the
shock andhorror some are expressing in its wake...
If you can hang in there an hour and a half, this latest Marvel installment
does, finally, deliver. But why do we have to wait so long???
Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck is anything but. Baudy, assured,
realistic and mature this laugh-out-loud comedy is a delight...
This movie is as bad as it looks. Director Tarsem Singh never wrangles
Alex and David Pastor’s mess of a mélange into anything comprehensible...
Magic Mike XXL
Proving it’s not just looks, but heart, the effectively packaged but very
uneven entertainment delivers a few things that are just darn irresistible...
Do you have to be high in order to laugh here?
No, but for a whole lot of this movie it sure feels that way.
There’s no real way to prepare yourself for the flat out marvel
of Inside Out, the Pixar release that not only revives the studio’s
legacy, but the whole concept of family entertainment...
Not much happens in this chapter’s first hour or so. And then all hell
breaks loose, delivering exactly what you bought those tickets to see.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Shooting a burst of much needed oxygen into the current
scene, this very lively winner thrives on its unabashed love of
film and innovative yet poignant storytelling...
This is the movie we Melissa McCarthy fans have been waiting for:
a sweet, silly and stealthily smart spoof that delivers genuine laughs...
Boys will be Boys. You were expecting Shakespeare, maybe?
Aloha is a word with many meanings. In the case of Cameron
Crowe’s latest film, it’s definition can only be “whaaaa?”...
Pitch Perfect 2
It may not be well, you know, perfect, but this harmonious sequel still sings...
Mad Max: Fury Road
Well, hot damn! George Miller’s Mad Max reboot kicks the
superhero action genre in the butt, charging forth with a furious
yet streamlined energy that changes the game for everybody...
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Talk about feeding the beast. Josh Whedon’s never dull chapter in
the franchise is practically bursting at its seams, relentlessly serving
up just what the fans of this brand are expecting...
I felt a little guilty not liking John Travolta’s pale imitation of a melodrama.
But, as routine reduced to redundant, I got over that...
The Water Diviner
Russell Crowe acquits himself nicely in this overly
ambitious yet still slim historical romantic drama.
Woman in Gold
The real life heroes of this gutsy story deserve far better than the
dumbed down and white washed treatment they get here...
Yes, it’s enchanting, but this beautiful version is also something very much more...
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The title may have double meaning, but the singular
rewards of this sequel are as rich as the original...
50 Shades of Grey
A flaccid S and M movie that’s more infuriating than titillating? Happy Valentine’s Day...
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The crazier Matthew Vaughn’s homage to James Bond becomes, the greater it is...
Granted you’d think a movie about a screenwriter could
have been at least a little less rote, but that doesn’t mean
this rom com isn’t offering up some sweet entertainment...
Black or White
Mike Binder’s got the heart but not the grit to fully
tap the potential of this well intentioned drama...
The Boy Next Door
Don’t we…and Jennifer Lopez…deserve better than this routine at best possible guilty pleasure?
For those willing to meet it halfway, this beautifully
pedigreed hybrid offers up some real and strange delights...
Opening in Wide Release
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
The Night Before
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Love the Coopers
My All American
The Peanuts Movie
Our Brand Is Crisis
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Jem and the Holograms
The last Witch Hunter
Rock the Kasbah
Bridge of Spies
Big Stone Gap
The Green Inferno
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The Perfect Guy
90 Minutes in Heaven
The Transporter Refueled
A Walk in the Woods
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