Film Review “It Follows”


It’s creepy, it’s funny, and it’ll make you talk

Film Review “Home”


“Home” is obviously setting its sights on the children in the audience, with very few inside jokes for adults

Film Review “Get Hard”


Outrageously funny, though often bordering on bad taste

Film Review “Insurgent”


“Insurgent” is as predictable as it is vapid

Film Review “The Gunman”


Heavy on the gunfire and light on believability, “The Gunman” is a nice looking yet unsatisfying film barely kept afloat by its star

Film Review “Backcountry”


A chilling but contrived woodland thriller to do for camping what Open Water did for snorkling trips

Film Review “Spring”


“Spring” is a movie that is barely – just barely – saved by its beautiful scenery

Film Review “Cinderella (2015)”


It’s a well-made, guilty pleasure for Disneyphiles and a refreshing blast from Disney’s treasured past for everyone else

Film Review “Run All Night”


“Run All Night” is another in a long line of “bad ass with a heart of gold” roles for Liam Neeson

Film Review “Unfinished Business”


“Unfinished Business” is the low point of Vince Vaughn’s career

Film Review “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”


Cleverly written and expertly acted, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is a welcome, sunny treat during these final weeks of winter

Film Review “Deli Man”


A likeable lightweight doc about a fading food institution

Film Review “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″


Ultimately the movie is choppy, but clever enough at trying to stay new

Film Review “McFarland, USA”


A “Hispanic ‘Hoosiers’”, and I mean that with all due respect, “McFarland, USA” is an uplifting film that hits the right notes

Film Review “All The Wilderness”


As a filmmaker, Johnson has an experimental way with a camera that shows promise for the future

Film Review “Still Alice”


A finely performed, well-paced film, and while it may strike some emotional chords with a female demographic, I found it to be extremely hard to relate to.

Film Review “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

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Firth does a good job as the proper English spy and looks like he’s having a good time. Sadly I couldn’t say the same.

Film Review “Black or White”


The script, written by director Binder, tries to say too much, and in doing so, loses some of its charm.

Film Review ” A Most Violent Year”


More intense then violent, “A Most Violent Year” is a tightly written story carried along on the shoulders of its actors

Film Review “American Sniper”


Featuring an amazing performance by Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” is Clint Eastwood’s return as an important filmmaker

Film Review “Blackhat”


Someone might want to consider programming some better hardware into this movie before releasing it

Film Review “The Wedding Ringer”


I have not been a big supporter of Kevin Hart and expected another 90 mins of his screaming Chris Tucker impression. However, in “The Wedding Ringer,” he is quite funny and handles the role very well.

Film Review “Selma”


“Selma” would not have worked as a straight biopic, but works magnificently as a focus on grassroots activism

Film Review “Inherent Vice”


“Inherent Vice” is an off-beat masterpiece

Film Review “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”


Director Keach places his cameras so that you feel like you are part of the film.

Film Review “The Imitation Game”


Benedict Cumberbatch gives a performance sure to be remembered come Oscar nomination time

Film Review “Into the Woods”


The negative is that, in order to make the film “family friendly,” some of the darker elements of the show have been removed.

Film Review “Unbroken”


Masterfully directed with a script by a who’s who of Oscar nominated screenwriters, “Unbroken” is easily the most inspirational film of the year as well as one of the year’s best!

Film Review “Annie (2014)”


“Annie” is probably your best bet for family fun this holiday season

Film Review “Wild”


“Wild” is a sharp and smartly directed film

Film Review “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”


The film’s cast is as game as ever to bring the story to life and the special effects continue to amaze

Film Review “Exodus: Gods and Kings”


A bloated, boring, 2.5 hour mess…save your money

Film Review “Top Five”


The amount of humor might lead audiences astray from whatever noble point Rock is trying to make about comedy

Film Review “The Homesman”


A well-cast, well-intentioned film that hopefully read better in its original novel form

Film Review “Horrible Bosses 2″


Consistently funny, with a few surprises

Film Review “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″


The final piece of a series is no longer a bloated epic detailing the final time we’ll see our heroes…

Film Review “Dumb and Dumber To”


Outrageously funny most of the time, buoyed by the performances of Carrey and Daniels

Film Review “Rosewater”


May be a film that catalogues 118 days of imprisonment& torture, but through it’s rough imagery, it promotes an uplifting message.

Film Review “Interstellar”


A remarkable achievement in filmmaking that will have you on the edge of your seat

Film Review “Big Hero 6″


I enjoyed it overall but I didn’t walk away screaming “WOW!!” like I did with recent past Disney animated films like Wreck-It Ralph” & “Frozen”

Film Review “The Theory of Everything”


A fascinating biopic that’s additionally buoyed by an outstanding performance from Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking.

Film Review “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”


“Birdman” is a movie that indie and Oscar voters are sure to remember come award season.

Film Review “Nightcrawler”


Sadistic, cruel, exhilarating, and I loved every minute of it

Film Review “John Wick”


Slick, cool and fun as hell

Film Review “Ouija”


“Ouija” should really be pronounced “gee-why?”

Film Review “St. Vincent”


Murray gives an Oscar-worthy performance here, rivaling his work in “Lost in Translation.”

Film Review “Rudderless”


Skillfully directed by William H. Macy, “Rudderless” is one of those small independent films that it’s a privilege to discover

Film Review “Fury”


Part “Das Boat” with a bit of “Platoon” tossed in for good measure

Film Review “Men, Women & Children”


“Men, Women & Children” is an Instagram snapshot into our digital lives, which runs the risk of being dated within a matter of years

Film Review “Dracula Untold”


“Dracula Untold” steals so many pages out of so many other movies; you could probably fill a book with the stolen pages

Film Review “Kill the Messenger”


Director Michael Cuesta’s version of Webb’s story skillfully balances the political thriller with the family life of the reporter.

Film Review “The Judge”


Flawlessly directed and skillfully acted, “The Judge” joins last week’s “Gone Girl” on this year’s short list of worthy Oscar contenders

Film Review “The Good Lie”


A crowd pleaser, albeit one that is far from knocking it’s touching story out of the park

Film Review “Gone Girl”


Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name is a genuine roller coaster of a film in the best sense of the word with a jaw dropping performance from Rosamund Pike.

Film Review “Love is Strange”


“Love is Strange” is short and thoughtful. Outside of being a touching film, it’s shot in a very beautiful way.

Film Review “The Equalizer”

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Sharply directed, and bloody as hell

Film Review “Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case”


Just as insightful and powerful as the artist himself

Film Review “Tusk”


Definitely one of Smith’s weaker entries into his catalogue

Film Review “This Is Where I Leave You”


An incredibly emotional ensemble piece, perfectly matching laughter and tears

Film Review “A Walk Among the Tombstones”


One of the best made thrillers in recent memory

Film Review “Dolphin Tale 2″

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While the new film has its moments, it has some plot holes that keep it from really reaching the same heights as its predecessor

Film Review “The Drop”


“The Drop” is a by the books crime drama that you’ve seen before, but the character driven story along with the elegant performances by the key players makes it a superb movie.

Film Review “My Old Lady”


The film adaptation of Israel Horovitz’s play never seems to rise above its central contrivance and weighty melodrama

Film Review “The Discoverers”


“The Discoverers” is a dime store movie that I assume indie admirers will gobble up, but I found myself counting down the minutes until it expired

Film Review “Life After Beth”


Take a chance and go see what is now my favorite ROM-ZOM-COM!

Film Review “The November Man”


The direction by screen veteran Donaldson is strong but, like the plot, very formulaic: gun fight, car chase, take a break and repeat

Film Review “The Calling”


A well-paced thriller that will have you guessing until the end

Film Review “If I Stay”


The only way “If I Stay” could make me cry would be if I had to watch it again

Film Review “Land Ho!”


Even with Iceland as the setting for this story, the new film “Land Ho!” is full of warmth

Film Review “Calvary”


Gleeson’s performance is the only believable one, and even he didn’t seem to be bringing his A-game

Film Review “Frank”


A bizarre gem of a film that’s worth seeking out especially for Fassbender’s masked performance.

Film Review “The Giver”


If you’re looking for a young adult movie filled with young love and unnecessary action sequences wobbling towards the finish line, this is for you. Otherwise, unwind tonight and read the book

Film Review “The Expendables 3″


Non-stop action and funny ass one-lines!

Film Review “Let’s Be Cops”


What should have been the dumbest plot of the summer actually manages to be not as bad as some of you probably would have thought

Film Review “The Hundred-Foot Journey”


Obvious dramedy clichés aside, it’s still very heartfelt with its material…

Film Review “Into the Storm”


Chock full of special effects but sadly bereft of originality

Film Review #2 “Guardians of the Galaxy”


Did one of the directors for “Movie 43” and writer for both live-action “Scooby Doo” movies just create the best Marvel movie? Yes. Yes he did.

Film Review “Happy Christmas”


Strong performances from Lynskey and Kendrick lead Swanberg’s charming slice of life comedy

Film Review “Get on Up”


This is not an impression. This IS James Brown

Film Review “Guardians of the Galaxy”


No question, Marvel’s best film to date and easily my favorite film of the summer

Film Review #2 “Lucy”


The film succeeds as well as it does thanks to the work of Johannson

Film Review “Lucy”


A rollercoaster ride from start to finish

Film Review “Sex Tape”

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I haven’t laughed as hard as I did in “Sex Tape” in a long time

Film Review “The Purge: Anarchy”


As pure testosterone fueled savagery that’s aesthetically pleasing to the eyes

Film Review “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”


Much darker than “Rise,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” rises and falls on the large shoulders of Andy Serkis

Film Review “Tammy”


While not as funny as I thought it could be, “Tammy” is still an entertaining way to help celebrate the 4th of July

Film Review “Earth to Echo”

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If it wasn’t for the fine acting by the child actors, this movie would have tripped at the start line and barely survived off the fumes of other inventive movies before it

Film Review “Snowpiercer”


By turns hilarious, repulsive and heart-wrenching, Snowpiercer is the action ride this summer needs anchored by a remarkable performance from Chris Evans.

Film Review “Transformers: Age of Extinction”


Far from perfect, too long but it is a still a great popcorn flick and will take the crown for summer box office

Film Review “Obvious Child”


Sadly, the film did the impossible: it became successful in making David Cross unfunny

Film Review “The Rover”


Best described by these words: bleak, gritty, dirty, sweaty, fly-covered, raw and terrific.

Film Review “Jersey Boys”


A behind-the-scenes story of epic proportions

Film Review “Think Like a Man Too”


If you saw “Think Like a Man” and loved it, I can’t stop you from seeing this sequel, but to those who haven’t seen it, stay home

Film Review “How to Train Your Dragon 2″


Viewers are definitely going to be swept away in every battle sequence and get lost in the flying sequences that are nothing short of incredible.

Film Review “22 Jump Street”


Full of inside jokes and fantastic performances, “22 Jump Street” is everything you want in a sequel and more

Film Review “The Fault in Our Stars”


“The Fault in Our Stars” hits the right chords perfectly with this topic

Film Review “Edge of Tomorrow”


One of the best action films that I have ever seen. Yes, it is honestly that good.

Film Review “John Schneider’s Smothered”


The film is well paced, with the mood changing repeatedly….from slapstick silly to downright scary….without missing a beat

Film Review “The Hornet’s Nest”

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The emotional clutches of “The Hornet’s Nest” doesn’t come from any on-screen violence, but more from the heart wrenching moments

Film Review “Maleficent”


THIS is how you update a classic tale