Category: Film Reviews

Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Overcorrects & Then Does Nothing Interesting With Its New Ideas

As revealed in literally every single Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer, the idea this time around is to ditch the Britishisms and pure 007 homage/parody of the first film (The Secret Service) in favor of […]

Review: mother! Is Potentially About Many Things, But First and Foremost It’s a Great Mindfuck Moodpiece

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! has quickly become one of the most debated films of the year, rejected by opening weekend moviegoers who (understandably) felt misled by the studio’s marketing campaign and embraced by critics and cinephiles […]

Doc Review: Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer Is Like Mr. Smith Meets Death of a Salesman

In a centuries-old Pennsylvania government building on a snowy day in late January 1987, R. Budd Dwyer shot himself at the end of a press conference most expected to simply end with him announcing his […]

Review: Home Again & Knowing When You’re Simply Not the Target Audience for Something

Home Again is a Nancy Meyers-produced movie sure to please the moms of the world, but it reintroduces the question of whether or not something is even worth reviewing or criticizing when it clearly wasn’t […]

Netflix Review: Little Evil Tries, But Fails to Replicate the Tucker & Dale Versus Evil Formula

There’s this concerning trend developing at Netflix: They keep hiring promising directors to make movies for them, and those directors keep failing to produce their best work. This year alone, The One I Love’s Charlie […]

Film Review: Birth of the Dragon Is About As Wrong-Headed As They Come

White Guy Explains Kung Fu Legend. Huh. That doesn’t have the same ring to it, but it’s a more accurate title for Birth of the Dragon. I knew I was in for trouble with this […]

Film Review: Logan Lucky Finds Steven Soderbergh Looking Back Before He Can Go Forward

Near the end of Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh’s new heist comedy, one of the lead characters openly wonders whether he’s doomed to repeat the past. His brother takes a more optimistic approach and proudly boasts […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Film Review: Perfectly Watchable, Entirely Forgettable

Last week, Vulture’s Emily Yoshida memorably admitted, “I think I saw The Hitman’s Bodyguard, but I can’t be sure.” And that about covers it. This Ryan Reynolds-Samuel L. Jackson buddy comedy in which the former […]

The Dark Tower Review: Not Quite a Movie, Not Quite a TV Pilot, But Still Watchable Thanks to Idris Elba

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” This is the first line of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, the horror author’s self-proclaimed “magnum opus” which takes place in […]

The True Difference Between Rough Night and Girls Trip is Gender, Not Race

Rough Night and Girls Trip are basically the same movie apart from the fact that one has a predominantly white cast and the other a predominantly black cast, right? College gal pals reunite on a […]