Detroit (R) ★★★

Detroit: When 1967 Meets 2017

When most people talk about the civil rights movement, they are usually referring to the work of activists to counter racism in the South. But African-Americans didn’t face injustice solely … Read more

Atomic Blonde (R) ★★★

Atomic Blonde Provides Explosive Action This Summer

Charlize Theron, may be an Oscar-winning actress, but she might be better known as an action star with her recent performances in The Fate of the Furious and … Read more

Dunkirk (PG-13) ★★★★

A Masterpiece on All Fronts

The Battle of Dunkirk is not as well known to average Americans compared to other WWII battles such as D-Day or the Battle of the Bulge. That is probably because … Read more

The Big Sick (R) ★★★★

 “The Big Sick” Will Cure the Blockbuster Overload This Summer

Many romantic comedy films can be fairly sappy with the main crisis being some variant of “will they or won’t they.” In fact, it’s pretty … Read more

The Hero (R) ★★½

The Hero Cannot Save the Day  

The pursuit of professional success often comes with a cost. This is a lesson that many people only realize when they look back on their lives and realize … Read more

The Promise (PG-13) ★★★

The Promise Fails to Deliver

The Armenian Genocide is one of the most tragic stories of the 20th century as the Turks massacred an estimated 1 million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. The systematic … Read more

Table 19 (PG-13) ★★

Table This Film…For Good

Have you ever attended a wedding and ended up wanting to crawl into a hole because you were seated at a table with complete strangers? Despite the initial awkwardness, these situations … Read more

Get Out (R) ★★★½

Get Out and See this Film

You cannot always judge a book by its cover. Similarly, you shouldn’t judge a movie by its trailer. These words of wisdom are especially true for the film Get Read more

Silence (R) ★★★★

Have Faith in Silence

For living legend Martin Scorsese, who spent nearly 30 years trying to get this film made and even contemplated joining the priesthood, it would be an understatement to call Silence a … Read more

Julieta (R) ★★★½

A Mother and Child Reunion?

With the slew of super hero mega films, book to film adaptations and unoriginal American pictures that hope the star power will singlehandedly carry the film, foreign films are often … Read more

Nocturnal Animals (R) ★★★½

Tom Ford Designs Another Work of Art

In the build-up to Oscar season, Hollywood studios release their “best films” from Thanksgiving to Christmas to such an extent that it can be overwhelming to the public. … Read more

Hidden Figures (PG) ★★★★

Appropriately Titled Feel-Good Feature

In the early 1960s, tensions between the U.S and Russia were so strong that it even spilled over into the space programs. After the Russians jumped ahead in the Space Race … Read more

Jackie (R) ★★★½

Portman Brings Jackie to Life

The Kennedy family was nicknamed “America’s First Family” and there has been no shortage of interest in them over the years. America’s obsession with the Kennedy’s has inspired countless books, … Read more

Miss Sloane (R) ★★★

“Miss Sloane” Is Ambitious, Fierce 

If this past election has taught us anything, it’s that politics is an ugly business. Even more troubling than the viciousness of elections is that even with all of the … Read more

Bleed for This (R) ★★★

“Bleed for This” – Call It a Comeback

Boxing is nicknamed the “sweet science,” which is a strange name given that it is arguably the most violent and physically punishing sport. Anyone who steps into … Read more

GHOSTBUSTERS (PG-13) ★★★½

Undeniable Ghoul Power In The Latest Installment of “Ghostbusters”

When the cast was announced for the long-awaited next film in the Ghostbusters franchise, some short-sighted fans were upset that the Ghostbuster team would not star … Read more

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (R) ★★½

No Need to RSVP to the Theater

Two girls tricking two brothers into taking them to a Hawaiian wedding sounds like an attempt to create a female version of Wedding Crashers. Oddly enough, however, Mike Read more

The Secret Life of Pets (PG) ★★★½

“The Secret Life of Pets” is a Pet Lovers Delight

The Secret Life of Pets is an amusing, animated tale that centers on the curiosity of what pets do and think about all day while … Read more

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (R) ★★★

Popstar Successfully Skewers Modern Pop Music

The movie This Is Spinal Tap (1984) was a groundbreaking comedy that introduced many to the mockumentary style of filmmaking and focused on the ridiculousness of 70s heavy metal … Read more

The Angry Birds Movie (PG) ★★½

The Angry Birds Movie Lacks the Story to Soar 

In the 90s, several movie studios tried to cash in on the success of video games with live action adaptations of popular games. Although movies like … Read more

Captain America: Civil War (PG-13) ★★½

Captain America: Civil War Does Not Leave Audiences United

The summer blockbuster season is upon us, which for the last decade has included a steady diet of superhero movies. Although many super hero flicks can … Read more

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13) ★1/2

A Battle of Titans That Faults Way Short of Its Potential (PG-13) 1/2

Superman and Batman in the same movie…sounds good on paper. Both have devoted fan bases and a history of bringing in … Read more

Deadpool (R) ★★★

The “Anti”-Superhero Movie

Deadpool, is the first R-rated superhero movie to come along, which is fitting as our eponymous hero breaks the mold as far as superheroes go. He is foul-mouthed, kills his enemies … Read more

Hail, Caesar! (PG-13) ★★1/2

“Hail, Caesar!” Salutes Hollywood’s Past 

The 1950s is the post-Golden Age period for when the studio system that dominated the movie industry was breaking down, television was offering people entertainment alternatives, and the Red Scare … Read more