Eye in the Sky ★★★

When is it OK to kill a nine-year-old girl?

It’s a horrific thought. And you’re probably thinking, “Well, NEVER, of course.” But Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky doesn’t let its audience off that easy. … Read more

10 Cloverfield Lane (PG-13) ★★★

What I remember most about 2008’s Cloverfield doesn’t have anything to do with its alien-invasion plot. Nope, what’s still clearest in my mind is the fact that I was worried I was going to hurl … Read more

Race (PG-13) ★★★

Race is one part feel-good biopic and one part unnerving history lesson.

Aside from tales of Middle-Earth and stories about galaxies far, far away, there’s nothing I’m a bigger sucker for than a rousing true … Read more

How to be Single ★★★

A Girl’s Guide to Dating New York City Style−Sort Of

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, How to be Single, a refreshing, laugh-out-loud comedy, is erroneously being advertised as a romantic comedy. Nope, no … Read more

Zoolander 2 (PG-13) ★★

Zoolander 2 is heavy on cameos but light on laughs.

Don’t you just hate it when—against your better judgment—you still get your hopes up for a movie… and then it disappoints you mightily? I’ll admit … 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

Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) ★★★1/2

Kung Fu Panda 3 Provides Plenty of Kicks

Three movies…three smash hits. Kung Fu Panda 3 follows its predecessors’ footsteps by, once again, delivering the animated comedy goods. Voiced by its cast of well-known Hollywood … Read more

The Hateful Eight (R) ★★

A Rare Miss in Tarantino’s Wheelhouse

Anyone who walks into a Quentin Tarantino film can typically expect a few things –snappy dialogue, clever plot twists, and stylized violence. In his latest film, The Hateful EightRead more

Top 20 Movies of 2015 and More!

Top 20 Movies of 2015−In Order of Favorites-Starting with #1

1. Spotlight Drama, based on true events. Director & screenplay credit, Tom McCarthy, Screenplay, Josh Singer. An all-star cast, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel … Read more

The Revenant (R) ★★★½

The Revenant is a Grizzly Adventure Epic To Be Experienced

The word revenant is defined as someone who has returned from the dead, which is a fairly good indicator of what’s in store for … Read more

By The Sea (R) ★★½

Don’t (Always) Judge A Film By Its Trailer

It’s been a decade since the last on-screen Pitt partnership in Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005). The real-life power couple’s latest venture, By The Sea, takes … Read more

Concussion (PG-13) ★★★

An Entertaining Bio-Drama That Will Cause Headaches for the NFL

In the past few decades, the National Football League (NFL) has surged passed Major League Baseball as America’s pastime. On Fall Sundays, viewers are glued … Read more

The Big Short (R) ★★★½

 

This Film Does Not Fall Short

The Great Recession in 2008 had many causes, but no factor was bigger than the belief that the prices of homes would keep rising. The Big Short is … Read more

Spotlight (R) ★★★

Old Fashioned Journalism Makes for Great Modern Day Bio Drama

With the new age of reporting, society often forgets about those behind the scenes of a story. While newspaper teams are enduring budget cuts and … Read more

Room (R) ★★★½

Touching and Tension Filled

For a film with a one-word name that has not been heavily promoted, it’d be difficult to see it gaining heavy traction with moviegoers. I really hope this will not be … Read more

Sicario (R) ★★★★

The Border Wars Ignite in Sicario

The film, Sicario, named after the assassins who work for drug cartels (‘hit-man’ in Spanish), is an action-thriller set on the U.S.-Mexican border that deals with the fight against … Read more

Mississippi Grind (R) ★★½

Mississippi Grind: A Drama That’s Quite a Gamble

In this road movie that feels much like classic 1970s cinema, Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines, 2012) plays Gerry, a talented yet perpetually unlucky … Read more

Amy (R) ★★★

Amy: The Deadly Downward Spiral

Amy tells the story of one of the biggest music icons – singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse’s instant fame and the fight against what else it had to offer. The biographical … Read more