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The best ensemble cast of the year live through Steve McQueen's Widows, an entertaining, intelligent, but altogether familiar rendition of the heist film.
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is two-plus overstuffed hours worth of too many characters fighting for screen time that no enchantment can salvage.
Posted Nov 15, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Bohemian Rhapsody may not totally rock you, but Rami Malek channels the thrilling, show-stopping charisma of the late Queen super singer, ensuring this inappropriately timid biopic is as entertaining as it can possibly be.
Posted Nov 2, 2018
Jonah Hill's directorial debut, Mid90s, offers a resonating perspective of adolescence that thrives off of its titular setting instead of relying too heavily on nostalgia.
Posted Oct 25, 2018
First Man (2018)
First Man hardly come close to capturing the overwhelming triumph behind Neil Armstrong's lunar explorations, though the journey to get there is technologically masterful.
Posted Oct 11, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018)
In spite of a momentous directorial debut and performance from Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga leaves the lasting impression in A Star Is Born, a beautiful production perfectly suited to re-release the superstar as a top-tier performer.
Posted Oct 4, 2018
Detour is not quite great, but it is one crazy mile along the road.
Posted Sep 27, 2018
It's poorly made, the acting is non-existent and it's overly violent and brutal. That being said, it's a wildly notorious film and its legacy is undeniable.
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria will divide fans of the original and those excited for something fresh as a testament to long-form (2+ hour) filmmaking that holds together impressively well.
Posted Sep 24, 2018
Gareth Evans' Apostle is The Wicker Man, "Safe Haven" and Silent Hill thrown into a boil that bubbles over during a ruthless third act that certainly delivers if you have the patience.
Posted Sep 22, 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
Michael Moore points all 17 of his fingers in all directions during his latest ferocious, if scrambled film, surprisingly avoiding individual attacks and instead convincingly describing what role we all played in this globally-recognized disaster.
Posted Sep 21, 2018
A Simple Favor (2018)
Given the reckless number of twists and turns tossed into the plot, it's no surprise that A Simple Favor gets lost so deep in its maze that only bloodhounds can get it out.
Posted Sep 14, 2018
The Predator (2018)
The Predator guts and slashes its way to gory sci-fi mediocrity, but is further failed by abysmal pacing that loses characters, subplots and interest along the way.
Posted Sep 11, 2018
While it doesn't do much to elevate the genre, Halloween does tick each and every box, which should be more than enough to appease your run of the mill fanboy, but scare off anyone with half a brain.
Posted Sep 11, 2018
The Nun (2018)
Romanian castles and catacombs define The Nun's tremendous location characteristics, which are inherently spooky when used to heighten a more "generic" brand of horror than Conjurverse films are used to.
Posted Sep 5, 2018
The Man from Mo'Wax (2018)
This is scorched earth documentary filmmaking, all justified by the fact that Jones does eventually manage to justify why Lavelle is some kind of a genius.
Posted Sep 1, 2018
Searching is presented in such a fascinating way that its best moments suggest a fresh form of storytelling, and its worst moments become tolerable.
Posted Aug 30, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018)
The Happytime Murders deals exclusively in smut and is infuriating to watch if only because Brian Henson seems to have no problem with that.
Posted Aug 23, 2018
Mile 22 (2018)
There are just enough explosions in Mile 22 to keep you awake throughout the almost unbelievable amount of sludge that buries the rest of the film's trim runtime.
Posted Aug 16, 2018
The Meg (2018)
The Meg delivers the Statham-versus-giant-shark battle moviegoers are promised, but does so in a way that still manages to be underwhelming.
Posted Aug 10, 2018
Snuggly wrapped in a ball of political half-humor and cautionary relevance, BlacKkKlansman packs a blunt wallop alongside its C-4 explosives and cross burnings, which Spike Lee reminds us are a bit more dimensional than a page in a history book.
Posted Aug 9, 2018
Christopher Robin (2018)
The fuzzy residents of the 100-Acre Wood cutely convert to the real world in Christopher Robin, a mildly entertaining film that'll remind kids and grown-ups alike of the fun that can be had in doing absolutely nothing important.
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Equalizer 2 (2018)
This time around, Denzel's "Equalizer" is less of a Robin Hood-like hero for the helpless, and more of a Travis Bickle-like vigilante, shooting his way through a murder caper.
Posted Jul 19, 2018
Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
Unfriended: Dark Web takes all the most engaging and horrifying techno-horror qualities from Unfriended and wipes the cache disappointingly clean.
Posted Jul 18, 2018
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Nothing can prepare you for Sorry to Bother You, a film so unique, intoxicating and bizarre that it not only demands another viewing, but is also forgivable as a satirical comedy where the jokes eventually take the back seat.
Posted Jul 12, 2018
Mission: Impossible - Fallout is cocked, locked and ready to blow you away with more than just Henry Cavill's forearms.
Posted Jul 12, 2018
The First Purge (2018)
The First Purge doubles-down on bloody opposition against true-to-life societal fears, but abandons the subtlety needed to prevent Gerard McMurray's prequel from becoming anything more than hateful retribution.
Posted Jul 3, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Ant-Man And The Wasp is the kind of playtime entertainment suited for Scott Lang's better-when-on-a-team personality, loaded with size-shifty sight gags and lower stakes worth Paul Rudd's ensemble stardom.
Posted Jun 27, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Using all of the digital advancements from the last 14 years, Brad Bird manages to make every action sequence in Incredibles thrilling without taking away from the familial element that made its predecessor revolutionary.
Posted Jun 15, 2018
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
Orchestrating the life of one of entertainment's purest beings, Won't You Be My Neighbor? is as delightful, nurturing and inviting as the series and the world its subject materialized.
Posted Jun 9, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a midnight movie that snuck into primetime billing, amplified itself in the process and came out boastfully committed to the sci-fi looney bin (in a most admirable way).
Posted Jun 7, 2018
Action Point (2018)
The fresh cast seems to have just as much fun as Knoxville and his buddies did making Jackass, but with its half-assed story and unusual presentation of the alluring and advertised stunts, Action Point feels half as genuine.
Posted Jun 2, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
How does a movie about the galaxy's most dashingly roguish outlaw end up being the safest Star Wars to date?
Posted May 22, 2018
While its Australian setting is a bit of a deviation, Cargo adds little more to the formula concocted by Romero back in the '60s and '70s.
Posted May 21, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Deadpool 2 is an overstuffed cinematic burrito of raunchy insults, dismembering violence and a "no f#*ks given" attitude that's ready to burst at any second, but somehow holds together bite after enjoyable bite.
Posted May 14, 2018
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018)
Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell is a frosty Graboid rehash that's running on franchise fumes at this point.
Posted May 5, 2018
Batman Ninja (2018)
Batman Ninja makes Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin look like Mask of the Phantasm by comparison. No joke.
Posted May 1, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War cares a bit too much about being "Part 1" and holding enough development for "Part 2," but MCU fans should see their 10-year buildup expectations met - not exceeded, but met.
Posted Apr 24, 2018
Super Troopers 2 (2018)
Meow, there are laughs to be had here and there throughout Super Troopers 2, but unless you're really riding the Highway Patrol's wave of manic police work, miss this stale revival and stick to the original.
Posted Apr 20, 2018
Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)
Deep Blue Sea 2 is a wet, coarse fin slap to the face of its far superior, and infinitely more fun original shark thriller.
Posted Apr 18, 2018
Rampage is noticeably in trouble once it becomes obvious that the giant virtual gorilla is the most human presence onscreen, and that doesn't take too long.
Posted Apr 13, 2018
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018)
Truth or Dare lacks the conviction to do anything remotely interesting with its premise, instead falling back on one tired horror cliche after the next.
Posted Apr 12, 2018
Best F(r)iends, Part 1 (2018)
While it doesn't top the eccentricity of Wiseau's cult favorite, Best F(r)iends is written by a man who understands, probably more than anybody, the appeal behind The Room's creator.
Posted Apr 4, 2018
Blue My Mind (2017)
Blue My Mind's liquid coming-of-self fluidity is a well represented young girls experience with new feelings, unable to wrestle against changes far beyond her control.
Posted Apr 4, 2018
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is not only top drawer, but it's also one of DC's best animated ensemble films to date.
Posted Apr 2, 2018
Wildling may swerve last-minute into a less dense finale, but Bel Powley's performance is worth this fierce and untamed coming-of-self arc that's so exquisitely female-centered.
Posted Mar 30, 2018
Within a matter of hours, Anguish went from an ambiguous horror title to one of my top horror films of the year.
Posted Mar 28, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Wes Anderson continues to exercise his (hopefully) endless imagination in Isle of Dogs, creating another fictional setting bursting with unlikely heroes and another unusually appealing adventure that offers more depth than meets the eye.
Posted Mar 24, 2018
Unsane is rarely the vote of confidence that Apple hoped their iPhones would get as filmmaking tools, even if cinematography isn't always to blame in this predictable case of disturbed paranoia.
Posted Mar 21, 2018
Tomb Raider (2018)