Category: Reviews

Film: Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak | Director Guillermo Del Toro | Score: 3.7 An art direction in search of a movie. Guillermo Del Toro’s turgid gothic horror film finds the director falling to his more comic-book instincts, and the result never much rises…

Film: Sicario

Sicario | Director Denis Villeneuve | Score: 7.6 Denis Villeneuve’s film ends with a dusty boys soccer game in Juarez, Mexico. One child clears enough space to make a run at goal but is interrupted by the sound of heavy…

Film: Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four | Director Josh Trank | Score: 3.5 When superhero movies go wrong, they generally go wrong with their villains. Josh Trank’s ill-fated FF reboot certainly has that issue – in bloody spades — but that’s only the final…

Film: The Guest

The Guest | Director Adam Wingard | Score: 6.1 David Collins (Dan Stevens) seems like a pretty upstanding dude. Or he would if the film, with its ominous music, and shots of him in repose, sitting without blinking in the…

Film: Fury

Fury | Director David Ayer | Score: 6.8 After more than two decades in the biz as one of the few remaining stars in the dwindling Hollywood constellation, Brad Pitt has taken on an increasingly rare additional aura. Because he…

Film: Tracks

Tracks | Director John Curran | Score: 6.1 The thing about doing something extraordinary is it’s going to sound utterly unreasonable at first. Back in 1977, when Robyn Davidson, a young, callow Aussie woman with a penchant for animals and…

Film: This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You | Director Shawn Levy | Score: 3.8 God lament the Hollywood family ensemble. Of late, these films seem to take one of two divergent paths: Extreme melodrama, bordering on pathological (August: Osage County); or…

Film: Into the Storm

Into the Storm |  Director Steven Quayle | Score: 4.7 If you think about it, there’s truly not much of a legacy to tarnish when it comes to Hollywood storm movies, at least over the past couple of decades. There’s…