A Monster Calls Movie Review

A Monster Calls is the first movie you'll remember all year, and though it isn't something you're likely to rewatch frequently, it's a movie you'll think about rewatching a lot... and for a long time.

Passengers Movie Review

The Space Koan genre went a long time without a lot of members, but things are picking up and this one is as fun as it is philosophical, and as daring as it is touching and hopeful.

Assassin’s Creed Movie Review

Assassin's Creed is solidly "better-than-average," but you have to hope for more with this cast. It's a lot of fun action, but it's convinced that it can deliver more, and it can't.

La La Land Movie Review – The Woes Of Dreams And Love Will Destroy You

La La Land isn't just an instant classic, it's an instant litmus test, and if you don't love it, you're going to want to be careful who you tell. There's more movie happening here than you find in the average ten films, and Stone and Gosling can't receive too much praise.

Allied Movie Review – Spy Romance Throwback Doesn’t Quite Soar

Allied kicks off in a way that will suck you in, and make you think you're in for one of the best films in a decade, but the wind eventually falls out of the sails as though everyone lost interest in making it.

Trolls Movie Review – Sickly Sweet Animation “Perfect” For Kids

Kids are going to have a lot of fun with Trolls, and walk out of the theater dancing, but that's really all you can say about it, which means it doesn't come close to living up to today's standards.

Doctor Strange Review – Cumberbatch Soars In A Largely Lazy Story

What should have been a thoughtful, yet wild ride is a mishandled misfire, that nevertheless includes a lot of fun moments. It had the potential to be among the best Marvel efforts, and instead is one of the most forgettable.

Kids In Love Review – Cerebral Angst For A New Generation

Generational analysis films are rather difficult to pull off, despite how often they come around, and that's when you aren't aiming the lens at yourself. Kids in Love can't overcome all the hurdles, but it's one hell of a try.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review – Tom Cruise Should Have Listened

This is a sequel that sucks the life out of a franchise, apparently made by people who either didn't like, or didn't respect, the first film. Cruise can keep things moving to a degree, but it isn't enough to make this one worthwhile in the end.

The Whole Truth Review – Keanu Reeves Muddles Through Tricky Legal Drama

The Whole Truth might have managed more, but Reeves is surprising in a complicated role.

The Accountant Review – Affleck Buoys A Flawed Construction But Only So Much

There's so much potential here that it's worth watching just to see that in action, but it mostly falls short of what it claims it will deliver. That's not just bad in general, but a certain waste of a great effort by Affleck.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Review – Burton Manages Mediocre

Burton falls victim to his own niche, if he actually has one, abandoning substance for "quirky for its own sake" visuals.

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