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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) “It’s good.” “I need more than that, buddy.” “It’s enjoyable.” “OK, that’s a…

Trumbo Review

Trumbo Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Mistrust and fear overtook Hollywood during the 1940s and 1950s when many major…

Carol Review

Carol Review

RATING: (4 STARS) You think you know what it is to want until you sit in…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) A final film in a series shouldn’t need this much exposition. A final…

Steve Jobs Review

Steve Jobs Review

RATING: (3 STARS) End-to-end control. It’s a personal computing philosophy that drove Steve Jobs and comes…

Spotlight Review

Spotlight Review

RATING: (4 STARS) I wanted to open this review with some sort of flashy pun about…

Spectre Review

Spectre Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Spectre is Daniel Craig’s fourth James Bond film, and for the fourth time,…

He Named Me Malala Review

He Named Me Malala Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Malala Yousafzi was an ordinary girl in rural Pakistan who wanted to get…

99 Homes Review

99 Homes Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Ramin Bahrani is perhaps the quintessential maker of American films working today. That…

Bridge of Spies Review

Bridge of Spies Review

RATING: (3 STARS) In Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies, Mark Rylance plays a…

Truth Review

Truth Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Truth‘s biggest misstep might be its title. James Vanderbilt wrote and directed this…

Black Mass Review

Black Mass Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Black Mass feels perfunctory and uninspired. It appears to exist because the story…

The Martian Review

The Martian Review

RATING: (3 STARS) In Stanley Kubrick’s epic space saga, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’ “Blue Danube…

Mississippi Grind Review

Mississippi Grind Review

RATING: (4 STARS) A breathtaking rainbow at the start of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s gambling…

Everest Review

Everest Review

RATING: (3 STARS) The only character who matters in Everest is the titular mountain. This is…

Trainwreck Review

Trainwreck Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Trainwreck is just the funniest Hollywood comedy in years. No big deal. It…