Review: ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’A Mostly Excellent Sequel And A Poignant Passing...

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The arrival of Bill & Ted Face the Music didn't energize me the way it did fans of the cult favorite 1980s comedies, Bill & Ted's...

Review: ‘The New Mutants’Untapped Potential Weighs Down Josh Boone's Junior X-Men Movie

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Is it possible to review The New Mutants without going back into its long-troubled history? Maybe so, if the film didn't constantly remind you of it...

Review: ‘Centigrade’Genesis Rodriguez Compels In A Dreary Snowbound Thriller

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Of the many thriller sub-genres, the contained survival thriller, or the "small box thriller" as I like to call them, is a particular favorite....

Review: ‘The Binge’Hulu's Teen Comedy Of Indulgence Doesn't Get Drunk Or High Enough

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The brilliance of Blumhouse's The Purge franchise isn't that it imagines a country where all violence crime is legal for a single day of...

Review: ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’Armando Ianucci Smartly Reinvents The Dickens Classic For...

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As the man behind such biting political satires as In the Loop and Veep, Armando Iannucci makes an interesting choice for an adaptation of...

Review: ‘Peninsula’'Train To Busan' Sequel Is Straight Zombie Spectacle, But Not Much Else

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Remember a few months ago, back at the beginning of our long global COVID nightmare, when you'd see images of vacant cities, empty buildings,...

Review: ‘Cut Throat City’RZA Crafts A Rewarding, Cumbersome Big Easy Gangster Epic

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The Wizard of Oz plays an unexpectedly large role in RZA's New Orleans crime epic, Cut Throat City. The second film in days set...

Review: ‘Tesla’Ethan Hawke Fails To Generate Much Electricity In Michael Almereyda's Curious Biopic

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Michael Almereyda is a filmmaker very interested in making interesting movies about uninteresting men. Judicious use of technical, spatial, and musical anachronism are the...

Review: ‘Charm City Kings’Baltimore Dirt Bike Drama Is Leader Of The Pack

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NOTE: This review was originally posted for this year's Sundance Film Festival. Charm City Kings opens on HBO Max on August 21st.  If all you’ve...

Review: ‘Unhinged’Russell Crowe's Road Raging Maniac Guarantees Your First Time Back In Theaters Won't...

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The psychotic road rage thriller Unhinged will be remembered for two things if anything at all. First is that it's the biggest major release...