Category Archives: Reviews

Logan Lucky Review: Soderbergh Comes Out of Retirement For Some Fun

Retirement has proven to have little permanence in the film industry. Steven Soderbergh’s return to the big screen has been highly publicized, but it’s not exactly surprising. After such a claim of

Ingrid Goes West Review: #CultureShock

Aubrey Plaza shines in this immensely fascinating, but ultimately uneven satire of the Instagram generation.

Good Time Review: The Long, Winding Road to Empathy

What do the bowels of modern society look like? Good Time reaches into our all-too-comfy elitist psyches for the answer, and proceeds to display a story about them that’s as authentic as

Wind River Review: A Cold Dance of Tension and Cliches

A strong sense of place can do wonders for a film. Wind River is loaded with problems, but it’s portrait of a desolate Wyoming Indian reservation with winters as long as those

Columbus Review: Small Town Vibes

Normally a safe haven from cynically made Hollywood extravaganzas, 2017’s offerings of independent cinema have been somewhat lacking. There appears to be a yearning for human stories to be told, which can

Brigsby Bear Review: A Portrait of Uniting Wonder

Warm, tender, and emotionally complex, Brigsby Bear, director Dave McCary’s debut feature, is among the most unique films of the year so far. Taking a few pages from the premise of Netflix’s

Detroit Review: Tense and Timely, Bigelow Once Again Succeeds

You don’t have to be familiar with the true events that inspired Detroit to know the ending. Cases like Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, and countless others from all too recent

Atomic Blonde Review: Charlize Theron Finally Gets Her Proper Action Vehicle

There’s a complex tale of espionage seeded in the fall of the Berlin War woven into Atomic Blonde. It’s a graphic novel adaptation full of twists and turns that takes quite a

Dunkirk Review: The Sound and Fury of Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is a director of spectacle who more wants to put us on the edge of our seat than to wow us. Dunkirk is undoubtedly an experience, just as Inception and

Girls Trip Review: An Outrageously Fun Getaway

This summer’s second female-led raunch comedy hits its marks, thanks to some genuinely uproarious laughs and a star-making turn from Tiffany Haddish.