An innovative horror flick that's heavy on social commentary and… MoreAn innovative horror flick that's heavy on social commentary and obnoxious high-school drama and light on effective scares and likable characters. Still, the tension keeps the narrative mostly engaging, and there are a few undeniably clever sequences that lift the film to the realm of mediocrity.
The film doesn't establish any definitive conclusions about its… MoreThe film doesn't establish any definitive conclusions about its subject, instead leaving the surprisingly thought-provoking matter of evaluating the implications of the titular chicken dish to the viewer. The result is an impressively meaty (no pun intended) documentary experience.
Though its ending defies logic and most of its scares haven't aged… MoreThough its ending defies logic and most of its scares haven't aged particularly well, A Nightmare on Elm Street remains an imaginative take on the slasher genre, and one that carries more thematic depth than most of its genre brethren.
Marvel proves that origin stories can still be worthwhile in a… MoreMarvel proves that origin stories can still be worthwhile in a post-Avengers world with Ant-Man, a refreshingly small-scale superhero story that features some great humor and some of the most creative action sequences yet seen in the superhero genre.
Though perhaps not quite up to the high standard of Ghost Protocol,… MoreThough perhaps not quite up to the high standard of Ghost Protocol, Rogue Nation is nonetheless a breezily entertaining action-thriller that's a good cut or two above your average summer action fare -- and certainly in the upper echelon of Mission: Impossible movies.
Dark, compelling and thought-provoking, The Gift plays to the… MoreDark, compelling and thought-provoking, The Gift plays to the strengths of its talented cast to craft a marvelous psychological drama with a brutal edge.
American Ultra is a bizarre amalgam of genres that's so stylish and… MoreAmerican Ultra is a bizarre amalgam of genres that's so stylish and unique that' it's difficult not to enjoy amidst the formulaic blockbusters of the summer season. The solid performances and hilariously casual dialogue certainly help.
Mean-spirited and inconsistent, Vacation sports enough hilarity… MoreMean-spirited and inconsistent, Vacation sports enough hilarity (albeit mostly contained within its first half) to exist in the realm of passable, low-brow comedy fare.
Though it occasionally falls victim to contemporary kids movie… MoreThough it occasionally falls victim to contemporary kids movie cliches, Inside Out is, overwhelmingly, a film for adults: a bittersweet coming-of-age tale chock full of marvelously imaginative symbolism and memorable characters.
The Others is beautifully shot and features a strong performance from… MoreThe Others is beautifully shot and features a strong performance from Nicole Kidman and a clever ending that falls short of mind-blowing.