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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Last Build Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:54:38 PDT

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Canine lives > Isle of Dogs is one of the strangest—and coolest—experiences you will have in a theater this year.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

So, if you’ve been sitting around waiting for a Wes Anderson film featuring a stop-motion dog cast and influenced by Akira Kurosawa and the...



Borg vs McEnroe > If this film suffers from anything, it’s that Bjorn Borg was a pretty boring figure.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The legendary rivalry between tennis players Bjorn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) was insane while it was happening. I’m old enough to...



A Quiet Place > This film declares John Krasinski as a director of true ingenuity.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Noise-intolerant neighbors are taken to all new levels in A Quiet Place, a new horror film from director John Krasinski. Krasinski also stars as Lee,...



Silent but deadly > Noise-intolerant neighbors are taken to all new levels in A Quiet Place, a new horror film from director John Krasinski.

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Noise-intolerant neighbors are taken to all new levels in A Quiet Place, a new horror film from director John Krasinski. Krasinski also stars as...



Blockers > A trio of deranged parents try foil their daughters’ plan to lose their virginity on prom night.

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A trio of deranged parents (Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz) discovers a pact by their three daughters to lose their virginity on prom...



Ready Player One > This film comes off as more of an exercise for speed trivia aptitude than an attempt at a true narrative.

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Steven Spielberg goes for broke but leaves you bleary-eyed in a bad way with Ready Player One, based on the very popular Ernest Cline novel....



All a blur > Ready Player One is so full of pop culture references that it doesn’t so much deliver them as visually vomit them.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Steven Spielberg goes for broke but leaves you bleary-eyed in a bad way with Ready Player One, based on the very popular Ernest Cline...



A Fantastic Woman > Transgender actress Daniela Vega delivers a great performance in an OK film.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Transgender actress Daniela Vega delivers a great performance in an OK film from Chilean director Sebastian Leloir. She plays Marina, a club singer at night...



Pacific Rim: Uprising > This flick is a big, stupid, worthless, son-of-a-bitching waste of time.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

While the original Pacific Rim had some definite problems, its sequel, is a big, stupid, worthless, son-of-a-bitching waste of time. Uprising takes an original idea—big Kaiju monsters...



Robots in disgust > Pacific Rim: Uprising is even worse than the average Transformers movie.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

While the original Pacific Rim had some definite problems, its sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising is a big, stupid, worthless, son-of-a-bitching waste of time. Uprising...



Love, Simon > This film based on the Becky Albertalli novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is pretty adorable.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Nick Robinson delivers a breakthrough performance as the title character in Love, Simon, a sweet throwback high school comedy about a gay teen who, thanks...



This charming man > By the time Love, Simon plays out, some of the formulaic plot mechanics are mostly forgivable because, well, this movie is pretty damned adorable.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Nick Robinson delivers a breakthrough performance as the title character in Love, Simon, a sweet throwback high school comedy about a gay teen who,...



A Wrinkle in Time > A beloved novel gets absolutely slaughtered.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A beloved novel gets absolutely slaughtered with A Wrinkle in Time, a sure contender for one of 2018’s worst movies, and an embarrassment for the great...



Bad adaptation > A beloved novel gets absolutely slaughtered with A Wrinkle in Time, an embarrassment for the great talents involved.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A beloved novel gets absolutely slaughtered with A Wrinkle in Time, a sure contender for one of 2018’s worst movies, and an embarrassment for...



Death Wish > Bruce Willis sleepwalks through this listless remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante movie.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Bruce Willis sleepwalks through this listless remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante movie that made a bunch of dollars back in 1974, the year before Jaws was...



Point and shoot > Bruce Willis sleepwalks through Death Wish, a listless remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante movie that made a bunch of dollars back in the ’70s.

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST

Bruce Willis sleepwalks through Death Wish, a listless remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante movie that made a bunch of dollars back in 1974,...



Invasive species > Annihilation goes to great lengths to challenge your mind as much as it freaks you out.

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST

Annihilation, the new Natalie Portman film from director Alex Garland, bills itself as science fiction and fantasy. It’s both of these without question. On...



Mute >

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST

Duncan Jones, director of the classic Moon and so-good Source Code, continues his slump that started with Warcraft: The Beginning. Actually, this mess qualifies as...



Black Panther >

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST

Scoring director Ryan Coogler to helm Marvel’s latest proves to be a major triumph. His entry into the Marvel universe is a majestic, full-bodied, exhilarating...



Claw and order > Black Panther is a majestic, full-bodied, exhilarating treatment of the African king title character.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Scoring director Ryan Coogler to helm Black Panther proves to be a major triumph. His entry into the Marvel universe is a majestic, full-bodied,...



Fifty Shades Freed > Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return for a third and final torturous turn as bondage fiends Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return for a third and final torturous turn as bondage fiends Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. While there is supposed...



Bound to torture > Fifty Shades Freed leaves a bad taste in your entire body.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

I went to see Fifty Shades Freed, the third, supposedly final and treacherously fatal cinematic blow of the Fifty Shades franchise. Hoping to keep...



Winchester >

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke head a decent cast in what proves to be a ghost movie totally devoid of any real scares, personality or...



When We First Met >

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

This movie basically doesn’t have an original bone in its body. Wait … movies don’t have bones. They are celluloid. Actually, movies are mostly digital...



Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool >

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Annette Bening is an amazing actress. Somehow, she failed to get an Oscar nomination for her bravura turn in 20th Century Women, and now she...