snowman 2.5

THE SNOWMAN Review

The question of what exactly went wrong with the winter serial killer fiasco The Snowman will, I hope, puzzle critics and audiences alike for years because, even after seeing it in all its ludicrous glory, there is no satisfying answer.

dementia_13 4

DEMENTIA 13 Review

Dementia 13 comes across as rigid and bland in a way that, seemingly in the effort to differ itself from the original, it had to sacrifice any traceable sliver of a personality.

flatliners1 3.5

FLATLINERS Review

If we were to go off of the film's mundane ruminations over the experience of knocking at death's door, the afterlife is an eternal purgatory of being forced to relive the most middling of direct-to-DVD horror films scene by scene.

Taron crop 5.5

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Review

The Golden Circle still has its set pieces and its jaw-dropping moments of high-octane action and choreography, but I was stuck on whether or not we needed this much more of it in the grand scheme of things.

RAT FILM • Still 3 4.5

RAT FILM Review

I was too distracted by Anthony's treatment of his subjects (both rats and otherwise) to really engage with this high-concept approach to this dreary movie about animal cruelty.

LOGAN LUCKY 7.5

LOGAN LUCKY Review

Logan Lucky strips away the complexities of the genre and frames it around the common man’s hopes for a big score.

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ANNABELLE: CREATION Review

Far from revolutionizing, Creation (much as Wan's The Conjuring did initially to set off this series) refines the approach itself to the point where even the most telegraphed of scares never lose their jolting impact.

Atomic Blonde (2017) 5

ATOMIC BLONDE Review

While the action in much of the film can be impressive and exhilarating, if you've seen one melee scored to New German wave music you've really expended the depths of the film’s creativity.