Film Reviews

’50 Shades of Grey’ Stephen King Style in ‘Gerald’s Game’

Nile Fortner reviews Gerald's Game starring Carla Gugino, Carel Struycken, and Bruce Greenwood. Gerald’s Game is now streaming on Netflix.

8 Great
Jigsaw (2017) - Movie Review

Review: ‘Jigsaw’ Needs to Quit Playing Games with Saw Franchise

Matt Marshall reviews 'Jigsaw,' the eighth installment of the 'Saw' franchise starring Tobin Bell and Matt Passmore.

5 Average

Review: ‘Jigsaw’ Fits The Pieces Together And Still Looks Crooked

After several Octobers featuring no ads proclaiming, “If it’s Halloween, it’s Saw,” the franchise has come back to thrill, perplex and disgust audiences everywhere. Jigsaw is the eighth entry in the o...

4 Poor

Jigsaw in 4DX Review: Franchise Fred Wins

Thank you, Jigsaw for proving my theory that nothing guarantees another sequel like a franchise declaring a final chapter. It’s also my first horror movie in 4DX and proved to be a great match for the...

Review: ‘The Square” Cuts To The Bizarre Core Of Modern Art

I tend to have trouble with modern art, specifically symbolic sculptures and performance pieces. It is not due to a lack of admiration for an artists’ choice of expression, but the importance often ev...

8 Great

Thor Ragnarok: Shockingly Entertaining but…

Ashley Menzel reviews the latest Marvel film Thor Ragnarok starring Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, and Tessa Thompson.

6.5 Fair

Wonder Wheel Movie Review: Woody Allen’s Worst Movie Ever

Woody Allen has always been hit and miss. His one movie a year schedule allowed him to keep working consistently, and even if he lobbed a dud, he kept costs down so they’d at least break even. Perhaps...

Thank You For Your Service Movie Review: No Easy Answers

Thank You For Your Service is a difficult film to watch, but it should be. It’s not nearly as difficult as it is for returning veterans to live with PTSD. The film dramatizes issues with VA care to pu...

Screamfest Review – Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End

I never saw the TV show Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, but once they made a movie that brought it into Franchise Fred territory. Sure enough, the animated movie Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The En...

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