Film Reviews

Review: ‘Thoroughbreads’ Plays A Darkly Comedic Game Of Chess

Every now and again I see a random independent film that aligns with what I want to watch. Thoroughbreds is by no means perfect and won’t work the same way for everyone, but I was thrilled to see a fi...

8 Great

Review: ‘Red Sparrow’ Is A Tough Bird

The most impressive thing about Red Sparrow is how Fox has allowed it to fly at its own pace. To the credit of the studio, Red Sparrow joins films such as A Cure For Wellness and Alien: Covenant as mo...

7 Good

Bloodsport and the Films of Jean-Claude Van Damme: 30 Years of Van Dammage

Today is the 30th anniversary of the movie that made Jean-Claude Van Damme a star. In limited release at least. It must’ve been an arthouse movie until it went wide in April. I take IMDB’s word for it...

Review: Some Words On Why ‘Mute’ Disappoints

Give or take a film like Okja, I’m having a lot of conflicting thoughts over the good that could be coming from original movies from Netflix. Mute is the latest example of a disappointing miss for the...

4 Poor

Review: Go For a Wild and Strange Journey in ‘Annihilation’

"Annihilation" will be an acquired taste, and it should start some conversations. Kit Bowen reviews...

Review: ‘Annihilation’ Presents A Dangerous Trip Through Wonderland

It can’t be simple to follow-up a directorial debut as successful as the Oscar-winning Ex Machina. For Alex Garland, however, things just seem to be falling into place. Annihilation is his sophomore e...

8 Great

Game Night Movie Review: They Got Game

I love a good high concept movie, but what makes Game Night work is that it’s a funny premise before the even higher concept part of it kicks in. The very nature of couples getting together and the co...

Review: Everyone’s All-In for ‘Game Night’

The new comedy "Game Night" delivers a requisite amount of worthy laughs. Kit Bowen reviews...

Army of Darkness 25th Anniversary: It Should’ve Been Called The Medieval Dead

I’d always loved movies but Evil Dead 2 was the first film that made me notice how filmmaking works, thus making Sam Raimi my first film school professor. One of the first horror movies I was brave en...

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