You’re better off spending the price of admission on a train ticket and a dirty martini.
The Girl On The Train struggles at the pace of a commuter ride, killing it’s own momentum every few minutes as it goes station to station, never reaching full speed. Emily Blunt executes her lead role brilliantly, in a dreary, bleak, and thought-inducing affair, but you’ll hope to wake up the next morning with little memory of what occurred. [READ MORE]
Will Smith takes his best shot at Oscar bait, but the lazy, melodramatic script is alienating to its audience and its subject matter.
When Dr. Omalu (Smith) receives his first phone threat in the middle of the night, you’re immediately aware that “Concussion” plays out with surface level sensationalism on a topic that caught the nation by shock and held the NFL in it’s cross hairs. You’re expected to watch the film because it’s relevant; not because it offers anything of significance. [READ MORE]
After wilting in the unrelenting heat of mindless summer superhero movies, Hell or High Water is the ice-cold trough you pour over your head to save you from death. It does the job with water to spare.
Simmering with dramatic depth underneath its cops and robbers template, the forward force of the tale plays out through two pairs of masterfully detailed relationships as they whip and howl their way into a dangerous education on what is right, what is wrong, and where the two meld together in a cloud of dust.
Jason Bourne steps out of the shadows and back into a familiar, yet repetitive fray. But damn if it doesn’t feel good. Nine years since we assumed the story closed forever, Matt Damon (Jason Bourne) and Director Paul Greengrass team up once again to reignite the franchise and lay promising … [READ MORE]
A heavy-handed paperweight holding down the franchise until its next installment, Star Trek Beyond is a small story at heart, even if the heart is beating fast and pumping blood in scattered directions. It’s obvious from the opening sequence Star Trek Beyond is a diverting effort that will satiate … [READ MORE]