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Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’ plot teeters off the tracks

By | Oct 25, 2016

Overall, viewers looking for their next sexy-thriller fix should just stay home and read the book.


Review: Hodgepodge of mystery themes spoil Tim Burton’s film

By | Oct 18, 2016

The abilities of the Peculiars are a convoluted mess of special effects: They look flashy, but they come across as cheap plot devices.


Review: Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ shines

By | Oct 4, 2016

Ron Howard’s documentary about the Beatles’ touring years expresses the wild energy and enthusiasm of John, Paul, George and Ringo.


Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ defies typical horror films

By | Sep 10, 2016

“Don’t Breathe” is more grounded in its script and its direction — it doesn’t rely on typical jump scares, but it builds tension throughout.


Review: Viewers starved for substance in newest ‘Hunger Games’

By | Nov 29, 2015

The final installment of the series is the weaker half of a movie who shouldn’t have been divided in the first place.


Review: True crime thriller fails to contribute to genre

By | Apr 22, 2015

“True Story” is a true crime drama that struggles to present itself and ultimately falls flat.


Review: Six absurdist tales unite with humor and brutality

By | Apr 15, 2015

In this marriage of form and content, an enjoyably mad cinematic experience is born.


Review: ‘Furious 7’ races onward and upward despite loss of actor

By | Apr 8, 2015

The fact that this is the seventh movie in the franchise serves as a true testament as to how dedicated the fans truly are.


Review: Minimalist script reveals humanity in war zone

By | Apr 7, 2015

After the quick escalation of a house search into a full-on riot, young British soldier Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell) is stranded in enemy streets to fend for himself against the Irish Republican Army.


Review: ‘Insurgent’ adds to teenage-dystopian genre

By | Apr 1, 2015

“Insurgent” adds to the young-adult dystopian genre by building on its predecessor’s fame.


Review: ‘Red Army’ uncovers Soviet past

By | Mar 25, 2015

This award-winning documentary explores the lives of Russia’s secret army during the Cold War: its national hockey team.


Review: ‘Cinderella’ a perfect fit to predecessors’ big shoes

By | Mar 18, 2015

In the live-action update of Disney’s original animated feature, “Cinderella” embraces some positive changes while remaining true to the fairy tale.