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Reviews (39)

The Numbers Station

The Numbers Station (2013) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Periodic misdirection offers glimmers of what this movie could have been before snapping back to contrived CIA tripe.

Posted May 28, 2015

The Divine Move

The Divine Move (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Flowing fight choreography set against the background of increasingly high stakes games of Go.

Posted May 26, 2015

Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Excoriating and brutal exposition of the scandal that plagued cycling for nearly 20 years.

Posted May 19, 2015


WarGames (1983) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Iconic Cold War "what if" scenario remains as pertinent and watchable as ever.

Posted May 15, 2015

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (2013) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Typical Baz Luhrmann flourishes distract from some committed performances in this glitzy retelling of a great American novel.

Posted May 15, 2015


Payback (1999) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Grimy and brooding underworld story that works as a revenge tale and not much more.

Posted May 14, 2015


Automata (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

All the makings of great science fiction are present but the movie peters out before expounding any real profundity.

Posted May 13, 2015

Maximum Conviction

Maximum Conviction (2012) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Laughably phoned in. Steven Seagal makes Steve Austin look like Marlon Brando.

Posted May 11, 2015

Ex Machina

Ex Machina (2015) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Beautiful photography supports a thrilling and unnerving story that leaves an indelible impression.

Posted May 10, 2015

The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited (2011) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Sincere and unrepentant examination of divinity and the human condition via a single expansive conversation.

Posted May 9, 2015

Going Clear

Going Clear (2015) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Expertly crafted documentary that uncovers the more chilling aspects of Scientology.

Posted May 7, 2015

Into the Storm

Into the Storm (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Lackluster performances and banal plot points with a veneer of (admittedly striking) special effects.

Posted May 6, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

The expanding universe spoils this outing, smothering all opportunity for real character evolution and chemistry.

Posted May 5, 2015

Path to War

Path to War (2002) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Methodical performances of a compelling story. Seemingly thorough if a bit lengthy.

Posted May 4, 2015

Blue Streak

Blue Streak (1999) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Diverting and fun though stereotypes abound and character development is absent.

Posted Apr 28, 2015

Three Kings

Three Kings (1999) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Strikes an impressive balance between wit and gravitas and manages to illustrate complex points without taking itself overly seriously.

Posted Apr 27, 2015


Blackhat (2015) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Technical chops fail to compensate for a ho hum plotline.

Posted Apr 25, 2015

A Civil Action

A Civil Action (1998) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

A tale of ego, miscalculation and loss marches doggedly to trite redemption and uninspired conclusion.

Posted Apr 25, 2015


Congo (1995) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Ernie Hudson steals the show in this affable and light hearted African safari adventure.

Posted Apr 25, 2015

While We're Young

While We're Young (2015) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Wry and pitch perfect, uncannily relatable for 30 and 40-somethings.

Posted Apr 25, 2015

Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes (1998) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Fluid camera work is visually arresting but the film stumbles at the finish in this noir-esq detective story set in a hurricane battered Atlantic City.

Posted Apr 24, 2015

Drop Zone

Drop Zone (1994) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Incredibly overacted performances and a silly premise cheesify this formulaic skydiving outing.

Posted Apr 22, 2015

Citizen X

Citizen X (1995) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Gripping and devastating in equal measure. Excellent performances from an excellent cast.

Posted Apr 16, 2015

Tears of the Sun

Tears of the Sun (2003) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

A familiar ode to American military might fizzles under a thick layer of privileged idealism and clumsy heart string plucking.

Posted Apr 7, 2015

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket (1996) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

This charismatic directorial debut from Wes Andersen lays the groundwork for the style that would become his trademark. Understated delivery of quick dialog from well-defined characters punctuate an engaging story.

Posted Apr 4, 2015

The November Man

The November Man (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Tedious spy movie with promising elements and disappointing results.

Posted Apr 1, 2015

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage (2002) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Generic Schwarzenegger watch-it-if-it's-on type movie with typical post-9/11 themes and minimal charm.

Posted Apr 1, 2015

Mission: Impossible 2

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Why walk when you can ninja roll? Fun-ish Woo-flavored action supplants the more intricate story of the first installment.

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible (1996) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Quality spy thriller that holds up well despite dated technological components. Not the strongest performance from Cruise, but still plenty to like.

Posted Mar 24, 2015

The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Fuller realization of the original premise in this fast paced sequel. Solid popcorn flick.

Posted Mar 21, 2015

The Purge

The Purge (2013) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Intriguing premise limited by budget but bolstered by convincingly creepy antagonists.

Posted Mar 21, 2015

Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder (1990) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Decent by-the-book racing movie with likable characters and 90s charm.

Posted Mar 21, 2015

Apollo 18

Apollo 18 (2011) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Dull and plodding. Fanciful concept sadly amounts to very little.

Posted Mar 20, 2015

Taken 3

Taken 3 (2015) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

A watchable ending to an entertaining franchise. Hardly riveting but performs as expected.

Posted Mar 20, 2015


Pi (1998) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Jarring and raw, this engaging thriller demands to be noticed and does not disappoint once it has your attention.

Posted Mar 20, 2015


Birdman (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Bewitchingly shot and masterfully performed with clever storytelling that leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

Posted Mar 20, 2015


Whiplash (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

J.K. Simmons is incredible in this razor sharp exploration of greatness and human ability. An Oscar well earned.

Posted Mar 20, 2015

The Pyramid

The Pyramid (2014) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Abysmal performances of worthless dialog make it impossible to care about any character. Zero suspense, zero payoff. Christ, what a waste of time.

Posted Mar 20, 2015

Fire With Fire

Fire With Fire (2012) IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

Great cast (Bruce Willis, Richard Schiff, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones) wasted on a nothing story with clunky dialog. Coleman (Josh Duhamel) is hard to root for and Hagen's (Vincent D'Onofrio) affected hissing is bizarre.

Posted Mar 20, 2015


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