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<i>Ouija: Origin of Evil</i> review

Ouija: Origin of Evil review

In order to improve upon the original film, Ouija: Origin of Evil needed only to be mildly coherent. Ouija, Hasbro’s first foray into horror, set the lowest of bars, telling a hackneyed, boring tale about a [...]

<i>American Pastoral</i> review

American Pastoral review

Every year there comes a movie that everyone else hates and I end up loving. For 2016, I’d like to bestow that honor upon American Pastoral, the adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which also [...]

<i>Keeping Up with the Joneses</i> review

Keeping Up with the Joneses review

While not particularly hilarious, Keeping Up with the Joneses is a lot of fun, but it begs a much bigger question that seems to continuously go unanswered: Is Jon Hamm ever going to land a role [...]

<i>Denial</i> review

Denial review

In England, libel cases are handled much differently than in America. While our presumption of innocence requires that the burden of proof be on the accuser, the Brits require the opposite. Those accused of defamation have [...]

<i>Kevin Hart: What Now?</i> review

Kevin Hart: What Now? review

In August of 2015 funnyman Kevin Hart made comedy history when he performed for 50,000 people at a sold out Lincoln Financial Field. It was a notable moment for Hart and for the world of comedy [...]

<i>The Accountant</i> review

The Accountant review

The Accountant is three movies. The first is a police procedural in which a young law enforcement agent with a sordid history is trying to capture a mysterious corporate espionage artist. The second is a light-ish romantic [...]

<i>Shin Godzilla</i> review

Shin Godzilla review

First some stats: Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence would be the translated English title) stomps into theaters as the 31st film in the franchise since the original 1954 Gojira first graced the screen. Only the 1998 and [...]

<i>The Girl on the Train</i> review

The Girl on the Train review

The Girl on the Train is the latest film adaptation of a popular thriller. The book seemed to be burning up the bestseller list (and prime real estate in your local Barnes & Noble) just after [...]

<i>A Man Called Ove</i> review

A Man Called Ove review

The lovable curmudgeon trope is a personal favorite of mine, and one performed to great effect in A Man Called Ove, a Swedish-language film from director Hannes Holm. In it, we are treated to the life [...]

<i>The Birth of a Nation</i> review

The Birth of a Nation review

As a critic it is not necessarily my job to cast personal judgments, only to offer an opinion on the film in question. So in the name of separating art from artist, my initial intention was to [...]

<i>Masterminds</i> review

Masterminds review

 Masterminds might be the most okay movie I’ve ever seen. It’s neither good nor bad: neither funny nor unfunny. The performances are not good, but they certainly aren’t bad. The plot isn’t boring, but it’s not [...]