Reviews: The Nice Guys (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: This is the kind of mismatched buddy action comedy that, every time one rolls around, we collectively say, “Hollywood doesn’t make movies like this anymore.” Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe Excerpt: Whereas the past [held Black’s] work within the genre as intelligent neo noir, The Nice Guys is a bit of a departure with the decision to embrace implausibility while sweeping consequences under the rug. […]

Reviews: Nerve (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge Jon Patridge @ Cinapse Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba.com Excerpt: Delivering high-stakes action scenes that are riveting and at times too real, along with a love story that’s as sexy and sweet as a great first date, Nerve is an unusual delight that’s just the right amount of deranged. James Roberts @ Glide Magazine Excerpt: Beneath its flashy veneer is a film that meditates on the anonymous nature of the web, and how that perceived anonymity has the ability to […]

Reviews: The Neon Demon (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: It’s a shame that a film so beautiful says so little, even by Nicolas Winding Refn’s standards. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: This is the type of filmmaking the industry needs to save itself—obtuse, difficult, formal triumphs that aren’t afraid to fail. It may not be as deep as some pretend, but it’s still an exhilarating experience. Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: Just […]

Reviews: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Tempting as it may be to roll your eyes at a distaff follow-up to 2014’s lazy douche-com Neighbors, being quick to judge in this case would be a disservice to the remarkable care and improvement Nicholas Stoller and his co-writers have brought to their sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt:  We need movies that are willing to latch onto conviction with such courage, because this is what comedy does best – address tough issues through humor, satire and […]

Reviews: Morgan (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth Excerpt: Morgan may not offer anything groundbreaking in the spectrum of movies about human experiments gone wrong but it features great performances, interesting observations on corporate culture and it’s really aptly made and fun to watch without being exhausting. It’s no Ex-Machina but it’s nonetheless an impressive debut from a talented new filmmaker. Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: Morgan is Ex Machina Lite minus the gripping sci-fi quandaries and emotional investment. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Nguyen […]

Reviews: Moonlight (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: Sixteen years in the life of a gay, poor, and bullied black man whose quest for wholeness touches our hearts. Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: Nuanced and complex, the result is wholly unique, lovely, and moving. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: Moonlight is a quietly introspective depiction steeped in unparalleled honesty of the ways in which we’re […]

Reviews: Money Monster (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: A movie that says so little does not deserve this star-studded cast. Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe Excerpt: There’s some effective humor in the script despite its dark circumstances and the whodunit is serviceable in its edge-of-your-seat thrills. The real success, however, is its turning the mirror [on our own apathy]. Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog James Roberts @ Glide Magazine Excerpt: Money Monsterserves as a reminder that networks and news programs of today aren’t doing their […]

Reviews: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: With Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Tim Burton focuses all his energy on a dusty, far-too-droll buildup that’s far from worth whatever short-lived excitement his finale brings. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Mark Leeper @ Mark Leeper Excerpt: It does not have the same sort of delights as THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, but it has its own charm. Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Kristy Puchko @ CBR.com Excerpt: Thank the movie gods for Eva Green and […]

Reviews: Moana (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: The quest of a young Polynesian girl to become a way-maker for her people. Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: Moana beats the drum of female empowerment for so many young girls who deserve it now more than ever. Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: Moana’ would be a positive addition to popular media in the best of times, […]

Reviews: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Jon Patridge @ Cinapse James Roberts @ Glide Magazine Excerpt: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates quickly becomes a sort of comedic bingo as it runs down the list of expected scenes and situations. Robert Yaniz Jr. @ We Got This Covered