Last year, right around this time, I wrote a review of The Revenant describing it as "the perfect movie for people who think movies are for pssies." Meaning, it's all well and good to sit in the dark and...
Office Christmas Party is not a terrible comedy, but it's not a great one, either. Unlike the last two Zack Galifianakis movies, Keeping Up with the Joneses and Masterminds, Office Christmas Party is a tolerable comedy. It's an easy movie...
Oh hey, look! An agreeable, well-meaning, perfectly adequate, decent but also lightweight and mostly forgettable movie being wildly overpraised presumably because it’s a pleasant distraction grounded in cinephile nostalgia and romanticism of Old […] The post MovieBob Reviews: LA LA LAND appeared first on Geek.com.
Reviews for the stand-alone Star Wars film, Rogue One, have not hit the Internet yet, but a number of Trump-supporters have already made up their mind about the movie, calling it "a Jew masturbation fantasy of anti-White hate," "anti-American," and...
Brazilian writer-director Anna Muylaert's new movie has been given the English language title "Don't Call Me Son," but it could easily be called by the English-language title of her last movie, "The Second Mother." In both instances, a functioning home is shaken up by a suddenly re-configured sense...
Song and dance in the key of life: That’s the irresistible appeal of La La Land. Damien Chazelle’s joyous throwback musical tethers its razzle-dazzle to some semblance of reality—emotional and economic at least—even as its characters literally float on air. Show More Summary
Walking blind into Beyond The Gates, with little knowledge of the film besides its poster featuring Barbara Crampton’s spooky visage hovering over a cartoon VHS tape, you might expect a self-consciously broad cotton-candy fantasy of a horror movie of the sort perfected by Stuart Gordon in the 1980s. Show More Summary
Assembling a whole comedy festival’s worth of very funny people isn’t a foolproof recipe for hilarity, but it should assure at least a decent number of laughs. Whether Office Christmas Party clears that very low bar depends on how generous...Show More Summary
The rare Steven Seagal movie to open in American theaters, Contract To Kill is so crude and anti-cinematic—so fucking bad—that it becomes its own parody. It is a treasure, as are all of the god-awful movies put out by the onetime black belt with the help of his dedicated team of “whatever, sure” men. Show More Summary
Korean zombie film Train To Busan recently made The A.V. Club’s own “Best Movies Of 2016 That We Didn’t Review” list, but it looks like the film will be getting another shot at a proper review soon—or at least one version of the film will. Show More Summary
Burn Country opens with a scene so deliberately disorienting that people who see it at a multiplex may briefly wonder whether they’ve accidentally wandered into the wrong theater. This is an American movie featuring an Afghan protagonist, but the first thing we see is a woman onstage, yelling in unsubtitled Polish for several minutes. Show More Summary
The biggest surprise about We Go On isn’t the de rigeur ghost story plot twist. It’s in how much the movie doesn’t need it. Read more...
When we reviewed the Chromecast Ultra, one of our biggest gripes was the dearth of 4K content to justify it -- not even Google's own movie store had material to watch. The company is fixing that glaring omission, though. As of now, Google Play Movies & TV carrying over 125 4K movies in the American and Canadian stores. Show More Summary
It’s a good trailer, but it is better than the trailer for the first movie?
There's only one movie on the docket this week, but it looks like it may be bringing some holiday cheer to the box office. Get ready for Office Christmas Party. It's gonna be a Rotten Week!
Texas Classical Review is none too sure about Houston’s world premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera adaptation of a deathless movie. Sample: It’s a Wonderful Life makes an effective stage piece, as far as it goes. Yet it stops short of transforming the story’s emotions and drama into arresting music theater. For all its liveliness and […]
There have been so many movies, miniseries, books and who knows what else on the life of Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy over the decades that it’s hard to imagine there is anything new or original left to say. But in the movie Jackie, director Pablo Larrain, writer Noah Oppenheim and star Natalie Portman pull off something of a miracle. Show More Summary
Better and less-preachy than it looks, the Christmas movie Believe is still not great.
This review originally ran in January 2016, after The Eyes of My Mother played Sundance. We are republishing it now that the movie is in wide release. A sick, simmering nightmare of a movie, Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes of My Mother feels like what might have happened if Michelangelo Antonioni and Shirley ... More »
Incarnate is a comic-book movie in search of a comic book. Perhaps there, in the newsprint-scented safety of those tri-color panels, its cartoon characterizations, hilariously blunt expository dialogue, and broad leaps of logic would find an appreciative audience, accustomed to prioritizing badassery over all. Show More Summary