Movies Review

The Guest

Review: 'The Guest' Is a Kooky Throwback Thriller Whose Sole Intent Is to Have Fun

Dan Stevens stars as the "mysterious stranger" in this energetic, suave retro movie.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 12, 2014
Whiplash

Review: 'Whiplash' Could Be One of the Great Music Movies of All Time

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons bare bone in this rhythmic story about devoting yourself to jazz.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 12, 2014
The Skeleton Twins

Review: 'The Skeleton Twins' Is a Nice Time with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, But Lacks Depth

The 'Saturday Night Live' costars display terrific chemistry.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 12, 2014
Memphis

Review: 'Memphis' Is Beautiful to Look at, But Has Nothing Else Going for It

Director Tim Sutton has no interest in really accessing his characters or setting.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Sep 10, 2014
The Congress

Review: 'The Congress' Is a Powerful, Weird Exploration of Sadness

Robin Wright enters an animated world to discuss big, biting ideas.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Aug 29, 2014
The November Man

Review: 'The November Man' Is Pierce Brosnan's Unremarkable Return to the Spy Game

The movie packs twists and action galore, but lacks in anything memorable.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Aug 27, 2014
Starred Up

Review: 'Starred Up' Avoids Cliche Drama With a Strong Human Story

The prison film subverts expectation with its subtle characters and story.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Aug 27, 2014
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Review: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Lacks in Style and Story

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's follow-up to 'Sin City' lacks the patience and stylistic skill of the first movie.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Aug 22, 2014
If I Stay, Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley

Review: 'If I Stay' Is a Toxic Mixture of Painful Cliches

Chloe Moretz is fine, but the movie itself is way off base.
By: Michael Arbeiter | Aug 22, 2014