“… a conventional action film with some unconventional ideas and the star power of Tom Cruise.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“If you’ve been watching the action movies that have been released over the past decade or so, you’ve already seen JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Sorry, but once you’ve seen Tom Cruise hanging from the Burj Khalifa watching him almost fall off a cheap set left over from an eighties cop show isn’t exactly wow material.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality


ouija-origin-of-evilOUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL

“…even with the late missteps OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL is a strong horror film. It does not insult the audience’s intelligence and still manages to create some scares along the way. ” – Deirdre Crimmins, Film Thrills


certain-womenCERTAIN WOMEN

“Human situations are often difficult; does that excuse us for looking away as often as we do? Or is there something there worth seeing, if we can stand to stay with it? That’s a question you’ll have to answer for yourself.” – Killian Melloy, Edge Boston







the_accountant-trailer-screen1THE ACCOUNTANT

“There are some entertaining things taking place in THE ACCOUNTANT, but it also clearly lacks in some areas.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Save your receipts. Ben Affleck is THE ACCOUNTANT, and you don’t want to get on his bad side.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…we’re left with a mess of a movie that could have used a little levity. It’s this lack of self-awareness that’s the real killer here.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“…adds ups to a terrific entertainment and is an asset in Affleck’s acting portfolio.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“Maybe there’s a leaner version of THE ACCOUNTANT lurking in its slightly overlong structure, but you won’t mind all of its excess when all of its killin’ is so damn good.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine


e284020a-90b4-11e6-83ed-f5f4c84ea0bb-1020x680KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?

“WHAT NOW? is consistently funny and worth taking a trip to your local theater.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…stand-up comedy works best when it feels and sounds off the cuff and spontaneous, and the overt implication of how each beat and inflection must have been pre-determined spoils that illusion.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston



A_Man_Called_Ove_-_2A MAN CALLED OVE

“At its heart is a sweet love story, but around the margins are stories of other sorts — funny, dramatic, tragic, but all of them human and uplifting. ” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston






68fbb8f3-27e3-4a97-bda7-d9b8d2a05ee4THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

“THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN fails to impress on even the most basic level.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“From its patronizing title to its incoherent storytelling, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is one of the least satisfying thrillers in some time.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“For stories like this to work, one needs suspense and maybe an ounce or two of tension. Lugubrious acting and fancy coats are not enough.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine



the-birth-of-a-nation-5THE BIRTH OF A NATION

“While it may be carrying some of the most personal and visceral subject matter of the year, Parker’s freshman film feels lost in between telling a story and striving to make a difference as its lead character did.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“This new BIRTH is less of a landmark than Parker might have intended, but in its point of view and the story it tells, it is worthy addition to the list of movies spotlighting American history.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“I don’t know if this gamble will pay off for Parker, but THE BIRTH OF A NATION proves to be worth at least some of the risks that he chose to take on.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The kind of one-dimensional human avatars that fit so well into heightened action-heavy folk-history lack the depth of character to be compelling at a regular human level.” – Bob Chipman,


american-honey-2AMERICAN HONEY

“Don’t call it a movie about American counter-culture, call it a movie about the love for that same culture, however messy and erratic it may be.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“… AMERICAN HONEY maintains a style and voice all its own which makes the movie, hands down, one of the best films of the year.” – Michael Cox, Edge Boston




deepwaterheaderDEEPWATER HORIZON

“Overall, the film offers a lesson about respecting the realities of the world while keeping tastefully away from mere exploitation.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“DEEPWATER HORIZON is a prime example of what’s bad about movies of its kind: Even with a smaller scope, they naturally end up favoring the few instead of the many, and in doing so they fail to fully articulate the consequences of their depicted destructions.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“As far as tasteless theme park rides go DEEPWATER HORIZON isn’t terrible, but it also takes a galling sort of myopia to turn this particular story into a star vehicle with a happy ending.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“More than just a thrilling action movie, the end result is a moving testament to the 11 souls who lost their lives.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“In spite of some of the flaws that it has, DEEPWATER HORIZON is something that’s easy to recommend.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The directing and editing gives us no sense of the space. It’s never clear where characters are in relation to each other and, often, in relation to the action. ” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Berg’s direction is almost poetic as he orchestrates the percolating problem at the ocean floor, tiny bubbles rising from the crust, a crack mirroring the rising tension beneath the facade of congeniality up on the surface.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“We got the outline of something superb when what we needed was a full picture.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks



peregrins-gallery1-gallery-imageMISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

“Showing restraint is unusual for [Burton], and letting the inherent weirdness of the story do the work, he has turned out his best film since SWEENEY TODD.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies




magnificent-seven-2016-cast THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

“Awash in chintzy CGI, the film has a sickly avocado sheen to it, as if it was color-corrected in post-production to look like a can of Bud Lime.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Stylistically, this is a fun, if fluffy, movie — broadly realized and often absurd. In other words, it its the bill for its particular sub-genre of the action-adventure Western. What it lacks is true panache. This SEVEN won’t be galloping to classic film status.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“An old-time western with a modern sensibility. Unlike all too many remakes, it fully justifies its existence.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is entertaining all the way through.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Deconstructionist realism has been the default for this particular genre long enough, and Fuqua’s approach here lands comfortably in the heightened-reality zone between HOPALONG CASSIDY and the original DJANGO.” – Bob Chipman,



“Check, and mate: This Disney QUEEN has more to offer than a raft of “Princess” movies.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“Be inspired: see QUEEN OF KATWE, and bring your kids too– let them know it’s good to be the queen of your own destiny.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“…a quiet and sturdy installment to Nair’s impressive filmography and an under-the-radar delight for 2016.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day



“GOAT could function as a great companion piece to SPRING BREAKERS if it decided on what movie it wanted to be. But instead, it’s a meandering attempt at exposing a nationwide sickness.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“What [Andrew] Neel shows us isn’t fraternity. It’s a barnyard chorused by barking, braying and snarling, an animal house we’ll never want to go back to.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine


The-Dressmaker-Gallery-02THE DRESSMAKER

“Ultimately, the film is a Saturday morning screwball meets Western meets melodramatic soap opera meets whatever else you decide to take from it.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston




“If your child is old enough to know where babies come from, he or she is too old for STORKS.” – Dan Kimmel, North Shore Movies