“TOMB RAIDER made me not want to see that UNCHARTED movie Sony has been trying to get out there for a few years now.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“I suppose it’s all harmless enough, however uninteresting and uninspired.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“TOMB RAIDER is a film that you know is calculated to kick off future blockbusters in the series, and yet it works.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies





“It takes a deft hand and a rare talent to make tyranny and state sanctioned torture so funny.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“The more and more that I reflect on THE DEATH OF STALIN, the more I’m led to believe that the best satirists are adept at showing viewers the road to conclusion.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine



lovesimonLOVE, SIMON

“Simply by being a typical, if entertaining, high school movie, it may be making its most important statement of all.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies







“After watching A WRINKLE IN TIME, there’s a part of me that would have liked to have seen Ava DuVernay and the rest of the team take more time to turn this into a film filled with intrigue and excitement.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“DuVernay – whose previous feature, SELMA, had similar problems – directs at a leaden pace. She seems to have no idea how to get out of a scene once it has accomplished what it had to do.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


Thoroughbred - Still 1THOROUGHBREDS

“THOROUGHBREDS is a constant delight, delivering entertaining adrenaline and biting hilarity from one scene to the next and building to a climax that will linger long after leaving the theater.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Finley does a lot with very little apart from the raw talent of his leads. If this is what he’s capable of as a first-timer, we should rightfully dread his follow-up.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine






Death-Wish-Remake-2018-Review-Bruce-WillisDEATH WISH

“Just what we need now: A morally repugnant good-guy-with-a-gun remake of DEATH WISH directed by vessel of pure id Eli Roth (HOSTEL). – David Riedel, SLC Weekly

“DEATH WISH isn’t the film that it could be—this is a seriously missed opportunity on Roth’s part—but it’s also going to be an unexpected crowdpleaser and potential cult favorite.” – Eli Fine, The Young Folks



red-sparrow-1920x1080-jennifer-lawrence-2018-11925RED SPARROW

“Deconstructing that particular sort of exploitation in narrative fiction without tipping over into just doing it yourself is a really fine line to walk, and Red Sparrow definitely feels like it stumbles more often than it doesn’t.” – Bob Chipman,

“Having the film’s protagonist be so lifeless and expressionless for two hours and twenty minutes is almost never a good idea.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Believes the story here is torturous and able to beat the audience senseless, but the entire film ends up being just as torturous.” - Sam Cohen, Substream

“If there was any question whether Jennifer Lawrence is going to go the distance as an actress, one only has to look at her choice of roles.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies




“Refined and steely, ANNIHILATION is another mediation on how humans were always meant to self-destruct – it’s our biology.” – Allyson Johnson, The Young Folks

“…the final result here is an unfocused mess, despite ephemeral instances of genuine horror and gore that admittedly left me shaken.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“ANNIHILATION isn’t good.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential


gamenightGAME NIGHT

“GAME NIGHT is a movie that will more than likely satisfy your desire for a comedy aimed at adults.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential



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“There’s a clear post-Brexit anxiety in THE PARTY as we watch London’s upper crust devouring itself.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“…a film about pettiness couched in maturity, and a brilliantly merciless take on the comedy of manners.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine





df11042fca089e9d428646165de05469acf9641dBLACK PANTHER

“BLACK PANTHER is one of the best films to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“BLACK PANTHER entertains, emotionally stirs, and thoughtfully provokes its audience with the swagger and confidence of an instant classic. And a meaningful one, at that.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“If you are invested in art as a political force, then you will be able to stand up cheering at BLACK PANTHER too.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Daily Grindhouse

“As with very few in the genre, this is a game-changer.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This is by far the most visually exciting Marvel adventure yet, eschewing their usual drab airport parking lots and stairwell fights in favor of grand, eye-popping colors courtesy of Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION cinematographer Rachel Morrison and glorious costume designs by DO THE RIGHT THING’s legendary Ruth E. Carter.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“…most important of all, the film carries a potent vision of the future liberated by an imaginary paradise of a past.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices


movie-trailer-early-manEARLY MAN

“EARLY MAN has the ability to make you laugh and enjoy yourself with everything else that’s included.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“This is sure-fire family entertainment during school vacation week. Indeed, it’s for Aardman fans of all ages.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“EARLY MAN, despite paling in comparison, is still an exceptional work from Aardman that delivers exactly the type of humor, heart and heroism we’ve come to expect from the production company.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture

“Even with all of the narrative conventions weighing on EARLY MAN, there’s still a bounty of laughs to be mined from it.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine