“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

“This is a film that is both disturbing and provocative, leaving viewers to draw their own conclusions.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


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

“Bateman and McAdams prove to be an effective comedy pairing. He hasn’t always had the best of luck with roles, and McAdams rarely gets the chance to show her comedy chops. The two of them play off of each other perfectly.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



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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




Spoilerpiece Theatre talks FIFTY SHADES FREED and 15:17 TO PARIS

Max Covill looks at Pixar

Deirdre Crimmins looks at upcoming films to look forward to

Andrew Crump looks back at NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and GET OUT and reviews GOLDEN EXITS

Bob Chipman talks Disney conspiracy-theorists and BLACK PANTHER

Allyson Johnson reviews THE MAGICIANS

Joyce Kulhawik reviews HEAR WORD!


maxresdefaultTHE 15:17 TO PARIS

“As a feature-length film, THE 15:17 TO PARIS is a gamble that had very little chance of delivering a payoff.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential




peterrab_03PETER RABBIT

“I didn’t have any fun with this one, just gotta be honest about that fact. I found myself asking “why” about the writing so many times.” – Byron McNeal, Nerd Caliber




“Even though I’d recommend you bring tissues, be aware that Campillo isn’t just unblinking with his look at the devastating effects of AIDS, but also with his compassionate look at a hopeful community that still finds time to celebrate life.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“Even though it takes place 25 years ago “BPM” just might be the movie we need right now because you’ll say goodbye to these characters wanting nothing more than to hit the streets and follow their example — to live, to resist.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery