‘Thunder Force’ Squanders Resources, Laughs

‘Thunder Force’ Squanders Resources, Laughs

By Lynn VenhausWhen husband-and-wife collaborators Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy work together on screen, a low bar has been set, for their previous four movies... Details
‘Vanquish’ Is Mediocre John Wick Wannabe

‘Vanquish’ Is Mediocre John Wick Wannabe

By Alex McPherson With shallow characterization and underwhelming action sequences, George Gallo’s new film, “Vanquish,” winds up being decidedly average. This generic thriller stars Ruby... Details
‘Voyagers’ Is Too Sterile As A Space Odyssey Gone Rogue

‘Voyagers’ Is Too Sterile As A Space Odyssey Gone Rogue

By Lynn VenhausIn yet another exploration on how humans are wired and the inevitable devil inside, “Voyagers” is ultimately a stale old story, yet spruced... Details
‘Summer of 85’ – A Summer to Halfheartedly Remember

‘Summer of 85’ – A Summer to Halfheartedly Remember

By Alex McPherson Acclaimed French director François Ozon’s newest work, “Summer of 85,” is a nostalgic coming-of-age story that lacks focus and subtlety. Based on... Details
‘The Carnivores’ – A Prime Cut of Madness

‘The Carnivores’ – A Prime Cut of Madness

By Alex McPherson Director Caleb Michael Johnson’s new film, “The Carnivores,” is a lurid and disturbing psychological thriller that actually prompted nausea at one point,... Details
QFest Preview: ‘Tahara’ – A Resonant Teenage Tale

QFest Preview: ‘Tahara’ – A Resonant Teenage Tale

By Alex McPherson Olivia Peace’s directorial debut, “Tahara,” provides an incisive look at identity, grief, and societal pressures. Unfolding during a single day within a... Details
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Delivers Monster Movie Escapism, Thrills

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Delivers Monster Movie Escapism, Thrills

By Lynn VenhausThese two hulking movie icons return for an epic showdown in “Godzilla vs. Kong” -- only the second time the atomic sea monster... Details
‘French Exit’ Characters Hard to Like

‘French Exit’ Characters Hard to Like

By Lynn VenhausThe filmmaker tries to sell the upper-class heroine as an eccentric, free-spirited widow that’s a cross between Auntie Mame and a Wes Anderson... Details
Bob Odenkirk Punches Up ‘Nobody’ As A Wimpy Dad Hiding Dark Secret

Bob Odenkirk Punches Up ‘Nobody’ As A Wimpy Dad Hiding Dark Secret

 By Lynn VenhausThis is one of the most violent movies I have ever seen. That said, it is a mostly satisfying thriller of kick-it-up-a-notch action,... Details
Period Spy Yarn ‘Six Minutes to Midnight’ Lacks Crisp Execution

Period Spy Yarn ‘Six Minutes to Midnight’ Lacks Crisp Execution

By Lynn VenhausBased on true events, “Six Minutes to Midnight” is a period spy yarn that sounds more exciting than it is. On Aug. 15,... Details