War Dogs

War DogsDirector: Todd Phillips
Run Time: 1h 54m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.0

I couldn’t tell if War Dogs was a wannabe The Wolf of Wall Street or The Big Short. Either way it settled somewhere around ‘mediocre.’ Continue reading

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Anthropoid

AnthropoidDirector: Sean Ellis
Run Time: 2h 0m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.5

Next to Hitler, General Reinhard Heydrich was one of the most evil men of WWII. He was responsible for the “Final Solution” to the “Jewish Question” and other brutal acts during the rise of Nazi Germany. He had many names, one being The Butcher of Prague. Continue reading

Nerve

NerveDirectors: Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
Run Time: 1h 36m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 2.0

Nerve is like a real game of Truth or Dare: it starts out entertaining and there’s a lot of fun to be had, but it quickly turns into the over-the-top measuring contest that ruins your sleepover. Continue reading

Lights Out

Lights OutDirector: David F. Sandberg
Run Time: 1h 21m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 1.5

Horror films succeed when they lay the ground rules and follow them exclusively. Things start to go wrong when the rules change in the middle of the game. Lights Out falls victim to this loose and inconsistent storytelling. Continue reading