2017
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

The Commuter

Clinging desperately to the undercarriage of the Mediocrity Express, "The Commuter" hopefully marks the last in this string of bad Liam Neeson action films.

I, Tonya

It's not the revelation of truth about the Tonya Harding fiasco that it wants to be, but "I, Tonya" is plenty of fun and features solid, oddball performances.

Molly’s Game

Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut is surprising and witty, but its humanity is undercut by its look-at-me script. Maybe stay at your writing desk, Sorkin.

The Greatest Showman

It's a High School Musical-style take on the rise of P. T. Barnum, complete with sugary coating and bland musical numbers. Have fun.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

It's doesn't break free of its commercial cash-grab roots, but it does at least attempt to have some genuine fun with what it has to offer.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Darkly hilarious, dryly whimsical, and unflinchingly sincere, Three Billboards is not only McDonagh’s best—it's a truly perfect film.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Though it's Washington's most interesting performance in years, "Israel" isn't satisfying enough to be worth remembering for anything besides its protagonist.

Mudbound

Mudbound shows a poignantly authentic view of American racism, and deserves praise for it. But it's severely hampered by its overlong and unfocused structure.