‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre:’ A look at Western greed and corruption

Iconic film shows the psychological impact of prospecting

“The Revenant” is a slow, beautiful grind

The brutality and satisfaction of "The Revenant"

The New Star Wars Film Awakens your Nostalgia

When I was kid I had an uncle who was obsessed with Star Wars. He collected all the action figures, which one day would...

“The Hateful Eight” takes it slow

Can Tarantino make a slower film work?

‘Bridge of Spies:’ a test of American and Soviet character

The 1950s were a strange time in terms of foreign policy. In many Americans' eyes, it was clear: it was us, or them. Many...

“Back to the Future” trilogy: Three gems out of time

The October 21, 2015 that we see in “Back to the Future: Part II” is a very different from the October 21, 2015 that...

Movie Review: “Resurrection ‘F’” is a love letter to “DBZ” fans

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'” is a movie for the “Dragon Ball” fans that have been around since the beginning, and it's not for...

Movie Review: “Ant-Man” is good, dumb fun

Poor Ant-Man. He's the Marvel hero no one can take seriously. When you have gods like Thor, super-soldiers like Captain America, and forged warriors...

Movie Review: “Genisys” can’t adapt to save itself

This movie had the potential to rescue a franchise that badly needed rescuing. The first “Terminator” film was an awesome thriller with excellent character...

Movie Review: “3022 ft:” The story of Mt. Marathon

“3022 ft.” is the story of Mt. Marathon, Alaska's legendary 4th of July mountain race that's drawn racers to Seward for over a century... No,...

Movie Review: “Jurassic World” is brain-dead fun

The first “Jurassic Park” film was a landmark in cinema. While it didn’t have the most captivating story, the special effects were groundbreaking, combining...

Film Review: “Kung Fury” is a rad love letter

There are some movies that are so full of holes and flaws that they descend below awfulness and become good again. “The Room” and...

Film Review: “Fury Road” pleasantly surprises

Reboots are tricky things to do. Right off the bat, audience expectations are low. Some might accuse executives of reaching for low-hanging fruit. Fans...

Film Review: “Age of Ultron” carries a lot of baggage

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALL PREVIOUS MARVEL MOVIES BELOW It has been two years since the Chitauri invasion of New York. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been all but...

‘Come Out and Play’ fails to justify its existence

In an impressive feat, “Come Out and Play” manages to destroy viewers’ sympathy and investment within the first 15 minutes. How is this accomplished?...

‘Anchorage Is’ provides a colorful portrait of Anchorage’s 100 years as a city

Over the past few weeks, “Anchorage Is” has been playing weekend after weekend at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub. It was originally scheduled for three...

‘The Returned’ needs a reality check

“The Returned” sincerely wants to be deep, but doesn’t put in the effort to actually be deep. It’s the worst kind of lazy movie:...

‘Dear White People’ explores the complexities of black American experience

The jocks, the rich kids, the goths — many are familiar with the cliques of “Mean Girls,” but those groups seem largely voluntary and...

‘Selma’ tells an important part of history

Recite the preamble to the United States Constitution. Perhaps a few people still remember it from high school government class. But could you say...

‘Les Misérables’ remains a gorgeous, heart-melting experience

Since its premiere in 1985, “Les Misérables” has been a musical staple of modern theater. To this day, it remains a masterful adaptation of...

‘Gone with the Wind’ is a product of its time

Title: “Gone with the Wind” Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood Release date: Jan. 1, 1939 Rating: 3/5 Sometimes, a work of art is so influential that...

‘Anarchy’: Your mileage may vary

Title: Director: Release date: Rating: "The Purge: Anarchy" James DeMonaco July 18, 2014 2/5 The first “Purge” film turned a lot of heads when it came out a little more than a...

“Transformers:” Age of Profits

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar June 28, 2014 1/5 stars I entered the theater with a hoodie and sunglasses on. I put...

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is fantasy at its finest

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Dean DeBlois Jay Baruchel Cate Blanchett Gerard Butler June 13, 2014 5/5 stars The first “How to Train Your Dragon” film was something of a...

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is fantasy at its finest

The first “How to Train Your Dragon” film was something of a surprise success. Very loosely based on a recent children's book series, it...

‘Days of Future Past’ is the best of both worlds

Film: &nbsp Director: Release date: Rating: "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Bryan Singer May 23, 2014 4/5 stars The “X-Men” film franchise has seen its ups and downs in the almost-14 years it's been...

‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1’ is lusty indulgence

Film: &nbsp Director: Release date: Rating: Country: "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1" Lars von Trier March 6, 2014 4/5 stars Denmark If the viewer could look into filmmaker Lars von Trier’s mind, chances are it would look almost...

‘Days of Future Past’ is the best of both worlds

The “X-Men” film franchise has seen its ups and downs in the almost-14 years it's been around. The first two, directed by Bryan Singer, are...

‘Godzilla’ is a faithful reboot

Film: Release Director: Rating: Starring: “Godzilla” May 16, 2014 Gareth Edwards 4 Aaron Johnson-Taylor Ken Watanabe Bryan Cranston When a modern reboot of a classic franchise is announced, audiences and fans often let loose a giant...

Top 5 movies to look forward to this summer

Plenty of popcorn flicks and more underrated features are coming out this summer. Between nights around a bonfire and vacationing out of state, here...