April 2016 Reviews

April 1st


Movie review: ‘The Dark Horse’ makes chess more than a game

Movie review: ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ is no ‘Dazed and Confused,’ but it’s a good time

Movie review: ‘Miles Ahead’ masterfully improvises its tune

LA Times 

‘Girl in the Photographs’ fails to develop beyond a minor horror film

‘Pranksters’ may kill off the prankster genre

April 8th

LA Times

‘The Invitation’ has a thrilling evening planned for you

‘Temps’: Man-child meets driven woman and sex ensues. Nothing new to see. Just move along.

Stop and think before you commit to ‘Mr. Right’

‘Phoenix Incident’ mixes fact and sci-fi in a creative, bold alien abduction tale


Movie Review: Some Nuggets Of Hilarity In ‘The Boss’

Movie review: ‘Louder Than Bombs’ never quite comes together

Movie Review: ‘Demolition’ is an interesting look at death and life

April 15th

LA Times

‘Sing Street’ cranks up great pop music and one young man’s dreams

‘Bill’ tries for Monty Python humor, but Shakespeare comedy falls short

‘The Syndrome’ takes a one-sided view of the controversy about shaken baby syndrome

Love blooms in the quietly assured Israeli film ‘Wedding Doll’


Movie review: ‘Criminal’ is a goofy — but good — action movie

Movie review: New ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ gets political

Movie review: ‘Jungle Book’ is dazzling re-creation of classic

April 22nd

LA Times

‘Sky’ is an ode to the many possibilities for a life out West

False notes aplenty in ‘Nina,’ a controversial, bizarrely staged re-creation of Nina Simone’s life


‘Green Room’ review: Punk horror movie you never knew you always wanted

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ review: Sequel misses its target

Movie review: ‘The Meddler’ is a wonderful look at mother-daughter relationship

The Playlist — Tribeca 2016

Tribeca Interview: Director Deb Shoval And Lola Kirke Talk ‘AWOL,’ Authentic Locations, Building A Love Story, And More

Tribeca Review: Deeply Affecting Love Story ‘AWOL’ Starring Lola Kirke And Breeda Wool

Tribeca Review: Mike Ott & Nathan Silver’s ‘Actor Martinez’ Is A Fascinating And Experimental Meta-Movie

Tribeca Review: Robert Schwartzman’s ‘Dreamland’ Starring Johnny Simmons, Amy Landecker, Jason Schwartzman, And More

Tribeca Review: Amiable And Appealing ‘Folk Hero & Funny Guy’ Starring Alex Karpovsky And Wyatt Russell

Tribeca Review: Artful And Emotional ‘Live Cargo’ Starring Dree Hemingway And Keith Stanfield

April 29th

LA Times

Moody and in mourning, ‘L’Attesa (The Wait)’ explores depths of grief

‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ manages to turn a colorful, true tale into a boring biopic


‘Mother’s Day’ review: Your mom deserves better

‘Ratchet & Clank’ is a weak space-wars saga

‘Keanu’ is a real film — and funny, too

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