Category Archives: The Worst

The Circle review — Black Mirror for Dummies

the-circle-2017-tom-hanks
Directed by James Ponsoldt | Written by Ponsoldt and Dave Eggers, from Eggers' novel | 110 min Mae (Emma Watson) is an American Girl living somewhere in America... probably California. She drives a crappy car, has a crappy job, but a cute boy, Mercer (Ellar Coltrane, of Boyhood), who builds deer antler chandeliers in his…Read More

Allied review — Wartime spy drama a clunky bomb

maxresdefault
Directed by Robert Zemeckis | Written by Steven Knight | 124 min Zemeckis is a disciple of Spielberg, the creator of high-end Hollywood entertainment like Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, and Contact. More recently he's been as interested in computer generated imagery as in story and character, with films like last year's The Walk. It was a picture…Read More

Pixels review — It’s pretty bad, folks

poster1
Directed by Chris Columbus, written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on a short film by Patrick Jean There was no way I could miss the critical drubbing Pixels received when it opened last weekend. Reviews were practically unanimous in their negative assessment of the film, from one side of the critical community to…Read More

Jurassic World review — Better off extinct

jurassicworldbigger-720x1139
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Written by Trevorrow, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly, based on the Michael Crichton book Jurassic Park Wherein a superhero dinosaur, genetically engineered to be bigger, smarter, and tougher than all who came before, finds freedom from enslavement, then crushes and eats all who oppressed her. It's a tale of redemption,…Read More