Friday, July 27, 2018

In Theaters Now - 7/27/18



(new releases in green)
  • Leave No Trace      Grade: A+
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado      Grade: A
  • American Animals      Grade: A
  • Three Identical Strangers      Grade: A
  • Deadpool 2      Grade: A-
  • Avengers: Infinity War   Grade: B+
  • Hearts Beat Loud      Grade: B+
  • Eighth Grade      Grade: B+
  • First Reformed      Grade: B
  • Mamma Mia!  Here We Go Again      Grade: B
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor      Grade: B
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot      Grade: B
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom      Grade: B-
  • Ocean's 8     Grade: B-
  • Hereditary      Grade: C
  • The First Purge      Grade: C-
  • Blindspotting      Grade: D

Additional Films Not Reviewed:
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • The Equalizer 2
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacations
  • Incredibles 2
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Skyscraper
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • Uncle Drew
  • Unfriended: Dark Web

Friday, July 20, 2018

In Theaters Now - 7/20/18



(new releases in green)
  • Leave No Trace      Grade: A+
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado      Grade: A
  • American Animals      Grade: A
  • Three Identical Strangers      Grade: A
  • Deadpool 2      Grade: A-
  • Avengers: Infinity War   Grade: B+
  • Hearts Beat Loud      Grade: B+
  • Tag      Grade: B+
  • First Reformed      Grade: B
  • Mamma Mia!  Here We Go Again      Grade: B
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor      Grade: B
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot      Grade: B
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom      Grade: B-
  • Ocean's 8     Grade: B-
  • Hereditary      Grade: C
  • The First Purge      Grade: C-

Additional Films Not Reviewed:
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • The Equalizer 2
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacations
  • Incredibles 2
  • Skyscraper
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Uncle Drew
  • Unfriended: Dark Web
  • Whitney

Friday, July 13, 2018

In Theaters Now - 7/13/18



(new releases in green)
  • Leave No Trace      Grade: A+
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado      Grade: A
  • American Animals      Grade: A
  • Boundaries      Grade: A
  • Three Identical Strangers      Grade: A
  • Deadpool 2      Grade: A-
  • Avengers: Infinity War   Grade: B+
  • Hearts Beat Loud      Grade: B+
  • Tag      Grade: B+
  • First Reformed      Grade: B
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor      Grade: B
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom      Grade: B-
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story      Grade: B-
  • Ocean's 8     Grade: B-
  • Hereditary      Grade: C
  • The First Purge      Grade: C-
  • The King      Grade: D

Additional Films Not Reviewed:
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacations
  • Incredibles 2
  • Skyscraper
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Superfly
  • Uncle Drew
  • Whitney

Friday, July 6, 2018

In Theaters Now - 7/6/18



(new releases in green)
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado      Grade: A
  • American Animals      Grade: A
  • Boundaries      Grade: A
  • Three Identical Strangers      Grade: A
  • Deadpool 2      Grade: A-
  • Avengers: Infinity War   Grade: B+
  • Hearts Beat Loud      Grade: B+
  • Tag      Grade: B+
  • First Reformed      Grade: B
  • Damsel      Grade: B
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor      Grade: B
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom      Grade: B-
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story      Grade: B-
  • Ocean's 8     Grade: B-
  • Gotti     Grade: B-
  • The Death of Stalin      Grade: B-
  • Hereditary      Grade: C
  • The First Purge      Grade: C-

Additional Films Not Reviewed:
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Superfly
  • Uncle Drew
  • Whitney

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado Poster

If you're not familiar with the 2015 underseen gem Sicario, helmed by master filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, then you are sorely missing out.  It is one of the most gritty, thrilling films in recent history.  But, if you haven't seen it, it need not stop you from going to see Sicario: Day of the Soldado in theaters now.  They could each be seen as stand alone films depicting America's war on drug cartels.  Aside from Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro reprising their roles, the two films are only very loosely related.  And in fact, it's not even clear (at least for most of the film) if this entry is a prequel or a sequel.  But what is clear, especially after seeing it a second time, is that this is also one of the most gritty, thrilling films in recent history and one of the best of the year.  You should definitely go see it.

Grade: A

Who is this movie for?  If you loved the first one, you'll love the second.  And even if you haven't seen the first, it's a welcome break from the traditional, predictable summer blockbusters.  Definitely go and see it so that they make a third.