Articles by: James Roberts

‘The Equalizer II’ Sticks to Its Own Formula (FILM REVIEW)

There may be nothing new to see here, but it's fun enough to not matter.

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‘Leave No Trace’ A Work of Sheer Mastery (FILM REVIEW)

The fantasy of off-grid living may be better than the reality.

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Marvel Proves Smaller Can Be Bigger With ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ (FILM REVIEW)

The stakes are scaled back but the fun is ramped up in the latest MCU effort.

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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ All Flash, No Bang (FILM REVIEW)

Josh Brolin and Benecio Del Toro elevate what is otherwise a by the numbers action thriller.

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and the Ghost of Innocence Past (FILM REVIEW)

In which the emotional weight of Mr. Rogers's absence comes crashing down on our reviewer.

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‘First Reformed’ Held Down By Its Own Heavy Hand (FILM REVIEW)

Global warming is, like, totally bad and spiritually wrong.

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The Squandered Potential of ‘On Chesil Beach’ (FILM REVIEW)

Charming leads nearly save On Chesil Beach.

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‘Hereditary’ Will Scare the Shit Out of You (FILM REVIEW)

It's probably best to get a blessing from a priest both before and after seeing Hereditary.

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Try A Little Kindness: Frank Turner Talks His Latest Album, ‘Be More Kind’ (INTERVIEW)

Kindness is in short supply these days. In an era where snark, cynicism, and grandstanding are the cornerstones of our lexicon, we so often forget that a little bit of empathy and a touch of ...

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‘Beast’ An Intriguing, Taut Directorial Debut (FILM REVIEW)

No matter how close we get to someone or how much we think we know, there exists a void between you and anyone else that cannot be crossed. Trust is a bridge across secrets, but ...

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