Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:58pm

There’s not much to “Tag” that you won’t get out of most big-budget comedies. The cast is almost unanimously made up of names you’ll recognize from their previous work, and you’ll leave the theater feeling like at least one of your favorites was shafted for screen time.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 7:57am
Bad Samaritan

The watchability of “Bad Samaritan,” the latest nonsensical schlock fest from producer-turned-director Dean Devlin (“Geostorm”), depends entirely on its star. No, not Robert Sheehan (“Mute”), who never quite makes an impression despite playing what's ostensibly the main character of the piece, a small-time crook who accidentally robs the house of a sadistic kidnapper. Instead, the indisputable star of the film, for better or worse, is David Tennant (“Jessica Jones”) as the villain.

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3:14pm
"Every Day" Film

“Every Day” tells the story of A, an entity that wakes up in a different body every morning and has to live a day in that person’s literal and metaphorical shoes. After sixteen years of this, A meets a teenage girl named Rhiannon (Anghourie Rice, “The Nice Guys”) and begins to fall in love with her. This raises a lot of interesting questions that could lend themselves to any number of ingenious stories. How does A explain his predicament to Rhiannon, and how does she react? What are the moral consequences of taking over someone’s life for a day?

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:01pm
"Blumhouse's Truth or Dare" Film

“Truth or Dare” — oh, sorry, I mean “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” — is the kind of movie that asks a lot of questions. That isn’t to say it has anything on its mind; in fact, it’s hard to think of more than a handful of movies released in the last couple years with such a gaping black hole in which their plot, character development and themes should be.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:57pm

For what it’s worth, Kay Cannon’s directorial debut — a film about three teenage girls on a quest to lose their virginities on prom night and their parents’ quest to try and stop them — does humor and heart well when the two are isolated from each other.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 4:48pm
Mark Rylance in "Ready Player One"

Where the book paid mostly empty lip-service to the idea of life beyond pop culture, Spielberg actively practices what he preaches here.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 3:37pm
Alicia Vikander in "Tomb Raider"

Only rarely could such baseline mediocrity be something to be celebrated, but that’s the state of the video game movie genre.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:36pm
Oprah in "A Wrinkle in Time"

“A Wrinkle in Time” isn’t a movie. It’s an advertisement for Disney’s next theme park.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:36pm
"Early Man"

After an inspired first act, the humor steadily spirals into clumsy pratfalls and dragged-out unfunny gags.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

It’s cinematic hypocrisy at its worst.