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Woodshock
Moody, marijuana-tinged drama
"...too high on what may be one bad drug trip. Then again, it may not be for the audience..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It Comes at Night
A lean, mean descent into primitive tribalism
"...method of humanity’s endgame while simultaneously focusing on the trip-wire frailty of a nuclear family trapped in the hungry,..."

June 9, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paris Can Wait
A woman at the crossroads of life
"...of her husband’s business partner (Viard) on a road trip triggered by the clunky plot device of an earache...."

June 2, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
The wimpy kid returns for a reboot
"...attention to one another during an eventful four-day road trip through middle America to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party...."

May 19, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Wilson
A lonely curmudgeon finds out he has a daughter
"...soon the film becomes a kind of insta-family road trip film before an inexplicable betrayal sends him to prison...."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Get Out
A stellar racially charged horror comedy
"...his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Williams) on a weekend trip to meet her parents, Missy (Keener) and Dean (Whitford),..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Space Between Us
There is life on Mars
"...escapes the medical ward to embark on a road trip to Colorado, and from there, he and the extremely..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Zero Days
Chilling cyber warfare doc explores the Stuxnet virus
"...understandable to the layman, and visually speaking, it’s a trip, mixing Matrix-y graphics with rapid-fire, globe-hopping interviews, news footage,..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Belladonna of Sadness
This transgressive animated film from 1973 Japan has been recently restored. Blending gorgeous, watercolor-infused Japanese landscapes with Western influences like Art Nouveau and Expressionism, the film tells the sexually outré and hallucinogenic story of two lovers in a feudal village.
"...meets the road. Visually, the film blends intricate, phantasmagoric, acid-trip animation with camera pans over gorgeous, watercolor-infused static paintings...."

May 13, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Dirty Grandpa
Robert De Niro and Zac Efron go on a raunchy road trip
"...has just died – hijacks Jason for a road trip to Florida. Bad behavior ensues, and that's about it...."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

American Ultra
This stoner action rom-com stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart
"...Director Nourizadeh previously gave us the extremely trippy, hugely entertaining, teen chaos theory of Project X, and..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

After Words
Marcia Gay Harden stars as a lonely woman on vacation in an exotic locale
"...more permanent version of rest and relaxation on this trip. When she hires the handsome Juan (Jaenada), a smooth-talking..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Paper Towns
Paper-thin teen tale is based on a John Green YA novel
"...and a few friends embark on an impromptu road trip from their hometown of Orlando to a paper town..."

July 31, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Spring
A genre-tinged story about a love affair abroad keeps us guessing
"...subsequent barroom scrap, twentysomething Evan (Pucci) takes an impulsive trip to coastal Italy, where he meets Louise (Hilker). A..."

March 20, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

NH10
Indian thriller.
"...thriller about a couple menaced while on a road trip...."

March 13, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black or White
Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer play guardians who fight over the custody of their granddaughter.
"...willing to meet the zeitgeist halfway, their liberal guilt trip about how racism makes white people uncomfortable too feels..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Dumb and Dumber To
They're ba-ack!!!
"...which a missing suitcase gives rise to a cross-country trip. This time, the guys embark on a journey to..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

No Good Deed
Idris Elba plays a home invader hell-bent on terrorizing Taraji P. Henson’s suburban mom.
"...When Jeffrey announces he’s going on a weekend golf trip with his dad (um, sure), Meg is all “girls’..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Signal
A trio of tech-savvy twentysomethings get waylaid and wind up as subjects in a weird but stylish sci-fi mystery.
"...Jonah (Thwaites, Cooke, and Knapp) – allow a cross-country trip to get waylaid by the provocations of a mysterious..."

June 13, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Chef
Jon Favreau and a bunch of ready collaborators find the heart in this story about a chef who rediscovers what's important when he turns to a food truck.
"...knives and walks out. Cooling his heels on a trip to Miami with Inez and Percy, Carl comes into..."

May 23, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson is the blank alien who prowls for earthmen in this spare and disorienting genre smash-up.
"...Like staring into the mirror while on a bad trip, you don’t so much watch this film as this..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

He Ain't Heavy; He's My Blood Brother
AFS Doc Nights takes a trip to India for the next in its series
"...best friend from art school in Pittsburgh, took a trip to India and subsequently decided to leave Pittsburgh for..."

April 4, 2014 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Need for Speed
Somewhat fast but seldom furious, this is an adrenaline junkie’s wet dream that stars Aaron Paul.
"...Keaton alternately channels Wolfman Jack and Beetlejuice.) The cross-country trip that precedes the big race is the film’s centerpiece,..."

March 14, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Escape From Tomorrow
Shot guerrilla-style at Disneyland and Disney World, this surreal drama about a man's mental disintegration at "the happiest place on Earth" lands a spitball in the Mouse's eye.
"...As someone not unfamiliar with the concept of “trippin’ ballz at Disney World,” I can heartily attest to..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lords of Salem
With his fifth horror feature, writer/director Rob Zombie proves he's a unique visionary in a repetitive cinematic genre.
"...series of micronightmares, each and all bolstered by Zombie’s trippy and unnerving sense of style. He’s off the leash..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Trance
Danny Boyle's film swerves unevenly between moods and motivations, from heist film to psychosexual thriller, and dreamy logic to amped-up action.
"...reveal, I’d be more inclined to make the return trip...."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Total Recall
This Total Recall is fast, furious, and frequently fun, but it lacks the snappy, weirdo vibe of its predecessor.
"...one moment. If Verhoeven's version is a woozy-cool head trip and a half, Wiseman's take on Dick is the..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Klown
Penis-obsessed, man-child film comedies can crown a new king: the Danish import Klown.
"...tale follows these overgrown man-boys on an epic canoe trip dubbed by aggressive horn dog Casper, the “Tour de..."

July 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Michael Caine zips around on a giant bumblebee and Dwayne Johnson is a pectoral spectacle in this family-friendly, fantasy-island adventure tale.
"...bad boy Sean Anderson, who is accompanied on his trip to the cyclone-encircled island by his Navy vet stepfather,..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Devil's Double
Saddam Hussein's decadent and monstrous eldest son Uday forced Latif Yahia to serve as his body double, and this movie recounts his experience.
"...of explication. Rather, The Devil’s Double simply offers a trip through hell on a one-way track, like a spook-house..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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