Criminally Underrated: The Sacrament
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Criminally Underrated: The Sacrament

Blends docudrama, mumblecore and found footage into something fresh--and stirs in a little Kool-Aid.

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Criminally Overrated: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
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Criminally Overrated: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is insipid because the whole plot is designed to deliver set…

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Criminally Underrated: Un Flic
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Criminally Underrated: Un Flic

Un Flic, the last film Melville ever made, is not often in the discussion as…

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Criminally Underrated: Cast a Deadly Spell
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Criminally Underrated: Cast a Deadly Spell

Criminally Underrated: The Lookout
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Criminally Underrated: The Lookout

Criminally Underrated: Sucker Punch
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Criminally Underrated: Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch deserves to be reconsidered, particularly as the problems it addresses largely still exist…

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Criminally Underrated: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
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Criminally Underrated: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

The people tasked with patrolling the frontier are more complex than simple cartoon villains.

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Criminally Underrated: Cedar Rapids
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Criminally Underrated: Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ultimately emerges as not merely “another character” in the film, or some sort…

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Criminally Underrated: Constantine
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Criminally Underrated: Constantine

The market for R-rated horror movies built around popular-yet-obscure comic book characters was thinner 13…

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Criminally Underrated: Screamers
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Criminally Underrated: Screamers

Its smart script, fully realized world and unrelenting tension more than make up for its…

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