Mason Shumaker

A local film gets meta on the mublecore movement, with a great lead performance and some expected pitfalls of the genre. more

Jun 16, 2017 11:43 AM Film

A "Gen X behaving badly" movie that doesn't much care if it's not for you. more

May 31, 2017 3:17 PM Film

This Emily Dickinson biopic is likely an expected delight for fans but is a surprisingly enjoyable time for those who have never read the poet. more

May 19, 2017 11:39 AM Film

This surprisingly effective, tragically resonant gem may have flawed visuals but few other problems,. more

Apr 21, 2017 12:49 PM Film

It doesn't happen often, but one of our reviewers believes this real-time shootout flick is one of the best he's ever seen. more

Apr 21, 2017 11:58 AM Film

Kristen Stewart's latest isn't even good enough to warrant the honor of being called a flat-out failure. more

Apr 10, 2017 3:32 PM Film 1 Comments

If you're a fan of Terrence Malick, you're in luck! If not...I'm sure something else is playing... more

Mar 31, 2017 11:50 AM Film

Mason Shumaker says to Iron Fist: J'ACCUSE! Find out who the martial artist series stole from! more

Mar 24, 2017 1:41 PM Film

This nuanced thriller won Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards. For real, Beatty didn't screw this one up. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:33 PM Film

A creative take on the generally stale biopic genre, this film gets bonus points for mocking fascists. Not that that's particularly relevant right now... more

Mar 3, 2017 12:25 PM Film

This foreign film is yet another example of a basic, uninspired movie getting too much praise. more

Feb 24, 2017 12:04 PM Film

With more goofy mythos and plenty more headshots, this second chapter is the rare sequel that outdoes the original. more

Feb 11, 2017 4:54 PM Film

Mason Shumaker's list of what's best and worst from 2016 is a heck of a read! more

Feb 3, 2017 11:00 AM Cutting Room

A shock-til-you-drop, torture porn riff that isn't meaty or significant enough to warrant the grossness. more

Feb 3, 2017 10:58 AM Film

A slew of great performances in a movie that doesn't quite know what to do with them. more

Jan 24, 2017 2:00 PM Film

A dull, uninspired bit of Oscar bait that fits well in 2016's subpar style. more

Jan 13, 2017 12:44 PM Film

A cliche-laden "indie" that plays like recycled big studio tripe. more

Dec 22, 2016 9:46 AM Film

This universally acclaimed film is much weirder when you unpack the performances... more

Dec 22, 2016 9:00 AM Film

A great true story with great performances poorly told by a director who increasingly proves he may be incapable of greatness. more

Nov 26, 2016 2:03 PM Film

This coming-of-age flick may do nothing new, but it does many things very, very well. more

Nov 18, 2016 12:34 PM Film

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