Scott Renshaw loved the combination of crunching action and rich world-building in John Wick
, with Keanu Reeves (pictured) as the "I thought I was out, but they pulled me back in" legendary killer. He also finds some great character moments in Dear White People'
s satirical portrait of black youth trying to find their identity, and effective Hitchcockian mystery in the French thriller The Blue Room
. But there's not much worth recommending in 23 Blast
, a sincere but clunky fact-based/faith-based drama about a high-school football star who tries to return to the field after losing his sight.
Danny Bowes is pleasantly surprised by the performances and visual style of the horror film Ouija
, though the writing can't elevate it any further.
In this week's feature review, Scott Renshaw finds Bill Murray not quite able to make St. Vincent
more than a formulaic vehicle for a too-familiar "curmudgeon in need of redemption" part.
Vengeance-seeking assassins, guilty lovers, blind football players and demonic board games are all part of this week's new options at Utah movie theaters.