Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
60% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The fun parts of Terminator: Dark Fate can't mask the fact that the episodic script drags. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
43% The Laundromat (2019) Streep as Ellen is also wonderful, and only gets more fun to watch the closer her unassuming, middle-aged character gets to unraveling the machinations of the unfathomably rich. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The movie, zippy as it is, houses the kind of misogyny that went out of style around the time the first movie came out... Those dynamics feel rotten given how entertaining the rest of the film can be. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
41% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The film is still, however, leaps and bounds more imaginative than most other recent live-action Disney fare. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
92% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) El Camino almost feels like an Easter egg, something you'd find in the Breaking Bad special features to reward intrepid fans. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Phillips' flashes of style are all in service of a grimdark image rather than a message about the haves and have-nots, or the treatment of mental illness, or any of the other, real issues so easily within reach. It's all show, and no substance. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
100% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman feels more like being caught in a dream or reminiscence, with all the tenderness we're willing to afford in those in-between hours. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) First Love is a reminder that Miike hasn't had to choose between quality or quantity. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) It's a full-fledged epic, made by and about women, and proof positive that female-centered films can flourish without being based on a pre-existing male-based IP. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
100% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) There's something admirable about a film so confidently made to fit into a niche. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The movie tries to do too much, ultimately failing to do any of it well. If you'll excuse the pun, it just can't seem to find a happy medium. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
22% The Kitchen (2019) The brand of feminism that The Kitchen is working with is unfortunately shallow, positing trauma as necessary for growth and equating strength with being able to commit murder and not shying away from blood. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) The focus turns the film into a quintessential white savior movie, making every person of color a prop to be saved rather than a developed character. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
63% The Mountain (2019) Goldblum's star persona keeps The Mountain mesmerizing. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The parts of the movie that are the most striking are those in which the writer-director forgoes telling us how much he loves film and simply lets us feel it. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
31% Secret Obsession (2019) Secret Obsession does pretty much exactly what you expect it to, and presumably what you want it to, if you watched the brief preview clip while browsing Netflix and then decided that, yes, you would like to hit play. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
82% Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) For better or worse, the special unquestionably belongs to Harbour. That center flourishes when he's left to his own devices. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) While it might be easy to give a five-star rating to an innocuous car ride, the same can't be said of movies, especially not movies that essentially function as glorified ads for a corporate brand. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
100% Anima (2019) For Netflix, the short film feels like something markedly fresh. On the heels of projects that would seem [to] indicate that the company is looking to branch into something new, this stunning music video/short film is certainly a new frontier. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
72% The Plagiarists (2019) The deeper one delves into The Plagiarists, the more rewarding the film becomes. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
No Score Yet The Last Buffalo Hunt (2010) A striking, poetic look at the Lakota Sioux. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
62% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is proof positive that you actually do need a little more than good songs (which are, in this case, unfortunately dully shot) to make a movie watchable. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
64% Child's Play (2019) The new Child's Play isn't completely irredeemable, but it's a shell that ultimately doesn't have that much personality, whether it's that of a serial killer or a baby robot. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
91% Beats (2019) There's plenty to like about [Beats]... but none of it is enough to counterbalance the film's flaws. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
45% Murder Mystery (2019) It's no Punch-Drunk Love, but it's on the better end of the spectrum when it comes to Sandler's streaming selections. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) It's fun - I don't want to seem unnecessarily down on a movie that is the epitome of a popcorn-muncher - it's just likely to be in one ear and out the other, the cinematic equivalent of being neuralyzed. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 does an even better job than Toy Story 3 of managing mature themes while remaining kid-friendly. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) That oddball sensibility makes The Dead Don't Die a pleasure, if also one of the stranger entries in Jarmusch's filmography. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
94% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man in San Francisco is beautiful. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
90% I Am Mother (2019) I Am Mother maintains a tension that should keep even the most skeptical viewer hooked on the proceedings. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
91% Funan (2019) Funan is a piercing, personal look at historical events and the overall effects of war, and the medium through which it's told is a surprisingly effective one. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) One of the better romcoms made in recent years, and smarter when it comes to its characters, too. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
54% Ma (2019) Its immediate legacy is as prime fodder for a guilty pleasure list. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
68% Little Joe (2019) [Emily] Beecham is terrific, switching between conviction and doubt with frightening ease, and Ben Whishaw is well cast against his usual sweet type. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) It's a raunchy, raucous blast for everyone involved, including the audience. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
79% A Hidden Life (2019) The film is almost a tone poem, focusing on conveying Franz and Fani's emotions as they experience an event that barely registered during the war but is life-altering for them. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
84% Deerskin (Le daim) (2019) Deerskin blows a single idea up into an entire film, and blows audience expectations out of the water. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
92% The Lighthouse (2019) Pattinson and Dafoe pull off the dynamic, managing the remarkable feat of making a two-hour movie feel no sparser for having only two people in it. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) It's whenever the songs begin that the film truly finds its feet. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
75% The Wandering Earth (2019) It's exactly the mix of cheesy and crowd-pleasing that you'd expect from a blockbuster, with eye-popping CGI sci-fi set dressing to give it a little extra oomph. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Throw a horse chase, a Villainess-esque motorcycle-katana fight, and a healthy dose of electro-Vivaldi into the mix, and it's just enough to keep the Wick formula working - and keep an audience wanting more. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
82% Fast Color (2019) The sense of grandeur that Fast Color possesses comes from just how rewardingly the story unfolds, as well as how gorgeous it is in every respect. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) The hooks on which "Someone Great" chooses to hang its emotional hats are a little clichéd, but Rodriguez, Snow and Wise have enough chemistry to pull it all off. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
74% Guava Island (2019) It's a proclamation made without any verve or conviction. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
89% Missing Link (2019) hough Missing Link isn't without its flaws, it's still a compelling piece of work, attempting things on a scale that feels monumental - not only as a next step for Laika's growth, but for the field of stop-motion animation on the whole. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
47% Little (2019) Little is a star vehicle that its actors elevate beyond being Big in reverse; I just wish that the material could elevate its stars, too. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
99% Amazing Grace (2019) As divine as the album is, actually seeing Franklin perform - in perfect voice and perfectly poised - and basking in the reactions of the gathered audience (including Mick Jagger, on the session's second night) creates an entirely new experience. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
58% The Beach Bum (2019) Every actor is giving one of the best performances of their careers. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo is Tim Burton's best film in years. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier doesn't entirely manage to transcend the traps of action movie, but there's more to it than meets the eye. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019