Louisa Moore

Louisa Moore
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Ever since she was a child, Louisa has loved cinema. While other kids would sneak downstairs to watch cartoons on weekend mornings, she was the kid who would secretly watch ?At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert. Subscriptions to film magazines were here favorite gifts, and movie posters her favorite decor. Louisa has continued her love affair with the movies by founding the review site Screen Zealots, where she reviews both wide releases and indies from events like the Sundance Film Festival. She is President of the Online Association of Female Film Critics, member of the Nevada Film Critics Society, and a programming screener for the San Diego Film Festival.
Publications: Screen Zealots

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 50% Wallflower (2019) What's so disturbing about Wallflower isn't the subject matter, but that few likely remember this incident because mass shootings are now so commonplace in our country. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2/5 57% Charlie's Angels (2019) A feminist-slanted almost-turd that's been given a sparkly new sheen from a bit of the ol' Hollywood polish. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Borderline rotten, Ford v Ferrari is a too-straightforward retelling of history that's too mainstream, too dull, and squanders a considerable opportunity. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 76% Doctor Sleep (2019) One of the better movies of the year, and should be embraced as a modern instant classic by fans of The Shining. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
1.5/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) You'd be better off asking Santa for a lump of coal in your stocking than wasting money on this mess of a movie. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
1.5/5 43% Midway (2019) After viewing this film, I can't decide which is worse: the directing, the screenplay, or the acting. It's a trifecta of mediocrity. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4.5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) One of the most intriguing, intelligent, and disturbing films of the year. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) This could've been something truly special if Waititi didn't insist on spending the majority of his time winking at the audience. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 31% The Current War (2019) A compelling tug of war story that remains engaging due to the film's visual style and the strong performances from the lead actors. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Delivers what fans want by continuing the tradition made famous by the series: cutting edge sci-fi effects, first class action, and badass heroines. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) Lands squarely on the ideal side of weird and, although often maddening to watch, it happily never sinks to the most irritating levels of cinematic pretension that often suffocates most art house fare. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Rudy Ray Moore was a true pioneer of the Blaxploitation genre. He knew what people wanted and gave it to them, much like this easy-to-swallow Netflix original film. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3.5/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Part art house film and part true crime tabloid serial, the jumbled, wacky, true story is perfectly conveyed through this suitably oddball movie. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) It may not be flush with innovation, but Zombieland: Double Tap is an enjoyable reunion that revives the irreverent spirit and fun of the original. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/5 90% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Except for the enjoyable nostalgia that swells in the form of throwback cameos, Vince Gilligan probably should've left this one alone. This movie may have sounded good in theory, but turns out it's far more story than anybody needed or wanted. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2.5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) When it comes to the unnecessary sequel department, few major studios are able to wring out every last drop of a story or character more than Disney. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 11% Jexi (2019) Jexi never quite hits comedy gold and is probably better suited for a streaming release, but it's inventive, funny, and enjoyable enough to mildly recommend. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/5 77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) When it comes to comedies, it's never a good sign when the blooper reel at the end of the credits is the highlight of the film. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
2/5 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) People who are naturally skinny just don't understand the struggle, and this supposedly motivational film likely won't become a beacon of enlightenment for them. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 83% Judy (2019) Beautifully expresses what it's like when you open the door to the dark side of celebrity. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
3.5/5 81% Abominable (2019) An imaginative, magical adventure that teaches compassion and helps make the world a smaller place by introducing the world's children to diverse cultures. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) A stagey, small-screen serial drama that's been slapped in movie theaters to appease the most faithful of its fans, yet generic enough for the uninitiated to follow along. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Thoughtful viewers looking for a mature, refined drama should seek out this compelling narrative of grief, guilt, regret, and redemption. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) A feminist-angled critique of American capitalism. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Highly intelligent, melancholy science fiction that will leave a lasting impression on those who can appreciate its sadness and beauty. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 91% Luce (2019) It's horrifying in a way, because you have to keep guessing if Luce is a saint or a monster -- and you will likely be wrong. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
1.5/5 41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) The end result is mediocre, even for a mindless throwaway movie. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
3.5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) The clash of cultures and tug-of-war over familial connections to the past eventually comes down to one thing: it's the time you spend with your family that really matters in the end. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) It's alarming that "The Art of Self-Defense" isn't as shocking as you'd think, which perhaps says it all. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) A movie with an abundance of mediocrity, from the ludicrous plot to the hackish directing -- but I tip my hat to the filmmakers who understand and play directly to their target audience as well as this. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
1.5/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) This monotonous, lazy movie is a textbook example of why you can't simply pump a film full of beloved music and rely on feel-good nostalgia rather than taking the time to craft a thoughtful screenplay to convey heartfelt emotion. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2.5/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) A sunny, family-friendly adventure that will appeal to most kids and tweens. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) A very funny, authentic, touching, and poignant film that explores what happens when an artist stops creating. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
1/5 80% Good Boys (2019) Sloppy, indifferent, unfunny, and charmless. Having kids spew profanity isn't an acceptable substitute for humor. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) It's short attention span theater, but also one of the rare animated sequels where the entire family can buy a ticket and leave satisfied that they didn't just completely waste a couple of hours of their summer. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The main problem is that both Hobbs and Shaw aren't very good characters, and they certainly aren't interesting enough to carry their own film. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Here is Tarantino, a master at the top of his craft, showcasing his talent in the pure art of making movies. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 92% Echo In the Canyon (2019) Like sitting around a recording studio and shooting the breeze with undeniably cool old dudes. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
2/5 83% Crawl (2019) This movie is stuck in a cinematic purgatory between pure camp and too-sincere creature feature. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/5 42% Stuber (2019) The film may not be destined for cult classic status, but it's a fun enough ride that's worth taking. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2/5 53% The Lion King (2019) A show-off of technical prowess rather than a solid example of good storytelling. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Here is a film that's so pretentious, so manipulative, and so full of itself that its powerful message is lost among the chaos. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
2/5 63% Yesterday (2019) The fantasy elements are intriguing, but the high concept premise is left with the majority of its greatness buried underneath the surface. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2/5 80% Late Night (2019) This misstep of a movie is more of a disservice to unique voices because it's burdened with insincerity. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Think of this as Spidey's superhero coming-of-age-film, an undemanding summer blockbuster that should satisfy those looking for a way to beat the heat for a couple of hours. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4.5/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) A hipster style zom-com that's politically relevant, quirky and spirited, filled with social commentary, and packed with an arthouse cool that will delight brainy cinephiles. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 32% Shaft (2019) There's plenty in Shaft that will leave a bad taste in your mouth, and rightfully so, but it's also a funny, enjoyable romp -- if you don't take it too seriously. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2/5 45% Murder Mystery (2019) A mildly amusing whodunit that's just as irrelevant as Netflix's throwaway Adam Sandler comedies that have come before. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 explodes with the very thing on which Pixar built its foundation: a goldmine of creativity. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The film delights in the familiar, and is the perfect outing for those seeking a not-too-challenging family-friendly adventure. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019