Monique Jones

Monique Jones
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Monique Jones is a freelance entertainment journalist and blogger. She has written for several outlets including SlashFilm, SyFy Wire/SyFy Fangrrls, The Huffington Post, Mediaversity Reviews, The Offing, and others. She also writes about race and culture in entertainment on her own website, JUST ADD COLOR (colorwebmag.com).

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
30% The Little Mermaid Live! (2019) The characters needed room to grow as the story developed, and we didn't get that story development. Instead, the production seemed to rely on viewers having already seen the animated movie. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) If you're planning on working in the industry in any capacity, it's probably for the best that you learn about Guy-Blaché. Now that the documentary is out, you have no excuse not to know about the woman who launched the film industry as we know it. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) If the rest of Phase 4 stacks up to Far From Home, I'd be happy. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
100% Purdah (2018) I recommend you give Purdah a watch. You'll come from it feeling closer to a family who has defied the odds after life throws them every possible curveball. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) As a whole, the film chalks up to being just fine. Would I watch it again? Sure. But I think the film's real gold comes from how children will receive it, especially children of a Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) background. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Always Be My Maybe is a cool film to watch on a weekend when you're ready to Netflix and chill. It's a rom-com that has rewatch potential if you can overlook certain ignorant spots regarding ableism. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Incredibly, the film completes a feat no one believed Marvel would be able to pull off 10 years ago-create a long-running arc of stories that spanned a catalog of films, and end it in a profoundly satisfying way. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
82% Fast Color (2019) Often, we see the meme-like statement "Trust Black women" espoused on social media. However, as Fast Color proves, trusting Black women means empowering them and believing in their abilities to make the world a better place. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
100% Ekaj (2015) Ekaj is a film that will leave you thinking about its message and its characters. Hopefully, it propels viewers to act with kindness towards others, especially those who are different than them. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
74% Guava Island (2019) It's not as if I hate #GuavaIsland. But with all of that fun, I am left asking what the film's purpose is. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
93% Us (2019) More than just a horror movie, Us represents a multilayered experience that will leave your brain in knots...In short, you simply have to watch Us for yourself. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is a film you should be proud to let your children watch. It will inspire them to understand there should be no limits on what women can achieve - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The character deaths in Solo: A Star Wars Story will leave you feeling angry, as they are unearned and disproportionately affect women. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Women of color are either sexual objects or played off for laughs. Mantis, found by Ego and raised as his servant and 'pet', seems to be written explicitly for the film to indulge in submissive Asian stereotypes. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War highlights just how dude-centric the MCU has been for 10 years. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) "Pacific Rim: Uprising challenges the notion of a leading black man who must appear culturally blank in order to seem 'safe' for non-black audiences." - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The cross-racial team-up of Zimmerman and Stallworth allows BlacKkKlansman to become much more instructional for white viewers than it is for black ones, since we black Americans have lived with the realities of the race-based violence all our lives. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
41% Where Hands Touch (2018) With such a film as Where Hands Touch, and with the times we are living in, with the alt-right being validated by our current president, the film would have made a much stronger point if it focused on biracial Germans without a Nazi love interest. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
96% Roma (2018) I feel like Roma is a perfect example of how a director can re-examine aspects of their life and people who influenced their life without turning everything into a stereotypical mess. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Overall,"Mowgli" is a good first attempt. It's something that would be fine to watch as a diversion, especially if you are a"Jungle Book" completist. But it's also something that might lose your interest. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Having people of all racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds gives Star Wars the legitimacy it needs as both a contemporary film in a multicultural world and as a space opera itself. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The hype is real - Spider-Man: Homecoming is definitely the best Spider-Man movie made to date - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Run, don't walk, to the theater to see Black Panther. This is not hyperbole. It's just that good. Heck, saying it's just "good" is underselling it. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) So while A Wrinkle in Time ultimately loses the battle of filmmaking, it still wins the war of instilling hope into younger generations. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018