Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 57% Charlie's Angels (2019) A highly entertaining action comedy with a winning "close as sisters" trio that also gives a big boost to the network of Angels. If I could have walked straight from this movie into a second installment of this iteration of the franchise, I would have. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4.5/5 95% Uncut Gems (2019) This felt like a one-of-a-kind experience thanks to the Safdie brothers' style. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) I really enjoyed this return to the franchise, I really dug the characters, and I do think Tim Miller had the right eye for this one. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
9/10 90% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) An expertly crafted continuation of Jesse's story. It's one riveting sequence after the next with stellar performances and confident work from Vince Gilligan. It's been 6 years since the Breaking Bad finale aired, but El Camino doesn't skip a beat. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
6/10 26% Gemini Man (2019) Will Smith (x2) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead make for an engaging lead duo in the middle of a very intriguing scenario, but there are too many half-baked components for Gemini Man to make much of an impression. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
5/10 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The battle between Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer is hugely entertaining, but Aurora's storyline is a snooze and the digital effects of the Moors is disastrous, especially compared to the film's winning practical effects. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
8/10 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap is more of the same, but you know what? It's still super effective. As someone who fell hard for Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock back in 2009, the sequel was well worth the wait. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
9/10 96% The Irishman (2019) A highly ambitious crime epic from a dream team delivering standout work all around. De Niro, Pacino & Pesci are phenomenal as is the work of editor Thelma Schoonmaker who makes a story that spans decades and clocks in at a whopping 209 minutes seamless. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
A- 88% Waves (2019) A phenomenal storytelling feat and one of the best movies of 2019. Shults holds his characters accountable while delivering a highly creative and deeply moving exploration of the complexity of finding forgiveness. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) It's just such a breezy watch. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/5 69% Joker (2019) There is a lot of exceptional work on display here, but I can't shake the fact that I felt kind of empty at the end of it. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
9.5/10 98% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is one of a kind. Rian Johnson doesn't hold back delivering big fun and spicy commentary with fiery results. And if you don't already know that Ana de Armas is something special, there's no excuses after this. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
9.5/10 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit feels like next-level Taika Waititi. The concept needed spot-on work in every single department - it's all there and it comes together beautifully. Lots of laughs with purpose that send you on your way with hope in your heart. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/10 24% The Goldfinch (2019) A slew of solid work that never comes together. Poor pacing, jarring transitions and a third act that feels like a completely different film. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
9/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Had to catch my breath after this one. The performances are phenomenal as expected but the technical craftsmanship is next-level. The riveting visuals, expert editing, the sound design and that Marco Beltrami score! - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
A- 81% Sea Fever (2019) Sea Fever is a nightmare you can't take your eyes off of and can't stop thinking about after it wraps up. It's a highly engrossing and entertaining way to challenge assumptions and reactions to the unknown. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 91% Calm With Horses (2019) Douglas makes one bad decision after the next but rather than lose faith, Cosmo Jarvis expertly balances Douglas' propensity for violence with his desperation to be a good father, encouraging you to root for him while the walls of his reality close in. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B 65% Guns Akimbo (2019) An expertly crafted thrill that'll electrify a midnight crowd. It's super ambitious and irresistibly flashy. Director Jason Lei Howden is the real deal and it's only a matter of time before more take notice. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 83% Judy (2019) Zellweger beautifully captures the integrity of Garland's will to entertain. Your heart aches knowing she'll never get the happily ever after she's dreamed of, but it also puts great emphasis on the value of the experiences had while reaching for it. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
A- 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers has everything going for it. It's brimming with energy, respects its characters and makes you think. If you're looking for a great time at the theater that also boasts artistry and heart, Hustlers is undoubtedly one of the best options of 2019. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
8.5/10 62% It Chapter Two (2019) IT Chapter Two isn't as refined as the first, but it's still an excellent ensemble piece, oozing with heart and packed with extremely well-crafted set pieces. Muschietti weaves the young and adult Losers together well, giving the sequel an epic feel. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4.5/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) This movie is one heaping dose of kindness and support. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
D+ 22% The Kitchen (2019) McCarthy, Haddish & Moss seem to give the roles their all, but The Kitchen is so disjointed that the effort is for naught. The movie's big finish is one of the most unsatisfying, disappointing endings I've seen all year. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
7.5/10 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The drama often feels a bit stale but 'Scary Stories' makes up for it with exceptional scare sequences. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Who knew a big screen version of "hide and seek" could be such a blast? Ready or Not is an extremely well crafted thrill with a clever mythology, a slew of colorful characters and a stand-out lead performance from Samara Weaving. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
7.5/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The complete package isn't a home run, but it's still loaded with unforgettable moments showcasing the chemistry between DiCaprio, Pitt and other ensemble standouts - particularly Julia Butters, Margaret Qualley and Austin Butler. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
9/10 83% Crawl (2019) A batshit, wild summer thrill! Forget "edge of your seat;" I had to stop myself from jumping out of it a few times. Crawl is a must-see on the big screen with a packed house. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
6/10 42% Stuber (2019) A mixed bag that teeters positive, in large part thanks to Nanjiani and Bautista's charm and chemistry, but this one's getting filed away as "solid at-home lazy day viewing." - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 53% The Lion King (2019) A stunning reminder why 'The Lion King' has always been a personal favorite Disney animated classic. If you're happy to welcome back familiar thrills and tears, the filmmakers' visual wizardry will make this story well worth another go. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Successfully embraces the weight of the events of Endgame but still turns on the charm as a coming-of-age adventure. Jon Watts is juggling a lot and manages to do so while giving the film a refreshing flavor and teeing up promising things for the future. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
9/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Florence Pugh is incredible and Ari Aster is a masterful filmmaker - whether his stories are for you or not. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The scares are there but Annabelle Comes Home also has a playful haunted house vibe that makes it stand out from the rest of the Conjuring franchise. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
7/10 63% Child's Play (2019) Chucky 2.0 lacks the sinister menace of the original, but the new movie is still a winner in large part thanks to a strong lead performance from Gabriel Bateman, and a highly enjoyable blend of camp and violence. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
4.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) Wild Rose features one of the best lead performances of the year, Jessie Buckley as Rose-Lynn. This one is absolutely brimming with energy and heart, and rocks one particularly unforgettable original song that better get some love this awards season. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
9.5/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is exceptional on so many levels. Non-stop laughs, jaw-dropping animation, and an especially touching chapter of Woody's journey. If you want to walk out of a movie feeling hopeful about the endless possibilities out there, this one's a must. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
6/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The franchise never established the foundation needed to tell this story. That amongst other problems keeps it from being an emotional character journey and makes it yet another blockbuster spectacle that coasts on surface level entertainment value. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
6/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) As expected, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth make a very charming duo, but it's frustrating to see a film with so much creative potential do so little with the talent and resources it has. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/5 90% I Am Mother (2019) It had me hooked start-to-finished, though I wish I had something a bit more concrete to walk away with...still, a very impressive feature debut... - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) This is a high-quality crowd-pleasure that delivers on laughs, joy and cultural encouragement... - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It's exactly what I needed at this time of the year...for the most part, I was along for the ride, and fearful for these characters. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
7.5/10 54% Ma (2019) An outrageous horror crowd-pleaser rocking a delicious villainous turn for Octavia Spencer. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 73% The Perfection (2019) Bold, stylish storytelling that takes big chances and rocks two extremely strong lead performances from Logan Browning and Allison Williams. Good luck shaking off the imagery in this one! - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2.5/5 25% Rim of the World (2019) For those with a soft spot for coming-of-age adventures, Rim of the World is just passable, but it's riddled with logic leaps, tonal inconsistencies and out of touch humor. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
9/10 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman is dazzling! Dexter Fletcher and Taron Egerton are proving to be a standout filmmaking duo. The music and fantasy elements are staggeringly enchanting, and the movie also delivers a deeply moving exploration of isolation and forgiveness. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
7/10 57% Aladdin (2019) A vibrant, charming adaptation that further proves Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are ones to watch. If the promos haven't worked for you, keep an open mind. Ultimately what matters is that those moments work in the full feature and in this case, they do. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
7/10 57% Brightburn (2019) An extremely dark, violent alt take on the superhero origin story. David Yarovesky and co. push it to such an extent that 'Brightburn' likely won't be for everyone, but if you've got a taste for the darker possibilities, it's disturbingly captivating. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B+ 81% Furious 7 (2015) Furious 7 is certainly a popcorn movie geared towards delivering big thrills, but it's also oozing with heart and passion. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick 3 is wild! The series has had high quality combat throughout but the sequences the team pulls off here are downright nuts. A perfect example of why we need a stunts category at the Oscars. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
7.5/10 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) A vibrant, charming adaptation with irresistible world-building that'll spread the Pokémon love even further. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) ...A wonderful, rousing payoff in the context of the big battle and as wildly inspiring imagery. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019