Sherin Nicole

Sherin Nicole
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Sherin Nicole might be a covert agent. Word on the street says the CIA offered her a scholarship to college (but that's classified). By day, she's an agent provocateur as chief creative officer at idobi Network. By night, she produces content for geeks and nerds alike on Geek Girl Riot.
Publications: Geek Girl Riot,

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Waithe gives us the multitudinous facets of Black life in America--the joys and brokenness and the solidarity--and for us she writes a deep dark-skinned, berry sweet love that we so deeply want to last. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
86% Waves (2019) What's most affecting about WAVES is how slice-of-life it is, and how deeply that knife can cut. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) The story is better but the music isn't quite as good...still #sisterhood and #findingyourself - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
48% American Son (2019) This one is all about hard truths...a work of art that is riveting in its own taut way. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Almódovar delights in our weirdness and our everyday hurts, while showing us how wondrous they can be. All these things are more true and more solemn in 'Pain and Glory' than I have ever seen them. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
69% Joker (2019) That's what makes this film so insidious, the 'Joker' movie might be a far bigger villain than the Joker himself ever was. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) To paraphrase Kate Bush, this woman's work, this woman's film, ooooh it's good for us never judges its leads, their careers, or their choices. It gives them to us wholly, showing all of who they are, then leaves us to sort out the rest. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Blinded By the Light has something to say, it's a revelation about finding yourself, with your figurative feet firmly set in two countries (and not allowing it to trip you up). - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Why don't I feel the same today as I did when I watched the original? Animation [is] much more expressive...this film is so deeply photorealistic the expressiveness of these characters is lost. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
B+ 99% The Farewell (2019) This goodbye is complicated. That's what makes it work so well...Lulu Wang has made a film so deeply personal we have no choice but to recognize her story as our own. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
B+ 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Tom Holland encapsulates both Spider-Man and Peter Parker better than anyone I've seen. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Give me more about these songs, the effect they have on the world, and why losing them is its own sort of disaster...[don't] preach at me unless it's Sunday morning, because YESTERDAY should've been a Saturday night and a lot more fun when it ended. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
B+ 96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) The diary of a brilliant woman who will pry your mind open and dip it into the universe. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
100% Pause (2019) Tonia Mishiali's film is gorgeous in its solemnity...there is a quiet tension that carries you through the film. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
B 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) There's a lot I want to say about Always Be My Maybe but it's mostly squealing and giggling in glee. Neither predictable or clichéd, instead ABMM hits all the tropes--which makes it an enjoyable character driven rom-com that I, personally, loved. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) MIB: International is a lot of fun, if you like that sort of thing, and here's me with my hand raised. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Perhaps I just wanted more than this film was after. I wouldn't call it rotten but the story has reached its sell-by-date. However, Late Night has its charm and its two leading ladies make it worth the time pass. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Every generation has their teen movie but BOOKSMART does something different. Not only does it center two female leads who are empowered and supportive of each other, it is also nonstop realness that is true and pure and hilarious. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
95% See You Yesterday (2019) A wholly imaginative, fully entertaining, and yet unflinching vision of a pair of high school geniuses, who invent time travel...and learn science is easy, consequences are hard. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) From the scenes readers will be waiting for, to the divergences that will surprise everyone in the theater--Shahidi and Melton have an easy chemistry, they'll make you believe in love-in-the-first-24 [we just wish there were more emotional thrills]. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Parabellum is the movie equivalent of a 3D experience at the amusement'll gleefully line up when it ends--just so this movie can fry your brain one more time. Everything about it hurtles Parabellum to the peak of the assassin movie sub-genre. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) Director Jonathan Levine wanted to make an 80s style romcom that balances love & laughs--by adding nods from slapstick and upping the stakes--he succeeds. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Plainly stated: Avengers: Endgame is the payoff for all the time, and inspiration, and joy you've invested in the MCU all these years-and it pays well - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
B- 82% Fast Color (2019) Fast Color is quiet, and indie, and dynamic. Even if it doesn't quite deliver a fantastic final showdown, these three women have their own gravity - you'll be pulled in. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
48% Little (2019) The true triumph of 'Little' is Marsai Martin, from creating and pitching this film, to executive producing it, to being the best thing about it. Martin is incredible. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
C 63% Unicorn Store (2019) a whimsical comedy that jumps between the awkward humor of The Office and the outrageousness of Office Space with rainbow sprinkles and a touch of Wonka magic thrown in. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
B+ 93% Us (2019) This is a blood soaked fable with white rabbits you can't help but follow down -- and it's a thrilling way to fall. Peele excels at the shocks and reversals Hitchcock and Serling would cheer for. Yet he does it his way, and his way is so very good. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
C- 33% Wonder Park (2019) It owes a lot to Inside Out...but I'm reminded of the aphorism: Good artists copy, great artists steal. Maybe Wonder Park should've stolen more and been less of a wide-eyed imitation. It's sweet but it's not satisfying. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
6/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It's cool...I mean, it's enjoyable...I mean, it's pleasant, but I feel like the emotional impact you take away from the movie relies on the emotional connection you bring into the theater with you - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
C- 43% What Men Want (2019) This cast is capable of serving up a delicious rom-com that simultaneously takes down misogyny without smudging its lipstick, yet even with a cast and a soundtrack this good, What Men Want never finds its rhythm. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
D 22% Miss Bala (2019) It's a good time but it's not a good movie. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
B 83% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) Dragon Ball Super: Broly makes you feel every emotion a full season of the series would. And it's a fightgasm of full on Dragon Ball action. And there's fusion... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
C 37% Glass (2019) I liked it but...Glass needed an editor. Someone to dial it back, give it focus, and help to find the truelife moments that make good comics and good comic book movies work. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
C 65% Aquaman (2018) I like Aquaman. I'm not saying it's a great movie or that it's the savior of the DC cinematic universe, but it is a lot of fun. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
C- 16% The Darkest Minds (2018) Something's off about the storytelling in The Darkest Minds. Primarily, the world building is illogical and lacks cohesion. It's a fast food movie -- kind of bad but kind of good, and on a late night with your friends it'll be kind of tasty. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
C+ 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is like an amusement park ride, the adrenaline is high and you'll have a good time but ultimately it's over and you're off to find a bigger thrill. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
B 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) We have such feels when we watch Infinity War because Marvel has earned our emotions. They built these characters, they developed our connection to them and we've seen them struggle with heroics to always come out on the right side. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
D 28% Bright (2017) ...there's a bunch of shooting and stabbing, explosions, and general bloodiness. It's all very dark (literally) and -- I imagine for the non-geeky -- Bright is as hard to follow as it is to see. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
B+ 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The second part to the Incredibles saga has just as much emotion as the first but the action and performances have powered up. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
C+ 76% Smallfoot (2018) This is a fun, although imperfect, kids movie that actually has something to say about the way we treat those we see as "other". That alone makes it worth the ticket, but there's also a hip-hop opus by Common that's too good to miss. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
C+ 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's a fun ride and these women are super dope but the movie doesn't quite get you high. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
C- 56% Hotel Artemis (2018) It's kinda like George A. Romero wrote an action-thriller in John Wick's world. Only not that good. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
C- 53% Destination Wedding (2018) ...a dumpster dive into two garbage people who turn out to be shabby chic. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
B 86% Okja (2017) Okja is a "grimm" fairytale with all the sense-of-wonder and dark consequences of those bloodsoaked originals - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
A- 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) You'll hear people say Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is good and you'll be happy to hear it. Good doesn't quite cover it though. This movie is so well done [it left me stunned]. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
C 63% The Oath (2018) The Oath is a horror movie disguised as political satire and you should watch it -- if only to get the conversation across the table started. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
C- 32% Kin (2018) It's a little bit Terminator, a little bit coming of age, so very promising, and unfortunately a lot of disappointment. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
B 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A Fantastic Woman is a reaffirmation of unapologetic womanhood. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
B- 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody is one of those films that will either make you ecstatic or thoroughly annoyed. For me it's a joy. Yet I do get the annoyance. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
D 15% Robin Hood (2018) This isn't a horrible movie -- it's actually engaging for most of two hours -- but it's just so silly. Even in the harshest moments you feel like there's a punchline coming. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019