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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 The Report (2019) Dirk Libbey The Report struggles to turn an important story into a good movie. In the end, it succeeds more than it fails, thanks to strong performances and the fact that the story in question is one that needs to told. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
2.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Eric Eisenberg It comes up short when trying to tell a satisfying and fully coherent story. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 Noelle (2019) Sarah El-Mahmoud For those looking for some wholesome Christmas fun this holiday season, Noelle is a sweet and sugary treat to take a bite out of. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/5 Waves (2019) Corey Chichizola Waves is a stunning and exhausting piece, which is directed and acted flawlessly. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 Dark Waters (2019) Mike Reyes The most important factor that separates Dark Waters from other true stories involving legal procedure, is that it doesn't forget to tell the very human story that inspired it in the first place. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Sean O'Connell Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story is every bit the equal to Kramer vs. Kramer, which is the highest compliment I can pay it. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Corey Chichizola Charlie's Angels is a strong contemporary take on the property, and Elizabeth Banks should be praised for wearing so many hats (and wigs) on the project. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/5 Playing With Fire (2019) Mike Reyes [A] standard formula is met with the expert timing and performances of the entire cast EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Corey Chichizola Honey Boy succeeds because Shia LeBeouf manages to tell an autobiographical story with gut wrenching honesty. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 Last Christmas (2019) Corey Chichizola Overall, Last Christmas stumbles because it lacks a unique perspective. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 Lady and the Tramp (2019) Dirk Libbey As with most Disney remakes, Lady and the Tramp provides the story that fans know, but this remake also offers a bit of additional charm to the familiar formula that both old and new Disney fans are likely to appreciate. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
1.5/5 Arctic Dogs (2019) Eric Eisenberg [T]his is a movie that feels like it was generated based on first ideas only EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Eric Eisenberg It's a tremendous achievement, and among the best Stephen King adaptations ever. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
2.5/5 Harriet (2019) Mike Reyes [W]ith the stylistic flourishes and over-dramatized moments that are typical of a more routine cinematic experiences, the film weighs itself down to an unfortunate degree that hampers pieces of the entire movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Eric Eisenberg [T]here is tremendous precedent for this kind of satire, and one of the most incredible things about Jojo Rabbit is that rather than wilting in the shadow of the greats, Taika Waititi has crafted a film worthy of the legacy. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2.5/5 Abominable (2019) Mike Reyes Kids may sit with rapt attention watching the adventure unfold before their eyes in beautifully colored detail, but adults will see the deep flaws that separate this story from greatness. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3.5/5 In the Tall Grass (2019) Mike Reyes It's the perfect time of year to find something new and scary on your doorstep, and In The Tall Grass is just the movie you should let enfold you, if only for a little while, in terror as far as the eye can see. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
4.5/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Eric Eisenberg Eddie Murphy delivers what is not just his best performance in a long time, but one of the best of his career - and it doesn't hurt that the rest of the film is pretty damn great as well. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Eric Eisenberg As you might expect, it leads to a touch of self-indulgence, as the movie equips its straight-forward plot with some deliberate pacing, but it also provides a potent and emotional experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
4.5/5 Parasite (2019) Eric Eisenberg Taking on the disturbingly universal issue of class disparity, the filmmaker has crafted not just a brilliantly sharp and cutting satire, but also what unfurls as a shocking and dramatic thriller with more than a few surprises up its sleeve. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
4.5/5 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Eric Eisenberg [T]he movie is a wonderful reunion with the tone and feel of the original series, and with that comes exciting stylistic choices, impressively structured storytelling, and brilliant character work. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
1/5 Jexi (2019) Mack Rawden All I really know is I did not like Jexi, and it's hard for me to imagine many other people will. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
2.5/5 Little Monsters (2019) Mike Reyes Even if it shambles like the creatures it poses as a threat to all of humanity, Little Monsters has some comedy moments that really work, while leaving the horror components to languish as easy prey for the undead. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Mike Reyes If you're expecting a hysterically good time out of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot, you'll get just that. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
2.5/5 The Laundromat (2019) Dirk Libbey The Laundromat is stylishly and smartly put together, but ultimately isn't sure what story it should be telling. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
2/5 Countdown (2019) Dirk Libbey For the briefest of moments you might think Countdown is going to go in a more surprising direction, but that's just a tease. Eventually it comes right back to where you expect. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3.5/5 Black and Blue (2019) Mike Reyes For a film that wants to trade on the message of providing some food for thought, Black and Blue is more of a snack than a full meal. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
2.5/5 The Current War (2017) Mike Reyes As meager as the story may be, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's eye for visual and musical flare does make up for some of The Current War Director's Cut's flaws. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Eric Eisenberg Terminator: Dark Fate had a low bar to clear, but that doesn't undercut that it's still a very satisfying experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Mike Reyes With a killer instinct for what makes detective sagas work, Edward Norton, his cast, and his crew, have delivered one of this year's best films in Motherless Brooklyn. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Eric Eisenberg Zombieland: Double Tap is a solid addition to the big screen zom-com legacy, and a funny, freaky 10 year reunion. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
2.5/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Eric Eisenberg Once again there are some interesting concepts floated - like a magical mother vs. mother showdown, and a manipulated war between faeries and humans - but none of the material sticks together. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 Judy (2019) Jessica Rawden Zellweger's take on Judy Garland is charming, delightful, broken, funny, in-the-moment, and unstoppable. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 Gemini Man (2019) Mike Reyes A classic Will Smith-style starring vehicle, and another showcase for director Ang Lee's brand of technical marvels. Unfortunately, one side is served better than the other, leaving the entire film out of balance. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/5 () Eric Eisenberg There are many films that approach similar subject matter in much more skillful and impactful ways, and they can probably be easily found by just swiping past this one on Netflix. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4.5/5 The Friend (2019) Corey Chichizola The movie tells a tragically familiar story of cancer's effect on a family, and does so with honesty, care, and (surprisingly enough) joy. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Camp Rock (2008) Ed Perkis Camp Rock is no [High School Musical]. Camp Rock really sucks. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
High School Musical 2 (2007) Kelly West All in all, for a sequel, I think Disney did a great job of bringing back the same energetic, squeaky-clean charm that drove the first High School Musical to its initial success. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
2/5 High School Musical (2006) Edward Perkis Ok, they don't need to reinvent the wheel, but it is somewhat ironic that the main theme of the flick is not sticking to the status quo (there is even a whole song about it) while all you see are recycled ideas and stereotypical characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
4.5/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Mike Reyes Overall, Downton Abbey is an exquisite return to the wonderfully familiar, while at the same time featuring a sharper wit and even more gorgeous scenery than ever seen in the canon before. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Sean O'Connell Ford v Ferrari thrills by simulating the record-breaking pace of the cars on the tracks, but really captivates because we care deeply about the men trying to make the victory happen. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
2.5/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Corey Chichizola [W]ith two timelines and plenty of A-List talent to feature, the movie's pacing ends up slowing down. It's this lack of energy that sometimes brings The Goldfinch down EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Eric Eisenberg IT: Chapter Two falls into the classic sequel trap of overemphasizing what worked in the past instead of fully committing to the future. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4.5/5 Joker (2019) Eric Eisenberg You'll definitely feel like you'll need a shower after seeing it, but once you've dried off and changed clothes, you'll want to do nothing else but parse and dissect it. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
4.5/5 1922 (2017) Mike Reyes It is a tale of human guilt, divine consequence, and good old fashioned King-ly horror, with a performance by Thomas Jane that only solidifies his standing as a leading actor who Hollywood continues to underappreciate. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
1/5 Sextuplets (2019) Sarah El-Mahmoud You might find more entertainment scrolling around [Netflix's] content library for 90 minutes than pressing play on this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
3.5/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Sean O'Connell Once an action hero Has Fallen, it's far more interesting when they struggle to get up, and that realization makes Angel a better-than-expected sequel. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Dirk Libbey [Samara Weaving] is going to jump to the top of every casting director's wish list after this, and if Ready or Not doesn't make her a star outright, it's going to land her the role that will. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
2.5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Mike Reyes Falling more into the mainstream column of the Linklater filmography, this adaptation of Maria Semple's best-selling dramedy novel feels more slight than sensational. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Dirk Libbey It will have kids laughing and will still elicit enough chuckles from the more adult members of the audience that nobody will feel like they wasted their time. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019