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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Sandy Schaefer Ambitious and undeniably gorgeous to look at, The Goldfinch is a sprawling mess that never finds the rhythm it needs to really come alive as a film. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/5 The Parting Glass (2018) Sandy Schaefer The Parting Glass is an intimate and affecting drama fueled by great acting and sharply-drawn observations of human behavior and familial dynamics. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Molly Freeman Bolstered by rich character drama and stunning star performances, Hustlers delivers electrifying and empowering entertainment through the female gaze. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Lemonade Mouth (2011) Bobby Anhalt While this film may feel like one you have seen before, it offers plenty in the way of surprises, and the narrative (especially early on) is fairly well constructed. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
The Thirteenth Year (1999) Bobby Anhalt Disney has cranked out some unusual, yet pretty fun premises in the past, and The Thirteenth Year is yet another prime example of that. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Twitches (2005) Katerina Daley It's a fun fantastical romp. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) Katerina Daley Stuck in the Suburbs is one of Disney's most good-natured, albeit totally ridiculous movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Camp Rock (2008) Bobby Anhalt Much like Lemonade Mouth, this movie is chocked full of great musical numbers, and is a true tribute to some of the better movies from the network's library, while still maintaining its integrity as a separate entity. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Cheetah Girls (2003) Bobby Anhalt This film encapsulates all of the best elements of Disney Channel programming: great music, a good message, and cheesy fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Cheetah Girls (2003) Katerina Daley The movies may have been filled with great music and performances, but the real highlight of these films was its depiction of fiercely loyal female friendships. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Color of Friendship (2000) Katerina Daley You'd be hard pressed to find a Disney Channel Original Movie that covers weightier, and more meaningful, territory than 2000's The Color of Friendship. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Even Stevens Movie (2003) Bobby Anhalt Even Stevens was truly original and hilarious, and the film kept the spirit of this fan favorite series alive. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Brink! (1998) Bobby Anhalt Brink! encouraged us to do what we love and taught us to always remember who our friends are. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Luck of the Irish (2001) Katerina Daley Through a wonderfully earnest script, filled with plenty of visual gags and sharp humor, The Luck of the Irish becomes a winning film about what it really means to be American, to be Irish, and to be human, too. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Motocrossed (2001) Bobby Anhalt Motocrossed was one of the original Disney Channel movies that displayed a female breaking barriers and defying molds. This may have become an old, reliable trope for their writing team in later years, but it was very well utilized in this film. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Johnny Tsunami (1999) Bobby Anhalt Johnny Tsunami is one of the classic Disney Channel original films. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Cadet Kelly (2002) Lianna Tedesco This was perhaps the most memorable role for longtime fans of Hilary Duff, and certainly, one that suited her particularly well. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Cadet Kelly (2002) Katerina Daley Cadet Kelly offers an inspiring message about overcoming low expectations, and defying the odds to become a real hero. It's a great underdog story, with a stellar cast, and one heck of a drill routine finish. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Don't Look Under the Bed (1999) Bobby Anhalt While the premise may sound a bit out there, this film excels at well-paced storytelling and pulls together a nice little twist at the end. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Cadet Kelly (2002) Bobby Anhalt Cadet Kelly is simply a relatable film. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999) Bobby Anhalt Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century still stands as one of the most imaginative Disney Channel original movies to date. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Smart House (1999) Bobby Anhalt The best part about Smart House is how amazingly cool and imaginative the titular house actually was. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999) Katerina Daley It's a true fish out of water story, with hilariously colorful costumes, incredibly catchy music, and an adventure that lets one teenage girl save the day - and the galaxy, too. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
High School Musical (2006) Katerina Daley Long before Glee was around to depict stories of forbidden teen love and dramatically executed dance routines and singing competitions, High School Musical was doing all of that and more. And better than Glee ever would. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) Molly Freeman Can You Keep A Secret? is a sweet and funny romantic comedy with an incredibly charming leading duo in Tyler Hoechlin and Alexandra Daddario. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
2.5/5 Satanic Panic (2019) Molly Freeman Satanic Panic is a gory, schlocky and ultimately entertaining horror movie, though its message about generational divides gets lost in the mess. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Molly Freeman IT Chapter Two is a compelling and satisfying ending to Stephen King's story, even if it's not quite as charming or scary and feels a bit overlong. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
2/5 The Fanatic (2019) Chris Agar The Fanatic is a bizarre, and only fleetingly entertaining, thriller that struggles to find its footing and is plagued by a muddled screenplay. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
2.5/5 Falling Inn Love (2019) Molly Freeman Falling Inn Love is a cute, but easily forgettable romantic comedy that's bound to get lost in the shuffle of Netflix's ever-expanding library. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Sandy Schaefer Gleefully schlocky and willing to wear its social commentary on its sleeve, Ready or Not makes for a wonderfully bonkers and exhilarating thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
2.5/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Sandy Schaefer Angel Has Fallen struggles to bring greater depth to the otherwise (mostly) enjoyably cheesy throwback elements the franchise is known for. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 Kingdom (2019) Sandy Schaefer Often melodramatic and unapologetically goofy, Kingdom combines manga tropes with stylized combat scenes to make its subject matter entertaining. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Sandy Schaefer Even with a terrific performance by Cate Blanchett to propel it through its rough patches, Where'd You Go, Bernadette never truly finds its footing. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Chris Agar 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is the textbook definition of disposable summer entertainment, combining weak characters with intermittent thrills. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 Good Boys (2019) Molly Freeman Good Boys focuses too much on the bawdy humor of this raunchy comedy starring tweens, often to the detriment of the characters and emotional beats. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
3.5/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Sandy Schaefer Powered by Chadha's energetic direction, Blinded by the Light overcomes its formulaic narrative to deliver an infectiously endearing experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Sandy Schaefer Angry Birds Movie 2 has no delusions about it own slightness and makes up the difference with gleefully silly, yet unexpectedly clever cartoon mayhem. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
2.5/5 Brian Banks (2018) Sandy Schaefer Good intentions and Hodge's eloquent, stirring performance help to compensate for Brian Banks' shortcomings as a thinly-sketched inspirational biopic. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/5 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Sandy Schaefer The Art of Racing in the Rain's main conceit wields mixed returns, resulting in a family dramedy that's whimsical and manipulative in equal measure. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Sandy Schaefer Thanks to del Toro and Øvredal's combined efforts, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark does justice by the delightfully sinister books that inspired it. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/5 The Kitchen (2019) Molly Freeman The Kitchen is a decently enjoyable mob movie, with stellar lead performances, but a lackluster script from first-time director Andrea Berloff. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Molly Freeman Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a family-friendly romp through the jungle with all the heart, fun and singing of the original animated TV show. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Sandy Schaefer Fueled by LaBeouf and Gottsagen's screen chemistry, The Peanut Butter Falcon makes for a charmingly funny and often touching adventure. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 The Operative (2019) Chris Agar The Operative is a bland and convoluted affair that struggles to keep the audience engaged and leaves minimal impact during its runtime. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Sandy Schaefer Hobbs & Shaw is partially successful in evolving the Fast & Furious property, yet mostly comes off feeling like a branding exercise for The Rock. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Molly Freeman The Red Sea Diving Resort blends war drama with spy thriller levity, making for an at times uneven, but enjoyable movie in which Chris Evans shines. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
4.5/5 The Farewell (2019) Sandy Schaefer Thanks to Wang's deeply personal direction and Awkwafina's subtly profound performance, The Farewell offers a touching and truly authentic experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Sandy Schaefer Bolstered by strong performances and immersive production design, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an introspective and rewarding film from Tarantino. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
3.5/5 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Sandy Schaefer The Art of Self-Defense is a witty and idiosyncratic takedown of machoism that doesn't shy away from its uncomfortably terrifying aspects. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/5 Crawl (2019) Sandy Schaefer Thanks to Aja's confident direction and Kaya Scodelario's warrior performance, Crawl makes for a terse and otherwise exhilarating viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019