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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Christopher Rosen The Irishman is a movie that knows we've seen the best of these men for decades... and Scorsese uses that familiarity, that memory, to mine deeper levels of pathos than he has in quite some time. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2/5 Parent Trap II (1986) Robert Pardi Even a double dose of [Hayley] Mills' charm can't quite compensate for the deficiencies of Stuart Krieger's labored script - this coy frolic plays like a French bedroom farce cleaned up for a summer theater camp. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
The Report (2019) Oliver Whitney A compelling, must-see thriller anchored by a pair of excellent, measured performances from Driver and Bening. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Oliver Whitney A sensitive portrait of generational trauma, PTSD, and the pained and revelatory process of reflecting on the abusive relationships that inform who we grow into. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
The Vast of Night (2019) Oliver Whitney Like an old school radio play that fuses the slow-building paranoia of The Twilight Zone and chilling awe and extraterrestrial sightings of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2018) Brian Patchett The slim plot is made promising by its self-referentiality, but beyond a heavy-handed message about "accepting change," Static Cling doesn't have a lot to say. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (2017) Liam Mathews Brennan is honest in a really interesting way that most comics - scratch that, most people - are not. He doesn't stylize his honesty. He just tells you exactly who he is. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
1.5/5 Caracara (1999) Robert Pardi Though the film features cliches borrowed from half a dozen genres, they don't add up to anything much. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) Liam Mathews Annihilation is one of the most extraordinary examples of finding humor in the face of tragedy in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
Tom Segura: Disgraceful (2018) Liam Mathews Segura has a cheerfully misanthropic middle-aged guy worldview that's secretly warm and generous. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Anima (2019) Jordan Hoffman [T]his is undeniably great filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 She Creature (2001) Maitland McDonagh A surprisingly imaginative made-for-cable horror picture. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 I Am Mother (2019) Jordan Hoffman A smart, low-budget science fiction head-scratcher that doesn't exactly jump out and thrill you, but offers interesting twists beneath its stillness. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
70/100 Murder Mystery (2019) Jordan Hoffman For something that's top of the landing page, thus doesn't even require thumb movement, Murder Mystery is surprisingly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
92/100 () Kaitlin Thomas It's so good and so satisfying that it's worth diving back into this brutal, expletive-laden world headfirst and without distraction. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Rim of the World (2019) Jordan Hoffman The clockwork storyline is brazen in its adherence to formula, as if a Learning Annex seminar somehow came to life. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 Love and Death (1975) Michael Scheinfeld Technically, the film is one of Allen's most accomplished, handsomely filmed in Hungary and France by Ghislain Cloquet, which helps make the hysterical anachronistic sight gags stand out even more. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
85/100 See You Yesterday (2019) Jordan Hoffman Is this really an appropriate movie for serious topics like excessive policing, shooting bias, and institutional racism? The answer is... sure, why not? EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
83/100 Wine Country (2019) Jordan Hoffman By slyly acknowledging the clichés of "this type of movie," it distances itself from them before diving in. More importantly, it clears space for its mega-talented performers to pour on the laughs. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
60/100 The Last Summer (2019) Megan Vick As the streaming giant heads into its second summer of rom-coms, it's becoming apparent that it's struggling when it comes to teen romance and coming-of-age stories. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
() Nichole Perkins Watching how Homecoming came together, one can see that Beyoncé is surrendering to air, her own legacy, and learning to ride it. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
33/100 Someone Great (2019) Jordan Hoffman Rodriguez squeezes humor out of the bland writing regularly, but there aren't too many actual jokes. It's all hyperactive situational stuff. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Alaina O'Connor Despite all of its messiness, the film is still kind of fun. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 Equilibrium (2002) Maitland McDonagh It's hard not to feel you've just watched a feature-length video game with some really heavy back story. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
1/5 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) Jeremy Wheeler Simply put, if you are going to go full-tilt bananas, then, by all means, commit to it. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3/5 Shogun Assassin (1981) TV Guide Staff This violent Japanese adventure is surprisingly good, though it doesn't have much of a plot. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 The Nest (2002) Maitland McDonagh Though THE NEST eventually bogs down in ever-escalating firefights, for most of its running time it's a lean, intense, white-knuckle thriller distinguished by above average performances. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/4 Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982) TV Guide Staff The film is interesting in its portrayal of rock 'n' roll on the road, though it's unsuccessful as a whole. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 Observe and Report (2009) Cammila Albertson Observe and Report strives to make you feel ambivalent, confused, and a little bit dirty, and whether or not you find that enjoyable, it's not something you likely feel very often. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/5 Twisted (1996) Ken Fox Donsky brings little to his characters, and his threadbare story lacks any of the moral purpose that allows Dickens's tale to transcend its own almost unbearable cruelty. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
2/5 Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998) TV Guide Staff TEKKEN: THE MOTION PICTURE suffers in comparison to other anime versions of video games, thanks in part to its truncated story line and weakly sketched main characters. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
The Unicorn Store (2017) Jordan Hoffman A 90-minute full-body cringe. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
1/5 Limehouse Blues (1934) TV Guide Staff Wong scores best, perhaps because she is the only one of the leads who is not miscast. Otherwise, every other cast member plays over the top. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
1/5 Xanadu (1980) TV Guide Staff Though meant to be a throwback to old-style Hollywood musicals, XANADU merely replaces style and substance with flash and glitz... EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) TV Guide Staff This time out, as if it mattered, the crazed Jason once again stomps through the woods of a lonely summer camp, carving up all the nubile young camp counselors. As usual, the open ending prepares blood-lustful viewers for another sequel. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
1.5/5 Practical Magic (1998) Maitland McDonagh Mind-boggling miscalculations strangle this adaptation of Alice Hoffman's popular novel before it can find its feet. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
2.5/5 Burlesque (2010) Perry Seibert Sure, the whole thing is obvious and silly and ridiculous, but Burlesque is really comfortable in its own skin. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
2,000 Maniacs (1964) TV Guide Staff This is easily Lewis' best film. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 MacGruber (2010) TV Guide Staff MacGruber is easily the best movie based on a Saturday Night Live skit in 15 years. But, considering the quality of recent sketch-to-screen projects, that sentence doesn't quite do justice to how funny the movie is. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 Jennifer's Body (2009) Cammila Albertson Cody only subverts the genre after covering all her bases with a good story, and she seems to know her stuff. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
White Tide: The Legend of Culebra (2018) Jordan Hoffman The Closest We've Gotten to Florida Man: The Movie EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 Faster (2010) Jason Buchanan ...both highly watchable and an easy recommendation for action fans. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
1/5 Zardoz (1974) TV Guide Staff ... pretentious sludge with some memorable visuals. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
1/5 Over the Top (1987) TV Guide Staff Arm wrestling, truck driving, weird weight lifting, and tear jerking are the stuff of this predictable Sylvester Stallone vehicle... EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
1.5/5 See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) TV Guide Staff Lowbrow comedy at its worst, See No Evil, Hear No Evil is full of cheap disability jokes, stupid car chases, and boring shootouts, and none of it is very entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 I Come in Peace (1990) TV Guide Staff To Baxley's credit, the narrative moves at such a quick clip that the threadbare story has little time to grate on the nerves, and the onscreen stunts belie the film's limited budget. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/4 Teen Wolf (1985) TV Guide Staff Fox is enormously likable here, but the gimmickry of the werewolf transformation and Fox's lupine existence is just that - a gimmick, a wholly artificial contrivance that intrudes on the character. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Hello, Dolly! (1969) TV Guide Staff It's an exercise in star turns, surrounded by elephantine blandness. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 Harlem Nights (1989) TV Guide Staff In the end, there's no soul to be had in this city of appearances. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
2.5/5 Legend (1985) TV Guide Staff Sumptuous, grandly-scaled, and often ludicrous. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019