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Rating Title/Year Author
B+ Haunt (2019) Chris Stuckmann The tension here is pretty damn strong. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
C+ Hustlers (2019) Chris Stuckmann I wish the movie had a little more of a mature exploration of what these women were feeling inside while doing these things. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C+ It: Chapter Two (2019) Chris Stuckmann It's very uneven. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
C+ Don't Let Go (2019) Chris Stuckmann At some point... the movie shifts into a series of phone calls and you realize that that's about all this script has to offer... a series of phone calls. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
A- The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Chris Stuckmann There are moments where it strains credibility a bit... but the movie has such a great feeling of true happiness and the characters are so well realized and so well performed that you kind of over look it. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
A- The Nightingale (2018) Chris Stuckmann Every single frame is dripping with authenticity. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
F 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Chris Stuckmann A fish screams underwater... so there is some enjoyment to be had. Just not the kind you might expect. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
B- Ready or Not (2019) Chris Stuckmann It's never boring. It's always entertaining. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
C+ Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Chris Stuckmann The film is actually trying to find a way to make adults and kids laugh... doesn't always work. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
F The Kitchen (2019) Chris Stuckmann The movie has no idea how to be a movie. It has no interest in characterization... we know nothing about these women, or really, any of the characters in the whole movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
B Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Chris Stuckmann This movie gave me what I needed. It was faithful to the source material, it was well shot, and tension was palpable in every scene... EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
A- The Farewell (2019) Chris Stuckmann A charming portrait of a family struggle. Beautiful performances and an unexpected--and very welcome--ending. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
B+ Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Chris Stuckmann You look back and you pinpoint things that don't belong, adding or detracting...feels like wasted baggage. But this film challenges critics, and challenging audiences, and that's far more interesting than a filmmaker playing it safe. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
B- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Chris Stuckmann The majority of the people who see this movie know exactly what they want out of it, and this movie is going to give them that. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
A- Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Chris Stuckmann This movie does not feel like a product of today. It feels like a film made in the 60s, with better production values, and that's what I love about it. You don't get movies like this anymore. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
B Crawl (2019) Chris Stuckmann I had a blast watching it... This is the type of horror film that I need a couple of times a year. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
C The Lion King (2019) Chris Stuckmann The personality of the original film is nonexistent here. This film is soulless. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B+ Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Chris Stuckmann I'm a very happy person right now...a good sequel, a good time, and I can't wait to see what they do with Tom Holland as Spider-Man...there's an aspect that feels fresh because it's not in New York City the whole time. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
B- Midsommar (2019) Chris Stuckmann A film that I think people should see, especially when considering the craft on display, master work in just about every aspect...however, the most important part was forgotten about: telling a compelling story. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
D+ Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Chris Stuckmann Great performances and production design all in the service of an endless series of monotonous jump scares that do little to progress the plot (or the point) of this universe. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
B- Child's Play (2019) Chris Stuckmann Better than I thought it was going to be. The performances are, for the most part, strong, and it has a fun 80s vibe to it...I certainly didn't hate sitting in the theater. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
C+ The Dead Don't Die (2019) Chris Stuckmann There are choices that just feel out of left field and kind of lazy...the message was handled poorly...but this movie does have some fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
A Toy Story 4 (2019) Chris Stuckmann There was never a dull moment...consistently entertaining and yet again another fantastic Toy Story movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
C- Men in Black: International (2019) Chris Stuckmann Three sequels in and we've yet to get something as good as the original film. I think they should just stop. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
A- Shadow (2018) Chris Stuckmann A masterpiece, one of the best martial arts films I've ever seen. See it in theaters, it will not be the same at home. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
C Dark Phoenix (2019) Chris Stuckmann This is the end of an era, 19 years, and...they really played it safe. The characters say and do things that don't lead to anything. It should've been so much better than it was. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
A- Rocketman (2019) Chris Stuckmann It's hard to pinpoint any real flaws in this movie...the movie is enlivened by its own approach. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
C Ma (2019) Chris Stuckmann We like horror movies with unconventional villains, but unfortunately, they didn't drive it home. It's still worth seeing for Octavia Spencer's performance. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
B Booksmart (2019) Chris Stuckmann Sequences throughout the movie that over-rely on music betray the great performances...but go out and see this movie, I want to see what Olivia Wilde does next. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
C- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Chris Stuckmann It could have been a lot better, and as a massive Godzilla fan, I left super disappointed. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
B Brightburn (2019) Chris Stuckmann If the goals were a little more clear, the film could've been better...they could've played with the audiences' expectations much more, but this is an enjoyable horror movie, almost a slasher film. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
C- Aladdin (2019) Chris Stuckmann When the giant CGI Will Smith is bouncing around, it doesn't work...but when he plays himself, he's very charming, the best part of the movie...the actors are trying to break free, but some of the dialogue and performances are cringe-worthy. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
B+ John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Chris Stuckmann You have to hand it to them, giving it their all in these sequences...this is a great action achievement. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
B- Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Chris Stuckmann The human characters are flat and boring...but Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu saved the entire film, and there's a lot of him...about as good as a live-action Pokémon film could be. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
D- The Intruder (2019) Chris Stuckmann A thriller filled with unnecessary relationship drama that goes nowhere and a message about gun violence that's instantly tossed aside. Dennis Quaid is the one saving grace. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
B- I Trapped the Devil (2019) Chris Stuckmann A horror film more interested in sustained dread than easy answers. Scott Poythress gives a memorably unhinged performance. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) Chris Stuckmann The only actor in this movie that I felt actually brought his A-game was probably Rupert Friend... He was good as the character, but it was a boring, boring character. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
A- Avengers: Endgame (2019) Chris Stuckmann A rousing finale. Epic in scale and in heart. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
D+ The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Chris Stuckmann A cool set-up, they just didn't do anything with it...this could have been a lot better. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
F The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Chris Stuckmann Don't just look at real-life tragedies and try to exploit them...the ending is just so atrocious. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
C- Hellboy (2019) Chris Stuckmann David Harbour is good, but this is nowhere near as good as previous Hellboy projects. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997) Chris Stuckmann Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a joke. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
House of the Dead (2003) Chris Stuckmann There isn't a thing of artistic value in this film. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
C+ Pet Sematary (2019) Chris Stuckmann A mediocre first half leads to a much better second. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
B Shazam! (2019) Chris Stuckmann Lighthearted and campy, Shazam is a happily self-aware throwback. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
A- Us (2019) Chris Stuckmann I wish it was a little more ambiguous. Other than that, an extremely well-made horror movie. Jordan Peele, if you want to continue in this genre, please do, it needs you. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
A- Penguin Highway (2018) Chris Stuckmann A wonderful film that uses unexplainable phenomena as a backdrop for childhood innocence and discovery. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
C Captain Marvel (2019) Chris Stuckmann It feels like a stepping-stone movie, not the powerful one we hoped for. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
C+ Greta (2018) Chris Stuckmann Without these two actresses, this would be a straight-to-video script...there wasn't enough on the page to warrant the talent. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
B+ Fighting With My Family (2019) Chris Stuckmann The writing was just so good, though the direction does disappear sometimes and feel listless...I'm reaching for things at this point. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019