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Rating Title/Year Author
The Night Before (2015) Kimberly Truong The Night Before doesn't shy from clichés. Quite the opposite: it embraces them, co-opting classic Christmas motifs and turning them into something completely its own. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Angie Han ...the film follows a nightmarish logic all its own, enveloping you in noise and shadow until you can practically feel the salt spray and smell the chamberpots. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
How to Build a Girl (2019) Angie Han It's a messy, effusive love letter to messy, effusive girls. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Angie Han An "anti-hate satire" about an imaginary Hitler may seem a long, strange way to go about making this point - but it gets there in the end, with room for some deeply entertaining detours along the way. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Angie Han It'll take a lot of tears, and a few laughs, to get there. But Baumbach and his cast make it well worth the journey. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Seberg (2019) Angie Han Seberg is too baseline competent to be declared a disaster. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Angie Han If you're a sucker for watching scrappy outsiders band together to get away with something the world has told them they shouldn't, Dolemite Is My Name is for you. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Proma Khosla It's a nostalgia trip, not for the 20th century, but for the sweet, simpler time of 2015. I'll receive that, and any gratuitous sequels, like a royal visit. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Angie Han Knives Out is a classic whodunit, and doesn't mind who knows it. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Kellen Beck The best thing about Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus is the way it manages to perfectly capture the spirit of the TV show and transport my brain right back to the early aughts. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Kellen Beck Why did this movie get made? How did this movie get made? EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Todd Glass: Act Happy (2018) Kellen Beck With a live band on stage and unmatched energy, Todd Glass delivers his best standup special yet. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Angie Han It's a lovingly envisioned, lavishly produced, and painstakingly crafted cash grab. And it's not much more than that. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Alexis Nedd Even though the next phase is still shrouded in mystery, Spider-Man: Far From Home does a fantastic job of latching the door that Endgame closed, while opening a whole new universe of possibilities for Marvel. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Angie Han For all its oddball aliens and fantastical technology, the most unbelievable thing about Men in Black: International is just how thoroughly it wastes Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Plus One (2019) Angie Han Therein lies the brilliance of Plus One: All of this feels like it's really happening. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Angie Han Toy Story 4's purpose, in the end, is to help you find yours. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Jonas Brothers: Chasing Happiness (2019) Proma Khosla It genuinely never occurred to me when they got famous that this was a lifelong dream their entire family was working around-the-clock to achieve. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Angie Han Dark Phoenix's lack of imagination is all the more disappointing because it glimmers of promise early on. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019) Proma Khosla Though the film rarely surprises with plot points, it's constantly serving up meticulous humor that will have you laughing out loud uncontrollably. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
() Alexis Nedd The documentary succeeds beyond its own merits though, because it reminds its audience of why they loved Thrones in the first place. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience (2019) Alexis Nedd If anything, TUBBE exists as a wildcard example of funny dudes making something for shits and guaranteed giggles. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Angie Han With Massoud, Aladdin hits that sweet spot all these remakes are aiming for... If only the rest of the film had been up to his level, this could have been a new classic. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Furious 7 (2015) Josh Dickey We deserve better than this. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Wine Country (2019) Saloni Gajjar You'd expect a film with these ladies to be cackling with humor and heart but sadly, Wine Country falls short of both to quite an extent. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Adam Rosenberg It's a breezy story, if a little light on the character development. Justice Smith's Tim and his relationship with Pikachu is really the heart of everything. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Angie Han This is Marvel flexing, building on over 10 years and 20-plus films of careful groundwork and intricate planning to show us what it can do that no other movie franchise can. As such, it's an immensely satisfying finish to this era of the series. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Someone Great (2019) Proma Khosla If nothing else, Someone Great is a quick film to breeze through and certainly a showcase for its stars EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Angie Han As a whole, though, Dumbo ends up feeling more like a sideshow than a main attraction...Dumbo probably would have been better off letting its freak flag fly. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Angie Han The ponderousness and ambivalence that hang over many of the "grown-up" entries in the genre are absent here; Shazam! is a big open sky inviting you to come on up and test out those flight powers you just acquired. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Angie Han Like the best of its genre, it feels both of the moment and totally classic. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Angie Han What pushes Long Shot from unexpected to downright unbelievable, however, is the context in which this coupling takes place. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Angie Han Paradoxically, it's these quieter moments that make Apollo 11 so breathtaking to behold. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Us (2019) Angie Han Several hours and many conversations later, I'm still convinced this film has secrets I haven't uncovered yet, and I'm just eager for my next chance to go digging through it again. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Angie Han Just as the Marvel makers wanted, I left the theater pleased to have met Carol at long last, and eager to see her again. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Angie Han It's so busy working to remind you of everything it's trying not to be, that it never quite gets around to figuring out what it actually is. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Angie Han The Farewell stands as proof she's capable of much, much more. Awkwafina shoulders this dramatic leading role with the grace, and a showstopper monologue near the end of the film should win over any final skeptics. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Knock Down the House (2019) Angie Han What makes Knock Down the House so compelling, though, is that it digs beyond the pretty soundbites and packaged-for-TV narratives to show us not just who and what is happening in American politics right now, but how and why. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Angie Han Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) plays the younger Otis, and he is the single best reason to seek out Honey Boy. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Big Time Adolescence (2018) Angie Han The film is often funny but rarely uproarious, kinda sweet but not terribly touching. The life lessons it ultimately imparts are perfectly reasonable, but they're also ones you've heard from your own nagging parents dozens of times before. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Wounds (2019) Angie Han What this movie is about, what it's trying to do, I couldn't really tell you. But it is never boring. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Angie Han The Knights - the wrestling clan at the center of Fighting With My Family - are at least idiosyncratic and endearing enough to make themselves worth watching, even if their tale feels like one we've seen many times before. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
The Report (2019) Angie Han Though billed as a "political thriller," The Report eschews explosive drama or white-knuckle tension. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Untouchable (2019) Angie Han And for all Untouchable rails against the systemic injustices that kept Weinstein in power, and the complicity of the people who looked the other way, it doesn't really shed any new light on on the institutions or the industry that let him flourish. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Angie Han Extremely Wicked settles for glamorizing, yet again, a murderer who's been glamorized enough already. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Angie Han It's a solid sequel - sweet and funny, with lots of crowdpleasing moments featuring your favorite characters, and another heartwarming real-world message to boot. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
Io (2019) Alison Foreman IO's clichéd reaches for emotional resonance continue throughout the film, landing each time with a hollow thud that left me begging for a toxic storm to wipe the characters and their broody monologues off-screen. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Overlord (2018) Alison Foreman Out of fear or sheer admiration, these images are going to stick with you. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Cam (2018) Alison Foreman CAM will suck you in, chew you up, and spit you out. But, be warned: once you hit play, you'll need plenty of time post-credits to do your own digesting. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Glass (2019) Angie Han Watching Glass is like going to the movies with that one friend who cannot help leaning over to whisper one banal observation after another into your ear, and then leaning back satisfied that he's just blown your mind. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019