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Rating Title/Year Author
Madonna and the Breakfast Club (2019) Benjamin H. Smith Fails to capture the excitement of the era or create a compelling narrative around her early days in New York. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Earthquake Bird (2019) John Serba Earthquake Bird is about two-thirds of a good movie, and Vikander clearly outshines the material. Just gauge your expectations accordingly. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Klaus (2019) Brett White While Klaus may ultimately be too dark and kooky to become a heartwarming holiday classic that you revisit every year, the film is a visual gift with lots of laughs. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Noelle (2019) Anna Menta The premise is fun, if predictable, and gets partial credit for being fresh. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
Jeff Garlin: Our Man In Chicago (2019) Sean L. McCarthy Garlin's not everyone's cup of tea. He gets that. But if you've seen him on your screens over the past decade or more and wondered what he's like in real life, you'll certainly get your answers here. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Paradise Beach (2019) John Serba It tries to be smart. It tries to be tawdry. But it's just vaguely dissatisfying. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Who Killed Nancy? (2009) Benjamin H. Smith While often amateurishly put together, and with an annoyingly loud soundtrack which makes it seem like a music video at times, Who Killed Nancy is still a decent viewing experience for anyone interested in the subject matter. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Framing John DeLorean (2019) Scott Hines Combining documentary footage and interviews with Baldwin's convincing reenactments (and truly, who better to play another '80s raider than Baldwin?), the true story is allowed to shine through, the fact stranger than fiction. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Fire in Paradise (2019) John Serba Fire in Paradise is a difficult watch. But it's a must-watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Let It Snow (2019) Brett White Let It Snow is not even close to typical TV holiday movie fare, and a charming cast helps the movie dash through its drearier moments. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
The Apollo (2019) Joel Keller The Apollo is an engaging history of one of New York City's most famous music venues. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Drive (2018) John Serba Whether Drive is so bad it's good, so unwatchable that it's watchable, a crack-a-box-of-wine-and-invite-your-friends-over-for-a-hate-watch is debatable. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby (2019) Sean L. McCarthy You'll never look at this late-night TV host the same way again. And that's a good thing. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Lady and the Tramp (2019) Anna Menta A worthy remake of a classic story... an hour and a half on the couch that parents and kids will both enjoy. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Echo in the Canyon (2018) Benjamin H. Smith While Echo In The Canyon was probably made with the best of intentions, it ultimately fails to satisfy or do justice to its source material. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
The King (2019) John Serba The King hews tightly to the tropes of its genre, but is lucky enough to have Chalamet and Pattinson there to elevate it above the mundane. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Holiday in the Wild (2019) Brett White Davis is a particular delight and all the elephants are adorable-and no other Christmas movie this year can claim to have Kristin Davis and elephants. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
American Son (2019) John Serba Washington's commitment to her role can't overcome all the shouting obviousness of the script. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
The Bronx, USA (2019) Joel Keller There are few movies that will talk about The Bronx with more joy than The Bronx, USA. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy (2019) Sean L. McCarthy "Of all the comedians to turn Trump's many quotes into jokes, perhaps Arsenio also is the first and only one with a deep-cut reference to Breitbart that he also ties to hip-hop." EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
() Josh Sorokach This captivating film offers an honest peek into the life of a professional gambler. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
A 3 Minute Hug (2018) Joel Keller A 3 Minute Hug is a good documentation of an event that more people around the U.S. should know about. But more context would have made the visuals more impactful. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
It Takes a Lunatic (2019) John Serba The film never captures a true sense of the man and his passion. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Whitney (2018) Benjamin H. Smith Somehow makes the tale of Houston's rise and fall new again. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2017) Scott Hines Entertaining... takes a deep dive into the subculture of people dedicated to creating haunted houses, mazes and other grim Halloween attractions. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Rattlesnake (2019) John Serba What you've got here is a dead snake. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) John Serba Dolemite is My Name is a rousing crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Saudi Women's Driving School (2019) Joel Keller Saudi Women's Driving School takes a positive look at changing mores in a country we don't see a lot of, but not without addressing the larger problems that are still apparent. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019) Sean L. McCarthy Slate gives us her all, and all of her, here. It's almost impossible not to fall for her. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
Dancing with the Birds (2019) John Serba Dancing with the Birds is candy for nature-doc lovers. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Seventeen (2019) John Serba Seventeen is a modest gem, an appealing balance of poignant drama and light comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Upstarts (2019) Radhika Menon By no means is this an entirely new and unique story, but the characters are charming enough to receive our attention for two hours. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Tell Me Who I Am (2019) Joel Keller Truly profound... one of the best documentaries we've seen in 2019. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) John Serba More often than not, lesser Soderbergh is still worth watching. This is one of those times. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Eli (2019) John Serba The feeling that you're being hornswoggled by a movie is a lousy one. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Screwball (2018) Scott Hines Screwball is a madcap story of capitalism, South Beach hucksters, broken rules, shady characters, bad medicine and good drugs. In short: it's a story as American as baseball and apple pie. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh (2019) Joel Keller Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh is the best stand-up special we've seen this year. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
() John Serba It embraces the type of silliness that the target demographic will likely find enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Ghosts of Sugar Land (2019) Joel Keller A good view of what it's like to be a young Muslim man in post-9/11 America. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Wounds (2019) Anna Menta It's hard to call it a good movie-the story really doesn't go anywhere-but I enjoyed it immensely nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Between Me and My Mind (2019) Larry Getlen A thorough portrait of a man who, despite his arena-headlining success, is less a natural rock star than a thoughtful, kind, and flawed husband, father and son. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017) Benjamin H. Smith For all those myriad details, spanning eight decades, encompassing more hit records than you count, I'm not sure Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives gives you a sense of who he really is. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
Fractured (2019) John Serba Fractured is a real eye-roller from the Preposterous Thriller sub-subgenre (in the main category Thriller, sub-category Psychological Thriller). EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
The Forest of Love (2019) John Serba It's not perfect, but neither is it forgettable. Be warned, though - The Forest of Love is not for the weak of heart. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) John Serba The movie offers nothing new to the zom-com sub-subgenre, but has just enough solid laughs to warrant a watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
() Joel Keller If you're at all empathetic with the families who have been separated at the Mexican border in the past couple of years, Torn Apart: Separated At The Border will bring the crisis to life in ways news reports just can't convey. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Joel Keller Does a great job of closing out Jesse's story, which was left hanging in the Breaking Bad finale. And Aaron Paul is more than capable of carrying a BB story. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Deon Cole: Cole Hearted (2019) Sean L. McCarthy My take on Cole's new hour is rather mixed. But as Cole makes the case himself, I gotta respect his choices. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Anna Menta A moving, excruciatingly honest portrait of divorce with equal empathy afforded to both sides. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
() Benjamin H. Smith Like the band itself, perfectly enjoyable and presented without pretense. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019