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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 () Brenden Gallagher By paying tribute to the late Johnny Cash's iconic concert at Folsom State Prison... Los Tigres del Norte assert their claim to the legacy of American country music. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Gavia Baker-Whitelaw With gorgeous NASA-inspired production design and a memorably unsettling role for Pitt, it's one of the best sci-fi films of 2019. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea (2019) Tess Cagle While the documentary feels heavy-handed and exploitative at times, it starts a meaningful conversation about how white people can reckon with their privilege. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 Tall Girl (2019) Brenden Gallagher Tall Girl doesn't attempt to conflate tallness with marginalized groups, but instead points out the absurdity of how teenage life makes everyone feel less than. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (2019) Eddie Strait He excels at reducing benign and thorny topics down to their roots to find a laugh. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/5 () Eddie Strait It's a somber piece of remembrance, punctuated by archival footage and photos of that sunny morning as it turned dark. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 Evelyn (2018) Brenden Gallagher It is powerful and raw, capable of producing deep, painful reactions. But if you are in a place to watch Evelyn, you will find the beauty amid the pain. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/5 Untouchable (2019) Anna Maria Ward Untouchable demands that we don't dare look away. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
2.5/5 Falling Inn Love (2019) Eddie Strait If nothing else, Falling Inn Love offers 100 minutes of respite from the rest of the world. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/5 Jawline (2019) Brenden Gallagher If you've ever had a dream, no matter where you're from, this film is worth your attention. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
1/5 Sextuplets (2019) Eddie Strait Unfunny from beginning to end, the only way to enjoy Sextuplets is to... I'm not sure. Turn it off? EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
3/5 Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Siobhan Ball With Enter the Florpus, Invader Zim has matured without losing any of the elements that endeared it to subculture teens in the first place. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
1.5/5 Enter the Anime (2019) Caitlin Moore Enter the Anime is an hour-long infomercial for Netflix original anime that wastes everyone's time. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 Alternate Endings: Six New Ways To Die In America (2019) Kahron Spearman Alternate Endings doesn't push the viewer down particular philosophical alleys. Each story, each life, yields its own lessons. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
4.5/5 Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2018) Caitlin Moore It's remarkable how all the moving parts of Static Cling coalesce in one perfectly paced, thematically coherent special that's still consistent with the old show's appeal. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
3/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Audra Schroeder This film is for a new generation, with new fears to exploit. But will it stay with them? EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
() Adam Weightman The special is full of tickle humor. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
1.5/5 Otherhood (2019) Eddie Strait Just like parenthood, Otherhood is full of frustrations, but it offers few of the rewards. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
1.5/5 The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Kahron Spearman Black people get reduced to victims or despots who are at the mercy of paternalistic, good-hearted white Israelis who take ridiculous risks. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Jerrod Carmichael: 8 (2017) Eddie Strait 8 is an amusing hour of standup with occasional moments of transcendence. There are a lot of laughs to be had, but not enough philosophy that lingers with you after the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 Ramy Youssef: Feelings (2019) Brenden Gallagher As was the case with his series, Ramy, Youssef's comedy is at its best when he shies away from casual commentary on larger socio-political issues and simply reflects on his personal experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (2019) Audra Schroeder It's an engaging spin on the traditional standup special, even if robot Whitney is still working on her delivery. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
2.5/5 Girls With Balls (2018) Audra Schroeder Clocking in at just 80 minutes, Girls with Balls is a fun, schlocky ride that you can passively view, but you won't necessarily get invested in the characters. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
2/5 Boi (2019) Eddie Strait The movie wants to be a ponderous journey about self-discovery, but it's actually a movie that philosophically stalls out and goes on too many fruitless detours. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Bryan Rolli Whether it's Tarantino's masterpiece-or even one of his top-tier movies-is besides the point. It is simply a quintessential (Quentessential?) Tarantino movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 The Great Hack (2019) Brenden Gallagher Where the documentary succeeds, however-and what makes it essential viewing for anyone over the age of 40-is in explaining exactly how Cambridge Analytica works. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
0.5/5 Secret Obsession (2019) Eddie Strait Secret Obsession is a soulless lump of generic mush that aspires to the cheese level of a Lifetime original joint but doesn't come anywhere close. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Iliza: Confirmed Kills (2016) Audra Schroeder Confirmed Kills finds the comedian taking a more muscled approach to her observations about men and women, which provide the foundation for her standup. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
4/5 Mo Amer: The Vagabond (2018) Kahron Spearman In a breakout performance filmed at Austin's Paramount Theater, Amer tackles identification, code-switching, "Mohammed" keychains, and contingency plans, with the observant nuance of a man who's lived two lifetimes. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo (2017) Audra Schroeder This is obviously a special for Paisley fans, and the jokes are fairly low stakes. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/5 Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias: One Show Fits All (2019) Eddie Strait One Show Fits All is a reflective, fun special that is accessible to all. I can't imagine someone not enjoying it. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/5 4 latas (2019) Tess Cagle Viewers might find themselves asking, 'Are we there yet?' throughout the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/5 Parchís: The Documentary (2019) Tess Cagle Parchís: El Documental provides a classic case study of the consequences of teen stardom, and how that experience shapes a young person's perspective of the world. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/5 Point Blank (2019) Kahron Spearman Point Blank makes sense as a Netflix release, given the flimsy potting and lack of electricity from its main cast. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/5 Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Audra Schroeder Maybe FMMF is part of a new approach to presenting sketch comedy to viewers in fun-size bites that take a while to digest, and leave you wondering what you just watched. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers (2017) Adam Weightman Regan is unofficially known as "the king of clean..." His special compliments his body of work, sticking with silly observations, funny voices, and a non-political, goofy sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Marc Maron: Too Real (2017) Bryan Rolli Marc Maron: Too Real succeeds as as a purposeful, engaging standup special from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me Live (2014) Allen Weiner This is especially true in her final segment where the space between setup and punchline seems interminable. In our business, we'd say she needs a good editor. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
() Kahron Spearman The South African comic uses comparisons of his home and New York for foundational, scene-building material, but he really shines when he breaks out of that formula and gets a little more political. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
() Chris Osterndorf Though they come fairly late in Cinco's runtime, musings on the manliness of steak and trying to smuggle donuts through an airport are sure to delight longtime fans. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Colin Quinn: The New York Story (2016) Adam Weightman Quinn uses a lot of stereotypes to examine the attitude of a New Yorker, and in doing so makes a brilliant point about how times have changed. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/5 Cities of Last Things (2018) Eddie Strait Cities of Last Things is a one-trick pony whose storytelling doesn't justify the gimmick around which it's built. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
2.5/5 Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Audra Schroeder It's hard to separate that sentiment from the fact that Right Now is still a carefully constructed performance. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/5 Peterloo (2018) Brenden Gallagher Peterloo has moments of beauty... But without conflict between characters and in the minds of viewers, Peterloo fails to rise above a shiny piece of propaganda. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
Tom Segura: Disgraceful (2018) Christine Friar If you enjoyed Segura's 2016 special Mostly Stories, there's plenty for you to sink your teeth into here. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/5 Midsommar (2019) Audra Schroeder Much of Midsommar's two-and-a-half-hour runtime is cushioned with trippy sequences, sun-bleached images, and drawn-out pagan rituals-a feel rather than a story. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Gavia Baker-Whitelaw Following the carnage of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home resets the tone for a goofy teen comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 The Wolf's Call (2019) Brenden Gallagher A naval submarine thriller that shows, for better or worse, that French cinema is capable of much more than what is contained within art house walls. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/5 Wild Rose (2018) Brenden Gallagher These are notes we've heard before, but they are played with such heart and such care that Wild Rose feels like a whole new song. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
2.5/5 Beats (2019) Eddie Strait It plays a familiar tune that is agreeable, and won't challenge you too much. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019