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Rating Title/Year Author
Monos (2019) Andy Crump A ferocious action drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Karen Han It's a full-fledged epic, made by and about women, and proof positive that female-centered films can flourish without being based on a pre-existing male-based IP. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Steven Universe: The Movie (2019) Palmer Haasch While this isn't the last we'll see of the Crystal Gems, it's hard to imagine any better closure. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Angel Has Fallen (2019) Jordan Hoffman Angel Has Fallen isn't high art, but it's a crowdpleaser. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Joelle Monique I left the theater cheering, "Eat the rich." If you don't fall into that category, it's a total romp. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas (2018) Karen Han There's something admirable about a film so confidently made to fit into a niche. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Matt Patches For fans of the genre, the drip-drip-drip of the investigation, along with the droll, almost comedic presentation, makes Cold Case Hammarskjöld essential. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Karen Han The movie tries to do too much, ultimately failing to do any of it well. If you'll excuse the pun, it just can't seem to find a happy medium. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Karen Han The brand of feminism that The Kitchen is working with is unfortunately shallow, positing trauma as necessary for growth and equating strength with being able to commit murder and not shying away from blood. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Burn the Stage: The Movie (2018) Siddhant Adlakha Burn the Stage is poetic, intimate and often hilarious. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Karen Han The focus turns the film into a quintessential white savior movie, making every person of color a prop to be saved rather than a developed character. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Russ Frushtick Hobbs & Shaw leverages the charisma of its stars magnificently. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
The Mountain (2018) Karen Han Goldblum's star persona keeps The Mountain mesmerizing. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Karen Han The parts of the movie that are the most striking are those in which the writer-director forgoes telling us how much he loves film and simply lets us feel it. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Secret Obsession (2019) Karen Han Secret Obsession does pretty much exactly what you expect it to, and presumably what you want it to, if you watched the brief preview clip while browsing Netflix and then decided that, yes, you would like to hit play. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Sadako (2019) Joelle Monique Inspired by supernatural thrillers of the '80s, Sadako's trail of amazing ideas never amounts to an enjoyable viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Karen Han For better or worse, the special unquestionably belongs to Harbour. That center flourishes when he's left to his own devices. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
Stuber (2019) Karen Han While it might be easy to give a five-star rating to an innocuous car ride, the same can't be said of movies, especially not movies that essentially function as glorified ads for a corporate brand. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
Crawl (2019) Petrana Radulovic The movie's intro slogs along to establish the relationship, but thankfully once Haley descends into the crawl space, it's all gator action, all the time. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Matt Patches There are glimmers of beauty and awe in the new Lion King... They're all moments first storyboarded in the early '90s, when a team of artists was asked to bring an original, animated work of art to life. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Anima (2019) Karen Han For Netflix, the short film feels like something markedly fresh. On the heels of projects that would seem [to] indicate that the company is looking to branch into something new, this stunning music video/short film is certainly a new frontier. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Jenna Stoeber The saving grace of Midsommar is a spectacular visual design. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
The Plagiarists (2019) Karen Han The deeper one delves into The Plagiarists, the more rewarding the film becomes. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Karen Han Yesterday is proof positive that you actually do need a little more than good songs (which are, in this case, unfortunately dully shot) to make a movie watchable. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Matt Patches There's plenty to spoil in Far From Home, but I'll say this: Devotees of the MCU will have plenty to huff as Watts finds clever, deep cut ways to tie Peter's adventure into established mythology. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Child's Play (2019) Karen Han The new Child's Play isn't completely irredeemable, but it's a shell that ultimately doesn't have that much personality, whether it's that of a serial killer or a baby robot. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Beats (2019) Karen Han There's plenty to like about [Beats]... but none of it is enough to counterbalance the film's flaws. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Murder Mystery (2019) Karen Han It's no Punch-Drunk Love, but it's on the better end of the spectrum when it comes to Sandler's streaming selections. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Karen Han It's fun - I don't want to seem unnecessarily down on a movie that is the epitome of a popcorn-muncher - it's just likely to be in one ear and out the other, the cinematic equivalent of being neuralyzed. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Karen Han Toy Story 4 does an even better job than Toy Story 3 of managing mature themes while remaining kid-friendly. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Karen Han That oddball sensibility makes The Dead Don't Die a pleasure, if also one of the stranger entries in Jarmusch's filmography. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Jay Edidin Under its surface, you can almost make out the bones of a much better movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Matt Patches It's less a disaster... than a let down. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Karen Han The Last Black Man in San Francisco is beautiful. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
I Am Mother (2019) Karen Han I Am Mother maintains a tension that should keep even the most skeptical viewer hooked on the proceedings. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Funan (2019) Karen Han Funan is a piercing, personal look at historical events and the overall effects of war, and the medium through which it's told is a surprisingly effective one. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Andy Crump There's nothing pretty to tell, only undiluted honesty from an unexpected source. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019) Karen Han One of the better romcoms made in recent years, and smarter when it comes to its characters, too. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Dave Tach Deadwood: The Movie is prestige television reborn as a movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Ma (2019) Karen Han Its immediate legacy is as prime fodder for a guilty pleasure list. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Brightburn (2019) Patrick Willems What's most impressive about Brightburn is how little it takes to shift the narrative into full-blown horror. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Little Joe (2019) Karen Han [Emily] Beecham is terrific, switching between conviction and doubt with frightening ease, and Ben Whishaw is well cast against his usual sweet type. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Karen Han It's a raunchy, raucous blast for everyone involved, including the audience. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Matt Patches The songs need to skyrocket and the dance moves should sweep us off our feet. In this era of corporate nostalgia, the least a movie like Aladdin could get is a protector. Hell, a friend. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Karen Han The film is almost a tone poem, focusing on conveying Franz and Fani's emotions as they experience an event that barely registered during the war but is life-altering for them. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
() Karen Han Deerskin blows a single idea up into an entire film, and blows audience expectations out of the water. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Karen Han Pattinson and Dafoe pull off the dynamic, managing the remarkable feat of making a two-hour movie feel no sparser for having only two people in it. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Karen Han It's whenever the songs begin that the film truly finds its feet. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) Jenna Stoeber The horror of We Have Always Lived in the Castle comes from watching powerlessly as the tension mounts, straw by straw, before breaking spectacularly. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
The Wandering Earth (2019) Karen Han It's exactly the mix of cheesy and crowd-pleasing that you'd expect from a blockbuster, with eye-popping CGI sci-fi set dressing to give it a little extra oomph. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019