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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Parasite (2019) Eli Glasner a savage and spectacular social satire EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
4.5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Eli Glasner This is a movie about mooks in fedoras, dames in a mystery, with sultry bebop jazz and is my kind of music in more ways than one. Don't think of it as long, think of it as binge-worthy mini-series compressed into a tidy two and half hours. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
4.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Eli Glasner In the final half hour the movie transmutes from a crime story to a requiem of sorts. This is a man of violence, looking back at the wreckage, looking ahead into the abyss and attempting some kind of reckoning. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 Frozen II (2019) Eli Glasner A sequel that's entertaining but doesn't capture the clear purpose and power of the original. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Eli Glasner an atom bomb of empathy EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
5/5 Waves (2019) Eli Glasner An intense, visceral experience that builds up into a crescendo of consequences. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
2.5/5 The Kitchen (2019) Eli Glasner Not only does the Kitchen romanticize the good old days when paying mobsters used to mean something, but it makes McCarthy and her friends' rise to power it all too easy. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
3.5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Eli Glasner It wouldn't work as well as it does if not for Samara Weaving as Grace. She the kind of face you look for in a scream queen, but also that unkillable spirit, which is put to the test. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Eli Glasner A film that starts like the female Magic Mike, edges closer to something like Goodfellas. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
3.5/5 Judy (2019) Eli Glasner When Judy sings you hear the hurt, the aches and pains she pours into every song. On stage is where Judy shines, offstage is where it stumbles. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
3.5/5 Joker (2019) Eli Glasner There's a moment when he crystalizes into the character, we see it coming, but it arrives with a monstrous sort of grace. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
5/5 The Farewell (2019) Eli Glasner But behind the forced smiles, this is a family grieving in advance. The director Lulu Wang doesn't resolve every moment but rather lets it breathe as we watch the family working through their feelings. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Eli Glasner Part of the pleasure is watching Johnson rile Statham up and then enjoying the slow swimmer. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Eli Glasner Instead of the snap crack pop dialogue of Tarantino's best efforts, we have this shambolic, rambling tale, with a run time of 2 hours and 45 minutes. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 Child's Play (2019) Eli Glasner Sure there are disposable roles, like the creepy janitor and Mom's jerk of a boyfriend. But without them, how would Chuckie learn? And really the biggest upgrade is Chuckie himself ...voiced by everyone's favourite space farm boy, Mark Hamill EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Eli Glasner Spider-Man: Far From Home feels like super hero movie on autopilot. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2.5/5 The Lion King (2019) Eli Glasner One minute you're looking at an image that looks like it ripped out of National Geographic, then...it TALKS and it seems like Hammy Hampster EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 Dumbo (2019) Eli Glasner It's like one of those Disney theme park automatons - a lifelike simulation that's hollow inside. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Eli Glasner Besides fighting the Skrull conspiracy, she's also fighting a convoluted script. The writers do Captain Marvel no favours by tossing her origin story in the identity crisis movie blender. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
5/5 Apollo 11 (2019) Eli Glasner It's a time capsule of an era when a country reached for greatness bigger than borders. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
3/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Eli Glasner There's some nice self-awareness about this woman trapped in the mushy movie love land. But in the end, Isn't is Romantic wants to have its heart-shaped cake and eat it too. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
3/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Eli Glasner like Fargo meets Pulp Fiction, nowhere near as good as either but at least it has ambition EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
3.5/5 What Men Want (2019) Eli Glasner What Men Want is refreshingly frank about the workplace dynamics Sure the end has a predictable rom-com twist and some momentum issues. But great tunes and great scenes make this the Girls Trip of 2019 EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
3/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Eli Glasner If you're 10 years old and this is your first movie, you'll love it. For the rest of us who like some ambiguity and subtext in our storytelling, this is one battle not worth waging. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Eli Glasner Like much of the movie, it doesn't really make sense but you just go with the flow and enjoy the ride. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Eli Glasner The sense of whimsy and creativity that Mary Poppins unleashes on London is the sequel's greatest asset. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
2.5/5 The Upside (2018) Eli Glasner This is a movie filled with a painfully obvious story and manufactured mawkish moments. It's doesn't just pluck our heartstrings, it thrashes a power cord EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Eli Glasner It's sweet and bittersweet. It's about two friends stuck together, who are better together then they are apart. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
2.5/5 Glass (2019) Eli Glasner Shyamalan is going to do what he always does, erecting the scaffolding of the story around one tenuous idea until it comes crashing down because of the...THE TWIST. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
2.5/5 Serenity (2019) Eli Glasner the story needs a better foundation than the waterlogged half-baked clichés that pass for character EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
2.5/5 Miss Bala (2019) Eli Glasner what makes this adaptation fascinating is how it erases what made the original stand out EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
5/5 Roma (2018) Eli Glasner Roma isn't just a film, it's a tidal wave of empathy with an undeniable sense of momentum, worth watching on the biggest screen you can find. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2018
1/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Eli Glasner ...then we're introduced to the most fearsome mechanism of all, the groaning monstrosity known as The Script EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2018
4.5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Eli Glasner Thanks to a manic pop-art animation style, this is a version of Spider-man that both honours his comic-books origins while giving us a hero for today. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Eli Glasner There's an insecurity to Ralph, accentuated by the fact Vanellope doesn't need Ralph's help anymore. The way they visualize that with a massive metaphor is both brilliant and heartbreaking. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
3.5/5 Creed II (2018) Eli Glasner What saves it is Michael B. Jordon. Sure, the first thing you notice is the power, the arm cocked, ready to fire. But his real strength is his openness...the way he allows himself to be emotionally vulnerable. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Eli Glasner As opposed to the Harry Potter films where the friends gain confidence and abilities as they mature, Fantastic Beasts is a world where magic is omnipresent and effortless. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/5 Widows (2018) Eli Glasner By giving Rodriguez, Davis, Debicki and Erivo characters worthy of their talents, McQueen has made one of the most vital films of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
2.5/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Eli Glasner This is the karaoke version of Queen. All the notes are there, but not the soul. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 Colette (2018) Eli Glasner Collette is a woman who refused to be defined by her husband or what the world expected of women EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Eli Glasner A Star is Born is a musical but without the hokiness. Each performance moves the story forward, with Cooper focused on capturing authentic moments. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4.5/5 First Man (2018) Eli Glasner Chazelle rarely lets us escape, We're trapped, trying to read the sky and the stars using only math and a ruler etched on a window EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 Halloween (2018) Eli Glasner Curtis does a great job of playing a woman who has spent her life waiting for the worst. She's more than a badass, she's a survivor and we get a sense of the cost. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 The Hate U Give (2018) Eli Glasner The brilliance of the construction of the is how it forces us to see everything through Starr's eyes EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4.5/5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Eli Glasner This is an epic tale sheathed in spandex, a super heroic soap opera. The Russos know how to deliver the bang, but also when to lay back. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2018
4.5/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Eli Glasner Part of what makes A Quiet Place special is the devilish simplicity of the family's dilemma. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2018
4/5 Paddington 2 (2017) Eli Glasner It can be easy to forget there is good in the world and sometimes it comes in the form of a furry brown bear in a hat EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2018
4/5 Ava (2017) Eli Glasner the predicament of these teens is haunting and acutely realized EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2018
1.5/5 Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Eli Glasner a masterwork of mediocrity EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2018
3/5 Justice League (2017) Eli Glasner Justice League is just... good enough. Prepare yourself for tonal whiplash as the two directing styles battle it out. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2017