Cosmopolitan

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Rating Title/Year Author
The Knight Before Christmas (2019) Emma Baty Let's be clear: A certain amount of ridiculousness is acceptable when it comes to Christmas movies. But this one is so absurd, so unrealistic... EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Hannah Chambers I enjoyed Charlie's Angels so much that I kept catching myself smiling like an idiot. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Emma Baty It takes a certain level of maturity to be able to look at the person who had a hand in messing you up and think of them in a sympathetic way and then communicate that to the rest of the world. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Assimilate (2019) Emily Tannenbaum I immediately knew I liked Assimilate because of its completely unnecessary cold open starring one of my personal faves. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Rattlesnake (2019) Emma Baty A movie that starts with an interesting idea ends up being not that interesting. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Wounds (2019) Niko Newbould Overall, Wounds is a gruesome, feverish, cockroach-infested, alcoholic nightmare...but low-key in an enjoyable way. Call me crazy. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Eli (2019) Emily Tannenbaum To be honest, the "twist ending" was far from fulfilling...still, it's ~spooky szn~ and the jump scares mostly worked on me, so I'll give this one a thumbs medium. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Emily Tannenbaum What this movie is really about is family -- more specifically, the depths of sisterhood. At this, and practically everything else, Hustlers is a massive success story. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Honestly, I would have preferred a Netflix mini-series. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Us (2019) Molly Stout Okay, that twist. Maybe we're gullible, but we didn't see it coming. LOVED it. Kind of brilliant, the whole thing. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Secret Obsession (2019) Emily Tannenbaum To say this movie lacked any hint of originality or suspense would be a massive understatement. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Five Feet Apart (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Ultimately, Five Feet Apart was peak emotional manipulation...but, like, it worked. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Is director Dan Gilroy trying to catch us in our own shallow consumption? ... Frankly, if this is the case then thank you. I'll take it. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Boy Erased (2018) Molly Stout That's what's inspiring about watching Boy Erased amidst our current divided culture. Despite the violence and very real fear of losing everything around him, Jared doesn't back down. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Besides the riveting and bonkers court proceedings, which are public record, the script felt weak and without the sort of gripping tension one might expect. However, it was also one of, if not the most, tasteful and respectful films on this subject... EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
The Dirt (2019) Hannah Chambers If you get queasy easily, definitely just watch Pete in Set It Up instead. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
I Am Mother (2019) Emily Tannenbaum A movie that's apparently all about motherhood and female connection (and maybe a little about abortion?) was completely written, directed, and executive-produced by men. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Hannah Chambers So many charming, carefully-crafted laughs that make it worth an hour and 28 minutes of your time. It's like the writers forced a robot to watch years worth of rom-coms, and then scientifically created this perfect spin with all of their idiosyncrasies. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Late Night (2019) Emily Tannenbaum If not the most memorable, the PG-13 Late Night is solidly funny and inspirational and proved that no one looks better in a suit than Emma Thompson. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
The Silence (2019) Hannah Chambers The Silence makes very little sense. But it's very entertaining, so you might as well just watch it so you can tweet about it. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Emma Baty Regardless of how you choose to interpret the ending, you probably still feel f---ed up about it, so, uh... good work, guys! EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Emma Baty I'm not trying to condone Ansari's actions, and I'm also not saying this is a perfect apology... But unlike most of his peers, Ansari appears to have thoughtfully reflected on his actions. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Fyre (2019) Hannah Chambers The entire story is equal parts messed up and wildly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Yolanda Machado While some Wizarding World fanatics will delight in the expanded universe of new characters, spells, and beasts to cuddle, others will wonder why this story even exists when it literally does nothing but give us way too much Johnny Depp. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
The Princess Switch (2018) Emily Tannenbaum The Princess Switch is a delight. If you told me last year that I would thoroughly enjoy-nay, crave-another Parent Trap-like movie but starring Vanessa Hudgens,... I would have told you exactly what to do with your Christmas pastries. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Creed II (2018) Candice Frederick The fight scenes are appropriately intense and amazingly choreographed, and the performances are all solid, making it an overall enjoyable experience. Still, I wonder what it would have been like had if Creed II had a bit more heart. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Cam (2018) Emily Tannenbaum If you have no qualms with endings that aren't wrapped up in a bow-and are a fan of Black Mirror-you definitely want to add it to your queue. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018) Kaitlin Menza A Royal Romance, which premiered just six days before the big day, is precisely what you want it to be: juicy, romantic, and slightly ridiculous. It's really not a terrible way to spend two hours of your life. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
Halloween (2018) Jen Ortiz Halloween is packed with jump scares and tense moments...self-aware, delightfully predictable, and funny. So funny! EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Kerensa Cadenas Cooper managed to make Gaga's star shine even brighter. She's basically her own solar system now. Sign me up for the sequel: A Universe Is Born. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Eliza C. Thompson What's most disheartening about all this is the knowledge that there's going to be at least one more installment in the series... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
A Suspiria (2018) Yolanda Machado A feminine and feminist horror experience that isn't for the faint of heart. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Yolanda Machado OK, so Sierra Burgess Is a Loser isn't perfect. But, let's face it, most rom-coms typically aren't. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Peggy Truong Every frame of the movie is stunning and set up so meticulously that it makes you want to Instagram your TV screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Magic Mike XXL (2015) Patti Greco Like its predecessor, Magic Mike XXL will make you horny (let's not mince words) - because, like its predecessor, the movie understands that you deserve to be worshipped. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2018
Suspiria (1977) Eliza C. Thompson Though "witch-run dance academy" is certainly one of the best ideas for a movie ever to put to paper, it's not the plot of Suspiria that makes it so wonderful so much as it is the look. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
The Descent (2005) Eliza C. Thompson The Descent is already unusual for being a horror movie with an all-female cast, but it's even more unique for being the kind of movie that explores the damage caused by a friend's betrayal. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Crimson Peak (2015) Eliza C. Thompson Crimson Peak might not keep you up at night, but it will certainly make you think twice about marrying the first English 'sir' who wanders into town with a proposal and the deed to a mine. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Jennifer's Body (2009) Eliza C. Thompson It is perfect, hilarious, genius, flawless, and just about every other positive adjective you can list. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
You Get Me (2017) Patti Greco The plot is predictable and ridiculous, but what might surprise you (or not) is how adept Bella is at playing a deranged killer. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Ingrid Goes West (2017) Julia Black But writer-director Matt Spicer's Ingrid Goes West, a pitch-black comedy drenched in a bright, Instagram filter, might make the best argument yet that Instagram-centric art can be compelling. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
All I See Is You (2016) Eliza C. Thompson If All I See Is You had worked as a thriller, then maybe I wouldn't still be thinking about why Blake Lively put a dead bird in the freezer. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Justice League (2017) Eliza C. Thompson On a scale of Suicide Squad to Wonder Woman, Justice League falls somewhere in the middle - not quite terrible but not exactly thrilling, either. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
I Am Heath Ledger (2017) Estelle Tang Watching this tender narrative, it's hard not to imagine all the wondrous things he could have made. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
A Christmas Prince (2017) Estelle Tang Watching this film, though, felt a little like having déjà vu. As each scene proceeded, I thought, I think I know what's going to happen. And I did! Picked it every time. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Passengers (2016) Emma Dibdin So how do you mess this up? By making Pratt's character a reprehensible creep, making Lawrence's his unwitting victim, and expecting us to root for their romance anyway. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018
Miracle Run (2004) Eliza C. Thompson All of this is pretty standard basic-cable fare, but Zac's acting really does make it a little more interesting than you might assume such a movie would be. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018
Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) Lauren Hoffman What the special drove home for me is that while Amy Schumer is wonderful at stand-up, it's not even the best thing she does. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018
The Assault (2014) Lauren Hoffman By definition, a Lifetime movie is over-the-top melodrama, and the Steubenville rape case is a story that doesn't need to be punched up or sensationalized. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018