Digital Journal

Digital Journal is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sarah Gopaul
Rating Title/Year Author
Frozen II (2019) Sarah Gopaul It's all still very fantastical and while it likely falls slightly short of the first picture, it's still a wonderfully enjoyable movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Sarah Gopaul The result is an atypical murder mystery that doesn't quite go the way one expects. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
The Good Liar (2019) Sarah Gopaul Mirren and McKellen make wonderful companions, even as both seem to be trying to keep up appearances. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Sarah Gopaul It's hard to put one faith's in yet another Terminator movie, but this one really does make up for the years of disappointment. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Sarah Gopaul This movie builds a brilliant new narrative around the shine that introduces greater power and more supernatural elements. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Sarah Gopaul The only real downside is Tallahassee's obsession with Twinkies has been forgotten and replaced by a passion for Elvis Presley. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
Kuessipan (2019) Sarah Gopaul Most notably, neither [girl] is willing to compromise their values to regain harmony in their friendship. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Sarah Gopaul One can only hope more of their movies are made available as Western audiences have never seen anything like it. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Judy (2019) Sarah Gopaul The last five minutes of this film is a culmination of all the emotions up to that point and it's so marvellously sad and exuberant that many will have trouble holding back the tears. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
How to Build a Girl (2019) Sarah Gopaul This is a coming-of-age comedy that doesn't abide by the rules of typical teen girl narratives. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
El hoyo (2019) Sarah Gopaul The metaphor is visceral and gripping as it uses a concept everyone can relate to: hunger. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Sarah Gopaul This is one of the best uses of a time loop narrative ever concocted. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Synchronic (2019) Sarah Gopaul Benson and Moorhead have always opted to let the viewer get to know their protagonists before plunging them into whatever oddity they've devised for the narrative, while leaving a shroud of mystery around the peculiarity itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Sarah Gopaul This isn't your typical road trip or boxing movie as both those things take a backseat to the brotherly conflict between Stanley and Lion. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Sarah Gopaul This is a movie that could definitely be pulled out for repeat entertainment thanks to a couple of key performances and some inherently hilarious scenes. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Sarah Gopaul Director Richard Linklater excels with quirky pictures that focus on distinct people and all of the actors do an exceptional job in bringing life to their unusual personalities. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Luce (2019) Sarah Gopaul The narrative doesn't always feel evenly paced, but it's gripping from the first hint of something being amiss to the very end. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Sarah Gopaul There's definitely a lot of cheesy moments, but it fits perfectly with the over-the-top rivalry. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Sarah Gopaul Even though the film is definitely a Tarantino picture, it differs from his typical fair. Most noticeably, it's not especially violent. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sarah Gopaul Overall, this is a fairly standard Spider-Man narrative, balancing big, shattering action sequences with adolescent, coming-of-age issues. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Sarah Gopaul Though it relies heavily on [jump scares] to give audiences a start, the film still creates an eerie atmosphere that lingers after Annabelle's imprisonment ... and intensifies when the demon is released. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Sarah Gopaul This is a movie of moments. The overall story targets a slightly younger audience than before, but there is enough for everyone to enjoy sprinkled throughout. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Sarah Gopaul The first thing to get out of the way is this feels like a misguided attempt to shoehorn this amazing narrative into the "trending" women of power film movement. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sarah Gopaul The big improvement from the last picture is these battles are visible to audiences, rather than shrouded in darkness and quick editing... But there's not a lot more to praise in this movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Sarah Gopaul The result is actually very close to the source material, which will please fans even if it lacks some creativity. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Sarah Gopaul Where this movie lacks finesse, it replaces it with brute force. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sarah Gopaul This movie is basically a cuter, more kid-friendly version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Sarah Gopaul While sharing with audiences the biography of a great writer and philologist, this movie is primarily an exploration of Tolkien's influences for his two greatest tales. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
War on Everyone (2016) Sarah Gopaul Skarsgård and Peña have excellent chemistry, both playing their roles with the perfect balance of seriousness and irony. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Sarah Gopaul Politics and romance don't seem like a winning combination, but this movie does an exceptional job of making it work. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sarah Gopaul [T]he Russo brothers defy expectations and give fans a movie they didn't anticipate, but will be grateful to have. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Sarah Gopaul Overall, director Michael Chaves' feature debut is a haunting horror movie that embraces the build-up and doesn't require jump scares at regular intervals. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Hellboy (2019) Sarah Gopaul It's difficult not to compare films - particularly when the first picture has such a loyal following - and, in doing so, the original definitely triumphs. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Sarah Gopaul Shazam isn't as flashy as its DC counterparts, but it brings a lot of heart and laughter to the screen as a superhero movie suitable for the whole family. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Giant Little Ones (2018) Sarah Gopaul ... a thoughtful examination of the harm that comes from a need for labels and how empowering it can be to stop needing them to define one's relationships. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
Us (2019) Sarah Gopaul Adelaide's constant uneasiness radiates from the screen, which is one of many accomplishments by Nyong'o in this movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
The Aftermath (2019) Sarah Gopaul [The] choice to be conventional is the most disappointing aspect of the film, which is an otherwise standard period romance. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Gloria Bell (2018) Sarah Gopaul Gloria is an authentic representation of real women and the type of woman many aspire to be. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Sarah Gopaul Rather than change the way comic book movies depict women, this picture makes a standard superhero movie with a female protagonist. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
Greta (2018) Sarah Gopaul ...even though this movie isn't as sophisticated as [Neil Jordan's] other films, it's still enjoyable because of its absurdity rather than in spite of it. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Never Look Away (2018) Sarah Gopaul This movie offers a unique perspective as it examines the effects of war via art in a manner that is surprisingly engaging and moving. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Sarah Gopaul This is a fitting end to an exceptional and touching film franchise, balancing tears with joy as the best goodbyes are known to do. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Sarah Gopaul When looking for a popcorn movie, it doesn't matter if it's predictable - but it has to be fun and this movie definitely checks that box. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Sarah Gopaul Every inch of the aesthetic was thought-out with painstaking detail that makes it all seem real and, in turn, helps bring its characters to life. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Sarah Gopaul [The film] takes a more literal approach to its narrative that builds on its self-awareness, while still delivering an amusing caper in a fantastically imaginative world. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Miss Bala (2019) Sarah Gopaul [D]irector Catherine Hardwicke resists the Hollywood machine enough to let Gloria survive her way. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Chef Flynn (2018) Sarah Gopaul Eureka is the name Flynn gave his in-house restaurant and pop-ups, and it would seem the exclamation is an apt title for his still blossoming career. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
Cold War (2018) Sarah Gopaul This unconventional love story captivates audiences with its nearly square frame and conflicted romance that is amazingly contained to less than 90 minutes without missing a beat or feeling rushed. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Serenity (2019) Sarah Gopaul Serenity starts off as a solid neo-noir before turning into something completely different, which runs the risk of derailing the narrative and alienating audiences. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Glass (2019) Sarah Gopaul The most exciting part of this type of trilogy is getting everyone into the same room, so Shyamalan doesn't waste a lot of time getting to at least one of the more anticipated meetings. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019