Columbus Underground

Columbus Underground is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Hope Madden
Rating Title/Year Author
2 The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) Hope Madden She was most impressive. She deserved a better movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4.5 The Irishman (2019) Hope Madden The Irishman stands as a testament to cinematic storytelling, and to how much power four old warhorses can still harness. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
2 Radioflash (2019) Hope Madden It's a lazy hero's quest adventure flick where the hero learns little and isn't given much chance to become a hero. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4 The Report (2019) Hope Madden Though Driver's performance is largely internal, it spills over with the ache and anger of a citizen who loves his country and cannot believe what he sees happening. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Hope Madden It's no masterpiece, but check in and you'll find a satisfying, generally spooky time. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2 Primal (2019) Hope Madden Primal contains an awful lot of stupid, but the sound is so muddy it's hard to catch much dialog. At least we have that small mercy to be thankful for. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3 Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Hope Madden So the haunted house is, in fact, the protagonist in this haunted house flick. Nice. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
5/5 Parasite (2019) Hope Madden Every time you think you've pinned this film down-who's doing what to whom, who is or is not a parasite-you learn it was an impeccably executed sleight of hand. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5 Harriet (2019) Hope Madden Erivo will make you a believer. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Hope Madden Roy Cohn is dead, but as Where's My Roy Cohn? makes dismayingly clear is that his ghost still haunts us. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
3 Nightmare Cinema (2018) Hope Madden A mysterious plot, Reaser's wonderfully committed performance and some unsettling imagery combine to make this one the most intriguing of the shorts. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2019
4 The Lighthouse (2019) Hope Madden Eggers's film is a two-man show, a dizzying, sometimes absurd and often flatulent descent into madness. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
4 Western Stars (2019) Hope Madden His speaking voice may show his 70 years, but Bruce's singing only seems richer and more inviting. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2019
3 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Hope Madden This revival offers just enough fun to not only avoid a let down, but instantly become Fleischer's second best film. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Hope Madden Stuffed to the antlers with sidetracks and subplots, characters and ideas, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil shows you everything and articulates nothing. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
2 Trick (2019) Hope Madden This film would feel desperate to be socially relevant if it were not so incredibly lazy in just every conceivable way. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3.5 Gwen (2018) Hope Madden Something in the air has horror filmmakers examining the choices facing women throughout our brutal, unforgiving history. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
2.5 Jexi (2019) Hope Madden Jexi is like Spike Jonze's 2013 masterpiece Her, only dumb. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5 The Addams Family (2019) Hope Madden It might entertain a slim swath of tweens, but this family deserves better than that. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2 Mary (2019) Hope Madden It's a remarkable waste of both Mortimer and Oldman's talent and the only true mystery-left unsolved, by the way-is how it drew these actors in the first place. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4 First Love (2019) Hope Madden As Leo stumbles headlong into an action flick in progress, Miike does what he does best. He zigs when you think he'll zag, jukes when you expect jive. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5 Little Monsters (2019) Hope Madden But the pace is quick, the bowels are spilling, and I've never enjoyed Taylor Swift's Shake It Off more. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
4 Joker (2019) Hope Madden These "look what I'm doing here" scenes drag the film, but as long as you never take your eyes off Phoenix (and who could?), you're not likely to notice. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
4 Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Hope Madden It's a deep, immersive dive into how Alien evolved to become the masterpiece that it is. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5 Wrinkles the Clown (2019) Hope Madden This kind of dry, deadpan humor fuels a film that explores the most peculiar sociological experiment. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5 Harpoon (2019) Hope Madden The film makes more than a few convenient moves, but it packs a lot of surprises and showcases very solid performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Hope Madden Daniel Scheinert follows up on the promise of the crowd favorite madness of Swiss Army Man with a crime caper of a wildly, weirdly different sort. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
1 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Hope Madden Rambo: Last Blood is basically Taken meets Home Alone, only racist. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
2 Running With the Devil (2019) Hope Madden Facinelli does what he can with that mustache to keep your attention, but when it comes to the school of Glorious Explosive Train Wreck Acting, he's no Nic Cage. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
3 Depraved (2019) Hope Madden He tackles the myth, as well as a culture of greed and toxic masculinity, with his latest, Depraved. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
2.5 Haunt (2019) Hope Madden Made sensibly and economically, Haunt sticks to what it knows and focuses on what it came to do. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Hope Madden Lopez's fable of children and war brandishes the same themes as del Toro's masterpiece, but grounds the magic with a rugged street style. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4 Knives and Skin (2019) Hope Madden Knives and Skin's pulpy noir package lets Reeder explore what it means to navigate the world as a female. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
4 Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Hope Madden To detail any additional plot points-as tempting as that is-would spoil the enjoyable lunacy One Cut has in store. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
3 It: Chapter Two (2019) Hope Madden And even then, set piece after set piece seems constructed with only one aim: a clearly telegraphed jump scare. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3 Yeogokseong (2018) Hope Madden Yoo contains the environment to create something both believable and economical, the image of a very pretty yet desolate trap. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
2.5 Don't Let Go (2019) Hope Madden The film devotes frustratingly little time to the emotional weight of its premise, taking the easy way out repeatedly with cop show shoot outs. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
4 Luce (2019) Hope Madden His film teems with provocation and his cast more than meets that challenge. Harrison Jr. in particular is a revelation. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
4 The Nightingale (2018) Hope Madden It's a harrowing and brilliant tale of horror. It's also our history. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3 Ready or Not (2019) Hope Madden The inky black comedy plays like a game of Clue gone mad with arterial spray, the film's comic moments coinciding most often with the accidental slaughter of servants. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
3 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Hope Madden Unfortunately, under all that is yet another fantasy about a rich white woman who needs to find herself. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
4 Honeyland (2019) Hope Madden Beautifully filmed with natural light to create a sort of visual lyricism, Honeyland becomes an allegory for our times EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Hope Madden So remember, high school is a horrible nightmare. Be yourself. And no swiping! EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Hope Madden Øvredal's clear fondness for the terrifying source material, especially the illustrations, gives the film the primal, almost grotesque innocence of a childhood nightmare. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3.5 Maiden (2018) Hope Madden "What do you mean I can't? That's just idiotic." EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
4 Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (2019) Hope Madden The adjective used most frequently in Mahoney's rock doc Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero is "weird." EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
3 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hope Madden F&F: H&S consists primarily of fistfights, gun fights and vehicular chicanery stitched together with comic lines. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
3 Hex (2018) Hope Madden There is more happening here than you realize, and it's to the filmmakers' credit that you only recognize the film's purpose when they are ready for you to do so. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
3.5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Hope Madden Tarantino being Tarantino, though, he'll use the movies to make everything better. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Hope Madden Words of Love is an often compelling look at the relationship between muse and artist. For Cohen fans, it's required viewing. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019