Screen Zealots

Screen Zealots is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Louisa Moore
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Louisa Moore A feminist-slanted almost-turd that's been given a sparkly new sheen from a bit of the ol' Hollywood polish. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Louisa Moore Borderline rotten, Ford v Ferrari is a too-straightforward retelling of history that's too mainstream, too dull, and squanders a considerable opportunity. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Louisa Moore One of the better movies of the year, and should be embraced as a modern instant classic by fans of The Shining. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
1.5/5 Last Christmas (2019) Louisa Moore You'd be better off asking Santa for a lump of coal in your stocking than wasting money on this mess of a movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
1.5/5 Midway (2019) Louisa Moore After viewing this film, I can't decide which is worse: the directing, the screenplay, or the acting. It's a trifecta of mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4.5/5 Parasite (2019) Louisa Moore One of the most intriguing, intelligent, and disturbing films of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Louisa Moore This could've been something truly special if Waititi didn't insist on spending the majority of his time winking at the audience. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 The Current War (2019) Louisa Moore A compelling tug of war story that remains engaging due to the film's visual style and the strong performances from the lead actors. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Louisa Moore Delivers what fans want by continuing the tradition made famous by the series: cutting edge sci-fi effects, first class action, and badass heroines. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Louisa Moore Lands squarely on the ideal side of weird and, although often maddening to watch, it happily never sinks to the most irritating levels of cinematic pretension that often suffocates most art house fare. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Louisa Moore Rudy Ray Moore was a true pioneer of the Blaxploitation genre. He knew what people wanted and gave it to them, much like this easy-to-swallow Netflix original film. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
3.5/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Louisa Moore Part art house film and part true crime tabloid serial, the jumbled, wacky, true story is perfectly conveyed through this suitably oddball movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Louisa Moore It may not be flush with innovation, but Zombieland: Double Tap is an enjoyable reunion that revives the irreverent spirit and fun of the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/5 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Louisa Moore Except for the enjoyable nostalgia that swells in the form of throwback cameos, Vince Gilligan probably should've left this one alone. This movie may have sounded good in theory, but turns out it's far more story than anybody needed or wanted. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
2.5/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Louisa Moore When it comes to the unnecessary sequel department, few major studios are able to wring out every last drop of a story or character more than Disney. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Jexi (2019) Louisa Moore Jexi never quite hits comedy gold and is probably better suited for a streaming release, but it's inventive, funny, and enjoyable enough to mildly recommend. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/5 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Louisa Moore When it comes to comedies, it's never a good sign when the blooper reel at the end of the credits is the highlight of the film. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
2/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Louisa Moore People who are naturally skinny just don't understand the struggle, and this supposedly motivational film likely won't become a beacon of enlightenment for them. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 Judy (2019) Louisa Moore Beautifully expresses what it's like when you open the door to the dark side of celebrity. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
3.5/5 Abominable (2019) Louisa Moore An imaginative, magical adventure that teaches compassion and helps make the world a smaller place by introducing the world's children to diverse cultures. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Louisa Moore A stagey, small-screen serial drama that's been slapped in movie theaters to appease the most faithful of its fans, yet generic enough for the uninitiated to follow along. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Louisa Moore Thoughtful viewers looking for a mature, refined drama should seek out this compelling narrative of grief, guilt, regret, and redemption. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
3.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Louisa Moore A feminist-angled critique of American capitalism. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Louisa Moore Highly intelligent, melancholy science fiction that will leave a lasting impression on those who can appreciate its sadness and beauty. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 Luce (2019) Louisa Moore It's horrifying in a way, because you have to keep guessing if Luce is a saint or a monster -- and you will likely be wrong. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
1.5/5 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Louisa Moore The end result is mediocre, even for a mindless throwaway movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
3.5/5 The Farewell (2019) Louisa Moore The clash of cultures and tug-of-war over familial connections to the past eventually comes down to one thing: it's the time you spend with your family that really matters in the end. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Louisa Moore It's alarming that "The Art of Self-Defense" isn't as shocking as you'd think, which perhaps says it all. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
2/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Louisa Moore A movie with an abundance of mediocrity, from the ludicrous plot to the hackish directing -- but I tip my hat to the filmmakers who understand and play directly to their target audience as well as this. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
1.5/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Louisa Moore This monotonous, lazy movie is a textbook example of why you can't simply pump a film full of beloved music and rely on feel-good nostalgia rather than taking the time to craft a thoughtful screenplay to convey heartfelt emotion. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
2.5/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Louisa Moore A sunny, family-friendly adventure that will appeal to most kids and tweens. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Louisa Moore A very funny, authentic, touching, and poignant film that explores what happens when an artist stops creating. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
1/5 Good Boys (2019) Louisa Moore Sloppy, indifferent, unfunny, and charmless. Having kids spew profanity isn't an acceptable substitute for humor. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Louisa Moore It's short attention span theater, but also one of the rare animated sequels where the entire family can buy a ticket and leave satisfied that they didn't just completely waste a couple of hours of their summer. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Louisa Moore The main problem is that both Hobbs and Shaw aren't very good characters, and they certainly aren't interesting enough to carry their own film. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2019
5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Louisa Moore Here is Tarantino, a master at the top of his craft, showcasing his talent in the pure art of making movies. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Louisa Moore Like sitting around a recording studio and shooting the breeze with undeniably cool old dudes. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
2/5 Crawl (2019) Louisa Moore This movie is stuck in a cinematic purgatory between pure camp and too-sincere creature feature. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/5 Stuber (2019) Louisa Moore The film may not be destined for cult classic status, but it's a fun enough ride that's worth taking. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
2/5 The Lion King (2019) Louisa Moore A show-off of technical prowess rather than a solid example of good storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Louisa Moore Here is a film that's so pretentious, so manipulative, and so full of itself that its powerful message is lost among the chaos. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
2/5 Yesterday (2019) Louisa Moore The fantasy elements are intriguing, but the high concept premise is left with the majority of its greatness buried underneath the surface. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
2/5 Late Night (2019) Louisa Moore This misstep of a movie is more of a disservice to unique voices because it's burdened with insincerity. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Louisa Moore Think of this as Spidey's superhero coming-of-age-film, an undemanding summer blockbuster that should satisfy those looking for a way to beat the heat for a couple of hours. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
4.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Louisa Moore A hipster style zom-com that's politically relevant, quirky and spirited, filled with social commentary, and packed with an arthouse cool that will delight brainy cinephiles. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 Shaft (2019) Louisa Moore There's plenty in Shaft that will leave a bad taste in your mouth, and rightfully so, but it's also a funny, enjoyable romp -- if you don't take it too seriously. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
2/5 Murder Mystery (2019) Louisa Moore A mildly amusing whodunit that's just as irrelevant as Netflix's throwaway Adam Sandler comedies that have come before. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Louisa Moore Toy Story 4 explodes with the very thing on which Pixar built its foundation: a goldmine of creativity. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Louisa Moore The film delights in the familiar, and is the perfect outing for those seeking a not-too-challenging family-friendly adventure. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Louisa Moore A cinematic anomaly in that it's wildly entertaining, yet it's not a good movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019