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Rating Title/Year Author
Queen & Slim (2019) Sherin Nicole Waithe gives us the multitudinous facets of Black life in America--the joys and brokenness and the solidarity--and for us she writes a deep dark-skinned, berry sweet love that we so deeply want to last. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Sherin Nicole The story is better but the music isn't quite as good...still #sisterhood and #findingyourself EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
American Son (2019) Sherin Nicole This one is all about hard truths...a work of art that is riveting in its own taut way. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Dolor y gloria (2019) Sherin Nicole Almódovar delights in our weirdness and our everyday hurts, while showing us how wondrous they can be. All these things are more true and more solemn in 'Pain and Glory' than I have ever seen them. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Joker (2019) Sherin Nicole That's what makes this film so insidious, the 'Joker' movie might be a far bigger villain than the Joker himself ever was. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Sherin Nicole To paraphrase Kate Bush, this woman's work, this woman's film, ooooh it's good for us never judges its leads, their careers, or their choices. It gives them to us wholly, showing all of who they are, then leaves us to sort out the rest. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) Sherin Nicole Blinded By the Light has something to say, it's a revelation about finding yourself, with your figurative feet firmly set in two countries (and not allowing it to trip you up). EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
B+ The Farewell (2019) Sherin Nicole This goodbye is complicated. That's what makes it work so well...Lulu Wang has made a film so deeply personal we have no choice but to recognize her story as our own. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Sherin Nicole Give me more about these songs, the effect they have on the world, and why losing them is its own sort of disaster...[don't] preach at me unless it's Sunday morning, because YESTERDAY should've been a Saturday night and a lot more fun when it ended. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
B+ Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Sherin Nicole The diary of a brilliant woman who will pry your mind open and dip it into the universe. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
Pause (2018) Sherin Nicole Tonia Mishiali's film is gorgeous in its solemnity...there is a quiet tension that carries you through the film. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Sherin Nicole MIB: International is a lot of fun, if you like that sort of thing, and here's me with my hand raised. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Late Night (2019) Sherin Nicole Perhaps I just wanted more than this film was after. I wouldn't call it rotten but the story has reached its sell-by-date. However, Late Night has its charm and its two leading ladies make it worth the time pass. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
See You Yesterday (2019) Sherin Nicole A wholly imaginative, fully entertaining, and yet unflinching vision of a pair of high school geniuses, who invent time travel...and learn science is easy, consequences are hard. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Sherin Nicole From the scenes readers will be waiting for, to the divergences that will surprise everyone in the theater--Shahidi and Melton have an easy chemistry, they'll make you believe in love-in-the-first-24 [we just wish there were more emotional thrills]. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Sherin Nicole Parabellum is the movie equivalent of a 3D experience at the amusement'll gleefully line up when it ends--just so this movie can fry your brain one more time. Everything about it hurtles Parabellum to the peak of the assassin movie sub-genre. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Sherin Nicole Director Jonathan Levine wanted to make an 80s style romcom that balances love & laughs--by adding nods from slapstick and upping the stakes--he succeeds. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sherin Nicole Plainly stated: Avengers: Endgame is the payoff for all the time, and inspiration, and joy you've invested in the MCU all these years-and it pays well EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
B- Fast Color (2018) Sherin Nicole Fast Color is quiet, and indie, and dynamic. Even if it doesn't quite deliver a fantastic final showdown, these three women have their own gravity - you'll be pulled in. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
C The Unicorn Store (2017) Sherin Nicole a whimsical comedy that jumps between the awkward humor of The Office and the outrageousness of Office Space with rainbow sprinkles and a touch of Wonka magic thrown in. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
B+ Us (2019) Sherin Nicole This is a blood soaked fable with white rabbits you can't help but follow down -- and it's a thrilling way to fall. Peele excels at the shocks and reversals Hitchcock and Serling would cheer for. Yet he does it his way, and his way is so very good. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
C- Wonder Park (2019) Sherin Nicole It owes a lot to Inside Out...but I'm reminded of the aphorism: Good artists copy, great artists steal. Maybe Wonder Park should've stolen more and been less of a wide-eyed imitation. It's sweet but it's not satisfying. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
6/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Sherin Nicole It's cool...I mean, it's enjoyable...I mean, it's pleasant, but I feel like the emotional impact you take away from the movie relies on the emotional connection you bring into the theater with you EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
C- What Men Want (2019) Sherin Nicole This cast is capable of serving up a delicious rom-com that simultaneously takes down misogyny without smudging its lipstick, yet even with a cast and a soundtrack this good, What Men Want never finds its rhythm. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
D Miss Bala (2019) Sherin Nicole It's a good time but it's not a good movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
8/10 Doragon bôru chô: Burorî -- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Julian Lytle Broly sets up what could be the next phase of this Super era. If you've ever in your life loved anime and especially if you've watched Dragon Ball, go see this movie while it's in theaters and enjoy yourself as much as Goku enjoys fighting. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
B Doragon bôru chô: Burorî -- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Sherin Nicole Dragon Ball Super: Broly makes you feel every emotion a full season of the series would. And it's a fightgasm of full on Dragon Ball action. And there's fusion... EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
C Glass (2019) Sherin Nicole I liked it but...Glass needed an editor. Someone to dial it back, give it focus, and help to find the truelife moments that make good comics and good comic book movies work. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
C Aquaman (2018) Sherin Nicole I like Aquaman. I'm not saying it's a great movie or that it's the savior of the DC cinematic universe, but it is a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
C- The Darkest Minds (2018) Sherin Nicole Something's off about the storytelling in The Darkest Minds. Primarily, the world building is illogical and lacks cohesion. It's a fast food movie -- kind of bad but kind of good, and on a late night with your friends it'll be kind of tasty. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
C+ Atomic Blonde (2017) Sherin Nicole Atomic Blonde is like an amusement park ride, the adrenaline is high and you'll have a good time but ultimately it's over and you're off to find a bigger thrill. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
B Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Sherin Nicole We have such feels when we watch Infinity War because Marvel has earned our emotions. They built these characters, they developed our connection to them and we've seen them struggle with heroics to always come out on the right side. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
D Bright (2017) Sherin Nicole ...there's a bunch of shooting and stabbing, explosions, and general bloodiness. It's all very dark (literally) and -- I imagine for the non-geeky -- Bright is as hard to follow as it is to see. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
B+ Incredibles 2 (2018) Sherin Nicole The second part to the Incredibles saga has just as much emotion as the first but the action and performances have powered up. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
C+ Smallfoot (2018) Sherin Nicole This is a fun, although imperfect, kids movie that actually has something to say about the way we treat those we see as "other". That alone makes it worth the ticket, but there's also a hip-hop opus by Common that's too good to miss. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
C+ Ocean's 8 (2018) Sherin Nicole It's a fun ride and these women are super dope but the movie doesn't quite get you high. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
C- Hotel Artemis (2018) Sherin Nicole It's kinda like George A. Romero wrote an action-thriller in John Wick's world. Only not that good. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
C- Destination Wedding (2018) Sherin Nicole ...a dumpster dive into two garbage people who turn out to be shabby chic. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
B Okja (2017) Sherin Nicole Okja is a "grimm" fairytale with all the sense-of-wonder and dark consequences of those bloodsoaked originals EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
A- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Sherin Nicole You'll hear people say Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is good and you'll be happy to hear it. Good doesn't quite cover it though. This movie is so well done [it left me stunned]. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
C The Oath (2018) Sherin Nicole The Oath is a horror movie disguised as political satire and you should watch it -- if only to get the conversation across the table started. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
C- Kin (2018) Sherin Nicole It's a little bit Terminator, a little bit coming of age, so very promising, and unfortunately a lot of disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
B Una mujer fantástica (2017) Sherin Nicole A Fantastic Woman is a reaffirmation of unapologetic womanhood. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
B- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Sherin Nicole Bohemian Rhapsody is one of those films that will either make you ecstatic or thoroughly annoyed. For me it's a joy. Yet I do get the annoyance. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
D Robin Hood (2018) Sherin Nicole This isn't a horrible movie -- it's actually engaging for most of two hours -- but it's just so silly. Even in the harshest moments you feel like there's a punchline coming. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
B Widows (2018) Sherin Nicole This is an intense film with a plot like a snake; who survives and who gets bitten depends on where the next twist turns. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
B+ If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Sherin Nicole Barry Jenkins has created an affecting dreamscape; ephemeral yet all too real. If Beale Street Could Talk throws you off balance while sucking you in. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019