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Rating Title/Year Author
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Sara Stewart At almost two and a half hours, "Motherless Brooklyn" could stand to be tightened up, but it's an engaging take on a genre that can fall easily into hacky cliches. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Color Out of Space (2010) Sara Stewart Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
() Sara Stewart A bland period piece with an irritating lack of focus. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
() Sara Stewart Orner's documentary takes some satisfying turns. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/4 Judy (2019) Sara Stewart No matter how well you know "Over the Rainbow," you may never hear it as heartbreakingly performed as Zellweger sings it here. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
1/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Johnny Oleksinski In simultaneously successfully shoving in every little thing and thus ruining the book, director John Crowley and writer Peter Straughan have killed two birds with one stone. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Camp Rock (2008) Austin Smith It's really a great movie, like a modern-day version of an old Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney picture in which the kids put on a show that improves the lives of all who see it. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Harriet (2019) Sara Stewart What better entry point for learning about one of America's real-life superheroes than this bravura performance from Erivo? EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Sara Stewart I imagine many viewers will be more than happy to be whisked away by "Ford v Ferrari." EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Joker (2019) Sara Stewart It's ... well, not bad. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Sara Stewart By turns funny, sinister, haunting, historically fascinating and mythical, "The Lighthouse" is one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
1.5/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Two thumbs "Downton." EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Sara Stewart "Dolemite Is My Name" kicks off the Eddie Murphy comeback that's been a very long time coming. And this comic biopic is a blast from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Sara Stewart This is Jordan and Foxx's show, and the duo has terrific acting chemistry - even when "Just Mercy" stretches on a bit longer than maybe it needs to. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Sara Stewart But this is no straightforward biopic, and for that we can probably be glad. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Sara Stewart There is nobody to root for here, an issue that leads to checking one's watch midway through the show. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3/4 It: Chapter Two (2019) Johnny Oleksinski An immensely satisfying, often thrilling adventure film. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
1/4 The Fanatic (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Travolta, earnest but ridiculous, spends his time furiously rocking back and forth and bellowing to the heavens. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
1.5/4 Official Secrets (2019) Johnny Oleksinski So much of Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein and Gavin Hood's screenplay arrives with a thud that it might've been written with clenched fists. Knightley's overwrought performance doesn't help either. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
2/4 Jacob's Ladder (2019) Sara Stewart As the plot moves forward, it loses interest in the metaphysical torment that made the original so gripping. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3.5/4 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Johnny Oleksinski "Brittany" is a comedy so relatable for young New Yorkers, you might need to take a walk after watching it. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
2/4 Driven (2018) Johnny Oleksinski "Driven" is a lot like a DeLorean: Looks great, but moves slow - if it even moves at all. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/4 Good Boys (2019) Sara Stewart The filmmakers have their finger on the pulse of the exquisite awkwardness of the tween years. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
1/4 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Richard Linklater directed this? EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
0/4 The Kitchen (2019) Johnny Oleksinski "The Kitchen" would seem to be a belabored exercise in third-wave feminism. But if what that movement has come to is "See? Women can be murderous thugs, too!," then it's time for some re-branding. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/4 () Sara Stewart No one could make the argument that new ground is really being broken here. Still, comedy often functions as comfort food, and it's good fun to see this collective railing against it all. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/4 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Sara Stewart Disney, take note: This is how to do a winning live-action update of a cartoon. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/4 () Sara Stewart It's a testament to John Leguizamo's storytelling chops, and general spazzy likability, that his new one-man show on HBO is so much fun despite feeling overly familiar. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
() Austin Smith Cedric the Entertainer walks like a chicken, sings like James Brown... And he accomplishes each with relative ease, despite his less-than-lithe physique. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.5/4 Love, Antosha (2019) Sara Stewart "Love, Antosha" manages to be both a deeply sad farewell and a fascinating introduction. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
() Linda Stasi Wanda Sykes: She Gonnabe a Hit. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/4 Luce (2019) Johnny Oleksinski "Luce" is a taut, extremely watchable movie, though the dialogue could loosen up a touch. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The first spinoff in the "Fast & Furious" franchise has misguidedly been made into a ho-hum spy comedy. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
1.5/4 The Mountain (2018) Sara Stewart This is the kind of movie that gives art-house movies a bad name. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/4 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Johnny Oleksinski I think what Tarantino is going for is brazenly manipulating historical events to suit his style, and turning a well-worn genre on its head. But in so doing he's made an everything bagel of a movie: Part satire, part bear-hug, part fictional bromance. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2.5/4 Stuber (2019) Sara Stewart Not surprisingly, "Stuber" is less interested in the artfulness of fight scenes than in getting the plot where it needs to go. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/4 The Lion King (2019) Reed Tucker What is new is this film's striking CGI animation style. Director Jon Favreau again deploys the same photo-realistic process used in his 2016 hit "The Jungle Book," and the results are astonishing. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/4 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Johnny Oleksinski It's amusing, and occasionally funny, but the gags and the identical monotone in which every line is delivered grates. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Sara Stewart "Midsommar" is no slouch on chills, but they creep up slowly, like a bad trip from one of the Swedes' festive glasses of hallucinogenic tea, and are leavened with an occasional dash of humor. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/4 The Plagiarists (2019) Sara Stewart The satire's so meta that its whiny protagonists threaten to eclipse the joke. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
2/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The action, villainy, twists and overall logic fall short of its awesome predecessor. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/4 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Sara Stewart "Annabelle Comes Home" is so low stakes it's barely a movie - more like a very special "Brady Bunch" episode in hell. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/4 Yesterday (2019) Johnny Oleksinski How soul-satisfying it is for a movie to so strongly believe that if "Help!" was written tomorrow, it would be as popular as "Havana." EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/4 Child's Play (2019) Johnny Oleksinski This re-imagining of Chucky's origins manages to be both crazier and more level-headed than the original, in which the doll strolled around Chicago talking like a gangster from "Guys and Dolls." EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/4 Burn Your Maps (2016) Sara Stewart Tremblay is charming as an eccentric kid marching to his own tune, but the film's attention wanders like a goat separated from its herd. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/4 Wild Rose (2018) Sara Stewart A unique and gritty spin on the rising-star genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Calvin Marshall (2010) Kyle Smith Good-natured but not overly sentimental, Calvin Marshall makes its formula work with thoroughly realized characters and unforced comic moments about the irrepressible charms of the obliviously self-deluded. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
2.5/4 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Sara Stewart It's a fair amount of fun, but appears to have been made with minimal effort. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/4 Plus One (2019) Sara Stewart It takes some nerve to attempt a new spin on the wedding rom-com, but co-directors and writers Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer pull it off with the effervescent "Plus One." EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Johnny Oleksinski "Toy Story 4" ends on a respectable, bittersweet note that would make the perfect bookend to this likable franchise. But so did the last movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019