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Rating Title/Year Author
Gemini Man (2019) Richard Trenholm Gemini Man's technological innovation drowns in endless spy cliches, half-heartedly generic twists, forgettable dialogue and non-existent characterization. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Richard Trenholm Yeah, this is a tricky one. Lampooning the Nazis is a risky proposition, requiring a knife-edge balance between humor and horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Joker (2019) Richard Trenholm Joker is intense and unnerving and a radical entry into the superhero genre, but come on, Taxi Driver was 40 years ago. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Richard Trenholm Pitt stunningly embodies the astronaut stepping into the crushing vacuum of space and the even more desolate vacuum left by a missing father. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Jennifer Bisset While It Chapter 2's childhood sentiments come off less believably through an adult lens, the sequel recaptures the lovable heart and humor of its dark predecessor. A brilliant Hader is largely to thank, keeping this big, bulging beast afloat. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Jennifer Bisset The Farewell is an important exploration of the cultural limbo many Chinese-born Americans find themselves in, but its humor and heart will reach all. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Patricia Puentes I like this homage to Hollywood's golden age starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. But I could do without all the blood spattering. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sean Keane Holland is spectacular, proving hilarious and warm throughout his European adventure -- he gets a pretty rad set of costumes too. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Mike Sorrentino Fantastic writing and technical flourishes spruce up a Pixar sequel that doesn't have the emotional pull fans might expect. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Sean Keane Even Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth can't elevate this average sci-fi spinoff. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Sean Keane Sophie Turner brings Jean on a fascinating emotional journey, infusing her with vulnerability, power and an increasing aura of danger. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Patrick Holland The Last Black Man In San Francisco speaks to the importance of home and community in a way that left my heart racing. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Stuber (2019) Jennifer Bisset Despite Stuber's cars, sex, guns and buddy cop-fueled engine, its one-star stupidity brings its occasionally-amusing Uber ride to a screeching halt. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Parasite (2019) Jennifer Bisset Coming away from this film will leave you with empathy for those less privileged, and yet the film toys with the idea that even if you do fake your way to the top, you still may ultimately end up back in the basement. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2019
Star Wars: Holiday Special (1978) Bonnie Burton Singing Wookiees wearing Snuggies? Harvey Korman cooking in drag? Jefferson Starship hologram jam band? Why this infamous TV special is so bad it's great. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Bonnie Burton The special effects from Industrial Light & Magic... have actually given rise to innovative technology in real life. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Bonnie Burton Move over, Marvel. CNET's Bonnie Burton explains why the new Aquaman movie made her a DC fan. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Period. End of Sentence. (2018) Bonnie Burton The documentary Period. End of Sentence de-stigmatizes menstruation and allows us to celebrate our periods in our own way. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Patrick Holland Rami Malek's performance carries the film, and is filled with heart even in some of Mercury's darker moments. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sean Keane You'd think this cinematic behemoth should be tried and tested -- yet Hollywood still can't get it right. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Sean Keane Loud and colorful, with the dynamic camerawork injecting another layer of excitement and joy. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Ready Player One (2018) Erin Carson Tons of fun references, but not a lot of depth. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Aloysius Low Michael Bay's latest robot flick disappoints, but then again, expectations weren't high. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Aloysius Low The movie is supposed to be an epic adventure, but instead it feels like a taxi ride to somewhere with beautiful scenery in between. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Predator (2018) Sean Keane It's better than Predator 2 and the slightly dull Predators, and infinitely better than the two lame Alien vs. Predator spinoffs. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Erin Carson Though heavy-handed, HBO's version carries on in that spirit, underlining that it's usually worthwhile to question what's become normal. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Deadpool 2 (2018) Morgan Little As a whole, it's a better film than the first Deadpool, but it has to work through some kinks before it gets there. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) Marrian Zhou I can understand that the creators want to bring a fresh twist to this gory genre, but the whole mashup just seems like a strange concept. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Princess Switch (2018) Katie Collins For its many, many flaws, there is something quite charming and enjoyable about this botched attempt at a Christmas rom-com. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Katie Collins There's nothing charming and whimsical about being a child lost in the animal kingdom. And there's certainly no singing. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Glass (2019) Marrian Zhou You can only tease audiences with promises of superhero action if you deliver something even more interesting. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Bird Box (2018) Bonnie Burton By the end of the film, I started to wish I'd blindfolded myself. In fact, I started to root for the monsters. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Katie Collins Disney's magical nanny narrative starring Emily Blunt is a sparkling reprisal of a classic. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Hustle (2019) Katie Collins All the ingredients were there: Hathaway, Wilson, a women-centric retelling, the glitzy Riviera setting... Yet somehow they didn't quite come together. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Sean Keane This update isn't quite a whole new world, but it's still one worth visiting -- despite its forgettable villain and unsettling Genie CGI. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Sean Keane An early scene sees Wick making human pin cushions out of some goons, and that's just the start of countless darkly satisfying moments. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sean Keane Easily the greatest video game movie ever made. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Us (2019) Erin Carson Where Get Out was a tidy concept that deliberately and carefully guided you through the story toward the big ideas, Us is bigger, broader and perhaps less neat. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Patricia Puentes As the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first film helmed by a female superhero and the first co-directed by a woman, Captain Marvel has a lot to live up to. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Jennifer Bisset There's something to love about this unruly creature. Thanks to a script from Rowling herself, there's a creativity and wit you won't see in the average fantasy movie. With plenty of character reveals, cameos and references, it's a must for fans. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Jennifer Bisset Continuing a series-long focus on family and love, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World narrows on what those values mean for Toothless. He experiences romance. He grows up. And with heavy, satisfied hearts, we let him, and Hiccup, go. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
The Unicorn Store (2017) Jennifer Bisset Unicorn Store is about unleashing the weirdness of Larson and Jackson and assuring young people, like they didn't already know, that it's OK to be who you are. Yet ultimately, for a sweet film about dreamers and unicorns, it's curiously black-and-white. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Richard Trenholm Lord of the Rings allusions are just the hook. Fans will enjoy spotting the references, but the real story is about a generation scythed down by war. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Richard Trenholm Spoiler-filled review: Endgame begins and ends with quiet, intimate moments. And it's that sense of intimacy that makes this galaxy-spanning blockbuster such a triumph. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Mike Sorrentino Every single action sequence here deserves to be seen on the largest screen possible. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Richard Trenholm With lashings of sly wit and gobsmackingly gleeful carnage this sharp-suited superspy is on a mission to thrill. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Richard Trenholm Groundhog Day meets Aliens, and it's great. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Richard Trenholm With its vast cast, ever-accelerating action and cameos from the wider Marvel world, it has to keep doubling down on spectacle as it races to its epic conclusion. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Richard Trenholm My review could consist of me pointing at the screen for 2 hours and going, "AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHTHISISAMAAAAAAZZZIIINNNG!" EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Ant-Man (2015) Richard Trenholm Marvel ups the ant-e with easily one of the funniest superhero movies yet. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019