Amanda Sink

Amanda Sink
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I've spent the vast majority of my life clamoring to whatever television and film entities are available to me - to enjoy, critique, and share with others. Having my B.S degree minor in Film has helped me cultivate a high level of appreciation for the art of cinema. I'm fascinated with the level of work that goes into the producing these mediums and I relish in the experience of being transported into the world that the given movie or show decides to place me at. I've often said that a good movie is comparable to riding a roller coaster (except much better), because your adrenaline and anticipation rise for a movie like it would a thrill ride would. But if you imagine the winding of a ride (ups and downs), the changes and emotions you encounter during a movie is just as fluctuating.
Publications: The Hollywood Outsider

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) A worthy successor of the prior Wick installments, Parabellum's stunning visuals, casting, and choreography earns it four paws. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
6.5/10 100% Alice (2019) Interesting narrative choices are made, and ones that will keep audiences talking, making Alice a rare film on the message of powerful women. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
6.5/10 67% Red 11 (2019) An engagingly ridiculous and fun horror flick, Red 11 is thankfully not a tough pill to swallow. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
7.5/10 100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) Camila Morrone and James Badge Dale's powerful performances align wonderfully with introspective exploration in this beautifully tragic coming-of-age tale that will leave you dazed. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
8/10 97% Booksmart (2019) A gratifying film about sassy, intelligent women, crafted with an entertaining script and a deliberate vision, Olivia Wilde's Booksmart delivers as promised. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/10 75% Olympic Dreams (2019) Olympic Dreams succeeds in using first-time, unique filmmaking methods, but falls short on story, humor, and romantic believability. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
8/10 78% Good Boys (2019) Good Boys is the most inappropriately fantastic comedy of this year, leaving you in tears while parents rush home to lock their sex toys up in a safe. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
7.5/10 93% Little Monsters (2019) With the cutest Darth Vader impression and some highly inappropriate scenes that director Abe Forsythe cleverly navigates, Little Monsters is a fantastic blend of comedy and zombies a la Shaun of the Dead, with a punch more heart. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
7.5/10 100% Yes God Yes (2019) Production - 7.5 7.5 Director Karen Maine beautifully constructs a film with humor and liberation for girls, as they transcend through puberty and must make sense of their "sins". - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
6.5/10 67% Triple Threat (2019) Triple Threat is explosively fun, with some of the best martial arts fight scenes, basic story turned intriguing, and a pronounced cast. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
7.5/10 92% Paddleton (2019) Arguably the bromance movie of the year, Paddleton will leave you with an empty box of tissues, calling your best friend. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
7/10 37% Glass (2019) While Glass doesn't shatter the rankings against Split, it certainly holds a mirror to it in terms of storytelling and performances. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
7/10 40% The Upside (2019) The Upside is a beautiful tale about the fragility of humanity and the healing powers of friendship. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
8.5/10 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Jon Favreau retells The Jungle Book with breathtaking effects, heart, and just the bear necessities. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
9/10 56% Me Before You (2016) Me Before You is one of the most refreshing romance movies to hit the big screen in a long while. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
8/10 77% Split (2017) Split injects psychology into the modern thriller. You'll find yourself betrothed in the combination of reality and supernatural, impatiently waiting to meet the next personality. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
9/10 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) James Gunn's twisted mind hands us a gift in the form of an 'Office Purge', [delivering] a screenplay tailored for EVERY genre fan. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
8.5/10 91% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Trip turns caricatures into characters and leaves us with the best comedy so far this summer. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
7.5/10 92% Little Evil (2017) Little Evil is Omen by way of Shaun of the Dead. The tone, editing, and direction are all on par for what an audience enjoys in a horror-comedy. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
8/10 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) If you want to work your way into fresh independent flicks, Thoroughbreds is sure to shake your stable. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
9/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) An overall delightful film that will become a gem on your shelf, with stellar performances, a unique script, and stunning directorial choices - A Quiet Place will leave you speechless. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
7.5/10 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary, while struggling a bit at the end, offers a wholly original horror tale from newcomer Ari Aster. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
5/10 19% How It Ends (2018) How It Ends is a mildly effective thriller with an ending that will leave some viewers frustrated. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
6/10 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A thin story is overcome by an exciting cast, led by the infectious performance from Lily James. Don't expect your shoulders to stop grooving to this Mamma Mia for quite some time. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
10/10 73% Christopher Robin (2018) The talent in this film is so genuine and authentic that you forget some of these characters aren't real. This is quite possibly the most emotional and moving piece of Disney's work that I have felt in a very long time. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
8/10 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) With great performances that made me cry a few times, a story that reaches the depths of a shark cage, and an absolutely impeccable production, you'll sure be sad to be poor. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
8/10 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Enchanting performances and a captivating screenplay make The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society one of Netflix's strongest original films. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
4.5/10 11% The Basement (2018) The Basement falters with a script that needed more attention paid to the dialogue. Entertaining? Sure, I suppose. Successful? Not quite. As a whole, they just can't seem to get up the stairs. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
8.5/10 85% A Simple Favor (2018) [A Simple Favor has] the music, the script, the direction, the acting, and the thrills. There wasn't a single moment where I felt bored, or that my attention wandered or was feigned. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
8/10 14% Life Itself (2018) While Dan Fogelman might not trust his audience to understand the film, or maybe his own writing to tell it, he definitely trusts his actors to shine. And that they do. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
9/10 89% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born will have you leaving the theatre clenching your tissues, kissing your partner, and blasting that radio to an uncomfortable decibel. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
7/10 80% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill grinds through his directorial debut with nostalgia and emotion, illuminating the struggles in adolescence. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
6.5/10 100% Mail Order Monster (2018) Mail Order Monster provides a refreshing light on the sci-fi family genre with imagination and love. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
9.5/10 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) An enchanting return visit to the Wizarding World with stunning set design, an engaging story, and masterful performances. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019