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
4/10 63% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Gunpowder Milkshake misses its mark and does a disservice to the otherwise talented cast. The script is so bad, you'd think they teamed up with Tommy Wiseau. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
7.5/10 81% Black Widow (2021) Black Widow's triumphant return to the big screen parallels the dark storyline with the real-life horrors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and historical female oppression. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
6.5/10 82% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Fear Street plays like a love song to the 90s with feverishly fun kills and an outstanding soundtrack. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2021
6/10 75% North Hollywood (2020) Much of North Hollywood is by the book, but if you're looking for a short and sweet coming-of-age film about dreams and navigating male bonds, it's worth a rental. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
6.5/10 89% Supernova (2021) Relying most heavily on the two leads' delivery and chemistry, Supernova's tale of accepting mortality through the eyes of love will captivate you. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
7/10 37% Outside the Wire (2021) With Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris at the ever-engaging helm, Outside the Wire gives us an intellectually subtle debate on AI technology as a war machine alongside human soldiers. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
6.5/10 82% Happiest Season (2020) Happiest Season takes a traditional Christmas movie formula, wraps it in romance, comedy, and heart, and secures it with a beautiful rainbow ribbon. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
6/10 60% The Blech Effect (2020) The Blech Effect is a true eye-opener into the everyday world of those who struggle with mental illness and addiction, and for that, deserves commendation. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
8/10 93% Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020) Whether you love documentaries, THPS, Tony Hawk himself, or just love video games - Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story has a trick for everyone. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
7/10 80% Hammer (2019) Hammer nails it in with a suspenseful story, thrilling leads, and a fascinating conversation around a topic so few dive into. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
6.5/10 75% The Wretched (2020) An ultimately surprising and engaging take on this popular sub-genre of cult horror, The Wretched is anything but. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
6.5 94% Critical Thinking (2020) A chronicle about surviving despite the odds and in face of the consequences, Critical Thinking reminds us all the importance of planning our next move. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
5.5 71% Tomboy (2020) Tomboy has a desirable story about four badass women marching to the beat of their own drum but ultimately lost its rhythm. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
5.5/10 No Score Yet Just One More Kiss (2020) A moving story on the power of love and loss, detailing the various methods of coping with grief, Just One More Kiss begs for a second chance. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
9.5/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man is a thrilling and exhilarating masterpiece of terror, reinventing an iconic horror character to new imaginative lengths. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
7.5/10 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey is a brutally satisifying and intoxicatingly vibrant explosion of fun. A film made by women for women about women, but operates in a capacity that is enjoyable for everyone. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
8/10 91% Miss Americana (2020) Miss Americana is not just the summary of Taylor Swift's journey as a musician and a woman, but is the film that inspires every woman to fight for their rights, to stop apologizing for existing, and to champion themselves. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4.5/10 14% Dolittle (2020) Despite decent performances, Dolittle is DOA from lackluster directing and a thoughtless script. My takeaway: Do(as)little as possible and don't see this movie in the theater. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
8.5/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) The stunning tale in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is the epitome of Mister Rogers and it reminds us that we can all be more like him, we too just have to put in the work. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
9.5 97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) Making Waves takes us through the cinematic adventure of creating and experiencing sound, while presenting a historically accurate timeline in film history. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
7/10 85% Always in Season (2019) Always In Season is a documentary that intertwines the story of Lennon Lacy's death and those in other areas of the country to showcase the system racial injustices and the brutality of racial violence. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4.5/10 57% The VelociPastor (2019) Albeit no cinematic achievement, The VelociPastor is a hysterically ludicrous horror-comedy that knows its absurdity and has no qualms inviting you in. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
8.5/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Ari Aster masterfully cultivates a horror film dressed as a relationship drama, centered on the cultural and societal thematics of death, mental illness, and survival with powerful performances from all cast. - The Hollywood Outsider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
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 90% 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 96% 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 70% Olympic Dreams (2020) 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 80% 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 79% 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 93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) 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 69% 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 89% 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 43% 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 94% 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 54% 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 54% 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 87% 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 96% 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 17% 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 79% 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 72% 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