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Amy Nicholson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 87% Overlord (1975) "Overlord" works best as a patriotism booster shot - it's "Inglourious Basterds" without a swizzle of irony.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
B+ 84% A Simple Favor (2018) The film feels a lot like the Serge Gainsbourg number that Stephanie dances to in the kitchen: jazzy, a little sleazy, and worth a cult following‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
C 65% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) The film's got a split personality: one part diva, one part Cyrano de Bergerac, if the big-nosed poet texted his lover a shot of a chimp.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
C 50% MDMA (Cardinal X) (2018) MDMA is all excess: giant hair, stacks of silver bangles, dramatic flashbacks, and lots of shouting‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
C 43% Destination Wedding (2018) It works only as a valentine to old-fashioned star power - two modern legends, older if no wiser, daring the audience to somehow love them for all their faults, and on that level, somehow succeeding.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Dark Web skates by on saturated nastiness, one terrific kill, and the audience's engagement in seeing if the filmmakers can pull off the stunt. Barely, but it's fun to watch them try.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
100% After Everything (Shotgun) (2018) Monroe's grounded presence keeps the film's feet on the ground, while White allows his character to spin into orbit when self-pity commands it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
89% Set It Up (2018) Like a classic screwball farce, Set It Up's four leads hurl lines at each other like 60 m.p.h. sliders. It's an unabashed rom-com... So here's our command: more films like Set It Up, please.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
B 55% Tag (2018) Surprisingly, there's emotional resonance in this slapstick flick about friends who are terrified to hug‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
C 64% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) Lea Thompson's theatrical directing debut works best as a showcase for daughters Madelyn and Zoey Deutch who bring a real life zing to their fictional sister act ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
C+ 71% Ibiza (2018) This hangout flick doesn't just embrace gross-out girl comedy cliches, it sticks Jacobs in the air roof of a limousine screaming, "Whooo! I am a total cliché right now and I don't f-king care!"‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
B- No Score Yet Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018) Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is engineered for sarcastic snickers. It lets Fitz-Henley and Fraser sell the audience on this history-making romance, while crowding the corners with tiny jokes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B 38% Life of the Party (2018) If the sparkling arc from sad acoustic guitars to Christina Aguilera anthems has any serious intention, McCarthy and Falcone want to salute the wonders women can accomplish when they band together. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
D+ 53% Rampage (2018) There are ludicrous constructions - say, a 30-foot wolf crossbred with spider, bat, and bug DNA. And then there's Dwayne Johnson as a misanthropic Special Forces soldier-turned-primatologist.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B 83% Blockers (2018) Cannon is dialed into how a teen girl prepping for what's, till then, the most memorable night of her life is no passive victim - she's a peak control freak‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
B+ 88% The Breaker Upperers (2018) Their film feels marvelously shaggy around the edges - their personalities pop - until after a whiplash-funny first hour, they play it safe with an everyone-gets-a-hug Paul Feig-style climax.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
B 83% Jinn (2018) Renee has a superhuman charisma. Yet the young actor makes audiences root for her while also allowing Summer to be rude and thoughtless.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
C No Score Yet Perfect (2018) "Is perfection something the world needs?" asks Cornish. Alcazar is fine if most audiences say no, as long as at least one keyed-in weirdo says yes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
C 63% The New Romantic (2018) More tragic than funny, but Stone is hoping for laughs - or really, swoons - or maybe just whatever will make audiences happy, an eagerness to please that makes the tone wobble from scene to scene. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
B+ 100% Wild Nights with Emily (2018) If the film has a flaw, its that it's so preoccupied with balancing its furious feminism with gags about Victorian life that there's little running time to lavish on Dickinson's actual poetry. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
A- 84% First Match (2018) Every punch hurts, and Newman doesn't skimp on the bruises and blood. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
B- 80% Unsane (2018) Soderbergh's less interested in her diagnoses - may I suggest "pogonophobia," the fear of facial hair - then her plummet down the rabbit hole from office cubicle to basement padded cell. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
A No Score Yet The Gospel of Eureka (2018) This cheerful small town portrait makes for an idealistic crowd-pleaser -- after all, Eureka Springs is the rumored home of healing waters‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
C 88% Fast Color (2018) Ultimately, "Fast Color's" thesis is more inspirational than the film, which often seems like it, too, is struggling to swirl itself into something more solid. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
A- 91% Support the Girls (2018) Hall's performance - tender, tough, empathetic, controlled - crumples from tears to laughter in a blink. It's phenomenal.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
C- 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The film has the feel of a iPad video pawned off on a toddler so Dad can make comforting mac and cheese - here's a bite-sized lesson about loving yourself and a jumble of pretty colors.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
D 17% Death Wish (2018) Ironically, a film about a guy with guts doesn't have any itself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
B- 47% Red Sparrow (2018) By the end, you want to give every Bond villainess a hug.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
C 15% Mute (2018) Mute is more interesting as a bullet-point list of absurdities than as a two-hour film. Yet, Jones continues to have my attention.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
C 59% Half Magic (2018) Heather Graham's Wiccan romantic comedy is one part wish fulfillment, two parts justified fury. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
65% Permission (2018) A small story made with big performances from leads Stevens and Hall, and while it hasn't gotten the promotional push for audiences to pay attention, people lucky enough to stumble across it will fall for everyone involved. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
C 41% Arizona (2018) "Arizona" takes a whack at a couple bigger ideas, like a drunk teen playing mailbox baseball.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
C 53% A Kid Like Jake (2018) The movie doesn't feel like it's going anywhere until it explodes, and the dazzling fireworks don't quite offset its long, seemingly aimless fuse.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B- 27% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) A Hosking character doesn't just walk into a room. They move like stop-motion figures covered in human skin. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
A 100% Lords of Chaos (2018) Euronymous shaped the Norwegian Black Metal scene. You'd think that'd make him cool, but Åkerlund wisely doesn't buy it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
4/5 86% Tully (2018) Theron looked happier driving across a post-apocalyptic desert with a car of frightened slave girls. The terrifying former high school beauty queen she played in Young Adult would glance at Marlo and sneer.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
B 54% Burden (2018) Hedlund leans so heavily on Mike's bobbing physicality that the audience nearly gets seasick. Still, it's an unselfish performance from a strong young actor who's been devoting his career to tough parts that don't ask for applause.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 94% RBG (2018) This spry celebration reveals that the real Ginsburg is neither beast nor badass, but an even-tempered, soft-spoken mediator-not typically the traits that inspire rousing high-fives‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Kiersey Clemons proves she's the real deal. As for the film around her, Haley's 21-drum solo salute to the passage of time is, like Frank, merely fine. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 88% The Cleaners (2018) The sinister tone it sets early on, with anonymous employees hiding behind monitors, flattens out into petrified despair.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B 46% Ophelia (2018) That sound you hear is cordial applause, and the riffling of an audience paging through their high-school-English-class paperbacks to double-check the facts.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B- 78% 306 Hollywood (2018) Annette blooms into a vivid presence - more so than her living descendants, whose khaki safari outfits and stage-y narration about the passage of time tilt things a bit too twee.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C 65% Assassination Nation (2018) By the time Lily delivers a lecture about hypocrisy in front of the American flag, the electric youth of the fantastic first half feels like an immature screed.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C+ 64% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Extermination of mankind aside, audiences know this feeling. It's the period after a break-up, when the mourning has passed and the emptiness has been refilled with an adamant independence.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It's impossible to make a deep documentary when every interviewee worships the man so much, he gets to keep hiding his true self inside felt. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 83% Piercing (2018) Piercing has the feel of a blueprint, a talented man exercising his technical skills while waiting for a whack at the real deal.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C- 83% Nancy (2018) Instead of exploring her actions, and the people they affect, Nancy's restraint keeps the film closed-off and grim, as muddy gray as the life she's aching to ditch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 66% Lizzie (2018) It's a simple story made to rouse modern hearts, and the performances and cinematography are so good, the film nearly pulls off the trick. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 67% The Long Dumb Road (2018) The film motors ahead without making any hard decisions except keeping viewers entertained. The adventure is aimless, but the company is good.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C- 26% Bright (2017) You can't spell "law force" without "orc." And you can't spell "David Ayer's twelfth cop movie??" without "Why develop? Is it a dare?" ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017