Angela L. Harmon

Angela L. Harmon
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Angela Harmon is a film and television writer and critic from New Jersey. Her writing can be seen at TheNitPic.com, Uproxx.com, Phindie, The Broad Street Review.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Light from Light (2019) 'Light from Light' worked with a light and careful hand to craft a sense of existential ennui that's hard to do without becoming overbearing. - The NitPic EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) The implication that an audience's emotions should be wrenched out rather than coaxed out is as arrogant as 'Midsommar' is self-indulgent. - The NitPic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
62% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday knows exactly how charming it is, and toes the line of being "too much" so deftly it's basically dancing on it. - The NitPic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
60% Greta (2019) These women are so boring it's offensive. It's offensive to imagine two men trying so ardently and so poorly to guess how young women speak and behave. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
36% Untogether (2019) There are too many characters and too many problems to parse our attention, let alone our empathy. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) 'On the Basis of Sex' failed to find and use the fortitude of its subject, rather relying on the convention of "humble beginnings" and sucked all the air out of its own story. - The NitPic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
80% Boy Erased (2018) There is a lot of well-meaning ignorance floating around this story, but ignorance is only well-meaning if it does more good than harm. - The NitPic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) That McCarthy plays Israel with the fearful distrust of an abused dog creates a distinct relationship between viewer and subject: she's a protagonist that begs to be sympathized with but doesn't command it. - The NitPic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
68% Breathe (2017) What is most impressive about Breathe is its unimpressiveness. And that is a sincere compliment. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
85% Empathy, Inc. (2019) Despite its title, Empathy, Inc. is disappointingly more interested in gimmickry than social commentary. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
90% The Witch (2016) The Witch creates a world that feels stifling and claustrophobic, even though it's set in an open land with no one else around for miles. - Broad Street Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
88% The Lobster (2016) The Lobster knows what it's saying and is confident in its execution. - Broad Street Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Captain Fantastic strives to be stoic and offbeat, but is too stubborn in attitude and too lacking in charisma to defend its stance. - Broad Street Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
89% I, Tonya (2018) There are so many threads running through I, Tonya that none get the opportunity to be pulled through to the end, and all feel incomplete. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
68% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck's diligence in dropping breadcrumbs becomes a hundred-pound weight dragging behind the plot, preventing the film from sweeping you away into a world of curiosity and awe, despite the film being ostensibly about precisely that. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards is of its time but not because of its time, which ensures that it's never too obvious or pandering. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) You really think Hereditary's bounty of symbolism will amount to something profound, until the third act when you realize it's abandoned all of its commentary for typical horror fare. - The NitPic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is a fun, juicy twist on an English court drama, and a refreshingly unconventional love triangle. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Bathtubs Over Broadway will keep your cynicism in check and keep your fingers crossed for a resurgence in ridiculous, light-hearted American spectacle. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
89% Prospect (2018) In a film that feels like the start of something new, Prospect brings space down to earth. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
85% The Wife (2018) Why doesn't Joan's movie know that she's more than a victim? Especially when she also says things like "I don't want to be thought of as the long-suffering wife," and is given scant opportunities to prove herself otherwise? - The NitPic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018