Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen
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Publications: Refinery29

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
17% The Wedding Planner (2001) From the very first scene, in which she comforts a distraught father by handing him a Valium from her trusty catch-all kit all while juggling three or four other minor crises, Lopez fills the screen. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
49% The Witches (2020) All in all, what's most striking about The Witches is just how much fun Hathway appears to be having... - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
45% Holidate (2020) Holidate may be the movie equivalent of Peeps -- without substance, artificially flavored, consumed as an afterthought -- but Roberts is the bright dye that will make you forget the time it made you gag. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Sometimes, life does art one better. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
69% The Glorias (2020) [The film] is sometimes messy; it's ambitious and artsy in ways that don't always work. But by painting Steinem's story on such a large and intricate canvas, Taymor sets the stage for a new generation of biopics interrogating the legacy of women leaders. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
33% The Bodyguard (1992) Houston's face, as she loses herself in the melody out there on a quiet porch in the woods, is a reminder of all she gave to this role, and this movie - and why it's always worth rewatching. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
91% Relic (2020) The great power of Relic, Natalie Erika James' terrifying directorial debut, is how deftly it straddles the blurry line between reality and the supernatural. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
94% Babyteeth (2020) ...messy, raw, brutal... - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
28% The Prince & Me (2004) Strangely both exactly of its time, yet also miles ahead of it. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) The key to enjoying Last Christmas is to completely give into its schmaltzy power. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) It's probably not the movie you're expecting. It's better. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
59% Charlie Says (2019) Charlie Says makes a strong case for an even grayer area: That perhaps these women can be victims and guilty of horrific, unpardonable crimes. It's an unsettling thought. But at least, unlike the exaltation of Ted Bundy's abundant charm, it's a new one. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Like most of Tarantino's work, Once Upon A Time in... Hollywood is eliciting very strong emotions on both sides of the spectrum. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) It is a cult classic in the making, with the potential to be our generation's version of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's funny, poignant, and unfortunately, more relevant than ever. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) There's something undeniably charming about this particular cast and the chemistry they share. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It's exhilarating, unexpected and, frankly, wild. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
71% The King (2019) The sum of its individually compelling parts don't quite add up. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) It is boring. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
68% Charlie's Angels (2000) Though undeniably flawed, the movie...remains a surprisingly fun watch. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
82% Judy (2019) It's heart-rending, to be sure, but also tragically predictable in format. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet Tall Girl (2019) It's a cute conceit for a rom-com...or, at least, it would be, if Tall Girl weren't so lacking in self-awareness. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
44% Tall Girl (2019) On the whole, it's a charming movie about the mental toll of insecurity that also has major blind spots. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton has always been about spectacle, and the movie doesn't disappoint. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Feels like an extension of my own teenage dreams...a loving tribute to young women with overactive imaginations, and a desire to reinvent themselves. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) A thrilling story filtered through the female gaze - and all the more commanding for it. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) The second film meanders, sagging in the middle, and devoting far too much time to a final showdown between our protagonists and their foe. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
86% Untouchable (2019) The most powerful moments in Untouchable come thanks to Weinstein's victims, who once more bear the burden of reliving their past trauma in an effort to make a difference. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
51% Casper (1995) It's a funny and often poignant film that's worth reexamining today. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
82% Official Secrets (2019) That Official Secrets is still compelling is largely down to its powerfully competent cast. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) This movie is the kind best enjoyed by knowing as little as possible going in. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) That message hits especially hard in a time rife with rumors, malicious gossip and so-called "fake news," which, through repeated exposure, have threatened to dismantle our very conception of what is "real." - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
24% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen is very much its own scrappy little movie, clunky at times, but with a surprisingly gritty underbelly that feels oddly refreshing in a space that still overly sanitizes women's action scenes. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
90% Luce (2019) The truth is that life isn't a single-issue journey; it's messy, and complicated, and Luce goes a long way in depicting that. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
35% Valley of the Dolls (1967) A must-watch even if the movie had nothing else going for it, which happily, it does. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
52% The Lion King (2019) But even with the updated dialogue and jokes about "local" produce, the result still feels less magical without the original's dynamic spurts of originality and weirdness that allowed us to suspend our disbelief, and revel in the moment. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) What makes The Farewell so unbelievably moving is that, through that very specificity, it touches on fundamentally universal themes. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) The entire film feels like a slow descent into frenzied, ritualized madness - you don't realize what's happening until it's too late to stop it. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) It's a clever and interesting premise, but one that's wasted on this film... - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
92% Wild Rose (2019) A dynamic, inspiring tale of setbacks and unexpected victories, set to a vibrant, raucous country soundtrack full of old classics and new original songs. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
44% Murder Mystery (2019) The crime? A truly boring movie. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
88% Plus One (2019) For all the laughs involved - and there are many - the strength of this film is the way it tackles loneliness in wedding guests. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
22% Men in Black International (2019) It all feels very formulaic. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) It's hard to deny that the two are a joy to watch. Late Night is at its best when Kaling and Thompson are locked in a battle of wits. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
22% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's a letdown. The script is clunky, the plot barely worth dwelling on, and the most compelling character development arcs belong to the wrong people. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
45% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood was a little ahead of its time... it dreamed big, floundered and eventually petered out, making way for better versions of itself. But that doesn't mean it wasn't important. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman is a fun, poignant rhinestone of a movie that proves that a musical biopic can be a powerful force - if done right. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
72% The Perfection (2019) Nothing about The Perfection is what you'd expect, which is what makes watching it such a weirdly thrilling experience. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Kids who are unfamiliar with the animated classic will most likely find it magical, and even adults will surely be charmed. It is a version of Aladdin, after all. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
96% Booksmart (2019) It doesn't try to be the "female" version of anything, but nonetheless delivers a story that's feminine, raunchy, silly, sweet, inclusive, and incredibly specific, all at once. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019