Annie Banks

Annie Banks
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 68% Joker (2019) Joker is a devastatingly bold, brashly aggressive, truly haunting homage to the clown prince of crime. It stands proud as one of the most troubling, worrisome and delightfully distressing pieces of comic book cinema. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
8.5/10 98% Love, Antosha (2019) Celebrating the life and loss of Anton Yelchin, Love, Antosha is a touching tribute and an incredible love letter to a bright, brilliant soul. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
7/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The film, while scant on historical accuracy, hits the bullseye when it comes to portraying the entertainment industry at the end of the 60s. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
9/10 99% The Farewell (2019) Wang is a visionary on the rise. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
6/10 53% The Lion King (2019) While The Lion King may not be able to go toe-to-toe with the Renaissance precursor, it still holds enough of that comforting Disney feel to gratify and amuse moviegoers. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
9/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home is clever, lighthearted and brimming with humor. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) With the namesake of fire and destruction, the film is smothered and reduced to soot and ash. It really is sad to see something that could have been a triumph result in something sullen and carelessly completed. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
6/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) [International] is raucous fun and the turbulence of it all adds to its overeager charm. Although it may not be the most memorable piece of science-fiction cinema and can be messy at times, it's also a lighthearted, feel-good buddy-cop movie. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
9/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame stands out as one of the most detailed, satisfying conclusions to a chapter in a long-running franchise. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Combines elements of humor, heart, and humanity into the superhero film that we've been waiting for. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Lost Caravaggio (Una storia senza nome) (2018) Though the plot seems to lose track of itself at points, this doesn't draw away from keeping the filmgoers engaged. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
95% Blaze (2018) Though Hawke has been famed for his career as a performer, this film should establish him as a director on the rise with a keen eye for captivating shots and consummate screenwriting. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
No Score Yet The Good Fight (2017) The Good Fight illustrates,... a beautiful story in a mere fifteen-minute period of time. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
79% All the Money in the World (2017) All The Money In The World is mostly gripping with intensity as Williams is strong, unwavering, and refuses to break in the face of fear. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
92% The Silent Child (2017) The family is weak, and the supporting cast isn't much of a cast at all. Yes, there's other siblings, but they aren't impressionable or notable in any way. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) With such a strong cast and a strong feminist themes, the film itself is disappointing. The plot is half-baked and cliche. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
67% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) The characterization is platitudinous, and characters don't stand out individually. It remains at a consistent, uninspired plateau, as if everything is overly forced and noticeably unpolished. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
61% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Though there are positive aspects of the film, this unnerving piece is tamer than most modern horror movies. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) The writing is superb. There's a balance of naive adolescence that's leveled with Burnham's unique brand of humor. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) Though there may be some hiccups to the movie overall, it's an exciting and exhilarating -- and action-packed -- film with a classic theme. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
28% Rebel in the Rye (2017) With too long of a running time, the potential biography only tells the same story of a misunderstood writer, that becomes boring and hard to watch. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kingsman may be turbulent but is the most fun to watch. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
87% Wheelman (2017) It only took nineteen days to shoot, and it's evident. Even if Grillo had performed most of the driving himself, his final product is underwhelming at best. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
16% The Dark Tower (2017) With a weak supporting cast, Sony has created a mediocre adaptation of a malleable story. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
43% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) This film is highly entertaining and masterfully written. Reynolds and Jackson are keen when it comes to foul-mouthed mercenary roles. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
80% Marshall (2017) Still powerful and upliftlingly hopeful, Marshall borderlines what could be a Gad film as he interjects and oversteps. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Ragnarok remains to keep it's level of entertainment as again Led Zeppelin is played over, highlighting each member of the Revenger team. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
No Score Yet For the Love of George (2018) The concept of George is entertaining, but the execution by an independent distributor isn't enough to get the film off the ground. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
85% Darkest Hour (2017) The film stands strong and tall as one of the most prominent biopic films. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is a cinematic triumph. It dominates and overcomes racial and social barriers while executing a superhero film. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) The Death of Stalin is a smart, quick-witted, and amusing comedy that pinpoints historical humor. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is literally a gamer's paradise, a dazzling film that never seems to slow down. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's powerful, it's draining, it's fantastically harrowing. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Surprisingly, this one is pretty fun. It's amusing, bright, and a triumph for DC Entertainment. - Glue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018