Annlee Ellingson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Witty, acute and unexpected, The Sisters Brothers is a striking portrait of brotherly love -- whether by blood or by circumstance.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) A good PG-rated scary movie for the pre-teen set.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
84% A Simple Favor (2018) The noir mystery gets a sun-dappled update in A Simple Favor, a stylish thriller with a twist (upon twist upon twist).‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
59% White Boy Rick (2018) White Boy Rick is as funny and fun as its marketing suggests, reveling in the swagger of a kid fearlessly slinging with criminals and cops alike -- until it's not.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
90% Kusama: Infinity (2018) Sporting a ruby-orange bob and bright polka-dotted outfits, Kusama as she nears 90 has become a pop art icon. Kusama: Infinity shows that she's no flash in the pan.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
11% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint ... is beneath [star Jennifer Garner] - a brutally violent revenge story that fails to pause for any self-reflection.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
31% Kin (2018) A wrinkle in the film's final moments ... sets up a franchise that's ... given this movie's frustrating shortfalls, unlikely to ever see the light of a projector.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
65% The Little Stranger (2018) A Gothic romance between a man and a manse, The Little Stranger operates on a slow boil until the spooky goings-on in Hundreds Hall overwhelm its residents.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Happytime aims to be more than this one joke, setting up a hardboiled, if formulaic, plot with characters and relationships with real history and regret.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
93% Searching (2018) The mystery's twists and turns are compelling enough in their own right, but the style with which they're presented elevates the material to incisive commentary.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A swooning fairy-tale romance that updates the Cinderella story to modern-day Singapore.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
24% Mile 22 (2018) Ill-conceived and miscast, Mile 22 mistakes flashy computer graphics for narrative intensity, quick cutting for compelling action, and quirks for characterization. ‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Moments of girl power fail to connect with even sympathetic viewers, thanks to a mess of inane narrative, scattershot action, and jokes that don't quite land.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
71% Christopher Robin (2018) The man is mean and his bear a bummer in a movie that starts to feel like a downer that only Eeyore could enjoy.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) The ideas are big and the creativity invigorating, with stories of transformation that are specific to Oakland yet universally resonant.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
93% Blindspotting (2018) The ideas are big and the creativity invigorating, with stories of transformation that are specific to Oakland yet universally resonant.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Sexy, witty and action-packed, the Mission: Impossible movies revel in glamorous locations and their star's billion-dollar smile, and Fallout is more of that.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
46% Generation Wealth (2018) The film does a better job of balancing its thesis when Greenfield turns the camera on herself and her own family.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) How do the filmmakers settle on a narrative for an Equalizer film? The answer is they don't, cramming several plotlines into one jumbled film.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Writer-director Gus Van Sant and star Joaquin Phoenix have crafted a loving ode to a Portland institution with this portrait of art, alcoholism and disability.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
46% Skyscraper (2018) [A] rip-roaring homage to the '80s action classic [Die Hard] with liberal accelerants from The Towering Inferno and MacGyver tossed in.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) After the galactic annihilation of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel lowers the stakes and amps up the fun with Ant-Man and the Wasp.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The action is swift, brutal and for some, perhaps even cathartic. But this Sicario eschews what the first film was principally about: bearing witness.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Ultimately Winter's Bone and Leave No Trace could not be tonally more different, revealing Granik to be a virtuoso filmmaker of a diverse, if too brief, oeuvre.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
71% Damsel (2018) The film tries one's patience with a simplistic, obvious message -- this damsel "don't need saving" -- and a schtick that goes on long past its expiration.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
49% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom tackles the evolution of hubris that motivated humans to resurrect [dinosaurs], while injecting the series' pulpy fun into a new genre: gothic horror.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
49% Superfly (2018) This Superfly is hot to look at, but it's also kind of boring, mucking up what promises to be both a tighter and a more intricate narrative.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Brad Bird's exhilarating sequel continues to investigate the theme of parenthood as a superheroic endeavor and expands the conversation to gender roles in modern families.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Focuses on [Fred Rogers'] message of love that's warm and fuzzy, yes, but also a moving balm in divisive times.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) An achingly cool, fabulously stylish, glamorously set continuation of the franchise.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
89% American Animals (2018) An innovative hybrid of documentary and heist flick.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
73% Adrift (2018) [The twist is] more diverting than groundbreaking, and the script is hampered by some inane flirtatious dialogue, but Woodley carries the movie with a desperate performance.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) One is profoundly moved by these characters who have no language for their feelings outside of the cruel term "frigid."‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
67% The Seagull (2018) Annette Bening embraces her character's imperiousness and narcissism, somehow staying likable as she demands to be the center of attention at all times.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Lucasfilm is once again playing it safe with its post-George Lucas movies, giving up what might have been a riskier, more surprising film.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool flipped the bird at superhero flicks with an irreverent, profane and hilarious meta sendup of the genre, and Deadpool 2 is more of the same.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) This is fluffy stuff, but these actresses are just so witty and charming that it's a delight to watch them enjoy themselves and each other on-screen. ‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) Life of the Party avoids some easy girl-versus-girl conflict, and Maya Rudolph as Deanna's adult best friend Christine is the BFF we all need in our lives.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
94% RBG (2018) With a title that nods to the octogenarian's pop-culture stardom, RBG aims to illuminate the Supreme Court judge's history as an activist attorney.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
86% Tully (2018) Theron delivers a raw, real portrait of motherhood -- naked not just physically but emotionally.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) Classic American masculinity and its consequences get confronted in writer-director Chloé Zhao's poignant ode to the cowboy, The Rider.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
33% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty gets a lot of things right. ... But it falls short of indicting the beauty industrial complex in favor of feel-good platitudes about body positivity.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
53% Rampage (2018) Of all the big, dumb movies Dwayne Johnson has made, Rampage might be the biggest and the dumbest.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) LaBeouf ... is galvanic as McEnroe. ... And Swede Gudnason conveys depths of sensitivity and sadness.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) An instant genre classic thanks to a simple, original idea; an innovatively controlled soundscape; sympathetic, imperfect characters; and Krasinski's command of the material.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Like its protagonist, an efficient, sensitive and, in bursts, gruesomely violent punch to the gut.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) A pop-culture smorgasbord with eerily prescient themes.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) An exhilaratingly creative work of art about love, loyalty, responsibility, heroism and the heart of society's underdogs.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Although buoyed by the bottomless charisma of star John Boyega, this sequel is a mind-numbing assault on the senses as well as one's affection for the original.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) Exquisitely crafted and controlled, Foxtrot is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking, beautifully framed and astutely observant.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018