Ashley Menzel

Ashley Menzel
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: We Live Entertainment

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
76% Joker (2019) Joker is by no means an easy film to watch, but one that so ardently points out our shortcomings as a society. Incredibly poignant and disconcerting. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
83% Bad Education (2019) Bad Education is an engrossing tale of embezzlement and corruption. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
74% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is hilarious with a weighty message that resonates with audiences today and begs us to remember the past. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
94% The Lighthouse (2019) An intriguing premise and stellar performances by the two actors are the shining lights of the film, but it tends to deviate too much to pay off in the end. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
95% The Climb (2019) The Climb is hilariously awkward and authentic. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
94% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The Personal History of David Copperfield is the most surprisingly hilarious and heartwarming film of the year. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
100% Marriage Story (2019) Noah Baumbach has created something so genuinely human and emotionally raw, that it demands to be seen. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
67% The Assistant (2019) The film doesn't do much to offer anything new to further the conversation about a very timely topic. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
82% Waves (2019) Waves is undoubtedly a masterpiece and is destined to make a lasting impact on the world of film and storytelling. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Motherless Brooklyn is a quiet storm that may break through to awards season in unexpected ways. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
95% The Aeronauts (2019) The Aeronauts perfectly combines the quiet majesty of the skies and clouds with a high-flying adventure that is incredibly human and emotionally engaging. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
89% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari hits its stride when it fully embraces the humor and the adrenaline of the film fueled by the performances of Bale and Damon. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Where'd You Go, Bernadette captures the absurdity and hilarity of the novel & runs with it. While amping up the emotional meter with a captivating performance by Cate Blanchett, the film will delight audiences who are familiar & unfamiliar with the book. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) From the first scenes, the film grabs the audience and doesn't let go. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
45% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery is a seriously fun and wildly hilarious film that is sure to make you laugh. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 proves the Disney and Pixar still can go back to their roots and create some of the most stunningly beautiful and emotionally touching films that will bring joy to all ages. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) While it does take a bit of time to get to the real action of the film, extended scenes of serious battles are sure to reward the audience for its patience. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman is the film that will finally get Taron Egerton the recognition he deserves as a wildly talented actor. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Naomi Scott is truly the standout performance in Aladdin. She brings an intensity and purity to the role and steals the show with her song, "Speechless" which you can 100% expect to see around Oscar season. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
14% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle is an easily forgettable and bland film that lacks the comedic chops to stand out from the crowd. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pokémon Detective Pikachu delivers all the laughs, joy, and excitement that has been built through years of love for Pokemon. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Our heroes are giving their final bow and it is a joy and pleasure to witness. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
65% The Public (2019) Estevez has created a story that is undoubtedly inspired and introspective. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
8.5/10 91% Shazam! (2019) Shazam solidifies the DCEU even more, giving us a superhero film with strong comedic elements while still having depth and heart. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
56% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen lacks excitement and intrigue and instead feels more like a biased drawn-out history lesson that feels tired and old. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
79% Good Boys (2019) Easily the worst comedy I've seen in a long time, Good Boys is a bad film that wastes the talents of great young actors, with repulsive jokes and gags. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
100% Extra Ordinary (2019) Extra Ordinary is a riotously hilarious offbeat comedy that is totally bizarre but utterly engrossing. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
100% Yes God Yes (2019) Karen Maine has given us an authentically funny portrayal of a time that is both confusing and hilarious to look back on with fresh eyes. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is a breath of fresh air that will leave audiences cheering. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron hit it out of the park, making Long Shot an irresistible crowd-pleaser that shouldn't be missed. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
9/10 93% Us (2019) Breathtakingly haunting and in a way, surreal, Us is a must-see that will horrify audiences the world over. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is a must-see superhero film. It pushes all the right buttons in bringing the audience to the edge of their seat and rooting for the newest and first standalone female superhero film in the MCU. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
82% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The storyline all hinges on a twist to surprise or shock you, and if it doesn't the film ends up feeling like a tedious mess of redneck stereotypes. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
92% Fighting with My Family (2019) An inspiring film full of laughs and yes, a few tears, Fighting with My Family is a wrestling film for everyone. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
43% The Tomorrow Man (2019) The Tomorrow Man is a delightful story of finding love, acceptance, and happiness in your life, even if it is in preparation for the apocalypse. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
99% The Farewell (2019) Lulu Wang's script is overflowing with authenticity, honesty, and humor. It portrays a family in a very trying time but never loses itself in being overly sentimental or trite. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
98% Love, Antosha (2019) Love, Antosha cannot be missed as it will reignite your love for a pure genius who tragically left us far too soon. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
93% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters is non-stop laughs featuring Taylor Swift songs, nursery rhymes and oh yeah, bloodthirsty zombies. The most insanely horrifying and hilarious film of Sundance. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
90% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Relatable and realistic characters combined with a fantastically hilarious script, make the film a crowd-pleaser, and easily, one of the funniest films at Sundance this year. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Gilroy has once again created a truly unique and engaging film that will stay with you long after you've left the theater. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
88% Blinded by the Light (2019) What Gurinder Chadha has created is something that serves as an escape from the world to a place where Bruce really is The Boss. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) A mesmerizing tale of a charismatic man and the enchanting nature of his charm despite the monster that lived inside of him. Efron gives a performance that could change the rest of his career and leaves the audience stunned. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
90% I Am Mother (2019) Director Grant Sputore has a wonderful vision for this film and could really make something incredible with a few minor tweaks to the film. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Late Night's sharp and unapologetic writing combined with stellar performances from Kaling and Thompson make it a must-see this year at Sundance. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
98% Honey Boy (2019) Shia gives us a heart-wrenching tale ripe with comedy, passion, and vulnerability. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
62% Native Son (2019) Native Son is breathtaking with a standout performance by Ashton Sanders. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid Who Would be King has heart, great lessons for kids and adults alike, and is reminiscent of the magic of movies we had as kids in the 80s and 90s. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
37% Glass (2019) Likely to be a big disappointment for many fans of the two other films, Glass falls flat and leaves so much more to be desired. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) James Wan has created something that feels fresh and new in a genre that is beginning to feel very tired and formulaic. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Stan & Ollie works so well to capture the beautiful and complex friendship between two iconic comedians of the golden age of Hollywood. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018