Caitlin Kennedy

Caitlin Kennedy
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Caitlin Kennedy is a freelance film critic and entertainment journalist based in Austin, TX. Her love of film was born out of watching John Wayne films with her dad and being introduced to 80s horror films by her mother. Caitlin's work as appeared in The Mary Sue, Birth. Movies, Death, and Film Inquiry, among others. Find her on Twitter @CaitDoes.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/10 97% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Stellar animation isn't enough to save this hum-drum family flick from its own bad jokes and bloated runtime. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
4/10 76% In The Earth (2021) In The Earth comes off as pretentious and lacking in focus. The humanity and heart of In The Earth suffer for all of its earthy blusterings. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
6/10 85% Jakob's Wife (2021) Jakob's Wife is scrappy, fun, and deceptively wise. ... an enjoyable vampire romp that any horror fan can enjoy. ... through Crampton's performance, the film dares to offer more to its viewers. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
5/10 21% Thunder Force (2021) Thunder Force is just fine. It hits all the necessary beats for a comedy, some great jokes and some misses, and as a superhero film, it's a tad ho-hum. ... there's nothing that makes it exceptional. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
5/10 70% The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson (2021) The Drover's Wife is an honest and gritty appraisal ... The hallmarks of the traditional Western are beautifully preserved but elevated to something greater through a bold exploration of gender, race, and the desire for freedom. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2021
5/10 47% Our Father (2021) The film's outlook may be bleak and its characters hopeless, but Our Father delivers on a sardonic drama/dark comedy that makes the absolute most of its talented cast. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
5/10 82% The Spine of Night (2021) The world of the film will either be delightful in its massive imagination or frustrating in its murkiness. For me, it didn't quite land but I would still offer it up to lovers of fantasy and adult animation. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
6/10 96% See You Then (2021) ... an actor's piece built on a foundation of thoughtful writing and a fascinating unpacking of gender. It's heart-wrenching and vulnerable and tragically beautiful. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
5/5 100% In Search of Darkness: Part II (2020) In Search of Darkness: Part II captures every bit of intrigue and affection for the genre that is present in the first movie and invites audiences to go deeper. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
8/10 79% I Care a Lot (2021) ... a smart and sinister heist, delivered in a seductively slick and stylish package. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
3/10 21% The Reckoning (2021) The Reckoning has a lot of problems that fall under the umbrella of its extremely bizarre tone. ... This film is voyeuristic, exploitative, and uses the specifically sexual horrors of the witch hunt era as an excuse to leer rather than to horrify. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
8/10 76% Eight for Silver (2021) Eight For Silver goes straight for the kill with insane gore and some gnarly and disgusting monster visuals. ... An absolutely brutal film ... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
7/10 74% The World to Come (2020) The World To Come is the most consuming sort of love story. Equally tragic and hopeful, but always beautiful. ... thoughtfully written and lovingly performed ... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
5/10 54% John and the Hole (2021) What is there in terms of the character and the cast is fascinating and thoughtfully put forth. The film is comprised of several interesting parts that fail to come together into a compelling whole ... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
5/10 92% The Stylist (2020) ... just oozing with blood, menace, and style. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
5/10 79% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) For all of its outrageous humor, the warm and gooey center of this film is a strikingly authentic meditation on aging. ... Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar is pina colada sweet and unapologetically bright. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2021
6/10 71% Land (2021) Land is a solid, back-to-basics tale of appreciating life and overcoming a broken spirit. ... What it lacks in originality, it makes up for in hitting the beats that audiences love. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/10 71% Cryptozoo (2021) The animation is striking, the premise enchanting, but it is ultimately failed by the execution. A film that drinks its own Kool-Aid to the point of really turning off a viewer. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
6/10 100% Playing with Sharks (2021) The film perfectly captures its stars with all the beauty, grace, and power befitting Valerie Taylor and the sharks that she adores. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
7/10 88% News of the World (2020) News of the World is brimming with the grandeur of the Western, given a solid foundation and noble weight through Hanks' performance and its timely message. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
6/10 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) I'm Your Woman has some truly wonderful parts that don't quite sum up into a wonderful whole. ... Honestly, it's worth the watch for the chance to experience Rachel Brosnahan's dramatic chops, even if it leaves much to be desired. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
9/10 90% Black Bear (2020) Tone and expectation is its own kind of comfort in film. Comfort that Black Bear ultimately is not interested in. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
9/10 77% Uncle Frank (2020) Uncle Frank is a story that instantly feels familiar and tragic, as it recollects the heartaches of so many that were met with harm instead of love. ... beautifully acted, thoughtfully written, and emotionally sobering ... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
5/10 64% Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (2020) Christmas on the Square is a film that has a very distinct flavor. Primarily that it is absolutely saccharine and equally as cheesy! Dolly has never shied away from a campy good time and she's doing it up big and with extra rhinestones. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
8/10 83% Happiest Season (2020) Happiest Season is a holiday comedy in the purest sense, but that doesn't make it shallow. The film's themes of heartache and fighting for acceptance and love hit hard ... a warm embrace in film form. Wickedly funny and relentlessly charming - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
8/10 67% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) The Christmas Chronicles 2 ... is a delightfully good time and an expansion of the Santa legend that is subtly smart, with a broadened and contemporary perspective. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
8/10 86% On The Rocks (2020) On the Rocks is a rich viewing experience. The film's aesthetic, narrative, and warm performances wrap around the viewer like a luxurious throw. It's an exercise in decadent subtleties, with Bill Murray's performance being the créme de la créme. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
7/10 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is poised to revolutionize charged Thanksgiving conversations, across the entire nation. Unflattering, shocking, and stomach-turning ... damn funny ... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/5 95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) You'd be hard-pressed to find an audience that The Mortuary Collection can't appeal to. ... Pairs well with popcorn and a shiver down the spine! - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
4.5/5 39% Rebecca (2020) ... grimly atmospheric and dutifully Gothic, but with enough refreshed and contemporary elements to breathe new life into the classic story. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
5/10 94% Faith Based (2020) Faith Based is fair-minded and a lot of fun. It's a sincere effort that is anything but mean-spirited. A digestible, smile-inducing watch. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
9/10 63% Nocturne (2020) Nocturne is a decadent feast for the viewer. Every element is a delicately assembled symphony and every movement of the film's narrative an intricate dance. An incredibly tense film that keeps you locked in and enchanted ... - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
8/10 46% Evil Eye (2020) Of all the WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE titles, Evil Eye is perhaps the most beautiful and fully realized concept. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
8/10 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) The Wolf of Snow Hollow instantly distinguishes itself with its chilling and vast atmosphere. There is a frosty and isolating stillness to the world of Snow Hollow that instantly sets into your bones. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
8/10 71% Black Box (2020) It's a full-body and brain workout to sit for Black Box, and that's a rare and wonderful thing to experience! Absolutely phenomenal. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
6/10 43% The Lie (2020) The Lie is elevated by an excellent cast and a sickeningly familiar premise, but cut down by its own attempt to shock and awe. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
7/10 84% Scare Me (2020) ... thrilling, chilling, and absolutely delightful. It evokes perfectly that feeling of sharing ghost stories among friends. Through the spooks and the shivers persists the warm glow of fun and humor. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
7/10 85% How to Deter a Robber (2020) How To Deter a Robber has the makings of an alternative holiday favorite. It offers more than laughs, without becoming pretentious, and is sincerely executed. It's refreshing to see a film that keeps fun firmly at the center. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
8/10 79% Daughters of Darkness (Les lèvres rouges) (1971) Daughters of Darkness is an absolutely essential text. Strange and beautiful, it's a perfect cocktail of the weird, the horrible, and the oh-so-sexy. Simply intoxicating. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
2/10 33% Death of Me (2020) ... there was little that could be done to redeem Death of Me, which remained frustrating and scattered right up to the very final shot. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
7/10 67% Teddy (2020) Teddy takes everything you know about the werewolf movie and wraps it up in tragedy and romance befitting any great French film. With "retch out loud" body horror and a horrific climax, you can't help but squirm in your seat. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
5/10 92% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Punctuated by brief and horrific violence ... It is difficult to watch and not just because it's scary or disturbing. It moves at a crawl, as slow and tortured as the prolonged inevitable of the dying old man at the film's center. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/10 48% The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) To sum up a lot of bad into a single statement: The Babysitter: Killer Queen is forced. ... The film does not work as a horror and it certainly doesn't work as a comedy. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
4.5/5 92% Alone (2020) Alone is a gripping story of survival and the fighting spirit. The plot is minimalist and straightforward, but Alone as a viewing experience is anything but basic. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
9/10 100% A Mermaid in Paris (Une Sirène à Paris) (2020) A Mermaid in Paris feels fresh and modern and beautiful while evoking the nostalgic feeling of being young and totally engrossed in a fairytale. It's perfect escapism and simply dazzling. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
2/5 88% Sanzaru (2020) Sanzaru is a bleak dirge of a film - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
10/10 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The Personal History of David Copperfield is busting at the seams with charm. The film unfolds like the most beautiful and genuine smile - it begins slight and mirthful and gradually broadens into something welcoming and warming. An absolute joy. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
8/10 77% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) ... provocative and arresting. An atmospheric and intentional horror that could easily join the ranks of the other great folk and female-centered horrors of late. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
9/10 96% Class Action Park (2020) While the intent and message of Class Action Park is clear, there is a haze of nostalgia that tints the events to a more palatable hue. ... It's heroic. It's batshit insane, too. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
5/10 58% Tesla (2020) While the entire film could benefit from a firmer hand and some tightened up editing and writing, these are hardly a nail in the coffin for Tesla. It has a spark that can't be ignored. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2020