Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/4 44% Hypnotic (2021) What's actually going on here is so simple, yet so insane, that you wish the filmmakers had explored it for maximum screaming-at-the-screen enjoyment. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2021
3/4 80% Ron's Gone Wrong (2021) A lively and sometimes hilarious animated adventure and a sweet story of friendship. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2021
3/4 100% Introducing, Selma Blair (2021) It's impossible to watch Introducing, Selma Blair and not feel deeply moved. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2021
58% The Jesus Music (2021) It is a celebration of this music and all of its possibilities, but I was surprised at how it also gets at little bits of honesty about the hypocrisy that exists, too. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
75% Stop and Go (Recovery) (2021) This is a very fun little indie and a very different way into the COVID movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
50% Mayday (2021) It's an interesting cast and it's a beautiful film. Kind of falls apart by the end, but I liked it for a while. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
30% The Addams Family 2 (2021) I'm not really sure why it exists at all... It kind of lurches (no pun intended) from one wacky scenario into the next. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
57% Britney Vs Spears (2021) It's willing to have a much more emotional to Britney Spears and how heartbreaking it is to watch her suffer. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
73% The Many Saints of Newark (2021) I like a lot about it, but it also feels like [David] Chase is trying to get an entire season of television into this two hour film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
1.5/4 10% Diana: The Musical (2021) Diana: The Musical adds nothing novel or substantial to our understanding of [Princess Diana] as a wife, mother, royal or celebrity. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2021
3/4 60% Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Silliness was the first film's strength, which everyone involved seems to have realized and leaned into hard for the follow-up. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2021
3/4 94% El Planeta (2021) A mother-daughter bond shines through stark black-and-white cinematography and surreal humor in El Planeta. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2021
47% Queenpins (2021) I laughed here and there... but there's some obvious on-the-nose stuff. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
44% Kate (2021) Mary Elizabeth Winstead has a a really incredible presence... and this movie is stylish, but it's really not anything we haven't seen before. What sets it apart is that it is incredibly, brutally violent. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
93% The Alpinist (2021) There's a lack of satisfaction that makes it different and not quite as good as Free Solo... but it's interesting and impressive. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
92% The Capote Tapes (2021) It's entertaining... but I don't know that it's all that revelatory. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
97% Come From Away (2021) Totally charming. Totally dazzling. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
88% Fauci (2021) The intimacy is great, and the candor is great... But this is not in any way a warts analysis of Dr. Fauci. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
86% The Card Counter (2021) Oscar Isaac is tremendous as always... I didn't love it and I really wanted to. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
96% Language Lessons (2021) It's charming, they have incredible chemistry with each other... It's [also] a really inventive way to use the technology to get to the heart of what can be good and what can be bad about [the technology]. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
3.5/4 97% Come From Away (2021) Twenty years later, the caring gestures large and small depicted here carry a whole new resonance, a fresh sense of catharsis and even hope. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
1.5/4 56% Afterlife of the Party (2021) It's full of awkward smiles and jumpy pacing, as if everyone is in a hurry to wrap up and go home. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
1.5/4 60% Vacation Friends (2021) All four actors are trapped in one-note roles in repetitive scenarios that become increasingly tedious. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
2/4 61% The Protégé (2021) [A] capable but ultimately forgettable late-summer action-thriller. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
100% Under the Volcano (2021) It's very safe in its structure, but some of the stories are riveting. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
67% Respect (2021) This movie exists in a world in which nobody realizes that Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is out there. It hits, with total earnestness, every single musical biopic cliché. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
97% The Lost Leonardo (2021) It's never pedantic. It plays like a thriller, like a heist. While I was watching, I could totally imagine that someone is going to pick up the rights to this and turn it into a feature film, because it's so gripping and thrilling. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
80% Free Guy (2021) This is really derivative, but I had a good time and laughed a lot more than I thought I would... If you're a fan of Ryan Reynolds, you get a lot of him here. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
96% CODA (2021) You will cry in the best possible ways, even though you know better. It's kind of formulaic, but it's just so warm and true. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
2.5/4 45% Don't Breathe 2 (2021) [Don't Breathe 2] can't quite match the novelty and thrills of the surprise-hit 2016 original. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
2/4 86% Vivo (2021) Vivo becomes far less interesting the farther it gets from the strength of [its] heartwarming musical origins. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
2.5/4 74% Stillwater (2021) Ultimately, the cacophony of all these plot lines converging and the weight of the messaging being conveyed is almost too much to bear. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
3/4 97% The Boy Behind the Door (2020) The debut feature from the writing/directing duo of David Charbonier and Justin Powell is so skillful, precise and well-acted that you'll want to give the film a chance and stick with it, even through some deeply uncomfortable moments. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
100% Stuntman (2021) It gets caught up in its own logistics in a way that's a bit of a drag, but Eddie Braun is a fascinating character. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
39% Joe Bell (2021) It's incredibly formulaic and mawkish, although its heart is obviously in the right place. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
56% The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021) Well-made, solid, romantic... A good couch sit. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
93% Val (2021) If you love movies and Val Kilmer, you will dig it. I ultimately found it really moving and really sad. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
41% Jolt (2021) I enjoyed it, and I love to see Kate Beckinsale getting to show off how funny she can be. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
36% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) This is a movie that takes Henry Golding and manages to drain everything interesting about him. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
50% Old (2021) It's nutty, really silly a times, but I dug it. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
0.5/4 17% Die in a Gunfight (2021) Schiffli's snarky and snide self-aware tone quickly grows wearisome, and his action sequences have a cheapness about them that's distancing. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
1.5/4 52% The Tomorrow War (2021) A blandly derivative and overlong sci-fi thriller. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
86% Wolfgang (2021) It's not exactly a warts-and-all depiction of Wolfgang Puck, but it is a fascinating rags-to-riches story of a man who truly did revolutionize restaurants. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
97% I Carry You with Me (2021) It's so lovely. It's a very intimate and empathetic depiction of this love story that is true. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
91% Rebel Hearts (2021) It's thrilling to watch them coming into their own. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
94% LFG (2021) Infuriating and inspiring all at once. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
88% Zola (2021) It's always light on its feet, and there's a bit of Spring Breakers in here. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Questlove is the perfect person to make this film because he has such an encyclopedic knowledge of music and such a passion for it, and that passion is infectious. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
59% F9 (2021) This is 2.5 hours and it is more soapy than ever... This feels not as fun or light. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
1.5/4 42% The Ice Road (2021) Despite its many perils, both natural and human, The Ice Road is surprisingly dull. It's definitely not as crazy as it should have been, given the setting and the stakes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021