Movie Reviews Only
|Rating||T-Meter||Title | Year||Review|
|1/4||14%||A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2018)||
Judy Greer assembled a monumental cast for her directing debut, A Happening of Monumental Proportions. Then she stranded her fellow actors with material that doesn't even begin to tap into their talents.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
|2/4||64%||I Think We're Alone Now (2018)||
A story that grows frustratingly conventional.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
[The rotoscope technique] gives it urgency and a sense of movement. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
|2/4||27%||The Nun (2018)||
An empty thrill ride.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
|3.5/4||98%||It Happened One Night (1934)||
It's all about the snappy dialogue and simmering tension between these hugely charismatic stars. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
A blandly gritty piece of late-August mayhem that's as forgettable as its generic title.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
|8.8/10||91%||Support the Girls (2018)||It's a celebration of sisterhood...This movie is so understated that this theme sneaks up on you in ways that are quietly powerful. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|5.8/10||55%||The Bookshop (2018)||I don't know how anyone thought this was still relevant now, because it's such an obvious idea. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|3/4||93%||Searching (2018)||It aims for and earns genuine emotion rather than cheap thrills.‐ RogerEbert.com|
|2.5/10||22%||The Happytime Murders (2018)||
It never is anything more than the absolute simplest of concepts. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
|3.5/4||98%||The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988)||
It's an elegant, riveting piece of filmmaking.‐ ChristyLemire.com
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
|8.8/10||93%||Crazy Rich Asians (2018)||This movie is totally delightful...It's a wonderful mix of old-fashioned screwball comedy, romantic comedy, it's almost a musical at some points. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|8/10||89%||We the Animals (2018)||A lot is told wordlessly very efficiently.‐ What the Flick?!|
|2/10||23%||Mile 22 (2018)||You have no idea what's going on. This movie is so overly edited, it's all shaky cam. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|8.6/10||89%||Skate Kitchen (2018)||I was impressed by the tonal and aesthetic balance that Crystal Moselle finds here. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|3/4||86%||The Wife (2018)||Swedish director Björn Runge's approach is no-nonsense and workmanlike, perhaps to give these esteemed actors room to swagger and shine, but a bit more imagination and artistry wouldn't have hurt.‐ RogerEbert.com|
|85%||The Cleanse (2018)||
I was really impressed with this movie with the way that it navigates a bunch of different kinds of genres in a tricky way, 'cause it is a low-key comedy for a while, but then it becomes a sci-fi film and a legit horror film.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
|9/10||95%||BlacKkKlansman (2018)||This is one of his best films because he marries the anger and intensity with the restraint and poetry that he's so good at visually.‐ What the Flick?!|
|5/10||46%||The Meg (2018)||I wanted this movie to be wackier, crazier, and over the top, the problem is that it's PG13.‐ What the Flick?!|
|5.8/10||60%||Dog Days (2018)||If you want just like light happy doggy movie but, you also want the deep catharsis the satisfying deep cry this is it.‐ What the Flick?!|
|4/10||49%||Like Father (2018)||There is an element with early onset Alzheimer's, that in the film feels very wedged in like as the emotional underpinning that they are going for which explains certain people's actions.‐ What the Flick?!|
|3/4||87%||The Swan (Svanurinn) (2018)||A coming-of-age drama that's as beautiful and brutal as the remote, rural landscape of northern Iceland where it takes place.‐ RogerEbert.com|
|7/10||73%||Never Goin' Back (2018)||
These two actresses have really lovely chemistry with each other. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
|2/4||49%||The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)||
Director and co-writer Susanna Fogel has trouble achieving a tonal balance between the comedy and the action, which only grows increasingly glaring over the course of the film's overlong running time.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
|7.3/10||100%||The Bleeding Edge (2018)||
It is hard to watch, but it's a must-see. My one complaint is that maybe it tries to get its arms around too much. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
It isn't as nutty as it could have been, and it certainly isn't as nutty as its description suggests.‐ ChristyLemire.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
|7/10||90%||Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)||
[Scotty Bowers] is sort of a fascinating jumble of contradictions. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
A million tiny revelations make up one massive arc, and Kelly Macdonald positively radiates hope and joy throughout that process.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
|8.6/10||90%||Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)||
This is deeply steeped in pop culture and in comic book references, but there's context. It's not just self referential, it's also commenting on itself in ways that are really subversive and really daring. I was shocked.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
|9/10||97%||Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)||
It is jaw-dropping. See it on the biggest screen you can find. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
|9/10||100%||Strong Island (2017)||
It's deceptively simple, but it does so much so well. It's heartbreaking by the end...It's just really, really powerful. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
It's so incredibly tense and everything that did feel messy and scattered all of a sudden comes together in a way that does feel cohesive, and does feel focused, and does feel powerful in a way that perhaps it had not previously. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
|2/4||80%||Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)||
For all its frantic energy, it manages to go absolutely nowhere.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
|6.5/10||76%||Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)||
[Phoenix's] interactions with Jonah Hill as his sponsor are really true and kind of heartbreaking. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
|1/4||17%||The Pagemaster (1994)||
The Pagemaster is the kind of movie first-grade teachers would have popped into the VCR in the 1990s to kill time on a rainy afternoon.‐ ChristyLemire.com
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
|3.8/10||29%||Shock and Awe (2018)||It's well intentioned but clumsy.‐ What the Flick?!|
|9.5/10||98%||Eighth Grade (2018)||I was just surprised over and over again at how deeply touching it is while seeming effortlessly so. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|3.8/10||12%||Siberia (2018)||It's called Siberia, and it takes place in Siberia, but you get no sense of what Siberia is like.‐ What the Flick?!|
|6/10||59%||Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)||It's so overly simplistic, and its so hackneyed, and they don't really breathe a lot of life into that message. Having said that, there are enough light and goofy moments that are playful. ‐ What the Flick?!|
Just intense enough to provide a much-needed diversion, just lightweight enough to make you forget about it soon after it's over.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
[Kevin Macdonald] knows how to tell a story about a really complicated famous person and try to provide insight into that person that we think we already know.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
|9.3/10||93%||Sorry to Bother You (2018)||It is so daring, it is so ambitious, it is so thrilling and weird and pointed and powerful. I never knew where it was going. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|9/10||100%||Leave No Trace (2018)||[Thomasin McKenzie] is a massive find. There is such wisdom in her presence...You can feel her seeing everything and taking it all in. There's such a naturalism to the way she responds in every single situation. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|6/10||62%||Uncle Drew (2018)||It's a totally formulaic sports movie, but it's got a lot of liveliness to it and watching these guys play off of each other is fun. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|7.4/10||54%||The First Purge (2018)||It is surprisingly powerful and hard to watch.‐ What the Flick?!|
A strange little movie that attempts the tricky feat of combining comedy, drama, sci-fi and romance, but it doesn't get those individual elements right so it never coheres as a whole.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
|4/4||92%||The Lives of Others (2006)||
The Lives of Others is exquisitely tense, with massive stakes and a pervasive sense of danger. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
|8.7/10||97%||Three Identical Strangers (2018)||It's a funny story, and it's a nutty story, and it's ultimately very sad and kind of scary, but it's fascinating. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|7.5/10||88%||Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)||There is more of an emotional underpinning to this one than there was in the first one because of the Michelle Pfeiffer element to it. ‐ What the Flick?!|
|5.8/10||63%||Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)||There are moments that are quite tense, but as a whole, ideologically, I don't know what this movie is trying to say--I don't know that its that coherent. ‐ What the Flick?!|