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Courtney Howard

Courtney Howard
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 100% Pandas (2018) Enchanting, enlightening and educational in equal measure, this is one to go wild over.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
92% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) This shows the audience within the first few minutes why it belongs in the upper echelon of "fake relationship" romcoms. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
84% Alpha (2018) Harrowing and heartwarming, this coming-of-age tale of unlikely "fwends" is a phenomenal, pulse-pounding journey worth taking. This is The Black Stallion for a new generation.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2018
A- 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This vibrant, immersive fantasy is brimming with life and, better yet, culture. It's totally winning - and built for repeat viewings.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
48% The Meg (2018) A perfect blend of silly and serious, plausible and preposterous. It knows what it is and doesn't over or undersell its goods. An absolute must see with your chums. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B 62% Dog Days (2018) This is a love letter to our furry best friends - a "bone"-a fide heartwarming, disarming sensation.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
70% Christopher Robin (2018) Cloying when it should be creative, schmaltzy when it should be sweet, the jar of "hunny" is almost empty in this film.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B+ 47% Like Father (2018) It delivers a mature look at the scars we bear as adults. It's a sensitive, sweet tale of redemption and forgiveness.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B+ 46% Generation Wealth (2018) It's both bruising and beautiful, sorrowful and sensational, all whilst being a savage exploration of humanity's insatiable nature.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
C- 83% Puzzle (2018) What conducts most of the energy is the warmth, charm and radiance generated by the two leads. They even sell the false notes with honesty, humanity, heart and sincerity.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) This is wonderfully irreverent, totally meta and absolutely hysterical. It's not only a remarkably solid superhero movie, but also a side-splitting animated triumph.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
A 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Custody embodies the essence of harrowing drama in its pure, distilled, un-contrived form.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
A 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie makes sure to dazzle us, cloaking the expected in the unexpected, thus birthing a welcomed evolution.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) In a year full of films that explore the precious nature of father-daughter dynamics, Granik's feature is a standout.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B 48% Skyscraper (2018) It's an engaging, explosive thrill riot meant to be seen on the big screen - and it'll induce many a palm to sweat. ‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
52% The First Purge (2018) This franchise has always been a bacchanal of lukewarm mediocrity, and its prequel, The First Purge, is no different. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B- 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man And The Wasp surpasses the original by miles, functioning best when it embraces its sheer absurdity and loopy lunacy.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
B+ 73% Damsel (2018) On the whole, this is a film finely attuned to the now. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
A 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Once the tears start flowing, and assuredly they will, they won't stop.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
C 51% Boundaries (2018) Though this road-trip dramcom has sincere sentiments, adorable dogs, and understated performances from an impeccable cast, a few road blocks threaten to ruin the journey.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
B 55% Tag (2018) Tag balances friendship, fidelity and frivolity in the most awesome, outrageous, action-packed bromance of the year. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
B+ 69% The Quest of Alain Ducasse (La Quête d'Alain Ducasse) (2018) Be forewarned that a second-hand rush of exhilaration and inspiration will occur - as will a hunger for haute cuisine.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
B- 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) A fun, whip-smart and snazzy little number that plugs in fluidly to the existing franchise - even outdoing its male-centered sequels.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) This sequel takes what goodwill we had, douses it in kerosene, lights a match, and laughs as the flames burn higher and higher.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
39% Mary Shelley (2018) The titular protagonist's persona gets clouded in her own origin story - which makes for an underwhelming and pedestrian biopic.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
86% American Animals (2018) Layton shatters the brittle lines of cinematic convention, then pieces the jagged edges back together to form a decoupage of fiction and reality. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
D+ 48% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Unlike the actual movement it should be defiantly ripping its pages from, Mitchell's portrait of late seventies punk-rock angst barely grasps any genuine nihilistic anarchy.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
17% Show Dogs (2018) In the pantheon of puppy pictures, this may not rank at the top. That said, kids will absolutely adore every minute of its cuteness and rambunctious spirit.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) This Chardonnay-soaked, Nancy-Meyers-adjacent romcom gets it done, as it's smart, sexy, radiant, ebullient and refreshing.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Overall, don't get a bad feeling about this. You may even laugh it up, fuzzball. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) This is a sweeter, more subversive take on Back To School , capturing campus carousing in a feminist, sex-positive, hilarious, empowering light.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
D- 25% Breaking In (2018) This film makes audiences wish they were seeing the David Fincher movie that Gabrielle Union (who is admirably giving it her all) thinks she's starring in.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B- 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) The provocative cat-and-mouse game that unfolds makes for a solid, swifty throwback thriller.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
C- 76% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) It's almost as if Armando Iannucci wrote a feature-length episode of Party Down crossed with The Wedding Planner - but not quite as interesting.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
C+ 57% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) While it never so much as dips its toe into cloying, melodramatic waters, the thoughtful rumination does embrace sentimentality and earnest intentions.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros) (2018) The real heroism on display here is the filmmakers' renewal of the great screwball comedy.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
A- 86% Tully (2018) It's real and raw, bruising and bleak and honest to fault. All this makes it entirely wonderful as it's an unapologetic, unwavering, unvarnished look at motherhood.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
C 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Equal parts exciting and exhausting, the film's resonant emotional crux and solid supervillain are unfortunately outweighed by an overwhelming amount of ambition and scope.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
C- 20% La Ch'tite Famille (2018) Reminiscent of a mediocre comedy from the 90's, this predictable French farce is far less charming than it is pedestrian.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
C- 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Tending to be a paint-by-numbers romcom over an innovative comedic treatise on superficiality, it's noticeably lacking in Schumer's branded wit, wisdom and acerbic bite.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) Though it shows the occasional blip of rollicking good camp and goofy charm, it primarily takes itself far too seriously for its own good. ‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
D- 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) This gasser of a schlocky horror film should only be experienced on a dare.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A- 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) The film goes into some fascinating places, serving as social commentary and a valuable lesson on being an assertive woman in the music business.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
A- 83% Blockers (2018) This is not only sex-positive, honest and absurdly hilarious, but it's bound to give parental relationships everywhere the healthy communicative tools they need.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) You may think you know the whole story, but Curran's feature showcases a whole other side to the facts, whilst simultaneously crafting a timely cautionary tale for today.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
D 52% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) This is an absolute chore to sit through.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
C- 49% The Miracle Season (2018) Even though Line's legacy manages to shine through, instilling audiences with a heartfelt message, a less paint-by-numbers film was left in the locker room.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
21% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) On the whole, it's ridiculous, incredulous and outlandish, but at least Perry knows how to make his practically-trademarked brand of crazy valued clap-back entertainment.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
B 73% Ready Player One (2018) This is a hugely entertaining thrill ride that opens up further the more times you press play.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Even though this film does all the things a sequel supposed to do, it still manages to deliver a tepid, lukewarm response.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018