Ian Thomas Malone

Ian Thomas Malone
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Ian Thomas Malone is an author and transgender activist. She earned her B.A. at Boston College in 2013, where she founded The Rock at Boston College and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University. Ian?s treatise The Transgender Manifesto is a bestseller in LGBT non-fiction. Her work has been featured in the online editions of the National Review, INSIDER, Bustle, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and the Irish Examiner. She is currently working on contributions to academic books on James Cameron, Netflix, Star Trek: Voyager, and Tumblr. Ian lives in Long Beach, California.
Publications: Ian Thomas Malone, FanSided

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
40% Dreamcatcher (2021) While Dreamcatcher drags a bit in the second half, it's interesting to watch a stylistically-talented director grapple with his film's moral quandaries in real-time. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
74% Boss Level (2021) Grillo approaches the lead role with such vibrant joy, a non-stop crowd-pleasing performance. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
91% Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words (2019) It's easy to see Ruth possessing the most impact with future generations of schoolchildren who may not be as familiar with RBG's career as audiences in the present day. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
56% Man of Steel (2013) While Cavill never really gets a chance to make the film his own, the quality of the performances are enough to salvage the film's many shortcomings. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
83% Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez (2021) Time and time again, Spain is presented as less of a countercultural figure than an edgelord looking to flip the bird at anyone and everyone. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
No Score Yet Workhorse Queen (2021) Mrs. Kasha Davis inspires through her endless perseverance and charm, an entertaining entry into the LGBTQ film canon. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
No Score Yet Wonder (2020) The triumph of Wonder comes from the way it handles a complex subject with a sixteen-minute runtime. This isn't a portrait of Sammy's life, but a snapshot of a pivotal moment. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
64% Prime Time (2021) Piatek impresses as he wrestles with themes of visibility and control throughout the narrative, a strong debut for the talented director. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
100% Playing with Sharks (2021) Fitting for its subject's career, Playing with Sharks presents its remarkable footage of sharks without evoking anxiety from its audience. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
72% Cryptozoo (2021) It becomes rather jarring to watch the inventive animation dragged down by such a superficially bland narrative, a film at war with itself. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
95% Cusp (2021) Bethencourt and Hill perfect a technique where their subjects seem barely aware of the cameras at all, a rare triumph in filmmaking. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
84% Passing (2021) Hall's film is a mediative reflection on identity, propelled by superb lead performances and powerful cinematography. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) King's third act delivers the gold standard that all biopics should aspire to live up to, a keen understanding of history and legacy. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
67% The Blazing World (2021) Young's technical skills as a director can't overcome the gaping hole at the center of her narrative where there should be a story. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
38% Users (2021) For all the visual beauty to soak in, Users doesn't have enough substance for the mind to digest. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
90% Together Together (2021) There a few times where it feels like Helms and Harrison are compensating for the script's deficiencies. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
86% We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021) Never once sharing the stage with another human being, Cobb makes a remarkable debut. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
91% Pleasure (2021) For all the obvious deliberation that went into the worldbuilding, Thyberg's script hinders Bella in a way that Kappel's performance can't completely overcome. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
76% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Sono provides Cage with a worthy playground for the actor to showcase his unique skillset. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
80% Ma Belle, My Beauty (2021) Ma Belle, My Beauty is a beautifully shot film that suffers from an underdeveloped premise and a lack of chemistry between its leads. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
69% Land (2021) Alternating between rustic and amateurish, Wright's directing leaves a lot to be desired. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
93% Mass (2021) With grace typically reserved for the stage, all four leads easily deliver the best performances of their respective careers. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
92% Captains of Za'atari (2021) El Arabi captures a moment of triumph that puts the pursuit in perspective. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
100% The Pink Cloud (2021) Under unexpected scrutiny from an audience with a newfound connection to the problems presented, Gerbase's narrative holds up quite well. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
87% Violation (2021) Sims-Fewer delivers a powerful performance in the lead role, capturing the essence of the feelings of isolation that many experience after sexual harassment. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
65% First Date (2021) While the laughs keep rolling at a pretty steady pace throughout the film, the pacing does hit a couple of speed bumps in the third act. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
79% In The Earth (2021) Wheatley shows off his considerable talents with his minimalist narrative, a highly ambitious film that succeeds in spite of a few flaws. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
75% Eight for Silver (2021) Ellis crafts an absolutely beautiful film that has no substance. He has a great sense for framing a scene, with no ability to elicit emotion. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
70% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) Ascher proudly entertains the half-baked musings of the same sorts of dudes who worship Elon Musk tweets. Breathtakingly bad. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
97% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) The film thoroughly explains the power of the show's founding individuals, but doesn't particularly care to lay out what it feels the show is missing in their absence. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
86% Strawberry Mansion (2021) Strawberry Mansion gives a glimpse of a world where we can appreciate the fleeting moments, the ones that don't last forever on your camera roll. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
84% On the Count of Three (2021) The choppy messaging is bound to rub some people the wrong way, but the film impresses through its meditative engagement of the material. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
69% How It Ends (2021) The film's crowning achievement might be the way it makes you miss meeting people, if only for a moment. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
57% Mother Schmuckers (2021) Mother Schmuckers is a celebration of laughter as an artform, pure joy from start to finish. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
74% The Most Beautiful Boy in the World (2021) The Most Beautiful Boy in the World is a harrowing, deeply moving experience that captures a star as gravity forces it back to earth. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
83% Son of Monarchs (2020) Son of Monarchs explores the nature of passion from a three-dimensional lens, a rewarding journey from a confident director. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
100% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) Riera's film dazzles both as a tribute to Moreno's trailblazing career and a contemplative piece exploring life's great inequities. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
100% Flee (2020) Flee blurs the lines between documentary and biopic, a relentlessly haunting masterpiece by an extremely innovative filmmaker. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
87% Censor (2021) Censor is a visually stunning film that's dragged down by an incohesive narrative. There are too many ideas left unexplored to make for a compelling experience. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
95% CODA (2021) Backed by a spectacular cast and Heder's emotionally charged script, Coda is an electrifying cinematic experience. Few films depict family drama so beautifully. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
42% Haymaker (2021) Sasso put together an ambitious film, one that consistently strives to be more than its budget would allow. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
97% Two of Us (Deux) (2021) Sukowa and Chevallier elevate the film's lazy premise, a powerful romance that shines brighter than the abundant cliches. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2021
95% Ham on Rye (2020) Few films capture the essence of high school quite as effectively as Ham on Rye, which refuses to paint this era as anything but awkward and absurd. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2021
95% Soul (2020) Soul manages to speak to its broad demographics simultaneously, never letting weighty themes drag down its engaging narrative. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) A meandering slog that evokes little other than pity for its title hero. Diana deserves better than this too-often joyless mess of a narrative. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
82% Happiest Season (2020) Happiest Season is a sloppy, regressive mess full of one-note characters. This films sends all the wrong messages about tolerance in the year 2020. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
68% The Last Blockbuster (2020) The Last Blockbuster triumphs in its dual objectives of capturing a national phenomenon and an intimate family business, a beautiful love letter to film. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
92% Dear Santa (2020) Dear Santa is an inclusive film perfect for all ages, especially the little tots who go to bed eager for a visit from the big man himself. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
86% Jasper Mall (2020) The beauty of Jasper Mall is through its ability to retain an upbeat narrative while never losing sight of the inevitably bleak outcome. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2020
100% 76 Days (2020) 76 Days is a powerful wake up call to anyone not taking this pandemic seriously, a gut-wrenching display of the stakes at hand. - Ian Thomas Malone EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020