Kate Gardner

Kate Gardner
Kate Gardner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Mary Sue
Publications: The Mary Sue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 84% Little Monsters (2019) [T]he film has some great moments, mostly centered on Miss Caroline kicking ass and the kids being kids. But there's too much emphasis on shock value humor... and there isn't quite enough poking fun at the genre to make it a savvy send up. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/5 68% Sister Aimee (2019) While a straight (pun intended) biopic about Aimee would be just as fascinating, the fictionalized story is a lot of fun, and I'm always here for a story that actively tries to shake up expectations. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The film is an achievement in big-budget horror storytelling, and an excellent adaptation of King's work. It is weird and messy and ultimately uplifting, with a strong cast and some serious scares. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) There's no big studio franchise plans set around Ready or Not, but rather just an excellent horror film that audiences have been responding positively to. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) It serves as a decent introduction to the world of horror for younger audiences and provides a horror film that the entire family can enjoy. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Verse is a triumphant work of art that is beautiful to behold, that gets better with each additional viewing. It embraces the truly remarkable spirit that makes Spider-Man so popular and why he is so important to so many fans. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
61% Stephen King's It (1990) Mostly, it's just campy fun. The actors are overly dramatic in the best way... The CGI is bad, and the scares aren't particularly scary, but it's a fun watch. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Pure popcorn fun, engaging and eye-catching. Just as the emotional beats tend to hit the mark, the action scenes hit their mark too. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) If the formula isn't broken, don't fix it. We all need popcorn horror fare, and the Conjuring franchise, and Annabelle, know how to deliver. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Bring some Kleenex and get ready to cry your heart out. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It streamlined the narrative and didn't dredge up the bad writing of Age of Ultron, which is always a net positive. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! was a delightful, sentimental superhero flick that is exactly what the doctor ordered for DC. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
5/5 93% Us (2019) Us is brilliant. Frightening in some parts, funny in others, and altogether a cinematic experience. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
82% Wonder Woman (2009) I wanted to love Wonder Woman, but it just doesn't hold up amid modern takes on the character and the Patty Jenkins film. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Overall, it's a strong superhero origin film, though I found myself more excited to see Carol grow as a character after her origin. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/5 63% Bird Box (2018) If you need a burst of apocalyptic horror over the holidays, this might be a decent fit. Otherwise, it's forgettable next to other horror offerings of the year. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3/5 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Overall, for a film trying to cash in on internet culture, it's not half bad. It doesn't go for any moralizing statements about screen time or get on a soapbox about the potential dangers of it all. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
1/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The film functioned as a reverse Mirror of Erised, showing me only things I desperately did not want. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) This film goes beyond a simple heist. This is a testament to women breaking ground in new genres, especially women of color. Go see this film as soon as you can, preferably with a large audience. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
66% Suspiria (2018) As the film built to a shocking climax I found the need for a female director more and more pressing... We need more feminist horror, but we need it told from a female perspective. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/5 87% First Man (2018) It feels as though there's been a tonal misstep; someone didn't read the room properly. We don't need apolitical platitudes. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Is it a comedy? Is it an action film? [Venom] makes no pretense of being anything more than a superhero film,... trading the thematic material present in most major superhero ventures for biting off people's heads. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
61% Summer '03 (2018) Audiences will be divided on some parts of the story, especially the romantic plot between Jamie and Luke, but for Gleason's talents alone as a storyteller and director, it's worth giving the film a shot. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 92% Searching (2018) If you're looking for a fresh take on the thriller genre, I highly suggest you check this one out. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
7% Slender Man (2018) The problem with Slender Man is that it's simply not a good movie... There was a chance here to make a truly frightening film about a popular urban legend, but it comes too late and marked by too much tragedy for it to work. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018