Kimber Myers

Kimber Myers
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
67% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021) This trip is filled with goofy fun, though it wanders enough to occasionally test the attention spans of those neither young enough nor high enough to be in the film's target audience. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
B 74% Jumbo (2021) From its opening moments lit by neon lights and set to the soundtrack of their gentle buzz, Jumbo marks a heady debut for writer-director Zoé Wittock. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) Returning director Michael Fimognari and screenwriter Katie Lovejoy have made a love letter to all of these characters - not just Lara Jean and Peter - and audiences will find it hard not to be smitten too. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
78% The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things" adds a wrinkle to the genre with its nerdy but accessible slant of comedy, fantasy and romance. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
83% Finding 'Ohana (2021) [W]hile its beats are familiar, TV director Jude Weng's debut feature diverges from its well-worn path when it matters, staying true to its heart and love of Hawaiian culture. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
D+ 47% The Little Things (2021) The devil is in the details in The Little Things, a serial killer thriller devoid of any of the (ahem) fleshing out that makes these types of films worth watching. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
B+ 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) Julia Hart's I'm Your Woman is a refreshing take on the throwback '70s crime picture, as seen through new perspectives. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
A 94% Nomadland (2021) Nomadland is a humanist masterpiece ... This is a quiet film, but never a dull one, with shots and themes that will continue to resonate ... - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2020
B+ 89% Run (2020) It's a lean 90 minutes, and you want the experience to be over in the best of ways: it's almost too intense at points, and you need to take a breath. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
C- 49% The Witches (2020) The Witches leans more maudlin than macabre, with only a wild performance from [Anne] Hathaway making it remotely interesting. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
C 68% The Glorias (2020) [Julie] Taymor's film doesn't proffer a biography of a real person; instead, this feels like the deified version, which shortchanges [Gloria] Steinem, her human story, and everyone she has inspired along the way. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
B 69% Rent-A-Pal (2020) While [the] methods for trying to find companionship are all decades-old ... the emotions at the core of Rent-A-Pal don't feel that distant from 2020 and its digital solutions for human connection. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
B 86% I Used to Go Here (2020) I Used to Go Here balances its wistful approach to college days with genuine thoughtfulness about adulthood. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
B- 77% Summerland (2020) Despite its name (and July release date), Summerland is a film for cozy times, bundled up in a sweater with a honeyed mug of tea cupped in hands. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
B+ 94% Babyteeth (2020) Babyteeth is authentic and unexpected, thanks to both [director Shannon] Murphy's confident style and the nuanced script from Rita Kalnejais ... - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
C+ 70% The High Note (2020) Like a ... pop song that leaves your head the second it's over, The High Note is pleasant enough while you're experiencing it, but it refuses to linger after the credits roll. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
B 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) It's not subtle, but How to Build a Girl shouldn't be a quiet movie; it's as loud and full of life as its central character ... - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
A 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) At once as intimate as a sigh and as urgent as a klaxon, Never Rarely Sometimes Always is an essential film about abortion that arrives at a critical time. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
A- 92% Relic (2020) This is the first horror movie that not only made me gasp but also made me sob, struggling to catch a breath at the beauty and tragedy of what James creates on screen. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
B+ 75% The Other Lamb (2020) The Other Lamb is the type of film that leaves audiences thinking about its images and ideas once the folky credits song begins to play, and for hours afterward. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
No Score Yet Billy Boy (Juvenile) (2018) "Billy Boy" is ambitious in its structure, style and editing, but the final product is disjointed and irritating. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
50% The Mindfulness Movement (2020) Director Robert Beemer's feature debut is marked by good intentions, but post-production issues keep it from being successful in its aims. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
67% Almost Love (2020) A few strong moments from its stars brighten the film, but it's never more than a mildly enjoyable diversion. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
61% Tape (2020) While "Tape" is admirable in its aims to frankly explore what happens behind closed doors, it's less laudable in its execution. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
89% Banana Split (2020) Regardless of how far audience members are from their own post-high school, pre-college summer like these teens, there's still truth and plenty of laughter here that feels specific to their experience yet universal to anyone who's had a BFF. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
26% Hooking Up (2020) While not everything connects in the movie, "Hooking Up" is saved by the efforts of Snow and Richardson. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
86% The Dog Doc (2020) However, its chill, holistic view of the clinic and its canine patients will likely appeal to pet lovers and wellness devotees alike, although the allergic and the skeptics might find their minds wandering toward its end. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
68% Ride Like a Girl (2019) "Ride Like a Girl" never finds its rhythm, alternately moving too fast and too slow, as it often leaves the audience behind in the dust. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
52% I Still Believe (2020) Those looking for inspiration will find it without looking too hard, but those who don't attend church regularly will be as bored as they would be by a sermon. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
81% Go Back to China (2020) Not every note rings true, but this breezy pop song of a movie is mostly fun while it lasts. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
87% Swallow (2020) Writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis has made a feminist film that lodges deep in your throat, taking up residence in your chest as you struggle to breathe. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
64% All the Bright Places (2020) Though it's not without humor, "All the Bright Places" takes teens' emotions seriously and will move romantics of any age - in possibly unexpected ways. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
100% Lost in America (2020) These stories are powerful enough to push past the documentary's filmmaking missteps and still make an impact on its audience. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
60% You Go to My Head (2020) De Clercq's clear directorial talent gives the film the illusion of respectability, but it can't remove the sweaty sheen of smarm. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
7% Fantasy Island (2020) The movie can only be classified as something truly terrible, escaping any other categorization that would make it resemble an actual film. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
79% Buffaloed (2020) [I]t's hard to begrudge "Buffaloed" too much; this is a fast, fun watch that succeeds largely on the charms of its star and the able hands of its director. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
36% Waiting for Anya (2020) This adaptation of Michael Morpugo's children's novel means well, but its insipid approach to history makes watching it feel like a homework assignment. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
88% 37 Seconds (2019) This isn't the anodyne, awards-baiting film about disability that viewers might be used to; instead, Hikari's feature debut is sensitive and empathetic, showing a young woman who is more than just her cerebral palsy. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) While [Perkins] offers a stunning feast for the eyes, the substance is likely to leave viewers still hungry. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
90% My Name is Myeisha (2020) What might have worked in theater doesn't translate here, particularly the repetition of words and phrases that feel true to the original medium but grate here on screen. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
17% Elsewhere (2020) Jiménez's script is often charming and funny, but it lacks the precision and specificity that make the best films about sad-sack protagonists stand out. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
68% Troop Zero (2020) "Troop Zero" is bursting with personality and stylistic flourishes; it might be too twee for some, but it's better to let yourself be won over by its sincerity and sweetness, tempered by just enough sadness and quirk. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
No Score Yet The End of Quantum Reality (2020) "The End of Quantum Reality" might find interest in the more conspiracy-minded corners of Reddit, but others will struggle to make it through its opaque 86 minutes. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
C 21% Like a Boss (2020) Best consumed after a few (pitchers of) mimosas at a girls brunch, Like a Boss is going to stick with you for less time than the hangover will. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
38% Black Christmas (2019) Fans of the original ... might not love writer-director Sophia Takal's take, but Black Christmas is a fun film that gets its kicks out of literally smashing the patriarchy. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
No Score Yet First Love (2019) Low-key indie "First Love" has some interesting but fleeting moments in its story of twins in crisis, but it feels like a first draft whose script could have used more fleshing out, particularly in the characterization of its leads. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
No Score Yet A New Christmas (2019) While holiday spirit made the Grinch's heart expand, "A New Christmas" will shrivel the souls of some viewers. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
100% Cavale (2019) "Cavale" is an imperfect film, but it's evidence that Gourmel will be a filmmaker to watch. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
100% To Kid or Not to Kid (2019) The film wanders a bit in that exploration, lacking a structure that might make it more effective in having the conversation, but there's value in broaching the topic. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
100% Everybody's Everything (2019) Devotees will appreciate a different look at their fallen idol, while those who aren't familiar with his music might find the film a bit long at nearly two hours but will see what the appeal was to those who loved him. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019