Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey is a colorful and rollicking story that puts women front and center seeking autonomy, not just from their comic book origins but the fandom seeking the same old thing. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
72% The Lodge (2020) A contender for most haunting feature of the year. - The Movie Isle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
27% The Rhythm Section (2020) The Rhythm Section lacks any rhythm of its own. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen is a rollicking and biting look at everything from international relations to filmmaking, wrapped up in a veneer of polished elegance. - The Movie Isle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The ending certainly implies there's more gas in the tank for these characters. Smith and Lawrence remain wonderful. - The Movie Isle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
20% Like a Boss (2020) A comedy whose laughs come from men who don't know how women and business are operating in the modern world, Like a Boss is as expired as five-year-old mascara. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
20% The Grudge (2020) At 93 minutes, what is perceived as a slow burn is drawn out and painfully dull. The Grudge is another remake no one asked for, and the characters imply that as well. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
20% Cats (2019) Cats is a jellicle disaster (I'm using that term about as well as the movie does). The actors appear to enjoy embarrassing themselves, but that's the only enjoyment derived from this musical hellscape. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is made for one specific fan, and to appease them, it limits its storytelling and characterization to a sloppy degree. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
83% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy tugs on the heartstrings, but never in a way that's manipulative. Jordan and Foxx command your attention. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) Little Women is the cinematic equivalent of a warm hug or a mug of hot chocolate. It's a beautiful tale of family and love you'll wrap yourself up in. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
70% Bombshell (2019) [Bombshell] does nothing aside from retread old material with A-list stars in Halloween costumes. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The film would connect with anyone who's tried to teach their grandparents how to use the TV remote. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdies certainly know how to litter the frame with kinetic energy, but while everything is moving, there just isn't any depth to things. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) What should feel authentic can often feel hokey, sanitized and a fairy-tale of what a divorce could look like if people just got out of their own way. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
39% Black Christmas (2019) Takal and Wolfe craft a smart, deliciously terrifying feature that's poignant, timely and, for better or worse, timeless. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) The Aeronauts is a thrilling, at times terrifying, story of one woman's strength and endurance in one of the most dangerous climes possible. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
95% Rocks (2019) Sarah Gavron's Rocks is a film that hopes to hearken back to director Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, but can't seem to make us care for its leading lady and the questionable decisions she makes. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
76% Richard Jewell (2019) We will be talking about Paul Walter Hauser come Oscar time, because he is the bright, shining beacon which everyone and everything in Richard Jewell revolves around. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
83% Queen & Slim (2019) Queen & Slim is a masterclass. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
88% Deerskin (2020) Once it falls into murder and mayhem, it becomes as accessible as the best horror movies out there. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
77% The Friend (2020) The Friend is a misfire all the way around. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) This new take on Charlie's Angels seems confused about what exactly it wants to say and thus intrigues audiences with items that aren't explicitly the Angels themselves. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2 never rises above mediocre, answering questions that never needed to be asked and creating a burdensome narrative to tie everything together. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
46% Last Christmas (2019) Emma Thompson, last year's breakout star Henry Golding, and Emilia Clarke all flounder in this sedate, uninteresting, unfunny, and downright unromantic Christmas tragedy. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) [Doctor Sleep] is one of the year's best features. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) There is plenty to enjoy within The Irishman, unsurprising considering the movie clocks in at a prodigious 3 hours and 30 minutes. The problem is how spaced out the enjoyable moments are. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A welcome return to form, remembering what made the franchise so indelible: Linda Hamilton. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) The Current War is an actors showcase and everything is in service to the performances. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
79% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) The story of the National Enquirer comes to life in Scandalous, a vibrant true Hollywood story that pulls numerous twists and turns - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Mistress of Evil certainly rests comfortably on leading lady Angelina Jolie, but the script takes several gambles in its storytelling to create a rich and lush backstory for Jolie that ends up saving the rest of its fairy-tale narrative. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dolemite Is My Name is a loving tribute to Rudy Ray Moore and the blaxpolitation era. Murphy deserves an Oscar, plain and simple. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
43% The Addams Family (2019) The animated feature is a swirling mix of humor, balanced between the overtly adult and the childishly broad, whose quirkiness ends up offering an enchanting new take on the material. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Joker is a self-serious movie that, in spite of its lead, posits itself as revolutionary when it never hovers above bland and tasteless. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Renée Zellweger [gives] a breathtaking, transformative performance as the title star, infusing the pathos and humanity into her performance that the script can't seem to find. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is technologically breathtaking, but its narrative is a sleepy tale of daddy issues with Brad Pitt emerging from his most engaging role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, left to make sad eyes for two hours. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Lopez is captivating with all the right moves, and there's not a bad performance in the house, albeit most feel smaller. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) In a film all about "life, eh," there isn't a whole lot in it. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Equal parts bloated and plodding, IT: Chapter Two ends up a disappointing misfire. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) You best be ready to see this multiple times. It's the horror highlight of the year. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) If you're seeking a cutesy movie with some recognizable songs, this will do. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The story is fairly standard but is compensated by the monster effects. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
23% The Kitchen (2019) Andrea Berloff creates a film that's fun, affecting, and intense. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
96% Love, Antosha (2019) Love, Antosha isn't a sad film...but instead is meant to inspire, uplift, and ultimately prove that Yelchin was better than anybody could have dreamed of. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) This near-three-hour opus is a wandering mess of half-though ideas and interests. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) With hype so high the only way is down and Midsommar (that's mid-so-MAR) hits the wall with a fizzle, not a bang. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is one of the more disappointing movies in a year that's actually been pretty decent for music-based features. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
60% Ophelia (2019) [Claire] McCarthey and screenwriter Semi Chellas go above and beyond, crafting a true feminist interpretation of Ophelia that provokes your thoughts. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) This goes up there with the reboot of Poltergeist and Pet Sematary as features you won't remember were remade in a few years. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 lacks the heart and originality of the original trilogy but it remains a fun distraction with Woody and the gang. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019