Kristen Lopez

Kristen Lopez
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% 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
59% 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
98% 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
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) The latest installment in the long-running Godzilla franchise is more of the same with an insipid blend of characters and monsters you can't appreciate. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
55% Ma (2019) An audacious entry into camp, Ma gives Octavia Spencer a chance to go completely over-the-top and off-the-rails to deliciously fun effect. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
87% Ladies in Black (2018) It's a film whose cast is utterly sweet and lovely to look at even if the movie feels incredibly thin. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) This is easily the hyperkinetic director's most sedate feature. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
93% Echo In the Canyon (2019) Echo in the Canyon truly sings! - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
48% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) The Sun is Also a Story is a compassionate and old-fashioned romance with a progressive story relevant to today. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
No Score Yet Ask for Jane (2019) The story demands to be told and seen by the widest audiences possible. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
14% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle is just plain dumb. Wilson's shtick is so overdone, it's growing mold, and though Hathaway is the scene stealer she's doing all the work for zero reward. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
54% Charlie Says (2019) Charlie Says is a difficult movie that strips away the Hollywood veneer to a well-worn true crime story. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
35% Poms (2019) Poms isn't going for any awards, but its rah-rah spirit is in the right place. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is a love letter to the character, as well as a shameless marketing tool to get kids to buy him in abundance. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) Someone Great takes the romantic comedy down new paths. - Zimbio EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) Someone Great certainly lives up to its title. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame certainly showed there was one and it was just what we needed. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
80% Fast Color (2019) Lorraine Toussaint is the film's MVP, giving a bravura performance. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
46% Little (2019) Little has its fair share of issues, particularly with Gordon's script which is trite and ill-defined, but its consistently peppy humor and engaging leads make this a solid investment. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
92% The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019) The Boy Band Con is a strong crash course in learning about the boy band world, but it feels like much is left unspoken. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
64% Unicorn Store (2019) Unicorn Store won't set the world on fire, but it reminds women that should appreciate the things they love, no matter how silly they are. - Zimbio EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) I don't want wanna be buried with THIS Pet Sematary. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
91% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is a heartwarming story that talks about finding the joy in being a hero, and in finding the family that understands you. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
15% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) The Haunting of Sharon Tate is certainly never boring and is a cathartic tale of revenge that doesn't feel as exploitative as you feared it might. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
46% Dumbo (2019) Disney's recent trend of remaking their own movies is a cash grab because audiences know this. The problem is they're becoming terrible at hiding it and the proof is within Dumbo itself. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
94% Us (2019) While it doesn't nail down the climax, Us is a highly unpredictable, unique, and haunting horror feature that tethers itself to you. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
72% Teen Spirit (2019) Minghella's painterly eye and intoxicating aesthetic is infectious like the most immortal pop songs are. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Wilde's keen directorial eye crafts a film that's almost verite-level in its authenticity and portrayal of teen girls today. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% We Are The Radical Monarchs (2019) Goldstein Knowlton's movie is enjoyable and the topic itself is important, but there is an air of the generic to everything. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Knock Down the House (2019) Rachel Lears tells a story that's inspiring and urges all of us to...aim further and higher. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
55% The Beach Bum (2019) A pretentious, erratic, uninteresting movie that revels in masculinity and hedonism. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Maras' unflinching portrait of a city under siege will leave you shaken. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
93% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters is unlike any zombie film you've seen. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
83% Go Back to China (2019) Go Back to China is a pastel-coated confection that deals with familial resentment and feminine autonomy in ways that are relatable and lively to watch. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
92% Well Groomed (2019) Watch this with your own dog, just leave your shears at home. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
94% Time For Ilhan (2018) Norah Shapiro captures a slice of life that's as commanding as it is heartening. Time for Ilhan will restore your faith in the political system, small as it may be, and show you the revolution that's being started and continues today! - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) A great superhero origin story hobbled by the corporation using it for their own selfish purposes. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
60% Greta (2019) Greta is about 15 years too late to be progressive. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
63% Bird Box (2018) Finale aside, Bird Box is a taut thriller that keeps you hooked. - Zimbio EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
63% Outlaw King (2018) Despite a dynamic performance by Chris Pine, the film has a rote "been there, done that" quality that will be hard to vanquish. - Zimbio EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
88% Life After Flash (2017) Life After Flash is as entertaining as the film that birthed it. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
69% The Changeover (2019) Erana James is a star in the making while Timothy Spall is delightful as a throwback baddie. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Rothe is an incredibly empathetic performer, and watching her grapple with some heavy life choices pulls you even closer to her. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) It's hard to get too mad at what amounts to a sweet, funny throwback that revels in being cute. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Anna and her friends come to understand the most frightening aspect of adulthood, realizing that friends and parents won't always be there to help you, and that the biggest fear is having to stand on your own two feet. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Horror Noire is essential viewing for any cinema fan. A documentary that isn't afraid to have the subjects praise, and just as often damn, the features that have inspired countless people to pursue horror. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) It's a movie that revels in being standoffish while simultaneously using that as an excuse to all those who don't like it. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
20% Serenity (2019) There's absolutely nothing like Serenity out there. It's so insane, weird, dumb, and funny that you'll be enthralled. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019