Kristen Lopez

Kristen Lopez
Tomatometer-approved critic

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% 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
67% 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
77% 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
65% 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
21% 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
40% The Upside (2019) Perpetuating the idea that people with disabilities are entitled fat cats isn't a good look. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) Playing like a modern-day parody of '80s fantasy films like Clash of the Titans, Aquaman embraces the camp, the zany, and the weird. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It's the sequel to Bedknobs and Broomsticks I always wanted, but misses the mark of being a Mary Poppins feature. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mary Queen of Scots does a decent job of laying out the foundations of Mary Stuart's importance, even if it often feels like it's leapfrogging through history. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet takes the characters into a whole new world, relying on Disney tropes of old and moving them into an environment that's changed so much since video games were in vogue. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
94% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is a tart examination of power dynamics among women that should be consumed by those who love their humor dark and their history complex. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
84% Creed II (2018) Creed II lacks the panache of the original installment but has enough emotion and inspiration to find itself a perfect fit for the Rocky franchise - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
72% Destroyer (2018) Inserting a woman into this male-dominated genre could yield positive results, but Destroyer ends up self-destructing. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
100% Blowin' Up (2018) A female-focused story of survival and friendship that transcends the typical story of doom and gloom that usually accompanies these characters. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
54% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Under the Silver Lake is a giant piece of gold-flaked poo that thinks it's special when it should be flushed away. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
95% Ray & Liz (2018) The photographer turned director crafts a searing narrative about families and the lack of compassion that derives from tough circumstances - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
94% CAM (2018) Cam's Daniel Goldhaber and Isa Mazzei enter the horror genre with a frightening expose of femininity and sexuality in the 21st century. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Though often too wrapped up in memory to confront the hard questions, Cuaron's passion shines through in Roma to create a feature that's splendidly arranged. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
95% Jinn (2018) Jinn is an emotionally charged film of moving brilliance with a trio of women, both on-screen and off, - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
60% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux is an eccentric, shallow story of musical narcissism that hobbles Natalie Portman with a grating caricature of pop stardom. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2018) [Cartol] is quiet, but it's impossible not to see her, both as a character and as a human. There's an inner light bursting to break free, yet it's evident it's buried under decades of struggle. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) On the Basis of Sex says we should be emotional. Leder and screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman craft a movie about how passion and intensity are the values of those who change the world. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
65% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is a wild phantasmagoria that gets into your bones and requires multiple viewings to even begin to understand its dark heart - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Malek is forced to carry this film, and much of his performance is flamboyance and kitsch masquerading as personality. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
93% Private Life (2018) Private Life is an intimate drama we've seen before, but it leads to so many provocative questions about the individual versus the family. - Spectrum Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Another great entry by the Coen brothers -Lauren Humphries-Brooks - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
29% Venom (2018) A waste of a perfectly good Tom Hardy. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
86% A Simple Favor (2018) Paul Feig is a modern-day George Cukor. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3.5/5 70% The Happy Prince (2018) Everett is a massive Wilde fan, and knowing his appreciation for the material makes up for its deficiencies in style. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times at the El Royale is a rollicking good time of '60s nostalgia, paranoia, and dark comedy you'll want to see again as soon as the credits start. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
92% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) At times the whole affair plays like the best film school - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star is Born is a series of cliches that work well together. When the music is playing and Cooper and Gaga sing, it's magic. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give is a must-see drama with shining performances from Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) We Have Always Lived in the Castle shows off Stacie Passon's directorial flair, and both Farmiga and Daddario are exemplary in roles that would be difficult to translate off the page. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
47% The Sentinel (1977) The scene stealer, though, is Burgess Meredith as Alison's neighbor, Charles Chazen. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) The movie is akin to sitting down with your friends and having a great chat. I'd easily have watched a longer cut of this. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
13% Life Itself (2018) It's actually funny that Fogelman enjoys referencing Tarantino so much in this movie because the script kills off more characters than Reservoir Dogs. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
86% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor is a grim, wickedly fun time at the movies...Raise your martinis for A Simple Favor. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) The creature feature equivalent of white bread. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
8/10 96% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) What Lacy focuses on is the struggle one woman went through to avoid being what men wanted her to be and, by extension, what society wanted her to be. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 60% Operation Finale (2018) Operation Finale is a film perfectly suited for the beginning of September. It'll keep you engaged in the moment, yet will disappear completely by the time the real awards contenders pop up in a few weeks. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The movie is a wonderful foray into the romantic comedy genre with characters who feel familiar, while telling a story that will emotionally resonate with Asian and Asian-American audiences. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
73% Christopher Robin (2018) Instead, we're gifted 104-minutes of bland acting with little sense of worldbuilding. Christopher Robin's story isn't unique or interesting. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
94% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting is a film audiences will be deconstructing for years to come. It's a film that wears its contemporary bent on its sleeve while simultaneously bemoaning how being contemporary has robbed the city of Oakland of its diversity. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The Spy Who Dumped Me isn't a comedic masterpiece, but it's a pure summer popcorn flick you won't want to dump at the box office. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
2/5 43% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Hot Summer Nights will appease fans of Chalamet by his presence alone, but this is a movie that plays like a CW-infused take on the nostalgic drug drama. - Spectrum Culture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
6/10 89% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is a mixed bag. It's an intriguing look at an unseen Hollywood player who you either love to hate or believe wholeheartedly. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission: Impossible - Fallout is the most emblematic of the entire series. If you've watched this one, odds are you've watched all the previous ones. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018