Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B- 98% The Go-Go's (2020) "The Go-Go's" is an entertaining and well-put together package on a musical group who should command the respect of their male peers. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
C- 88% AKA Jane Roe (2020) One of the most significant figures in the 20th Century is divisive, but it would have been great to narrow the focus to her feelings about that divisiveness and not the people who profited. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
No Score Yet Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016) A heartwrenching story of familial flaws and the mythologizing of people deceased, there's enough memories and heart to entice you. - Cinema Sentries EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
92% Night Warning (1983) A kooky little 80s movie worth seeking out if you want to know what William Asher was directing during the decade. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
1.5/4 29% Lovesick (2014) Lovesick plays fast and loose with the term, and it never finds that balance where love becomes sick. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
C+ 78% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) Considering how sanitized "What Remains Behind" is with regards to Wood's rebellious tendencies it's a strawman argument to situate Wood against famous self-destructive stars. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
86% Emma. (2020) Its composition leads to a stark formality that's overall cold in tone, with the question of just whom this new version is meant to appeal to left lingering like a light spring breeze. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
78% 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
74% The Lodge (2020) A contender for most haunting feature of the year. - The Movie Isle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The Rhythm Section lacks any rhythm of its own. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
75% 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
21% 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
21% 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
19% 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
51% 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
85% 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
68% 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
91% 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
94% 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
38% 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
97% Rocks (2020) 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
77% 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
84% Our 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
78% 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
78% Doctor Sleep (2019) [Doctor Sleep] is one of the year's best features. - FanSided EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
95% 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
83% 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
39% 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
44% 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
81% 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
83% 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
62% 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
77% 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
24% The Kitchen (2019) Andrea Berloff creates a film that's fun, affecting, and intense. - Citizen Dame EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019