Louisa Moore

Louisa Moore
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Ever since she was a child, Louisa has loved cinema. While other kids would sneak downstairs to watch cartoons on weekend mornings, she was the kid who would secretly watch ?At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert. Subscriptions to film magazines were here favorite gifts, and movie posters her favorite decor. Louisa has continued her love affair with the movies by founding the review site Screen Zealots, where she reviews both wide releases and indies from events like the Sundance Film Festival. She is President of the Online Association of Female Film Critics, member of the Nevada Film Critics Society, and a programming screener for the San Diego Film Festival.
Publications: Screen Zealots

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Why praise a movie that panders (with a symbolic pat on the head) to the audience it is supposed to empower? - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A bittersweet goodbye with sweeping visuals and a heartfelt ending to one of the best modern animated movie franchises. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
1/5 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Those seeking horror will be frustrated with its wacky, nerdy slant, ensuring this film will irritate both those in search of scares and those bookish enough to appreciate a smarter sci-fi thriller. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) A wacky, strange opus of vengeful violence that'll please fans wanting to watch Liam Neeson do some good old fashioned killin'. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) The lazy referencing of many other films in the genre doesn't make for a very original experience. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
1.5/5 64% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) An unfunny, unsuccessful, elitist spoof about what happens when art and commerce collide. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
2.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Those unfamiliar with the source material may find enough to enjoy about this ambitious, futuristic tale of a strong, half-human heroine - until they become overloaded with pointless action sequences and a sprawling story. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 46% What Men Want (2019) Accurately portrays what it's like to be a hardworking woman in a man's world, and does so with a goofy grace and playfulness that's contagious. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The timeless legend of King Arthur is repurposed for a new generation in this rapid-paced, old-fashioned, throwback quest story that's great for kids as well as adults. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 19% Serenity (2019) As off-kilter as anything you'll ever see, this film is awful, but it's also wonderful in its own absurd, nonsensical, coo-coo bananas way. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Sunlit Night (2019) Don't bother trying to connect the dots because this movie is all over the place. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3.5/5 62% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Proves that you're never too old to laugh at silly rude humor, a bumbling principal, or your mom's doofus boyfriend. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3.5/5 92% Paddleton (2019) A tenderly funny yet sad bromance dramedy that gives a decidedly male perspective on friendship, mortality, and morality. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
2/5 88% The Sharks (2019) Garibaldi writes with an honesty about fluctuating teenage desires, but the theme of isolation makes for a dreadfully boring movie. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3.5/5 94% Sweetheart (2019) Survival thriller meets creature feature in this bare-bones, female-driven genre film. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 100% Sister Aimee (2019) A satisfying blend of vintage comedy, western, romance, and musical elements, all combined to make one heck of a good tall tale. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 71% The Tomorrow Man (2019) A low-key, charming, and perfect reminder that we should all live in the moment and stop worrying so much about our future. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 90% Before You Know It (2019) The story is one of insecurity, veracity, and vulnerability, a little movie with a natural sincerity that you won't find in huge studio films. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3/5 62% Paradise Hills (2019) Paradise Hills may prove to be exasperating at times, but it's brazen, interesting, and one worth admiring for its gutsy originality. What a beautiful mess indeed. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
0.5/5 36% Corporate Animals (2019) Falls into the category of one of the worst cinematic offenders of all: the unfunny comedy. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
2/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Fighting With My Family feels like it was chewed up and spit out in a uniform box from the inspirational sports movie factory. Every emotional trope is trotted out on full display in this watered-down biopic. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 83% Light From Light (2019) This beautifully understated film finds meaning in the human connection through a shared experience of sadness, loneliness, and loss. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4.5/5 91% Little Monsters (2019) This unrestrained exercise in absurdity is the irresistible, big-hearted zombie comedy we've all been waiting for. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
2.5/5 79% Photograph (2019) A beautiful ending can't erase the abundant dull moments beforehand. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
2/5 79% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The Death of Dick Long goes too far by taking the dramatic route instead of playing the revolting cause of Dick's death totally for laughs. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 88% The Nightingale (2019) Relentlessly brutal, The Nightingale may be a period film at heart, but the parallels to the social bias minorities face on a daily basis is just as relevant in present day. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 93% Hail Satan? (2019) A wildly entertaining documentary about The Satanic Temple that charms as much as it educates, and one that, believe it or not, is even a bit inspiring - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 80% The Lodge (2019) This nightmare-inducing thriller is as unsettling as they come, a wildly unpredictable story that misdirects in a way that doesn't annoy. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) A crowd-pleasing if ultimately dull bit of cinematic flattery directed towards the beloved feminist icon. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman may be the movie Arthur Curry's alter-ego deserves, an epic spectacle of ludicrous joy that's as dreadfully terrible as it is thrilling. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
1/5 37% Glass (2019) A long-winded, thinly-premised, half-baked mess of a movie. It appears Shyamalan has both given up and run out of steam. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
4/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) The love story between a woman and an older man is one that you've seen many times onscreen before, but there's something about the stark black and white visuals and the sparse narrative that deliver a bittersweet emotional punch. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/5 73% Destroyer (2018) In a year of tenacious onscreen female leads, it's even more disappointing that Kidman is wasted in a predictable film like this. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 93% Private Life (2018) The story is far from universal, and the characters will fail to elicit much sympathy from those who haven't experienced similar issues, but this is a well written film that's worth watching. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4.5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The theme of living your best life despite the hand you're dealt, especially when the two young lovers represent the shattered hopes and dreams of us all, is one that's as hopeful as it is depressing. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/5 66% Vice (2018) The film isn't satirical or edgy enough to examine the political narrative in a fresh or meaningful way. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
3.5/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) A family-friendly, energetic surprise that injects fresh new life into the abysmal franchise. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) A joyless test of endurance where you will absolutely feel every single second that ticks away in the theater. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) In this Western anthology film, the shorts that are the strongest more than make up for the flaws in the others. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 93% First Reformed (2018) The parallels of the destructive natures of polluters are likened to organized religion, as the poison is nearly one and the same. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 96% Roma (2018) The detailed artistry is outstanding, but visionary flair coupled with poignant authenticity doesn't necessarily make an entertaining movie. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) A film that could be a good contender for both an Oscar as well as a Razzie. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) A bawdy, twisted, and unsettling film that is guaranteed to be discussed in creative circles for years to come. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) A melodramatic, overstuffed, cornball of a movie. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) A film geek achievement in offbeat originality that delivers a fresh and fun twist on the zombie genre. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
1.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) A too long, too weak, too confusing jumble of characters and ideas that most outside of the hardcore Harry Potter fan base will struggle to find any enjoyment. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
1.5/5 7% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) This is bargain basement stuff that deserves to be treated as such. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2.5/5 81% Boy Erased (2018) Boy Erased seems to be little more than slightly insincere Oscar bait. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) This charming sequel is a creative, sweet adventure tale of loyalty and friendship that will delight adults and kids alike. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
3/5 81% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family has a positive message and admirable ambition, and its heart is in the right place. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018