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
3 / 5 71% Teenage Badass (2020) A movie with heart, soul, and a little bit of rock and roll. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
2.5 / 5 92% Summerland (2020) Summerland has little you haven't seen before, but the genuine sentiment drives the heart of this likeably imperfect project. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
2 / 5 73% Tenet (2020) A solid 3.5 star movie rating was unfolding. Then the big shootout battle reared its ugly head and the film became an overindulgent mash-up of Inception and 1917 that led to a dramatic drop-off in quality - and my interest. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4 / 5 100% All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) All In: The Fight for Democracy is inspiring when you sit back and look at how far we've come, yet depressing when you realize how far we still have to go. Your vote matters, even if your country tells you it doesn't. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
4 / 5 83% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) A strange and abstract film that will elicit one of two reactions as the final credits roll: you'll immediately want to watch it again, or you'll throw up your hands in disgust and anger. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
2.5 / 5 67% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) A talky, sophisticated film that caters to the highbrow art loving crowd. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
2 / 5 33% The New Mutants (2020) If you're a disinterested teen looking for some mild, gore-less action and pubescent angst, The New Mutants may be just what the doctor ordered. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
2.5 / 5 92% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) There's a disappointment that quickly took hold after screening Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets that only manifested when I found out the film's big secret. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
2.5 / 5 94% Boys State (2020) The topic isn't compelling enough to sustain a full-length documentary, most of the subjects come across as unlikable, entitled little brats, and co-directors McBaine and Moss seem to lack an understanding or willingness to follow the real story. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
4 / 5 88% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) The best way to destigmatize mental illness is to talk about it openly, and Words on Bathroom Walls is an earnest exercise in starting the uncomfortable conversation. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2020
3 / 5 47% Unhinged (2020) A conventional psycho stalker movie that delivers what most audiences thirst for when it comes to getting a hefty serving of violent thrills. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
2 / 5 62% Chemical Hearts (2020) When it comes to teen-centered, dramatic romance films, Chemical Hearts languishes in mediocre territory, never coming close to its gold standard counterparts. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
3.5 / 5 58% Random Acts of Violence (2020) Disturbing and challenging, Random Acts of Violence demands a lot from viewers as it raises heavy questions about artistic responsibility, morality, and violence. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
3 / 5 85% I Used to Go Here (2020) Normally a movie like this would have a whiny, insufferable lead character, but the appealing turn from Gillian Jacobs and the film's overall relaxed, laid-back vibe are delightfully charming. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
3.5 / 5 100% Uncle Peckerhead (2020) With a chemistry-filled cast of mostly unknowns, Uncle Peckerhead is so entertaining and witty (and has such an abundant amount of heart) that it manages to stand out in the crowded genre field. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
2.5 / 5 73% An American Pickle (2020) There isn't much heavy lifting required in terms of performance, so Rogen carries the film just fine. He's charming and genial, times two. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3 / 5 80% Spinster (2020) Anybody who marches to a different beat of standard societal expectations will relate to this non-traditional rom-com. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
3 / 5 54% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) Sadly reflects issues many are dealing with in present day: a society that's relentless in its quest to oppress "the other." - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
1.5 / 5 79% Greyhound (2020) The wartime action is mediocre and dull, and the entire project is little more than a crudely edited jump cut fiesta. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
4 / 5 100% Valiant (2019) A beautiful reminder of the magic, the anguish, and the uplifting story of the lifetime bond that was forged between an expansion hockey team that had nothing to lose and a city that was desperate for a win. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
3.5 / 5 77% Judy & Punch (2020) The narrative of male aggression and female empowerment provides a perfectly cynical commentary for current times. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
2 / 5 27% Dirt Music (2019) An overabundance of visual symbolism isn't an acceptable substitute for a well-told story. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
3 / 5 94% Palm Springs (2020) An entertaining dark comedy that's not as funny as it could be, and not as clever as it wishes it was. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
2 / 5 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Lands with the thud of a boring, academic presentation, and it's hard to champion a documentary where its subject deserved much more than that. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
2.5 / 5 47% My Spy (2020) The studio's marketing campaign didn't do the film any favors, including a trailer filled with groan-worthy dad jokes and a series of pratfalls, but this gruff-lunkhead-meets-sassy-kid buddy comedy is better than you'd think. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
3.5 / 5 40% Irresistible (2020) Reactions to this satire will likely be split along political lines - or your noted tolerance for intellectual sarcasm. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
1 / 5 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) When Disney films go wrong. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
2 / 5 No Score Yet Daddy Issues (2020) Maybe Millennials will laugh at the narrow scope observational humor about life in Los Angeles, but the film doesn't have a whole lot to say. It's not universally relatable. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
3.5 / 5 92% The Garden Left Behind (2020) Representation like this on screen is so important: it opens the door to discussion and acceptance, stimulates understanding, lessens discrimination, and fosters kindness across the globe. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
4 / 5 91% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) A film that has so much empathy, truth, and realism, especially when it comes to its portrayal of sudden loss and grief - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
2.5 / 5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Provides mindless escapism that works as a home streaming flick, and is entertaining because of its very likeable, charismatic comedic leads. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
3 / 5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) A retro sci-fi film that's a spooky campfire tale brought to life. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
3 / 5 99% On the Record (2020) Has an understanding of the courage it takes for a woman, especially a person of color, to expose the ugly truth of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
2 / 5 33% The Wrong Missy (2020) A raunchy, throwaway comedy that has enough laughs to earn a passing grade. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3 / 5 78% Screened Out (2020) A film that will make you want to put down that smartphone, go outside, and have a face-to-face conversation with a live human being. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
4.5 / 5 92% End of Sentence (2020) Even the most stoic filmgoers would be hard-pressed not to be deeply touched by this story of an estranged father and son traversing a path of forgiveness and respect. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
4 / 5 93% Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) Offers an intimate look at the challenges, disappointments, failures, highs, and lows of an industry that chews up and spits out the very artists that are its lifeblood. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3 / 5 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) The bittersweet melancholy in returning to the comforts of home after a lifetime of adventures is the perfect note on which to end the quartet of films. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3 / 5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) This coming-of-age story is fresh in a way that's distinctly offbeat, but not refreshingly so. The film is saved by the irresistible performance of lead Beanie Feldstein, even if the actor is too old to be believable as a sixteen year old girl. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
3.5 / 5 94% Come As You Are (2020) Not only is the film a crowd pleaser, it's a reminder to always live life to the fullest no matter what obstacles you're dealt along the way. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
3 / 5 90% Blood Quantum (2020) Provocative and loaded with sociopolitical commentary about colonialism, class, xenophobia, and a scathing critique of racism, all under the banner of a kick ass movie about the walking dead. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
3 / 5 65% Clementine (2019) Interesting and authentic and thoughtful, especially when it comes to the female LGBTQ experience on film. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
2/5 47% Arkansas (2020) There are some flashes of brilliance in the dialogue and supporting performances, but the majority of this unpleasantly offbeat film is tedious to sit through. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
3.5/5 91% Bull (2020) A very real portrayal of the struggle of two outsiders trying to reinvent themselves at different points in their lives. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3/5 97% The Half of It (2020) A delightful teen rom-com that is the charming tonic we all need right now. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
2.5/5 94% Bad Education (2019) A decent movie with a good story, but please don't ask me to have any sympathy towards these privileged sociopaths. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
3/5 47% Greed (2020) The film tries to tackle too many hot topics, but at least it's never boring. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
2.5/5 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) Selah and the Spades may stumble from excess, but this work shows a considerable amount of promise from an exciting new female voice in cinema. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
3/5 71% Stargirl (2020) Hits its preteen target audience right in the bullseye, and proves irresistible to anyone who loves goofy, offbeat romance movies. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
2/5 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) Charming and well-animated, but unlikely to engage anyone over the age of 7. - Screen Zealots EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020