Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) For the 90 minutes when it isn't stumbling, it's flying high on glitter and glam. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
81% Total Recall (1990) Though the movie might make you think twice before embarking on a virtual staycation, Total Recall is ideal "escapism" - a big action movie with something to say. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
70% The Girl (2012) Toby Jones is astounding as Hitchcock, conjuring up the charm on the surface and unearthing Hitchcock's twisted center that would occasionally bubble to the top. - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
93% Ghost World (2001) An elegy to the rebellious Gen X dream, and a crash course in existence for all 18-year-olds who followed. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
96% The 39 Steps (1935) The 39 Steps transcends the time period: part Bond movie, part comedic caper, and anchored by a performance that feels Ryan Goslingian, it's a black-and-white movie that feels alive and contemporary. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
90% Akira (2020) I've seen the movie four times, and this go-around my jaw was lower on the floor than ever before, somehow. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
40% Irresistible (2020) With Irresistible, Stewart remains a funny truth-teller. He just isn't telling the truths that are vital to this moment. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
27% Ass Backwards (2013) It helps that Wilson and Raphael both come from sketch comedy. They're well-versed in hyper-specific characters -- and ones we want to spend more time with, just to see what trouble they weasel their ways into. R - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
81% To the Stars (2020) You'll never be as mad at modern politicians who want to take us back to the "good ol' days" as you will watching this adept coming-of-age tale. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) It's not for longtime Sonic fans, but it's guaranteed to be someone's nostalgic favorite in the year 2038. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
95% Feels Good Man (2020) [Arthur] Jones' film is the complete saga, with all the dots connected. It does feel good, man, but it had to be said in this way. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
89% Zola (2020) Zola is the movie of our times, and [Writer-director Janicza] Bravo bakes every idea into the script and visuals. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
93% Possessor (2020) Horror is the clear priority for Cronenberg, and by god, the flesh wounds are jaw-dropping. Maybe even jaw-removing? - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
100% Minari (2020) Minari swells with life-affirming observations and deep performances. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Their story, flaws and all, is a wonder to behold. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
78% Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (2020) Happy Happy Joy Joy did not have to deliver a verdict on the art-vs.-artist debate, but a more successful documentary might demand conclusions from its subjects. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
61% Spree (2020) Between Extremely Online life and Keery's relentless performance, Kotlyarenko wrings every ounce of comedy out of a premise that could easily be "ok boomer"-ed out of the room by critical eyes who know their YouTube. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
91% Miss Americana (2020) Though Miss Americana is a mess of messaging, certain hammer swings should resonate with the musician's core fan base, which is destined to watch the film. It can't hurt to hear a genuine mega-celebrity say, "I have to deprogram the misogyny in my brain." - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) In an exhausted, introspective, dad-jokey way, Bad Boys for Life gives these boys a definitive ending. It isn't one fans ever expected, but it's highly watchable. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) What's meant to be an epic film has the emotional heft of David Copperfield making an airplane disappear. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
61% Dilili in Paris (Dilili à Paris) (2019) Exemplifies [Michel] Ocelot's lifetime contributions to a medium that, more and more, settles for fluff. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) In the era of the on-demand Netflix churn and "cinematic universe" tentpole, Gemini Man is a true event film. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
83% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra heeds the call of the stars, taking us to the edge of the heliosphere to understand what Earth already has to offer us. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
83% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) For fans of the genre, the drip-drip-drip of the investigation, along with the droll, almost comedic presentation, makes Cold Case Hammarskjöld essential. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
52% The Lion King (2019) There are glimmers of beauty and awe in the new Lion King... They're all moments first storyboarded in the early '90s, when a team of artists was asked to bring an original, animated work of art to life. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) There's plenty to spoil in Far From Home, but I'll say this: Devotees of the MCU will have plenty to huff as Watts finds clever, deep cut ways to tie Peter's adventure into established mythology. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
22% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's less a disaster... than a let down. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) The songs need to skyrocket and the dance moves should sweep us off our feet. In this era of corporate nostalgia, the least a movie like Aladdin could get is a protector. Hell, a friend. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
93% Us (2019) The legacies of Rod Serling and Wes Craven provide the slasher a backbone ... Nothing in recent memory will make you scream like Us' razor-sharp, ready-to-shock puzzle. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) Like early Ang Lee ... writer-director Lulu Wang weaves humor, discomfort, tragedy, and introspection into her story of inevitable loss. [The Farewell is] a familial masterpiece - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
96% American Factory (2019) Confronting every labor issue big and small, American Factory is ... an astonishing work of access journalism. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
82% The Report (2019) The Report... is a high-voltage docudrama drawn by such journalistic standards that scenes feel like pages torn from a New York Times exposé. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
81% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) The joy of [filmmaker Alexandre O.] Philippe's film is that it's a stunning work of art in its own right. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy could collapse under its own meta-weight if it was just a therapeutic exercise, a true indulgence on LaBeouf's part. But the actor is a storyteller, and his script never treats the trauma of abuse in an exploitive or melodramatic manner. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
54% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) The movie is fun, yet teeters on the edge of indulgence. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
91% Widows (2018) Every second of Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn's thriller owns. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
92% Anomalisa (2015) Anomalisa looks like Robot Chicken and behaves like Ingmar Bergman. And such a whimsical, pensive pairing could only thrive under writer Charlie Kaufman. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
86% First Man (2018) Projected on a towering IMAX screen, the docudrama's aggressive use of close-ups creates a suffocating and scorching effect. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Venom would be another anonymous notch on the superhero movie belt if not for Hardy, whose dedication to batshit nonsense is a saving grace - and reason enough to make a second movie. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Fallout uses film conventions, page-turner dialogue and precision action to write an IMAX-sized textbook on how to have a hell of a good time at the movies. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
47% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) A dinosaur jumps away from an explosion in this movie. Every scene needed a dinosaur jumping away from an explosion - at least in spirit. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
7/10 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) With every super-spoilable turn, 'The Last Jedi' anticipates backlash, and asks longtime devotees to look inward. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
94% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me by Your Name burns hot from beginning to end. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) In a world where nothing makes sense, the raw nerves of Three Billboards are truly cathartic. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
86% The Lost City of Z (2017) The verdant unknown of Amazonia has its way with Fawcett and our senses, reflecting a profound component of human nature. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) [A] hysterical love letter to home, high school, and the history of ourselves. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Keoghan gives a performance that echoes Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Kore-eda is a master of the billowing family drama, and After the Storm is another portrait of fracture and recovery that will break your heart. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) Confronting race, class, war, and the possibility of unity, Mudbound spellbinding drama reckons with the past to understand the present. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) A found-footage experience akin to a Ken Burns documentary beamed through the Space Odyssey Star Gate - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017