Maya Phillips

Maya Phillips
Maya Phillips's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture New York Times The Week Black Nerd Problems

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
97% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" not only has laughably eccentric characters but also a script packed with bonkers, fast-paced action - with elaborate, wild visuals to match. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) The film seems to want more of everything except the quality that it most needs, and the quality that it seems to only comprehend in the abstract. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
100% On-Gaku: Our Sound (2020) Rock 'n' roll is here to stay, and so is "On-Gaku: Our Sound," a quirky homage to classic animation and 1960s-70s rock with an idiosyncratic style and the thrumming heart of a musician. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
67% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021) "Sponge on the Run" may take us back under the sea, but this sponge is all dried up. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
72% Flora & Ulysses (2021) "Flora & Ulysses" veers close to falling into the trap of cheesiness that kids' movies of this genre often find themselves in, but miraculously never does. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) I'm no fan of Valentine's Day unless it's a heart-shaped confection, but for those who are, "To All the Boys" is a light but satisfying dessert. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
31% Earwig and the Witch (2021) Uses ingredients from the tried-and-true Ghibli recipe while serving a film that lacks the heart the studio has always brought to its best. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
88% Let Them All Talk (2020) Talk, talk, talk - "Let Them All Talk" is aptly named, because it's full of stilted conversations, though they fail to captivate. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
100% Kill It and Leave This Town (Zabij to i wyjedz z tego miasta) (2020) The grim film feels excavated from the subconscious: The coarse illustration style, with its frazzled, stray lines, emphasizes the bleakness of the images. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
No Score Yet November (2020) A piece that, despite its self-consciously ornamental style, incisively conveys an urgent message of awakening for this America. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
83% Black Boys (2020) Despite trying so hard to prove the worth of Black boys, the film makes anonymous examples of them. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
62% Children of the Sea (Kaijû no Kodomo) (2020) "Children of the Sea" finds plenty of beauty and purpose in the watery depths but doesn't provide enough grounding first: It's all too easy to get lost 20,000 leagues under the sea. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
23% The Binge (2020) Only exceptional in its mind-numbing inanity. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
100% Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia) (1982) The simultaneously geometric and fluid animation renders each mythic trope totally new. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
60% Latte and the Magic Waterstone (2019) Serves up some sweetness but otherwise keeps its laughs mild and its themes unimaginatively simple. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
41% You Should Have Left (2020) Time to head for the door. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
91% Weathering with You (2020) Despite the beauty the film finds in destruction, it never fully answers the question of what happens to love in a world that's sinking. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
92% Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019) Change is overwhelming, is what Static Cling seems to say, but it also shows what good can come with it. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
100% Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Enter the Florpus picks up pretty much where the show left off, like an hour-long episode of the original series, but one that's often softened around the edges. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
95% See You Yesterday (2019) Though the movie encounters some of the usual pitfalls of time-travel plots (predictability, muddled rules) and sports some hokey, eighties-style special effects, what it offers in terms of diversity and messaging is a treasure. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
94% Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders (2016) If you're a fan of Batman - a complex, self-aware Batman that can be funny and dark, smart and utterly ridiculous, all at the same time - Caped Crusaders is a movie you simply cannot miss. - Black Nerd Problems EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Save that $11 and wait to see this one on Netflix. - Black Nerd Problems EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018