Millicent Thomas

Millicent Thomas
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Screen Queens

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
69% Joker (2019) Joker isn't a work of genius, it's not radical, bold, nor right-wing propaganda. It's just a movie, and a bad one. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
31% Mapplethorpe (2019) Sadly, it feels like a passive slide-show of a Wikipedia entry, albeit a beautiful one. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Every cast member here is in full-throttle, and the whole package feels made with a bursting heart and great love for the Losers of Derry. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 83% Jellyfish (2018) Jellyfish offers little catharsis in its climax; just fizzling out means that the film is easily forgettable, but Liv Hill won't be. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/5 63% Child's Play (2019) Child's Play is an Entertaining Technological Bloodbath - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) Support The Girls is a wholesome and nuanced celebration of sisterhood and just getting through the day. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/5 59% Ophelia (2019) Ophelia Weaves a Visceral Tale, but Fails to Reach its Dramatic Heights - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/5 84% Villains (2019) Villains is an absurdly fun ride with memorable performances and some knockout comic timing - just don't think about it too much after. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
1/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) If you upset your audience to the point where they struggle to stay in their seats, how are you going to educate them? - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Many fans have had their faith shaken in recent years, but DARK PHOENIX is a loving, if imperfect, farewell to nearly 20 years of Charles and the X-Men. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart will be remembered as one of the great high school comedies. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
4/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Does it possess the same magic as the original animation? Short answer: yes - in buckets. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame feels like a victory lap. It is a means of catharsis and a release for fans who have held their breath, awaiting the fate of their favourite heroes. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel lays exciting groundwork for something higher, further, faster. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
1/5 59% Then Came You (2019) Bad accents and a bucket list of clichés, Departures never takes flight. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
2/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The pieces are there, but they don't quite fit together. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A dazzling reminder that Spider-Man is one of the greatest legacies the incomparable Stan Lee left behind. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
5/5 73% Assassination Nation (2018) The audience applauded in my screening four times throughout the film; it's a cathartic and exhilarating experience. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 92% Children of Men (2006) It is simultaneously soul-crushing and spirit-lifting. Watching twelve years after its release, the potent themes of immigration, border control, and seeking humanity in others means Children of Men remains more timely than ever. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
3.5/5 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Despite the best efforts of its cast and some memorable set pieces, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms feels like a hollow shell of what it could have been, had it been a half hour longer and explored the realms rather than just glanced over them. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
5/5 66% Suspiria (2018) He has crafted a darkly beautiful feminine story but has let the women own every moment, and own it they do. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper's A Star is Born is a transcendent feast for the eyes and ears. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 92% Searching (2018) Chaganty and the team behind Searching have made something quite spectacular. A near-perfectly paced, thrilling drama, and a captivating performance from John Cho. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4.5/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) Roar Uthaug's video-game reboot is the female-led adventure we've been waiting for. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 47% Marrowbone (2018) Had it had some confidence in its identity, The Secret of Marrowbone might have been more memorable. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) My Friend Dahmer is far more interesting than it is engaging; a slow-paced examination of a young man on the edge of something sinister. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/5 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Lynne Ramsey has arrived back on our screens with a lean-cut, all-consuming character study that raises only questions and never answers; can we outlive our trauma or must we face it? - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3.5/5 63% Edie (2019) Edie has heart and pathos, but had the potential to be something much more, as it ticks all the boxes but never breaks out of them. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The pride Del Toro takes in his world-building, and the creation of his characters and monsters, is a sheer wonder that continues to amaze me. The Shape of Water is no different. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 70% Lek and the Dogs (Ivan and the Dogs) (2018) A bold outing that blurs the lines between film and contemporary art, but leaves the viewer disconnected. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Experiences like Lady Bird are few and far between, especially so from a first-time director. A true testament to what cinema is capable of. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) A heart-warming celebration of curiosity and empathy, proving there is heroism to be found in the mundane. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018