Monique Jones

Monique Jones
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Monique Jones is a freelance entertainment journalist and blogger. She has written for several outlets including SlashFilm, SyFy Wire/SyFy Fangrrls, The Huffington Post, Mediaversity Reviews, The Offing, and others. She also writes about race and culture in entertainment on her own website, JUST ADD COLOR (colorwebmag.com).

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is a film you should be proud to let your children watch. It will inspire them to understand there should be no limits on what women can achieve - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The character deaths in Solo: A Star Wars Story will leave you feeling angry, as they are unearned and disproportionately affect women. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Women of color are either sexual objects or played off for laughs. Mantis, found by Ego and raised as his servant and 'pet', seems to be written explicitly for the film to indulge in submissive Asian stereotypes. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War highlights just how dude-centric the MCU has been for 10 years. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) There's a welcome sense that Ragnarok does not emerge from a solely American perspective in the way that other Marvel films do. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) "Pacific Rim: Uprising challenges the notion of a leading black man who must appear culturally blank in order to seem 'safe' for non-black audiences." - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The cross-racial team-up of Zimmerman and Stallworth allows BlacKkKlansman to become much more instructional for white viewers than it is for black ones, since we black Americans have lived with the realities of the race-based violence all our lives. - Mediaversity Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
43% Where Hands Touch (2018) With such a film as Where Hands Touch, and with the times we are living in, with the alt-right being validated by our current president, the film would have made a much stronger point if it focused on biracial Germans without a Nazi love interest. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
96% Roma (2018) I feel like Roma is a perfect example of how a director can re-examine aspects of their life and people who influenced their life without turning everything into a stereotypical mess. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
51% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Overall,"Mowgli" is a good first attempt. It's something that would be fine to watch as a diversion, especially if you are a"Jungle Book" completist. But it's also something that might lose your interest. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
83% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Having people of all racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds gives Star Wars the legitimacy it needs as both a contemporary film in a multicultural world and as a space opera itself. - Just Add Color EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The hype is real - Spider-Man: Homecoming is definitely the best Spider-Man movie made to date - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Run, don't walk, to the theater to see Black Panther. This is not hyperbole. It's just that good. Heck, saying it's just "good" is underselling it. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) So while A Wrinkle in Time ultimately loses the battle of filmmaking, it still wins the war of instilling hope into younger generations. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018