Murjani Rawls

Murjani Rawls
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
New Jersey-born and raised, Murjani is a film, music, and tv critic, author, photographer, and podcast host. He has written for over 15 websites and regularly contributes to Substream Magazine. He is also the editor-in-chief at Deadscreen and has started the Deadscreen podcast. He loves horror films, hummus, good talks about the NBA, and weight lifting.
Location: New Jersey

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Host (2020) Host, in totality, is an effective, tight, and spooky affair. it introduces you to a simple premise and displays cleverness within it's confined setting. - Substream Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
33% Jigsaw (2017) Even though there are some chances taken, it just feels like another Saw movie and not something that is going to warrant a new generation of films. - The Pop Break EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
45% Red Sparrow (2018) The main pieces of Red Sparrow, but the lack of developing secondary parts keep the movie from being a complete spy movie. - The Pop Break EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians is a triumph on two fronts; both in it's diverse cast and it's beautiful storytelling. - The Pop Break EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
25% The Nun (2018) The Nun runs into a lot of the same problems that 2014's Annabelle did. The build up to these characters seemed more terrifying than what they were given in their actual movies. - The Pop Break EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
90% Mandy (2018) Mandy is a love letter to a time where horror movies had a combination of otherworldly visuals and contemporary special effects to show the sheer brutality of either revenge or evil. - The Pop Break EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
60% The Grinch (2018) The purpose of the 2018 iteration of The Grinch is to bring the story to children who haven't gotten a chance to see the original. There's enough charm and freshness to keep it's spirit alive. - The Pop Break EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
34% Wonder Park (2019) Is Wonder Park Is it a little too heavy-handed emotionally for kids? Perhaps. However, the movie is enjoyable, straightforward jaunt showing how to keep imagination alive. - The Pop Break EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn is more of a horror film that may appeal to those who are looking for something different than the conventional superhero box despite the issues that pop up. - The Pop Break EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
74% The Photograph (2020) The Photograph shows that even though the universe might pull you in different directions, the heart will eventually win if you allow it. - Substream Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Civil War as a whole was a well done accumulation of previous themes and atonement for the events that occurred in previous Marvel installments. - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Resurgence is a movie that tries too hard to recapture the natural aspects of it's predecessor while trying to introduce new plot elements that you hope that can be figured out in future movies. - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
27% Suicide Squad (2016) DC seems to be confused in what tone to choose in their recent movies. Suicide Squad would have benefited from a "R" rating uptick. - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
37% Blair Witch (2016) For someone who remembers the first film, Blair Witch feels as an attempt to put a fresh coat of paint on a classic - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is not only the depiction of a powerful woman that men and women alike needs to see, it's a metaphor for ourselves as well. It's a win for a comic movie universe that very much needed one. - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
89% Hereditary (2018) The testament of the effectiveness of the story and macabre nature of Hereditary really manifests long after you leave the theater. - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
37% Glass (2019) Usually where you think a story zigs, Shyamalan zags. However, here, he took the conventional route that upended a satisfying ending to a trilogy. - Substream Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
93% Us (2019) When the best of the movie is put to the test, Peele turns the mirror back on ourselves to show how far we will go to protect things that are closest to us. - Substream Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
65% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Despite its slow spots, Gretel & Hansel is a refreshing and visually inventive spin on a very old tale that cautions perception and things that lie beneath the surface. - Substream Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
92% The Assistant (2020) The overall message of The Assistant is that people who are put in positions that exert their power to the detriment of others are a constant problem. It's not only a critique from that perspective, but also on the entire workplace that this happens. - Substream Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
100% On the Record (2020) On The Record does a good job of showing that Black women feel like they have been forgotten during these advancements. For all of us to move forward, their voices need to be heard. - Substream Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
8% Fantasy Island (2020) It's hard to walk away from Fantasy Island feeling like this idea could have been utilized better. Perhaps, there's a movie where you can parse both compelling scares and narrative that really depicts the dangers of changing the past. - Substream Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
68% Joker (2019) While drawing heavy influence from previous Scorsese movies, Joker boasts a great performance from Phoenix and shows that darker comic book films continue to have a place in a family-oriented realm. - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) We've come a long way from a doctor wearing bandages to make himself seen. If a remake is going to exist in the modern space, it has to take on some modern horrors. - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
75% The Wretched (2020) There are times in this movie where the character arcs hinder it from reaching the great potential it seeks. However, there is enough here to complete a satisfying and generally interesting horror film once The Wretched decides what it wants to be. - Deadscreen EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020