Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark
Nicole Clark's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Francisco Chronicle IGN Movies Polygon

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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 81% Black Widow (2021) While the film is plied with eye-catching action sequences, it struggles to strike a balance between action and family drama, and reinforces some of Marvel's tired tropes of women superheroes. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
7/10 91% Luca (2021) Pixar's Luca may not be one of the animation studio's strongest efforts, but it's still a sweet summer getaway. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
8/10 95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon is a beautifully animated, action-packed hero's journey, and a great next evolution of Disney's modern-day princess films. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
3/4 78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) This film is heavier than its predecessors. Falling in love is more fun to watch than trying to stay in love, and growing up can be tough. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
73% Mulan (2020) It might have been an excellent reinterpretation, were it not so heavy-handed and, well, Disney-fied. But what remains bears minimal discernible relationship to the original, while reading too much like a basic Marvel film. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/4 97% The Half of It (2020) It's refreshing to see a film that not only spotlights a queer Asian American woman but also treats her with such respect and tenderness. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
97% The Farewell (2019) All families are inscrutable in their own ways, and have their own forms of internal culture. It's rare for a film to be able to telegraph just one of these ideas -- and The Farewell stunningly achieves both. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
96% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart leaves the impression that nothing that happened (or didn't happen) in those four years holds a candle to the strength of the friendship at the film's core. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
54% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) ...when it isn't fawning over Bundy's more humanistic moments, Extremely Wicked can feel like a heist film. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
67% The Perfect Date (2019) Not even Noah Centineo can make this thing less generic. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
78% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Our current, numerous retellings of the Theranos tale are just that-retellings. Just because her story is fascinating doesn't mean everyone can fascinatingly tell it, and our own versions have already become generic. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
79% Captain Marvel (2019) It's fun in a predictable sort of way, suggesting a version of female empowerment where overthrowing pedantic men is a tool of heroic development, rather than an activity women do on a daily basis. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
80% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It's this attention to detail that makes Mary Poppins Returns sing. It exists within a very prescriptive formula, faithfully recreating the cinematic techniques of the time. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) The Murakami adaptation seethes and slithers and induces an incredible amount of dread. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
87% Colette (2018) It is time for women to hold the pens that write history. Thank goodness that story has finally been brought to screen. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Deftly highlights high school experiences that range from the fear of driving for the first time to the intimacy of a first make-out by making space for diversity without defining anyone by it. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians is a terrific rom-com, but is likely even more important for the potential it has to be the gateway to more nuanced films with Asian and Asian American representation. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The movie's constant quietude, in the face of such noxious attacks feels aggressive. It really does speak volumes. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) Wong unpacks the double standards of motherhood by leaning into the objectification of the female form in ways the patriarchy never intended, which is to say in ways that are utterly unsexual. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 greatest triumph is the way it leans into the notion that women can pull off the ultimate con simply because they would never be suspects. - Vice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018