Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 97% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) This movie is one heaping dose of kindness and support. [Full Review in Spanish] - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
D+ 22% The Kitchen (2019) McCarthy, Haddish & Moss seem to give the roles their all, but The Kitchen is so disjointed that the effort is for naught. The movie's big finish is one of the most unsatisfying, disappointing endings I've seen all year. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
7.5/10 80% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The drama often feels a bit stale but 'Scary Stories' makes up for it with exceptional scare sequences. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 100% Ready or Not (2019) Who knew a big screen version of "hide and seek" could be such a blast? Ready or Not is an extremely well crafted thrill with a clever mythology, a slew of colorful characters and a stand-out lead performance from Samara Weaving. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
7.5/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The complete package isn't a home run, but it's still loaded with unforgettable moments showcasing the chemistry between DiCaprio, Pitt and other ensemble standouts - particularly Julia Butters, Margaret Qualley and Austin Butler. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
9/10 82% Crawl (2019) A batshit, wild summer thrill! Forget "edge of your seat;" I had to stop myself from jumping out of it a few times. Crawl is a must-see on the big screen with a packed house. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
6/10 42% Stuber (2019) A mixed bag that teeters positive, in large part thanks to Nanjiani and Bautista's charm and chemistry, but this one's getting filed away as "solid at-home lazy day viewing." - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 52% The Lion King (2019) A stunning reminder why 'The Lion King' has always been a personal favorite Disney animated classic. If you're happy to welcome back familiar thrills and tears, the filmmakers' visual wizardry will make this story well worth another go. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Successfully embraces the weight of the events of Endgame but still turns on the charm as a coming-of-age adventure. Jon Watts is juggling a lot and manages to do so while giving the film a refreshing flavor and teeing up promising things for the future. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
9/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Florence Pugh is incredible and Ari Aster is a masterful filmmaker - whether his stories are for you or not. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 66% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The scares are there but Annabelle Comes Home also has a playful haunted house vibe that makes it stand out from the rest of the Conjuring franchise. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
7/10 64% Child's Play (2019) Chucky 2.0 lacks the sinister menace of the original, but the new movie is still a winner in large part thanks to a strong lead performance from Gabriel Bateman, and a highly enjoyable blend of camp and violence. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
4.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) Wild Rose features one of the best lead performances of the year, Jessie Buckley as Rose-Lynn. This one is absolutely brimming with energy and heart, and rocks one particularly unforgettable original song that better get some love this awards season. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
9.5/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is exceptional on so many levels. Non-stop laughs, jaw-dropping animation, and an especially touching chapter of Woody's journey. If you want to walk out of a movie feeling hopeful about the endless possibilities out there, this one's a must. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
6/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The franchise never established the foundation needed to tell this story. That amongst other problems keeps it from being an emotional character journey and makes it yet another blockbuster spectacle that coasts on surface level entertainment value. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
6/10 22% Men in Black International (2019) As expected, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth make a very charming duo, but it's frustrating to see a film with so much creative potential do so little with the talent and resources it has. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/5 90% I Am Mother (2019) It had me hooked start-to-finished, though I wish I had something a bit more concrete to walk away with...still, a very impressive feature debut... - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 89% Always Be My Maybe (2019) This is a high-quality crowd-pleasure that delivers on laughs, joy and cultural encouragement... - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It's exactly what I needed at this time of the year...for the most part, I was along for the ride, and fearful for these characters. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
7.5/10 54% Ma (2019) An outrageous horror crowd-pleaser rocking a delicious villainous turn for Octavia Spencer. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 73% The Perfection (2019) Bold, stylish storytelling that takes big chances and rocks two extremely strong lead performances from Logan Browning and Allison Williams. Good luck shaking off the imagery in this one! - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2.5/5 25% Rim of the World (2019) For those with a soft spot for coming-of-age adventures, Rim of the World is just passable, but it's riddled with logic leaps, tonal inconsistencies and out of touch humor. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
9/10 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman is dazzling! Dexter Fletcher and Taron Egerton are proving to be a standout filmmaking duo. The music and fantasy elements are staggeringly enchanting, and the movie also delivers a deeply moving exploration of isolation and forgiveness. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
7/10 57% Aladdin (2019) A vibrant, charming adaptation that further proves Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are ones to watch. If the promos haven't worked for you, keep an open mind. Ultimately what matters is that those moments work in the full feature and in this case, they do. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
7/10 57% Brightburn (2019) An extremely dark, violent alt take on the superhero origin story. David Yarovesky and co. push it to such an extent that 'Brightburn' likely won't be for everyone, but if you've got a taste for the darker possibilities, it's disturbingly captivating. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B+ 81% Furious 7 (2015) Furious 7 is certainly a popcorn movie geared towards delivering big thrills, but it's also oozing with heart and passion. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick 3 is wild! The series has had high quality combat throughout but the sequences the team pulls off here are downright nuts. A perfect example of why we need a stunts category at the Oscars. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
7.5/10 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) A vibrant, charming adaptation with irresistible world-building that'll spread the Pokémon love even further. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) ...A wonderful, rousing payoff in the context of the big battle and as wildly inspiring imagery. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
8.5/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is a lot - sometimes too much. But, wow, the payoff is huge. It leaves you proud to have invested over a decade in a franchise that delivers an inspiring exploration of what it means to be family and a hero. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4.5/10 17% Hellboy (2019) A dizzying and overstuffed adaptation that left me utterly exhausted. David Harbour gives it his all and there's some very impressive practical effects work on display, but it's not worth the headache I walked out with. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
9/10 91% Shazam! (2019) Shazam is a delight! Vibrant, tons of heart and a great fun-loving vibe. The family element is a big charmer and so is watching Zachary Levi explore his new powers. Also, if you didn't already know this thanks to IT, Jack Dylan Grazer is sensational. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Ms. White Light (2019) Ms. White Light is a uniquely rich story about the challenge of stepping beyond your comfort zone - both personally and professionally - and it also serves as a rather cathartic exploration of mortality. Roberta Colindrez is remarkable. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
100% Creep 2 (2017) They took some interesting turns in Creep 2 and those turns really make the sequel a fresh installment. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 100% Yes God Yes (2019) A charming and highly engrossing feature debut from Karen Maine with a standout nuanced performance from Natalia Dyer. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
A- 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Pet Sematary isn't striving to be an easy communal crowdpleaser. Just like the source material, it's a movie with a real thoughtful mean streak that'll chill you to the bone, and ensure you remain on edge well after it concludes. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
9/10 97% Booksmart (2019) An utter delight. Booksmart rocks an electric energy, non-stop laughs, and tons of heart. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are true gems and they're also backed by a great ensemble. Quite the feature directorial debut for Olivia Wilde. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
9/10 93% Us (2019) An eerie thrill with A+ set pieces and phenomenal ensemble. US is a wild, highly engaging ride that shines on so many levels - suspenseful home invasion thriller, commentary on what it means to be human, and more. There's no shaking it after it wraps up. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 60% Greta (2019) I was completely swept up in this truly wild ride, and almost had a gleeful response to the whole thing. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) With a movie jumping from character to character so often, it just didn't have flow or pacing or tone. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4.5/5 97% Free Solo (2018) I just got so swept up in it all. I love hearing what others are so passionate about. Completely taken by Alex's story. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ 85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) A simple, sinister film that really digs its claws in, not because of ultra-violent set pieces but rather because the connection between mother and son is so strong. An excellent feature debut for Lee Cronin. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B 75% Untouchable (2019) The film is most effective when the combined forces of those interviewed firmly establishes the systemic problem of abuse of power. It highlights the importance of speaking up but also offers an understanding of why some might be apprehensive to do so. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- 93% Little Monsters (2019) A delightfully crude, wild ride with a standout performance that continues to prove Lupita Nyong'o can do no wrong, and also serves as a nice reminder of the importance of a great teacher. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ 83% The Nightingale (2019) It's tough to say it's worth the wait for Babadook fans because it's so different but that makes it more remarkable. It's a sign Kent will tell the story she wants her way with great skill and precision despite possible pressure to offer more of the same. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- 82% The Lodge (2019) With the chilly setting, how the camera moves through the home, and how inner demons threaten to consume a family, it's reminiscent of The Shining. It's a relentless, mind-bending nightmare in which the threat of demons from one's past are always lurking. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
C+ 54% Wounds (2019) The entertainment value is there and Wounds most certainly had my attention most of the way through, but the swing and miss ending makes it tough to recommend. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- 81% Animals (2019) A highly effective and satisfying journey of self-discovery not because it offers up easy answers or even a perfect happy ending, but rather because it so thoroughly taps into the chaos of reality. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ 93% The Mustang (2019) Between De Clermont-Tonnerre's deft touch and the unforgettable lead performance from Schoenaerts, 'The Mustang' delivers one narrative surprise after the next, not with dramatic twists and turns, but with simple human growth and understanding. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 49% Escape Room (2019) A series of suspenseful and creative set pieces that offer a Final Destination-like thrill, and tease some serious franchise potential. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019