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Rain Jokinen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) The movie grinds to a halt for [Cher's] performance of "Fernando," as well it should. You may groan at the obviousness of the number. You may role your eyes a bit. But you'll be smiling the whole time‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) At this point in the seemingly never-ending Jurassic film franchise, it can safely be said that humans are idiots and they should just let the dinosaurs have the planet.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
55% Tag (2018) Most of the film is the equivalent of running in circles, which is the epitome of predictable.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is as good as the first Ocean's film, and better than its previous sequels.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is a horror movie that definitely recognizes the potential horrors of family life, and is at its best when it focuses on that.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) [It's] the moments that feature just them, screen legends, together and talking, away from any men, that elevates the film above your basic rote, multi-storied rom-com.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) I'm sure Melissa McCarthy loves her husband Ben Falcone very much, but the bottom line is she has to stop making movies with him.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
87% Tully (2018) [Tully goes] beyond the experiences of motherhood, and into the pain of losing your youth forever to the curse of irreversible adulthood.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's ironic that one of Marvel's darkest films is also one of its most fun, with the character banter and personality clashes that have made so many Marvel movies memorable in full abundance.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
33% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty comes so close to doing something unexpected with Renee's transformation, but doesn't have the guts to follow through. ‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You can never accuse Joaquin Phoenix of phoning in a role; he always throws his entire body weight at a character, and this time that body weight is bulked up, his battered dad bod on full display in several scenes.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) This is a horror movie where instead of wanting to scream at the characters for doing something dumb, you'll want to scream for them, since they can't.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) The lack of any traditional Hollywood glamour, in any aspect of the filming, from the make-up, to the clothing, to the casting, to the sets, gives everything a good feeling of reality, which is countered by our uncertainty over Sawyer's grasp of it.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) [A Wrinkle in Time] is not an unmitigated disaster. It does a lot of things right, the best of which is wearing its heart on its sleeve; it's nice to see a kids movie that isn't bogged down by knowing winks or cynicism.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) [Red Sparrow] sounds just ridiculous enough to be fun, with the added star power of a kick-ass JLaw. Instead, [it's] is a slow slog that features nary a single pirouette-turned-kick-to-the head.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) The problem with Annihilation isn't that it's too heady; it's that it's not heady enough. ‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) [H]ype, cultural importance, and expectation aside, Black Panther is an excellent comic book movie. Perhaps one of the best I've ever seen.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Fifty Shades Freed's aim at the sexual thriller genre is (...) clearly filler; something to give the audience in between Ana and Christian's arguing, and the sex, which, after three films, is no longer shocking in any way.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Two viewings of Phantom Thread may not be enough. Like the reaction to a well made dress, first you are taken in by its aesthetic. Then you can appreciate its construction. After that comes the joy in slipping it on again, and again...‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) While The Last Jedi acknowledges the inevitable comparisons to [The Empire Strikes Back] by setting up some similar scenarios, it then does original and surprising things with those moments.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
89% I, Tonya (2018) [A] surprising movie that will make you laugh while your heart breaks a little for Tonya Harding.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) I can certainly imagine a director emerging from a screening of The Room filled with the fear that he's been making the same kind of movie this whole time. Maybe it just took a terrible movie to finally inspire James Franco to direct a good one.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
97% Coco (2017) The Land of the Dead is one of Pixar's most enchanting worlds, unabashedly ethnic, filled with details you'll never be able to catch in a single viewing.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Warner Bros.'s bungling of the DC comics franchise continues to sting.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Murder on the Orient Express is [Branagh's] first foray into Agatha Christie's oeuvre, and the result is an underwhelming, albeit beautiful film in which the all-star cast is too often overshadowed by a mustache.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
29% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney goes against the instincts of the script, and makes the choice to play the majority of the movie straight ( ... ) so that when moments of comedy do come through, it feels completely wrong and tone-deaf.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) The Snowman goes wrong in almost every way a movie can.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) It's John Hughes with a side of stabbing.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
100% California Typewriter (2017) A love letter to the outdated, be it typewriters, thank you notes, mom and pop repair shops, or creativity that doesn't start with turning a computer on first.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) "[W]omen's lib" wasn't (and isn't) about trying to prove women are better than men. It is about challenging assumptions that men are better than women simply because they're men. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
93% The Force (2017) No, the Oakland Police Department is not every PD in America. But every PD in America would do well to learn from their mistakes.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
85% It (2017) It ... is worth watching for its crackerjack opening and the strength of its young cast, but mainly because of its inherent promise of (possibly) better things to come.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
29% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) I Do...Until I Don't ... [is] a film that feels as halfhearted as its title.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
82% Patti Cake$ (2017) The story in Patti Cake$ may not be the freshest, but [Danielle} Macdonald's Patti most definitely is.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) It's rare that you can enter a film with full confidence that everyone involved knows what they're doing, and they're going to be excellent doing it. And in that way, Logan Lucky is the ultimate caper.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) It's not by accident that Ingrid is thrust at us with no real back story and no explanation for her behavior. Ingrid may be a blank slate, but aren't we all the minute we click that "Create a New Account" button on a social media app?‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
50% The Glass Castle (2017) A drunken father hoping for forgiveness as his life ends? It's an all too common story that, frankly, doesn't need another telling. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
92% Good Time (2017) The film's intensity makes it feel like what we're watching is happening in real time, while the locations and settings drive home the authenticity. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) Rushed, flat, devoid of any real excitement, filled with terrible dialog, and anchored by a truly awful performance at its center.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
74% Landline (2017) The real surprise is it managed to do something I never thought possible: make me feel nostalgic for the '90's.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's a rare thing these days for a franchise to only get better as the series progresses. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Turns out the movie is a bit of a snooze when those yellow guys aren't on screen. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) The thing that saves Maudie from becoming a miserable viewing experience is Sally Hawkins. She's just a joy to watch.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
44% Rough Night (2017) Not for one moment did I ever believe these women would have been friends in college, let alone ten years later.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) Happily, Cars 3 feels like a course correction, with Mater once again relegated to the role of comic relief and Lightning McQueen back in the lead.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
88% It Comes At Night (2017) Those expecting a horror movie that's filled with a lot of those gross and scary moments will likely be disappointed, while those who might appreciate the film's less horrific storytelling will probably be scared away by the marketing. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) While it is not the best superhero movie I've ever seen, it's one I wish had been around when I was a young comic book nerd, and one I hope every girl, nerdy or not, gets to see.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
18% Baywatch (2017) More surreal stuff like [the opening], and you might have had something original. Instead, it's just dead in the water.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Clearly, Scott read the room, and realized the route he originally wanted to take following Prometheus wasn't going to cut it, so Covenant is a direct bridge between it and a full on reboot of the franchise. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
36% Snatched (2017) I don't think Schumer, the writer, or the director are being intentionally racist at any point in Snatched. But they are being unpleasantly tone-deaf.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017