Rosalie Kicks

Rosalie Kicks
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Rosalie Kicks is a filmmaker and writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Temple University, where she majored in Film and Journalism. During her time at Temple, she was part of the prestigious senior thesis program in which she wrote, directed and produced a short film shot on super 16mm. Additionally, she directed and produced a short documentary focusing on her Uncle, a flea market salesman, that went on to be premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival. Presently, she serves as the Chief Creative Officer and writer for a quarterly movie zine, MOVIEJAWN. Rosalie provides content each month for the zine ranging from filmmaker interviews to criticism. In addition to writing for the zine, she is also a contributor on Moviejawn.com where she writes reviews of new releases and provides coverage of film festivals such as TIFF and the Philadelphia Film Festival. As a lover of classic cinema, Rosalie also authors dissertations of some of her favorite flicks from the golden age and silent eras. In her spare time, Rosalie enjoys visiting historic cinemas, riding her bike in the city, hanging out with her pups, and going on adventures with her husband Benjamin. She is currently working on a feature screenplay.
Publications: Moviejawn
Critics' Group: Women Film Critics Circle

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.75/4 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic is a blast to the nineties and I am head over heels for it! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 63% Jumbo (2020) For some, this premise may seem a bit outlandish - a woman literally falling head over heels for an amusement park ride. One needs to see beyond the synopsis as peculiar to find there is no wrong way to love. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/4 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Cathy Yan's film felt like a colorful piñata exploding sprinkles of awesomeness right before my eyes. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
2.75/4 100% Dinner in America (2020) My teenage self would have been all about this punk rock love story and worn out the VHS tape. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
2/4 70% Horse Girl (2020) HORSE GIRL is a flick that bites off more than it can chew. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
2.75/4 100% Big Fur (2019) An enjoyable documentary that features two intriguing characters... one of them is Big Foot. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/4 89% 1917 (2020) With the stakes being high, it did not take me long to become invested in this story. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.75/4 45% Inherit the Viper (2020) A run of the mill crime drama that does the genre well and also features Josh Hartnett. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
2.75/4 39% Black Christmas (2019) I thought BLACK CHRISTMAS was great. Is it perfect... nah? But it is a necessary film for these crazy times. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
2.75/4 76% Richard Jewell (2019) I found Richard Jewell a worthwhile tale to tell. My main gripe is that I could have done without the caricature depiction of the journo. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/4 92% Uncut Gems (2019) The most anxiety filled trip to the cinema I had this year... and I loved it. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 70% Bombshell (2019) Despite the killer cast performances, BOMBSHELL left me feeling meh and unsure of who this flick is actually for. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
2.75/4 67% Knives and Skin (2019) Despite some missteps this teen neo-noir is still an accomplishment. Jennifer Reeder has an eye for movie making and I look forward to see what she does next. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/4 89% Dark Waters (2019) The saddest, or should I say scariest, part of this entire saga is that the evil people behind these decisions not only profit off death, but they get away with it too. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a reminder that one can indeed have fun at the movies! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2.75/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) The entire premise of Ford v Ferrari can be summed up as: just a couple of dudes havin' an old fashioned pissing contest. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.75/4 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Banks manages to resuscitate this franchise and breathe much needed positive energy into the Angel trio. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/4 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) A beautifully made meandering mess of a film. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/4 93% Light from Light (2019) Not your typical jump scare ghost story. Instead a quiet, slowly-paced character film that is worth a watch. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/4 83% Waves (2019) Essentially two movies that the writer/director manages to have co-exist seamlessly as one. A movie that I left feeling like I was punched in the gut. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/4 100% Blow the Man Down (2020) The directors reveal details at opportune moments and it was clear that choices from the duo were not made as afterthoughts. A must watch! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/4 88% The Vast of Night (2020) Few flicks come along like this one nowadays. A must see! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/4 90% The Lighthouse (2019) A haunting tale that chilled me to me bones! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 100% Chained for Life (2019) The movie within a movie concept is used effectively to examine our social farsightedness. Add this flick to your watch list! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/4 80% Greener Grass (2019) In the vein of a Kids in the Hall episode, set to a John Carpenter score with some David Lynch Twin Peak-ness on the side. It is a must watch! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/4 68% Joker (2019) Despite Phillips' questionable and unwatched filmography, I found myself on board with his Joker flick. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/4 82% Judy (2019) The script may be your typical formulaic bio-pic, but Renée's stellar performance as Judy Garland makes this worth a watch. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
2/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) This daddy drama is nothing more than Brad Pitt taking a bunch of taxis in space. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/4 62% Driven (2019) If someone put their mind to it and wrote a killer script, John DeLorean's story would make for one heck of a flick. Unfortunately, Driven isn't it. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
2/4 23% The Kitchen (2019) The best part of The Kitchen was learning how to properly dispose of a corpse. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) I never would have anticipated that immediately following the screening, I would be perusing Statham's filmography on IMDb and thinking back fondly of him in a turtleneck. A ridiculous romp in wild times! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) QT has no doubt earned the luxury to direct like a wild man. This bloated mess of a flick proves he needs to be tamed. RIP Sally Menke - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/4 96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) This movie is absolutely fantastic and I almost ignored it. Don't live your life without knowing of Alice Guy-Blache, watch this flick! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/4 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) I like this Spidey kid. He is like three quarters Marty McFly and a quarter Buster Keaton, making this flick a fun time at the cinema! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
1/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) This flick will go down as one of the biggest missed opportunities in summer movie history. A bland, boring mess. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Comprised of several great scenes but ultimately misses the mark, becoming yet another zombie flick added to the ever-growing pile. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
1.5/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Dark Phoenix was everything that I expected it to be: a bloated, poorly written and executed story with some moments in SPACE. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3.75/4 86% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) A treat for your eyes! I loved everything about this movie, including the poison! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2.75/4 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Even Zac seemed to be outwitted by the power of Ted. A courtroom drama filled with charm and great acting, but something is missing in the story . - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3/4 96% Hail Satan? (2019) By the end of this flick you'll probably be chanting - Hail Satan! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2/4 71% Teen Spirit (2019) With the neon lights and slick camera movements, this flick has a shiny exterior with very little going on inside. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
2.75/4 87% Ramen Shop (Ramen teh) (2019) A touching tale about finding your family and keeping their spirit alive. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/4 98% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is a tragic story that brings absolute joy. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/4 81% The Wind (2019) Great feature debut from Emma Tammi that will make you question the next time you say, "oh that sound- it's just some night noise!". - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/4 94% The Mustang (2019) "A compelling story from a director that is definitely one to watch!" - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 100% Seven Chances (1925) Not my favorite Buster Keaton movie, but overall, I found it quite enjoyable. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/4 89% Sonja - The White Swan (2019) I have a brimming Rolodex of dead pals and yet there are still so many corpses I haven't met. Until recently one of these stiffs was Sonja Henie. I'm really glad we met via this flick. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/4 90% The Souvenir (2019) "It is one of those films where you feel like a fly on the wall, observing the lives of people and unsure whether it is appropriate to be there. " - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/4 60% The Actress (1953) An autobiographical snapshot in time of Ruth Gordon's life as a young determined girl with the dream of being on the stage, the dream of being an actress. A wonderful script penned by Ruth Gordon herself! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/4 86% Mildred Pierce (1945) Joan Crawford shines in the role of Mildred; a hard-working, pie making, shoulder pad wearing and determined mother. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019