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
2/4 67% 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 22% 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 90% 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 22% 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 54% 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 88% 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 73% 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 85% 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 99% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is a tragic story that brings absolute joy. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/4 82% 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 No Score Yet 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
3/4 73% The Magic Life of V (2019) "When life gets hard, sometimes you gotta LARP. A wonderful moving story about having the courage to face your issues head on." - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/4 98% Strangers on a Train (1951) "Is there even a more ideal place to hatch a murder, than a train? Easily one of my favorite Hitch flicks!" - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
2.5/4 52% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider should be fun. Instead, it is two minutes shy of a two-hour long eye roll, filled with shoddy effects, a Lifetime-esque story line about dads, and a sprinkling of cheesy zingers. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/4 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The story is disjointed, but from what I gathered, the life of a Queen, just plain sucks... except maybe for the wig selection. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/4 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) When the world is crashing to an end, I'd like Emily Blunt by my side. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
2/4 86% American Made (2017) The use of Tommy C's winning smile, reminiscent from his Risky Business days, is about the only thing this movie got right for me. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/4 93% The Favourite (2018) Yorgos is back with his expected brand of eccentric and original film making. One of my favourite flicks of the year! - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
2.5/4 61% Vox Lux (2018) Even after a second viewing of Vox Lux I still feel something is missing for me. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2.5/4 78% Green Book (2018) The perfect comfort film to take your racist uncle too, cause heck, even if they are a closed-minded ass, being a racist can still be...funny? - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/4 93% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) "The Great Buster was a meandering and jumbled story that didn't do this cinematic genius justice." - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) I am head over heels in love with Guillermo del Toro's latest picture. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/4 58% The Devil Bat (1940) With the assistance of his trusty bats Beyyyla sets out to take revenge on his megalomaniac corporate employer. Need I say more? - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Logan is the film that Wolverine so rightfully deserved. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/4 82% Brigsby Bear (2017) Not enjoying the film Brigsby Bear, probably means as a child you were the Biff Tannen of your school and totally deserve to be smothered in manure. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/4 63% Unicorn Store (2019) Unicorn Store is a reminder of why it is important for ladies to tell stories. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
.5/4 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The cinematographer may have gotten some great material for his reel... for the rest of us, it is a two plus hour long waste of time. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/4 94% Blindspotting (2018) The story explodes on screen and it is hard not to feel its effects. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) "The reason you need to see a movie in the theater. This is one damn fine action flick." - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) "Drunken saloon fights, spider bites, brothels and a tutorial on teeth brushing... this flick has it all." - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018