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
1/4 66% Wrath of Man (2021) This is a simple plot with a terrible execution. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
3/4 29% Blithe Spirit (2021) BLITHE SPIRIT is a fun colorful remake to escape in. Check it out, it may even lift your spirits! - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
4/4 94% Nomadland (2021) With the breathtakingly stunning cinematography and magnificent score, I often found myself forgetting that this story is in fact heartbreaking. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
3.5/4 100% The Pink Cloud (2021) For a feature debut, this story strikes me as incredibly courageous and I can't wait to see what comes next for Iuli Gerbase. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3.5/4 55% John and the Hole (2021) If you're a fan of Yorgos Lanthimos or Lynne Ramsay, you'll probably enjoy this trip down the hole, just be prepared you may not find your way out. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
4/4 89% Pleasure (2021) "Ninja Thyberg's keen sense of direction and her ability to bring the viewer into the space is extremely effective, making it so hard to look away." - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3/4 93% Saint Maud (2020) Rose Glass's feature debut is a moody and stylish slow burn that me in awe. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
1.5/4 45% The Little Things (2021) The Little Things is trying so hard to be something grandiose and, instead, ended up as a predictable slog. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
2/4 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Wonder Woman 1984 found me devoid of all emotion except pining for the flick to end. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
3.5/4 93% Sylvie's Love (2020) Sylvie's Love is the type of movie cinephiles dream about! - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
2.75/4 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) The script left me with a muddled message, but overall this is still worth at least a watch. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
2.75/4 50% A Night of Horror - Nightmare Radio (2019) As much as I wanted Nightmare Radio to provide inspiration, I was, instead, left with fatigue. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/4 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) A refreshing take on the mob tale genre with magnetic performances! - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
3.75/4 83% Mank (2020) MANK will without a doubt find itself on my best of 2020 list - I loved it! - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
3.75/4 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Much like the writer/director/star Jim Cummings, this werewolf picture has moxie! - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2020
2.5 77% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) Even where the story lacks, this witchy tale shows promise for writer/director Thomas Robert Lee. An astonishingly impressive eerily gothic tale that is sure to only be the first of many flicks in this filmmaker's future. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/4 92% The Stylist (2020) Gevargizian manages to tell a horrifying gory story with compassion and style. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
3.75/4 90% Kajillionaire (2020) This is July at her best yet. Contains just the right amount of quirkiness, a sprinkle of absurd and a story that will melt hearts. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
2.75/4 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) It's hard to articulate the adventure you are taken on, but much like a Reese's cup, I believe there is no wrong way to interpret this flick. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/4 95% The Mole Agent (2020) A swift documentary that serves as a reminder that it is never too late to pursue a dream no matter how outlandish it may seem to everyone else. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
3.5/4 95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) A meticulously made, spectacularly spooky filled horror anthology that is sure to bring shivers down your spine. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
2.75/4 58% Tesla (2020) Knowing Tesla had a unique personality, I can only imagine he would be pleased with his life being depicted in such a far out way. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Cosmic Candy (2019) A colorful adventure in learning how to find a new sweetness in life. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
3/4 94% Sleep (Schlaf) (2020) Eccentric characters, vibes of THE SHINING and witchcraft makes SLEEP a must watch! - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2020
2.75/4 62% Radioactive (2020) I wanted to like RADIOACTIVE... unfortunately it felt uneven and would have been better served as a mini-series. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3.5/4 92% Relic (2020) Saying this movie freaked me out is an understatement... it left me sleepless. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/4 96% First Cow (2020) This cow caper may not quickly unravel, but I had fun watching the scenario play out. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
3/4 95% My Darling Vivian (2020) Sold as a documentary, but serves more as a heartfelt and loving eulogy. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
3.5/4 77% Judy & Punch (2020) A poignant take on the injustices still faced within society today. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
3.75/4 87% Shirley (2020) It is rare that I not only can relate to a character that I see on screen but feel understood, this is the power of having a female voice in film. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
4/4 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) A critical and necessary story that knocked the wind out of me. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3.5/4 87% Swallow (2020) A mesmerizing and beautifully shot feature that left me feeling haunted. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3/4 83% The Way Back (2020) Hidden in Gavin O'Connor's pseudo-sports drama, The Way Back, lies a compelling, relatable story about a person that is seeking their purpose. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/4 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) I think you will have a hard time not having a sense of delight and amusement by the time the credits roll. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3.5/4 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Finally a Universal monster reboot flick worth chattin' about. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3.5/4 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Anxiety inducing imagery aside, I already want to watch this flick again. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2.75/4 36% The Night Clerk (2020) THE NIGHT CLERK was not a complete waste of my time, but I found it to be a watch from your couch kinda flick. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
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 75% Jumbo (2021) 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 78% 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 94% 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 71% 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 38% 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 77% 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 91% 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 68% 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 69% 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