Ryan Silberstein

Ryan Silberstein
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Ryan Silberstein is a Philadelphia-based critic, editor of Cinema76.com, and co-host of the Shame Files Podcast. He is also a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
Publications: Moviejawn, Cinema76
Official Websites: http://cinema76.com/

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The parts of Birds of Prey that work are extremely fun, but there's too long of a wait to get there...a disappointment for staying too close to the template. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
63% Gretel & Hansel (2020) The movie starts with a feeling of unease that doesn't let up until after you leave the theater. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
80% The Hottest August (2019) ...far from An Inconvenient Truth, and other activism or information-centric documentaries of its ilk...the subjects in the film are offering their own perspective in words, not in facts and figures. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
84% Les Misérables (2020) Les Misérables is a credible French procedural that manages to surprise with both scale and feeling, worthy of Hugo's title. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
88% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Meeting Gorbachev is neither shocking nor provocative, but it certainly provides a window into the former world leader, as well as Herzog himself. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) If you're the kind of person who can cheer when a knife toss is expertly executed, Chapter 3 should not be missed. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
70% ANIARA (2019) Aniara mostly feels like a dramatization of facts rather than telling a story. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin shows superior technical craftsmanship in so many aspects of the film, but its failure to reckon with a change of medium, bungling of story, and underwhelming characters, means that it is ultimately unsatisfying. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) But the dour, lifeless tone of the film is so pervasive that it undercuts all sense of joy. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
80% Late Night (2019) Late Night is the kind of wish fulfillment comedy that makes for a pleasant viewing experience with relatively low stakes and a charming cast. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
23% Men in Black International (2019) A failure on almost every creative level and utterly dead on arrival. And outside of Nanjiani's character, it isn't all that funny either. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday has the right amount of clever ideas, humor, and musical moments to dance along from beat to beat. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Rare is a character who has both a one-note comedy beat (executed beautifully) and an extreme amount of emotional depth. What makes Forky so compelling is not his existential crisis, but his deep empathy for others... - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
53% The Lion King (2019) The impressive visuals and the mix of reverence and playfulness to the original make this a movie worth seeing on the big screen. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) As a technical exercise, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood is wonderfully realized...it would be fun to be able to explore the world of 1969 Los Angeles that Tarantino has reconstructed. If only there was anything else redeeming in this film. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
98% The Farewell (2019) Not only well-written, but superbly directed with wonderful (and often understated performances). - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) At its most successful, the film draws a line from his childhood insecurities, to the bouts of crippling depression Wallace experienced at the height of his success. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Crosby isn't shy talking about his wrongs...he reflects on the ways his anger and ego damaged his relationships with former lifelong friends. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Blinded by the Light is exceedingly earnest; it doesn't wear its heart on its sleeve so much as shouts its feelings from the rooftops. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) ...lacks enough empathy for Moses and his family to create discomfort rather than laughter...The Day Shall Come feels shallow and misguided, without being funny enough to overcome that lack of understanding. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
43% The Addams Family (2019) This origin casts the Addams family as an immigrant story, and the film leans so hard into the theme of accepting those different from us and valuing diversity over conformity, - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man is a great reminder that occasionally a throwback can feel like a breath of fresh air. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Charlie's Angels is a total blast to watch, like the breeziest film possible from the Mission: Impossible mold with a great blend of comedy and action. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Genre-wise, Ford v Ferrari is really a space picture like The Martian or Apollo 13, having more in common with those team-based efforts at an engineering goal than it does a true racing movie like Rush. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
81% The Report (2019) The Report is a call for America to be better than it has been, and ends on a hopeful note that raises more questions rather than delivering an ending. But the good guys will never win by doing nothing. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II is the exact kind of sequel that more film series need: it takes chances (within the framework of a Disney animated feature)... - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
94% Honey Boy (2019) The film feels equally like a beginning and ending of this story between Shia and his father. The ghosts of our pasts are always with us, especially when they're in our blood. All we can do is try to process that history and not pass it on. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) But in between all of the galaxy-hopping and doodad-hunting, there's some great Star Wars here. This trilogy has been at its most effective when exploring the Skywalker legacy, and Rise of Skywalker continues that trend. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
47% Underwater (2020) While it's not breaking the mold, Underwater is a pure creature feature with one of our finest actors in the lead role, making it well worth it for genre fans. By the end I was ready to accept it, even at its silliest. - Cinema76 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020