Sarah Knight Adamson

Sarah Knight Adamson
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T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) "Wonder Woman 1984" is exactly the film we need to teach young girls throughout to world that they can be superheroes by doing their best in helping others. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
3/4 72% We Can Be Heroes (2021) Here's great family fun viewing for all, with dazzling special effects and non-stop action-the back-and-forth banter between the superhero kids feels 'on the nose' as we are privy to their inner thoughts. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
4/4 95% Soul (2020) Here's a film that's perfect for the entire family. Similar in tone to Disney's "Inside Out," kids and adults are shown that through our differences, we shine as people and that it's never too late to follow your dreams. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/4 87% News of the World (2020) Screenplay writer, director Paul Greenhouse presents a story of compassion, love, & family. "News of the World" is my favorite movie of 2020. Tom Hanks' acting is phenomenal-he is the reason to see the film along with breakout star Helena Zengel. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/4 56% The Prom (2020) I enjoyed James Corden's performance as well as all of the cast, lavish sets, and costuming. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
3.5/4 92% Dear Santa (2020) As the viewer, you'll experience the joy of the Christmas spirit. You can't help be inspired by Santa's elves and the trouble they encounter in finding the kids' perfect gifts. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/4 32% Superintelligence (2019) McCarthy is hysterical as always; the film has a sweet ending with thoughts of hope for our human nature. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
3.5/4 72% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) It's great to see so many familiar characters as Rey explores the past and present of the Skywalker saga and the expanded universe-with the surprise addition of The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/4 89% Let Them All Talk (2020) Soderberg used an unconventional filmmaking method by using only an outline instead of a script, take notice of the cast improvising their lines. It's an enjoyable film about friendship, regrets, and even a new romance, with a natural and organic tone. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/4 64% Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (2020) A beautiful movie with messages of love and forgiveness. The music and Dolly Parton will warm your heart. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
2.5/4 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Unfortunately, the narrow script and depressing scenes don't explain how Vance was able to break the cycle. The narrow focus elicits anger rather than sympathy. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
3.5/4 90% Belushi (2020) The excellent film highlights the complex persona of a beloved American icon who changed comedy forever. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
3/4 80% Over the Moon (2020) The animation is both creative and eye-popping colorful. We travel on a space adventure filled with touching family moments and has a soundtrack of catchy, memorable songs along with an adorable bunny and sweet little frog. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2020
2.5/4 44% Holidate (2020) What started as a clever storyline quickly turned into an onscreen groundhog day-situation. The characters became monotonous and somewhat dull. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2020
4/4 100% A Most Beautiful Thing (2020) Mary Mazzio, writer/director of "A Most Beautiful Thing," takes us on an inspiring 'call to action' voyage - her sharp lens brings us one of the Best documentaries of 2020. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/4 19% 2 Hearts (2020) "2 Hearts" is an inspirational movie that plays like a Hallmark movie, which is fine with me as the intended messages are brought to the forefront with believable and charming characters. Bring your Kleenex, you may shed a tear or two. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/4 87% The Social Dilemma (2020) This is a call to action film alerting us of the addiction and the emotional struggles of adults, teens, and children that are using social media. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
3.5/4 81% From the Vine (2020) Some may know of Pantoliano from his "Sopranos" days; here he radiates the screen in every frame of the gorgeous Italian countryside. It's as if he was meant to play the role; it's refreshingly old-fashioned storytelling that scores high notes. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/4 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Written and directed by Natalie Krinsky, her direction allows both leads to find their ground and play their hands. I enjoyed both performances and surprises along the way. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
4/4 100% Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (2020) Michelle Rodriguez, a star of the "Fast and Furious" movies, advocates for all stuntwomen to receive the recognition they deserve. One of the best documentaries of the year! - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
3.5/4 96% Nomadland (2020) The reason to watch "Nomadland" is to see first-hand Frances McDormand's heartfelt performance, one of the best of her career, and to bring the topic of nomad workers to the forefront. Look for Oscar buzz and many awards in the coming season. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3.5/4 98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) The choreography is mesmerizing, the music is extraordinary, and the feeling of joy creates a tone of hope. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3.5/4 98% One Night in Miami (2020) The script's lighthearted humor contrasts that weighty issues at stake-one of my favorite films at #TIFF20. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/4 73% Mulan (2020) "Mulan" raises the bar in Disney sequels. This one is outstanding. The strong, gorgeous storyline for Mulan, the female character, sets a wonderful role model for all girls worldwide. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
4/4 62% Fatima (2020) "Fatima" is a gorgeous film with inccredible performances by all cast members. The beautiful, majestic voice of Andrea Bocelli sets a spiritual and haunting tone of the film. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
3.5/4 89% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) An excellent film on all fronts. Great script, tremendous acting and a realistic look at mental health and the ramifications for teens. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
3/4 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) Heartwarming film for all. The original song "Free" written by iconic songwriter Diane Warren, sets the tone and intended message of the film. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
2.5/4 48% Unhinged (2020) The movie turns into a 'violent, slasher horror film very quickly. Russell Crowe is terrifying as "The Man." I'd recommend the film if you are a horror fan; otherwise, I'd steer clear. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
3/4 70% The Sleepover (2020) "The Sleepover"is an outrageous, silly family-centered film for the everyone, similar to the "Spy Kids" movies. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2020
3.5/4 94% Boys State (2020) Directors, Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss, give us an outstanding bird's eye view of the process, by following four boys, each with very different personalities & backgrounds. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
3.5/4 49% Made in Italy (2020) "Made in Italy" is a beautiful sun-quenched film that washes over you like a lovely summer breeze-filmed in the quaint, colorful village of Montecheelio in the Tuscany region of Italy. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2020
3/4 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Director David Dobkin, who brought us laughs in "Wedding Crashers," presents a hysterical film capitalizing on Will Ferrell's 'Man Child' persona. You'll see some hilarious moments, and I especially enjoyed viewing Rachael McAdams's comedic performance. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
3/4 62% Radioactive (2020) We learn a great deal about Marie Curie, through Rosamund Pike's exceptional portrayal. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
3/4 75% The Rental (2020) Dave Franco's writing and directing debut "The Rental" is a psychological horror-thriller that will keep you guessing. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2020
3.5/4 94% Faith Based (2020) The dynamic duo of Luke Barnett and Tanner Thomason carry "Faith Ba$ed" as a buddy-movie-leaving the making of a 'Christian based film' as a minor subplot. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
3.5/4 79% Greyhound (2020) Similar in tone to the film "Dunkirk," slight on narrative heavy-handed on facial expressions--Tom Hanks is superb! - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
3/4 48% My Spy (2020) Family friendly comedy that I'd actually like to see a sequel in the works. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
4/3.5 100% Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) The film comes from the heart, it's a raw, uplifting portrait of a person with a giving, and humorous soul. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/4 92% The Outpost (2020) This outstanding film is a tribute to the soldiers and their families. I can't urge you enough to see this important, historical film, it will tug at your heartstrings. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
4/4 98% Hamilton (2020) "Hamilton" is a refreshing intermission of our world at the moment-electrifying and ingenious, brilliant, and exhilarating- a joyous celebration of our nation's history, seen through a vision of untraditional casting. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
3.5/4 100% Miss Juneteenth (2020) I didn't want the movie to end, that's how much the film invests in its mother-daughter character portrayal. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
3.5/4 91% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) The film starts as a gentle father-daughter story and shifts gears towards a painful coming-of-age tale. Sabrina Carpenter carries the film superbly as she navigates her new life without her parents. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/4 94% Dads (2020) Excellent, comedic and serious documentary--the diversity of the dads is substantial; different styles of parenting from around the globe are highlighted-all with the common thread of love at the core. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/2.5 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) The film is dark in tone, complicated, and very hard to follow. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
4/4 87% Shirley (2020) Moss and Stuhlbarg are absorbing in their roles. The toxic relationship between Jackson and Stanley is similar to watching "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf." - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
3/4 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Beanie Feldstein is the reason to see this film, we view her many moods and personas. A fun, wild, crazy ride with a great message about friendship. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
3.5/4 86% Inside the Rain (2020) I applaud Aaron Fisher's courage, tenacity, and resourcefulness not only to write, direct and star in the film but to put himself 'out there' in hopes of helping himself and others to understand his challenging condition. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3.5/4 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Director Matt Wolf's background film footage, along with narration, adds tremendously to the dream of the groups' final experiment. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2020
3.5/4 94% Bad Education (2019) Hugh Jackman is the reason to see this film. It's one of his best performances of his career. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2020
3.5/4 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) Selah is a fully written and expertly directed character; she's a force to be reckoned with. She's strong, beautiful, bold, and driven by power. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2020