Sherin Nicole

Sherin Nicole
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Sherin Nicole might be a covert agent. Word on the street says the CIA offered her a scholarship to college (but that's classified). By day, she's an agent provocateur as chief creative officer at idobi Network. By night, she produces content for geeks and nerds alike on Geek Girl Riot.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C- 79% Mighty Oak (2020) ...although the movie is shot and constructed in a made-for-TV style it's ultimately satisfying in its connection to the pop-punk scene. In that way, it's not surprising Mighty Oak also has a EMO heart. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
78% The Old Guard (2020) We've been asking for more action movies starring 360 women and the team behind The Old Guard replied with an enthusiastic yes ma'am. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
C 40% Irresistible (2020) The film's harpooning of "politics as usual" is so "politics as usual" that you find yourself grasping for something revelatory. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
72% The King of Staten Island (2020) The painfully funny truth is no surprise, when you're watching the results of a Judd Apatow x Pete Davidson team up...but while we might know what to expect from them individually, The King of Staten Island hits like a suckerpunch. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) ...more creative non-fiction than biopic. It's a character study used to dissect the decay of male dominance on female creativity. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
70% The High Note (2020) You see? It's a conundrum. The High Note is good candy but I couldn't completely savor needs more salty to balance the sweet. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) Yet, far beyond the giggles, this comedy exposes so many of the misunderstandings, words unspoken, and insecurities that cause relationships to wobble--and the sincerity in those wobbles is hilarious. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
B 97% The Half of It (2020) The Half of It explores burgeoning attraction with a delightful melancholy and nuanced storytelling, showing just how difficult blossoming can be when you've never known to hope for sunlight. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
95% Goldie (2020) I think I get it now, this ambivalence I feel about the film. I adore a 'black girl story' and a lead like Woods' Goldie is a joy to see. Yet this is a film about disappointment and sagging dreams; - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
81% Tigertail (2020) Yet, for most of its runtime Tigertail is monotone -- the dramatic moments don't peak the way you want them to and when it should sparkle it only glimmers. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
90% My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2020) When I saw the opening, that was the moment I was all in. The animation really struck me...but also the growth in Deku and Bakugo's relationship. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
87% Emma. (2020) Emma (2020) is lovely but only that.. It's well made, well acted, and superbly designed but when I left the theater it left me as easily as cotton candy in the rain. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
73% The Photograph (2020) Visually lush, steeped in moody earth & jewel tones; subtly acted with a veracity that feels alive; well crafted like a smooth fizzy cocktail that leaves you buzzed--The Photograph is all these things. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Lara Jean learns a lot of lessons--she changes and she grows--but she never becomes anything other than herself. It's always her discovering new sides of herself. That's so important for young women to see. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
14% Dolittle (2020) Is Dolittle silly? Yes, it was probably meant to be. Is it family entertainment? Yep. Will audiences like it? I'm not sure. I'm still trying to understand why y'all liked fidget spinners so much. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) There's a lot of blood and bullets and chases and snark and music and fighting and sadness and familial love and comedy and nostalgia and action and... Isn't that what you want from a Bad Boys movie? - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
83% Just Mercy (2020) Can justice exist without mercy or equality? ... Ultimately that's what Just Mercy is about. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Waithe gives us the multitudinous facets of Black life in America--the joys and brokenness and the solidarity--and for us she writes a deep dark-skinned, berry sweet love that we so deeply want to last. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
83% Waves (2019) What's most affecting about WAVES is how slice-of-life it is, and how deeply that knife can cut. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) The story is better but the music isn't quite as good...still #sisterhood and #findingyourself - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
48% American Son (2019) This one is all about hard truths...a work of art that is riveting in its own taut way. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Almódovar delights in our weirdness and our everyday hurts, while showing us how wondrous they can be. All these things are more true and more solemn in 'Pain and Glory' than I have ever seen them. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
68% Joker (2019) That's what makes this film so insidious, the 'Joker' movie might be a far bigger villain than the Joker himself ever was. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) To paraphrase Kate Bush, this woman's work, this woman's film, ooooh it's good for us never judges its leads, their careers, or their choices. It gives them to us wholly, showing all of who they are, then leaves us to sort out the rest. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Blinded By the Light has something to say, it's a revelation about finding yourself, with your figurative feet firmly set in two countries (and not allowing it to trip you up). - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Why don't I feel the same today as I did when I watched the original? Animation [is] much more expressive...this film is so deeply photorealistic the expressiveness of these characters is lost. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
B+ 98% The Farewell (2019) This goodbye is complicated. That's what makes it work so well...Lulu Wang has made a film so deeply personal we have no choice but to recognize her story as our own. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
B+ 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Tom Holland encapsulates both Spider-Man and Peter Parker better than anyone I've seen. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Give me more about these songs, the effect they have on the world, and why losing them is its own sort of disaster...[don't] preach at me unless it's Sunday morning, because YESTERDAY should've been a Saturday night and a lot more fun when it ended. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
B+ 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) The diary of a brilliant woman who will pry your mind open and dip it into the universe. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
100% Pause (2019) Tonia Mishiali's film is gorgeous in its solemnity...there is a quiet tension that carries you through the film. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
B 89% Always Be My Maybe (2019) There's a lot I want to say about Always Be My Maybe but it's mostly squealing and giggling in glee. Neither predictable or clichéd, instead ABMM hits all the tropes--which makes it an enjoyable character driven rom-com that I, personally, loved. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) MIB: International is a lot of fun, if you like that sort of thing, and here's me with my hand raised. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Perhaps I just wanted more than this film was after. I wouldn't call it rotten but the story has reached its sell-by-date. However, Late Night has its charm and its two leading ladies make it worth the time pass. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Every generation has their teen movie but BOOKSMART does something different. Not only does it center two female leads who are empowered and supportive of each other, it is also nonstop realness that is true and pure and hilarious. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
95% See You Yesterday (2019) A wholly imaginative, fully entertaining, and yet unflinching vision of a pair of high school geniuses, who invent time travel...and learn science is easy, consequences are hard. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) From the scenes readers will be waiting for, to the divergences that will surprise everyone in the theater--Shahidi and Melton have an easy chemistry, they'll make you believe in love-in-the-first-24 [we just wish there were more emotional thrills]. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Parabellum is the movie equivalent of a 3D experience at the amusement'll gleefully line up when it ends--just so this movie can fry your brain one more time. Everything about it hurtles Parabellum to the peak of the assassin movie sub-genre. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) Director Jonathan Levine wanted to make an 80s style romcom that balances love & laughs--by adding nods from slapstick and upping the stakes--he succeeds. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Plainly stated: Avengers: Endgame is the payoff for all the time, and inspiration, and joy you've invested in the MCU all these years-and it pays well - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
B- 81% Fast Color (2019) Fast Color is quiet, and indie, and dynamic. Even if it doesn't quite deliver a fantastic final showdown, these three women have their own gravity - you'll be pulled in. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
47% Little (2019) The true triumph of 'Little' is Marsai Martin, from creating and pitching this film, to executive producing it, to being the best thing about it. Martin is incredible. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
C 64% Unicorn Store (2019) a whimsical comedy that jumps between the awkward humor of The Office and the outrageousness of Office Space with rainbow sprinkles and a touch of Wonka magic thrown in. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
B+ 93% Us (2019) This is a blood soaked fable with white rabbits you can't help but follow down -- and it's a thrilling way to fall. Peele excels at the shocks and reversals Hitchcock and Serling would cheer for. Yet he does it his way, and his way is so very good. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
C- 34% Wonder Park (2019) It owes a lot to Inside Out...but I'm reminded of the aphorism: Good artists copy, great artists steal. Maybe Wonder Park should've stolen more and been less of a wide-eyed imitation. It's sweet but it's not satisfying. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
6/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It's cool...I mean, it's enjoyable...I mean, it's pleasant, but I feel like the emotional impact you take away from the movie relies on the emotional connection you bring into the theater with you - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
C- 42% What Men Want (2019) This cast is capable of serving up a delicious rom-com that simultaneously takes down misogyny without smudging its lipstick, yet even with a cast and a soundtrack this good, What Men Want never finds its rhythm. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
D 22% Miss Bala (2019) It's a good time but it's not a good movie. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
B 84% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) Dragon Ball Super: Broly makes you feel every emotion a full season of the series would. And it's a fightgasm of full on Dragon Ball action. And there's fusion... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
C 37% Glass (2019) I liked it but...Glass needed an editor. Someone to dial it back, give it focus, and help to find the truelife moments that make good comics and good comic book movies work. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019