Sonny Bunch

Sonny Bunch
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T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 54% Cry Macho (2021) Cry Macho undoubtedly has its qualities. ... Yet, I'm not really sure the thing works. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
3.5/4 87% The Card Counter (2021) The Card Counter>/i> is one of the best movies I've seen this year and. ... Go see it on a big screen that demands your focus and dominates your vision. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
3/4 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Shang-Chi is effective because the stakes remain relatively small. It is, essentially, a family melodrama. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
1.5/4 77% Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (2021) Despite dark overtones ... and some mild scandal ... it is, really, all just kind of boring. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
3/4 70% Annette (2021) Annette is the opposite of algorithmic art; it is sui generis, and in its distinctiveness, it demands attention to detail, to dialogue, to musical themes and motifs. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
2.5/4 84% Candyman (2021) Candyman is overstuffed with conceits that are either clever or half-baked, depending on your point of view, but are definitely not given the space needed. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
3/4 86% The Night House (2021) The Night House is scary, well-acted, stylish, and gestures toward profundity. Go see it in a theater so you can share the scares. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
2.5/4 80% Free Guy (2021) While I could sometimes practically feel the buttons being pushed, Free Guy nonetheless won me over. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
3/4 93% Val (2021) The most poignant moment in the documentary Val is also the most relatable. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
2/4 91% The Suicide Squad (2021) I don't hate The Suicide Squad ... but I do feel somewhat bludgeoned by it, as if I'm being a stick-in-the-mud for failing to fall in line and revel in the absurdity. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
2.5/4 88% The Green Knight (2021) The Green Knight is undoubtedly beautiful. ... It is equally undoubtedly weird. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
2.5/4 50% Old (2021) Shyamalan's at his best here when leaning into the truly goofy ideas at the heart of the premise. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
3.5/4 96% Pig (2021) Possibly the best new movie I've seen this year. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
2.5/4 79% Black Widow (2021) The familial interactions are the best part of the movie ... and a welcome distraction from the fact that there isn't anything approaching an interesting action sequence. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2021
3.5/4 91% No Sudden Move (2020) More fun than the twists and turns of the plot is simply watching these actors work. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
2.5/4 52% The Tomorrow War (2021) The Tomorrow War is, at heart, a movie about time and what we do with it. Fathers must learn to spend it well. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
2/4 93% Bo Burnham: Inside (2021) Bo Burnham, Bo Burnham: always you wrestle inside Bo Burnham. Always you will. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
2/4 27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) It's ... adequate? But I'm not sure that's enough. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
3.5/4 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Tight, taut, and terrifying. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
1.5/4 74% Cruella (2021) Mediocre mishmash of a movie. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
2.5/4 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) Rarely visually uninteresting or narratively dull and it features a handful of our best actors and actresses really hamming it up. Plus: It's only 100 minutes long! - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
2.5/4 61% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) You may not regret watching it, but you'll be hard-pressed to recollect much about it in the years to come. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
3/4 67% Army Of The Dead (2021) Like all Snyder movies, there's a dark, mordant humor to the picture; the safecracker Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) is one of my favorite supporting characters in some time. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
3/4 66% Wrath of Man (2021) A delightfully nasty, mean-spirited piece of work that is sure to split audiences expecting something a bit more traditionally Ritchie-esque. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
2/4 44% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) The sort of movie that reminds you why having hope for franchise fare is so often a bad idea. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
2/4 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) And this is why Mortal Kombat fails, in the end. The filmmakers seem almost embarrassed for the movie to be about a martial-arts tournament. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
3/4 79% In The Earth (2021) In the Earth may be the first great movie of the pandemic. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
3.5/4 98% The Father (2021) Almost certainly the best of the best-picture nominees. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2021
2/4 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Big monkey and big lizard go punch-punch! - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
2/4 84% Nobody (2021) I will admit to being modestly disappointed by the whole endeavor. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
3.5/4 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Righteous violence is Snyder's métier, and there is no one on the planet better at depicting it. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
3/4 74% Boss Level (2021) It's not high art, but it is fun. And, if you're willing to get on its level, perhaps even moving. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
2/4 49% Coming 2 America (2021) The sequel is flat, its PG-13 rating undermining some of the comic raunch of the first film. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/4 78% I Care a Lot (2021) Pike's steely demeanor and icy glares and crisp movements bring to life a character whose evil is so mundane and so believable that it inspires genuine revulsion. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/4 94% Nomadland (2021) In the hands of a lesser filmmaker, life in an Amazon fulfillment center could've been raw material for mockery or, perhaps worse, pity. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
2.5/4 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Splitting the film almost evenly between Hampton and O'Neal takes the focus off of the tragic figure at the story's heart. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
2.5/4 28% Bliss (2021) I don't know that the movie works as a whole. ... Still. It's great to see Owen Wilson back onscreen. And good for him for trying to work his issues out through his art. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
3.5/4 68% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) A Glitch in the Matrix is a fine addition to [Ascher's] burgeoning canon of obsession, and a must-watch for anyone who wants to be freaked out by where our technobabble is taking us. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
2.5/4 45% The Little Things (2021) A movie that's going to grow on people over the years as they grapple with its meaning. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
3/4 88% News of the World (2020) I admire Paul Greengrass ... for maintaining his faith in the power of the pen to shape the world in a more pleasing way. I'm not sure I share it any longer. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
2.5/4 94% Hunter Hunter (2020) It's honest in its cruelty. And honesty counts for something. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
2/4 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Promising Young Woman too frequently pulls its punches. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
3/4 95% Soul (2020) Sweet and sly, Soul is the hopeful note on which we needed to exit 2020. And it'll make a great way to start 2021 if you've yet to watch it. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
3/4 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Tight, slight, and a must-watch for anyone whose primary reason for watching movies is being transported by a transformational performance or three. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2020
2.5/4 9% Songbird (2020) It's like a cultural car crash, a pile-up of people and ideas and memes slamming together 70 mph in a way that leaves nothing but goo on the windshield. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
3/4 97% Sound of Metal (2020) The sound design is such that I can't help but feel annoyed that I'm watching it in any setting other than one with an immersive, massive sound system. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/4 83% Mank (2020) The fight over credit [for Citizen Kane ] is a small (and in the end, uninteresting) part of Mank. More intriguing are the various subtexts Fincher has brought to bear. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2020
3/4 45% Fatman (2020) Yes, the premise is inherently kind of goofy, even if Gibson, Goggins, and Jean-Baptiste sell the hell out of it. But it's also elegiac in its own way. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
2/4 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Hillbilly Elegy, the adaptation of J.D. Vance's memoir of the same name, has two big problems. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
2/4 50% Triggered (2020) That's just the snowflake in me, demanding little things like "consistency in my accents" from a picture like Triggered. You could even say I was . . . well, you know. - The Bulwark EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020