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      Oppenheimer (2023) Rain Jokinen [Nolan's films are] very loud, very busy, and very cold. He's Kubrick on steroids. Oppenheimer is all of those things, but Cillian Murphy's performance as J. Robert Oppenheimer is so riveting I could almost feel some emotion while watching it.
      Posted Jul 24, 2023
      Barbie (2023) Rain Jokinen The Barbenheimer phenomenon pleases me primarily because it's proof there is room for an unapologetically pink feminist manifesto next to a deadly serious anti-war story in our existing cineplexes, and that plenty of people will indeed see both.
      Posted Jul 24, 2023
      No Hard Feelings (2023) Rain Jokinen [T]oo much of the movie takes the tame route, seemingly not understanding that a modern raunchy sex comedy can have the sex, and the raunch, and still be worthy of a star like Jennifer Lawrence.
      Posted Jun 23, 2023
      Elemental (2023) Rain Jokinen Elemental is one of the most beautiful films Pixar has ever released...and will benefit greatly from its eventual move to Disney+, where you can pause and explore all the visual glory of the elements and their world.
      Posted Jun 16, 2023
      The Blackening (2022) Rain Jokinen I'm willing to overlook a weak ending when what comes before it so much fun.
      Posted Jun 16, 2023
      Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) Rain Jokinen [D]on't say I didn't warn you.
      Posted May 05, 2023
      Polite Society (2023) Rain Jokinen [P]ure fun, from start to finish.
      Posted Apr 28, 2023
      Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (2023) Rain Jokinen Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret is a charming period piece (sorry).
      Posted Apr 28, 2023
      Mafia Mamma (2023) Rain Jokinen Listen, I don't blame Toni Collette for signing on to a movie that required her to travel to Italy, eat a lot of pasta, and make out with hot Italian men, no matter how terrible the script may have been.
      Posted Apr 14, 2023
      Renfield (2023) Rain Jokinen Even when he's reduced to a blackened, smoldering char, [Cage] can deliver a line like no one else.
      Posted Apr 14, 2023
      The Pale Blue Eye (2022) Rain Jokinen The film's eerie and atmospheric setting and cinematography does a lot of the heavy lifting until the ultimate twists that you will either go with, or roll your eyes at.
      Posted Jan 07, 2023
      Women Talking (2022) Rain Jokinen <i>Women Talking</i> is indeed a talky movie, but what talking! And what women!
      Posted Jan 07, 2023
      A Man Called Otto (2022) Rain Jokinen [T]he story...gets pretty dark pretty quickly, giving what appears to be a predictable story an uneasy edge.
      Posted Jan 07, 2023
      Catherine Called Birdy (2022) Rain Jokinen [Catherine Called Birdy uses] the past to comment on the present, and how much women have had to, and still have to, fight for the basic right to exist as they want to.
      Posted Sep 23, 2022
      Don't Worry Darling (2022) Rain Jokinen [Wilde] definitely wants this film to speak to ideas of modern gender roles, toxic masculinity, and female autonomy, but she lingers in that perfect world just a little too long. Not that I can blame her.
      Posted Sep 23, 2022
      Blonde (2022) Rain Jokinen [A] relentlessly bleak film that, while based on a "fictionalized" account of Monroe's life, may still have you coming away believing that her life was nothing but an endless series of traumas.
      Posted Sep 23, 2022
      Blacklight (2022) Rain Jokinen Even a few good car chases and 'splosions aren't enough to make the movie even half-way enjoyable. I don't want Liam Neeson to retire, but perhaps the Liam Neeson genre should.
      Posted Feb 11, 2022
      I Want You Back (2022) Rain Jokinen Laughs, tears, and the occasional inexplicable cameo make I Want You Back perfect Valentine's Day viewing, though perhaps a little more so for the brokenhearted than the happily entwined.
      Posted Feb 11, 2022
      The Humans (2021) Rain Jokinen It's part family drama, part horror movie, aka...Thanksgiving.
      Posted Nov 25, 2021
      Freeland (2020) Rain Jokinen Directors Mario Furloni and Kate McLean definitely capture the beauty of Northern California, and how idyllic it can be to essentially make a living off your land.
      Posted Nov 19, 2021
      Zeros and Ones (2021) Rain Jokinen [A] confusing and murky mess that will probably only satisfy Ferrara's most devoted fans
      Posted Nov 19, 2021
      The First Wave (2021) Rain Jokinen It's heartbreaking, but also filled with life affirming moments that make the documentary bearable.
      Posted Nov 19, 2021
      Finch (2021) Rain Jokinen Ultimately, I couldn't help but find this flawed robot, and this flawed film, endearing.
      Posted Nov 05, 2021
      Women is Losers (2021) Rain Jokinen The strong cast, which includes Simu Liu, Liza Weil, Stephen Bauer, but particularly Lorenza Izzo, helps carry the film over its bumpier and cliched moments.
      Posted Oct 29, 2021
      A Mouthful of Air (2021) Rain Jokinen [Amanda] Seyfried gives a great performance, and when the film does depict her moments of mental and parental exhaustion, she is wholly convincing. She shines in a film that is too often frustratingly opaque.
      Posted Oct 29, 2021
      The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) Rain Jokinen Don't come to The Electrical Life of Louis Wain for the facts. Come for the performances, some moments of original beauty, and of course, the cats.
      Posted Oct 22, 2021
      Black as Night (2021) Rain Jokinen It doesn't go without comment even within the film that this set-up is similar to another story centered on a teenage vampire slayer, and Black As Night is at times equally humorous and irreverent.
      Posted Oct 01, 2021
      I'm Your Man (2021) Rain Jokinen I'm Your Man is a sci-fi rom-com that's a bit low on the sci-fi, the laughs, and the romance. But that's because it's more interested in the philosophical questions the combination of all those things can raise.
      Posted Sep 24, 2021
      The Guilty (2021) Rain Jokinen It takes an actor with [Gyllenhaal's] intensity to hold an audience's attention for that much screen time. The Guilty isn't action packed, but it's never a boring watch.
      Posted Sep 24, 2021
      Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021) Rain Jokinen What Jamie needs is more Mimi Me and less woe-is-me.
      Posted Sep 17, 2021
      Best Sellers (2021) Rain Jokinen There's nothing very surprising in the comedic drama Best Sellers to anyone who has seen...any movie ever, but it manages to rise slightly above its predictability through the strength of its performances.
      Posted Sep 17, 2021
      Fauci (2021) Rain Jokinen I don't think Fauci is going to convert any of his detractors, but for anyone who really didn't know much about him before this past year, it's both an entertaining and illuminating documentary.
      Posted Sep 10, 2021
      Mogul Mowgli (2020) Rain Jokinen Director Bassam Tariq likes to delve into fantastic and surreal realms at times, but the film succeeds most when it's grounded in reality.
      Posted Sep 03, 2021
      Together (2021) Rain Jokinen [Sharon] Horgan proves herself to be as fine a dramatic actress as she is a comedian; she's the primary reason the movie works at all.
      Posted Aug 27, 2021
      The Tomorrow War (2021) Rain Jokinen If you aren't an Amazon Prime subscriber and can't watch The Tomorrow War, don't worry that you're missing much; you've likely seen something very similar--and better--before.
      Posted Jul 02, 2021
      Cruella (2021) Rain Jokinen [Cruella is] a fun, fashion fueled fantasy that is ultimately weighed down by its connection to the Disney franchise.
      Posted May 28, 2021
      The Djinn (2021) Rain Jokinen The Djinn wouldn't work as well as it does without Ezra Dewey as Dylan, the kid at the center of the story.
      Posted May 14, 2021
      Wrath of Man (2021) Rain Jokinen Ironically, this theatrical release is exactly the kind of movie you'd usually find on some streaming service when looking for something, anything, new to watch.
      Posted May 07, 2021
      Promising Young Woman (2020) Rain Jokinen Promising Young Woman is a gooey romantic comedy wrapped in a pastel colored, hard candy, revenge fantasy shell. It's also my favorite film of 2020.
      Posted Jan 15, 2021
      On the Rocks (2020) Rain Jokinen The lightness of On the Rocks is the very thing that lifts it.
      Posted Oct 23, 2020
      Tesla (2020) Rain Jokinen If you've seen any of Almereyda's other movies, particularly the Shakespeare adaptations that also star Ethan Hawke, you'll know not to expect a conventional biopic.
      Posted Aug 21, 2020
      Chemical Hearts (2020) Rain Jokinen It is said that the writer's role is to observe, but that doesn't make for a riveting romance.
      Posted Aug 21, 2020
      Irresistible (2020) Rain Jokinen Now I'm wondering if the last four years have crushed [Jon Stewart] too.
      Posted Jun 26, 2020
      The Vast of Night (2019) Rain Jokinen {A] drive-in theater is the perfect venue for this 1950's-set tale about a single night in a small New Mexico town that may or may not be experiencing some UFO visitations.
      Posted May 29, 2020
      The Trip to Greece (2020) Rain Jokinen [O]f all the Trip films, The Trip to Greece hits a melancholy note that's perfectly befitting these times.
      Posted May 22, 2020
      How to Build a Girl (2019) Rain Jokinen I ... enjoyed watching a story about a teenage girl doing things teenage girls often dream about doing, but rarely get to see themselves doing in the stories they watch.
      Posted May 08, 2020
      The Wretched (2019) Rain Jokinen It may have you longing for warm summer nights outside, while appreciating the comfort and safety of your current shelter.
      Posted May 01, 2020
      The Invisible Man (2020) Rain Jokinen [Elisabeth Moss] gives the kind of performance that, were it not in a horror movie, would get all the nominations and awards
      Posted Feb 28, 2020
      Underwater (2020) Rain Jokinen It's never a good sign when a film's release is delayed two years, and it's an even worse sign when said film is released in the month of January, the chosen dumping ground for movie garbage.
      Posted Jan 10, 2020
      Cats (2019) Rain Jokinen I'll skip the obvious first question, which is just an incredulous "Why??" because I know the answer. It's the pervasive idea that anything popular that isn't a movie has to be turned into one.
      Posted Dec 20, 2019
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