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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 The Guilty (2021) Eric Eisenberg Gyllenhaal successfully delivers a turn so exceptional that it successfully overshadows a somewhat predictable plot. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2021
4/5 The Many Saints of Newark (2021) Sean O'Connell The Many Saints of Newark hits harder if you know and care about the family - and the "family" - at the heart of the story. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2021
1.5/5 Cry Macho (2021) Eric Eisenberg The directionless plot in Cry Macho wouldn't be a problem if one actually enjoyed spending time with the central characters, but that's not something that is on the table... EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
3.5/5 Dear Evan Hansen (2021) Corey Chichizola Dear Evan Hansen is a tear-jerker, with Ben Platt proving why he's back as the title character. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2021
4/5 Malignant (2021) Eric Eisenberg With his 10th feature, [James Wan] has provided audiences with the message that he still knows how to let it rip... EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2021
4.5/5 Dune (2021) Eric Eisenberg It's everything that an adaptation of the first half of Dune should be... EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2021
3.5/5 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Eric Eisenberg [T]he action on display is brilliant and unlike anything we've ever seen before in a Marvel Studios release. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2021
1.5/5 Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Sean O'Connell LeBron James looks like he has no interest in Space Jam: A New Legacy, so why should we? EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 Old (2021) Mike Reyes While the film does start off a little uneven, it flies fast and fierce once the plot kicks in, turning into a fun and frightening thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
2.5/5 Stillwater (2021) Eric Eisenberg Instead of fully committing to its plot, Stillwater instead tries to shoehorn in a full character study... EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
4/5 Jungle Cruise (2021) Dirk Libbey Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt make this a Jungle Cruise you'll want to book. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
1.5/5 The Kissing Booth 3 (2021) Sarah El-Mahmoud Many of the storylines feel like an overreaching attempt to give audiences more of these characters, but instead of giving them actual depth, the movie turns to petty love-triangle dialogue. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
3.5/5 Respect (2021) Sean O'Connell Respect plays as a sturdy, no-frills musician biopic, but Hudson really is the reason to see this, and she is reason enough to go. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
4/5 Reminiscence (2021) Mike Reyes Action, romance, and corruption mix together in a blend that allows Reminiscence to wow as an original movie that indulges in the comforts of a very familiar sort of story. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
2.5/5 The Protégé (2021) Dirk Libbey Maggie Q is so good that that it elevates one's expectations, but for the most part The Protégé fails to deliver. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
4/5 The Night House (2020) Eric Eisenberg [T]here is a wonderful, dark creative spark in its approach that is deeply unsettling and lingers in your brain long after the house lights have gone up. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
1.5/5 Don't Breathe 2 (2021) Eric Eisenberg [B]y the time the third act rolls around it doesn't inspire screams and gasps so much as it inspires embarrassed laughter. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2021
4/5 Free Guy (2021) Mike Reyes Punchlines and emotional beats coexist in this universe, and Ryan Reynolds is clearly having fun playing the optimistic and naïve Guy EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
4.5/5 The Suicide Squad (2021) Eric Eisenberg [I]f you're an individual hooked into Gunn's wavelength, you're going to have a raucous good time. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2021
4.5/5 The Green Knight (2021) Eric Eisenberg The Green Knight is all at once thrilling, gorgeous, and haunting EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2021
3/5 Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Eric Eisenberg Andrew Koji winds up pulling off one of the more impressive spotlight-stealing performances in recent memory... EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
3/5 Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) Eric Eisenberg [A] follow-up that captures enough of the spirit of the original to be enjoyable, but also doesn't have all of the pieces to come together quite as well. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
2/5 Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Eric Eisenberg [T]he movie is far too concerned with being a dictionary definition of "cool" that it fails to offer anything that is remotely satisfying. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2021
4.5/5 Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Mike Reyes Promising "the movie event of the summer," Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is a strong opener that shows the odds are in the favor of that claim being proven absolutely accurate. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3.5/5 The Forever Purge (2021) Eric Eisenberg [O]ne of the best Purge movies yet. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3/5 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) Mike Reyes [D]elivers the same level of adventure and commentary that those who enjoyed James Corden's first outing will expect. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
1.5/5 Infinite (2021) Eric Eisenberg [I]t coalesces as a convoluted and tired "chosen one" story that inspires an empty performance from Mark Wahlberg and some world-class scenery chewing from Chiwetel Ejiofor. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2021
2/5 Spirit Untamed (2021) Sarah El-Mahmoud Spirit Untamed feels like the kind of movie you'd see playing in daycare. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
3/5 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Eric Eisenberg Among the highs and the lows of this franchise, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is a middle-of-the-pack release... EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
2.5/5 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Eric Eisenberg [L]ame and lazy plotting wind up taking a serious toll on the entertainment value, and it becomes actively hard to care about anything because the concept of "stakes" gets thrown out the window. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2021
5/5 In the Heights (2021) Mike Reyes [I]t's an absolute joy to say that director Jon M. Chu's magic touch has made the musical one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
3/5 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Eric Eisenberg A Quiet Place Part II is lacking in the novelty department, and that by itself makes it a less exciting chapter. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
2/5 Army Of The Dead (2021) Eric Eisenberg [I]nstead of engaging with anything new and interesting it puts its heavy focus on the well-worn material and paper thin characters. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
Just Before I Go (2014) Kristy Puchko Courteney Cox Owes The World An Apology For Her Directorial Debut Just Before I Go EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
3.5/5 Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Eric Eisenberg [I]ts impressive cinematic qualities [are] somewhat muted by the usage of overused plot devices, but it is a thrilling experience and a spotlight for some great talent. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
2.5/5 Mortal Kombat (2021) Eric Eisenberg [H]alf origin story and half total mess. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
2.5/5 Voyagers (2021) Sarah El-Mahmoud [W]hen Voyagers enters its second half it becomes more of a tired arguing match than an intriguing commentary. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2021
3.5/5 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Eric Eisenberg It's certainly not going to convert anyone who doesn't already take pleasure in the storied genre, but those with an open mind will find plenty to appreciate. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
2/5 Nobody (2021) Eric Eisenberg What starts out as interesting devolves into contrived and haphazard... EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
3.5/5 The Courier (2020) Eric Eisenberg Benedict Cumberbatch's turn in The Courier is a particularly fascinating one, if not simply because of its effectiveness in showcasing a key depth in the star's talent. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
2/5 Coming 2 America (2021) Sean O'Connell This tepid attempt to rekindle our interest in the series limps along on a rotating cycle of 'Remember this?' gags and too-serious subplots. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
5/5 I Care a Lot (2020) Eric Eisenberg Even the expectations of a twist that comes with the con artist subgenre, it never ceases to surprise, and it matches its wicked story with a devilish turn from Rosamund Pike... EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 Kajillionaire (2020) Will Ashton Told with compassion, insight, nuance, and care,July's latest film is quick to steal your heart and win your love. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 EMMA. (2020) Eric Eisenberg Autumn de Wilde, Anya Taylor-Joy and everyone else involved with the production absolutely do right by Jane Austen, and it's deserving of a large audience for doing so. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
3.5/5 Enola Holmes (2020) Eric Eisenberg From Nancy Drew to Harriet The Spy to Veronica Mars, there is a wonderful tradition of young female detectives that Netflix's new film builds on, and it's great to see it carry on. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
4.5/5 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Eric Eisenberg Whether or not it finds an immediate audience is incidental, as it is guaranteed to be headed towards cult movie status; the only question pre-release is exactly how big the cult will be. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Eric Eisenberg [T]he power pack of Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya and the stunning realities the film depicts leave an indelible impact. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
4.5/5 Nomadland (2020) Eric Eisenberg It's great filmmaking from a talented director, and one of the industry's best performers. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
5/5 Hamilton (2020) Sean O'Connell The show, against all odds, lives up to its hype. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
2.5/5 Palmer (2021) Eric Eisenberg While not exactly bad, it's strikingly mediocre... EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021