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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Call of the Wild (2020) Dirk Libbey There's never a moment in which you might mistake Buck for a real dog, as he always looks slightly off - although, for the most part the CGI is good enough to function. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
1.5/5 Fantasy Island (2020) Eric Eisenberg There is no challenge or creativity in the storytelling, just a series of shortcuts that are needed to get to a totally telegraphed twist EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Mike Reyes [P]retty much any time Carrey's on screen he inspires huge bouts of laughter with his trademark brand of schtick and shenanigans. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/5 Come to Daddy (2019) Mike Reyes Should you be ready for a quick and twisty thriller that isn't afraid to make you laugh with an occasional moment of gross content and bodily harm, then Come To Daddy. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/5 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Sarah El-Mahmoud It's a funny and heartwarming follow-up to All The Boys I Loved Before, but yes, it's also second best... EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
3.5/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Eric Eisenberg DC Comics fans have been waiting years and years for a great Harley Quinn solo movie, and here they get it... albeit it's packaged inside a more so-so Birds of Prey movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
3.5/5 Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Dirk Libbey While Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, as the title suggests, makes a couple mistakes, on the whole the film defies its title by being a hilarious and pleasant success. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
4.5/5 The Lodge (2019) Eric Eisenberg [W]ith some fantastic plotting, perfect pacing, clever casting, and haunting cinematography, it's arranged as a heart-pounding horror show that unnervingly examines the consequences of cruelty. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
2.5/5 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Eric Eisenberg It becomes a horror movie without any actual horror, and a waste of all its potential. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3.5/5 The Rhythm Section (2020) Mike Reyes The Rhythm Section is Blake Lively's movie, and she owns every frame of it. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Mike Reyes Once the film finds its groove, it doesn't take long for Guy Ritchie's charm to sink in, as The Gentlemen finds its rhythm and proceeds to conduct its own symphony of action, comedy, and choice swearing. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/5 The Turning (2020) Eric Eisenberg It speaks to a specific type of scary movie fan, specifically the kind that dig just living in a creepy vibe, but for those people it satisfies. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
4/5 The Last Full Measure (2020) Eric Eisenberg The Last Full Measure utilizes its impressive ensemble well, and never feels overloaded. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
2.5/5 Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace (2020) Sarah El-Mahmoud Tyler Perry is playing with your expectations here, sometimes veering into the unpredictable, but often delivering more of the same. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
2.5/5 Dolittle (2020) Dirk Libbey It clearly wanted to be something bigger, and it's simply disappointing that it isn't. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
3.5/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Sean O'Connell The anticipated sequel punches hard, drives fast through stylish explosions, cracks sharper-than-expected jokes, and basically celebrates everything that worked about the first two Bad Boys movies. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
1/5 Like a Boss (2020) Mike Reyes This is a movie built around hashtags, rather than plot points, and it's just as disposable. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3.5/5 Spies in Disguise (2019) Mike Reyes With fast-paced action, light and witty comedy, and some weighty drama added into the recipe, Spies In Disguise is a high flying cocktail of family friendly fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
2/5 The Grudge (2020) Eric Eisenberg [F]or those who expect more from their horror, it's an eye roll-inducer. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 High Life (2018) Eric Eisenberg With its grandiose imagery, devastating themes and philosophy, and complex storytelling, it's a rare hard sci-fi treat, and one that deserves appreciation while playing on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 Togo (2019) Dirk Libbey While the sleddog race against the clock is exciting, Togo is ultimately a story about connections between characters, both people and animals, and that plays at home. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
1.5/5 Cats (2019) Corey Chichizola You won't be able to look away, but you might wish you could forget the "memory" of Cats by the movie's end. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Eric Eisenberg J.J. Abrams decided to play revisionist with Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, and in doing so created a mess. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Dirk Libbey In the end, Richard Jewell the movie has nothing to say beyond the fact that Richard Jewell the man deserved better. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
4.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Eric Eisenberg The Irishman is larger in scale than anything [Martin Scorsese] ever done before, and it's stunning just how utterly captivating it is at every moment. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 6 Underground (2019) Eric Eisenberg It all comes together in the end, as 6 Underground is operating with a higher tally of good ideas versus bad ideas, but as its all playing out it feels consistently on the brink of falling apart. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Mike Reyes Not only is Toy Story 4 is the sequel I never knew I needed, it's quite possibly, the best Toy Story to ever be told. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Dirk Libbey It still has "fun and entertaining" going for it, but in a way that feels much more familiar and safe, rather than surprising. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 In Fabric (2018) Mike Reyes Peter Strickland's vision of offbeat horror in the modern age makes for not only a movie that needs to be seen, but an experience that needs to be enjoyed with a crowd. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Sean O'Connell The colorful character quirks and unexpected plot twists add up to a highly-enjoyable evening at the theater. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Eric Eisenberg Ultimately the story is pretty simple, and there are a couple of contrivances run into along the way, but 1917 primarily exists as a technical achievement, and in that capacity it is a true marvel. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
4.5/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Eric Eisenberg It packs a story that is both thrilling and powerfully relevant, features stunning cinematography, and is brought to life with two phenomenal performances from actors bringing to life characters who are fully ready to become iconic. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
4.5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Corey Chichizola While plenty of Oscar hopefuls will make you cry by tearing at your heartstrings, this new biopic will inspire tears of joy. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
2.5/5 21 Bridges (2019) Eric Eisenberg 21 Bridges is far from a bad movie - it's just more of a middle-of-the-road movie than you'd expect from the talent involved and the central concept. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
3.5/5 The Report (2019) Dirk Libbey The Report struggles to turn an important story into a good movie. In the end, it succeeds more than it fails, thanks to strong performances and the fact that the story in question is one that needs to told. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
2.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Eric Eisenberg It comes up short when trying to tell a satisfying and fully coherent story. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 Noelle (2019) Sarah El-Mahmoud For those looking for some wholesome Christmas fun this holiday season, Noelle is a sweet and sugary treat to take a bite out of. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/5 Waves (2019) Corey Chichizola Waves is a stunning and exhausting piece, which is directed and acted flawlessly. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 Dark Waters (2019) Mike Reyes The most important factor that separates Dark Waters from other true stories involving legal procedure, is that it doesn't forget to tell the very human story that inspired it in the first place. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Sean O'Connell Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story is every bit the equal to Kramer vs. Kramer, which is the highest compliment I can pay it. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Corey Chichizola Charlie's Angels is a strong contemporary take on the property, and Elizabeth Banks should be praised for wearing so many hats (and wigs) on the project. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/5 Playing With Fire (2019) Mike Reyes [A] standard formula is met with the expert timing and performances of the entire cast EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Corey Chichizola Honey Boy succeeds because Shia LeBeouf manages to tell an autobiographical story with gut wrenching honesty. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 Last Christmas (2019) Corey Chichizola Overall, Last Christmas stumbles because it lacks a unique perspective. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 Lady and the Tramp (2019) Dirk Libbey As with most Disney remakes, Lady and the Tramp provides the story that fans know, but this remake also offers a bit of additional charm to the familiar formula that both old and new Disney fans are likely to appreciate. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
1.5/5 Arctic Dogs (2019) Eric Eisenberg [T]his is a movie that feels like it was generated based on first ideas only EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Eric Eisenberg It's a tremendous achievement, and among the best Stephen King adaptations ever. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
2.5/5 Harriet (2019) Mike Reyes [W]ith the stylistic flourishes and over-dramatized moments that are typical of a more routine cinematic experiences, the film weighs itself down to an unfortunate degree that hampers pieces of the entire movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Eric Eisenberg [T]here is tremendous precedent for this kind of satire, and one of the most incredible things about Jojo Rabbit is that rather than wilting in the shadow of the greats, Taika Waititi has crafted a film worthy of the legacy. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2.5/5 Abominable (2019) Mike Reyes Kids may sit with rapt attention watching the adventure unfold before their eyes in beautifully colored detail, but adults will see the deep flaws that separate this story from greatness. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019