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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Eric Eisenberg A fantastic hero debut within a spectacular and twist-filled, 1990s-set adventure. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 Greta (2018) Eric Eisenberg A fun thriller with a couple of engaging performance and legitimately shocking moments that doesn't blow you away. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3.5/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Mike Reyes A smackdown between humor and heart, telling a story that inspires and entertains with a unique blend of tones. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Mike Reyes [P]lays with your expectations to not only get a bigger reaction than the first film, but to show off the full extent of the premise's possibilities. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 What Men Want (2019) Jessica Rawden It's nothing to write home about, but the subplots culminate in sometimes zany hilarity and each of the side characters stand out. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
4.5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Mike Reyes Fans of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise couldn't have asked for a more satisfying sequel, as The Hidden World brings this family epic to an emotionally gorgeous close. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
4.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Mike Reyes Alita: Battle Angel is the old-school blockbuster the world has needed for some time now, and dare it be said, it's what Avatar should have felt like when it debuted. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Eric Eisenberg Funny, cute, clever, and emotional as it can be at its best, it also isn't quite as awesome. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Eric Eisenberg A clever, cute, fun, and thrilling adventure, and one that properly tuned-in kids will obsess over. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
2.5/5 Serenity (2019) Mike Reyes A film that starts off like a Cinemax late night thriller, only to slide into half baked territory that only a USA Networks original dares to tread. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 A Dog's Way Home (2019) Mike Reyes It's ruff to sit and stay through A Dog's Way Home, and anyone who can do so without walking out deserves a treat. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Eric Eisenberg Simply a solid and serviceable biopic, but not really anything special. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/5 The Upside (2018) Mike Reyes The Upside isn't bad enough to be totally panned, nor is it good enough to be recommended. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
1.5/5 Glass (2019) Eric Eisenberg The conclusion of this film is a worse disaster than Eastrail 177. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
3/5 Escape Room (2019) Mike Reyes A fun morsel of junk food, ready to be devoured by its PG-13 target audience and anyone looking for something new in this desert of content known as January. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/5 Dumplin' (2018) Mike Reyes If there's anything this film should teach its audience, it's that while you may not always have your act together, there's nothing a little Dolly Pardon and some red shoes can't turn into a fun night. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
4.5/5 The Favourite (2018) Eric Eisenberg The comedy is black hole-level dark -- primarily driven by acrimony, paranoia, and just plain ol' meanness -- and perfectly juxtaposes the beautiful regal dressings. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
4.5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Eric Eisenberg It's downright ridiculous that a filmmaker can be working at this high a level so early in his career, and one can only imagine what the future holds for him. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/5 Second Act (2018) Mike Reyes Even fans of Jennifer Lopez, or the more genre friendly films that Second Act has in mind in its execution, are going to want to inquire elsewhere. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/5 Bumblebee (2018) Dirk Libbey Bumblebee is proof that it is possible to become emotionally invested in a movie where giants robots punch each other in the face. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 Vice (2018) Eric Eisenberg It's always been easy to love Adam McKay's work... but the work he is doing now is definitely next level. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/5 The Mule (2018) Sean O'Connell Eastwood shows that he's still capable of carrying a mildly compelling drama with moderate wrinkles, low stakes, but enough human drama to please his dedicated audience. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/5 Aquaman (2018) Sean O'Connell A fun, exciting, imaginative, occasionally silly but undoubtedly epic adventure that establishes an incredibly rich new cinematic world. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mike Reyes A blockbuster in every sense of the word, and it's an absolute marvel in both technical and storytelling prowess. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 Roma (2018) Sean O'Connell Be thankful Roma exists. It's a special masterpiece, from a special, masterful filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman (2005) Conner Schwerdtfeger If you are a kid, with a kid, or simply by yourself on Christmas, The Legend of Frosty the Snowman is pleasurable viewing to coincide with gift-opening. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Eric Eisenberg A stunning tribute to everything the character represents. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
5/5 Cold War (2018) Mike Reyes Pawel Pawlikowski is in love with his characters, his story, and the world he's built in Cold War, and it shows in every frame. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
Frosty the Snowman (1969) Jessica Rawden The movie is distinctly sixties, but its message is still resonant and its story is still fun, today. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
4.5/5 A Private War (2018) Mike Reyes A Private War tells Marie Colvin's story, which is just as vital as any conflict that she'd covered, and it does so with respect for its subject and the audience. It should not be missed. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town (1977) Kelly West I know it's a classic but the too-bright colors and weird animation style just doesn't work for me. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
3.5/5 Green Book (2018) Sean O'Connell It's exhilarating watching a movie and realizing, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the performances on display are locks for Oscar consideration. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.5/5 Robin Hood (2018) Mike Reyes Robin Hood does feel very much a product of its time, with fun performances and kinetic action thrown into the mix, it feels as if it had to crib from another landmark franchise to do so. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Sean O'Connell There's fun to be had in the gallows humor weaving throughout the short stories on display here. But in general, Buster Scruggs feels undercooked. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Eric Eisenberg ...a natural evolution from where the last one left off, and is packed to the brim with surprises, meta references and immense creativity... EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 Instant Family (2018) Mike Reyes While Instant Family doesn't totally break the conventions of the family comedy, it uses them to its advantage. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
3.5/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Dirk Libbey The Girl in the Spider's Web doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it is a better than average action adventure with a compelling lead actress. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Eric Eisenberg Solid and loaded with fun characters and sequences, but it's also a ride that is designed specifically to be enjoyed by those who have long invested their hearts into the Wizarding World. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
1.5/5 The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Mike Reyes Instead of being an arresting narrative, The Kindergarten Teacher should be arrested for wasting your time. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Dirk Libbey There's something about The Nutcracker and the Four Realms that I absolutely enjoyed. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
Kate & Leopold (2001) Joshua Tyler Kate and Leopold may occasionally miss the newspapers, but it has the heart and soul of a good-natured champion. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
4.5/5 X-Men (2000) Joshua Tyler It's good, damn good. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
2.5/5 Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Mike Reyes A regressive let-down, scoring only minor laughs. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
The Others (2001) Nick Romano It's not easy to essentially take Plato's Allegory of the Cave and revamp it into a psychological horror-thriller, but the English-language debut of Alejandro Amenabar paid off in its creative risks and twist finale that left jaws on the floor. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Moulin Rouge (2001) Joshua Tyler Moulin Rouge is far from perfect, but as usual, Baz Luhrman has managed to create something new... a real rarity in today's recycled Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Eric Eisenberg While there is a lot to appreciate about what plays out on screen, it ultimately amounts to "good" instead of "great." EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 Mid90s (2018) Eric Eisenberg With Hill's sharp sense of humor being the secret weapon, the feature is a fun, engaging bit of slice-of-life storytelling primarily motivated by fantastic characters driven by wonderful performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Mike Reyes It's a film that carries on (carries on), but ultimately doesn't really matter. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 Bodied (2017) Dirk Libbey Bodied is a movie virtually guaranteed to offend, though you'll probably be laughing too hard to care. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
4.5/5 The Hate U Give (2018) Dirk Libbey The Hate U Give tells an, unfortunately, all too familiar story from a point-of-view few of us will ever know, and in doing so creates one of the most powerful movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018