The Gate

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Rating Title/Year Author
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) Andrew Parker If you have a love for all things 80s horror, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street is required viewing. If you don't, Patton's life and career are fascinating enough on their own. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
5/10 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Andrew Parker An underwhelming adaptation that looks outstanding, yet feels unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
7/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Andrew Parker Balancing cleverness, simplicity, and a clear-headed vision, Wonder Woman 1984 is an unexpected surprise. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
6/10 Max Cloud (2020) Andrew Parker The fantasy-adventure yarn Max Cloud embraces old school gaming and B-movie standards to create a fun and familiar bit of entertainment EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
9/10 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Andrew Parker Bristles with intensity, anguish, and above all else, confidence. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
4/10 Monster Hunter (2020) Andrew Parker It's a film that shows up, throws a bunch of rapidly edited action scenes in the viewers face, and then leaves no lasting or memorable impact whatsoever. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
6/10 Palm Springs (2020) Andrew Parker A delicate mash-up of meet-cute and time looping tropes that works rather well, even though the film constantly feels like it's about to fall apart at any moment. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
6/10 The War With Grandpa (2020) Andrew Parker This holiday season, if you're burnt out on watching the Home Alone movies for the ten billionth time, The War with Grandpa will nicely satisfy. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
5/10 The Prom (2020) Andrew Parker Murphy shows... the utmost desire to wow the viewer with starpower and showstoppers, taking the most suspect aspects of the show and amplifying them all tenfold. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
4/10 I'm Your Woman (2020) Andrew Parker What starts with a kernel of a good [idea] devolves into a case of style over substance, with too much dead space between the more interesting character beats and themes. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2/10 Songbird (2020) Andrew Parker Forget about the controversy or one's feelings. Just avoid Songbird because it's flat out awful. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
5/10 Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (2020) Andrew Parker [The] entire first half of Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue [is] a missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
8/10 The Great Invisible (2014) Andrew Parker When viewed through the eyes of someone living in 2020, one begins to notice a pattern concerning corporate influence over disaster response. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
6/10 Safety (2020) Andrew Parker There's probably a version of Safety that could be far more adult and harrowing in tone, but Disney's version is still entertaining and thoughtful in its own right. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
7/10 Let Them All Talk (2020) Andrew Parker Let Them All Talk is a witty and unpretentious story about overcompensating and pretentious people. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
5/10 Honest Thief (2020) Andrew Parker I wasn't really entertained by Honest Thief, but it wasn't a total wash, either. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
8/10 Yes, God, Yes (2019) Andrew Parker Yes, God, Yes, is a teen sex comedy with the engine of a mature, character based drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
6/10 40 Years a Prisoner (2020) Andrew Parker Compellingly and empathetically speaks out against a criminal justice system that protects an overwhelmingly white establishment through cruel and unusual sentencing. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
7/10 () Andrew Parker Playfully deconstructs the life and times of a creator who tries to balance their childlike playfulness with the adult responsibilities of the real world. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
5/10 Survival Skills (2020) Andrew Parker It's weird and not entirely successful, but at least Survival Skills has a profound sense of purpose. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
6/10 Luxor (2020) Andrew Parker A slight, but truthful examination of trauma EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
2/10 All My Life (2020) Andrew Parker I'm almost sorry to speak ill of All My Life, but this is an inexcusably bad movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
7/10 Black Bear (2020) Andrew Parker [Levine] and his exceptional leading trio of actors put everything they have to give into their wild and constantly shape-shifting concept. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/10 Triggered (2020) Andrew Parker It's the sort of "race against the clock" story that's begging to be told in real time, but strains credibility and patience as it wheezes towards and past the 90 minute mark EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
1/10 Stardust (2020) Andrew Parker I like to believe that even the worst films have something good in them, but it's pretty hard to find that in Stardust. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
7/10 Funny Boy (2020) Andrew Parker The story at the heart of the film, which examines issues of racial inequality, sexual identity, and genocide, is one well worth telling and sharing. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
6/10 Black Beauty (2020) Andrew Parker Black Beauty certainly appeals most to a specific audience, but it's well made enough to reach beyond that and entertain viewers of numerous different ages and backgrounds. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
7/10 Zappa (2020) Andrew Parker Winter does a fine job of showing the various ways [Zappa] changed an industry to which he refused to conform. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
7/10 Happiest Season (2020) Andrew Parker It's an assured balance between convention and ingenuity. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
6/10 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Andrew Parker The Croods: A New Age won't tax any viewers young or old, but it will offer them some gorgeous visuals, lighthearted chuckles, and gently relayed life lessons. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
3/10 The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Andrew Parker The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2 isn't much of a film. It can be more easily classified as "content," or more charitably as "a product." EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
9/10 Rocks (2019) Andrew Parker Rocks speaks wisely and without judgment towards anyone of any age who has found themselves in a desperate situation. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
8/10 The Walrus and the Whistleblower (2020) Andrew Parker The perfect marriage of a cracking legal drama and a vital social advocacy exposee. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
7/10 La belle époque (2019) Andrew Parker A pleasingly strange comedy... takes a somewhat familiar high concept and applies it to the story of two men [growing] older, but not necessarily wiser. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/10 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Andrew Parker Hillbilly Elegy is ostensibly a true story told in the fakest, most insulting fashion possible. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
5/10 Fatman (2020) Andrew Parker Fatman has a premise that sounds far more raucous on paper than it appears in execution. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
9/10 Mank (2020) Andrew Parker It's ambitious, passionate, and sometimes too brutally honest for its own good. In short, Mank ranks amongst David Fincher's finest efforts. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
7/10 1982 (2019) Andrew Parker Mouaness' first feature 1982 takes some time to get going, but hits every note perfectly once it finds its balance. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Amadeus (1984) Andrew Parker Amadeus is not only one of the best films made about professional jealousy and classical music, it's also - rather uniquely - a young person's movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
4/10 The Last Vermeer (2019) Andrew Parker The Last Vermeer is a dutiful, mature, and stodgy piece of work that would land better if it wasn't so precious about its reveals. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/10 Vanguard (2020) Andrew Parker Chaotic, borderline incoherent, and only showing fleeting moments of cheesy fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
6/10 The Real Right Stuff (2020) Andrew Parker Covering already well documented and adapted ground in an entertaining and innovative way, The Real Right Stuff is a familiar history lesson told in captivating fashion. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
10/10 Sound of Metal (2019) Andrew Parker Sound of Metal is the definition of unforgettable and original. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
9/10 Collective (2019) Andrew Parker Collective is a documentary that grows progressively more frightening, infuriating, and illuminating the longer one sits with it. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
5/10 Belushi (2020) Andrew Parker Despite the film's use of rare, sometimes unseen archival footage and documents, Belushi feels more like a summation than anything eye opening. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
10/10 Between the World and Me (2020) Andrew Parker No one flinches. No one falters. Some are moved to tears. Others bear a steely, hardened resolve. The commitment on the part of all involved [is] unwavering. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
7/10 The Donut King (2020) Andrew Parker It's as layered as a cronut and just as admirable and innovative of a creation. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
5/10 LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) Andrew Parker This cheap looking and barely passable animated yarn is aimed squarely at the youngest and least discriminating of kids. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
7/10 Martin Eden (2019) Andrew Parker Pietro Marcello's Martin Eden is a tale of meteoric rises and spectacular falls, just not in the way most people imagine them. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
9/10 Saint Frances (2019) Andrew Parker It's the type of film that pulls the audience in with familiarity, only to end up leaving them spiritually and emotionally fulfilled while entertaining them. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020