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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Our Friend (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [To] say I wasn't visibly moved would be a lie. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/4 No Man's Land (2021) Sara Michelle Fetters I feel like No Man's Land gets far more right than it does wrong. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
1.5/4 The Marksman (2021) Sara Michelle Fetters This is a ponderous slog of a tale that rarely achieves anything close to a lasting impact. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
2.5/4 Skyfire (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters It's all far more entertaining than it likely has any right to be. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/4 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Kirby's magnificence alone makes Pieces of a Woman worthy of a look. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
3.5/4 Silent Running (1972) Sara Michelle Fetters Douglas Trumball's Silent Running is a flawed classic, but that still makes it a classic. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
2.5/4 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Shadow in the Cloud was a surprisingly enjoyable flight of monstrous fancy that helped me start the year off with a happy smile. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2021
4/4 Promising Young Woman (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman is the year's most explosively shocking and forcefully controversial debut. It is also one of its best films. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2020
2.5/4 The Midnight Sky (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters But my heartstrings were still tugged, and even if the contrivances required to bring things to a conclusion are a little obnoxious, I can't work up the energy to get bent out of shape about it. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/4 Monster Hunter (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Monster Hunter is exactly what you think it is going to be, nothing more, and certainly nothing less, and I'm okay with that. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
2.5/4 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Wonder Woman 1984 is worthwhile mainly because its sense of hopeful uplift is genuine. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/4 Soul (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Soul ends on the perfect note, its last moments overflowing in voluminous human insights so melodious I could happily hum its climactic tune for a lifetime and likely never grow tired of hearing it. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/4 Greenland (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters But no matter how silly it all gets the reality of the situation for the family is rarely inauthentic, making the ridiculous stupidity even easier to digest. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2020
3.5/4 News of the World (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Hanks is his typical outstanding self, bringing a level of internalized gravitas to the story that's undeniably moving. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2020
1.5/4 The Prom (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters A mixture of heartfelt melodrama and schlocky, treacle-ridden nonsense, this movie both gave me a headache while it also produced a couple of honest tears. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/4 Queer Japan (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Weaving something like 100 interviews into the narrative, director Graham Kolbeins paints with broad strokes, revealing a portrait of identity, labels and culture that's pretty dang enthralling. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
2/4 Songbird (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters It pushes buttons that feel ugly and inappropriate, all of which makes giving the film any sort of fair assessment difficult to do. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
2/4 The Stand In (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters While Barrymore throws herself into her dual roles with enthusiastic aplomb, this is a sluggish, brazenly unlikeable comedy-drama hybrid that's one of the year's more disappointing failures. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
1.5/4 Mank (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Fincher's latest is a disappointing slice of Hollywood hooey. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
3.5/4 Sound of Metal (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters There is a breathless sonic majesty to Darius Marder's superb Sound of Metal that left me a discombobulated mess long after the drama had ended. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
3/4 Happiest Season (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters This heartwarming trifle is agreeably paced, and while the movie evaporates into the ether before the end credits have even concluded, a hearty smile still lingered on my face long after it was over. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/4 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters There are a number of ingenious bits, and strictly from a animation perspective I'm tempted to say this sequel is even more extraordinary than the first film was. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
2/4 Vanguard (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters It's a lackluster, inanely plotted throwback that relies far too heavily on ineffective digital effects. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/4 Freaky (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Newton delivers a triumphant star-making turn that's nothing short of glorious. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
3/4 Let Him Go (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Costner and Lane know these two characters like the back of their proverbial hands, slipping into these personas with hushed, unhurried ease. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
3/4 The Craft: Legacy (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters There's magic being performed by this quartet of young witches. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
3.5/4 His House (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters His House is something special, the line between forgiveness and punishment an ethereal enigma that's as haunting as it is imperceptible. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/4 Come Play (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Come Play ends up being a fun, frequently tense little genre shocker that's also a sublime calling card for Chase that has me excited to see what he'll get up to next. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
3.5/4 Synchronic (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Synchronic [is] a groovy psychedelic hallucinatory delight worth getting addicted to. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
2/4 Rebecca (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters [Rebecca] left me wanting more, this emotionally flaccid retelling of one of literature's greatest gothic romances a frustrating waste of time. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 12 Hour Shift (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters It's a spiritedly entertaining bit of unrelenting nastiness, all of it centered on a strong performance from the versatile Bettis that's outstanding. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Sorkin's latest directorial offering is timely, engaging and undeniably thought-provoking. It is also spectacularly acted across the board. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/4 The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters While it does take a little time to get in sync with the energetically acerbic vibe, I got a big kick out of this one. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/4 Once Upon a River (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Once Upon a River is a quiet, gorgeously shot meditative sojourn into the unknown. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/4 A Call to Spy (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters A Call to Spy is an enjoyable WWII drama that ends up packing a rather unexpected emotional punch. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/4 Spontaneous (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Spontaneous raucously combusts like no other horror-comedy this year. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/4 The Boys in the Band (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Quinto provides an instant jolt of electricity I did not see coming. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
3.5/4 The Nest (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Sean Durkin's The Nest is a stinging marital drama that's nothing short of superb. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
3/4 Alone (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Alone is a supremely entertaining wilderness survival thriller that makes up in tension, excitement and visceral chills what it lacks anything akin to a surprise. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
2/4 Blackbird (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Everything felt too contrived, too scripted, to overly theatrical to resonate on a personal level. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
1.5/4 Antebellum (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Antebellum is noticeably striking in several ways, but it's also sickening and disheartening in so many more. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/4 The Prey (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters Henderson and his crack stunt team choreograph some exquisite chase-escape-fight-flight sequences, not the least of which is a suitably chaotic showdown in a secluded jungle village. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
3.5/4 Mulan (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters [Mulan] lives up to the themes of its predecessor while also cutting its own forcefully dynamic path. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/4 Rogue (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Fox is a strong heroic presence, bringing a bit more emotional depth to her performance than I anticipated. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
2.5/4 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Peninsula is well made and has any number of strong individual moments, and even if it is nowhere near as memorable as the first film, it's still suitably entertaining if taken on its own merits. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
1.5/4 Random Acts of Violence (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Random Acts of Violence was so eager to shock, so consumed with trying to make me gasp out loud, that it completely forgot to give me a reason to care. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
2.5/4 Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Plummer mines thorny psychological territory with skillful aplomb, showcasing a multifaceted internalized gracefulness that's outstanding. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
2.5/4 Uncle Peckerhead (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Uncle Peckerhead is something of a gleefully gory hoot. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
2.5/4 The Secret Garden (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters I just can't say I was even invested in the outcome, the story's inherent magic never strong enough to mask this presentation's frequently obvious shortcomings. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
3.5/4 La llorona (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Bustamante's latest travels into the dark recesses of the human condition to shine a brightly shimmering spotlight on vile evils that should never be locked away and forgotten. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020