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Rating Title/Year Author
2/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters This fourth chapter in the long-running franchise is oddly unremarkable and is seemingly against taking anything akin to a risk. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/4 Shaft (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters This feels more like a junior-grade, not particularly well thought out Harlem-set Beverly Hills Cop reboot than it does a gritty, hard-edged Shaft sequel. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Worst of all, because Jean isn't at the center of her own story, the film's climax ends up being something of a bizarrely unemotional irritation. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
2.5/4 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters This second chapter in Max's story is refreshingly amiable. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/4 Late Night (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Thompson gives another superlative performance, one that is far more than a few withering glares, cutting remarks and pithy comebacks. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters I thoroughly enjoyed director Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It made me smile. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3.5/4 Rocketman (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Director Dexter Fletcher's energetically emotional musical is fantastically entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/4 Aladdin (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters I enjoyed watching [Aladdin], this colorful Arabian fairy tale a musical remake I happily sung along with. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
4/4 Booksmart (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Booksmart is one of the best movies of 2019. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
3/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is a highflying ballet of bloodshed and carnage that's altogether remarkable. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
2.5/4 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters The Sun is Also a Star might be the most infuriating film I've seen in 2019. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3/4 Shadow (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters Shadow is a masterful spectacle of human frailty and intellectual dishonesty that only grows in resonance as it goes along. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
1/4 The Hustle (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters The Hustle just isn't very good, and the only con being pulled is on any audience member who has found themselves coerced into buying a ticket. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
2/4 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters But when the earth begins to shake and villains finally show their true colors things get far less interesting. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3/4 Long Shot (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Theron is great, the Oscar-winner proving once again there's practically nothing she can't do once the cameras start rolling. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 I Trapped the Devil (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters I Trapped the Devil is an austere shocker worth checking out. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2/4 The Intruder (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [All]I kept thinking about as I walked home was just how angry those last few seconds ended up making me. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters This is a solid adventure that fans will go nuts for. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/4 Napszállta (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters This is an immersive drama that held me spellbound for all 142-minutes of is sprawling, singularly focused narrative... EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
3/4 Teen Spirit (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters But while not exactly believable, this is still a feisty modern-day fairy tale that brought a great big smile to my face. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
2/4 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters It's rather boring, and even if some individual moments do strike a suitably unnerving tone this is still a rather forgettable affair difficult to get excited about. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
3.5/4 Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters Long Day's Journey Into Night is a piece of cinematic poetry where every syllable has wormed its way into my soul and has aggressively refused to release its vice-like grip. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/4 Penguins (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Penguins is arguably the cutesiest, most kid-friendly and relatively informationally thin of all of the films [Disneynature] has produced up to this point. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/4 Out of Blue (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters I just wasn't clear what it was I was supposed to be taking away from anything I had just watched. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
3.5/4 The Wind (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters A striking psychological horror-western, director Emma Tammi's debut The Wind is something special. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 The Most Dangerous Year (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters [Vlada] Knowlton's feature couldn't be more timely or essential. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 Missing Link (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Missing Link is an amusing romp into the imagination that won a lasting place in my heart. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
1.5/4 Little (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Little is a big case of missed opportunities left to rot in the sun, the resulting stench so heinous here's hoping I'll never have to smell their like again anytime soon. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 Diane (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters Place manages to twist herself physically and emotively into such pretzel-like knots I was astonished by the emotional magnitude of what it was she was doing. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
1.5/4 Pet Sematary (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [Pet Sematary] not so much horrifying as it is frustrating, and as such it doesn't do a darn thing for me. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
3.5/4 Gloria Bell (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters Gloria Bell is a spellbinding treasure. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 Dumbo (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters I believed an elephant could fly, this Disney remake a beguiling fantasy that does its animated predecessor proud. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters While a little leisurely paced, I still can't say there was any time watching Shazam! where I felt DC's latest superhero was failing to deliver the goods. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/4 The Aftermath (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters When all of these various plot strands do finally collide they do so with a heavy-handed thud that's both obnoxiously coincidental as well as being emotionally disingenuous. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Peele orchestrates events with marvelous confidence, his ability to fill every corner of the frame with a sense of foreboding uncertainty not to be taken lightly or casually dismissed. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 Triple Threat (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Even if it all is ridiculous I kind of loved this brutally visceral action extravaganza anyhow. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/4 Wonder Park (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters It's all so hyperactively paced and so frenetically animated I can't say the film as a whole left me satisfied. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 The Return of the Vampire (1944) Sara Michelle Fetters But Legosi is the primary reason to give the film a look, and his playfully lithe performance is an utter delight. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
2.5/4 Valentine (2001) Sara Michelle Fetters Jamie Blanks' Valentine has aged rather well. A movie I didn't care for at the time of its release, I now see a lot more of merit in this slasher than I did back in 2001. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
2.5/4 The Wedding Guest (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters I did love that first half of the film something fierce, while Patel's performance is so stellar it makes me want to urge people to watch this independent effort in the theatre even with all of my reservations. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/4 Hai Phuong (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters As violently compelling as events prove to be, the filmmaker still remembers to craft a complex, multi-dimensional lead character worthy of the audience's emotional investment. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
3.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters The whole thing is so consistently entertaining it practically doesn't matter that not every piece makes as much logical sense as it probably should. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/4 Greta (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters This vicious little performance is the raison d'être to give this feature a look. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
3.5/4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a fiery marvel I didn't want to see end. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2019
3/4 Fighting With My Family (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters There is a layer of unforced sensitivity to this film that is enchantingly sublime, Merchant bringing a level of lived-in authenticity that's wonderful. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/4 Arctic (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters [Mikkelsen] brings a level of intense physicality that is coupled with a level of emotive sensitivity that's superb. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 Donnybrook (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters I couldn't get any of what I just saw out of my head for hours after I had viewed it. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 Mega Time Squad (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters Makes sense, right? Of course it doesn't, but that's all part of the genre stew that van Dammen has cooked up for the audience to enjoy. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters While not all of it is as fresh or as original as I'm certain Rodriguez and Cameron hope it is, that does not make what transpires any less magnetically thrilling. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/4 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters There's just enough energetic pizazz and imaginative zaniness here to keep things interesting. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019