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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Kingdom (2019) Sandy Schaefer Often melodramatic and unapologetically goofy, Kingdom combines manga tropes with stylized combat scenes to make its subject matter entertaining. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Sandy Schaefer Even with a terrific performance by Cate Blanchett to propel it through its rough patches, Where'd You Go, Bernadette never truly finds its footing. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Chris Agar 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is the textbook definition of disposable summer entertainment, combining weak characters with intermittent thrills. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 Good Boys (2019) Molly Freeman Good Boys focuses too much on the bawdy humor of this raunchy comedy starring tweens, often to the detriment of the characters and emotional beats. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
3.5/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Sandy Schaefer Powered by Chadha's energetic direction, Blinded by the Light overcomes its formulaic narrative to deliver an infectiously endearing experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Sandy Schaefer Angry Birds Movie 2 has no delusions about it own slightness and makes up the difference with gleefully silly, yet unexpectedly clever cartoon mayhem. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
2.5/5 Brian Banks (2018) Sandy Schaefer Good intentions and Hodge's eloquent, stirring performance help to compensate for Brian Banks' shortcomings as a thinly-sketched inspirational biopic. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/5 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Sandy Schaefer The Art of Racing in the Rain's main conceit wields mixed returns, resulting in a family dramedy that's whimsical and manipulative in equal measure. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Sandy Schaefer Thanks to del Toro and Øvredal's combined efforts, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark does justice by the delightfully sinister books that inspired it. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/5 The Kitchen (2019) Molly Freeman The Kitchen is a decently enjoyable mob movie, with stellar lead performances, but a lackluster script from first-time director Andrea Berloff. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Molly Freeman Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a family-friendly romp through the jungle with all the heart, fun and singing of the original animated TV show. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Sandy Schaefer Fueled by LaBeouf and Gottsagen's screen chemistry, The Peanut Butter Falcon makes for a charmingly funny and often touching adventure. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 The Operative (2019) Chris Agar The Operative is a bland and convoluted affair that struggles to keep the audience engaged and leaves minimal impact during its runtime. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Sandy Schaefer Hobbs & Shaw is partially successful in evolving the Fast & Furious property, yet mostly comes off feeling like a branding exercise for The Rock. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Molly Freeman The Red Sea Diving Resort blends war drama with spy thriller levity, making for an at times uneven, but enjoyable movie in which Chris Evans shines. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
4.5/5 The Farewell (2019) Sandy Schaefer Thanks to Wang's deeply personal direction and Awkwafina's subtly profound performance, The Farewell offers a touching and truly authentic experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Sandy Schaefer Bolstered by strong performances and immersive production design, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an introspective and rewarding film from Tarantino. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
3.5/5 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Sandy Schaefer The Art of Self-Defense is a witty and idiosyncratic takedown of machoism that doesn't shy away from its uncomfortably terrifying aspects. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/5 Crawl (2019) Sandy Schaefer Thanks to Aja's confident direction and Kaya Scodelario's warrior performance, Crawl makes for a terse and otherwise exhilarating viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 The Lion King (2019) Molly Freeman The Lion King is good because the original animated movie was great, though it does feature stunning CGI that Disney is clearly excited to show off. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (2017) Jake Black Now, focusing solely on jokes and paring back his storytelling delivery style, Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes is finally everything for everyone; assuming everyone is a lover of genuinely perfect comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Apollo: Missions to the Moon (2019) Kevin Yeoman Apollo: Missions to the Moon is quite simply an impressive achievement and a thrill to watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
2.5/5 Stuber (2019) Molly Freeman Stuber is an uneven buddy comedy that can't seem to decide if it's from the 80s or modern day, but occasionally gets in some decent jokes. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 Midsommar (2019) Sandy Schaefer Midsommar is a mixed bag that blends unsettling horror with bizarre comedy, resulting in a film that's equal parts fascinating and frustrating. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Sandy Schaefer Annabelle Comes Home offers enough thrills, jolts, and even heartfelt storytelling to compensate for the lack of depth to its horror elements. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
2.5/5 Yesterday (2019) Sandy Schaefer Yesterday is a fluffy and ultimately half-baked 'What if?' fantasy that partially gets by on its zestful storytelling and endearing performances. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Molly Freeman Spider-Man: Far From Home pulls off an exciting, ambitious, if messy, superhero romp thanks to notable performances by Tom Holland & Jake Gyllenhaal. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
2.5/5 Child's Play (2019) Sandy Schaefer Despite its mixed success as a satire of the Digital Age, Child's Play is an otherwise entertainingly bloodthirsty re-imagining of the slasher brand. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
2/5 Murder Mystery (2019) Chris Agar Murder Mystery is a bland crime-comedy that features Sandler on autopilot and struggles to deliver enough thrills to make it a worthwhile endeavor. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Molly Freeman Pixar's Toy Story 4 has heart and humor to spare in one more adventure with Woody and the gang, exploring tough themes through toys new and old. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/5 Shaft (2019) Sandy Schaefer Shaft is a bland requel that sacrifices the qualities that make this franchise relevant, in order to crack tired jokes about millennials instead. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 Plus One (2019) Molly Freeman Plus One is a charming, grounded romantic comedy that's equal parts laugh out loud funny and genuinely sweet, with strong performances from its leads. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Molly Freeman Men in Black: International has some modern tweaks to the franchise's premise, but thankfully puts more focus on the comedic chemistry of its leads. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 I Am Mother (2019) Chris Agar I Am Mother is a technically handsome, well-acted sci-fi film that struggles to fully develop all of its grand ideas for maximum impact. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Sandy Schaefer Though The Secret Life of Pets 2 features plenty of cutesy animal shenanigans, this only does so much to compensate for its flimsy and episodic story. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 Late Night (2019) Sandy Schaefer Late Night works as a gently funny (if somewhat toothless) dramedy, thanks to a combination of authentic performances and Kaling's sincere writing. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Molly Freeman Dark Phoenix provides an unsatisfying ending to the X-Men film franchise, with a storyline that's neither character-driven nor well-developed. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
2.5/5 Ma (2019) Sandy Schaefer Ma is elevated by Octavia Spencer's terrifically creepy performance, even as it struggles to realize the full potential of its horror movie premise. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Molly Freeman Netflix's Always Be My Maybe is a charming, laugh out loud romantic comedy, bolstered by its leads' performances, and perfect for fans of the genre. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sandy Schaefer King of the Monsters offers the campy pleasures of an old-school Godzilla sequel, despite going overboard with its relentless kaiju battles. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 The Perfection (2018) Chris Agar The Perfection has fun telling its twisty story, which is bolstered by the compelling performances of both Allison Williams and Logan Browning. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
1.5/5 Rim of the World (2019) Molly Freeman Rim of the World attempts a new spin on the sci-fi adventure genre, but it fails to live up to, or set itself apart from, the movies that inspired it. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Sandy Schaefer The Dead Don't Die's premise simply isn't developed enough to sustain the entire film, even with a great cast and Jarmusch's dark wit at its disposal. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/5 Brightburn (2019) Sandy Schaefer Brightburn is a creepy, bloody genre mashup that fails to fully explore the fascinating questions it raises about the dark side of being a superhero. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Molly Freeman Rocketman features a stunning, powerful star turn from Taron Egerton as Elton John in a sharp and entertaining jukebox musical-style biopic. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Sandy Schaefer Aladdin is a jubilant and energetic Disney retelling that mostly succeeds in updating the animated version, even if it never feels quite as magical. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4.5/5 Booksmart (2019) Molly Freeman Booksmart puts a fun, fresh and female spin on the high school coming-of-age comedy with a hilarious script and excellent performances from its leads. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
3/5 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Molly Freeman The Sun Is Also A Star adapts the YA novel into an unapologetically sincere, and somewhat cheesy, contemporary love story that's still swoonworthy. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 Photograph (2019) Sandy Schaefer Photograph finds joy in the spaces between its story mechanics, which makes it easier to appreciate the film's occasionally patience-trying methods. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 See You Yesterday (2019) Chris Agar See You Yesterday is a fascinating and creative genre mashup that demonstrates Bristol's blossoming talent as an inventive filmmaker. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019