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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 () Brian Costello Horror violence, blood in trite demon tale. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
4/5 Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Barbara Shulgasser Docu about famous therapist has sex talk, cursing. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
2/5 () Renee Schonfeld Passable comic mystery has violence, swearing, sexual jokes. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 Rock My Heart (2017) Renee Schonfeld Warmhearted horse tale has sad moments, cursing. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 Pachamama (2018) Barbara Shulgasser Young Inca boy shows courage; some peril and violence. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) Renee Schonfeld Nonstop fierce cartoon action with humor in crossover movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
4/5 Hampstead (2017) Joyce Slaton Lovable actors, supportive relationships in sweet romcom. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Sandie Angulo Chen Big-hearted, touching finale to Pixar's legendary franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson The fourth movie in the sci-fi/comedy series arrives at much the same place as the other sequels; it's fine but flat -- it's not as funny, surprising, or wondrous as the 1997 original. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/5 Shaft (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson The banter between cool-cat father and nerdy, uptight son is somewhat funny, but lazy writing and wrongheaded stereotyping quickly send this sequel down the shaft. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
4/5 Changeland (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson Marking Green's feature writing and directing debut, this endearing dramedy explores its relaxing, lush visuals while contemplating an inert, introverted, but surprisingly relatable character. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/5 The Lavender Scare (2017) Jeffrey M. Anderson Josh Howard's brief, simple documentary covers some ground that will be familiar to many, but, when it gets to the heart of things, its stories are undeniably enraging, moving, and inspiring. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
5/5 American Woman (2018) Tara McNamara Amazingly acted, mature character study; lots of language. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 Elisa & Marcela (2019) Barbara Shulgasser Woman poses as man to marry her love; nudity, violence. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 Life in the Doghouse (2018) Barbara Shulgasser Docu about saving at-risk dogs is emotionally intense. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
1/5 Backdraft 2 (2019) Barbara Shulgasser Unnecessary, nonsensical sequel has violence, language. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 Shaft (1971) Brian Costello Violence, some sex, profanity in '70s classic. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 Chopsticks (2018) Brian Costello Some profanity, peril in entertaining Indian dramedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 () Brian Costello Informative docu on Apollo 8, too slow for younger kids. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
2/5 Oh, Ramona! (2019) Barbara Shulgasser Nerd grows up to be a player with women; sex, language. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 I Am Mother (2019) Jennifer Green Thoughtful sci-fi thriller has graphic violence, swearing. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 Free Trip to Egypt (2018) Sandie Angulo Chen Docu about cross-cultural connection promotes empathy. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 Late Night (2019) Betsy Bozdech Light tone, deep messages in female-centric comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 Pavarotti (2019) Tara McNamara Docu traces opera icon's rise; some swearing, war images. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Sandie Angulo Chen Sophie Turner is best part of intense, dark X-Men finale. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 () Andrea Beach Chasing Happiness offers a substantial, mature look at the brothers and their story that can even be enjoyed by people who aren't fans of their music. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/5 Funan (2019) Joyce Slaton Wrenching anime depicts little-told war story. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Joyce Slaton Painful portrait of gentrification in extraordinary indie. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Tara McNamara Sequel reduces dark comedy, ups laughs, keeps rude humor. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/5 Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Jenny Nixon Beloved profanity-laced Western gets a fab final sendoff. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Wonders of the Sea (2017) Renee Schonfeld Docu beautifully highlights delicate balance of our oceans. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/5 Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure (2019) Tara McNamara Potty humor and peril in so-so animated sequel. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/5 The Kings of Appletown (2009) Barbara Shulgasser Boys try to prove a man is innocent of murder; peril. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 The Test and the Art of Thinking (2018) Andrea Beach Standardized test docu shows problems, offers no solutions. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Renee Schonfeld Upbeat romcom has some swearing, sex, drugs. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/5 Joy (2018) Barbara Shulgasser Intense drama about sex trafficking has lots of violence. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Behind the Curve (2018) Brian Costello Incredible and relevant docu about conspiracy theories. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 The Perfection (2018) Betsy Bozdech Violent, gory horror-thriller; language, sex, nudity. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 Domino (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson Thanks to a troubled production and a thin story and characters, this thriller from suspense veteran Brian De Palma doesn't rank with his best. But his still-masterful, bravura touches make it worth a look. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 Rim of the World (2019) Barbara Shulgasser Kids save the world from bloody aliens; language, violence. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
2/5 Malibu Rescue (2019) Renee Schonfeld Unexceptional teen beach movie has some potty humor. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story (2017) Barbara Shulgasser Docu about integrated baseball game in segregated South. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 A Time to Kill (1996) Lynnette Nicholas Legal drama candidly tackles race relations in America. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
2/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Joyce Slaton Monster movie sequel is muddled, violent, overly long. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
5/5 Pulp Fiction (1994) Marjorie Kase This movie boasts groundbreaking direction, cinematography, screenwriting, soundtrack, and extraordinary performances (particularly by Thurman, Travolta, and Jackson). EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) Jeffrey M. Anderson Based on Shirley Jackson's great gothic novel, Stacie Passon's movie is perhaps a bit on the light side, but she nonetheless creates a strong, vivid atmosphere in which the characters can flourish. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/5 Brightburn (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson This attempt at a fresh take on superhero movies falters just after its setup, never really exploring its potentially interesting theme. Instead, it just becomes a gory Omen knock-off with superpowers. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 Booksmart (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson This wise, funny, compassionate high school comedy succeeds wildly on almost all counts, thanks to its strong, lovable characters and fresh, bracing approach. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Joyce Slaton Glittery, glam rock musical soars; expect sex and drugs. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 See You Yesterday (2019) Barbara Shulgasser Teens travel back in time; violence, language. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019