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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 The Place (2017) Mieke VanderBorght Intriguing look at human morality has dark themes. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 The Laundromat (2019) Tara McNamara Soderbergh's mature tax-avoidance tutorial is eye-opening. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Joyce Slaton Uneven but amusing WWII satire has violence, hate speech. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Sandie Angulo Chen Powerful queens go to war in intense, dark fantasy sequel. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/5 Greener Grass (2019) Tara McNamara Ludicrous satire of life in suburbia has some swearing. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/5 Miss Virginia (2019) Lynnette Nicholas Mother's love trumps dirty politicians in fact-based drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
5/5 The Elephant Queen (2019) Sandie Angulo Chen Big-hearted, beautiful docu about matriarchal elephant herd. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
5/5 The King (2019) Tara McNamara Outstanding but brutally violent Henry V historical epic. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 Jexi (2019) Sandie Angulo Chen Underwhelming raunchy comedy has tons of language, sex talk. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/5 The Addams Family (2019) Sandie Angulo Chen So-so adaptation isn't spooky, kooky enough; a few scares. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson This biographical comedy follows the beats of similar showbiz-related movies, but its rambunctious, playfully vulgar sense of humor and infectious can-do attitude make it a satisfying winner. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/5 The Pretenders (2018) Jeffrey M. Anderson James Franco's love triangle is clearly enamored of film history and the French New Wave, and that enthusiasm helps somewhat, but the characters never really come to life or connect with one another. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
1/5 Mary (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson Despite the acting talent involved, this waterlogged haunted-boat horror movie feels like a bunch of odd, used pieces strung together. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
5/5 Parasite (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho already has an impeccable track record, but he's stepped up his game with this brilliant, powerfully revealing social satire. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/5 Gemini Man (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson This sluggish, dull, special effects-driven actioner fails twice: In engaging with an intellectual discussion of clones and in its attempt to find strong emotional ground on the same subject. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 Dilili à Paris (2018) Sandie Angulo Chen Historical Parisian adventure is entertaining but uneven. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 Emanuel (2019) Joyce Slaton Terrible suffering, violent vintage photos in potent docu. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
3/5 High Strung Free Dance (2018) Tara McNamara Sensational music/dance numbers rise above so-so romance. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
1/5 Debunkers, Inc. (2017) Brian Costello Subpar mystery has bullying, mild cursing. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/5 A Score to Settle (2019) Brian Costello Uneven Nicolas Cage action movie; violence, drug use. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 This Changes Everything (2018) Renee Schonfeld Compelling, entertaining docu about women in film and TV. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/5 The Competition (2018) Andrea Beach Predictable romcom has lots of drinking, some stereotypes. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/5 In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) Barbara Shulgasser Cop tracks killer from future; violence and language. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
2/5 Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island (2019) Renee Schonfeld Some scary creatures, peril in update to series classic. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 In the Tall Grass (2019) Brian Costello Some violence and gore in book-based horror movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 Collisions (2018) Jennifer Green Dramatic deportment tale has mild language, violence. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Joyce Slaton Woman loses her grip in fact-based drama with sex, language. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 Semper Fi (2019) Lynnette Nicholas Violent, salty, slow-moving action drama highlights loyalty. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Jennifer Green Mature semi-autobiographical tale best for Almodovar fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 The Parts You Lose (2019) Joyce Slaton Bullying and abuse in bleak, wintry character study. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 Low Tide (2019) Tara McNamara Stealing, smoking, drinking in pirate-y teen adventure. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/5 Head Count (2018) Brian Costello Suspenseful horror movie has a lot of profanity, drinking. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 () Brian Costello Excellent docu featuring musicians performing for inmates. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/5 () Barbara Shulgasser Docu about bird watchers at the U.S.-Mexico border. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 Out of Omaha (2018) Betsy Bozdech Excellent coming-of-age docu; cursing, drinking, smoking. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 Always in Season (2014) Tara McNamara Lynching docu is chilling but effective; horrifying images. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/5 Another Day of Life (2018) Joyce Slaton Surreal violence, downbeat tone in animated war drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
4/5 () Betsy Bozdech Loyal fans of the books may not like some of the liberties that filmmaker Kevin Sullivan has taken with the plot, but ultimately the movie stays true to the spirit of both Anne and the novels, and there's a lot to enjoy here. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
2/5 Prey (2019) Jeffrey M. Anderson From the start, this ridiculous horror-suspense movie is fraught with nonsense and a head-scratching lack of logic; though it eventually goes crazily over the top, it's too late to care. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Coming Up for Air (2019) Sandie Angulo Chen Mother-son message movie focuses on mental illness. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 Promare (2019) Sandie Angulo Chen Epic anime adventure has frenetic violence, heavy themes. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2/5 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Tara McNamara Pervy party-hardy dark comedy chock full of mature material. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 Judy (2019) Tara McNamara Booze, pills, smoking in well-acted but tragic biopic. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Little Monsters (1989) Joly Herman For a movie about monsters, this flick has a bit of heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Astérix: le domaine des dieux (2014) Barbara Shulgasser French comic character saves ancient Gaul in animated tale. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Brian Costello Hilarious film version of web series; cursing, edgy jokes. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 Evelyn (2018) Barbara Shulgasser Grieving family hikes to remember deceased loved one. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/5 Rambo III (1988) Brian Costello Graphic war violence in bombastic, cliched sequel. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 Humano (2013) Melissa Camacho Insightful docu has some violent imagery, hallucinogens. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 The World We Make (2019) Barbara Shulgasser Biracial teen couple handles adversity; mature themes. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019