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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Copshop (2021) Rob Dean Though the film is built on the back of Westerns and familiar story tropes, Carnahan and company find great ways to make Copshop feel original and completely engaging. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2021
3.5/5 The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) Rob Dean There are some powerful scenes fueled by exceptional performances, but the biopic feels like a pulled punch narratively and stylistically. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2021
4/5 Kate (2021) Rob Dean A thoroughly enjoyable film thanks to cool fight choreography, strong performances and some dope imagery. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2021
4.5/5 The Card Counter (2020) Rob Dean A powerful character study that wrestles with the corrosive darkness and capacity for light inside of everyone. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2021
3.5/5 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Steve Katz Time will tell how well Shang-Chi penetrates into the mainstream, but it succeeds in throwing even a little bit of a curveball compared to the standard Marvel fare. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
2.5/5 Worth (2020) Rob Dean Worth has lofty aims but ultimately is too compromised to be meaningful. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
4.5/5 Candyman (2021) Rob Dean Candyman is equal parts hall of mirrors and intricate spiderweb that ensnares the audience with its inventive storytelling and layered approaches. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2021
3/5 The Night House (2020) Rob Dean The Night House [is] a superbly layered slice of dread right up until its final moments. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
3.5/5 Free Guy (2021) Rob Dean Free Guy is a lot of fun and serves as a fine diversion into a world with an enjoyable amount of imagination. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2021
4/5 The Suicide Squad (2021) Rob Dean The Suicide Squad is a raucous mixture of hilarity and unrestrained violence. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
4/5 Jungle Cruise (2021) Rob Dean A surprisingly fun adventure film full of charm, wit and genuine excitement. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2021
4.5/5 The Green Knight (2021) Rob Dean The Green Knight is an impressive collision between two sensibilities that doesn't always work but remains curious and will haunt audiences' minds for a long time. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2021
2.5/5 Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Rob Dean The pieces were there to create a special movie, but instead, Snake Eyes is a crudely assembled film that bores where it should thrill. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
2.5/5 Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Rob Dean Make no mistake, Space Jam: A New Legacy is painful to watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2021
2.5/5 Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Rob Dean Gunpowder Milkshake is sloppy and doesn't have enough excitement to distract from its flaws; it only offers enough potential to further frustrate viewers. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
2.5/5 Black Widow (2021) Steve Katz Like pretty much every Marvel film, Black Widow is a polished and easy-to-watch blockbuster, but that's all it is, and it's tough to remember anything even remotely notable after the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2021
1/5 The Tomorrow War (2021) Steve Katz The Tomorrow War thinks of itself as a sci-fi Saving Private Ryan or the heir to the Independence Day throne ... but has far more in common with the likes of Battlefield Earth. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
1.5/5 The Ice Road (2021) Rob Dean An infuriating misfire that takes a previously great story ... and then turns it into a sodden mess of warmed-over action movie clichés, cardboard-thin characters and a complete misunderstanding of how tension, psychology or even cinema in general works. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2021
4.5/5 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Rob Dean By all accounts, F9 should be a train wreck, but instead, it becomes a collision of so many impossibilities that what emerges is a fantastically entertaining movie for which no words can truly do it justice. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2021
3/5 Fatherhood (2021) Rob Dean Fatherhood has the exact same ups and downs as every other film of its ilk, though the acting certainly elevates it more than others in the field. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2021
3.5/5 Luca (2021) Steve Katz Despite [its] rather pedestrian approach to plotting, the heart and soul of Luca make it shine. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2021
3/5 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Rob Dean There's some great chemistry among its stars, the occasional solid joke and Hayek's fantastically bombastic performance, but it's a step down from its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021
3/5 In the Heights (2021) Rob Dean Chu delivers a vibrant film with impressive musical sequences that explode with energy. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
3/5 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Rob Dean Though it has some fairly good sequences, a couple of strong performances, serviceable imagery and a pretty pat story, it's that total level of mediocrity that essentially dooms the film. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2021
1.5/5 Cruella (2021) Steve Katz Cruella somehow manages to fail to engage with just about any population it's aiming to please. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2021
3.5/5 Army Of The Dead (2021) Rob Dean Army of the Dead is a fine action-horror movie that has some standout moments ... but the winning performances and cool spectacle are often undermined due to its by-the-numbers story. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2021
2/5 Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Rob Dean Spiral isn't the worst movie - it's not even the worst Saw movie - but watching it can feel like its own form of torture at times. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
3/5 The Woman in the Window (2021) Rob Dean The Woman in the Window may owe a debt to Hitchcock, but it plays more like one of his lesser, forgotten films in that it has some great moments but a lot of missed opportunities. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2021
3/5 Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Rob Dean While director Stefano Sollima delivers a good-looking movie with some well-staged action, much of the script feels like paint-by-numbers, which sucks out the excitement and intrigue. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
3.5/5 Mortal Kombat (2021) Rob Dean Mortal Kombat may not be a straight adaptation of the beloved game, but it honors the spirit and delivers where it counts. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
3.5/5 Crisis (2021) Will Harris Is Crisis destined to receive comparisons to Traffic? Well, obviously ... But Jarecki manages to take a slightly different route, and the results are still damned impactful. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2021
3.5/5 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Rob Dean Godzilla vs. Kong is meant as a joyous celebration of mega-monster melees, serving up massive amounts of kaiju kayfabe that is usually lacking. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
3/5 Nobody (2021) Rob Dean Nobody is a fine movie with inspired set pieces and enough delightful bits of violence and charm to make it an entertaining experience. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
2.5/5 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Rob Dean Snyder improves a lot of areas from the 2017 release ... [but] all of Snyder's bad habits are amplified as well. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
3.5/5 Coming 2 America (2021) Rob Dean Coming 2 America is a fun trip back to familiar territory that feels justified in its decision to revisit these characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3/5 Chaos Walking (2021) Rob Dean While it boasts strong performances, some cool visuals and multiple engaging sequences, a lot of Chaos Walking feels like it's missing key pieces needed to make it a more enjoyable movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Steve Katz [Raya and the Last Dragon] is the sort of awe-inspiring adventure that captures both the imagination and the heart. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 The Father (2020) Steve Katz It's impossible to imagine what going through dementia must feel like, but Zeller's approach, paired with Hopkins' masterful performance, is perhaps one of the more convincing and arresting attempts at doing so. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
2/5 Cherry (2021) Steve Katz Cherry feels like a movie full of people swinging for the fences and popping the ball straight into the sky for an easy out. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
3.5/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Rob Dean With Judas and the Black Messiah, King has crafted a movie that serves as a vital chapter in American history - a snapshot of a moment in time that continues to echo well into the present. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
4.5/5 Minari (2020) Steve Katz Minari is the kind of film that sticks with you - not because it's shocking or memorable in the way that it tells its story, but because of the quality and the relatability of the story it tells. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/5 The Mauritanian (2021) Rob Dean Despite some clunky bits, there's a lot to admire in Macdonald's film, including many affecting scenes that will leave people infuriated, deflated and hopeful in equal measure. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
2.5/5 The Little Things (2021) Rob Dean It's hard to tell if Hancock is trying to do something clever with The Little Things or if it's exactly as clichéd as it seems. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Rob Dean Despite some compelling strengths scattered throughout, they're not enough reason to simply forgive and enjoy Wonder Woman 1984 in the face of its flaws. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3.5/5 News of the World (2020) Rob Dean There's great beauty and poignant moments, but ultimately, it feels like a pulled punch from a director who's usually interested in evoking visceral reactions from audiences. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
3.5/5 Soul (2020) Steve Katz A Pete Docter film is strong enough in its own right to be placed in the higher tier of recent Pixar efforts, and while it may stumble from time to time, there's no denying that its heart is in the right place. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Steve Katz Considering the tonal tightrope that Promising Young Woman has to walk, it would have been a surefire disaster without Mulligan's assured and confident acting. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Steve Katz One Night in Miami takes some time to get moving, but once it does, it turns into something truly special. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Steve Katz Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is not only an acting showcase but a profound and powerful look at the lives of black people in a particular time. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/5 Monster Hunter (2020) Rob Dean Monster Hunter, the latest video game adaptation from Anderson, is full of the usual highs and lows, resulting in a diverting if unremarkable film. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020