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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Shaft (2019) Steve Katz Shaft feels like a time capsule opened too late - an intermittently funny action movie that ends up being too disposable to be worth much of anything. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
1.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Steve Katz The Dead Don't Die isn't the worst movie of 2019, [but] it just might represent the largest gulf between expectations and quality. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) David Medsker To paraphrase the Sex Pistols, the movie's pretty but also vacant. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 Late Night (2019) Steve Katz It hits the beats you would expect from this sort of story, but that's where it stumbles, happy to skate on a wish fulfillment-tinged final act that lands with a thud rather than a sense of triumph. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Rob Dean There are certainly worse X-Men films, but it just feels like a shrug of a movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3.5/5 Rocketman (2019) Steve Katz Rocketman is more akin to a stage musical, chockablock with wild, fantastical numbers and intricate choreography. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
2.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Steve Katz Godzilla: King of the Monsters is at its best when it embraces the scale and awe-inspiring splendor of these giant monsters. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 Brightburn (2019) Rob Dean "Brightburn" isn't a revolutionary take on superheroics ... but it's a very satisfying and gripping horror film that moves rapidly and is reinforced by some excellent acting. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
4.5/5 Booksmart (2019) Steve Katz Booksmart is the sort of big, crowd-pleasing and delightful comedy that doesn't come around as often as it should these days. It's genuinely and uproariously funny. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 Aladdin (2019) David Medsker For a film directed by Guy Ritchie, there's not a lot of Ritchieness to it. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Rob Dean A thrilling and clever film that seems bound only by the imagination of its filmmakers and the amount of punishment Reeves is able to handle. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Steve Katz Detective Pikachu squanders its tempting premise and heightened noir stylings on an ultimately unfulfilling mystery. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 Long Shot (2019) Rob Dean Long Shot is not original ... but it's propelled by some excellent jokes and a supremely talented cast. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Rob Dean Avengers: Endgame isn't a great movie ... but it's a beautiful and fitting swan song to a unique journey that forever changed the movie industry and the lives of so many fans. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/5 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Rob Dean The film takes the great potential of a well-known myth and applies tired imagery and spooks to it while never truly establishing any sense of proportion or threat. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
1/5 Hellboy (2019) Steve Katz A debacle like this seems destined to kill Hellboy dead as an ongoing cinematic franchise, and if this is the level of achievement to be expected, it's better to let it die. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Rob Dean Pet Sematary checks off a lot of Stephen King staples but is never anywhere near scary enough or entertaining as it should be. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3.5/5 Shazam! (2019) Steve Katz [Shazam!] revels in its comedy and post-modern self-reference, undercutting serious moments with humor like we've seen Marvel do for so many years now. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/5 Dumbo (2019) David Medsker There are lots of little things that the movie nails, but it gets nearly all of the important things wrong. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
4.5/5 Us (2019) Steve Katz What Us makes abundantly clear is that Peele is an undeniable talent, so comfortable in his ability to build tension [and] so assured in his use of music, cinematography and editing. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Steve Katz While there's nothing particularly wrong with The Hummingbird Project or the story it wants to tell, there's also nothing particularly right with it. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) David Medsker Finally, the MCU has someone who fights like a girl. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
3.5/5 Greta (2018) Steve Katz [Huppert is] the key to the whole enterprise, embracing the zaniness with an assured and deathly intense vibe. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) David Medsker The How to Train Your Dragon films have always been technical marvels, but what they do here is breathtaking. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
3/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Steve Katz Merchant manages to keep the laughs coming and the story interesting, and the casting is immaculate. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
4.5/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Steve Katz Happy Death Day 2U is weird and surreal and ambitious as hell, with a confident and anarchic spirit that capably papers over its at-times clunky dialogue and one-too-many twists. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Rob Dean The movie creates an impressive and well-thought-out world with beautiful production design but then populates it with hollow characters and a boring story. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Rob Dean The film tries to have it both ways, subverting the genre in its parodic send-up while also basically sticking to those same story beats. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Steve Katz The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is undone by its pedigree and diminishing returns, resulting in a perfectly average movie that should have been so much more. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 Serenity (2019) Steve Katz The insanity of where Serenity goes really must be seen to be believed. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Rob Dean This retelling of the Arthurian legend is an incredible throwback that captures the spirit of the most rollicking young adult tales ... and produces something both familiar and unique. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 Glass (2019) Steve Katz This is not the first time that Shyamalan has been defeated by his outsized belief of his own cleverness, nor assuredly will it be the last. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Steve Katz On the Basis of Sex is completely comfortable being the biopic you would expect it to be and has no interest in providing even the slightest bit of excitement. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 Vice (2018) Steve Katz Vice is worth a watch for Bale and Carell's performances alone, but don't be surprised if you walk away disappointed. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
0.5/5 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Steve Katz Welcome to Marwen is not only one of the worst films released by a major studio in 2018; it's also one of the most offensive. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 Bumblebee (2018) Rob Dean It's the best Transformers film thus far, but that is damning with so much faint praise as to be a verbal shrug. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3.5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) David Medsker The film has its issues, but so did the original. That they were able to get this close to capturing the magic of the original film is miraculous. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
3/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Steve Katz The story of Mary Stuart's rise and fall is a generally engaging one, and while it does drag from time to time, it's tough to deny the quality of the whole product. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 Vox Lux (2018) Steve Katz It's a hard pill to swallow ... but the rewards are there, making Vox Lux a scintillating and confounding piece of artistic fury. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
1.5/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Steve Katz The visuals of Mortal Engines are undeniably impressive, but they barely cover the tremendous shortcomings of the script. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
4.5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Rob Dean Into the Spider-Verse is an exciting expression of love and adventure that will remind viewers of the unlimited potential of their imaginations. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 The Favourite (2018) Rob Dean The Favourite is at turns hilarious, intriguing and depressing but remains a singular cinematic event that culminates in the disparate elements joining together to paint a woeful picture of humanity. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/5 Creed II (2018) Steve Katz This surprisingly effective second chapter proves that Adonis Creed still has something left in the tank. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) David Medsker Ralph Breaks the Internet is a bit like Deadpool 2 in that, while the element of surprise is lost, the film is far funnier than its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
2/5 The Front Runner (2018) Steve Katz [The Front Runner] has one clear weakness: it can't seem to decide what position it wants to take. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 Widows (2018) Rob Dean [Widows has] enough stylistic flourish and character nuances to keep the audience engaged and entertain them through the familiar parts. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) David Medsker If there are going to be three more Fantastic Beasts films, solving the Newt problem needs to be their top priority. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Rob Dean Though it's a diverting watch with some really strong stuff baked in, on the whole, the film feels undercooked. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 Overlord (2018) Rob Dean There are moments that are entertaining and well-executed, but they're too few and far in between, awash in old tropes that should have been retired by now. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/5 Australia (2008) David Medsker Australia works well enough to recommend, but this will likely be the least-worshiped movie in Luhrmann's filmography. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018