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Rating Title/Year Author
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011) Blair Marnell It's still good and it clearly had a bigger budget than the weekly series. But this was essentially a two hour episode of Burn Notice. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2018
Justice League (2017) William Bibbiani It's always engaging, and whatever inconsistencies it has - and it has many - they're all connected through fine character work and a meaningful, unifying theme. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) William Bibbiani A whimsical distraction of a movie, and it's worth recommending on that level, but it clearly had the potential to be so much more. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) William Bibbiani A breathtaking return to the awe-inspiring and deeply troubled world of Blade Runner. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Patti Cake$ (2017) William Bibbiani A somewhat familiar but earnest and inspirational underdog story. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2017
What Happened to Monday (2017) William Bibbiani [Tommy Wirkola] keeps What Happened to Monday moving quickly enough that it's relatively easy to overlook the problems in its conceptualization. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2017
Annabelle: Creation (2017) William Bibbiani It's so hair-raising and exciting, you'll quickly forget that the other Annabelle even existed. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2017
Lost in America (1985) Witney Seibold Brooks explodes the Kerouac fantasy by depicting two of the most uptight, urban people in the world trying to live it out. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2017
Stalker (1979) Witney Seibold A bleak sleepwalk into the heart of darkness. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2017
L'Argent (1983) Witney Seibold L'Argent is one of the most damning litanies of human evil one may encounter. It's also one of the better films. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2017
The Dark Tower (2017) William Bibbiani An appealingly mediocre, enjoyable but largely forgettable movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
Wish Upon (2017) William Bibbiani Cleverly explores the evils of modern privilege... but it could have been scarier. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2017
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) William Bibbiani One of the most gorgeous science fiction movies ever made. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) William Bibbiani A spry, lovable Spider-Man movie about a spry, lovable Spider-Man. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2017
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) William Bibbiani Transformers: The Last Knight isn't so much a film as it is a catalogue of everything wrong with western civilization. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2017
In the Deep (2017) William Bibbiani Johannes Roberts films of the ocean like it was the ultimate hell dimension, and each set piece jangles your nerves and tingles your spine. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2017
Cars 3 (2017) William Bibbiani Tells a story that only middle-aged adults staring down the barrel of retirement can fully appreciate, but tells it in such a way that only the littlest of kids could possibly be entertained. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2017
It Comes at Night (2017) William Bibbiani The capable cast can only do so much to disguise the thin, predictable, paranoid survival thriller they're trapped playing out. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2017
The Mummy (2017) William Bibbiani The Mummy is defiantly not 'about' anything other than promoting its own franchise, and if that's all this series has to offer, why would we want to see any more of it? EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2017
Band Aid (2017) William Bibbiani There's an impressive, down to earth nobility about the way these two charming heroes confront their plight. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2017
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) William Bibbiani The innocent animation style and sincere performances create a world that is heightened in every possible way, and yet utterly recognizable. This wasn't childhood, certainly, but it's what childhood FELT like. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2017
Wonder Woman (2017) William Bibbiani One of the best superhero movies. Ever. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2017
Snatched (2017) William Bibbiani Snatched gets the job done without being particularly good at it. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2017
Alien: Covenant (2017) William Bibbiani So familiar, so disposable, and so baselessly self-important that it might just make you lose faith in this franchise altogether. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2017
Sleight (2016) William Bibbiani Magicians and movies need skill and flourish to enrapture their audience. Sleight gets by with only one of those ingredients. It could have been a showstopper with both. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) William Bibbiani An interesting experiment in telling a blockbuster story with a whole bunch of b-plots, and nary an a-plot in sight. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2017
Free Fire (2016) William Bibbiani Free Fire isn't a cool film about a really long shootout, it's a rather sad examination of how easily people can fall into a cycle of never-ending violence. You'll probably have some fun, too. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2017
The Fate of the Furious (2017) William Bibbiani It's still very entertaining, and in the end you'll get your money's worth, but this film ultimately illustrates just how delicately balanced these hot rod explosion lovefests actually are. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2017
Saban's Power Rangers (2017) William Bibbiani I have something miraculous to report: Power Rangers doesn't suck. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2017
Mayhem (2017) William Bibbiani It's an aptly titled film. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
Tragedy Girls (2017) William Bibbiani A viciously funny horror comedy with memorable characters who, I suspect, will speak to fans of the genre and even win over new recruits. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2017
Atomic Blonde (2017) William Bibbiani The Cold War rarely felt this cold. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2017
Baby Driver (2017) William Bibbiani A supercool and ultragroovy heist flick that uses music the way the rest of us use air, and an instant candidate for one of the best car chase movies ever. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2017
Kong: Skull Island (2017) Witney Seibold It's a lightning-quick, bright, dumb, slyly silly, unapologetically clichéd pulp adventure that, despite it all, is a rip-roaring good time. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2017
Raw (2016) William Bibbiani For those with strong constitutions and an interest in understanding - if not necessarily forgiving - the darkest recesses of the soul, Raw is very well done. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2017
Beauty and the Beast (2017) William Bibbiani Pardon my French, but Disney's live-action remake does grievous harm to a tale as old as time. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Get Out (2017) William Bibbiani It's not just a frightening concept, and it's not just terrifically suspenseful. It turns society on its ear in a way that only the best movies can. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Logan (2017) William Bibbiani It looks like a small production but really, it feels like the biggest X-Men movie. It has more to say than any other installment. It leads to meaningful conclusions. It is brutal and bold and it shouldn't be missed. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Fist Fight (2017) William Bibbiani There are better ways to spend your time. Like getting in a fist fight. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2017
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) William Bibbiani A Batman film with more humanity than the Batman films with actual humans in them. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Strike a Pose (2016) Ernest Hardy Unexpectedly moving. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2017
The Exterminating Angel (1962) Witney Seibold 'The Exterminating Angel' is a confrontation. Not only because of its clear political underpinnings, but because of a weird undercurrent of human sympathy. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2017
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Witney Seibold The characters are no mere cold symbolic avatars in a world gone stylistic; Huston breaks down that intellectual barrier, and allows the characters to shine in all their glorious dumb pathos. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2017
His Girl Friday (1940) Witney Seibold 'His Girl Friday' is more feminist than it even gets credit for. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2017
Black Girl (1966) Witney Seibold Black Girl - often called the first important African feature film - can be interpreted as a mere penetrating personal drama, but it's impossible to look at this film apolitically. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2017
Monster Trucks (2016) William Bibbiani This movie plays like Herbie the Love Bug if the anthropomorphic car also had slimy tentacles, and there's a part of me that will always be ten years old who thinks that's pretty neat. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2017
Passengers (2016) William Bibbiani It tries to pass itself off as romantic but it doesn't seem to realize that it's actually careened headlong into stalker territory. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) William Bibbiani I'm recommending it, if only as a three-star action movie. But I think it's important to consider how the original Star Wars movies transcended their pulpy influences and how Rogue One gets mired in them. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2016
Stuff (2015) Ernest Hardy The cast knocks the script out of the park, but Guacci also deserves kudos for casting Yvonne Jung as Deb. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2016
Jason and Shirley (2015) Ernest Hardy Mercifully, it's never too pedantic (it skirts close a few times) and is often quite funny - as when she gets in digs at Andy Warhol. But the film never really gets at the hostilities lobbed at Jason. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2016