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Rating Title/Year Author
Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Rob Hunter An unsettling and icky descent into a man-made hell. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Rob Hunter The third act is a sad series of missteps, but the journey there takes viewers to some atmospheric and creepy places. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Rob Hunter Turns out the real curse were the generic and bland scares we met along the way. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
() Rob Hunter Snatchers is far funnier than most unintended pregnancies and an experience you'll want to enjoy more than once. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Triple Threat (2019) Rob Hunter It's almost as if 'The Expendables' was remade with action stars actually capable of kicking ass. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
() Abby Olcese Villains isn't the most consistent movie out there, but it's still a fully entertaining ride, and a great-looking deconstruction of the stylized movies it's aping. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Abby Olcese [Alex Gibney] makes the interesting choice here of presenting Holmes not as horrible, but as something of a mystery. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
() Rob Hunter Think 'Hot Fuzz' meets 'Attack the Block' and you'll have an idea of the fun in store. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Natalie Mokry Olivia Wilde's work here will leave you eagerly anticipating what she does next. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Triple Frontier (2019) Rob Hunter Five leading men head into the jungle with $$ in their eyes. Not all of them return. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Us (2019) Matthew Monagle With his second film, Jordan Peele proves that the signature blend of horror, humor, and political commentary in 'Get Out' was definitely not a fluke. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Rob Hunter Turns out the MCU's glass ceiling was just the floor for unexceptional but entertaining enough superhero movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Kieran Fisher S. Craig Zahler's latest thriller is guaranteed to start a conversation and stir controversy, but it's more nuanced than you might expect. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2019
Hai Phuong (2019) Rob Hunter Furie's story won't surprise you with originality, but it does deliver the goods in its action-heavy tale of a mother's love for her daughter. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Wildlife (2018) Luke Hicks Mulligan, Gyllenhaal, and Oxenbould shine in Dano's fiery 1960s drama about a fracturing family. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Tarde para morir joven (2018) Luke Hicks Writer/director Dominga Sotomayor Castillo fashions a lavishly shot world in the woods that you won't forget. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
High Life (2018) Luke Hicks It's a drastic shift from Let the Sunshine In (2017), and it is absolutely brilliant. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Luke Hicks The western anthology of shorts starts with a bang and quickly fades into a whimper. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Luke Hicks An incredible infusion of modernity and Restoration-era Great Britain-a boisterous, farcical, and unapologetically inexplicable update on the royal British period piece. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Luke Hicks Honey Boy extends the same hand to everyone who encounters it and recognizes everyone's need for rehabilitation in some sense and asks us tenderly to jump in. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
The Report (2019) Luke Hicks Imagine a prescient political thriller not just made for liberals-one that wants to be understood and taken seriously by all parties, like a politically sober 'The Post.' EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Luke Hicks Come for Zac Efron, stay for Lily Collins. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Sweetheart (2019) Brad Gullickson 'Sweetheart' is a cheap quickie of a monster movie that rages with relevance. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Luke Hicks Please keep giving Lulu Wang money to make movies. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
1 Percent (2017) Matthew Monagle 'Outlaws' is an Australian biker throwback that throws back to some of the worst aspects of American exploitation cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Nightshooters (2018) Rob Hunter A hilarious and heartfelt riff on 'Judgment Night' that comes loaded with crazy great fight action. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Kieran Fisher Shudder has assembled a team of experts to document black history in horror cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2019) Christopher Campbell The five animated shorts up for the Academy Award this year are notable for their representation both on and off screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2019) Christopher Campbell I don't know if this is the worst batch the Academy has ever managed to compile for consideration, but it's a pretty bad bunch. Some of the films are downright insulting. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Max Covill Leave it to James Cameron to discover how you bring a manga to the big screen. The secret, it turns out, is that you don't mess up the source material. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
Piercing (2018) Rob Hunter The director of 'The Eyes of My Mother' trades B&W for S&M, and the result is 81 minutes of twisted brilliance. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
Revenger (2018) Rob Hunter It already looks like Netflix has once again gifted us with one of the year's best action movies. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Polar (2019) Rob Hunter If the sight of a smiling, one-eyed Mikkelsen dispatching those who cross him by any means available doesn't get your motor running then nothing else here stands a chance. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
The Sharks (2019) Rob Hunter Something truly special as both it and its lead move hypnotically to the beat of their own drum (and to a rhythmic sync score). EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Queen of Hearts (2019) Rob Hunter A tragic reminder that we're all capable of destroying the ones we love. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Rob Hunter Not a great film destined for museum archives but its various elements come together to create an entertaining and absurd experience. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
The Lodge (2019) Rob Hunter A definite slow-burn that grows darker by the minute, and it commits to that grim progression. Proceed with caution. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Close (2019) Rob Hunter A strong Noomi Rapace performance and some solid action are balanced by an underwhelming ending. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018) Rob Hunter The world we live in is a gray one... or maybe it just looks that way through all the gun powder and tear gas. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
Gummo (1997) Nathan Adams Gummo is a towering achievement largely because it is that metaphorical snuff film. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
Ash Is Purest White (2018) Luke Hicks If you don't see Ash Is Purest White you will miss one of the year's greatest treasures, one of its most mature, complex characters, and certainly one of Zhangke's best. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
Revenge (2017) Rob Hunter What Revenge lacks in believable biology it makes up for in style and highly satisfying action beats. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
The Guilty (2018) Matthew Monagle The Guilty should stand out as one of the best thrillers of the year for those lucky enough to catch it. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
Destroyer (2018) Max Covill Destroyer shows that Kidman will take down her enemies, her family, and your patience. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
Crime + Punishment (2018) Jordan M. Smith Among the investigative documentary exposés released theatrically this year, Stephen Maing's stands as one of the most domestically distressing and cinematically audacious. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (2018) Jordan M. Smith ...proving that sport itself can be fundamentally cinematic and ripe with psychological drama when documented in a manner outside of the traditional systems designed for live or television viewing. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) Jordan M. Smith ...the cinematic equivalent of a memory quilt, woven together with a deep love of community, comprised of intimate though disparate moments from others' lives, and poetically comforting despite its historically weighty components. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
Shirkers (2018) Jordan M. Smith Like an essayistic mystery story told in the form of a prodigiously cinematic 16mm inflected punk zine, Shirkers is nothing short of remarkable nonfiction cinema. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Rob Hunter Sorry Charlie, 'Aquaman' is a blast. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
Vox Lux (2018) Luke Hicks Bruising, fascinating, and occasionally boring, 'Vox Lux' is -- at the very least -- proof of Corbet's directorial prowess. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018