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Rating Title/Year Author
A- Avengers: Endgame (2019) Matt Goldberg By carrying the weight of 21 movies with it, Endgame feels far grander, surprising, and emotional than your typical sequel. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
A- Fast Color (2018) Matt Goldberg Julia Hart's drama skillfully weaves together supernatural abilities with personal baggage across three generations. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
F Hellboy (2019) Matt Goldberg With buckets of gore in place of a personality, Neil Marshall's reboot is a bloated, meandering bore. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
B- Little (2019) Matt Goldberg Tina Gordon Chism's reverse 'Big' works thanks to the charisma of stars Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, and Regina Hall. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
B Mary Magdalene (2018) Matt Goldberg Although the story is largely removed from the plot points of the gospels themselves, Garth Davis' movie looks to hit at the core of Jesus' teachings. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
C Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) Dave Trumbore While Batman: Assault on Arkham takes the opportunity to cast Batman villains in lead roles, it doesn't come close to exploring all the potential those characters offer. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
B Shazam! (2019) Matt Goldberg For the most part, 'Shazam!' is a joyous and upbeat superhero movie that values the importance of family. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
B- Rust Creek (2018) Haleigh Foutch By taking the time to breath life into these characters, Rust Creek makes a unique and worthwhile entry in the genre that puts a premium on heart and humanity over horror. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
C+ Jennifer's Body (2009) Matt Goldberg The failure of "Jennifer's Body" lies with the partnership between Kusama and Cody. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
C Faster (2010) Matt Goldberg Burdened by poorly-handled religious themes and an unnecessary supporting character, Faster isn't much fun but it does have Dwayne Johnson... EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
D Clash of the Titans (2010) Matt Goldberg Director Louis Leterrier's remake of the campy 1981 film Clash of the Titans pays homage to its predecessor in that you have to mock both films in order to keep them interesting. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
C- Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Matt Goldberg The ending of Beneath the Planet of the Apes has shock value, but it's hollow. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Vinnie Mancuso Is 'Dumbo' a fully-fleshed-out film with basic components like character arcs or conflict? Not entirely, no. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
D- The Aftermath (2019) Matt Goldberg James Kent's drama always misses hard questions and emotional truths in favor of soft-focus melodrama. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
B- () Eric Vespe Young filmmaking team Dan Berk and Robert Olsen do solid work here, keeping the camera moving so the film never feels static and never forgetting their ace in the hole is the relationship at the core of this story. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
A- Pet Sematary (2019) Perri Nemiroff Pet Sematary isn't striving to be an easy communal crowdpleaser. Just like the source material, it's a movie with a real thoughtful mean streak that'll chill you to the bone, and ensure you remain on edge well after it concludes. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
B+ Wonder Park (2019) Dave Trumbore Paramount Animation and Ilion Animation Studios deserve to be in the same conversation as DreamWorks, Pixar, and Disney. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Triple Frontier (2019) Vinnie Mancuso It's not a perfect movie by a long shot, but it's certainly one that has more to say than ka-boom. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
B- Captain Marvel (2019) Matt Goldberg While the film suffers from bland direction and a convoluted script, Brie Larson's brash performance makes Captain Marvel a worthy addition to the MCU. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie (2017) Dave Trumbore It's certainly a lot more mature and even darker in tone than the original series. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
A- Climax (2018) Gregory Ellwood The biggest compliment you can give "Climax" though is that it's so essentially captivating that despite its horrors you want to take a quick bathroom break, get back in your seat and watch it all over again. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
B+ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Matt Goldberg The trilogy goes out on a high note where hard choices are put above personal fulfillment and the cost of saying goodbye has a real impact. It's a bittersweet farewell. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
A Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Matt Goldberg Xavier Burgin's documentary is not only a terrific look at black characters in American cinema, but also the importance of cinema studies. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
D Donnybrook (2018) Matt Goldberg Writer-director Tim Sutton wants to land an emotional punch about working class desperation without doing the work of creating a realistic landscape. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
B+ Isn't It Romantic (2019) Matt Goldberg Todd Strauss-Schulson's delightful movie carefully walks the line between mocking romantic comedies and giving the genre a loving tribute. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
C- Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Matt Goldberg There are still some fun moments to be had and Rothe remains a charismatic force, but 2U definitely comes off as a rushed cash-in rather than a fresh idea. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
B High Flying Bird (2019) Matt Goldberg High Flying Bird is bursting with interesting ideas to the point where you wish it had more scope than it's iPhone cinematography and two-person conversations allow. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ The Hole in the Ground (2019) Perri Nemiroff A simple, sinister film that really digs its claws in, not because of ultra-violent set pieces but rather because the connection between mother and son is so strong. An excellent feature debut for Lee Cronin. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
B Untouchable (2019) Perri Nemiroff The film is most effective when the combined forces of those interviewed firmly establishes the systemic problem of abuse of power. It highlights the importance of speaking up but also offers an understanding of why some might be apprehensive to do so. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- Little Monsters (2019) Perri Nemiroff A delightfully crude, wild ride with a standout performance that continues to prove Lupita Nyong'o can do no wrong, and also serves as a nice reminder of the importance of a great teacher. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ The Nightingale (2018) Perri Nemiroff It's tough to say it's worth the wait for Babadook fans because it's so different but that makes it more remarkable. It's a sign Kent will tell the story she wants her way with great skill and precision despite possible pressure to offer more of the same. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- The Lodge (2019) Perri Nemiroff With the chilly setting, how the camera moves through the home, and how inner demons threaten to consume a family, it's reminiscent of The Shining. It's a relentless, mind-bending nightmare in which the threat of demons from one's past are always lurking. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
C+ Wounds (2019) Perri Nemiroff The entertainment value is there and Wounds most certainly had my attention most of the way through, but the swing and miss ending makes it tough to recommend. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- Animals (2019) Perri Nemiroff A highly effective and satisfying journey of self-discovery not because it offers up easy answers or even a perfect happy ending, but rather because it so thoroughly taps into the chaos of reality. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ The Mustang (2019) Perri Nemiroff Between De Clermont-Tonnerre's deft touch and the unforgettable lead performance from Schoenaerts, 'The Mustang' delivers one narrative surprise after the next, not with dramatic twists and turns, but with simple human growth and understanding. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
B The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Matt Goldberg Although it doesn't hit as hard as the upending of the Chosen One narrative from the first film, The LEGO Movie 2 still has some interesting things to say. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
C- Troop Zero (2019) Matt Goldberg The film leans... heavily on saccharine moments that feel like a brute force way to your heart rather than earning an emotional reaction. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Vinnie Mancuso Plot-wise, the result is a hot, foamy mess, my friends, but a mess that washed over me like a tidal wave. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Vinnie Mancuso Alita: Battle Angel is an experience well-worth that extra 3D cash. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
B+ Cold Pursuit (2019) Matt Goldberg Most revenge thrillers have an element of the absurd inherent in the nameless thugs who get mowed down. Cold Pursuit just has the bravado to lean into the absurdity. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
C- Them That Follow (2019) Matt Goldberg Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage's movie never fully empathizes with its characters, so it comes off as crass voyeurism. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/5 David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Adam Chitwood It's as candid a documentary about a "celebrity" personality as I've ever seen, and Cameron Crowe's probing questions lead to genuine insights about the brevity of human life. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/5 Love, Antosha (2019) Adam Chitwood Love, Antosha is a loving, heartbreaking, but ultimately inspiring documentary about a young man who was not going to let life put him in a box. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/5 Luce (2019) Adam Chitwood Luce is challenging in the best way, anchored by a tremendous ensemble and a star-making performance from Kelvin Harrison Jr. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
4.5/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Adam Chitwood I have no doubt that by the time 2019 is done, Blinded by the Light will stand as one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
B+ Brittany Runs a Marathon (2018) Matt Goldberg It's got the beats of a rom-com, but with the edge of an indie held together by smart storytelling and great performances, especially from lead actress Jillian Bell. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
B Fighting With My Family (2019) Matt Goldberg Stephen Merchant's wrestling film may not offer any surprises, but remains charming and funny thanks to the strong performances and sharp script. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
C Official Secrets (2019) Matt Goldberg Director Gavin Hood tells an unremarkable story about Katherine Gun's remarkable bravery. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
D Relive (2019) Matt Goldberg Jacob Estes' film starts from an interesting premise and proceeds to be as predictable as possible. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
D Paradise Hills (2019) Matt Goldberg Alice Waddington's movie cribs from sci-fi classics, but fails to add up to anything remotely interesting. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019