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Rating Title/Year Author
B- Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Matt Goldberg While the finer points of Mads Brügger's documentary are debatable, the larger truths are undeniable. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
C Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Matt Goldberg Once you kind of let the ramshackle plot go, you have a fairly interesting look at how poorly we understand each other and ourselves. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
D+ The Kitchen (2019) Perri Nemiroff McCarthy, Haddish & Moss seem to give the roles their all, but The Kitchen is so disjointed that the effort is for naught. The movie's big finish is one of the most unsatisfying, disappointing endings I've seen all year. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
B- Blood On Her Name (2019) Haleigh Foutch A gripping watch, even through the weaker moments. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
B+ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Matt Goldberg Older viewers may shrug, but André Øvredal's film is bound to appeal to burgeoning horror fans. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 Ferrell Takes The Field (2015) Allison Keene [Will] Ferrell is still of course very funny. But the short, whirlwind special seems to have left so much on the cutting room floor. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 7 Days in Hell (2015) Chris Cabin The fact that the film is an unmitigated romp is not something that should be apologized for or excused away. Indeed, such gleeful and lively slices of conviviality that embrace frivolity should be celebrated. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
B- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Dave Trumbore If we're talking about a straight-up, objective review based on filmmaking tenets, Hobbs & Shaw is a B-. But for the adrenaline-fueled fun, fights, and family dynamics that the Fast & Furious franchise has become known for, it's an A all the way, baby. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) Chris Cabin If Live at the Apollo doesn't have quite the number of guffaws that Inside Amy Schumer so often produces, it nevertheless remains a deliriously enjoyable and refreshing take on a rite of passage for most major comedians. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
B Skin (2018) Jeff Sneider Skin may feel at times like a familiar redemption tale, but like Bryon's tattoos, appearances don't tell the whole story. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
A- Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Gregory Ellwood Tarantino loves Hollywood which is why this film is the ultimate love letter from him. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) Evan Valentine There are a few small issues along the way, but it's still a fun ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
4/5 Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Vinnie Mancuso Really, the joy of Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein is that it never really explains or justifies itself. It's just a brief weird thing made by some very funny people. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
B+ Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Haleigh Foutch "One of the best entries in the Conjuring series." EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
B+ Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Matt Goldberg The newest Spider-Man movie shows that the character and his angle on the MCU are a couple of the best aspects of Marvel franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
C- Yesterday (2019) Matt Goldberg Despite an intriguing premise, Danny Boyle's new movie wastes the iconic music of The Beatles on a tepid romance. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
A- Midsommar (2019) Haleigh Foutch Midsommar presents a ruthless take on the rituals of processing grief and letting go, excavating the caverns of broken relationships and the nauseous truths of why we stay in them. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
B- Brightburn (2019) Haleigh Foutch As a gory, pulpy superhero horror story, Brightburn delivers exactly what it's selling, so if you like what's on the menu, you'll probably enjoy the meal. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
C+ The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Haleigh Foutch It lacks the punch and pure terror that a stronger script and more visceral approach could achieve with the legendary weeping woman. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
A High Life (2018) Haleigh Foutch High Life tangles up horniness and desperation in an existential nightmare, where we are all blood, and semen, and mother's milk - just bodies floating through space towards the unknowable and unavoidable, desperate for another warm body to cling to. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
C+ The Prodigy (2019) Jason Barr The Prodigy shows flickers of something better, moments of adrenaline-fueled thrills and unconventional jolts, but ultimately they're lost in an over-familiar plot. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
The Last Unicorn (1982) Rob Vaux Its charms hold up exceptionally well, in part because it grows along with its audience. Few stories carry that kind of power, and fewer pieces of animation can bring it so marvelously to life. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
A- Toy Story 4 (2019) Matt Goldberg Although it sticks to the rescue plot of previous films, Toy Story 4 is much richer for how it challenges its characters and conventions with a powerful dose of humor and heart. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
B+ The Lighthouse (2019) Gregory Ellwood There are moments where Pattinson is so transformative it's jarring. You simply never thought he had it in him. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
D Dark Phoenix (2019) Matt Goldberg A limp, muddled adaptation of 'The Dark Phoenix Saga' shows that the X-Men franchise desperately needs fresh blood. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
A- Always Be My Maybe (2019) Matt Goldberg Nahnatchka Khan's romantic comedy effortlessly balances laughs with drama thanks to her outstanding leads Ali Wong and Randall Park. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
C- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Matt Goldberg Michael Dougherty's movie is pretty great at kaiju battles; it's the other 90 minutes that's a problem. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
A- Booksmart (2019) Matt Goldberg I adored Olivia Wilde's Booksmart, a movie that has a deep well of empathy not just for its brainy lead characters, but for teenagers in general. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
C Aladdin (2019) Matt Goldberg Aladdin serves its purpose of being an IP that Disney can easily sell but judged on being a worthy adaptation of the animated classic or even a decent family film, there's no magic here. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
B John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Matt Goldberg Parabellum just piles on the action, essentially shoving candy down your throat, which is delicious, but in no way nutritious or filling. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
B+ Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Allison Keene Deadwood movie's structure mirrors the events of its own story: it's a celebration, a coming together of old friends, a facing down of the past and personal demons, and an acceptance of a new way forward. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
B+ Furious 7 (2015) Perri Nemiroff Furious 7 is certainly a popcorn movie geared towards delivering big thrills, but it's also oozing with heart and passion. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
A- The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Matt Goldberg John and Molly Chester's journey to become farmers is an astonishing look at a Sisyphean struggle. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
A- Long Shot (2019) Matt Goldberg Even the title implies the outlandishness of the premise, but it doesn't really matter when the movie is this funny and charming. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
D+ Need for Speed (2014) Matt Goldberg Need for Speed wants to take audiences on a ride, but it ends up going nowhere fast. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
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- Villains (2019) 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