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Rating Title/Year Author
B Greyhound (2020) Matt Goldberg The new Tom Hanks film isn't for everyone, but it's got major dad movie energy. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
B+ The Old Guard (2020) Matt Goldberg The new Netflix movie wisely invests in its immortal characters. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
A- Athlete A (2020) Matt Goldberg Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk's film carefully shows the systems that allowed sexual predators to run rampant. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
C- () Matt Goldberg Despite the fun setting and good chemistry between its stars, the jokes and story fall flat. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
C Irresistible (2020) Matt Goldberg The comedy feels strained despite making some solid points about our ridiculous political environment. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
B+ Becky (2020) Jeff Sneider I am here today to tell you that, to my great surprise, 'Becky' delivers the goods and more. Specifically, gore. Lots of it. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
F Artemis Fowl (2020) Matt Goldberg It's kind of amazing that a film that attempts to blend high-tech with magical creatures can be so crushingly dull. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
A- Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) Matt Goldberg It's bigger, bolder, darker, but still retains the same sense of desperation, humor, and intensity of the first movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
B- Da 5 Bloods (2020) Matt Goldberg Spike Lee's new film attempts to blend together aspects of 'Apocalypse Now', 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre', and thoughts on our current political moment to varying levels of success. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
B+ The King of Staten Island (2020) Matt Goldberg Judd Apatow's latest story of arrested development feels fresh by channeling the persona of its co-writer and star Pete Davidson. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
C The Vast of Night (2019) Matt Goldberg The sci-fi film makes for a great calling card for director Andrew Patterson, but not much else. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) Andre Dellamorte Kaufman makes a stylistic choice that sinks the movie... It was likely the only way to keep the film under budget, but it doesn't work as a visual trick because you are constantly made aware of the film's artifice, but not for purpose. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2020
D- The High Note (2020) Matt Goldberg Nisha Ganatra's movie is split between two stories, and fails to do justice to either one. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2020
B- Minamata (2020) Perri Nemiroff It's well paced, beautifully filmed and does have an appealing classic feel to it, but it still lacks that spark to propel it from informative to all-consuming. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
B- The Lovebirds (2020) Matt Goldberg The comic charisma and chemistry of stars Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are able to improve upon a so-so script. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
B+ The Half of It (2020) Perri Nemiroff What does finding "the one" even mean? It's a big question with a multitude of answers and Alice Wu's examination of just that is powerful enough to encourage one to make a bold step for the better, no matter their definition of "the one." EDIT
Posted May 13, 2020
Haunters (2010) Ramses Flores Haunters is a complete mess of a film. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
B How to Build a Girl (2019) Matt Goldberg Coky Giedroyc's adaptation of Caitlin Moran's novel is a smart and sweet coming-of-age tale. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
A- Holy Motors (2012) Matt Goldberg Holy Motors is great art. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
C The Quarry (2020) Matt Goldberg Scott Teems' drama features strong performances from Shea Whigham and Michael Shannon, but seems better suited to a pilot than a feature. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2020
B Trolls World Tour (2020) Matt Goldberg The DreamWorks Animation sequel is far superior to the original with its message of inclusiveness and embracing our differences. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Peacock (2010) Matt Currie ...ultimately, 3/4 of Peacock is probably more compelling than 4/4 of a lot of a lot of other flicks you'll come across. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2020
C- The Hunt (2020) Matt Goldberg 'The Hunt' is toothless satire that offers the view from nowhere as its message never amounts to more than "Can't we all just get along?" EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
B+ The Way Back (2020) Matt Goldberg Gavin O'Connor's film may play by the beats of the genre, but it's still emotional and powerful thanks to the strong script and one of Ben Affleck's best performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
A- The Invisible Man (2020) Matt Goldberg Leigh Whannell's monster movie works so well because he has such a recognizable monster. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
A- Onward (2020) Matt Goldberg Pixar's spin on the fantasy genre shows the studio once again nailing their signature blend of comedy and pathos. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
A- EMMA. (2020) Matt Goldberg Autumn de Wilde's new adaptation of Jane Austen's novel is immaculately crafted and perfectly charming. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
B+ Dinner in America (2020) Jeff Sneider Kyle Gallner and Emily Skeggs play well-matched misfits in Adam Carter Rehmeier's charming feature debut. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
C- The Call of the Wild (2020) Matt Goldberg Chris Sanders' adaptation of Jack London's novel never fully grasps the majesty of its adventure. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
C Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Matt Goldberg The adaptation of the popular Sega videogame doesn't take any chances, but it's fine fare for kids that won't make parents want to flee the theater. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
B- To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Matt Goldberg Michael Fimognari's sequel retains the high school charm of the original, but suffers from a shapeless narrative. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
C+ Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Matt Goldberg The new DC superhero film has some pop and flash, but too often feels like a bunch of different plotlines smashed together. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
A- () Perri Nemiroff Not only did Summertime open my eyes to a form of expression I was dismissing but it also offers the chance to experience something important to another. Whether you can relate or not, sharing truths in such a raw fashion is bound to make an impression. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
B+ The Night House (2020) Perri Nemiroff Bruckner told the premiere crowd your reaction will come down to what you find most frightening, "the idea that ghosts exist or the realization that they don't." The statement alone rattled me. Having it on my mind during his movie chilled me to the bone. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
A- Minari (2020) Matt Goldberg Lee Isaac Chung crafts a sweet, charming, and emotional story of an immigrant family. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
B+ Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Matt Goldberg Tom McCarthy's adaptation is perfect for kids and adults who want to see a story about the power of imagination. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/5 Shirley (2020) Adam Chitwood Creepy and macabre, intimate and inappropriate, Shirley lets us whirl around in the legendary horror author's head for a couple of hours. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 Ironbark (2020) Adam Chitwood At a time when full bodies of government can't seem to function correctly, Ironbark is a swell reminder that sometimes it doesn't necessarily take a village to enact significant change. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 The Glorias (2020) Adam Chitwood The Glorias is an uneven yet ultimately inspiring biopic that essentially chronicles a feminist origin story. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 Crip Camp (2020) Adam Chitwood Crip Camp is a truly eye opening chronicle of how the battle for disabled rights was won through years of political activism, organization, and old fashioned perseverance. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
5/5 Palm Springs (2020) Adam Chitwood A hilarious comedy, heartbreaking drama, and genuinely moving love story that dares to say that maybe life is a little better with a companion by your side. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
D Lost Girls (2020) Matt Goldberg Liz Garbus' adaptation of 'Lost Girls' never amounts to more than a story about one mother's anger despite all the issues surrounding the case. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
F The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Matt Goldberg Dee Rees' adaptation of Joan Didion's novel is an incomprehensible slog that serves as an embarrassment for everyone involved. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
A- Assassins (2020) Matt Goldberg Ryan White's fascinating documentary chronicles plays like a political thriller with tragic consequences for the two women at its center. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
C Downhill (2020) Matt Goldberg If you wished Force Majeure was less ambiguous, had more famous actors, and was in English, Downhill is for you. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
A Wendy (2020) Matt Goldberg Zeitlin's film skillfully explores the despair and beauty of growing up on a dying planet. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
B Kajillionaire (2020) Matt Goldberg Miranda July continues to explore the strange beauty of human connection through her unique blend of quirk, comedy, and pathos. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
B+ Amulet (2020) Perri Nemiroff There's an especially crafty story choice at play in Amulet that Garai pens extremely well, but having such a shift land is so heavily dependent on casting the role of Magda with an actor of Juri's talent. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
A Promising Young Woman (2020) Matt Goldberg Emerald Fennell's debut feature is so razor sharp you'll have to check yourself for wounds. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
B Boys State (2020) Matt Goldberg Jesse Moss & Amanda McBaine's entertaining documentary functions as a microcosm of the best and worst of our politics. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020