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Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Hail Satan? (2019) Marshall Shaffer Hail Satan? serves as a cheeky investigation of political provocateurs. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Meredith Borders Like FIGHT CLUB, THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE is about the draw and the downfall of prizing masculinity above all else, but it's both far less self-serious and less self-congratulatory than Fincher's film. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Meredith Borders Everything's just so half-baked and lazy here, the direction and especially the storytelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Meredith Borders This movie is so preposterous, so profoundly weird, just hilarious and merciless and black-hearted from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
() Meredith Borders Depending on how you feel about action comedies of the '80s and '90s (I'm for 'em), STUBER might hit just the right nostalgia chord for you, though the jokes are freshened up for 2019. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
9/10 () Joi Childs Jezebel is, at its core, a coming-of-age film that jumps head first into this sensual world - all without being voyeuristic. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
7.5/10 () Joi Childs With a simple, but effective, script from Emily Ting, Go Back To China is a character-driven film that's full of drama but very personable. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
7.5/10 () Joi Childs Olympic Dreams 's goal isn't to inundate you with complex themes or ideas. The film's key is simplicity paired with the gorgeous Olympic environment. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
9/10 Booksmart (2019) Joi Childs In a genre that is generally dominated by similar white nerdy male protagonists, Booksmart is an experience that's more queer, more diverse and more female-centered than anything remotely comparable. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
1/10 Hellboy (2019) Josh Spiegel In a word, Hellboy is unpleasant. Other appropriate adjectives to describe this reboot include dreadful, obnoxious, unnecessary, and interminable. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
8/10 Missing Link (2019) Josh Spiegel Missing Link is the studio's most visually accomplished and ambitious film to date. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/10 The Best of Enemies (2019) Josh Spiegel If nothing else, The Best of Enemies is hampered by the distinct sense that it arrived about 25 years too late. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
7.5/10 Jennifer's Body (2009) Peter Sciretta [T]his film feels more like a comedy than it does a contemporary horror movie, and I'm sure those who might end up liking Jennifer's Body, will appreciate the humor over the scares/gore. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/10 Clash of the Titans (2010) Russ Fischer Clash of the Titans was crafted as a 2D film and has irredeemable problems beyond the fact that it has been converted into 3D. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
8/10 () Matt Donato Villains locks four varying degrees of lunatic inside a pressure-cooker chamber (survivors, self-made psychos, victims of circumstance), cranks up the heat, and stashes away the key. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/10 Dumbo (2019) Josh Spiegel Though not remotely as noxious and garish as his 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland, Burton has not solved the puzzle of figuring out a halfway decent creative reason for this film to exist. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
8.5/10 Shazam! (2019) Hoai-Tran Bui A raucous, charming kid adventure that is a delight to behold from start to finish, Shazam! feels like a throwback both to '80s comedies and to the superhero movies of the early 2000s. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
8/10 Good Boys (2019) Matt Donato If children are our future, I hope Good Boys is subsequently the future of conscious but dynamically chaotic hilarity. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
8/10 Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Chris Evangelista A nasty, nihilistic nightmare deliberately designed to provoke. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
9/10 Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Meredith Borders Body at Brighton Rock shifts from being a fun and colorful throwback to something a little darker and deeper. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
9/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Chris Evangelista Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer take the terror that Stephen King forged, and mold it into something fresh, and exciting, and downright horrifying. Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
5/10 Five Feet Apart (2019) Josh Spiegel Five Feet Apart is not a great film, but it has greatness within its grasp thanks to Haley Lu Richardson. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
9/10 Us (2019) Joi Childs The bloody violence, the tears, the screams, the jump scares - all familiar, but still done in a fresh way. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
7/10 () Abby Olcese The observational elements of The Hottest August are as excellent as anything this extremely promising filmmaker has done, but it's to an uncertain end. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
6.5/10 Triple Frontier (2019) Chris Evangelista This is the perfect Netflix movie. Something to stream from your bed in the dark after you've knocked back one too many beers. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
6/10 Cold Case Hammarskjold (2019) Abby Olcese The pitch-black story at the heart of Cold Case Hammarskjöld has world-changing potential, if proven true beyond a reasonable doubt. It's not something to be played with... At the very least, it requires a bit more transparency than it gets here. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
8/10 Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Abby Olcese It's an approach similar to the way Wallace describes his own legacy: tough but fair. It's neither a smear campaign nor a hymn of praise. It's a genuine attempt to understand. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
7/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Hoai-Tran Bui It takes a few wild swings for the movie to finally land, but once it does, it becomes a fun, brisk, and engaging movie - though one nestled comfortably within the Marvel movie formula. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
8/10 Amazing Grace (2018) Abby Olcese Amazing Grace provides not only dynamic music, but a detailed glimpse into the time and place in which it was made. The music is moving, Franklin is stunning, and the church is full of characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
7/10 Apollo 11 (2019) Abby Olcese Apollo 11 digs even deeper beyond conventional hindsight storytelling. It is slower, methodical telling, more interested in sharing the experiences of people working in the margins. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
6/10 The Wandering Earth (2019) Hoai-Tran Bui As manufactured as the film is, The Wandering Earth is so ambitiously action-packed and visually stunning that it's difficult not to be taken along for the ride. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
7/10 Greta (2018) Chris Evangelista Greta won't be remembered as one of Jordan's best, but it's hard to resist any film that features Isabelle Huppert going off the deep end. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
7/10 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Josh Spiegel ...the film's ebullience and the sheer charm offensive courtesy of lead actress Rebel Wilson makes it a perfectly pleasant, and appropriate, Valentine's Day affair. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
8/10 Big Time Adolescence (2018) Ethan Anderton Jason Orley knows how to use his most valuable assets to make this familiar story shine like new in a hysterical package. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
8.5/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Chris Evangelista A supremely confident film, bursting with humor, horror and a surprisingly large amount of heart. I had an absolute blast watching it. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
6/10 The Prodigy (2019) Chris Evangelista The Prodigy deserves credit for being willing to go to some dark places, and as far as killer kid movies go, you can do a lot worse. But I just wish this movie had something more to say than just the same old song. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Marisa Mirabal HORROR NOIRE is essential. Each era of film is analyzed with a uniquely personal and perspicacious scope while also reflecting on the historical events and popular crimes which adhered to frustrating stereotypes and invisibility within the genre. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
9/10 The Souvenir (2019) Chris Evangelista Nothing here seems staged. It's almost as if Hogg has traveled back to the 1980s, where the film is set, and started spying on these characters. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/10 After the Wedding (2019) Ben Pearson The film is full of big speeches and proclamations, and the clunky script and strained performances made it difficult to fully buy any of them. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
8.5/10 Late Night (2019) Ethan Anderton It's delightful, funny, and more than satisfying. Before the year is over, this will be one of the most beloved comedies of the year. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
9/10 Honey Boy (2019) Ethan Anderton This film is full of such genuine tragedy that it can't be so simply overlooked, and I hope it's the start of a new chapter for Shia LaBeouf as an artist. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 Troop Zero (2019) Ben Pearson It can all seem like a bit much at times, but I found myself falling for its charms more often than not, largely thanks to the cast. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 Shooting the Mafia (2019) Ben Pearson It starts off rocky, but once the film settles into a groove and starts zeroing in on the mafia's most heinous acts, it slowly starts to come alive. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
9/10 The Report (2019) Ethan Anderton It's a compelling and provocative glimpse into a time when our country was so scared of another 9/11 that we forgot who we were. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 Wounds (2019) Ben Pearson Wounds is interested in exploring our dark sides, tapping into that uneasy feeling that takes hold when we're alone at night, and creeping us out with an abundance of cockroaches. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Ben Pearson The movie reaches some emotional and inspirational heights during its climax, but I can't help but feel that those heights may have peaked even higher with a more concentrated approach. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 Relive (2019) Ben Pearson With bursts of punishing violence that eventually border on cruelty, Relive is a formulaic, surprisingly bleak thriller that may have worked better as a TV series. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
9/10 Paradise Hills (2019) Ben Pearson The film is narratively satisfying, thematically resonant, and features excellent performances from its whole cast. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Ben Pearson The movie takes a turn away from its comedic roots and becomes a more disturbing, melancholy exploration of masculinity. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
8/10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Ben Pearson A warm, funny movie about legacy, loss, and the strength to move forward, this is a touching drama that cares deeply about the people San Francisco has forgotten. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019