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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires (2018) Steven Prokopy The film is audacious, unashamed, sleazy and has no issues taking shots at everyone, most especially Chuck Steel himself. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
7/10 Piercing (2018) Steven Prokopy The performances pull this one across the finish line convincingly and makes some truly demented behavior translate into surprisingly mainstream entertainment. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
8/10 Hal (2018) Steven Prokopy A stellar profile of the great filmmaker that is as radical and obsessive as its subject. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
7/10 Damsel (2018) Steven Prokopy There's just enough pretzel logic and devotion to wacky personalities to make Damsel mildly infectious and charming. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
9/10 Leave No Trace (2018) Steven Prokopy It is not an easy thing to place us into the lives of people we've never had real-life contact with, but this is the stuff that fuels Granik's creativity, and Leave No Trace is a fresh reminder of her talent. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
8/10 Howard (2018) Hoai-Tran Bui Howard is an all-too-fleeting snapshot of one of the greatest lyricists in musical history, the tragic circumstances of his death lending an air of melancholy and depth. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
7.5/10 The Secret Garden (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui The Secret Garden doesn't shy away from the implicit "magic" of Burnett's novel, leaning into the whimsy of the story with a hefty dose of magical realism. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
6.5/10 An American Pickle (2020) Chris Evangelista A Clumsy But Sweet Story About Family, Friendship, and Pickles. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
7/10 The Rental (2020) Chris Evangelista The Rental is a relationship drama that suddenly turns into a slasher movie. It probably shouldn't work, and yet, director Dave Franco finds a way to strike the right balance. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
2.5/5 The Beach House (2019) Matt Donato The Beach House builds itself as a ponderous Lovecraftian thriller for two-thirds its length, then quickly loses momentum during a final act that lacks the same level of intrigue and execution. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2020
5/10 Greyhound (2020) Josh Spiegel This new war drama aspires to be peak Dad Movie, yet winds up like a History Channel movie with a big-name lead. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
5/10 The Old Guard (2020) Chris Evangelista The biggest mistake The Old Guard makes is the same mistake so many modern film adaptations of established material make these days: it's all set-up. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
9/10 The Conductor (2017) Amelia Emberwing The Conductor will fill your heart with love and hope while giving you something gorgeous to look at and listen to. It's fierce, lovely, and complicated from start to finish, just like woman it portrays. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
9/10 Saint Frances (2019) Amelia Emberwing Saint Frances grabs women by the face and tells them in a fierce but supportive whisper that they're not alone. It takes conversations that many girls never hear spoken out loud and literally screams them from the rooftops. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
6.5/10 Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Amelia Emberwing Daniel Isn't Real immediately puts the viewer on edge. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
7/10 Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love (2019) Amelia Emberwing Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love has a little something for everyone. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
5/10 My Spy (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui My Spy is silly, it's unoriginal, it's tired, but it's a great vehicle for Bautista to show off his leading man chops. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/10 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui The farcical Netflix comedy seems to be as much a well-intentioned parody of Eurovision as it is an outlet for Ferrell and Dobkin to try to figure out just what the hell Eurovision is. They never really find out. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
3/10 Irresistible (2020) Josh Spiegel Irresistible is one of the dullest, most toothless comedies in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
Absentia (2011) Jacob Hall Once you ease past the film's lack of polish, you find yourself drawn in. First, by the characters. And later, by the deeply sinister and horrible situation in which they find themselves snared. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
6/10 You Should Have Left (2020) Chris Evangelista You Should Have Left has a lot on its mind, and no real idea what to do with it all. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
1/10 Artemis Fowl (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui Artemis Fowl opts to be a profoundly joyless exercise in generic children's fantasy tropes. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
8.5/10 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Chris Evangelista A must-see, featuring a career-best performance from Delroy Lindo. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
5/10 The King of Staten Island (2020) Chris Evangelista This comedy mostly gets by on the charms of its cast, but its unfocused, shambling manner saps most of the film's energy by the time it draws to an unsatisfying conclusion. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
8.5/10 The Trip to Greece (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui Like the Greek heroes that the two of them are emulating, The Trip to Greece is a bittersweet end to Brydon and Coogan's odyssey. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2020
6.5/10 12 Hour Shift (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui 12 Hour Shift has a sick sense of humor that makes its washed-out setting the perfect blank canvas for writer and director Grant to paint her gleefully bloody caper. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2020
6/10 The High Note (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui The High Note leans into the superficiality...the narrative tropes, the music industry success story...all while Ganatra shoots like a sleek ad for living in California. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2020
5/10 The Lovebirds (2020) Chris Evangelista Those starved for any form of new entertainment might find enough enjoyment in watching Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as they stumble around desperately searching for a better movie, one that suits their talents. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
4/10 SCOOB! (2020) Josh Spiegel ...a weird, baffling animated feature that's all too willing to avoid being a Scooby-Doo movie, in favor of a superhero adventure no one asked for. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2020
7/10 Capone (2020) Chris Evangelista This is Capone, Josh Trank's strange hybrid that wants to be both a gangster movie and also a horror pic. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2020
7.5/10 Driveways (2019) Caroline Cao Driveways embraces and delivers its sentimentality with heart. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016) Rob Hunter There's not a damn thing that's fun about Kindergarten Cop 2. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2020
8/10 The Half of It (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui Its unexpected ode to platonic soulmates and its thoughtful depiction of immigrant life in smalltown America is a sweet, refreshing addition to the coming-of-age genre. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2020
6/10 Nightcrawlers (2019) Amelia Emberwing By including the beauty of their songs, Nightcrawlers humanizes an often-dehumanized group of people. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2020
5/10 Extraction (2020) Chris Evangelista As far as disposable action flicks go, Extraction makes good on its promise of seeing Chris Hemsworth kill a lot of people. Maybe that's good enough for a direct-to-Netflix release. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
7.5/10 Blood Machines (2019) Matt Donato The sweetest optical candy your eyes can ingest. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
7/10 Tigertail (2020) Hoai-Tran Bui For all its warm, lush stylings and the bittersweet romance at its center, Tigertail holds its audience at a distance. But Yang's passion for this story still shines through. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
4/10 Trolls World Tour (2020) Josh Spiegel To call this a good movie in the midst of a pandemic is to dub a drop of water in a desert an oasis. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
9/10 Death of a Vlogger (2019) Rafael Motamayor A twisted story of warped perceptions, megalomania, the victims in the middle of media manipulation and our own obsession with online cruelty that results in a breath of fresh air in an overcrowded genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2020
8/10 Insert Coin (2020) Ethan Anderton It's an excellent look back at this exciting period in gaming history. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
3.5/10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Germain Lussier The result is like watching a fireworks display. It's an okay way to pass an hour or so, but you'll forget about it minutes later. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2020
4/5 She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Matt Donato Amy Seimetz plays by her own rules as if [She Dies Tomorrow] will be the last film she'll ever make (it won't be, no shot). EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
3.5/5 Drunk Bus (2020) Matt Donato Drunk Bus is an anti-road trip comedy with plenty of mileage. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
9/10 () Abby Olcese Dick Johnson is Dead is both a poetic act of defiance and a portrait of love at the end of a life. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
9/10 Feels Good Man (2020) Abby Olcese A fascinating dive into a subculture and how one guy was inadvertently caught up in it. It also induces a kind of PTSD for the trash fire that was 2016. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
4/10 Bloodshot (2020) Chris Evangelista It takes Vin Diesel exactly 8 minutes to put on a white tank-top in Bloodshot EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
5/10 The Hunt (2020) Chris Evangelista How can a film this violent be so toothless? EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
9/10 Mucho mucho amor (2020) Abby Olcese It's a documentary about a larger-than-life figure, but also a story about legacy, and the ways our lives can impact not only those around us, but people we may never meet. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2020
8/10 Welcome to Chechnya (2020) Abby Olcese Welcome to Chechnya is an important work of journalism. David France uses lessons he's learned from directing and producing his previous films to make a film that's frightening in its truth, and painful in its depiction of its subjects' reality. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2020
B James vs. His Future Self (2019) Jason Gorber An intelligent and well-drawn character piece, with an engaging lead performance that dances comfortably between the cerebral and the silly. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020