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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Stillwater (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui Stillwater surprises, with emotions that run deeper and a subdued central performance by Matt Damon that goes beyond the kind of jingoistic vigilante justice expected. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2021
8.5/10 The Suicide Squad (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui The unexpected heart at the center of the film, a sneaky anti-imperialist bent, and Gunn's wild visual leaps make The Suicide Squad a bloody, gory delight. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2021
10/10 The Green Knight (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui In The Green Knight, the infinite mysteries of the natural world are reframed in an Arthurian retelling so strange and so seductive burrows underneath your skin. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2021
7/10 Old (2021) Chris Evangelista For all of Old's flaws - and those flaws are bounteous! - it's a film with energy; a film with life. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/10 Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui Snake Eyes might have been salvageable if not for the offensively badly-staged action. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
6.5/10 The Tomorrow War (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui The Tomorrow War has got a trashy popcorn vibe to it that it wholeheartedly embraces, and a cornball machismo that you can't help but get taken in by. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
8/10 Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Chris Evangelista The Fear Street saga comes to a satisfying close with Fear Street Part 3: 1666, a grand finale that manages to tie the entire series together in a neat little bow. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2021
9/10 Pig (2020) Chris Evangelista Pig is not the movie you think it is. It's something far more beautiful, and far more painful. It is an existential meditation on the search for something. Anything. A kind of cosmic loneliness envelopes this film. It's extraordinary. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2021
7/10 Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Chris Evangelista After two films, the real strength of Fear Street is in its characters, not its scares. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2021
8/10 The Novice (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui It's an impressive feat of incisively dark tone, even if the plot and characters are little more than shadows. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2021
5/10 The Forever Purge (2021) Chris Evangelista The Forever Purge succumbs to the same blandness that prevails through the series. If this truly is the end of The Purge franchise, it ends with a whimper, not a bang. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
7.5/10 Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Chris Evangelista A blood-drenched love letter to horror fans who came of age in the era of Scream, Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is a creepy, funny, ultra-violent take on the type of teen-centric horror popularized by R.L. Stine near the dawn of the 21st century. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
7/10 No Sudden Move (2021) Chris Evangelista Despite occasional bursts of violence and threats of death, No Sudden Move is surprisingly carefree. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
6/10 Black Widow (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui Black Widow falls victim to the big bombast characteristic of the studio. The result is a disappointing solo movie that ends up burying Natasha Romanoff once again. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2021
6/10 False Positive (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui Lee...has a clear sense of style - cribbed from so many a better horror movie - but it can't make up for a strangely inert narrative. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2021
7/10 All These Sons (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui Liu is capable of tackling a complicated and knotty subject with the same kind of laser-focused intimacy that he showed in his first autobiographical outing. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2021
7/10 Last Film Show (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui Last Film Show walks a tricky tightrope between sentimental and meditative, though in the end it feels mostly slight. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2021
9.5/10 Luca (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui The layered dynamics and pure, honest emotions underneath Luca's simple coming-of-age story are what elevate the film to one of Pixar's best. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
3/10 Infinite (2021) Chris Evangelista There's nothing entertaining about Infinite. It just sits there, lifeless, hoping to become a full-blown franchise with sequels galore. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2021
10/10 The Amusement Park (1973) Chris Evangelista The Amusement Park comes to us now and proves that Romero has the power to shock and horrify even from beyond the grave. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
5/10 Spirit Untamed (2021) Josh Spiegel It's forgettable, and too forgettable to inspire a trip to the theater this summer. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
6/10 Flora and Ulysses (2020) Josh Spiegel It's encouraging to see someone at the studio remembers that not every film has to be do or die, even if it has superheroes on its mind. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
3/10 Tom & Jerry (2021) Josh Spiegel Tom & Jerry fails in so many basic ways of cinematic storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
4/10 Thunder Force (2021) Josh Spiegel Melissa McCarthy can't be stopped, but she continues to be content making films that leave her talent frustratingly untapped. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
9/10 The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) Josh Spiegel The Mitchells vs. the Machines is an unbeatable combination of humor and heart. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
4/10 Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Josh Spiegel ...dour, grim, and intensely forgettable. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
5/10 Cruella (2021) Josh Spiegel But while Cruella is bursting with style and features two very arch, fun performances, it's never really able to avoid the spectre of all those spotted puppies and the image of a terrifying woman trying to kill those dogs to make a fur coat. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
7/10 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Chris Evangelista As long as Wilson and Farmiga keep coming back, I hope they never stop making these movies. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
6/10 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui F9leans into a degree of meta-comedy that has thus far been untouched by the hyper-masculine, testosterone-fueled previous films. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2021
7/10 In the Heights (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui In the Heights is a celebration of a rich culture and a group of dreamers, who are messy and full of contradictions, but whose emotions always ring true. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
6.5/10 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui What Krasinski has done is direct a solid post-apocalyptic adventure with some horror flair, which is totally fine, but it's a clear step down from the first film. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
9/10 Lily Topples The World (2021) Kalyn Corrigan An uplifting coming-of-age tale about embracing whatever it is that makes you different from others, an example of how people can flourish past their inhibitions to thrive and shine when their talents are met with a nurturing environment. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2021
6.5/10 Cliff Walkers (2021) Hoai-Tran Bui A handsome and stylish thriller whose wintry setting establishes a chilly mood befitting the genre. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
4.5/10 The Woman in the Window (2021) Chris Evangelista It's been a long time since I've watched a new movie that could qualify for the "so bad it's good" designation, but The Woman in the Window comes pretty darn close. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2021
6/10 Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Chris Evangelista It's like a '90s throwback thriller; the type of movie that used to get rerun on TBS or TNT or some other network that starts with a T. Had this come out back then it probably would've starred Travolta or Cage, or maybe even Van Damme. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
4.5/10 Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Chris Evangelista Poor old Jigsaw is probably rolling in his grave. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
6/10 Army Of The Dead (2021) Chris Evangelista There's a certain fun to be had in Army of the Dead, but it's the mindless, ugly fun that you wake up the next day regretting. Come to think of it, it's kind of like a trip to Las Vegas. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2021
5/10 Mortal Kombat (2021) Chris Evangelista Here is a film taking itself so dreadfully serious that it forgets to let us have any fun. Worse than that, it's kind of boring. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
7/10 Boys from County Hell (2020) Marisa Mirabal Boys from County Hell unearths a refreshing spin on vampire lore and provides a dark tale of camaraderie that can be legendary in its own right. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
5/5 Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021) Marisa Mirabal Filled with thoughtful commentary, lush visuals and a myriad of perspectives, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror is a must-watch that chronicles humankind's most intriguing cinematic stories. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
5/5 I'M FINE (Thanks for Asking) (2021) Marisa Mirabal I'm Fine (Thanks for Asking) is a vibrant and inspiring story to come out of the COVID cataclysm both in its narrative and also with its production. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
3.5/5 Here Before (2021) Marisa Mirabal Gregg delivers an intoxicating and impressive directorial debut. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
4/5 Introducing, Selma Blair (2021) Marisa Mirabal Introducing, Selma Blair rips the Band-Aid off society's view of chronic illness with a raw portrayal of her medical diagnosis that is authenticated in its emotional and physical intensity. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
3.5/5 Luchadoras (2021) Marisa Mirabal Luchadoras is a powerful portrayal of female resistance and breaking the status quo. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
9/10 Women is Losers (2021) Kalyn Corrigan This is Izzo's show. Her performance breathes new life into a story we've seemingly seen countless times before, now made anew. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2021
6/10 The Marksman (2021) Evan Saathoff Even if you're tired of this fare, you could do a lot worse than get stuck watching The Marksman. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
4.5/10 The Unholy (2021) Chris Evangelista Whenever The Unholy wants to scare you, it simply enters internet screamer territory, complete with ghoul faces rushing directly into the camera as loud noises boom from somewhere. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
6/10 WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021) Chris Evangelista Add Adam Neumann's name alongside the likes of Fyre Festival's Billy McFarland and Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes - young people with big, unattainable dreams, and the self-delusion to not realize how badly such ill-formed dreams can backfire. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
6.5/10 Jakob's Wife (2021) Jacob Hall As a showcase for its legendary leads, and as late-night snack for those who like scores synthesized and their blood practical, it's certainly a good enough time at the movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2021
6.5/10 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Chris Evangelista At long last, the franchise seems to have become what the defenders have been crowing about: monster mayhem and nothing else. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021