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Rating Title/Year Author
V/H/S/94 (2021) Cheryl Eddy Forgiving those storytelling frustrations and logic holes is necessary if you want to enjoy V/H/S/94, which is certainly possible to do. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) Germain Lussier Ghostbusters: Afterlife comes so close so many times to being that perfect sequel fans have wanted for years. But when it becomes too obsessed with its past instead of its future, it loses much of that power. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2021
No Time to Die (2021) Germain Lussier Add up the performances, the passion of the filmmaking, the scale of the story, and the links back to the previous films and No Time to Die has a lot to cover, but does it well EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Germain Lussier It's a stuffed 90 minutes during which you'll sit in dumbfounded awe at the manic, fast-paced film you're watching. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2021
Martyrs Lane (2021) Cheryl Eddy Unfortunately, when Sarah finally does confront her trauma, Martyrs Lane attempts a pivot into full-scale horror that doesn't quite work, and ultimately leads the story to an ambiguous finale. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
Dune (2021) Germain Lussier Dune is awesome in every sense of the word, and it'll be a movie fans cherish for years to come. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2021
Candyman (2021) Charles Pulliam-Moore There's a fantastical, dreamlike quality to Anthony's arc over the course of the movie that ends up making this feel somewhat like a Pan's Labyrinth-esque fairytale rather than a straight blood-soaked thriller. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Nancy Wang Yuen While Marvel films are known for their dashes of humor, the funny in Shang-Chi seems to reflect a millennial sensibility, making the mixture of action and comedy feel fresh for the MCU. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2021
The Suicide Squad (2021) Charles Pulliam-Moore James Gunn's The Suicide Squad puts the DC Comics franchise back on track by playing to everyone's strengths. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2021
Vicious Fun (2020) Cheryl Eddy Vicious Fun is clearly a film made by fans for fans, and it's meant to entertain (the word "fun" is right there in the title, after all) rather than make some big statement or break much new ground. And in that, it definitely succeeds. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2021
Free Guy (2021) Germain Lussier Sure, you knew how Free Guy was going to end 10 minutes after it started but seeing how it all plays out is not only good old fashion fun, it's got heart and smarts to boot. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Nine Days (2020) Germain Lussier A powerful, fascinating, thought-provoking film with mystery and heart to spare. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2021
Jungle Cruise (2021) Valerie Complex Emily Blunt and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson drip with charismatic energy throughout the two hour runtime. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2021
Old (2021) Germain Lussier Old is a film relentless in its terror, fear, and anxiety, but simultaneously you can't take your eyes off the screen because you simply have to know what's going to happen next. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Germain Lussier Snake Eyes: G.I Joe Origins isn't a bad movie, but it's not a good movie either. It's kind of sitting in the middle as a suitable way to pass a few hours of your time but something you'll instantly forget about the second the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
Black Widow (2021) Valerie Complex Director Cate Shortland has a sharp eye for directing action sequences, but the script is flawed. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2021
Black Widow (2021) Germain Lussier The film's direction and performances give it a solid foundation and entertainment value that make it a flawed, by worthy, entry into not just the MCU, but the cinematic universe at large." EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2021
Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Germain Lussier The team behind Space Jam: A New Legacy has pulled off the impossible. They've taken two of the most dynamic and entertaining things on the entire planet and made them boring. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2021
Infinite (2021) Germain Lussier Even though it fumbles a fascinating premise, I kind of liked Infinite. You've seen pieces of this movie before, it doesn't go particularly deep, but it kept me interested nevertheless. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
Luca (2021) Germain Lussier All in all, Luca is very good. It's just missing a certain cohesiveness that would've made it great. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
Censor (2021) Valerie Complex Censor expertly uses color and style to blend atmospheric tension and suspense. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2021
Cruella (2021) Valerie Complex A film doesn't need pretty costumes to be enjoyable, but it does need good storytelling-which is the missing ingredient in Cruella. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2021
F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Germain Lussier F9 is everything. It has moments fans have always wanted to see, moments we never thought we'd see, action to spare, and dives deeper emotionally than any other installment. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2021
Skull: The Mask (2020) Cheryl Eddy If that sounds like a lot of plot to take in, it kind of is-but it doesn't detract much from the movie's enjoyability. Skull: The Mask is sort of three films in one. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2021
Seance (2021) Cheryl Eddy If Seance ends up feeling familiar-it is, after all, a rather blatant homage to 1980s slasher movies-it's hard to feel cheated at its conclusion. The performances are all engaging, especially Waterhouse. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2021
C- Army Of The Dead (2021) Valerie Complex Zack Snyder lives for excessive storytelling by stuffing as many insignificant details into his stories as possible. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2021
Oxygen (2021) Germain Lussier Oxygen isn't the most original movie, but it's a captivating story, told in a beautiful, entertaining manner. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Germain Lussier A Quiet Place Part II is a sequel that lives up to, though doesn't quite surpass, the original. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Germain Lussier By trying to be something simpler, important, and different, Spiral loses much of what made the Saw movies unique and memorable. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
Boys from County Hell (2020) Cheryl Eddy As The Boys From County Hell amply demonstrates, sometimes it takes a dead thing to remind everyone of the reasons worth staying alive. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
The Banishing (2020) Cheryl Eddy We've seen variations on this character before, but any time Harry's onscreen, The Banishing feels a little less stuffy, and while Brown Findlay gives it her all, you can't help but wish the story was more focused on Harry rather than Marianne. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2021
Thunder Force (2021) Germain Lussier The film is basically a flat line. A sputtering heartbeat of an idea that tries to bounce to life only to die and stay dead for most of its runtime. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2021
Voyagers (2021) Germain Lussier This rehash of narratives and themes we've seen so many times undercuts solid performances and lots of wasted potential. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) James Whitbrook Godzilla vs Kong's fatal problem [is] there are four movies going on at once, and the one you want to see most is the one most drowned out by the others. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
Witch Hunt (2021) Charles Pulliam-Moore Witch Hunt exists as a reminder of how genres can hasten their own overdone-ness by clinging to traditions they should have done away with long ago. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
Alien on Stage (2020) Germain Lussier The filmmakers give full credit for everything to the passionate cast and crew of the Alien stage production and the documentary makes them the stars. It's the right choice for the movie, and a selfless one EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021) Cheryl Eddy Janisse is an expert not just in horror films, but the ways in which we watch horror and how the genre shapes culture. She brings that vast knowledge to Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched with great success. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
Gaia (2021) Germain Lussier From the design of creatures down to the costumes, effects, and more, Gaia certainly has its roots in many other films. But even so, it's rarely predictable. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
Offseason (2021) Courtney Enlow The performances, particularly Walters and Donahue, provide quiet terror and dread, speckled with screams and the occasional jump scare. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) Cheryl Eddy The movie compellingly traces how a man whose psyche is already damaged can quickly become obsessed with something that's little more than a shadow. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
The Spine of Night (2021) Germain Lussier One of the sickest, coolest, most mind-bending animated films we've seen in years. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
Slaxx (2020) Cheryl Eddy If you're looking for a fast-paced, fun, occasionally extremely gross horror-comedy with some social commentary tucked in behind all the severed torsos and spurting limbs-Slaxx definitely fits the bill. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) James Whitbrook Even though events play out largely similar to the previous version, those events at least now feel much more natural and cohesively progressed through, creating a much stronger, coherent film in the process. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2021
Lucky (2020) Cheryl Eddy Grant's powerful yet understated performance, which also incorporates some intense physical combat, and Kermani's sure-handed direction, which steadily builds suspense and tension... spiral into total weirdness. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2021
Chaos Walking (2021) James Whitbrook Despite its big names, Chaos Walking's languid energy is certainly not worth navigating. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Germain Lussier Raya and the Last Dragon is just a well-made, enjoyable movie across the board. Not every animated film leaves you thinking about it after the fact. Raya does. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
Mayday (2021) Charles Pulliam-Moore While the movie leaves you with many questions, it's far from being unsatisfying, and it's going to be very interesting to see where the writer-director's work ventures next. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
Strawberry Mansion (2021) Charles Pulliam-Moore Strawberry Mansion isn't exactly the most memorable movie about what comes to us as we sleep or what our relationships with taxation are like, but it's certainly working with concepts worth mulling over should you give it a shot. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
The Wanting Mare (2020) Germain Lussier Ashe Bateman clearly has a vision, but the execution doesn't convey what that is or leave a lasting impression needed to jump-start this world. The performances from top to bottom are cold and calculated as if we purposefully aren't supposed to be let in. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
How It Ends (2021) Germain Lussier Each performance is vulnerable, sweet, and funny on its own, but together, they're simply magic-like two sisters who know each other so well it's hard to tell them apart. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021