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Rating Title/Year Author
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Joshua Rivera It whiffs on its biggest emotional moments. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Oliver Whitney May not be as soul-stirring as his best, most profound work, but it's always a treat to see Malick confidently working in his meditative and spiritually transportive groove. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Parasite (2019) Oliver Whitney An exhilarating rollercoaster ride that keeps you guessing at every sharp turn, and by the end, leaves you a bit paralyzed by its magnificence. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Oliver Whitney Scafaria's film is at once smart and energized, told with visual panache and a rousing story about women going to any lengths necessary to survive. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Oliver Whitney It's a miracle anyone could find a way to breathe invigorating life into the murder mystery film, but thankfully, Rian Johnson is perfect for the job. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Oliver Whitney The type of film you fall swiftly in love with, and like the memory of an old lover, stays with you long after. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Pain and Glory (2019) Oliver Whitney Emotional and sensitive, Pain and Glory works like an intimate embrace, one that stings and soothes all at once. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Oliver Whitney The Lighthouse slowly snakes its way through your mind, gripping tighter until you relinquish all expectations and succumb to the strange, haunting glory of this wild ride. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Uncut Gems (2019) Oliver Whitney A Safdie Brothers movie isn't a Safdie Brothers movie if it doesn't stress you the hell out, and Uncut Gems does just that. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Oliver Whitney The behind-the-scenes automotive drama can swerve formulaic at times, but Ford v Ferrari really soars when we get to the track. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) Maggie Lange It's buzzingly funny, but I don't think that's what makes it great. Slyly, Schumer's special is instructive. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Scott Meslow That's the most disappointing thing about Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood: Nothing about it is surprising, even when it intends to be, because it's all built on the bones of stuff you've seen Tarantino do before. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Crawl (2019) Noah Berlatsky Crawl is a pulpy, goofy version of that age-old man vs. nature conflict. But climate change isn't really about man vs. nature. It's man vs. his own waste products. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Max Cea Right Now doesn't make any gesture towards neutrality. It's a rehabilitation project -- though, it's more than that, too. The special's bigger, and more intriguing, objective is encouraging you to process the show like you're there in person. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Joshua Rivera As visually singular a work The Lion King is, it often presents itself as plainly as possible, causing many of its most powerful scenes to ring hollow as it fails to sustain or build any sort of emotional foundation in any given moment. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Tom Philip The film's final shot reminds us that, as much horror as we'll find in the world, we'll find plenty more within ourselves. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Scott Meslow You're not going to hate Far From Home, but it's hard to shake the feeling that this Phase Three epilogue could have aimed a little higher and been a lot better. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Joshua Rivera As an action movie, Captain Marvel is really clever, with more than a few twists that'll surprise both comics fans and newcomers...the biggest problem then, is that Captain Marvel is doing so much, we don't actually get to know her all that well. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Us (2019) Joshua Rivera Jordan Peele's Get Out follow-up is a more ambitious, scarier film that you'll want to talk about with everyone. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Joshua Rivera It wants us to believe that we can fly without that feather that gives us the confidence to overcome our fears. I'd believe them, if they ever stopped peddling feathers. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Joshua Rivera Avengers: Endgame is both a farewell and a celebration of 11 years of the audacious and wildly successful Marvel Studios experiment. It's very good at both of those things. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Tom Philip Ryan Reynolds's tiny yellow sleuth is the highlight of a nostalgia-fueled story that'll satisfy new and old fans. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Serenity (2019) Joshua Rivera Serenity is a movie that's truly about the journey, not the destination. But when you put it all out there, the twist doesn't really elevate the film's quality, just its lunacy. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Glass (2019) Joshua Rivera The timeline is barely comprehensible, with twists so openly telegraphed they'd have saved the Titanic. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Joshua Rivera When you're riding a damn shark into war and there's an octopus playing drums and also Nicole Kidman is there? I wouldn't say no. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Drew Michael (2018) Max Cea With its digitally vacant aesthetic and cinematic emphasis, has the look of stand-up's future, but it's grounded in the style of the form's recent past. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Joshua Rivera Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is wonderful in a lot of different ways. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Cam (2018) Tom Philip Cam is a new kind of scary movie, and for all its successful messaging, it's a chilling and deceptively fun one at that. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Tom Philip This is a movie you can set down and pick up again later on, just like the fictional storybook this movie uses as its framing device. And that, I think, is a gift worth getting. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Widows (2018) Joshua Rivera That's kind of incredible in a genre film, to get such a complicated cross-section of a place in one marvelously efficient thriller. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
The Most Unknown (2018) Lincoln Michel It's particularly nice to watch in a political era defined by rampant nationalism and science skepticism. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018) Joshua Rivera Beautiful Boy relies on and exploits a toxic cultural shorthand that makes it read as a dirge for white innocence, dragging its otherwise clear-eyed portrayal of the cyclical nature of addiction down into something more base and contemptible. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
Apostle (2018) Tom Philip While Apostle might not entirely stick its landing, its work in getting there is an admirable example of what modern horror can be. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
Venom (2018) Joshua Rivera ...Venom knows this, and because of that, it doesn't bother to make much sense. Its entire deal is just having fun with the dynamic between Eddie Brock-Tom Hardy giving a downright incredible performance as a man possessed. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
Slice (2018) Joshua Rivera Watch it late at night, with the kind of people who'd have a good time at a "bad movie night." Because Slice is exactly that -- stylish kitsch, the kind of thermonuclear cheese that's absolutely delightful to watch even if it doesn't make a lick of sense. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
Searching (2018) Scott Meslow The great conceit of Searching is that the entire movie unfolds across computer and smartphone screens. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
Christopher Robin (2018) Tom Philip Christopher Robin won't blow your mind, but it heads in unexpected directions, and is far smarter and funnier than it needs to be. In fact... it barely feels like a children's movie at all. Bask in its weirdness. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Joshua Rivera 10 Cloverfield Lane remains a staunch believer in the old horror tenet of the unseen and unspoken being infinitely more terrifying than anything made explicit. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Logan (2017) Joshua Rivera [It's] a very good, very violent action movie, with a sense of stakes that modern blockbusters rarely have. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Gotti (2018) Jaya Saxena The movie thinks it's showing you why John Gotti mattered, when all it really does is show you how confusing and pointless this entire life is. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Hotel Artemis (2018) Joshua Rivera Hotel Artemis has a clever little bait and switch, one that's not going to blow anyone's mind -- it's not even hiding it all that much -- but it's what makes the whole thing work. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018) Joshua Rivera Deadpool 2 is terribly constructed. Why things happen doesn't really make much sense. The plot is an illogical mess of action scenes and joke setups. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) Joshua Rivera Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert proved just how freaking good a live TV musical can be when it's firing on all cylinders. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
The Disaster Artist (2017) Joshua Rivera Keeping the story structure familiar likely acts as a way for the film to stay grounded as it explores its weird subject and you see them coming clearly. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Ghost in the Shell (2017) Joshua Rivera For a film that seems so slavish to the imagery of the original anime... it's incredibly timid about reproducing what makes those scenes memorable, which is that they were gross and uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Extinction (2018) Tom Philip With Extinction, Netflix hasn't delivered the next great genre piece, but it has hit upon a refreshingly original and well-realized sci-fi concept. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Joshua Rivera A movie that is so top-to-bottom fun that it's hard to believe the same studio put out the doomsday spectacle that is Avengers: Infinity War a mere two months ago. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Joshua Rivera There's no film more scathingly clear-eyed about America in 2018, and you need to see it right now. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Tom Philip The internet is a scary place, and Dark Web uses just about every anxiety in that arsenal to bring horror where it hits closest to home. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Skyscraper (2018) Scott Meslow He sells it hard, quipping and flexing his way through a series of lovably ludicrous jumps and falls. If nothing else, Skyscraper is confirmation that The Rock is the best action star in the world right now. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018