What the Flick?!

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Rodents of Unusual Size (2017) Christy Lemire It's a fascinating look -- and it's only 70 minutes long. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
La La Land (2016) Matt Atchity It's a really, really fun movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
La La Land (2016) Christy Lemire It is joyful. It leaps off the screen. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
9.5/10 Selma (2014) Matt Atchity [Ava DuVernay] manages to get both the small and the big moments. Thiis at one of the best movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2018
9.2/10 Selma (2014) Alonso Duralde I this movie has some of the most powerful moments I've seen I think all year. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2018
8.9/10 The Florida Project (2017) Ben Mankiewicz What bothered me about this (and I ended up loving it) is that the kids are terrible. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
7.5/10 The Florida Project (2017) Matt Atchity There's fascinating stories here and it is, at a meta level, almost heartbreaking, almost infuriating that we know that this is a slice of our population that lives this way and doesn't seem to have any other options. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
9.6/10 The Florida Project (2017) Christy Lemire I knew form the first shot that I was watching a truly great movie... It's so real, it's so raw. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
8.5/10 Selma (2014) Christy Lemire David Oyelowo breathes such life into it and makes you feel like you're seeing this person for the first time. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
9.5/10 13TH (2016) Christy Lemire What [DuVernay] achives in a relatively short amount of time... feels thorough and yet concise and it's calmly powerful. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
9.5/10 Tower (2016) Ben Mankiewicz You feel like you were there that day from the perspectives of the principal players. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
9.6/10 Tower (2016) Christy Lemire [The rotoscope technique] gives it urgency and a sense of movement. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
9.5/10 Tower (2016) Alonso Duralde This movie is very smart about when it unpacks its interviews versus its recreations. It does it in such a way that I was emotionally flooded. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
7/10 Support the Girls (2018) Matt Atchity It's got a very wry, affectionate sense of humor, and I found myself laughing at the stuff in recognition rather than laughing at them. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
8.8/10 Support the Girls (2018) Christy Lemire It's a celebration of sisterhood...This movie is so understated that this theme sneaks up on you in ways that are quietly powerful. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
5.8/10 The Bookshop (2017) Christy Lemire I don't know how anyone thought this was still relevant now, because it's such an obvious idea. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
6/10 The Bookshop (2017) Alonso Duralde [Isabel Coixet's] movies tend to be a little on the safe and vague side, and I think this movie falls into both of these traps. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
7.5/10 Searching (2018) Ben Mankiewicz There's no question now...[John Cho] is a great actor. Only a great actor could do what he is required to do in this movie and pull it off the way he does. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/10 The Happytime Murders (2018) Matt Atchity It's just a waste of potential and time. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
2.5/10 The Happytime Murders (2018) Christy Lemire It never is anything more than the absolute simplest of concepts. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
8.1/10 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Ben Mankiewicz One of the great things that Crazy Rich Asians does is [show] you...the idea that Chinese people who continued to live in China or Singapore...have a very different view of Chinese people how grew up in America. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
7.5/10 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Matt Atchity [Awkwafina] almost steals the movie and never gives it back. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
8.8/10 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Christy Lemire This movie is totally delightful...It's a wonderful mix of old-fashioned screwball comedy, romantic comedy, it's almost a musical at some points. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
8/10 We the Animals (2018) Christy Lemire A lot is told wordlessly very efficiently. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
8/10 We the Animals (2018) Alonso Duralde The movie doesn't tell you things, it just sort of leaves it to you to infer them from what the kids see. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
4.5/10 Mile 22 (2018) Matt Atchity There are pieces of very interesting movies here, but they never come together. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
2/10 Mile 22 (2018) Christy Lemire You have no idea what's going on. This movie is so overly edited, it's all shaky cam. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/10 Mile 22 (2018) Alonso Duralde This [movie] is dull and erratic. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
8.6/10 Skate Kitchen (2018) Christy Lemire I was impressed by the tonal and aesthetic balance that Crystal Moselle finds here. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
The Master Cleanse (2016) Christy Lemire I was really impressed with this movie with the way that it navigates a bunch of different kinds of genres in a tricky way, 'cause it is a low-key comedy for a while, but then it becomes a sci-fi film and a legit horror film. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2018
9/10 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Katie Walsh A masterful tension of "I'm going to make you laugh, and I'm also going to make you feel really weird and uneasy". EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
8/10 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Tim Cogshell Spike is contained by a true story, and being contained allows him to focus. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
9/10 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Christy Lemire This is one of his best films because he marries the anger and intensity with the restraint and poetry that he's so good at visually. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
The Meg (2018) Tim Cogshell It would've benefitted by being more dumb. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
5/10 The Meg (2018) Christy Lemire I wanted this movie to be wackier, crazier, and over the top, the problem is that it's PG13. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
5.8/10 Dog Days (2018) Christy Lemire If you want just like light happy doggy movie but, you also want the deep catharsis the satisfying deep cry this is it. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/10 Like Father (2018) Jason Carter I've never seen Kristen Bell more unlikable and Kelsey Grammer more likable ever until this movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/10 Like Father (2018) Christy Lemire There is an element with early onset Alzheimer's, that in the film feels very wedged in like as the emotional underpinning that they are going for which explains certain people's actions. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
5/10 Like Father (2018) Tara McNamara This is a fantasy for kids who've been abandoned and for some regretful parents this is a fantasy film, because it doesn't play out like that, there's a lot of trauma that you can never get past. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
5/10 The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Tim Cogshell I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
7/10 Never Goin' Back (2018) Christy Lemire These two actresses have really lovely chemistry with each other. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
7.3/10 Never Goin' Back (2018) Alonso Duralde I was quite charmed by them. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
7.7/10 The Bleeding Edge (2018) Alonso Duralde [Kirby Dick is] an amazing filmmaker, and lately I think he's really on a roll about these very kind of specific activist docs about things that are happening that we don't know about that we should know. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2018
7.3/10 The Bleeding Edge (2018) Christy Lemire It is hard to watch, but it's a must-see. My one complaint is that maybe it tries to get its arms around too much. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2018
7/10 Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017) Christy Lemire [Scotty Bowers] is sort of a fascinating jumble of contradictions. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
7/10 Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017) Alonso Duralde It's really interesting storytelling, and it's a story that is important [to be] told. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
8.6/10 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Christy Lemire This is deeply steeped in pop culture and in comic book references, but there's context. It's not just self referential, it's also commenting on itself in ways that are really subversive and really daring. I was shocked. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
8.7/10 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Alonso Duralde There's a bit of an excess happening here, but it's excess of all good stuff. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
9/10 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Christy Lemire It is jaw-dropping. See it on the biggest screen you can find. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
9/10 Strong Island (2017) Christy Lemire It's deceptively simple, but it does so much so well. It's heartbreaking by the end...It's just really, really powerful. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2018