The Popcorn Junkie

The Popcorn Junkie is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Cameron Williams
Rating Title/Year Author
Onward (2020) Cameron Williams For all the brotherly heart and magical spark ... it's without the ingenuity of Pixar. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
The Irishman (2019) Cameron Williams A late-career masterwork. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Joker (2019) Cameron Williams We've been trolled. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Cameron Williams Uses the template of a zombie film to offer a running commentary on the constraints of films designed as mass entertainment. A zany genre trip. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Cameron Williams Godzilla remains a political monster. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Cameron Williams A biopic in denial that it's a musical. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Cameron Williams Grounds itself in a world of cute totem creatures with its buddy cop premise but the sins of video game films lurk. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Cameron Williams Takes the MCU, 21 films worth of scrapes, near misses and heroic feats, and unleashes a magnificent mortality fable. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Cameron Williams Adventures in superhero-ing. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Us (2019) Cameron Williams A terrifying look at how American society justifies and compartmentalises the horrors of its foundations, the extremes of privilege and the bloody means to protect a patch of sunshine. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Cameron Williams A minefield of corporate contradictions but for all its old school charms it has a satirical edge as a big circus absorbs a smaller circus, sound familiar? EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Cameron Williams Spike Lee is both a biographer and interrogator, infiltrating confederate belief systems that perpetuate American myths and how they endure in our culture. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2018
All the Money in the World (2017) Cameron Williams A portrait of one man's greed but it can never push past constantly questioning the allure of wealth while going through the beats of a true tale. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2018
Okja (2017) Cameron Williams A brilliant war of ideologies over the life of a superpig. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2017
Alien: Covenant (2017) Cameron Williams Leverages the franchise's canon into bold, existential ideas about artificial intelligence and the relationship between gods and monsters; fathers and sons. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Cameron Williams Stuck on rewind in space. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2017
Jackie (2016) Cameron Williams If the winners write history, the survivors become guardians of the legacy. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Assassin's Creed (2016) Cameron Williams A slave to the material. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2017
La La Land (2016) Cameron Williams Envisioning the best versions of ourselves in snappy musical numbers before reality crashes the party. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Cameron Williams The rebel yell is a little croaky. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2016
Ghostbusters (2016) Cameron Williams The gender politics of women demanding to be taken seriously in their chosen profession has never been this much fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2016
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Cameron Williams The dream of 90s blockbusters is alive. Unashamedly goofy and sincere with its absurdity. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2016
Warcraft (2016) Cameron Williams A submissive digital splat. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2016
Girl Asleep (2015) Cameron Williams Exquisitely encapsulates the struggle between adolescence and maturity with wide-eyed apprehension and a little mourning for the pint-sized person we once were EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2016
Green Room (2015) Cameron Williams Pulsates on the collision of youth and violence with unrelenting execution of slasher/siege elements. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2016
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Cameron Williams It's like being killed with kindness, a good problem to have but a hard one to define beyond pleasantries EDIT
Posted May 31, 2016
The Nice Guys (2016) Cameron Williams A crime tale that leaves the screwball comedy bruised and bloody with a retro reinvention of sorts. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2016
High-Rise (2015) Cameron Williams Captures human degradation in style with a sly, twisted grin. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Cameron Williams Has an identity crisis while suffering the hubris of assuming superhero movies are too big to fail. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2016
Midnight Special (2016) Cameron Williams Quicker than you can say 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph' you're in the thick of an old parenting allegory. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2016
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Cameron Williams Revels in it's complacency, spectacular only within the boundaries of what has become the serviceable standard for a Marvel film; it's all glory and no guts. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2016
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Cameron Williams Delights in the dysfunctional wholesomeness of unwieldy families. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2016
The Jungle Book (2016) Cameron Williams A storybook come to life with the essence of old school Disney and digital effects that open a new chapter in cinematic enchantment. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Cameron Williams Disjointed, numbing and spectacular with its intemperance. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Cameron Williams A little pre-Trump paranoia that's a reflection of our collective anxieties delivered as an easily digestible thriller. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2016
Hail, Caesar! (2016) Cameron Williams A prestigious eye-roll at the ridiculousness of looking for meaning in the institution of show business and every 'ism' vying for a stake of influence EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2016
Deadpool (2016) Cameron Williams Tries to rebel but it's as insubordinate as a kid wearing a Megadeth T-shirt to Church on a Sunday, but an okay break from saving the world. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2016
The Big Short (2015) Cameron Williams How to get rich with a conscience. It's informative, but never feels more than a cramming session before a big exam. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2016
The Hateful Eight (2015) Cameron Williams The right kind of trouble. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2016
Chi-Raq (2015) Cameron Williams Savage optimism. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2016
The Revenant (2015) Cameron Williams Playground machismo. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Cameron Williams It may be the youngest, but it acts like a middle child-it's the Jan Brady of Star Wars. It's at odds with franchise siblings for attention but there is a deep love for the material; there's charm to the mimicry. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Carol (2015) Cameron Williams The imperfect reality of world aspiring for perfection synchronises beautifully. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2015
Creed (2015) Cameron Williams A fascinating remix, it amazes by doing the unexpected in a sub-genre that's fatiguing with its dedication to formula. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2015
Spectre (2015) Cameron Williams A stunning case for why Bond still matters. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015
Bridge of Spies (2015) Cameron Williams Graceful when it's not being a 'Spielberg film'. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2015
The Walk (2015) Cameron Williams Clomps around in clown shoes despite an elegant dalliance when on the high wire. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2015
Sicario (2015) Cameron Williams Beautifully captured, worth the heart palpitations, but inherently empty. And it's not an emptiness that thrives of nihilism to drive home a point, it's just serviceable desolation. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2015
The Martian (2015) Cameron Williams Blends science-fiction with the attitude of a college grad with four popped collars EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2015
Straight Outta Compton (2015) Cameron Williams History is written by victorious billionaire rappers. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2015