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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Depraved (2019) Matt Donato Depraved hits empathetic highs as his creature learns harsh realities about humanity under a New York City haze, while the passion for the material is always evident. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
8/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Matt Donato Pet Sematary is proficiently tense, dashingly macabre and soaked in nightmarish tones that thrive on audience screams. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
5/10 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Matt Donato The Curse of La Llorona tries to replicate the best of the Conjurverse but follows the most basic horror blueprints and without particular excitement. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
6/10 Adopt a Highway (2019) Luke Parker Logan Marshall-Green's tale of self-discovery is made rich by little other than the equally, but intentionally unsure performance by Ethan Hawke. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
8/10 Little Monsters (2019) Matt Donato Little Monsters is a must-see horror comedy that proves Lupita Nyong'o should be starring in far more horror movies than she's been offered at this point. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
7/10 The Highwaymen (2019) Luke Parker Though The Highwaymen makes sure it tells the right story about Bonnie and Clyde, it doesn't win the argument that it tells the better one. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
9/10 () Luke Parker Thom Zimny's chronicle of the Man in Black works as a revealing and compelling life story, but more importantly as a testament to the power and longevity of standing by your voice. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
7/10 () Luke Parker Logic is sometimes sacrificed in the name of friendship in The Peanut Butter Falcon, an American odyssey with a welcomed retro feel and a good heart where its lead duo can romp in cheery harmony. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
8/10 () Luke Parker Dripping with all the right bits of adolescent nonsense, Boyz In The Wood is a perfectly daft tale of companionship, and a magnificent achievement for first-time director Ninian Doff and his cast of Boyz. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
7/10 Us (2019) Matt Donato Us is a volatile, vicious, and boldly expressive horror movie of the loudest volume, proving Jordan Peele to be one of the most invigorating filmmakers in today's genre scene. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Matt Donato Samuel L. Jackson, Goose, Lashana Lynch and Ben Mendelsohn frequently meet performance challenges to remind us that Marvel's heart still beats steady and strong... EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
7/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Matt Donato Happy Death Day 2U is a more ambitious, more entertaining - albeit less horror powered - time-warp sequel that proves Jessica Rothe's blinding talent no matter what dimension she's in. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
7/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Luke Parker The LEGO Movie 2 won't have to sweat bricks in order to amuse audiences of all ages, but the older ones will probably be disappointed in this film's not so awesome tendency to follow instructions. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/10 The Amityville Murders (2018) Matt Donato The Amityville Murders wastes historical reverence on a paint-by-numbers ghost story that relies too heavily on eyesore animated effects. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Eric Joseph The DC Universe line of animated films does it again with Reign of the Supermen, a worthy followup to The Death of Superman that finally adapts the classic storyline featuring Superboy, Steel and others. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
2/10 Replicas (2018) Luke Parker Replicas lacks vigor in its plot, intelligence in its science, depth in its ethics, and humanity all around. It's a disaster. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/10 Escape Room (2019) Luke Parker There's just enough cleverness in Escape Room to enjoy that this bad-horror-movie experience becomes more discouraging than droll. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
9/10 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Luke Parker There isn't a moment in Mary Poppins Returns that I would put above the 1964 classic, but there also isn't one worth throwing away in this magical, if formulaic production. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/10 The Mule (2018) Luke Parker Poorly written and with hardly any thrills, The Mule disappointingly depends on the amiability of Eastwood's character, whose extreme social ineptness is far beyond the redeeming powers of star power. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/10 Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Matt Donato Once Upon A Deadpool supports the worthiest of causes, but "PG-13 Deadpool 2" is a much duller, hacked-up sequel than this year's *already inflated* R-rated release. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
7/10 Aquaman (2018) Matt Donato Aquaman is imaginatively ambitious superhero cinema with no rules, which is more positive than negative as Wan's vision is realized like an underwater laser light spectacle that the DCEU so desperately needs right now. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/10 Leprechaun Returns (2018) Matt Donato Leprechaun Returns mixes red blood and green goo with exquisitely gory results, but Steven Kostanski's command of over-the-top deaths isn't enough to distract from the film's flat-footed storytelling jig. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
9/10 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Matt Donato Get ready for the "Spider-Verse" to become your new favorite superhero universe, where porkers can be heroes and a leap of faith grants you access to one of 2018's most memorable theatrical experiences. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
6/10 Creed II (2018) Luke Parker For a film whose hero's purpose is to uppercut the expectations embroiled in his name, Creed II ironically and regrettably takes refuge in its franchise's beaten down, yet irresistibly feel-good formula. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
8/10 Widows (2018) Luke Parker The best ensemble cast of the year live through Steve McQueen's Widows, an entertaining, intelligent, but altogether familiar rendition of the heist film. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Matt Donato Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is two-plus overstuffed hours worth of too many characters fighting for screen time that no enchantment can salvage. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
7/10 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Luke Parker Bohemian Rhapsody may not totally rock you, but Rami Malek channels the thrilling, show-stopping charisma of the late Queen super singer, ensuring this inappropriately timid biopic is as entertaining as it can possibly be. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
8/10 Mid90s (2018) Luke Parker Jonah Hill's directorial debut, Mid90s, offers a resonating perspective of adolescence that thrives off of its titular setting instead of relying too heavily on nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
7/10 First Man (2018) Luke Parker First Man hardly come close to capturing the overwhelming triumph behind Neil Armstrong's lunar explorations, though the journey to get there is technologically masterful. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
10/10 A Star Is Born (2018) Luke Parker In spite of a momentous directorial debut and performance from Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga leaves the lasting impression in A Star Is Born, a beautiful production perfectly suited to re-release the superstar as a top-tier performer. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 Detour (2016) Lauren Humphries-Brooks Detour is not quite great, but it is one crazy mile along the road. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
I Spit on Your Grave (1978) Matt Joseph It's poorly made, the acting is non-existent and it's overly violent and brutal. That being said, it's a wildly notorious film and its legacy is undeniable. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
7/10 Suspiria (2018) Matt Donato Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria will divide fans of the original and those excited for something fresh as a testament to long-form (2+ hour) filmmaking that holds together impressively well. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
7/10 Apostle (2018) Matt Donato Gareth Evans' Apostle is The Wicker Man, "Safe Haven" and Silent Hill thrown into a boil that bubbles over during a ruthless third act that certainly delivers if you have the patience. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2018
8/10 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Luke Parker Michael Moore points all 17 of his fingers in all directions during his latest ferocious, if scrambled film, surprisingly avoiding individual attacks and instead convincingly describing what role we all played in this globally-recognized disaster. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
5/10 A Simple Favor (2018) Luke Parker Given the reckless number of twists and turns tossed into the plot, it's no surprise that A Simple Favor gets lost so deep in its maze that only bloodhounds can get it out. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
5/10 The Predator (2018) Matt Donato The Predator guts and slashes its way to gory sci-fi mediocrity, but is further failed by abysmal pacing that loses characters, subplots and interest along the way. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
5/10 Halloween (2018) Joseph Falcone While it doesn't do much to elevate the genre, Halloween does tick each and every box, which should be more than enough to appease your run of the mill fanboy, but scare off anyone with half a brain. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
6/10 The Nun (2018) Matt Donato Romanian castles and catacombs define The Nun's tremendous location characteristics, which are inherently spooky when used to heighten a more "generic" brand of horror than Conjurverse films are used to. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
4.5/5 The Man From Mo'Wax (2016) David James This is scorched earth documentary filmmaking, all justified by the fact that Jones does eventually manage to justify why Lavelle is some kind of a genius. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2018
7/10 Searching (2018) Luke Parker Searching is presented in such a fascinating way that its best moments suggest a fresh form of storytelling, and its worst moments become tolerable. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/10 The Happytime Murders (2018) Luke Parker The Happytime Murders deals exclusively in smut and is infuriating to watch if only because Brian Henson seems to have no problem with that. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
5/10 Mile 22 (2018) Luke Parker There are just enough explosions in Mile 22 to keep you awake throughout the almost unbelievable amount of sludge that buries the rest of the film's trim runtime. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018
6/10 The Meg (2018) Robert Yaniz, Jr. The Meg delivers the Statham-versus-giant-shark battle moviegoers are promised, but does so in a way that still manages to be underwhelming. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
8/10 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Luke Parker Snuggly wrapped in a ball of political half-humor and cautionary relevance, BlacKkKlansman packs a blunt wallop alongside its C-4 explosives and cross burnings, which Spike Lee reminds us are a bit more dimensional than a page in a history book. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
6/10 Christopher Robin (2018) Luke Parker The fuzzy residents of the 100-Acre Wood cutely convert to the real world in Christopher Robin, a mildly entertaining film that'll remind kids and grown-ups alike of the fun that can be had in doing absolutely nothing important. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/10 The Equalizer 2 (2018) Luke Parker This time around, Denzel's "Equalizer" is less of a Robin Hood-like hero for the helpless, and more of a Travis Bickle-like vigilante, shooting his way through a murder caper. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/10 Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Matt Donato Unfriended: Dark Web takes all the most engaging and horrifying techno-horror qualities from Unfriended and wipes the cache disappointingly clean. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2018
8/10 Sorry to Bother You (2018) Luke Parker Nothing can prepare you for Sorry to Bother You, a film so unique, intoxicating and bizarre that it not only demands another viewing, but is also forgivable as a satirical comedy where the jokes eventually take the back seat. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
7/10 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Matt Donato Mission: Impossible - Fallout is cocked, locked and ready to blow you away with more than just Henry Cavill's forearms. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018