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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Wander (2020) Carissa Pavlica Not only is the story unique, but it's brought to life by an all-star cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
3.5/5 The Sounding (2017) Carissa Pavlica When you're still pondering a film long after it ends, it's a success, and The Sounding gets under your skin. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2021
4.5/5 Minor Premise (2020) Carissa Pavlica Minor Premise is a film that sticks with you long after your done watching. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
3/5 The Racer (2020) Carissa Pavlica The film moves effortlessly between the thrills of the race and the agony suffered to take a team to the winners' circle... EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
3.75/5 Give or Take (2020) Carissa Pavlica But if Give or Take is anything to go by, [Riccio and Effros] should consider working together as writing partners again in the future. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
3.75/5 Save Yourselves! (2020) Carissa Pavlica Save Yourselves! is a lot of fun and splendid escapist entertainment, poking fun at life, love, technology, and our belief that we can handle anything -- until we can't. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
3.25/5 Northwood Pie (2020) Carissa Pavlica Northwood Pie is one of those small projects that wouldn't seem destined for greatness but manages to surprise for a sweet look at suburban youth. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 I Am Woman (2019) Carissa Pavlica Her relationship with Roxon and how the journalist helped Reddy find her voice is a refreshing depiction of two women inspiring each other to make it in a man's world. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Class Action Park (2020) Christine Orlando Class Action Park captures New Jersey during the 1980s in a way few things do. After watching, you will re-evaluate every amusement and water park you have ever visited, promising caution for future visits for you or your kids. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 The Thing About Harry (2020) Jasmine Blu The Thing About Harry got so many things right. It was in the unique position of trying to live up to the high expectations of being one of Freeform's first queer rom-com's while also being a classic story like everything else. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
3.75/5 Fatima (2020) Carissa Pavlica Fátima offers compelling performances and something different to think about than our 2020 troubles. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
4.5/5 Chemical Hearts (2020) Carissa Pavlica Chemical Hearts is a perfect end-of-summer movie with blockbuster potential. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
3.25/5 The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) Carissa Pavlica Even with my suspicions about how the laws of attraction could make a difference, I still had a decent couple of hours that kept me from discovering the latest doomsday predictions on social media. I'd call that a win. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
4.75/5 Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (2020) Dale McGarrigle Funny is funny, and Shawn and Gus are an enduring comedy pairing. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020
5/5 Hamilton (2020) Meaghan Frey Hamilton is the type of show that will stay with you long after the cast takes their final bow, and it is worth all of the two hours and forty minutes that you spend with it. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
4.5/5 The Outpost (2020) Carissa Pavlica A moving and honest depiction of an American tragedy and the men whose valor diverted an even more calamitous ending EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 7500 (2019) Carissa Pavlica 7500 is simple and succinct and possibly one of the best "bottle" films you'll see this year. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2020
2.75/5 Mighty Oak (2020) Carissa Pavlica Mighty Oak ... will tug at your heart and remind you what it was like to be young and full of dreams while offering hope for those who have lost their way. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2020
4.3/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Kerr Lordygan So while The King of Staten Island isn't the greatest, most well-made, and innovative movie of all time, it throbs within as a tool for self-discovery and teaches us that not only do first impressions sometimes mess up your life, but we can change them. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2020
1.1/5 The Accompanist (2019) Kerr Lordygan As it stands, the underexplained semi sci-fi element is bizarrely juxtaposed with the under-developed love story and an under-executed sub-plot that appears to have been slapped in to add dramatic value. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2020
3.5/5 The Third Strike (2021) Carissa Pavlica The Third Strike offers hope to anyone who has suffered due to the three-strike laws and introduces them to the possibility of redemption and a brighter future. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
3/5 Turnover (2019) Carissa Pavlica Positivity is alluring, and the audience is feeling the love with Turnover. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 Valley Girl (2020) Carissa Pavlica Valley Girl isn't going to win any awards, but it's a lot more fun than expected, and if you're in the need of a pick-me-up, Valley Girl could totally provide it. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2020
4.8/5 Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story (2019) Kerr Lordygan Murder in the Front Row is truly a standup homage to the early thrash scene -- especially of that in the Bay area, where it began -- and presents more info than what is known to the typical fan. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
3.5/5 Human Capital (2019) Carissa Pavlica It's Shannon who commands attention and much of that is due to the subtleties of Hawke's performance. She's magical as a young woman balancing her convictions and her heart. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2020
3.7/5.0 Troop Zero (2019) Kerr Lordygan One of the greatest assets Troop Zero has going for it is its subtle edginess, even while narrating a message about self-motivation and celebrating one's uniqueness. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
4.6/5.0 Christmas Reservations (2019) Jasmine Blu There's no reservation about the pure cuteness of Christmas Reservations. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4.9/5.0 A Very Vintage Christmas (2019) Jasmine Blu A Very Vintage Christmas had not one but two endearing love stories to give you all the feels. It was adorable in all the right ways, and one can't help but grin and squeal in delight by the end. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4.2/5.0 Radio Christmas (2019) Jasmine Blu The movie gave us some of the cutest staples, but they didn't develop or flesh them out. But alas, it was cute, regardless. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4.2/5.0 Christmas in Louisiana (2019) Jasmine Blu Christmas in Louisiana was another cute second-chance at love story. Approximately ten minutes into the movie, all one could say is: "just kiss already!" EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4.4/5.0 Twinkle All the Way (2019) Jasmine Blu [Sarah Drew is] earning a title as one of Lifetime's Christmas Queens. If you missed April Kepner, then you got a little taste of her via Cadence Clark. Yes, that was her name, and it's fabulous. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 ANYA (2019) Carissa Pavlica This love story packs an emotional punch with the help of science. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.25/5 The Elephant Queen (2018) Carissa Pavlica There are a lot of documentaries in 2019 that attempt to explain nature's place on this planet, but none of them do it as well as The Elephant Queen. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
3.3/5.0 No Time Like Christmas (2019) Jasmine Blu No Time Like Christmas had some classic staples and a cuteness factor. The time theme was heavy-handed but meaningful. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
4.0/5.0 The College Admissions Scandal (2019) Jasmine Blu Lifetime had The College Admissions Scandal plotted and cast by the time Aunt Becky perp-walked into the courthouse smiling and signing autographs. They hammed it up in glorious fashion, too. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
3.5/5.0 V.C. Andrews' Web of Dreams (2019) Jasmine Blu The casting for this film was some of the strongest yet, but you guys, Max Lloyd-Jones was the best. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
2.7/5.0 V.C. Andrews' Gates of Paradise (2019) Jasmine Blu Gates of Paradise brought us up to the '80s, which made it more fun than ever. It was like Misery meets an 80's rom-com. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
2.9/5.0 V.C. Andrews' Dark Angel (2019) Jasmine Blu This entire series is a circus. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
2.7/5.0 V.C. Andrews' Fallen Hearts (2019) Jasmine Blu Who is more cursed? The Casteel Vanvoreen Tatterton clan or us for having to witness all that befalls them? EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
3.1/5.0 () Jasmine Blu It's peak entertainment if you watch it as an accidental comedy as the good lord intended. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/5 Crown and Anchor (2018) Carissa Pavlica It's a commendable directorial debut for Andrew Rowe who allows the camera and his actors' presence to do a lot of the work. It could have easily been overdone, but his deft writing and directing did a powerful story justice. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.75/5 Clara (2018) Carissa Pavlica It's a fully fleshed-out story in its own right compounded by the relationship Isaac and Clara find while studying science. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4.25/5 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) Carissa Pavlica From the way the family history gets revealed to the underlying humm of tension threatening to explode during seemingly inoccuous scenes, Passon's love for the story is obvious. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Funny Story (2018) Carissa Pavlica Funny Story is well worth your time. It's a captivating look at families and how the truth hurts but not nearly as bad as the alternative. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
4.5/5 Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014) Carissa Pavlica "Last Christmas" managed to be kind of scary and yet still festive and funny. We were even introduced to a couple characters it might be nice to see again. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018