The Young Folks

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Rating Title/Year Author
10/10 Bo Burnham: Inside (2021) Allyson Johnson It's that inability to escape reality that makes for so many of Burnham's strongest moments in the special. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2021
8/10 Cruella (2021) Katey Stoetzel As much of a good time as Cruella is, it's still a shiny piece of IP from Disney. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
6/10 Army Of The Dead (2021) Jon Negroni Will appease a hungry section of zombie fans who want excessive, gory violence from the undead, but it's hard to imagine everyone else wanting to come back for seconds. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
7/10 Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Tyler Carlsen With a strong cast and a well written, balanced story, you'll find yourself delightfully surprised by how much you enjoy the film. The massive scale of the action sequences and the emotional depth of the character relationships is top notch. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2021
3/10 The Woman in the Window (2021) Jon Winkler Maybe someday out there in the world, someone will give The Woman in the Window a proper adaptation. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2021
7/10 Things Heard & Seen (2021) Katey Stoetzel It might not be totally satisfying for some people, but in a film that begins with a knocked over rocking chair as its first sign of a haunting, the end is worth the terrible dialogue and lame hauntings. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2021
7/10 Limbo (2020) Jon Negroni It's equal parts sweet, sad, and funny, much like real life itself. Its main shortcoming is the slow burn of Omar's character growth, but this itself is a strength in allowing for his story to feel more universal... EDIT
Posted May 4, 2021
9/10 The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) Jon Negroni On top of the brilliant animation is a story with a big, quirky heart to match. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2021
3/10 Separation (2021) Nguyen Le There's only one proper way to settle with the film: split from it. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2021
6/10 We Broke Up (2021) Katey Stoetzel We Broke Up may be a story about a breakup, but what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in surprisingly tender moments in the most unexpected places. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
6/10 Stowaway (2021) Jon Winkler Though slightly flawed and unoriginal, there's still a compelling story in Stowaway that Penna and co. pull off. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
5/10 Mortal Kombat (2021) Jon Negroni But if you're looking for an entry point into the admittedly simplistic lore of the brand, you might not be able to "finish" this one. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
2/10 Thunder Force (2021) Jon Negroni McCarthy is obviously a very talented and funny person, but Thunder Force is a hollow vehicle for her skills. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
8/10 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Evan Griffin It's a one-off B-movie of yesteryear celebrating two iconic creatures of pop culture. It is exactly the escapism-fueled, gonzo blockbuster that people have been hungry for. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
7/10 Alone Together (2021) Allyson Johnson Alone Together doesn't exactly stick the landing on this message but it's one that is potent enough to carry us through. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
8/10 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Katey Stoetzel Ultimately, Zack Snyder's Justice League is worth it for the expanded Cyborg and Flash stories. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
6/10 Recovery (2021) Allyson Johnson Penned by Call and Everton, the two are clever with a good ear for seamless back and forth dialogue as the two plan on one another, but they lose focus in the overall story, too centered on the individual scene rather than the whole picture. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
7/10 The End Of Us (2021) Allyson Johnson A sincere and confident debut, the film isn't without its flaws but manages to keep itself afloat with it's winsome and willful humor. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
6/10 Cherry (2021) Tyler Carlsen Cherry is a film that I think everyone should at least give a chance, especially in the world we live in today and how these problems are very much still present today. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2021
7/10 Yes Day (2021) Jon Negroni [W]hen enjoyed with the whole family, Yes Day is a harmless and often humorous escape from the metaphorical barriers of real life. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2021
9/10 The Father (2020) Yasmin Kleinbart With the help of a veteran ensemble and excellent technical work, The Father is a master-class on accurately portraying this difficult disease. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
9/10 Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Yasmin Kleinbart Raya's storyline is beat-for-beat, a traditional Disney story, but its nuances are what make it stand out. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
3/10 Chaos Walking (2021) Nguyen Le It's disturbing how often one expresses nothing when presented with information meant to advance the plot, seed the sequel or explore the subtext. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2021
6/10 Boogie (2021) Jon Negroni It's a potent direction for a rookie film, but just as Boogie approaches its final destination, it whiffs. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2021
7/10 Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Jon Winkler It doesn't overstay its welcome and, like Taylor Swift's Miss Americana last year, shows the crippling impacts of fame in the social media age. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2021
6/10 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Jon Negroni At the very least, Billie Holiday is far from an unambitious or creatively bankrupt biopic, but it's still a dull, even insufferable one. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
7/10 I Care a Lot (2020) Tyler Carlsen Although it may enrage some viewers and tempt them to turn this film off in moments of loathing hatred, we promise you, I Care A Lot worth sticking to until the very end. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2021
9/10 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Jon Negroni Despite some of these missed opportunities, Judas and the Black Messiah is an unflinching powerful, one of the few must-see favorites coming out of this year's Sundance... EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
6/10 The Violent Heart (2020) Jon Negroni By the end, The Violent Heart goes down a fittingly dark path, but on a note that wants to be more bittersweet when it's honestly just bitter. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
2/10 A Nightmare Wakes (2020) Yasmin Kleinbart With a lifeless cast and an even more lifeless script, A Nightmare Wakes is a bad dream you'll wish to wake up from. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
5/10 Land (2021) Jon Negroni It's a massively difficult line to straddle for a first-time director, and Wright misses the mark despite her best efforts. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
5/10 To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021) Gabrielle Bondi Whether or not Always and Forever succeeds in surprising and moving its audience is questionable, and yet, I can't help but admire it for trying. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
5/10 Palmer (2021) Jon Winkler For all its wholesomeness and good intentions, Palmer just doesn't have enough to warrant major investment. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
8/10 On the Count of Three (2021) Jon Negroni As a film about men's mental health and the validity of healing through friendships, On the Count of Three comes across like a balm to a problem no one wants to solve right now. It also helps that the film is wickedly funny. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
8/10 Eight for Silver (2021) Katey Stoetzel Still, for fantasy creature horror, Eight For Silver will jam hard for those who love the genre. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
7/10 Searchers (2021) Jon Negroni The film forces us to dwell on the reaction, which is what other documentaries and think pieces about the rise of online dating have mostly missed until now. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
8/10 Together Together (2021) Mae Abdulbaki Well-paced with deep, thoughtful characters and subject matter, Together Together soars. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
6/10 The Little Things (2021) Jon Winkler At the very least it's nice to know that even in the era of mass closures of movie theaters, January filler can still find a home. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
6/10 Superior (2021) Mae Abdulbaki Ultimately, Superior is a slow-burn that ventures outside of the norm when it comes to the conundrum of identity, often blurring the lines between one twin and the other as the film goes on. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
6/10 Mass (2021) Mae Abdulbaki It's intimate, nuanced, and intriguing, with its handling of difficult conversations and emotions largely thought-provoking and well-crafted. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
Passing (2021) Mae Abdulbaki Passing is a strong, poignant, and alluring debut for Hall and a true showcase of Thompson and Negga's talents. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
8/10 Knocking (2021) Katey Stoetzel Knocking manages to drive home the tragedy of the way we treat those with mental illness, writing them off as someone else's problem. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
6/10 How It Ends (2021) Mae Abdulbaki Ultimately, How it Ends has moments of brilliance and heart, with Lister-Jones and Spaeny elevating the film with their banter and connection. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
8/10 Flee (2021) Jon Negroni Flee will perhaps remind many of how hand-drawn animation can be a true resource in painting the desperation and cold-blooded nature of human beings. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
7/10 Censor (2021) Jon Negroni The elements of Censor never fully converge to become a cohesive picture. Despite this, Bailey-Bond's love for the genre clearly shines through. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
8/10 CODA (2021) Jon Negroni My hope is that Coda will connect a lot of able-bodied people to many in the Deaf community who might feel like the world rejects and pities them.] EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
Penguin Bloom (2020) Danielle Solzman Two-time Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts delivers an effective performance as usual in the new Netflix drama, Penguin Bloom. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
5/10 The Prom (2020) Gabrielle Bondi With all of its glitz, glam and star power, The Prom is a forgettable, schmaltzy musical romp. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
6/10 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Katey Stoetzel Pieces of a Woman is worth a watch at least for that opening 30 minutes. Just be prepared to not get a whole lot out of the rest of the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
5/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Allyson Johnson The worth of the film could fill a bumper sticker, and, luckily for them, that seems to be what they were striving for with this sequel. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020