The Young Folks

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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Good Boys (2019) Jon Winkler it's very easy to write off Good Boys as Superbad Jr. But much like the other Superbad-aping comedy out this year, Booksmart, Good Boys has a touch of heart at its core. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
8/10 Blinded by the Light (2019) Mae Abdulbaki Despite some of its heavier themes, Blinded by the Light maintains a lighthearted tone throughout, cognizant of its heartwarming nature that rests at its core. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
6.0/10 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Tyler Carlsen It's by no means a fantastic movie that will change your life forever, but it will definetly help you escape your life for 90 minutes and make your heart rate spike a bit. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/10 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Andrea Thompson That a movie would twist its message so much is enough to be thankful that lobotomies have gone out of fashion. But embracing this movie might just require one. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
5/10 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Brian Thompson Predictable and bland, The Angry Birds Movie 2 certainly hits the benchmark it sets for itself, even if that's a bar so low you could almost trip over it. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
6/10 Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2018) Jon Winkler The creators saw an opportunity to do something with bringing Rocko back and while it's a minuscule offering, it still ends up satisfying. As good as it is to look back on the past, there's better things to see through change. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
8/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Katey Stoetzel As far as the scares go, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark has plenty, though it doesn't necessarily break a lot of ground. Still, Øvredal knows how to work with tension and the claustrophobic fear. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
6/10 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Jon Espino For the most part, I enjoyed Dora and the Lost City of Gold, but by the time the credits rolled, I was left with the same empty feeling I had come to know so well. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/10 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Nathanael Hood This was an awful movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
6/10 Kings of Beer (2019) Nathanael Hood As a fluffy bit of docutainment Kings of Beer is decent enough. It's light, happy, fun, and inoffensive. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
7/10 Them That Follow (2019) Brian Thompson With fully realized characters, awards-caliber performances, and palpable grinding tension, [Britt] Poulton and [Dan Madison] Savage's debut, while far from perfect, is sure to be a jumping-off point for a pointed philosophical discussion. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/10 After the Wedding (2019) Andrea Thompson With such willful blindness, even actresses as talented as [Michelle] Williams and [Julianne] Moore can't do much with a film that refuses to acknowledge any hint of complexity. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
7/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Jon Negroni This is probably the best Fast & Furious movie of them all. It's easily the most humorous and consistently entertaining, and it functions as more of a standalone film than anything since Tokyo Drift. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
7/10 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Jon Winkler At 104 minutes, The Art of Self-Defense starts like a off-beat comedy than slowly but surely morphs into something darker, yet it never loses its tinge of humor. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
7/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Nathanael Hood Perhaps Tarantino is growing melancholy as he arrives in his late fifties; this is a film infused with regret and sorrow. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
10/10 The Farewell (2019) Mae Abdulbaki The Farewell is a gift, a stunning, emotional, and nuanced piece of storytelling that will indeed make you want to call your grandmother afterward. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
Another Child (2019) Nathanael Hood [Kim] Yoon-seok conducts a subdued yet surprisingly powerful film about multi-generational resentment and compassion. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
Lying to Mom (Suzuki-ke no uso) (2018) Nathanael Hood A crushingly overlong, stupefyingly maudlin film that believes the odd moment of comedy is enough to provide levity amongst such severe subject matter, [Katsumi] Nojiri's film is a true test of audience patience. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
() Nathanael Hood One can't help but feel that this is a short film brutally stretched out to feature length. Even at 72 minutes it feels padded, a cardinal sin for spectacle-heavy horror. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
Han Dan (2019) Nathanael Hood [Han Dan is] a powerful tale of redemption and brotherhood. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Five Million Dollar Life (2019) Nathanael Hood Intentionally or not, [Moon] Sung-ho has made an oddly entertaining socialist polemic. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
Maggie (2018) Nathanael Hood Maggie is the rare film where it's impossible to predict what one will see or hear next. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
5/10 Crawl (2019) Jon Winkler For all the simplicity it offers itself, Crawl uses it as an excuse to float when it should've ridden its own wave of teased mutilation. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/10 Stuber (2019) Jon Espino With rides this bad, Stuber makes braving public transportation much more appealing. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
7/10 Sword of Trust (2019) Tyler Carlsen Sword of Trust takes an obscure idea and a great cast of characters and makes a pretty solid film. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
8/10 Ray & Liz (2018) Brian Thompson Brought to life by the gorgeous visual experimentation of cinematographer Daniel Landin and anchored by the matriarchal fury of Ella Smith's unassailable performance, Ray & Liz is a captivating depiction of genuine tragedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/10 The Lion King (2019) Jon Negroni As an accessory to 1994's The Lion King, the remake is a passable excursion through what's currently possible with modern CGI, but like with all technology, this will age as poorly as the skeletons in Pirates of the Caribbean. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 Ophelia (2018) Andrea Thompson This Ophelia risks being just as much a caricature as the female characters of old, merely trading more traditional stereotypes for a more modern dressing, despite the period trappings. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
6/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Andrea Thompson [Jake] Gyllenhaal and [Tom] Holland make this a coming-of-age story that's still worth enjoying, but otherwise it's the film's last ten minutes that changes everything for Spider-Man while bringing back a beloved fan favorite. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
9/10 Midsommar (2019) Katey Stoetzel In Ari Aster's sophomore follow-up to last year's brilliant Hereditary, the horror moves from the claustrophobic space of personal grief and madness to the brightly lit, never ending smiles of well-intentioned Swedish pagan cult members in Midsommar. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
7/10 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Brian Thompson Words of Love always feels more like an abstract art piece than a true biography. In doing so, the film becomes a loving testament to the sacred bond between two passing ships. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
5/10 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Brian Thompson Annabelle Comes Home is certainly aimed at teens to be an introduction to the genre; however, it lacks the tongue-in-cheek playfulness of Goosebumps or The House with a Clock in Its Walls. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
5/10 Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019) Nathanael Hood Samurai Marathon is a fatally confused film, unsure what it wants to say or do other than exist as an excuse for Western creatives to play with the toy box of feudal Japan. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
8/10 Maiden (2018) Mae Abdulbaki Maiden captures the spirit of what it was like for these women to compete in a race that had been dominated by men. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/10 Phil (2019) Nathanael Hood Phil is derivative and just plain unfunny. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
8/10 Yesterday (2019) Jon Negroni The plot may be nonsensical, but the heart and comedy surely isn't. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Jon Espino Inside this gorgeous, painful, and honest look at the city, we are given the story of a wonderfully atypical male friendship that highlights why the normalized alternative is so toxic. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
7/10 Child's Play (2019) Yasmin Kleinbart [Tyler Burton] Smith and director Lars Klevberg keep Mancini's jabs at capitalism a prominent theme of the film, but they fail to capture what made the original franchise stand out in the first place: Chucky. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
8/10 Wild Rose (2018) Brian Thompson With heart and soul to spare, Wild Rose is an inspired take on the true cost of ambition. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
9/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Mae Abdulbaki Toy Story 4 is a joyous addition to this beloved Pixar franchise. It has so much heart and lets the characters drive the story, their growth a natural progression in their journeys. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
9/10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Andrea Thompson The Last Black Man is as much a tribute to a city that provokes love and despair in equal quantities, that can't seem to help trying to crush the very people who helped make it what it was. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
5/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Katey Stoetzel The market is crowded with sequels of long thought dead franchises. Men In Black: International is just one more that missteps in freshening up a familiar story. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
The Last Unicorn (1982) Andrea Thompson This is a surreal, highly enjoyable tale which mixes fun animation, imagery, and symbols to make a truly unique experience. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
6/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Michael Fairbanks Even when it's falling short of its potential, The Dead Don't Die is oddly adorable for a zombie film. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
8/10 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Jon Winkler This looks like the most fun [Bob] Dylan has ever had as a performer and even still he couldn't quite take control of his life. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/10 Shaft (2019) Brian Thompson Retro in all the worst ways imaginable, Shaft fails to clear even the embarrassingly low bar it sets for itself. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Grant Jonsson Illumination Entertainment proves once again that they are masters at delivering dazzling and attention grabbing storytelling for young children. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
2/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Jon Winkler It would be cliche to say that Dark Phoenix burns out and fades away, but that would imply the movie was even alive to begin with. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
7/10 Leto (2018) Nathanael Hood ...largely eschews overt politics in favor of moody nostalgia, playing more as a melancholy scrapbook of youth and longing. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
6/10 The Third Wife (2018) Andrea Thompson It's difficult to imagine anyone but the arthouse crowd enjoying the slow, incremental ways May comes of age. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019