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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 It Started as a Joke (2019) Christian Toto The comedy festival doc matters most when comedians use humor to heal EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2020
4/5 Altered States (1980) Barry Wurst Altered States" is excessive and weird, but there is a grand abandonment of narrative order and genre stateliness, a willingness to plunge the audience deeply into the unknown. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 The Fog (1980) Barry Wurst John Carpenter's uncommonly beautiful 1980 horror film, "The Fog," remains an underrated showcase for the clever, ambitious filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
5/5 The Hunt for Red October (1990) Barry Wurst "Die Hard" will always be McTiernan's calling card but this is my favorite of his films. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
1.5/4 Child's Play (2019) Christian Toto The 2019 remake is clumsy, scare-free and devoid of what made the original a classic EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/4 Shooting Heroin (2019) Christian Toto Ambitious indie drama centers on the toll drugs take on Small Town America. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
3.5/4 Resistance (2020) Christian Toto This indie gem is a fitting tribute to some incredible World War II bravery. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
2/4 Captive State (2019) Christian Toto The sci-fi thriller offers a few neat thrills and plenty of nagging questions. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
3/4 Blow the Man Down (2019) Christian Toto Indie thriller blends ambitious style with old-school storytelling, and it all pays off. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
2/4 The Hunt (2020) Christian Toto The hot-button thriller isn't as divisive, or satirically sharp, as you were told. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/4 I Still Believe (2020) Christian Toto This true romance packs plenty of spiritual punch, plus a radiant lead performance. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 Swallow (2019) Barry Wurst While it left me feeling drained and unsteady, "Swallow" is a strangely satisfying film overall EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
3/4 The Way Back (2020) Christian Toto The star's topsy-turvy career hits a high note as a high school coach battling for more than a few precious wins. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
1.5/4 Greed (2019) Christian Toto Steve Coogan's natural charisma goes M.I.A. in this toothless take down of western capitalism. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
3/4 Come as You Are (2019) Christian Toto Sweet, soulful and laugh out loud funny, this indie charmer deserves your attention. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/4 The Invisible Man (2020) Christian Toto No woke lectures, just thrills and suspense until the brutally weak ending. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
2.5/4 The Call of the Wild (2020) Christian Toto The latest take on Jack London's classic yarn makes one huge error, but star Harrison Ford is up to the challenge. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
2.5/4 Standing Up, Falling Down (0000) Christian Toto Comedy legend Billy Crystal digs deep for his latest role, a feat the film's screenplay fails to duplicate. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
2.5/4 The Night Clerk (2020) Christian Toto Thrillers rarely allow for as much in-depth character work as this indie film, but the lack of dramatic sparks can't be overlooked. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
3.5/5 The Assistant (2019) Barry Wurst The Assistant creates the feel and tension of this cubicle-adorned world and is all too potent in its message for necessary change. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
2.5/4 Downhill (2020) Christian Toto The American remake of 2014's Force Majeure squanders a fine cast and a provocative subject. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 VFW (2019) Christian Toto It's not for the squeamish, but this '80s style horror film brings all the genre goodies fans crave. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
2/4 The Assistant (2019) Christian Toto This indie takes an alternate path to Harvey's downfall, but it's a road to dramatic nowhere. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
2.5/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Christian Toto Margot Robbie is unstoppable as Harley Quinn, but the screenplay fails this DC Comics adaptation. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/4 Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) Christian Toto Sure, the titular 'Monsters' are scary, but they're no match for the teens at the heart of this horror satire. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
2/4 The Rhythm Section (2020) Christian Toto Jane Bond meets Johnny English. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3/4 Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (2020) Christian Toto Justice Thomas shares how he survived a 'high-tech lynching' while exploring his complicated past. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/4 The Gentlemen (2020) Christian Toto It's glorious gangster fun ... assuming an avalanche of profanity doesn't send you scrambling for the exit. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
2.5/4 Color Out of Space (2019) Christian Toto The 'Mandy' standout holds something back in a film that epitomizes out of control science fiction. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
3/4 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Christian Toto We didn't need a third film in this overrated franchise, but "Life" delivers big time laughs and so much more. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.5/4 Troop Zero (2019) Christian Toto A pint-sized powerhouse leads this Southern tale brimming with heartfelt messages. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.5/4 Buck Run (2019) Christian Toto This impeccably crafted indie offers a humble look at Very Small Town USA ... but little else. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/4 1917 (2019) Christian Toto Sam Mendes delivers a spectacular look at World War I, but some unforced errors reduce its majesty and scope. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
1.5/4 Underwater (2020) Christian Toto A game Kristen Stewart does all she can to lift this generic thriller up from the bottom of the sea. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/4 Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) Christian Toto The franchise reboot is gross and guileless, a romp through B-movie mayhem with zero apologies. Consider yourself warned. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
5/5 A Hidden Life (2019) Barry Wurst Richly atmospheric, vividly recreating a lost era and yet, chilling in its timeliness and how it mirrors contemporary struggles, this is Malick's most accessible film in years. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
1.5/5 Radioland Murders (1994) Barry Wurst "Radioland Murders" is an over-caffeinated French farce, overabundant in its aim to please, until it becomes downright insufferable by the second act. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
5/5 Until the End of the World (1991) Barry Wurst Wenders' "Until the End of the World" speaks to the connective quality of the human experience, whether via technology or the universal urges and journeys we find ourselves marching after. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
1/5 1941 (1979) Barry Wurst This is a terrible film, with lots of screaming, explosions and actors getting dust and debris in their faces. In the end, it's the audience that walks away feeling pummeled. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
0.5/5 Cats (2019) Barry Wurst Grotesque and bizarre, I couldn't wait for "Cats" to finally, mercifully come to an end. Aside from Dench's hysterical close-ups, its more unpleasant than so-bad-its-good. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
2.5/4 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Christian Toto Sylvester Stallone's 'other' iconic character makes a final bow in this frustrating finale. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
1/5 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) Barry Wurst The problem is, it's rarely funny, even by accident. Despite an obvious aim to be as outrageous and attention-rousing as possible, it mostly plays like an insufferable children's film. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2019
1.5/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Christian Toto We waited 42 years for laughable plot twists and fan service on steroids? EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/4 Bombshell (2019) Christian Toto This partisan attack spends too much time scoring ideological points before getting to the heart of the matter. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/4 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Christian Toto The gang's all here, along with three fresh faces, for a sequel that delivers on the saga's silly promise. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
3/5 Marriage Story (2019) Barry Wurst Despite my issues with the screenplay and some of the contrivances with the supporting cast, the leads are so good, the film works when it's just two actors sharing a scene in a single room. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
2/4 Little Joe (2019) Christian Toto This indie thriller is smart, provocative and unique. So why is it a chore to sit through? EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
3.5/4 Richard Jewell (2019) Christian Toto Director Clint Eastwood's storytelling instincts have never been more accurate, or more necessary. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/4 Luce (2019) Christian Toto This smart, racially-charged drama digs into the underbelly of our woke age. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
4/5 The Irishman (2019) Barry Wurst Martin Scorsese's master class on 20th century gangsterism is, like most of his masterpieces, a moral cautionary tale about the price of compromising one's soul. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019