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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Gemini Man (2019) Christian Toto The film's nagging duality has nothing to do with the star playing a younger version of himself via CGI magic. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 The Rise of Jordan Peterson (2019) Christian Toto Even critics of the Canadian professor may soften their stance after watching this nuanced look at his unexpected fame. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Barry Wurst Green's thorough and always engaging work makes a convincing case that Blache is an absurdly undervalued, obscure figure. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Barry Wurst Writer/director Issa Lopez has not made any of this watered down or carefully accessible for a mainstream audience. There's a thick darkness present in the mood long before the ghosts show up. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/4 Joker (2019) Christian Toto Believe the hype, ignore the naysayers and savor the year's best movie ... so far. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 () Christian Toto Carolla and Prager team up for a frightening look at the First Amendment under fire. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
2.5/4 The Day Shall Come (2019) Christian Toto We needed a satire on homeland security's dark side, but this intermittent romp can't seal the deal. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 Abominable (2019) Christian Toto This CGI treat lets its colorful characters shine ... how refreshing. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 Judy (2019) Christian Toto Renee Zellweger sizzles as the show biz legend, even if the film itself can't match the actress' brilliance. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 Ad Astra (2019) Christian Toto The actor's sublime turn makes this sci-fi saga a worthy addition to the genre. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Christian Toto The big-screen adaptation keeps loyal viewers in mind while embracing old-fashioned values. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
2.5/4 Hustlers (2019) Christian Toto Jennifer Lopez sizzles, but this generic 'Goodfellas' riff is more zero calorie empowerment. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 Depraved (2019) Christian Toto The classic movie monster comes to life with a modern spin that makes him matter ... again. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/4 Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Christian Toto This Japanese horror-comedy might be the most original zombie film to date, but it's still overrated. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/4 Haunt (2019) Christian Toto A spare premise gives way to thrills, chills and a singular horror treat. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Barry Wurst Whether you're a lifelong fan or new to Ronstadt's story, there's a lot here to savor. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Barry Wurst As much as I genuinely love "Fiddler on the Roof," this documentary wore me down at the mid-point, as it over-sells its overall goal (we get it, "Fiddler on the Roof" is FANTASTIC). EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
2.5/4 It: Chapter Two (2019) Christian Toto Pennywise returns, but the film's real star is the 'SNL' alum who makes this mediocrity shine brighter. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 Itsy Bitsy (2019) Christian Toto Ignore the film's marketing materials. This thriller has more to offer than empty calorie scares. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
2.5/4 Don't Let Go (2019) Christian Toto Strong performances, and a killer gimmick, overpower some maddening flaws. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/4 Ready or Not (2019) Christian Toto Samara Weaving's breakout performance is just one reason to give this jet black horror comedy a try. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
1.5/4 Hot Air (2018) Christian Toto The drama, set in the world of conservative talk radio, is the Left's latest broadside against the First Amendment. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
3.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Barry Wurst Kent is providing a warning, for us to prevent repeating the sins of our past and not compromise ourselves into becoming the very things we hate about humankind. That's a rough message but a valuable, timely one. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 Them That Follow (2019) Barry Wurst sold itself short by emphasizing its love story over its far scarier look at how to maintain one's humanity in a nightmarish atmosphere. It really could have used less forbidden romance, more rattle snakes. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/4 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Christian Toto Shia LaBeouf and newcomer Zach Gottsagen make this buddy movie one for the ages. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Christian Toto The long-running TV show makes a successful leap to the big screen thanks to one plucky star. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 The Shadow (1994) Barry Wurst Mulcahy over-directs every scene in some way, as the sets, actors or the explosions tend to over-indulge in some way. It's a perfect approach. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Christian Toto Want a sophisticated romp teeming with geopolitical significance? You've come to the wrong place. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/4 The Farewell (2019) Christian Toto This indie charmer shows the 'Crazy Rich Asians' standout can do far more than steal a few scenes. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/4 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Christian Toto The director's ninth film is the industry love letter only he could pen. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
1/4 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Christian Toto Two attractive leads. Less than zero chemistry. And only a Keanu can save them. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
3/5 The Last Starfighter (1984) Barry Wurst Oddly enough, for a movie that has a legacy in its breakthrough special effects, "The Last Starfighter" succeeds the most through the quality of its performances. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Christian Toto He still catches thieves just like flies, but this Spidey makes us miss the classic web slinger. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 Framing John DeLorean (2019) Barry Wurst There is an unexpected playfulness to "Framing John DeLorean," which, in addition to the meta material, is a fine work on the subject. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
1.5/4 Midsommar (2019) Christian Toto This bloated, boring exercise squanders the goodwill generated by the director's outstanding 'Hereditary.' EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2019
2/4 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Christian Toto The third film in this horror franchise is competently assembled ... and a complete bore. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3.5/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Christian Toto The newest 'Story' overflows with humor, heart and insights into the human condition. Not bad for analog toys. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/4 Emanuel (2019) Christian Toto A social justice detour is the only flaw in this powerful look at a community rallying after a horrific hate crime. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/4 Late Night (2019) Christian Toto It's not as painful as watching actual late night programming ... but at times it's close. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Barry Wurst if viewed with both a critical eye to the flaws and a newfound appreciation for the film's wild ambition and thought provoking concepts, its easily the most interesting of the 1980s "Trek" films. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Barry Wurst Driven by two superb lead performances, a robust score by Roque Banos, an unpredictable story and grand widescreen cinematogrpahy, Gilliam's latest has lots going for it. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
0.5/5 Domino (2019) Barry Wurst It is, with very few unworthy contenders, the least in De Palma's filmography but, just by itself, a work so laughable and hideous, it makes recent turkeys like "Replicas" and "Serenity" seem tight and competent in comparison. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Barry Wurst Once Ford and Connery take the wheel for the entire second act and make this a two-hander, we're in movie heaven. This is Spielberg's best comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Christian Toto It's the end of an era, and this "X" feature is content to deliver a moderately engaging tale. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
.5/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Christian Toto This disaster epitomizes everything that's wrong with the modern Hollywood blockbuster. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2.5/4 Rocketman (2019) Christian Toto There's plenty to admire about both Taron Egerton and Hollywood's latest musical biopic. So why aren't we cheering like we should? EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/4 Booksmart (2019) Christian Toto This empowering, feminist teen comedy is a Social Justice Warrior's dream project. And it's actually funny. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/5 Trial by Fire (2018) Barry Wurst It takes over 20-minutes to set up the scenario. Thankfully, Dern shows up 48-minutes in and kicks the film in gear with a luminous performance. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
3/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Christian Toto The action franchise hits its "Fast & Furious"-like stride, assuming wanton killings are your style. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 Charlie Says (2018) Barry Wurst "Charlie Says" is disturbing but straight forward, devoid of any psychedelic imagery and no overused 60's tunes, either. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019