Vice

Vice is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Candice Frederick, Genevieve Valentine, Jason Bailey, Karen Han, Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Manuel Betancourt, Michael Nordine, Pilot Viruet
Rating Title/Year Author
Amazing Grace (2018) Kristen Yoonsoo Kim Even though her legacy has been deeply embedded within pop culture, this is a new side of her that the film lets us witness. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Nicole Clark Booksmart leaves the impression that nothing that happened (or didn't happen) in those four years holds a candle to the strength of the friendship at the film's core. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Wine Country (2019) Alex Zaragoza Wine Country leans into the joy in imbibing with friends, delves into how sharing personal truths speak to the complexity of womanhood and female friendship. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Nicole Clark ...when it isn't fawning over Bundy's more humanistic moments, Extremely Wicked can feel like a heist film. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Guava Island (2019) Taylor Hosking The movie doesn't make the case that Deni and Kofi are specifically supposed to be representing the orishas, but it positions them as the leads of their own modern-day spiritual folktale that carries Black culture forward. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
The Perfect Date (2019) Nicole Clark Not even Noah Centineo can make this thing less generic. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Us (2019) Noel Ransome Peele has managed to map an enemy that exists in all of "us." The enemy of dismissive neglect to problems that persist. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Nicole Clark Our current, numerous retellings of the Theranos tale are just that-retellings. Just because her story is fascinating doesn't mean everyone can fascinatingly tell it, and our own versions have already become generic. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Nicole Clark It's fun in a predictable sort of way, suggesting a version of female empowerment where overthrowing pedantic men is a tool of heroic development, rather than an activity women do on a daily basis. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Cast Away (2000) Miles Howard Wilson jokes aside, Robert Zemeckis's Castaway is a surprisingly haunting movie about what it's like to be alone on a deserted island for a very long time. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Alive (1993) Miles Howard I'm not crying. You're crying. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Grey (2012) Miles Howard The Grey is less about the wolves and more about the specter of death that stalks each of the men. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Letter That Was Never Sent (1959) Miles Howard Letter Never Sent is a dark, brooding film that doubles as a subtle parody of Soviet Union ideals like altruism and resolve. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Arctic (2018) Miles Howard Incredible but exhausting. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Lauren O'Neill The Favourite, in and with its own female gaze, is committed to exposing the rituals and expected aesthetics and emotions of womanhood to great payoff. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Tyrel (2018) Taylor Hosking The whole point of the movie seems to dissolve. The subtle racism comes off as inconsequential, and perhaps incapable of carrying a film in its bare bones form. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Nicole Clark It's this attention to detail that makes Mary Poppins Returns sing. It exists within a very prescriptive formula, faithfully recreating the cinematic techniques of the time. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Creed II (2018) Noel Ransome Creed II, like previous installments, embraces the themes that Sylvester Stallone wrote with a harmony, bringing simple-as-hell solutions to emotionally complicated problems. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
Green Book (2018) Noel Ransome The Green Book felt like another degree of condescension for the self-congratulatory, Trump-condemning, "colorblind" viewer who consumes their racism with a side of mayo. And speaking as a black viewer, I don't have time for it. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Outside The Bubble: On The Road With Alexandra Pelosi (2018) Taylor Hosking Since Pelosi is openly liberal with familial ties to the Democratic establishment, it's even harder to take the film's supposed non-judgmental exploration at face value. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
Burning (2018) Nicole Clark The Murakami adaptation seethes and slithers and induces an incredible amount of dread. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018) Anna Iovine Watch it to remind yourself that there are millions of stories like Nic's, but they won't have the opportunity to be made into books or films. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
Hold the Dark (2018) Alexander Norcia A nearly biblical tale-of man against nature, light against dark-and, really, that's about all left to say. To explain more-to try to explain more-would ruin the story's mythic power. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018) Rod Bastanmehr The film is a traditional portrait of an untraditional artist, culled together from years of intimate footage, much of it recorded by M.I.A. herself, and crafted into just one of the many possible narratives that could have taken shape. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Kara Weisenstein The chemistry between them is palpable and impressive, especially considering this is Gaga's first major acting gig-a fact I kept forgetting, remembering, and being amazed by throughout the film. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
Quincy (2018) Taylor Hosking Whether stoking chemistry between bebop musicians and hip-hop artists, or coaxing a shy Michael Jackson out of his shell, Jones perfected the art of setting musicians up for success, then letting nature take its course. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
Venom (2018) Noel Ransome A half-empty, backwashed dose of Sierra Mist. It's bad, and not in an adorable sort of way. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
Nappily Ever After (2018) Taylor Hosking If you can get through the cringe-worthy meltdowns and surface-level romantic scenes, Nappily Ever After has something to offer in the way of exploring parents' responsibility in crafting their children's perception of their hair. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Colette (2018) Nicole Clark It is time for women to hold the pens that write history. Thank goodness that story has finally been brought to screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Karen Han Melissa McCarthy's performance as the prickly author Lee Israel is further proof of McCarthy's status as a force of nature-to be matched only by Richard E. Grant as her partner in crime, Jack Hock. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
Halloween (2018) Karen Han Though there's certainly a little fat around the edges-the film doesn't skimp on laughs amidst all the scares-it's a small price to pay for the truly galvanizing finale, in which three generations of Strode women throw down against the boogeyman. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
Black '47 (2018) Karen Han Lean, mean, and singular in the way it mixes genres as well as in its subject matter. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
The Sisters Brothers (2018) Karen Han The Sisters Brothers is easily the strangest, saddest, and sweetest Western you'll ever see. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Karen Han The great pleasure of the film is its metatextual layers, as the legends of Forrest's exploits seem to meld with those of Redford himself. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
Manbiki kazoku (2018) Karen Han One of the best films at TIFF this year, if not simply one of the best films of the year, period. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Shailee Koranne While the insensitive jokes are uncomfortable aspects of the story itself, Sierra's character moves from complex to generally unlikeable. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Noel Ransome To put it bluntly, Jenkins adapted something that I feel to my core is the most raw understanding of black romance on screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
Minding the Gap (2018) Eileen G'Sell Reveals the psychological damage wrought by young men feigning constant confidence within a system that leaves them no space to be vulnerable - even if, due to racial or socioeconomic circumstances, they are among the most vulnerable in the country. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Skate Kitchen (2018) Eileen G'Sell The clear connection between the women onscreen - rife with loaded glances and flip non sequiturs-lends a docu-fictional feel that the film unravels slowly and a bit haphazardly, like teenage life itself. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Nicole Clark Deftly highlights high school experiences that range from the fear of driving for the first time to the intimacy of a first make-out by making space for diversity without defining anyone by it. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Nicole Clark Crazy Rich Asians is a terrific rom-com, but is likely even more important for the potential it has to be the gateway to more nuanced films with Asian and Asian American representation. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Nicole Clark The movie's constant quietude, in the face of such noxious attacks feels aggressive. It really does speak volumes. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
Spectre (2015) Dan Duray It's mostly for the best that people demand more from their action movies these days, the same way they demand more from their beers. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Chi-Raq (2015) Ashley Clark In attempting to balance tragedy with fun in Chi-Raq, Lee throws a lot at the wall, hoping it'll stick. It makes for a rather odd viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Krampus (2015) Adrian Van Young When Krampus departs, so does disillusionment. As I watched the final few minutes of Krampus, I realized that this anti-Christmas movie was really just a Christmas-Christmas movie in disguise. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
The Hateful Eight (2015) Ashley Clark Tarantino's seeming obliviousness to his manifest racial privilege, the idea of him as an authoritative cinematic voice on American race relations for future generations terrifies the living shit out of me. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Sisters (2015) Jenna Marotta To paraphrase Fey herself: B*****s continue to get stuff done. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Anomalisa (2015) John Saward Kaufman fixates on the empty hyper-attentiveness of everyone and thing in the world, on being barely there, on physical proximity without the intimacy. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Concussion (2015) Cody Wiewandt It is important mostly for simply being made, and could serve as a kind of prologue for a more definitive film a few decades away. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Spotlight (2015) Susan Zalkind Spotlight serves as a helpful introduction to how impactful investigative journalism is accomplished. It's not glamorous; in fact, the triumph of the film is making the painstaking work of investigative journalism dramatic. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018