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Rating Title/Year Author
Certain Women (2016) Fred Topel Small town stories that remind us that everything is important to the people experiencing them, and there is drama everywhere you look if you pay attention. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2016
Miles Ahead (2016) Fred Topel Gives us examples of Davis's bravado so it never has to tell us how badass he was. Cheadle, who co-wrote the script, knows that showing is better than telling. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2016
Southside With You (2016) Fred Topel Makes Barack a predator to begin with. He is determined to ignore her boundaries. Fortunately, I don't believe that part is true. It is dramatic license and poorly thought out fiction. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2016
Bone Tomahawk (2015) Fred Topel Bone Tomahawk is a classic western in spirit but modern film in hard hitting brutality. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2015
Lazer Team (2015) Fred Topel The best Fantastic Four movie of the year EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2015
Green Room (2015) Fred Topel Jeremy Saulnier has a special talent for making violence looks as uncomfortable as it really is, yet compelling you to want to see more. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2015
The Keeping Room (2014) Fred Topel People have asked me if The Keeping Room is a feminist western... I just feel it's a great western that stars three women. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2015
Sleeping With Other People (2015) Fred Topel Sudeikis is devilish but sensitive in banter that is not necessarily one-liner jokes, but is always funny. Brie is able to be simultaneously sexual and acutely vulnerable. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2015
Call Me Lucky (2015) Fred Topel The content of Crimmins' words is the driving force of Call Me Lucky, but they're given a presentation of equal impact. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2015
Spy (2015) Fred Topel Melissa McCarthy is right up there with Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2015
Get Hard (2015) Fred Topel It's stupid and immature, but I mean that as a compliment. Stupid and immature is funny. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2015
Trainwreck (2015) Fred Topel Amy Schumer is the total package. She's hilarious and you're going to miss a lot of jokes because you're still laughing at the one before it. She's likable even at her character's most irresponsible behavior. She's also really touching in dramatic scenes. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2015
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) Fred Topel It really seems like Hot Tub Time Machine 2 figured out what worked about the first one and focused on that. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Fred Topel The best they can do for dirty talk sounds like 'wear the panties your mother laid out for you.' EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015