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Rating Title/Year Author
3/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Mike Ryan Dark Phoenix just feels unnecessary - and it shows in the performances, as everyone just seems to be going through the motions, wondering how on Earth their contracts aren't up yet. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Kimberly Ricci Fifteen years later, Deadwood still arrives with no pretense, and the series finally finds itself in a place that feels like a proper finishing point. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
2/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Mike Ryan A movie with a convoluted plot that makes no sense (having no plot would have been much better). EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
8/10 Rocketman (2019) Mike Ryan It's impossible not to listen to the music that John and Taupin made and not get swept away by the whole thing. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
8/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Mike Ryan The best film of the John Wick franchise so far EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
4/10 Yesterday (2019) Mike Ryan Yesterday abandons its killer Beatles premise in favor of being a mediocre rom com. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Mike Ryan You can kind of see in here the blueprints for something really fun and unique, but instead it just comes off as disjointed. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Mike Ryan The most confusing and convoluted of any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, yet it's also unbelievably satisfying. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Mortal Kombat (1995) Dan Seitz It's a movie rife with mullets, gratuitous gymnastics, screamed lines, and terrible CGI. But it all just contributes to the charm. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) Dan Seitz In short, throw your money at this one; the team behind it cared enough to make it worth your time. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
The Predator (2018) Emma Stefansky The Predator kills the Predator in true alien sport-hunter fashion: gleefully smearing glow-in-the-dark entrails all over something beloved before finally ripping out its spine. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Vox Lux (2018) Emma Stefansky A harsh examination of our modern fixation on celebrity that paints the present as a horrific, violent dystopia. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Mike Ryan The trick of Shazam! is that the movie kind of realizes it's about a dopey character, so they lean heavily into the dopiness. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
Us (2019) Josh Kurp It's genuinely thrilling watching Nyong'o the film's MVP; it's a Toni Collette in Hereditary-level performance. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
7/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Mike Ryan Captain Marvel is a lot weirder and more cosmic than you're probably expecting. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) Jason Tabrys At the very least, you're walking away with an exemplary Sam Elliott performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Mike Ryan Here I am watching a movie about LEGOs, and the whole thing felt a little preachy. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
Cold Case Hammarskjold (2019) Mike Ryan Cold Case Hammarskjöld is a must-see film. And its revelations might just change our perception of how evil this world can be. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
9/10 Blinded by the Light (2019) Mike Ryan Bruce Springsteen's music can unite people. This movie, Blinded by the Light, wants to unite people ... a must see. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Native Son (2019) Mike Ryan I understand this is in the book, but perhaps Wright's novel just wasn't made to be set in 2019. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Paddington 2 (2017) Brian Grubb It was everything you could possibly want in a movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Fyre Fraud (2019) Brian Grubb This isn't just 90 minutes of uninterrupted schadenfreude, even though it could have been, pretty easily. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Glass (2019) Mike Ryan Honestly, I'm looking forward to what Shyamalan does next. I've enjoyed his career resurgence. But Glass is a big disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979) Andrew Husband Set the blueprint for all comedy specials to follow. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Make Happy (2016) Andrew Husband Manages to take on a darker tone while still making us laugh. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017) Andrew Husband Bluntly honest about the difficulties of being brown in America without ranting about Muslim bans, Trump's presidency, and other obvious issues that have been touched on before. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Andrew Husband She also claps back against the idols of her early life, men like Louis C.K. who've now become the problem. In other words, Gadsby's not holding any punches with this one. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Demetri Martin: The Overthinker (2018) Andrew Husband As always, audiences can expect lots of one-liners, drawings, and music, albeit with a new narrative flair. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Katt Williams: Great America (2018) Andrew Husband The opening 12 minutes is especially considerable. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (2018) Andrew Husband Offers a wonderful mix of sociopolitical commentary and everyday humor, thereby presenting something for everyone. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) Andrew Husband In this new stand-up, Mulaney eviscerates pretty much everything (school assemblies, aging, manners, church) with his patented good-humored charm... In other words, Mulaney's at his best here EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Mike Ryan Should I cheer? Should I laugh? Is everyone okay? Aquaman is one strange movie, but certainly a fun one. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Bumblebee (2018) Mike Ryan I'm as surprised as anyone that I'm about to write this sentence, but here it goes anyway: Bumblebee is a delight. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2018
Rocky IV (1985) Brian Grubb It's ridiculous in a lot of ways... But hot d---- is this ever a fun, rewatchable movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Rocky Balboa (2006) Brian Grubb The thing about Rocky Balboa is that it had no business being as good as it was. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Rocky II (1979) Brian Grubb Feels like the most forgettable film of the lot. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Rocky V (1990) Brian Grubb It's frustrating that it's bad, too, because it was the first movie to really tackle the consequences of being Rocky. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Mike Ryan Honestly, I love this movie and I love that it exists. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
7/10 Creed II (2018) Mike Ryan For a movie that features a dramatic fight between people with the last name Creed and Drago, it's strangely sad and reflective. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Bleed for This (2016) Vincent Mancini It's also so effortlessly entertaining that you leave understanding why there are so many boxer biopics, rather than groaning wishing there were less. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
Real Steel (2011) Drew McWeeny It was nice to be totally surprised by a big-budget movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Mike Ryan As it turns out, Grindelwald's biggest crime was excessive exposition. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018) Andrew Husband Thankfully, his first comedy special in decades, 100% Fresh, is a refreshingly great bit of entertainment, especially for anyone who has been a fan of the musically-inclined performer since the '90s. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Mike Ryan In hindsight, it would be better if this movie didn't exist at all. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
Lemmy (2010) Melinda Newman At times, the film smartly uses subtitles he is so hard to understand, but the whole movie could use them. However, these are small quibbles for a film that if you"re a longtime Lemmy fan, makes you feel great about having placed your faith in his hands. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2018
4/10 Venom (2018) Mike Ryan Venom is not a good movie, but I also want to make it clear that I had the time of my life watching it. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2018
7/10 The Favourite (2018) Mike Ryan In The Favourite, Lanthimos opens up these characters more, yet still keeping the darker aspects of his techniques intact. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
9/10 First Man (2018) Mike Ryan First Man is a thrilling, deeply emotional ride to the moon. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2018
9/10 A Star Is Born (2018) Mike Ryan What Bradley Cooper has done here as an actor and director is truly remarkable. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2018
9/10 Roma (2018) Mike Ryan Roma is something special. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018