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Rating Title/Year Author
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Kellen Beck [I]f you're looking for a fun movie full of heart and great characters, you'll probably walk away disappointed too, because this movie feels empty, even if it is pretty. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Angie Han What seemed at first like an unnecessary epilogue to Lara Jean and Peter's story proves itself to be an essential next chapter in Lara Jean's. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Angie Han Thankfully, Robbie's shining performance cuts through the murk like a neon sign in a dark alleyway. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Coded Bias (2020) Angie Han Without shying away the issue's enormity or its devastating consequences, Coded Bias gradually works toward almost inspirational vibe, as Buolamwini and others get to work solving the problem they've identified. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
() Angie Han Maybe The Social Dilemma doesn't have all the answers, but it's a good start to figuring out the questions. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
Feels Good Man (2020) Angie Han Jones demonstrates an insatiable curiosity about his subject, speaking with everyone from a former Trump campaign insider to a collector of Rare Pepes to an expert on the occult. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
Palm Springs (1936) Angie Han Palm Springs knows this dread. It lives in it. It invites you to laugh about it, and maybe shed a few tears over it, and when it's all done, maybe you'll finally have an answer to the question of what love could possibly be worth at the edge of the void. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Angie Han It's as if an entire season of television had been whittled down to under two hours, or as if someone had taken a book and ripped out chapters at random. It is, in short, completely incoherent. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
Downhill (2020) Angie Han On the whole... "not quite as good as Force Majeure" turns out to still be pretty good. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
Promising Young Woman (2020) Angie Han Promising Young Woman punches its way through rape culture with perfectly manicured nails and a sardonic lipstick smile, and in the end, you may find you're the one who comes out bruised. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
Zola (2020) Angie Han You can take Zola out of the internet, but you can't take the internet out of Zola. Or maybe you could, but why would you ever want to? EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Angie Han A compelling inside perspective on Swift's evolution into the next phase of her life and career. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) Tricia Crimmins In addition to his Saturday Night Live hosting gigs, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch serves as an ample reminder that Gyllenhaal is an effervescent and captivating comedic actor. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Angie Han The real Leia, the one we fell in love with, lives on inside us as she always has. She still inspires us, amuses us, moves us. And we can visit her anytime we want, at the touch of a play button. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) Proma Khosla The movie packs a helluva lot of plot into a tight 77-minute run time (current Disney execs, take note). EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
A Christmas Carol (2018) Tricia Crimmins Lenny Rush's performance as Tiny Tim was refreshing: Rush's Tim is witty and delivers his lines with a wisdom beyond his years. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Cats (2019) Angie Han I gasped with laughter, I covered my face, I pulled at my hair, I clasped my hands over my mouth to keep from screaming. Cats had broken me, and I'd never felt happier. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Chris Taylor Don't overthink it. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
1917 (2019) Chris Taylor Just like Blake and Schofield, you are disoriented and on high alert the whole time. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Bombshell (2019) Angie Han For a movie that wants to celebrate the courage it takes to uncover ugly truths and take down corrupt powers, Bombshell turns out to be awfully timid. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Fyre (2019) Alison Foreman Using deliberate pacing, creative narrative building, and wildly resourceful imagery, Fyre manages to transform its seemingly mundane subject into a tense slow burn with new consequences around every corner. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Adam Rosenberg The flowing, often downright poetic dialogue still rolls off the screen and into your ears like beautifully profane music. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Paddleton (2019) Alison Foreman What lies beneath the terrible promotion and equally terrible title is one of the most heartbreaking and nuanced on-screen relationships I have ever seen - the exact nature of which I struggled to pin down. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Alison Foreman Scene by scene, the documentary spotlights Holmes' unnerving behaviors, shaky voice, and mesmerizing, beautiful eyes to build up the scare factor associated with her power and intelligence. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019) Alison Foreman In an increasingly competitive genre, a really bad guy at the center of your scam documentary isn't enough to make it stand out. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Alison Foreman By building familiar scary imagery atop unceasing adult fears, Pet Sematary captures pragmatic, unshakable panic like a firm gut check. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
The Silence (2019) Alison Foreman Rather than settling for following a successful formula, The Silence pushes the tried-and-true premise from its upsetting origins to its unthinkable limits. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
The Perfect Date (2019) Alison Foreman Brooks isn't the only shallow character in this exhausting story. His dueling love interests Shelby and Celia, played by Riverdale's Camila Mendes and Laura Marano, get written into similar corners. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
The Perfection (2018) Alison Foreman In its final form, this one-of-a-kind genre Frankenstein is a stand-out terror in an increasingly inventive and competitive field. Controversial, slippery, and sickening, The Perfection will get you screaming, then talking. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
() Alison Foreman For the most part, Point Blank is forgettable - a fact that feels not only like a letdown for viewers, but a disappointment for leads Mackie and Grillo. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
The Great Hack (2019) Alison Foreman The documentary doesn't present much new verified information to feed our hunger for answers, but it does revel in retreading criticisms gone by. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Alison Foreman Scary Stories struggles to get around to making whatever additional point it had, instead using a wealth of in-between scenes to justify its feature-length format. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Falling Inn Love (2019) Alison Foreman Falling Inn Love has a decent shot at making you feel fantastic this weekend. Or, at the very least, giving you the chance at a well-deserved nap. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Judy (2019) Alison Foreman Judy had time to tell the fun and interesting parts of Garland's life, but not enough time to tell all of it. Not time enough to make her a person beyond the sound bites and the public dramas... Time enough for Zellweger, just not time enough for Judy. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
American Dreamer (2018) Alison Foreman It's a far cry from Gaffigan's typical optimism, and not anywhere near as funny. But as is often the case in comedy, American Dreamer works because it feels true, and bleakly, unapologetically possible. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
In the Tall Grass (2019) Alison Foreman As brilliant as it is stupid, Natali's take on King and Hill's work is a doozy. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Fire in Paradise (2019) Alison Foreman Whether you see Fire in Paradise as a cautionary tale, wake-up call, or simply great storytelling, it is paramount that you do see it. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Alison Foreman Mistress of Evil could have done anything it wanted with its unconventional villain. And yet, for some reason, Disney chose to clip her wings - keeping her story from ever taking flight. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Alison Foreman If you head into Doctor Sleep anticipating the same eerie horror, you'll be disappointed. But bring an open mind (and 151 spare minutes), and you'll get a steal. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Noelle (2019) Alison Foreman If you're looking to placate some rowdy children or cranky grandparents this holiday season, then Noelle will hit the spot. But if you're looking for a new Christmas tradition, Santa's sister can't deliver - at least, not in the ways we'd wished for. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Angie Han I's hard to feel too grumpy when everyone involved looks like they're having so much fun... But Elizabeth Banks demonstrates a shaky grasp of pacing, which frequently makes [it] feel draggier than it should. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Earthquake Bird (2019) Alison Foreman It's as if they built a portrait of a fascinating female killer and then chickened out, settling into the Lifetime "men are terrifying" model instead of exploring something more dynamic. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Kellen Beck Tolkien succeeds (in a non-entertaining way) in showing how regular people's lives can inspire great works, but it utterly fails in showing the importance and impact of the work itself, which is why we're actually drawn to the man. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Proma Khosla Yesterday is not trying to be anything other than what it promises: a gleeful ride through a wild premise with some feel-good music to keep you going along the way. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Jess Joho Aster's latest contribution truly earns the title by showing how manic joy can be just as terrifying as the dark, dank depressing places we usually associate with horror. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Jess Joho But the true power of Hustlers lies in the juxtaposition of visceral highs against harshly relatable realities. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Last Christmas (2019) Erin Strecker Listen, I like Ghost as much as the next person, but the internal logic of the final act twist is all over the place. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Running With Beto (2019) Angie Han Naturally, O'Rourke is the star at the center of this movie, and he comes across well enough. Maybe a little too well: Even a handful of less flattering moments can't stop Running with Beto from feeling, at times, like a feature-length campaign promo. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Let It Snow (2019) Proma Khosla Let It Snow has charm aplenty, but with so many plates spinning its hard to elicit a huge emotional investment, as with Netflix's own To All the Boys I've Loved Before. But it's okay to not fall for all of these love stories. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Late Night (2019) Angie Han Like the romcoms it's modeled after, Late Night offers an escape into a world with softer edges, brighter colors, and simpler solutions EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019