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Rating Title/Year Author
() Angie Han Like the best of its genre, it feels both of the moment and totally classic. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Angie Han What pushes Long Shot from unexpected to downright unbelievable, however, is the context in which this coupling takes place. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Angie Han Paradoxically, it's these quieter moments that make Apollo 11 so breathtaking to behold. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Us (2019) Angie Han Several hours and many conversations later, I'm still convinced this film has secrets I haven't uncovered yet, and I'm just eager for my next chance to go digging through it again. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Angie Han Just as the Marvel makers wanted, I left the theater pleased to have met Carol at long last, and eager to see her again. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Angie Han It's so busy working to remind you of everything it's trying not to be, that it never quite gets around to figuring out what it actually is. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Angie Han The Farewell stands as proof she's capable of much, much more. Awkwafina shoulders this dramatic leading role with the grace, and a showstopper monologue near the end of the film should win over any final skeptics. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Knock Down the House (2019) Angie Han What makes Knock Down the House so compelling, though, is that it digs beyond the pretty soundbites and packaged-for-TV narratives to show us not just who and what is happening in American politics right now, but how and why. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Angie Han Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) plays the younger Otis, and he is the single best reason to seek out Honey Boy. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Big Time Adolescence (2018) Angie Han The film is often funny but rarely uproarious, kinda sweet but not terribly touching. The life lessons it ultimately imparts are perfectly reasonable, but they're also ones you've heard from your own nagging parents dozens of times before. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Wounds (2019) Angie Han What this movie is about, what it's trying to do, I couldn't really tell you. But it is never boring. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Angie Han The Knights - the wrestling clan at the center of Fighting With My Family - are at least idiosyncratic and endearing enough to make themselves worth watching, even if their tale feels like one we've seen many times before. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
The Report (2019) Angie Han Though billed as a "political thriller," The Report eschews explosive drama or white-knuckle tension. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Untouchable (2019) Angie Han And for all Untouchable rails against the systemic injustices that kept Weinstein in power, and the complicity of the people who looked the other way, it doesn't really shed any new light on on the institutions or the industry that let him flourish. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Angie Han Extremely Wicked settles for glamorizing, yet again, a murderer who's been glamorized enough already. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Angie Han It's a solid sequel - sweet and funny, with lots of crowdpleasing moments featuring your favorite characters, and another heartwarming real-world message to boot. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
Io (2019) Alison Foreman IO's clichéd reaches for emotional resonance continue throughout the film, landing each time with a hollow thud that left me begging for a toxic storm to wipe the characters and their broody monologues off-screen. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Overlord (2018) Alison Foreman Out of fear or sheer admiration, these images are going to stick with you. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Cam (2018) Alison Foreman CAM will suck you in, chew you up, and spit you out. But, be warned: once you hit play, you'll need plenty of time post-credits to do your own digesting. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Glass (2019) Angie Han Watching Glass is like going to the movies with that one friend who cannot help leaning over to whisper one banal observation after another into your ear, and then leaning back satisfied that he's just blown your mind. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (2018) Proma Khosla It's not clamoring to make a statement - and in doing so, it's saying what needs to be said more concisely than almost anyone working in news or politics. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Dumplin' (2018) Alison Foreman While imperfect, Dumplin' asks not only its characters, but its audience to find loving common ground by admitting a simple truth. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Angie Han Now that Mary Poppins has returned... it seems worth asking: Did we really need her to? EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Angie Han There's a knowing silliness to Aquaman that helps gloss over its sometimes-shaky CG and over-complicated mythology, and a willingness to go for broke that keeps us guessing about what we'll witness next. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Angie Han Few recent films have embraced the comic book style and sensibility - its visual quirks and anything-goes openness - as wholeheartedly as Spider-Verse has, or enjoyed as fully the potential in combining the two mediums. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
Creed II (2018) Angie Han It's not quite as smart as Creed, or quite as beautiful, and it doesn't have as much depth or nuance or texture. But it's got enough to deliver something satisfying and sweet. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Angie Han Ralph gets enough of it right to be worth signing on for. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Angie Han While it is possible, if you squint very hard, to make out some of the deeper themes at play here...the real driving force behind Crimes of Grindelwald seems to be a burning desire to set up a sequel. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
Venom (2018) Angie Han A movie that initially seemed just-plain-bad becomes so-bad-it's-good. Or maybe it's just plain good. It's been a full day since I've seen it, and honestly, I'm still not sure. Either way, I laughed a lot. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2018
70th Emmy Awards (2018) Proma Khosla Perhaps it was the lack of visuals, but Che and Jost lacked the pace and sharpness of their weekly political commentary... EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
First Man (2018) Angie Han First Man doesn't just show us what it looks like to go to the moon. It considers how it must have felt to go to the moon. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Angie Han You can see where all of it is headed from two miles away. But that doesn't matter, not when Bradley Cooper is executing the formula so well. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
Life Itself (2018) Angie Han As evidenced by the title, Life Itself has grand ambitions... What it actually delivers, though, is a big sloppy pile of WTF. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
Halloween (2018) Angie Han Like most long-running horror franchises, the Halloween series has seen its share of ups and downs over the decades. But those skeptical of the newest incarnation, directed by David Gordon Green, can put their fears to rest. This one's good. Really good. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
Outlaw King (2018) Angie Han Outlaw King is one of those historical dramas that takes the Wikipedia approach to storytelling: This happens, and then that happens, and then that guy dies, and then that battle takes place, and then this other thing happens. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Angie Han Fahrenheit 11/9 is part exposé, part doomsday warning, and part call to arms, and the switch from one mode to another can be jarring. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
Searching (2018) Angie Han You're actually able to follow and get invested in this family just by following their digital activity -- feels both improbable and inevitable. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Angie Han Crazy Rich Asians invites us to indulge in the lifestyles of the rich and semi-famous... and director Jon M. Chu does a deft job of making all that wealth look both super enticing and totally exhausting. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Alison Foreman The beauty of this piece is found in its verbalization of what so many of us self-deprecators, professional and amateur alike, feel on a daily basis-a need to excuse our own existence. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
Lust Stories (2018) Proma Khosla Lust Stories flies by in a blur of character and emotion, but the stories are out there, and the conversations will continue. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Proma Khosla Ant-Man and the Wasp is a family film - about nuclear families, grieving families, broken families, found families. It's about fighting for the safety of your family. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Angie Han All of their derring-do is choreographed, shot, and acted in a way that looks real, in a way that puts most of this summer's other action-adventure blockbusters to shame. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Angie Han Isn't the funniest Marvel movie ever made, or the deepest or the coolest or the most creative. But it just might be the nicest, and that counts for something. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Angie Han I just know that it throws everything at the wall, and that it's a blessing more of it sticks than doesn't. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2018
Set It Up (2018) Angie Han Right off the bat, Set It Up nails the most important element of the romcom formula: chemistry. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018) Angie Han It's like the best of the Avenger-on-Avenger bits from Captain America: Civil War or Avengers: Infinity War - only better, because it's easier to follow the the crisp, colorful action. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018) Angie Han It's fun enough to serve as an excuse to chill with some friends, or while away an afternoon in movie-theater air-conditioning. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Angie Han Rather than try to mimic Ford's work beat-for-beat, Ehrenreich has found a way to make the role his own, and in doing so to show us this familiar character from a fresh perspective. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018) Angie Han If you enjoyed the first one, there's every chance you'll like this one as well. Similarly, if you hated the first one, you probably won't find much to love about the follow-up either. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Angie Han Here, the special-ness comes from the pleasure of seeing all these larger-than-life personalities smashed together into one supersized adventure. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2018