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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a brightly colored, often salacious viewing experience. Harley Quinn is a superhero contradiction for these gender charged times. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/10 The Rhythm Section (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman While Lively gives all, it's just not entertaining to watch her international contract killer stumble through the action. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
6/10 The Gentlemen (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman Filled with copious amounts of somewhat witty dialogue, in-jokes, and tough-guy, tongue-in-cheek violence, "The Gentlemen" is entertaining, if also instantly forgettable. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
6/10 Color Out of Space (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Ultimately, "Color Out of Space" is worth seeing for director Richard Stanley's return, spirited use of practical monster effects, and another wild Cage performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
8/10 Les misérables (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman With its energetic camera work, natural performances, gritty locations, and almost real-time structure, "Les Misérables" should be broadly appealing for the seasoned cineaste and those looking for a foreign language picture that's not foreign in plot. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2020
5/10 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman What is abundantly clear is how desperate the entire production is to replicate the success of the "Fast & Furious" franchise. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
9/10 1917 (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Of note for the unique single-shot approach, "1917" is also an emotionally arresting and intimate look at the horrors of the Great War. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/10 Just Mercy (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Safe and stagnant, this movie has nothing of the book's considerable breadth or import. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/10 The Grudge (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman Once again, showing that Hollywood has no idea what to do with J-Horror, "The Grudge" is another in a continuing line of incomprehensible cash grabs. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
7/10 A Hidden Life (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Malick fans will rejoice that he has returned to a safe place, and nonfans, who are patient, will be rewarded by the intended subtleties present in "A Hidden Life." EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
8/10 Cunningham (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman A must for dancers and fans of the art-form, "Cunningham" is a meditative and often beautiful portrait of dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
8/10 Little Women (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Little Women (2019)" is arguably the best adaptation among so many excellent cinematic versions. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
9/10 Uncut Gems (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Uncut Gems" is a monster of a movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/10 Cats (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman It's a confusing mess, but one that holds a strange fascination. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Cartoonish and absurd, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is the film that fans demanded but not the one the franchise deserves. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
6/10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman With its constant stream of punchlines, sweeping computer-generated action sequences, and cheap sentimentality, this is a film ideally suited for today's exaggerated movie-going experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
6/10 Richard Jewell (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman If Eastwood intended to expose how the government could so abuse a simple, everyman, "Richard Jewell" marginally achieves that goal. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
8/10 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman The epic rants denouncing the movie signify writer/director Waititi's brilliantly successful provocation. "Jojo Rabbit" is meant to make you mad, while it, also, touches your heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
7/10 Queen & Slim (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Queen & Slim" is an entertaining action road picture with more on its mind than asphalt. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
9/10 Knives Out (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Knives Out" is one of the most entertaining films in theaters this holiday season. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
6/10 Dark Waters (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Director Todd Haynes' earnest, engaging courtroom drama is an exercise in legal tedium. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
7/10 Waves (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman It's Shults' commitment to telling the whole story, every bit of it, that frustrates. Finely made and conscientiously told, "Waves" presents an unadulterated family tragedy. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
8/10 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman He [Hanks] captures the character's spirit and sublime manner. The performance exposes the philosophy of one of our greatest teachers. It's this mindset, his tao, if you will, that is worthy of greater exploration. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
9/10 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman While there's loads of testosterone and roaring automotive muscle on display, the best parts of the movie are the tender moments. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
7/10 Frozen II (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Where the first film became a bonafide worldwide phenomenon, this bland, uneventful sequel does not contain one single standout moment. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
10/10 The Irishman (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman An instant classic. Only through a daughter's eyes can we see a father as the monster that he is. It's terrifying. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
5/10 Inferno (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman No matter how impressive the production is, with quick pacing and loads of acting charisma, "Inferno" fails on a basic level: the story is stupid. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2016
8/10 Certain Women (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman ...an essay narrative that subtly makes its points without being too obvious or manipulative. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2016
5.5/10 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman While there are things to like here, mostly related to a solid turn by co-star Cobie Smulders, it is hard to shake the B-movie underpinnings and televisual elements. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2016
6/10 Desierto (2015) Jonathan W. Hickman Efficient and scary, "Desierto" makes for entertaining viewing along the lines of 1986's "The Hitcher." EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2016
7/10 A Man Called Ove (2015) Jonathan W. Hickman Heartwarming and darkly funny... EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2016
6.5/10 The Accountant (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman Affleck might have the makings of a franchise that could grow with his mind along with his physical acting skills. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2016
4.5/10 The Girl on the Train (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman More frustrating than thrilling, more obvious than mysterious, "The Girl on the Train" has its moments but proves to be an unsatisfying viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2016
6/10 The Magnificent Seven (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman Hokey but often very funny, "The Magnificent Seven (2016)" succeeds as an action film but fails to be about anything significant. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2016
5/10 Snowden (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman "Snowden" will be appealing to those who consider the former CIA employee a heroic whistleblower and infuriating to those who call him a traitor. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2016
5.5/10 Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman The jokey vibe of the previous films has been turned up to preposterous levels. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2016
6.5/10 Kicks (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman Director Tipping has delivered a very aware film that understands the priorities and struggles of his teen audience. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/10 The Hollars (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman Its attractive cast are game for the loose material, but the script is so off-kilter that it fails to connect credibly with the viewer. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2016
8/10 Sully (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman Clint Eastwood's "Sully" is a remarkably impactful bit of streamlined filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2016
5/10 Morgan (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman Elegantly lensed and oozing with unwarranted self-importance, "Morgan" attempts to be clever by surprising us with unexpected violence and plot twists. But instead of being startling, it ultimately feels overly familiar falling into old tropes. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2016
6.5/10 Morris From America (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman A fish out of water drama, "Morris from America" makes for really unique viewing. The perspective is unlike films we've seen having the characters deal with issues of race and youth in a foreign setting. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2016
8.5/10 Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman A film worth sharing with everyone in your network. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2016
6.5/10 Equity (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman A much better film than the trailers indicate, "Equity" is still a bit of a slow burn. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2016
7.5/10 Imperium (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman Director Daniel Ragussis takes a stripped-down, no-frills approach that never sensationalizes the incendiary material. The action is set in suburban America and events unfold with a certain amount of organic logic. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2016
6.5/10 War Dogs (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman "War Dogs" paints an unflattering picture of the flawed government contract bidding process, but it does so in a remarkably entertaining and funny fashion. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2016
8/10 Sausage Party (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman This unique fantasy is crude and vulgar, politically and racially charged, as well as sexually ambivalent. In other words, it's flat-out terrific! EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2016
7.5/10 Pete's Dragon (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman A lovely, old-fashioned remake with a wonderful family friendly vibe. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/10 Suicide Squad (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman "Suicide Squad" is more messy than meaningful. It's an adventure that lacks weight. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2016
6/10 Jason Bourne (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman For 45 minutes or so, "Jason Bourne" is a dizzying combination of quick action and chase sequences. Everything is constantly in motion. The bulk of the film's first third captures the spirit and energy of the fine films that came before this one. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/10 Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016) Jonathan W. Hickman Part documentary, part personal crusade, D'Souza vents his private animus with disturbing results. It's not that he's wrong in voicing concerns about Hillary Clinton, it's that his argument didn't need to be so ostentatious to make the case. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2016