We Live Entertainment

We Live Entertainment is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Aaron Neuwirth, Ashley Menzel, Fred Topel, Kit Bowen, Kristen Lopez, Scott Menzel, Staci Layne Wilson
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 The Gentlemen (2020) Aaron Neuwirth Here's a film with a healthy dose of meta self-awareness to go along with the occasionally humorous lens Ritchie views his gangsters through. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
8/10 Color Out of Space (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Color me impressed. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
5/10 Dolittle (2020) Aaron Neuwirth Downey was having his annual screening of Syriana and decided Stephen Gaghan was the perfect person to come on and direct a film about an eccentric doctor who talks to animals. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
7/10 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Aaron Neuwirth Even without the third bad boy, Michael "Boom Boom" Bay, in the director's chair, I was more than a little impressed with how things turned out. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
7/10 Spies in Disguise (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Spies in Disguise seems to have figured out the proper way to lean into its own ridiculousness. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
8/10 Little Women (2019) Aaron Neuwirth A strong cast and smart handling of the narrative structure prevails over any feeling of the film playing like an unnecessary retread. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
9/10 1917 (2019) Aaron Neuwirth 1917 not only works as a thrilling piece of filmmaking but a cinematic work of art relying on performance as much as spectacle. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Aaron Neuwirth While elements certainly shine, surprisingly poor storytelling really hurts what could have been a grand finale. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Black Christmas (2019) Kristen Lopez Takal and Wolfe craft a smart, deliciously terrifying feature that's poignant, timely and, for better or worse, timeless. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
9/10 A Hidden Life (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The focus required for this film allows for deeper cerebral consideration that may not only play into one's own religious concepts but the relevance it has to modern society. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
6/10 6 Underground (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Even if the film constantly risks collapsing under its weight due to constant "Bayhem," 6 Underground still has the feel of a movie belonging uniquely to one filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
6/10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The film is often funny enough, depending on how broad a viewer enjoys their humor. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/10 Bombshell (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Bombshell seems more excited to be turning such an ugly story into a feature, rather than find a way to delve into what the real issue is. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
7/10 Aquaman (2018) Aaron Neuwirth In a time that continues to place comic book superheroes in a class that's all their own, Aquaman can now stand tall as well, even if there's a little ocean spray back. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
7/10 Richard Jewell (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Richard Jewell is the sort of film that fits right into Eastwood's wheelhouse. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
10/10 Uncut Gems (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Rarely have I been further on the edge of my seat watching a film like this unfold. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
8/10 The Nightingale (2018) Aaron Neuwirth Unlike, The Babadook, The Nightingale is not so much a horror film, as it is a bleak adventure-thriller with lots of horrific imagery. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
7/10 The Aeronauts (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The adventure aspect is quite compelling and looks great. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
8/10 Queen & Slim (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Whatever greater story is being told about America, the film does an excellent job of holding onto an intimate level of understanding. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
8/10 Knives Out (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Thanks to a terrific ensemble cast, irreverent sensibilities, and a push for incorporating the modern world, Knives Out is more than a quirky thriller with an eye towards the past. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2019
6/10 21 Bridges (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Even if 21 Bridges doesn't find a way to mask its familiar story beats, I enjoyed the rhythm of what was being presented. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
8/10 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Hanks and Rhys are in fine form, and the real surprise I found was Heller's stylish direction, which made the experience of seeing this film all the richer. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
6/10 Frozen II (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Despite having a collection of new ideas, songs, and terrific animation, I couldn't let go of the story issues holding this film back from greater success. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
8/10 Dark Waters (2019) Aaron Neuwirth I am either all for a solid legal thriller that succeeds because of the craft or just a big fan of movies where Mark Ruffalo gets to a breaking point, shouting, "They knew!" at a co-worker. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
5/10 Frozen II (2019) Scott Menzel Frozen 2 skates on thin ice as it fails to recreate the magic of the original. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
8/10 Charlie's Angels (2019) Scott Menzel Charlie's Angels is the biggest surprise of the year. It is the type of mid-range studio blockbuster that I wish we could see more of. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
8/10 The Report (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Driver dominates this film with nuanced understandings of his place in all of this, let alone having enough confidence to show how doing less can mean much more. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
7/10 The Good Liar (2019) Aaron Neuwirth It may not rise to the ranks of other great British con men/heist thrillers, but it lets the veteran stars have a wicked fun time playing off each other. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Ashley Menzel Elizabeth Banks has created a non-stop kick-ass film that celebrates the strength of women without beating the audience over the head with it. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
8/10 Waves (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The unique structure allows Waves to roll into a new groove, ultimately making for quite the fulfilling journey for the characters. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
9/10 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Here's a film properly fueled by terrific filmmaking and performances, along with the right kind of Americana. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
7/10 Honey Boy (2019) Aaron Neuwirth This is a story by Shia LeBeouf, and as a work of dramatic therapy, it's quite engaging. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
5/10 Playing With Fire (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The ideal with a movie like this is to give a family audience a fun time watching Cena and company act like goofballs, regardless of how much sense anything really makes. For better or worse, Playing with Fire succeeds. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
9/10 The Irishman (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The results are masterful, a testament to the abilities of a filmmaker who hasn't slowed down, doing all that's needed to not only stay relevant but make other filmmakers try harder. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
7/10 Doctor Sleep (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Even at two and a half hours, there's a lot of enjoyably spooky entertainment to get out of Doctor Sleep. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
6/10 Harriet (2019) Aaron Neuwirth As it stands, there's clearly a lot of sentimentality working as a way to smooth over some of the film's rougher edges. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
6/10 The Kill Team (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Perhaps a bit too straightforward of a film, but Skarsgård and the parts that really work to keep it affecting. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
6/10 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Aaron Neuwirth It's a bumpy road, but this latest machine rises to the challenge. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
7/10 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Aaron Neuwirth It's a bit too showy and overstuffed, but I had a good time watching it. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
6.5/10 Black and Blue (2019) Scott Menzel Elevated by the strong performances from Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson, Black and Blue is a gripping and engaging cop thriller with a modern-day twist. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
8/10 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Aaron Neuwirth What better vehicle for the legendary comedian than a comedic biopic focused on Rudy Ray Moore? EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
8/10 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Scott Menzel Zombieland: Double Tap is a twisted blend of horror and comedy that stays true to the spirit of the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
8/10 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Jojo Rabbit is a real joy of a film. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
8/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Once again, Eggers and his crew have gone far lengths to develop a film unlike a lot of what is seen in the sphere of genre features today. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
7/10 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Scott Menzel Jolie captures the complexities of this character while also making her relatable and likable. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/10 Gemini Man (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The story is nothing new ... However, even if a lot of what works in this film's favor is best experienced on the big screen, a director taking advantage of what capabilities are out there to work with in a movie like this is enough to declare worthwhile. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
10/10 Parasite (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Parasite is a real gem EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/10 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Aaron Neuwirth For all the aspect ratio changes, ruminations concerning what going to space can do to a person, and solid performances from a strong cast, the film is still plagued by problems regarding the story. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
8/10 Dolor y gloria (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Even as he's gotten older, Almodóvar puts in enough here to suggest he has a ways to go before stopping. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
7/10 Joker (2019) Aaron Neuwirth After all the speculation, adulation, and accusations paving the way for me on the way to seeing Joker, the final product is compelling enough, without becoming something grander. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019