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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Someone Great (2019) Tess Cagle Someone Great is heart-wrenching because it's relatable and challenges viewers with the concept that sometimes the best decision for yourself is the hardest one to make. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
0.5/5 The Silence (2019) Eddie Strait The Silence is a thoroughly bad movie that will make you wish you were watching something else. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
2.5/5 The Perfect Date (2019) Eddie Strait You'll have a good time if you go into it with nothing more than the expectation of a good, stress-free time. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3.5/5 A Land Imagined (2018) Eddie Strait Armed with a moody synth score and trio of lost characters, A Land Imagined is a beguiling, frustrating film. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3/5 The Unicorn Store (2017) Tess Cagle Unicorn Store is actually an ode to the idealistic millennial. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 Suzzanna: Bernapas dalam Kubur (2018) Eddie Strait But the film is simultaneously over- and underwritten, with paper-thin characters and flimsy plotting. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
1.5/5 White Tide: The Legend of Culebra (2018) Eddie Strait The Legend of Cocaine Island has the elements of an insightful documentary, but a strong finished product remains out of reach. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 () Eddie Strait Irresponsible made me laugh a little less than Hart's previous specials, but any set that draws laughter tears is still worthwhile. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 () Audra Schroeder Not all the jokes in Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid engage, but Bargatze is a good storyteller. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/5 () Kahron Spearman The Miami Showband Massacre quickly swells into a labyrinth of vast conspiracy... and one man's desperate quest for the truth. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Michelle Jaworski Shazam! wears its heart unabashedly on the sleeve of its hero's over-the-top superhero suit and embraces some of the sillier aspects of the genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/5 The Highwaymen (2019) Eilish O'Sullivan In a world increasingly fascinated by villains and bad guys, The Highwaymen simply lets its heroes be heroes. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
2/5 The Dirt (2019) Audra Schroeder The biopic works a little too hard to suggest that they were really just good boys from broken homes who got sucked into the void of music industry excess. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/5 Running With Beto (2019) Ignacio Martinez Fortunately, director David Modigliani avoids delivering a stillborn time capsule and provides us with a candid, compelling watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 () Audra Schroeder Her eye toward the future gives Growing some clarity and shape, even if she stumbles a few times trying to figure out this new chapter of adulthood. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
4.5/5 Freaks (2018) Gavia Baker-Whitelaw Standing alongside films like Moon and Ex Machina, it's an original story with more sophisticated ideas and emotional intelligence than most big-budget sci-fi. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/5 () Audra Schroeder But this isn't a document of judgement or blame. It's a family's meditation on grief and loss; it starts with chaos and ends with calm. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Audra Schroeder The Inventor does a lot of telling but not a lot of showing. We still don't know Holmes any better at the end. Is she just an invention too? EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/5 Knock Down the House (2019) Audra Schroeder Lears started filming Ocasio-Cortez while she was still tending bar, and it really is exceptional how much footage of the political and personal journey she captured. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/5 The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019) Bryan Rolli The Boy Band Con's most remarkable feat is showing how Pearlman's two crowning achievements were merely cogs in the vast machinery of his deception. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/5 () Bryan Rolli I Am Richard Pryor is an informative, compelling documentary that only suffers slightly from its conventional structure. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 () Bryan Rolli With Sword of Trust, Shelton has crafted an intimate dramedy of modest ambition that hints at some deep emotional truths, if not groundbreaking societal ones. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 Us (2019) Audra Schroeder As with Get Out, Us plays with the idea of privilege and domesticity, and trades out the trauma of the Sunken Place for a shadow world, "as above so below" writ large. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
2/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Bryan Rolli ... a bloodless bastardization of its source material that sinks under its own uninspired storytelling and horror movie cliches. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
3.5/5 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Michelle Jaworski There's never a question of how The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will end, but that doesn't deter from the moment of triumph it delivers. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 Paris Is Us (2019) Eddie Strait Paris Is Us has the ambition and pretension of a film school project, but Vogler has the talent to back it up. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 El fotógrafo de Mauthausen (2018) Tess Cagle The film is a heart-wrenching love letter to photography and its power of upholding the truth in a confusing world. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
3.5/5 Paddleton (2019) Eddie Strait Whether it's admitting what someone's friendship means to you, or watching a friend die, Paddleton encourages its characters, and the audience, to feel their feelings. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2.5/5 Yucatán (2018) Eddie Strait You'll be ready to call it a day long before Yucatán arrives at the port. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
2/5 Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (2019) Bryan Rolli As more comedies and comedians continue to offer nuanced social commentary and observations on everyday life, Jeong's profane, stereotypical humor seems archaic by comparison. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
2.5/5 The Breaker Upperers (2018) Tess Cagle The Breaker Upperers' biggest downfall is that it lacks momentum and focus. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
4.5/5 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Michelle Jaworski .. the film delivers one gut punch after another, guaranteeing that Shoplifters will sit with you long after you finish watching it. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History (2019) Kahron Spearman Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History accomplishes the comedian's goal of presenting Black history with a palatable vocabulary for children. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 Untogether (2018) Eddie Strait The film has a few strong moments that suggest good things for Forrest's future films, but for now, Untogether needs more rest and more focus. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 Shei xian ai shang ta de (2018) Eddie Strait Dear Ex is about pain, and it can painful to watch at times, but it's a rewarding film-it's a movie that isn't afraid to feel its feelings and grapple with what they mean. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 High Flying Bird (2019) Michelle Jaworski ... It pulls off power moves that largely work as it takes a hard look at the sport's exploitive history. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (2019) Audra Schroeder I found myself reacting to some of the material like Romano was my own father telling me a bad joke: that closed-mouth smile and silent nod. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018) Kahron Spearman Aside from highlighting two of the Big Apple's print journalism beacons, the film also rekindles a romance for the written word. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
3.5/5 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Michelle Jaworski At its best, Velvet Buzzsaw blends its disparate elements together with scenes that can make you jump, laugh, and cringe all at once. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
2.5/5 Ánimas (2018) Michelle Jaworski But with an overreliance on the horror film stories and clichés that came before it, it doesn't have anything interesting to say. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
2.5/5 Polar (2019) Gavia Baker-Whitelaw If Netflix's Polar wasn't so sexist, it would be amusing, trashy fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
1/5 Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018) Kahron Spearman Even worse, Corbell never digs directly into Lazar's claims. His failure to locate any sort of authenticity proves to be the film's worst feature, of many. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 Soni (2018) Eddie Strait Ayr doesn't allow the story to devolve into sermonizing or finger-wagging. He keeps the film on-track, and Ohlyan and Batra form its soul. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
2.5/5 Io (2019) Tess Cagle To stand out in the noise, a film must have a unique plot, feel eerily plausible, and reveal a profound truth about human nature. Unfortunately, IO doesn't accomplish any of that. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
3/5 Fyre Fraud (2019) Audra Schroeder Proper event planning can actually pull off a win. Now how many people did Hulu convince to watch? EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
2.5/5 Close (2019) Gavia Baker-Whitelaw It's satisfying enough for rainy afternoon viewing, but it doesn't measure up to the fast-paced action of more mainstream thrillers. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
2.5/5 Revenger (2018) Eddie Strait Revenger spends too much time on forgettable characters and misguided plot points. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/5 Lionheart (2018) Tess Cagle Lionheart is not only groundbreaking, it's a lighthearted, feel-good movie about both family values and feminism that's an enjoyable watch for the whole family. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
2/5 The Last Laugh (2019) Eddie Strait Not only is the material bad, but it feels like Chase and Dreyfuss know it, as they fail to jazz up the story or their characters at all. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
4/5 ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium - A Victor Jara Story (2018) Kahron Spearman With its rich mix of politics, music, and Perlmutt's effective peering into the human condition, it's the series' best offering by far. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019