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Rating Title/Year Author
D The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Matt Pais An excruciating, manipulative dose of Lifetime movie emotion delivered through a daily calendar of competitive driving metaphors. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C+ Paddleton (2019) Matt Pais A more daring movie might have strived to really rock the foundation of this central relationship and see what shakes loose as a result. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
D Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Matt Pais Feels exhausting before the body count even begins. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
B+ High Flying Bird (2019) Matt Pais A reflective, angry wake-up call. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
D Vice (2018) Matt Pais All "what" and no "how" or "why," Vice is the most disappointing movie in I don't know how long. Man, I cannot believe how bad it is. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
C- The Front Runner (2018) Matt Pais Approaches something important and refuses to be interesting. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
A- Support the Girls (2018) Matt Pais The rare movie about really important issues that also manages to be light on its feet and entertaining. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
C The Wife (2017) Matt Pais As flimsy as the marriage it depicts. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Matt Pais Someone would have to be pretty soft to buy the whole thing, and awfully hard not to fall at all. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
C Adrift (2018) Matt Pais Does little more than bob alongside every other title in the human vs. sea genre. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
C I Feel Pretty (2018) Matt Pais Qualifies as a sort of 100-calorie pack of truth and uplift, with laughs sold separately. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- Blockers (2018) Matt Pais An obnoxious and embarrassing teen sex comedy that is sometimes a sincere and winning character study of friendship and family. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
C- Midnight Sun (2018) Matt Pais It would be nice if movies stopped trying to make young girls aspire to be princesses. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- Game Night (2018) Matt Pais There are interesting realities just outside the edges of the film, which would rather move the pieces than tip them over. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
D The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Matt Pais It is safe to say that few heard about this incident and wondered what kind of gelato these guys prefer, or what they talk about when connecting on Skype. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
C+ A Star Is Born (2018) Matt Pais You can't be a one-named artist if your name is not something like Beyonce, Rihanna, Prince or Adele. You just can't. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
C The Death of Stalin (2017) Matt Pais Labors inside the sort of buffoonery that Burn After Reading achieved with much more cohesive performances and comic richness. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2018
C+ The Party (2017) Matt Pais No matter how juicy the banter, the strings are always showing. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2018
C Half Magic (2018) Matt Pais Half Magic has its heart in the right place. Its head needs work. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2018
B When We First Met (2018) Matt Pais A Netflix-and-chill selection you may watch to the end. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2018
C+ A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) Matt Pais Most biopics are not good, and guess what. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2018
D Sandy Wexler (2017) Matt Pais Once again, the actor is pathetic, and the movie is gross. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2017
C+ Win It All (2017) Matt Pais Just should've been about the Cubs. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2017
C The Discovery (2017) Matt Pais You'd think a sci-fi concept like this would take a more nuanced view of suicide than just 'It's not the answer,' but alas. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2017
D+ Beauty and the Beast (2017) Matt Pais Not cute. Weird. Really weird. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
B Kong: Skull Island (2017) Matt Pais This sequel/reboot/doesitevenmatteranymore preaches about a world in which monsters are real and, crucially, has the visual boom to back it up. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2017
B My Life as a Zucchini (2016) Matt Pais A bit like an animated Short Term 12, focused on the residents instead of the staff. But it's also its own lovely little thing. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2017
D Before I Fall (2017) Matt Pais A story about as wise as a studio that makes a movie set on Valentine's Day weekend that bites from Groundhog Day and then releases it in March. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2017