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Rating Title/Year Author
Triple Threat (2019) Rafael Motamayor While the plot may be distracting, the martial-arts action is just as stellar and threatening as you hope it would be. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
The Dirt (2019) Ben Kuchera It's perhaps a more impressive feat that someone managed to make such a limp movie out of the story. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Susana Polo David F. Sandberg, a genre director known for conjuring scares in Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, delivers an outright joyful fantasy that doesn't waste a moment on feeling self-conscious. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Jordan Hoffman Hotel Mumbai shatters the shell of decency with its undoubtedly well-meaning attempt to find protein-rich sustenance. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 () Rafael Motamayor Snatchers may not join the ranks of great horror movies about pregnancy, but there's enough gore and laughs to keep you entertained. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Triple Frontier (2019) Karen Han Triple Frontier doesn't entirely manage to transcend the traps of action movie, but there's more to it than meets the eye. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Captive State (2019) Jordan Hoffman A sly jigsaw puzzle. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Kim Possible (2019) Petrana Radulovic Though a few plot road bumps persist, Kim Possible manages a heartwarming ending, goofy and endearing characters, and a whole lotta wonderful corniness. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Us (2019) Matt Patches The legacies of Rod Serling and Wes Craven provide the slasher a backbone ... Nothing in recent memory will make you scream like Us' razor-sharp, ready-to-shock puzzle. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Climax (2018) Karen Han It's the filmic equivalent of hot sauce that's spicy but doesn't have any flavor. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Susana Polo While Captain Marvel follows the Marvel formula, it takes full advantage of the twists and turns available when your hero cannot remember her past. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Woman at War (2018) Karen Han Woman at War is a smart delight. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Roma (2018) Karen Han Aparicio, in her acting debut, is remarkable. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
() Karen Han Whatever may feel annoying or disingenuous about Paddleton is trumped by the emotional honesty of its ending, and the remarkable tenderness of Romano's work. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Petrana Radulovic The Hidden World is a culmination of choices made over the past three movie that results in thrills, tears, and an emotional payoff that resonates. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Jenna Stoeber Happy Death Day 2U still has some rough edges, but if they keep making the same movie, one day it'll be a masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Doragon bôru chô: Burorî -- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Will Harrison I never expected to walk out of a Dragon Ball movie with an emotional connection to a Saiyan fighter, but DBS: Broly truly punches in a whole new way. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Prodigy (2019) Jenna Stoeber The Prodigy wants to capture the grief-stricken gravitas of Hereditary, but it isn't willing to commit to the acts of brutality it needs to earn that intensity. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Jenna Stoeber Offers a timely and engaging perspective on black representation in American cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Karen Han There's no thrill in retreading The Lego Movie's ground; rather, The Lego Movie 2 excels when it feels like it's juggling too many ideas at once - or building with too many bricks. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Matt Patches Like early Ang Lee ... writer-director Lulu Wang weaves humor, discomfort, tragedy, and introspection into her story of inevitable loss. [The Farewell is] a familial masterpiece EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
American Factory (2019) Matt Patches Confronting every labor issue big and small, American Factory is ... an astonishing work of access journalism. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
Corporate Animals (2019) Rafael Motamayor Eating your dead co-worker may not sound hilarious, but Corporate Animals makes you wonder how long you'd go before chowing down yourself. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Big Time Adolescence (2018) Joi Childs There's no escaping Davidson's public identity while watching him play a stoner... Big Time Adolescence proves Davidson also has range. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Andy Crump A sense of camaraderie and danger connects They Shall Not Grow Old with the most ambitious films of Jackson's oeuvre. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Late Night (2019) Joi Childs There are few writer-performers out there like Kaling, who can turn a difficult subject into a hilarious, relatable scene for other people of color who've been tokenized. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Karen Han Absolutely everything about Alita: Battle Angel is unapologetically outsized... and it's delightful. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
The Report (2019) Matt Patches The Report... is a high-voltage docudrama drawn by such journalistic standards that scenes feel like pages torn from a New York Times exposé. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Hail Satan? (2019) Karen Han Hail Satan? is a devilish delight, a seemingly bottomless well of Satanist charm set side by side with a gripping and deeply sympathetic fight for humanity. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Relive (2019) Rafael Motamayor As a murder mystery ready to solve, Relive leaves much to be desired, but as a pressure cooker for some strong performers, Relive is a thrilling and powerful film. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Koko-di Koko-da (2019) Karen Han Despite being full of fantastical elements, Koko-di Koko-da isn't defined by them, and in combination with how harrowing and disturbing it becomes at points, the film grows into something that can't be pinned down in terms of genre or similar works. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Divine Love (2019) Karen Han It's all carried magnificently by [Dira] Paes, who pulls the film along even as the material she's working with grows thinner and thinner. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
MEMORY - The Origins of Alien (2019) Matt Patches The joy of [filmmaker Alexandre O.] Philippe's film is that it's a stunning work of art in its own right. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Polar (2019) Karen Han There is a line of reasoning that dictates that any movie featuring Mads Mikkelsen with laser-gun-cannons attached to his hands should be at least a little fun. Netflix's Polar, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, somehow defies the odds. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Matt Patches Honey Boy could collapse under its own meta-weight if it was just a therapeutic exercise, a true indulgence on LaBeouf's part. But the actor is a storyteller, and his script never treats the trauma of abuse in an exploitive or melodramatic manner. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Matt Patches The movie is fun, yet teeters on the edge of indulgence. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Soni (2018) Siddhant Adlakha Each scene... is directed with aplomb. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Serenity (2019) Karen Han To be clear, I admire [writer and director Steven] Knight... but Serenity is inexplicable. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Karen Han Though there's something refreshing about a film relatively unconcerned with dramatic stakes... the lack of tension sags under the weight of two hours' worth of action. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Close (2019) Karen Han Close isn't so much an emotional puzzle to be solved as it is a box for Rapace to fight her way out of. But there isn't enough space for the most interesting commentary to flourish. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Io (2019) Rafael Motamayor This isn't enough to raise the stakes, and instead, Io resorts to a forced relationship and secrets each character hides for no reason other than to force a conflict. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Doragon bôru chô: Burorî -- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Ryan Gilliam Because of Broly's villains - not our usual heroes - the future of Dragon Ball looks brighter than it has in years. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Buffalo Boys (2018) Siddhant Adlakha Bookended by the more fun elements of genre... the film's middle section simmers with nostalgia and justified anger, building to a climax that, despite falling back on convention, renews traditional Western imagery with a meaning it rarely sees. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Glass (2019) Karen Han I want to believe in superheroes. It's just that Glass never quite manages to take flight. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Doragon bôru chô: Burorî -- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Allegra Frank It's not just the absurd action that's so lovable, but also creator Akira Toriyama's trademark sense of self-aware silliness that ensures we don't forget this threadbare premise. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Escape Room (2019) Jenna Stoeber Even though the characters are broadly painted, it's easy to root for them, which makes the puzzles - and their violent payoffs - actually matter. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) Andrew Todd The audience isn't coddled, and the film doesn't talk down to anyone. We are, all of us, subjects to unbearable emotions, and Pig in the City is a rare film that more or less encompasses all of them. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
Holmes & Watson (2018) Karen Han Though it doesn't all quite hold together, there are enough inspired moments - and enough strangeness lying just below the film's surface - that it doesn't completely fall apart, either. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Jackie Chan's Police Story 2 (1988) Karen Han Chan is the heart and brain of the Police Story films, and the lengths he goes to in order to impress and entertain extend beyond what we see on screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Police Story (1985) Karen Han [Chan's] impeccable sense for how to stage a sequence extends to simple conversations, and the films are built around what's possible in terms of action rather than filling in action to support the plot. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018