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Rating Title/Year Author
() Anne Cohen The crime? A truly boring movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Kelsea Stahler For the fourth outing from a group of cartoon characters who've been at it since 1995, it's a pretty decent ride. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Plus One (2019) Anne Cohen For all the laughs involved - and there are many - the strength of this film is the way it tackles loneliness in wedding guests. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Anne Cohen It all feels very formulaic. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Late Night (2019) Anne Cohen It's hard to deny that the two are a joy to watch. Late Night is at its best when Kaling and Thompson are locked in a battle of wits. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Anne Cohen It's a letdown. The script is clunky, the plot barely worth dwelling on, and the most compelling character development arcs belong to the wrong people. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) Anne Cohen The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood was a little ahead of its time... it dreamed big, floundered and eventually petered out, making way for better versions of itself. But that doesn't mean it wasn't important. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Anne Cohen Rocketman is a fun, poignant rhinestone of a movie that proves that a musical biopic can be a powerful force - if done right. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Perfection (2018) Anne Cohen Nothing about The Perfection is what you'd expect, which is what makes watching it such a weirdly thrilling experience. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Anne Cohen Kids who are unfamiliar with the animated classic will most likely find it magical, and even adults will surely be charmed. It is a version of Aladdin, after all. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Anne Cohen It doesn't try to be the "female" version of anything, but nonetheless delivers a story that's feminine, raunchy, silly, sweet, inclusive, and incredibly specific, all at once. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
See You Yesterday (2019) Anne Cohen Undeniable,... is the powerful impact of watching a cycle of violence that cannot be broken, no matter how many ways it plays out. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
The Souvenir (2019) Anne Cohen It's that quiet specificity that makes the universe of The Souvenir feel like a small snapshot of real life. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
The Hustle (2019) Anne Cohen They (Wilson and Hathaway) deserve better than a movie that feels like it's just checking boxes, and an ending that's completely off. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Anne Cohen Once you get past that initial disappointment, however, Detective Pikachu is pretty fun. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Wine Country (2019) Anne Cohen It's fun, and lightly mineral, with just enough depth and real-life drama to firmly anchor these friendships in earthy life experience. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Anne Cohen What's disappointing about Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (other than its ridiculously long title), is that [it] feels like a missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Anne Cohen Endgame is truly a masterful piece of storytelling, which both goes exactly where you expect it to, and not at all. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Someone Great (2019) Anne Cohen What makes Something Great, well, so great, is that it is both rom-com and female-buddy comedy. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Little Woods (2018) Anne Cohen Just when you think you know where it's going, it subverts the genre, telling an old story from a new, unexpected perspective. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Teen Spirit (2018) Anne Cohen Max Minghella's debut feature is entirely surprising, even if its plot is a tried and tested classic. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Her Smell (2018) Anne Cohen We're getting a portrait - albeit flawed - of a woman, disintegrating before our very eyes. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Little (2019) Anne Cohen Being a teenager isn't easy. And though most of the scenes are played for laughs, the movie never downplays the plight of those who are marginalized by others for looking, sounding or feeling different. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Pet Sematary (1989) Anne Cohen Overall, the acting in Pet Sematary is hit or miss. But when it hits, it's a bullseye. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
The Unicorn Store (2017) Anne Cohen [It's] a movie filled with whimsy, an effective parable for the millennial experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Native Son (2019) Anne Cohen Despite that unevenness, there's no denying that Johnson's film, with a script by Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan Lori-Parks, is an ambitious and arrestingly compelling work that packs a mighty punch. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
White Tide: The Legend of Culebra (2018) Elena Nicolaou To put it simply, Cocaine Island is blisteringly hilarious. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Anne Cohen The dialogue is clunky, the delivery stilted, and the low production value makes it all feel like a flashback sequence from a very low-budget History Channel documentary about the Manson Family. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
A Vigilante (2018) Anne Cohen A Vigilante is a brutal film, as cold and bleak as its industrial upstate New York setting. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Anne Cohen Does Dumbo feel vitally necessary? Not really. But like its protagonist, the film is capable of true magic, of reaching soaring heights of creativity and imagination. Maybe just go with it. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Us (2019) Anne Cohen Us feels like an appropriately ambitious follow-up for Peele. It's larger in scope, creative, and bold. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Anne Cohen A haunting, visceral and unsettling film that is hard to watch, even as it feels more and more important that we do. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Five Feet Apart (2019) Anne Cohen It's predictable, and over the top, but you kind of knew that going in. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Aftermath (2019) Anne Cohen The romance with Stefan, steamy though it is, is unnecessary baggage, a sexy distraction from a quietly devastating story about a marriage gutted by loss and estrangement. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Anne Cohen Larson carries a difficult role with a grin and a swagger that matches Tom Cruise's in Top Gun. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Vanity Fair (2004) Anne Cohen Olivia Cooke's interpretation is probably the best Becky Sharp yet: She's intensely charismatic, with a little more bite, and toes the line between being faithful to the book and teasing out more modern feminist themes a little more smoothly. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Mapplethorpe (2018) Anne Cohen Iconic subject, powerful leading performance, but weighed down by a Wikipedia-entry vehicle that seeks to show everything, and as a result, speeds past the moments that would give it real emotional depth. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Climax (2018) Anne Cohen [It's] substantial somehow, as well as thematically cohesive. It's an homage to cinematic greats that packs just as much of a punch, leaving you gutted, drained, and a little hungover. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Greta (2018) Anne Cohen The first half of the film is the strongest - but it promises a lot and fails to deliver. Still, there is something refreshing about a plot like this centering largely around three women, with no obvious love interest or sexual tension. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Anne Cohen None of this is exactly innovative... but the film is charming enough to pull it off. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
High Flying Bird (2019) Anne Cohen The real draw here is the cast, who deliver their lines with acerbic prowess and deadpan humor, all while never letting us forget that there's something very serious at the core of all this sports drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Anne Cohen Velvet Buzzsaw is a captivating, silly, delicious, decadent mess. It's the cronut of movies, a pointless treat I never thought I'd need, or want, until it was put right in front of me. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Anne Cohen Ultimately, this all feels like a step backwards. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Miss Bala (2019) Anne Cohen The plot unfolds less smoothly than it does in the original, but it's almost worth it to see more of Rodriguez's vibrant action scenes. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
She's All That (1999) Anne Cohen She's All That is so rooted in our cultural understanding of teen movies that a world without it now seems unimaginable. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Close (2019) Anne Cohen Close can't quite decide where it wants to go, and rather than committing to one narrative strand, scatters many,hoping that one ending will stick. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
The Upside (2018) Anne Cohen They focus on the singular positive story between a white man and his first Black friend. Hart and Cranston have great buddy chemistry, but it's not enough to hold up the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
The Holiday (2006) Anne Cohen What makes The Holiday interesting - and worth reexamining more than a decade after its release - is that unlike most holiday-themed movies, it exhorts the viewer to take time for themselves, not just others. It's the ultimate self-care flick. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Second Act (2018) Ariana Romero It's a breath of fresh air - and that's all I've ever wanted from a Jennifer Lopez movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Anne Cohen Unlike its protagonist, On The Basis of Sex won't change the world. But judging by the sobs coming from many of the women around me in the theater, it certainly hits the spot. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018