Culturess

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Rating Title/Year Author
Teen Spirit (2018) Kristen Lopez Minghella's painterly eye and intoxicating aesthetic is infectious like the most immortal pop songs are. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
() Kristen Lopez Wilde's keen directorial eye crafts a film that's almost verite-level in its authenticity and portrayal of teen girls today. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
() Kristen Lopez Goldstein Knowlton's movie is enjoyable and the topic itself is important, but there is an air of the generic to everything. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Knock Down the House (2019) Kristen Lopez Rachel Lears tells a story that's inspiring and urges all of us to...aim further and higher. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
The Beach Bum (2019) Kristen Lopez A pretentious, erratic, uninteresting movie that revels in masculinity and hedonism. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) Kristen Lopez Little Monsters is unlike any zombie film you've seen. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
() Kristen Lopez Go Back to China is a pastel-coated confection that deals with familial resentment and feminine autonomy in ways that are relatable and lively to watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
() Kristen Lopez Watch this with your own dog, just leave your shears at home. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Kristen Lopez A great superhero origin story hobbled by the corporation using it for their own selfish purposes. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Kristen Lopez Rothe is an incredibly empathetic performer, and watching her grapple with some heavy life choices pulls you even closer to her. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Kristen Lopez It's hard to get too mad at what amounts to a sweet, funny throwback that revels in being cute. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Arctic (2018) Amanda Steele Mikkelsen brings a very fatherly like presence that is comforting to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Serenity (2019) Kristen Lopez There's absolutely nothing like Serenity out there. It's so insane, weird, dumb, and funny that you'll be enthralled. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Doctor Strange (2016) Ani Bundel [Doctor Strange] may be the most visually stunning entry into the MCU pantheon so far. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Kristen Lopez Playing like a modern-day parody of '80s fantasy films like Clash of the Titans, Aquaman embraces the camp, the zany, and the weird. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
Dumplin' (2018) Becky Kukla It's a lesson worth learning, and Dumplin' is a film well worth your time. Just make sure you have tissues. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Kristen Lopez It's the sequel to Bedknobs and Broomsticks I always wanted, but misses the mark of being a Mary Poppins feature. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Kristen Lopez Mary Queen of Scots does a decent job of laying out the foundations of Mary Stuart's importance, even if it often feels like it's leapfrogging through history. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Kristen Lopez Ralph Breaks the Internet takes the characters into a whole new world, relying on Disney tropes of old and moving them into an environment that's changed so much since video games were in vogue. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
The Favourite (2018) Kristen Lopez The Favourite is a tart examination of power dynamics among women that should be consumed by those who love their humor dark and their history complex. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Creed II (2018) Kristen Lopez Creed II lacks the panache of the original installment but has enough emotion and inspiration to find itself a perfect fit for the Rocky franchise EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Destroyer (2018) Kristen Lopez Inserting a woman into this male-dominated genre could yield positive results, but Destroyer ends up self-destructing. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Blowin' Up (2018) Kristen Lopez A female-focused story of survival and friendship that transcends the typical story of doom and gloom that usually accompanies these characters. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Under the Silver Lake (2018) Kristen Lopez Under the Silver Lake is a giant piece of gold-flaked poo that thinks it's special when it should be flushed away. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Ray & Liz (2018) Kristen Lopez The photographer turned director crafts a searing narrative about families and the lack of compassion that derives from tough circumstances EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Cam (2018) Kristen Lopez Cam's Daniel Goldhaber and Isa Mazzei enter the horror genre with a frightening expose of femininity and sexuality in the 21st century. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
Roma (2018) Kristen Lopez Though often too wrapped up in memory to confront the hard questions, Cuaron's passion shines through in Roma to create a feature that's splendidly arranged. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
Jinn (2018) Kristen Lopez Jinn is an emotionally charged film of moving brilliance with a trio of women, both on-screen and off, EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
Vox Lux (2018) Kristen Lopez Vox Lux is an eccentric, shallow story of musical narcissism that hobbles Natalie Portman with a grating caricature of pop stardom. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2018
The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2018) Kristen Lopez [Cartol] is quiet, but it's impossible not to see her, both as a character and as a human. There's an inner light bursting to break free, yet it's evident it's buried under decades of struggle. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2018
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Kristen Lopez On the Basis of Sex says we should be emotional. Leder and screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman craft a movie about how passion and intensity are the values of those who change the world. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Becky Kukla Marielle Heller's second feature film is, like her first, filled with complex and intriguing characters who are presented to us as just that. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Venom (2018) Mia Johnson Venom is a movie that's not without faults. And while the comic book genre is competitive, we can't dismiss that Venom is an enjoyable entry nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Suspiria (2018) Kristen Lopez Suspiria is a wild phantasmagoria that gets into your bones and requires multiple viewings to even begin to understand its dark heart EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Kristen Lopez Malek is forced to carry this film, and much of his performance is flamboyance and kitsch masquerading as personality. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Kristen Lopez Bad Times at the El Royale is a rollicking good time of '60s nostalgia, paranoia, and dark comedy you'll want to see again as soon as the credits start. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Kristen Lopez A Star is Born is a series of cliches that work well together. When the music is playing and Cooper and Gaga sing, it's magic. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2018
The Hate U Give (2018) Kristen Lopez The Hate U Give is a must-see drama with shining performances from Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2018
Life Itself (2018) Kristen Lopez It's actually funny that Fogelman enjoys referencing Tarantino so much in this movie because the script kills off more characters than Reservoir Dogs. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
A Simple Favor (2018) Kristen Lopez A Simple Favor is a grim, wickedly fun time at the movies...Raise your martinis for A Simple Favor. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
The Predator (2018) Kristen Lopez The creature feature equivalent of white bread. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Kristen Lopez The movie is a wonderful foray into the romantic comedy genre with characters who feel familiar, while telling a story that will emotionally resonate with Asian and Asian-American audiences. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Kristen Lopez The Spy Who Dumped Me isn't a comedic masterpiece, but it's a pure summer popcorn flick you won't want to dump at the box office. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Kristen Lopez Mission: Impossible - Fallout is the most emblematic of the entire series. If you've watched this one, odds are you've watched all the previous ones. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018) Kristen Lopez Elsie Fisher is a bright new discovery cementing herself as the Molly Ringwald for the Snapchat generation. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Kristen Lopez Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again can't hide the fact it's a blatant cash grab no one, including the cast, necessarily needed. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
Skyscraper (2018) Kristen Lopez It's pure popcorn movie tailor-made for the summer movie season EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Kristen Lopez The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again. If this is how Boots Riley sees the future forming, we should fear for our lives. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Kristen Lopez Actually, the events of Ant-Man and the Wasp don't tie into Avengers: Infinity War, and this creates a weird respite, reminding audiences of the entertainment derived from past Marvel features like Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Kristen Lopez If you enjoyed the original Sicario, this is a subpar effort on every level, particularly in regards to directing and acting. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2018