San Antonio Current

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Us Kids (2020) Kiko Martinez Us Kids is proof that being an advocate for something as polarizing as gun control is a difficult job. Now, imagine being one of the most recognizable torchbearers for a movement that is becoming revolutionary. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
1.5/5 Come Play (2020) Kiko Martinez It's evident [writer/director Jacob] Chase saw 2014's The Babadook a few hundred times, but the execution feels more like Slender Man. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/5 The Craft: Legacy (2020) Kiko Martinez If you're one of those hardcore fans of the original who has a wiccan altar assembled every Halloween in honor of Fairuza Balk, the sequel will only spell disaster. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Kiko Martinez The sequel may not have as many laughs and will not deliver the same cultural impact as its predecessor, but [Sacha Baron] Cohen has turned his brand of tomfoolery into an artform. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 On the Rocks (2020) Kiko Martinez [Bill] Murray and [Rashida] Jones paired together offers enough entertaining content to enjoy before you have to close out your tab. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 Over the Moon (2020) Kiko Martinez [Glen] Keane's animation is an imaginative and colorful space adventure filled with touching family moments and a soundtrack of memorable songs. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
2.5/5 Rebecca (2020) Kiko Martinez Rebecca retreats into something that is dreary and dull and sorely lacking in creativity or emotion. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 Totally Under Control (2020) Kiko Martinez [It's] is such a well-packaged, strong investigative piece of journalism. When someone 100 years from now asks what happened in the U.S. back in 2020, [Alex] Gibney's documentary should be the first thing they unearth to get a solid explanation. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Kiko Martinez This is top-tier storytelling, and [Aaron] Sorkin presents the narrative with thrilling court-room drama, maddening realism and moments of levity that keep the film steadily paced and engaging throughout. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Kiko Martinez Little kids are bound to have nightmares when the witches' mouths contort into something that looks like Pennywise from the It franchise, but it's also too silly by half for tweens who might enjoy the darker side of Halloween cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 White Noise (2020) Kiko Martinez It's courageous filmmaking when you produce something so timely and critical to the greater good and actually do it from the belly of the beast. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 Yellow Rose (2019) Kiko Martinez Yellow Rose blooms bright and [Eva] Noblezada is the reason. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2020
2/5 The War With Grandpa (2020) Kiko Martinez Unfortunately, The War with Grandpa doesn't do itself any favors with unfunny physical humor and jokes about adult diapers. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2020
3.5/5 Siempre, Luis (2020) Kiko Martinez [Luis Miranda's] work ethic is both inspiring and exhausting, and Siempre, Luis, only proves that Act Three will be his strongest yet. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2020
3/5 The Nest (2020) Kiko Martinez An unflinching domestic drama that picks at the scabs of a marriage in peril. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/5 Kajillionaire (2020) Kiko Martinez Anytime [Evan Rachel] Wood is on the screen, you'll wish someone would make another Ocean's 11 heist movie featuring Old Dolio hitchhiking across the country alone stealing FedEx boxes off people's porches. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/5 The Devil All the Time (2020) Kiko Martinez It's not always a fulfilling experience, but like that sharp elbow you might've received from your mother if you fell asleep during a church sermon, [filmmaker Antonio] Campos isn't shy about jolting viewers awake - aggressively if necessary. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3.5/5 All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) Kiko Martinez No matter who wins this November, the soul of this nation is going to change drastically. It's up to everyone to decide what kind of country they want to live in - All In advocates for one that is not tainted by totalitarianism. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
1.5/5 Antebellum (2020) Kiko Martinez If anyone tells you Antebellum is like Get Out (and they will because it's the laziest comparison to make), tell them to get out of the Sunken Place before recommending any more movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3.5/5 Cuties (2020) Kiko Martinez This is a thought-provoking cautionary tale. Little girls need to stay little girls for as long as possible. No one is arguing otherwise. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 The Social Dilemma (2020) Kiko Martinez The exposé only feels significant and authentic when it plays as a conventional, talking-head doc featuring defectors from Silicon Valley. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
2/5 Tenet (2020) Kiko Martinez As stellar as Tenet is for the senses, it is not something most moviegoers will want to revisit - unless, of course, they believe Nolan's brand of storytelling really doesn't add up until the third or fourth viewing. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
3.5/5 Feels Good Man (2020) Kiko Martinez The true story is bizarre, funny and terrifying, and [director Arthur] Jones manages to take all these elements and form something wholly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
2.5/5 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Kiko Martinez "It's good to remind yourself, the world's larger than the inside of your own head." For better or worse, nothing could be farther from the truth if said head belongs to director and Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/5 Robin's Wish (2020) Kiko Martinez Robin's Wish will not be the definitive documentary on [Robin] Williams' remarkable life and career, but its message is clear, and [director Tylor] Norwood delivers it with insight and compassion. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/5 Mulan (2020) Kiko Martinez Of the 12 live-action remakes that Disney has produced over the last decade, Mulan is easily the least Disneyesque of the bunch. That's not to say the reimagining of the 1998 animated feature is not a beautiful spectacle to behold. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3.5/5 Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Kiko Martinez One of the most gratifying young-adult-novels-turned-films since 2014's The Fault in Our Stars. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
3/5 #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) Kiko Martinez First-time director Dan Partland paints a pretty profound picture of the five years since Trump first announced his candidacy and explores some interesting reasons about why the Goldwater Rule should be dismissed. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
3/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Kiko Martinez There's a surprisingly good amount of fun to be had here, especially if you can respect someone like [filmmaker Armando] Iannucci who is brave enough to take the subtler parts of a story and amplify them to exaggerated levels. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
3/5 Get Duked! (2019) Kiko Martinez The humor hits some nice strides when its nods to classics like Monty Python and the Holy Grail are evident. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
2.5/5 Centigrade (2020) Kiko Martinez First-time director/co-writer Brendan Walsh keeps the drama intense enough for the first half of the film, but then the storytelling loses momentum and feels as stuck as [the characters] in their icy grave. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
2.5/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Kiko Martinez If you glean anything from Face the Music, it's that we now really need to round out the Wayne's World trilogy. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
2.5/5 Unhinged (2020) Kiko Martinez [Russell] Crowe's maniacal character is more entertaining that it has any right to be, mostly because his commitment to the role is evident and he avoids hamming it up for the cameras. Still, what's the point? EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
2.5/5 Tesla (2020) Kiko Martinez Tesla feels like a film adapted from a Wikipedia page. All the greatest hits are there, but it's all very static and dull. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
2.5/5 The One and Only Ivan (2020) Kiko Martinez The One and Only Ivan delivers nothing that hasn't been seen in countless family-friendly movies about animals searching for freedom - from Fly Away Home to Dumbo. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
2.5/5 Chemical Hearts (2020) Kiko Martinez A bit too melodramatic. If anything, Chemical Hearts will remind those viewers, who didn't end up marrying their high school sweetheart, how painful young love can be. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
3/5 Boys State (2020) Kiko Martinez Boys State is a strong doc because it always feels authentic - a perfect example of what the phrase "out of the mouths of babes" really means, for better or worse. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
2.5/5 Project Power (2020) Kiko Martinez By the third act ... the film falls prey to some action flick clichés. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
3/5 Sputnik (2020) Kiko Martinez The movie hits a lot of the same conventional beats as its predecessors, but its rethinking of certain aspects of the narrative ... keeps it from fading into the shadows of the better movies it borrows from. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
2.5/5 An American Pickle (2020) Kiko Martinez A sweet yet only slightly satisfying comedy that doesn't let its nonsensical ideas get in the way of a few smile-worthy gags. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
4/5 La llorona (2019) Kiko Martinez [Filmmaker Jayro] Bustamante has tapped into something that brims with cultural significance and dread. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
1/5 The Tax Collector (2020) Kiko Martinez A tacky and unintelligent narrative that exists only to puff its chest and prove that not all Latino roles in Hollywood are created equally. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
3.5/5 The Shadow of Violence (2019) Kiko Martinez The kind of raw, indie gem that is easy to overlook. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/5 Summerland (2020) Kiko Martinez [Gemma] Arterton's performance is devilishly charismatic. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/5 The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) Kiko Martinez Its sincerity is admirable. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/5 Yes, God, Yes (2019) Kiko Martinez Pokes fun at the constructs of religion, but is not sharp enough to pierce skin. Nonetheless, [Karen] Maine proves herself to be a capable director and [Natalia] Dyer gives a charming performance that never becomes caricaturesque. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 Retaliation (2017) Kiko Martinez British drama Retaliation does not reinvent the wheel, but it should be commended for its measured pacing and a staggering, career-best performance by Orlando Bloom. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
2.5/5 The Rental (2020) Kiko Martinez When inconspicuous indie horror productions do it right, they become films like House of the Devil or Creep and Creep 2. Franco might get there one day, but his directorial debut is far from an opening salvo. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 Radioactive (2019) Kiko Martinez [Rosamund] Pike ... inhabits her character - a brilliant woman who was equal parts ambitious, passionate and headstrong - with magnetism. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 Showbiz Kids (2020) Kiko Martinez A conventional but important doc, especially for those families who dream of fame for their talented tots. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020