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Rating Title/Year Author
There is No I in Threesome (2021) Gabrielle Smith Basically, this documentary turned out to be a step-by-step guide on how not to open your relationship. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Happiest Season (2020) Leah Johnson That's precisely where Happiest Season struggles-in its attempt to pour itself into the container of the classic, heterosexual romantic comedy, beat for traumatic beat. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
Love, Guaranteed (2020) Lucy Morgan Is it cheesy? Absolutely. But tbh, after the year it's been, we reckon everyone deserves a little light relief. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Chemical Hearts (2020) Emma Baty Normally, I would be embarrassed about something like this. But in the year 2020, literally anything goes, so I'm hereby recommending that you also let yourself cry to Chemical Hearts. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Emma Baty This movie is the most enjoyable hot mess I've seen in a while. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Athlete A (2020) Emma Baty The documentary is a powerful reminder of how organizations can perpetuate abuse. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
Babyteeth (2019) Emma Baty Babyteeth is a movie that, especially in its final moments, will blow you away. If you're looking for something that'll have you reaching for the tissues, you've definitely found it. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020) Emma Baty What is so astounding about watching the movie is that it feels so honest, and like the lines are simply pouring out of Pete instead of being written and memorized and repeated on cue. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
365 Days (2020) Taylor Andrews 365 DNI romanticizes an extremely toxic relationship, which is never okay. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
The Lovebirds (2020) Emma Baty Yes, it's totally ridiculous, but in the best way possible. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
The Hunt (2020) Emma Baty The movie that caused so much controversy is actually...pretty tame? EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Emma Baty There are lots of political battles worth fighting right now, especially in an election year. But Never Rarely Sometimes Always will remind you that the fight for abortion rights should definitely not get put on that back burner. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2020
Swallow (2019) Lauren Adhav Carlo Mirabella-Davis's debut film starts with good intentions, but takes one too many turns to make logical sense. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Emma Baty Not even Anne Hathaway can save this one. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
Pete Davidson: Alive From New York (2020) Emma Baty There were some very high highs and some very low lows...the 49-minute special is a pretty wild ride. Like, yes, I was chuckling almost the whole time, but there were low points, friends... EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020) Emma Baty What makes this film so scary isn't how unrealistic it is, but the fact that some small part of it feels familiar. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Emma Baty This movie is ripe for Valentine's Day viewing. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Emma Baty Taylor had a hand in making this documentary. It seems clear that she's excluding that part of her life from this narrative, and that's a sign of growth I can get behind. In this case, what you don't see is just as important as what you do. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
A House Is Not a Home (1964) Liz Smith A pretty thin movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
Fate Is the Hunter (1964) Liz Smith Despite its fizzy philosophizing about believing or disbelieving in fate, this is an exciting film. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
Where Love Has Gone (1964) Liz Smith [Davis] gives a vitally alive performance, and it is a welcome relief to see this great pro on the screen again in a part she needn't be ashamed of. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
Fail-Safe (1964) Liz Smith Despite these Illogical drawbacks, Fail Safe is as scary for grown-ups as a child's ghost story is for kids. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
Behold a Pale Horse (1964) Liz Smith Fred Zinnemann has done it again. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
() Jamie Primeau The movie has all the key ingredients for made-for-TV Christmas movie magic: absurdity, romance, friendship, drama, and just the right amount of cheesiness. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
Little Women (2019) Emma Baty In Greta Gerwig's new interpretation, Amy (Florence Pugh) gets the credit and nuance she deserves, and it makes her the most relatable character in the movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Bombshell (2019) Emma Baty I'm still not on team Carlson or Kelly, but I'm definitely on team "women not taking any more sh*t." And I always will be. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
The Knight Before Christmas (2019) Emma Baty Let's be clear: A certain amount of ridiculousness is acceptable when it comes to Christmas movies. But this one is so absurd, so unrealistic... EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Hannah Chambers I enjoyed Charlie's Angels so much that I kept catching myself smiling like an idiot. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Emma Baty It takes a certain level of maturity to be able to look at the person who had a hand in messing you up and think of them in a sympathetic way and then communicate that to the rest of the world. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Assimilate (2019) Emily Tannenbaum I immediately knew I liked Assimilate because of its completely unnecessary cold open starring one of my personal faves. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Rattlesnake (2019) Emma Baty A movie that starts with an interesting idea ends up being not that interesting. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Wounds (2019) Niko Newbould Overall, Wounds is a gruesome, feverish, cockroach-infested, alcoholic nightmare...but low-key in an enjoyable way. Call me crazy. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Eli (2019) Emily Tannenbaum To be honest, the "twist ending" was far from fulfilling...still, it's ~spooky szn~ and the jump scares mostly worked on me, so I'll give this one a thumbs medium. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Emily Tannenbaum What this movie is really about is family -- more specifically, the depths of sisterhood. At this, and practically everything else, Hustlers is a massive success story. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Honestly, I would have preferred a Netflix mini-series. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Us (2019) Molly Stout Okay, that twist. Maybe we're gullible, but we didn't see it coming. LOVED it. Kind of brilliant, the whole thing. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Secret Obsession (2019) Emily Tannenbaum To say this movie lacked any hint of originality or suspense would be a massive understatement. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Five Feet Apart (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Ultimately, Five Feet Apart was peak emotional manipulation...but, like, it worked. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Is director Dan Gilroy trying to catch us in our own shallow consumption? ... Frankly, if this is the case then thank you. I'll take it. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Boy Erased (2018) Molly Stout That's what's inspiring about watching Boy Erased amidst our current divided culture. Despite the violence and very real fear of losing everything around him, Jared doesn't back down. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Emily Tannenbaum Besides the riveting and bonkers court proceedings, which are public record, the script felt weak and without the sort of gripping tension one might expect. However, it was also one of, if not the most, tasteful and respectful films on this subject... EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
The Dirt (2019) Hannah Chambers If you get queasy easily, definitely just watch Pete in Set It Up instead. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
I Am Mother (2019) Emily Tannenbaum A movie that's apparently all about motherhood and female connection (and maybe a little about abortion?) was completely written, directed, and executive-produced by men. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Hannah Chambers So many charming, carefully-crafted laughs that make it worth an hour and 28 minutes of your time. It's like the writers forced a robot to watch years worth of rom-coms, and then scientifically created this perfect spin with all of their idiosyncrasies. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Late Night (2019) Emily Tannenbaum If not the most memorable, the PG-13 Late Night is solidly funny and inspirational and proved that no one looks better in a suit than Emma Thompson. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
The Silence (2019) Hannah Chambers The Silence makes very little sense. But it's very entertaining, so you might as well just watch it so you can tweet about it. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Emma Baty Regardless of how you choose to interpret the ending, you probably still feel f---ed up about it, so, uh... good work, guys! EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Emma Baty I'm not trying to condone Ansari's actions, and I'm also not saying this is a perfect apology... But unlike most of his peers, Ansari appears to have thoughtfully reflected on his actions. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Fyre (2019) Hannah Chambers The entire story is equal parts messed up and wildly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019