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Rating Title/Year Author
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
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Yolanda Machado While some Wizarding World fanatics will delight in the expanded universe of new characters, spells, and beasts to cuddle, others will wonder why this story even exists when it literally does nothing but give us way too much Johnny Depp. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
The Princess Switch (2018) Emily Tannenbaum The Princess Switch is a delight. If you told me last year that I would thoroughly enjoy-nay, crave-another Parent Trap-like movie but starring Vanessa Hudgens,... I would have told you exactly what to do with your Christmas pastries. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Creed II (2018) Candice Frederick The fight scenes are appropriately intense and amazingly choreographed, and the performances are all solid, making it an overall enjoyable experience. Still, I wonder what it would have been like had if Creed II had a bit more heart. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Cam (2018) Emily Tannenbaum If you have no qualms with endings that aren't wrapped up in a bow-and are a fan of Black Mirror-you definitely want to add it to your queue. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018) Kaitlin Menza A Royal Romance, which premiered just six days before the big day, is precisely what you want it to be: juicy, romantic, and slightly ridiculous. It's really not a terrible way to spend two hours of your life. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
Halloween (2018) Jen Ortiz Halloween is packed with jump scares and tense moments...self-aware, delightfully predictable, and funny. So funny! EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Kerensa Cadenas Cooper managed to make Gaga's star shine even brighter. She's basically her own solar system now. Sign me up for the sequel: A Universe Is Born. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Eliza C. Thompson What's most disheartening about all this is the knowledge that there's going to be at least one more installment in the series... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
A Suspiria (2018) Yolanda Machado A feminine and feminist horror experience that isn't for the faint of heart. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Yolanda Machado OK, so Sierra Burgess Is a Loser isn't perfect. But, let's face it, most rom-coms typically aren't. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Peggy Truong Every frame of the movie is stunning and set up so meticulously that it makes you want to Instagram your TV screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Magic Mike XXL (2015) Patti Greco Like its predecessor, Magic Mike XXL will make you horny (let's not mince words) - because, like its predecessor, the movie understands that you deserve to be worshipped. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2018
Suspiria (1977) Eliza C. Thompson Though "witch-run dance academy" is certainly one of the best ideas for a movie ever to put to paper, it's not the plot of Suspiria that makes it so wonderful so much as it is the look. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
The Descent (2005) Eliza C. Thompson The Descent is already unusual for being a horror movie with an all-female cast, but it's even more unique for being the kind of movie that explores the damage caused by a friend's betrayal. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Crimson Peak (2015) Eliza C. Thompson Crimson Peak might not keep you up at night, but it will certainly make you think twice about marrying the first English 'sir' who wanders into town with a proposal and the deed to a mine. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Jennifer's Body (2009) Eliza C. Thompson It is perfect, hilarious, genius, flawless, and just about every other positive adjective you can list. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018