Movies with Mae

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Fast Color (2018) Mae Abdulbaki The characters drive the story instead of the other way around and it's bolstered by a tremendous cast and an authenticity that makes for a moving viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
3.5/5 The Visit (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The Visit is solidly entertaining without overdoing anything. At least it's not a negative mark on Shyamalan's record, which is in and of itself a reason to be happy. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 X Plus Y (2014) Mae Abdulbaki Morgan Matthews infuses the film with enough emotion, good conversation, and an effective ending that will pull on your heartstrings a bit. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/5 Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List (2015) Mae Abdulbaki While it eventually gets to the point, the direction is all over the place and isn't grounded in anything solid. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 Goodnight Mommy (2014) Mae Abdulbaki Goodnight Mommy is increasingly unnerving and meant to completely throw off even the most die-hard horror fan, but the film is less horror than it is a psychological trip through clues, truths, lies, fantasy and reality. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Sleeping With Other People (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Although not everything in the film works, it's likable overall and far better than most other romantic comedies the last couple of years. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/5 Black Mass (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Entertaining but underwhelming for a movie of its kind. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Everest (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Although you can appreciate the fact that the events of the film stay relatively true to what actually happened and the technical aspects of the film are fantastic, it's still disappointing that the characters aren't given enough attention. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 Meet the Patels (2014) Mae Abdulbaki Well-balanced and intimate without being invasive, Meet the Patels is one of the best documentaries you'll see this year and without a doubt is a film for everyone, no matter who you are. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 Sicario (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Although some of the disturbing images are hard to swallow at times, Sicario is a drug thriller you won't want to miss seeing. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 The Second Mother (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The Second Mother doesn't look to solve the socioeconomic gap, but rather paints a very vivid picture of the senselessness behind it all. It's an intriguing and well-executed story from the perspective of the underprivileged characters. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 The Intern (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The Intern is very enjoyable and is good at loosening the heartstrings a little. It's not a romance between De Niro and Hathaway (thankfully), but serves its purpose well in being a feel-good, character-driven film. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/5 Ashby (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Ashby has occasional heartwarming moments but isn't well-rounded enough to understand its own journey. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
1.5/5 Campus Code (2013) Mae Abdulbaki Let me just say that Campus Code is not a strong feature debut for Catherine Scorsese. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 The Martian (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The Martian is a film that is driven and well-rounded family entertainment that is sure to please everyone and maybe make them want to go pick up a science book. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 The Final Girls (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The Final Girls is an entertaining bit of spoof comedy that has its own strengths and more emotion than the average horror film. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Big Stone Gap (2014) Mae Abdulbaki Trigiani's heart is in the right place and the film is very obviously a labor of love that isn't very heavy on plot but makes you feel like you're right at home. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Winter on Fire isn't a perfect documentary, but it is a perfect example of the power of the people can bring about change when they rally to overthrow a president who doesn't serve their best interests. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4.5/5 Victoria (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Victoria is superbly executed, character-driven, and full of twists and turns that will keep you watching and riveted to the screen at all times. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Pan (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Wright tends to ditch some of the more magical parts and elaborations on character...to give us a prequel that will be entertaining for the kids, but will leave adults wanting more. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 Beasts of No Nation (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Violent, but not without reason, Fukunaga brings out the best of his actors, his story, and his resources for a movie that will sit heavily in your heart and thoughts long after the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Bridge of Spies (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The film's semi-slow pacing, lack of urgency and generally anti-climactic premise take its toll in a film that is nearly two and a half hours long. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 Crimson Peak (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Thoroughly engaging, del Toro delivers a stylistically classy film that is sure to please. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 Steve Jobs (2015) Mae Abdulbaki 'Steve Jobs' is quick-paced and unique in its delivery of what seems like a mess of scenes, but is quite focused in what can only be called organized chaos. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Goosebumps (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Goosebumps isn't particularly a must-see, but if you are so inclined to be entertained and have some fun with creatures that once belonged only in books, then this film might be exactly what you're looking for. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 Room (2015) Mae Abdulbaki It's portrayed realistically and very intimately, almost completely foregoing the outside world except where it is need to enhance the story. It cuts right to the core of you and boasts strong performances by everyone. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Miss You Already (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Ultimately, Miss You Already has a talented cast that is able to sustain the general momentum and tone of the film. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/5 Ithaca (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Ultimately, Ryan is ambitious in her directorial debut, but Ithaca never comes together to be a moving and coherent story, as I'm sure it intended to be. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/5 Burnt (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Burnt is a mess disguised as a feel-good film, and not a very good one at that. Cooper's character is not someone you can root for and even the romance between he and Sienna Miller isn't genuine. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Our Brand is Crisis is ultimately an average politically-charged film, one that had far more potential than what is seen onscreen. Good performances all around don't overcome some of the film's issues, but still make for an interesting watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Tab Hunter Confidential is a thoroughly enjoyable documentary, told with honesty and not wrought with melodrama just for the sake of being shocking. A documentary worth seeing. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 Spectre (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Spectre can certainly be enjoyed on its own, but it does do a good job of tying together all the pieces left behind in the previous three films. An entertaining trip into the world of 007, even if it isn't as good as its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 The 33 (2015) Mae Abdulbaki On a scale of one to ten, the film is average, heartwarming, hopeful, but struggles with being a memorable onscreen take of a great survival story that had the world holding its breath. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2.5/5 By the Sea (2015) Mae Abdulbaki By the Sea is a hard watch in a lot of ways, not because the subject matter is difficult to watch unfold, but because the slow-going plot and sparsely-used dialogue will make you impatiently awaiting the end. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 Spotlight (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Spotlight is well-written, well-acted and definitely one of the better films of 2015. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/5 Trumbo (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Trumbo is a film worth seeing, with an especially strong performance by Cranston that solidifies his great actor status even more. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Mockingjay -- Part 2 serves as a decent film, but isn't necessarily the grand finale that fans are hoping for. It hits some right notes and it is an entertaining watch, but the intensity is lacking in a franchise that is built on intensity. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/5 The Night Before (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Although the second act flirts with all comedy and character clichés, the film gets right back on track and will surely make you feel some holiday cheer, with a side of crazy antics and great cast chemistry. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 Carol (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Carol is a brazen love story that is brave enough to be set in another time and place and is passionate as hell. A superbly executed film, most especially in terms of writing and characters. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2.5/5 Kingdom of Shadows (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Kingdom of Shadows may have worked better as a direct interview format because, with three stories taking up most of the film, it doesn't quite come together and because of this, it lacks the kind of meaningful impact a film like this could have had. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
1.5/5 Daddy's Home (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Daddy's Home is unnecessary and there's barely any comedy to sustain its watch-ability. The film is all over the place and in the end, of course, decides to have a happy ending that just doesn't seem to fit. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
1/5 Love the Coopers (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Love the Coopers is a disastrous holiday film, filled with false cheer and contrived drama meant to bring everyone together, but will only drive you away. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
1.5/5 Experimenter (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Bland and monotonous, Experimenter is certainly a forgettable film. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 Creed (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Creed is not just about boxing or the character of Rocky, but about building new relationships and how a name with a legacy can make you or break you, making it difficult to branch out on your own. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 The Danish Girl (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Not always engaging, The Danish Girl is still able to provide some heartfelt moments even while the overall story arc could have been expanded upon. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2.5/5 Sisters (2015) Mae Abdulbaki It can be fun and enjoyable, but the spark doesn't stay alive for very long before all the shenanigans get to be somewhat repetitive and underwhelming. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2.5/5 Joy (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The path the film leads isn't as clear as it needs to be and doesn't make for a phenomenal narrative. Boasted by good performances, but ultimately lacking in a properly developed story. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 The Revenant (2015) Mae Abdulbaki "The Revenant" is everything a great movie should be. It's beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and the movie speaks to you without having to carry on with dialogue-filled scenes. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 400 Days (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The film is a solid enough venture, and although it could have explored the characters' psyche more thoroughly, the fact that the ending is open-ended and leaves everything to the imagination serves the film well. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/5 Ride Along 2 (2016) Mae Abdulbaki "Ride Along 2" is one those sequels that didn't need to be made, but now that its existence can't be argued, should have and could have been better than it is. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019