Movies with Mae

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson is intriguing, touching, sad, and hopeful all at once. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 Ant-Man (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Ant-Man is entertaining for what it is, but is average on the scale of all the Marvel films so far. Its action is fantastic, Ant-Man's abilities pretty cool, and the setup for future films solid enough. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 Jenny's Wedding (2015) Mae Abdulbaki A film that isn't afraid of making its plot realistic and sympathetic, it thankfully shies away from having stereotypical characters. A strong drama that you won't be disappointed in seeing. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 A LEGO Brickumentary (2014) Mae Abdulbaki Imagination will overflow as soon as you see it and you'll be surprised to find that it is an eccentric look at the Lego company that informs, is as layered as its bricks, and entertaining without ever becoming boring. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Mae Abdulbaki While it sometimes drags on in certain places and becomes repetitive in its showing of the actions taken by the guards, the film still stands well enough and is able to explore the ugly side of humanity that is very revealing. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 The End of the Tour (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The performances are really what keep the film from falling apart and the character dynamic makes up for any sluggishness that befalls the film around the midway point before it picks up again. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
1.5/5 Fantastic Four (2015) Mae Abdulbaki It's an extremely rough film where there are a lot of edges that needed to be smoothed over. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/5 The Runner (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The Runner is a semi-return to form for Cage, but not quite good enough. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 Ricki and the Flash (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The combination of fantastic music, good performances, and the slightly dark undertones covered up by a feel-goodness the movie has in the end, makes for a fun watch regardless of any issues it might have. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 The Gift (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The Gift is like finding a gem in a summer of mostly mediocre films. It's character-driven, well-developed, smartly written and finely acted. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Mae Abdulbaki A highly stylized and entertaining spy film worth seeing. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 Amnesiac (2014) Mae Abdulbaki I suppose Amnesiac is intriguing in its own way, captivating only in a way that works when you're not laser-focused on some of the imbalance between its plot and side plot. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2/5 Big Sky (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The plot is entirely too underdeveloped and all the characters suffer from its neglect. A hard movie to sit through. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) Mae Abdulbaki The performances, however, drive the story and make for intriguing conversations even if the end feels like it's pulled together quickly in order to spur a resolution. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 6 Years (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Fidell's tone and direction keep the film steady and the characters relatable. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 Mistress America (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Filled with heart-warming moments, combined with a witty script, and a great cast, the film is one of Baumbach's more light-hearted outings and he and Gerwig make it work. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/5 American Ultra (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Excessively violent and gory without needing to be, American Ultra never quite realizes which path it wants to take and leaves you ultimately unsatisfied. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/5 The Park Bench (2014) Mae Abdulbaki LeSchander shows a lot of strength in her debut feature, but because of the unchanging setting, The Park Bench could have perhaps been better if it had been situated on a stage rather than onscreen. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/5 No Escape (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Perhaps Dowdle and his brother Drew didn't want to make the story too convoluted and complicated, but one can't help but think that this politically-charged thriller has a gaping missing piece. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 Unsullied (2014) Mae Abdulbaki While the film does have a lot to offer, it isn't able to carry that momentum all the way through to the end. Regardless of some of the film's issues, however, Simeon Rice has a lot of potential in his future as a filmmaker. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 Rosenwald (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Rosenwald does well in balancing both stories as well as taking care to note the importance of the work behind it and its significance. On occasion emotionally stirring, importantly informative, and as humble as Julius Rosenwald was. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 Grandma (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Grandma is an unabashed look at different generational and matrilineal relationships and owning up to your actions. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 Z for Zachariah (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Z for Zachariah is beautifully made, has wonderful storytelling, is subtle without being unclear, and has a lot of food for thought. A film that works in many ways and is a must watch. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/5 We Are Your Friends (2015) Mae Abdulbaki We Are Your Friends won't make you want to be any of these characters' friends. Even the saddening event that happens later on, and serves as the turning point for Efron's character, lands no impact. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 Zipper (2015) Mae Abdulbaki It's well-acted, dramatic, has several thematic elements that are solid, even if it doesn't always peel back the curtains to reveal the reasons why or make use of the consequences of the protagonist's choices. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2/5 Addicted to Fresno (2015) Mae Abdulbaki Often ridiculous, the film has a lot of ingredients but lacks the right recipe. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015) Mae Abdulbaki An honest film about the life of Jobs. Using archive footage and interviewing the people who were closest to him, the film removes the rose-colored glasses to bring us the real man behind the technology that we are so very fond of today. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/5 Learning to Drive (2014) Mae Abdulbaki While there are a few genuinely funny moments, Learning to Drive isn't the feel-good comedy it's meant to be. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 Before We Go (2014) Mae Abdulbaki Before We Go is mediocre at best and ultimately a forgettable film. Still, it's also somehow decently entertaining despite its shortcomings and occasionally drawn-out melodrama. A film best seen from the comfort of your own home. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 Dirty Weekend (2015) Mae Abdulbaki This makes for an intriguing, but unfortunately still very tame and more mainstream kind of film, which is unlike LaBute. Mediocre but leaves more to be desired. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Mae Abdulbaki 'Avengers: Endgame' is a well executed story that centers its characters and their journeys, while providing some of the best action sequences the MCU has ever had. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
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