Digital Journal

Digital Journal is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sarah Gopaul
Rating Title/Year Author
Downhill (2020) Sarah Gopaul The result is a movie that's inferior to its predecessor and not as entertaining as one would expect based on the cast. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
The Assistant (2019) Sarah Gopaul There's no melodrama or exaggeration required - this movie's raw depiction of reality speaks for itself. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Sarah Gopaul By the end, they each get the chance to prove they shouldn't be underestimated since they're more powerful than the men who kept them down. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) Sarah Gopaul While the opening half of this film lacks some of the clever grit of Ritchie's earlier offerings, it slowly gets into the groove before going full-tilt with falling bodies, meaningful threats and classic gun play. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
Bad Boys for Life (2020) Sarah Gopaul This movie feels like it's divided in the middle into two one-hour sections that leave very different impressions. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Dolittle (2020) Sarah Gopaul Downey, Jr. is unquestionably enjoyable, but the animals can't help but steal the show EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
1917 (2019) Sarah Gopaul It's spectacular to witness for the first 10 minutes before the effect gradually fades out of notice and into its purpose, which is to immerse audiences into the picture. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Underwater (2020) Sarah Gopaul The special effects whip audiences into the film in the opening minutes and keep them there for the remainder of the picture. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
Spies in Disguise (2019) Sarah Gopaul This is a film everyone will find entertaining as it consistently delivers laughs via clever plays on the espionage genre... and pigeons. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Sarah Gopaul There's never going to be a way to make everyone happy - particularly when it comes to some character arcs and the marginalization of others - but this film does a pretty good job of giving the people what they want. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
Richard Jewell (2019) Sarah Gopaul Director Clint Eastwood's depiction of Richard's story is unquestionably siding with the accused, but it's still a fascinating story with captivating characters who draw in viewers. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Sarah Gopaul It's all still very fantastical and while it likely falls slightly short of the first picture, it's still a wonderfully enjoyable movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Sarah Gopaul The result is an atypical murder mystery that doesn't quite go the way one expects. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
The Good Liar (2019) Sarah Gopaul Mirren and McKellen make wonderful companions, even as both seem to be trying to keep up appearances. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Sarah Gopaul It's hard to put one faith's in yet another Terminator movie, but this one really does make up for the years of disappointment. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Sarah Gopaul This movie builds a brilliant new narrative around the shine that introduces greater power and more supernatural elements. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Sarah Gopaul The only real downside is Tallahassee's obsession with Twinkies has been forgotten and replaced by a passion for Elvis Presley. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
Kuessipan (2019) Sarah Gopaul Most notably, neither [girl] is willing to compromise their values to regain harmony in their friendship. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Sarah Gopaul One can only hope more of their movies are made available as Western audiences have never seen anything like it. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Judy (2019) Sarah Gopaul The last five minutes of this film is a culmination of all the emotions up to that point and it's so marvellously sad and exuberant that many will have trouble holding back the tears. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
How to Build a Girl (2019) Sarah Gopaul This is a coming-of-age comedy that doesn't abide by the rules of typical teen girl narratives. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
El hoyo (2019) Sarah Gopaul The metaphor is visceral and gripping as it uses a concept everyone can relate to: hunger. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Sarah Gopaul This is one of the best uses of a time loop narrative ever concocted. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Synchronic (2019) Sarah Gopaul Benson and Moorhead have always opted to let the viewer get to know their protagonists before plunging them into whatever oddity they've devised for the narrative, while leaving a shroud of mystery around the peculiarity itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Sarah Gopaul This isn't your typical road trip or boxing movie as both those things take a backseat to the brotherly conflict between Stanley and Lion. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Sarah Gopaul This is a movie that could definitely be pulled out for repeat entertainment thanks to a couple of key performances and some inherently hilarious scenes. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Sarah Gopaul Director Richard Linklater excels with quirky pictures that focus on distinct people and all of the actors do an exceptional job in bringing life to their unusual personalities. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Luce (2019) Sarah Gopaul The narrative doesn't always feel evenly paced, but it's gripping from the first hint of something being amiss to the very end. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Sarah Gopaul There's definitely a lot of cheesy moments, but it fits perfectly with the over-the-top rivalry. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Sarah Gopaul Even though the film is definitely a Tarantino picture, it differs from his typical fair. Most noticeably, it's not especially violent. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sarah Gopaul Overall, this is a fairly standard Spider-Man narrative, balancing big, shattering action sequences with adolescent, coming-of-age issues. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Sarah Gopaul Though it relies heavily on [jump scares] to give audiences a start, the film still creates an eerie atmosphere that lingers after Annabelle's imprisonment ... and intensifies when the demon is released. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Sarah Gopaul This is a movie of moments. The overall story targets a slightly younger audience than before, but there is enough for everyone to enjoy sprinkled throughout. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Sarah Gopaul The first thing to get out of the way is this feels like a misguided attempt to shoehorn this amazing narrative into the "trending" women of power film movement. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sarah Gopaul The big improvement from the last picture is these battles are visible to audiences, rather than shrouded in darkness and quick editing... But there's not a lot more to praise in this movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Sarah Gopaul The result is actually very close to the source material, which will please fans even if it lacks some creativity. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Sarah Gopaul Where this movie lacks finesse, it replaces it with brute force. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sarah Gopaul This movie is basically a cuter, more kid-friendly version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Sarah Gopaul While sharing with audiences the biography of a great writer and philologist, this movie is primarily an exploration of Tolkien's influences for his two greatest tales. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
War on Everyone (2016) Sarah Gopaul Skarsgård and Peña have excellent chemistry, both playing their roles with the perfect balance of seriousness and irony. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Sarah Gopaul Politics and romance don't seem like a winning combination, but this movie does an exceptional job of making it work. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sarah Gopaul [T]he Russo brothers defy expectations and give fans a movie they didn't anticipate, but will be grateful to have. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Sarah Gopaul Overall, director Michael Chaves' feature debut is a haunting horror movie that embraces the build-up and doesn't require jump scares at regular intervals. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Hellboy (2019) Sarah Gopaul It's difficult not to compare films - particularly when the first picture has such a loyal following - and, in doing so, the original definitely triumphs. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Sarah Gopaul Shazam isn't as flashy as its DC counterparts, but it brings a lot of heart and laughter to the screen as a superhero movie suitable for the whole family. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Giant Little Ones (2018) Sarah Gopaul ... a thoughtful examination of the harm that comes from a need for labels and how empowering it can be to stop needing them to define one's relationships. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
Us (2019) Sarah Gopaul Adelaide's constant uneasiness radiates from the screen, which is one of many accomplishments by Nyong'o in this movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
The Aftermath (2019) Sarah Gopaul [The] choice to be conventional is the most disappointing aspect of the film, which is an otherwise standard period romance. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Gloria Bell (2018) Sarah Gopaul Gloria is an authentic representation of real women and the type of woman many aspire to be. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Sarah Gopaul Rather than change the way comic book movies depict women, this picture makes a standard superhero movie with a female protagonist. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019