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
The Little Things (2021) Sarah Gopaul Casting three Academy Award winners in a character-driven film is a good way to ensure these complex personalities are portrayed well. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
Promising Young Woman (2020) Sarah Gopaul The directorial debut shines a bright, unflattering and unfaltering light on rape culture. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Sarah Gopaul As the whimsy comes in different forms in this picture, it distinctly separates itself from the earlier adaptation. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Sarah Gopaul Consequently, one of the themes in this franchise appears to be the many sacrifices she makes to keep the world safe - something many of her male DC counterparts have not had to do over the years. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Ammonite (2020) Sarah Gopaul The camera captures their need for each other, while not being intrusive or trying to overly romanticize their visceral passion. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Come Play (2020) Sarah Gopaul There are obviously scenes that require CGI, but it adds a layer of frightening magic to know the creature exists in an FX workshop somewhere. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Black Mountain Side (2013) Sarah Gopaul The key to making a relatively low-budget movie is an exceptional script and competent casting director. This picture benefits with a considerable measure of both. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
Mulan (2020) Sarah Gopaul [It] improves on the story in some ways, but falls short in presenting a masterful, wire-fu epic. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
The Mortuary Collection (2019) Sarah Gopaul Accompanied by a spooky soundtrack by Mondo Boys and presented in uncharacteristically vibrant, saturated colours, the picture is added to the list of horror anthologies worth watching. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business (2020) Sarah Gopaul Along the way, everyone has a lot to say and some people only appear to say one thing, but it all comes together to tell a shared story of independent filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1 (2020) Sarah Gopaul It's like watching a video game in which the player has memorized a few key, effective moves and just keeps hitting those buttons in random sequences. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
Hail to the Deadites (2020) Sarah Gopaul Somewhat lowering his typical bravado, Campbell speaks fondly about his interactions with the fans and how privileged he feels for being part of something so beloved. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Sarah Gopaul It's difficult living up to a film beloved by so many, but this second sequel does a good job of evoking everything that was great about its predecessors EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
Tenet (2020) Sarah Gopaul Nolan never fails to deliver on the big screen experience and, in spite of some atypical predictability, this is a thrilling watch from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
PACmen (2017) Sarah Gopaul In addition to depicting the inner-workings of a super PAC, director Luke Walker captures how the Christian conservative right were fleeced and divided by ill-suited Republican candidates... EDIT
Posted May 18, 2020
Bloodshot (2020) Sarah Gopaul The special effects are excellent and the action sequences are good with an original flavour due to their unique superhuman abilities, but [lack of emotion] means it all could've been much better. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
Onward (2020) Sarah Gopaul This is an incredibly sweet - and occasionally bittersweet - tale about family and love that will move and entertain audiences... EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
Guns Akimbo (2019) Sarah Gopaul Restricted to 95 minutes, the film doesn't try to do more than the bizarre premise promises, which is an off-the-wall shoot 'em up featuring a reluctant and ill-qualified hero. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
The Jesus Rolls (2019) Sarah Gopaul The narrative is built on dialogue as characters with different backgrounds collide in this crazy adventure of sex and crime. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020) Sarah Gopaul Writer/director Leigh Whannell is a seasoned horror filmmaker who understands scaring viewers is about more than just loud bangs and things popping out of the darkness. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
The Lodge (2019) Sarah Gopaul The narrative progresses slowly, allowing the unrest to settle over the picture and dig its claws deep into everyone's psyche. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
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
Crazy World (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
The Platform (2019) Sarah Gopaul The metaphor is visceral and gripping as it uses a concept everyone can relate to: hunger. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (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
Jungleland (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