Screen Queens

Screen Queens is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Amelia Harvey, Caitlin Kennedy, Caroline Madden, Chloe Leeson, Emily Maskell, Hannah Ryan, Katie Duggan, Kelechi Ehenulo, Millicent Thomas, Rebecca Harrison, Savina Petkova, Shaun Alexander
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Best Sellers (2021) Amelia Harvey Caine is clearly having fun, it would have been a delight to see him play up more to this curmudgeonly old writer who captures the hearts of college students across the country. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2021
Scarborough (2021) Caroline Madden Scarborough is an unmissable drama with open-hearted energy and an incredible amount of empathy. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2021
3/5 Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021) Amelia Harvey As pleasant as this kitchen sink musical feels, it gets weighed down by its sugary feel-good message of acceptance and bubblegum pop music. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2021
2/5 Cinderella (2021) Amelia Harvey Cinderella goes exactly in the direction you think it's going to. [Kay] Cannon's liberating ending doesn't quite land, her meek feminist telling almost less-empowering than the original story EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2021
Caged (2021) Caroline Madden Held together by a bravura lead performance, Caged is a hard-hitting thriller about the fragility of the human condition within such a monstrous method of punishment. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2021
3/5 Naked Singularity (2021) Amelia Harvey The dialogue and the performances feel like they belong in another movie, perhaps one more closely associated with the original source material. Audiences will mourn the film that could have been, peering out through the mundanity of a heist caper. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Before/During/After (2021) Caroline Madden Wielding a poignant time structure that moves like a carousel between joy and sorrow, Steeves's triumphant comedic drama is a pure delight. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
3/5 Plan B (2021) Amelia Harvey Plan B does the topic a disservice by not making the point about the lack of reproductive rights many people within American have. It's a relief it's not a PSA about safe sex and abortions but ignoring the weight of the topic feels a little disrespectful. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2021
4/5 End of Sentence (2019) Amelia Harvey Icelandic director, Elfar Adalsteins, adds to the healing family road trip genre with his debut, End of Sentence. It's a familiar tale that brings nothing new, saved by credible performances and atmospheric Irish scenery. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
3/5 Four Good Days (2020) Amelia Harvey Four Good Days lacks the dramatic finale act that hits a much-needed emotional punch. While it never stops being convincing, the film is also too earnest and ultimately boring. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
3.5/5 Clapboard Jungle (2020) Amelia Harvey Clapboard Jungle is a fantastic guide to becoming an indie filmmaker. It's honest in discussing the harsh truths of the sometimes-surreal industry. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2021
Lucky (2020) Chloe Leeson With its roots planted firmly in the socially conscious themes all the best horror derives from, Kermani's film tackles the epidemic of women's abuse at the hands of men, be it mental, physical or emotional. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
The Mimic (2020) Caroline Madden The Mimic is verbally florid yet has little to really say about sociopathy, but there's no denying the uniqueness of Mazziotti's vision. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2021
Wander (2020) Caroline Madden Wander has an idiosyncratic roughness, anchored by a powerful central performance and overall political relevance that truly draws you in. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
Violation (2021) Chloe Leeson Violation is a powerful exercise in vulnerability and violence and essential addition to the rape revenge canon that should be studied meticulously in future horror film academia. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
4/5 Jump, Darling (2020) Amelia Harvey Elevated by two standout performances, Jump, Darling feels comforting and familiar, whilst also filled with a refreshing amount of fresh takes on aging, sexuality, and mental health. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021
3/5 Long Live Rock... Celebrate the Chaos (2021) Amelia Harvey If you're looking to learn more about what makes these people tick, this documentary won't enlighten you any further, if you're missing the chaos of a massive rock show this may put a smile on your face. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
4/5 Sophie Jones (2020) Amelia Harvey Sophie Jones rarely takes a step out of place. It's one of the most authentic explorations of grief in recent cinema. With a fantastic performance from Barr and stunning direction, this film will stick with you long after the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
Crossroads of America (2020) Caroline Madden In lesser hands, the film would feel too soggy and esoteric, but Hemingway and Muller suffuse Crossroads of America with an authentic urgency that enthralls the viewer. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
3/5 Synchronic (2019) Amelia Harvey Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan charm in Synchronic , a Sci-fi that buckles under the weight of big concepts EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
The Ringmaster (2019) Caroline Madden Miraculously, The Ringmaster ends up being a unique documentary with quick-paced humor and vigor-a truly memorable cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
Ice Cream in the Cupboard (2020) Caroline Madden Ice Cream in the Cupboard is a raw and realistic depiction of Alzheimer's that is sorrowful without being cloying. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
4/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Amelia Harvey Despite the faults of Pieces of a Woman, Kirby's portrayal holds it together. When it excels, Pieces of a Woman is a daring portrayal of a woman slowly breaking down. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
2/5 Fatale (2020) Amelia Harvey Fatale is a car crash of a film, but one that you can't look away from. Every twist gets more and more ridiculous. The cast of usually charismatic and talented actors appear to have decided to not even try. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) Chloe Leeson Scream, Queen is a fast and loose look at an important milestone for LGBTQ+ representation in horror but is ultimately a story about one man's journey from a targeted individual to a welcoming activist. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
Cut and Chop (2020) Caroline Madden Hale has a singularly creative directorial vision that makes his surreal horror and dark comedy an intelligent dissection of the murky lines between reality and fiction. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
5/5 Pain and Glory (2019) Shaun Alexander "The film may seem to start as a film filled with regret and looking at your past but instead finishes within an incredible sense of optimism" EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2020
3/5 Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Shaun Alexander "...great adventures and a heartwarming sibling relationship, it is unable to offer anything past what others have been able to achieve before it." EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2020
IRL (2019) Caroline Madden IRL is a penetrating depiction of yearning for connection in a hyper-connected world. It has a poignant resonance that lingers with you long after watching. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Give or Take (2020) Caroline Madden Backed by a bright, picturesque Cape Cod setting, Give or Take is a well-acted family dramedy with an authentic spirit. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/5 Blackbird (2019) Amelia Harvey Blackbird is a collection of fantastic performances and missed opportunities. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/5 Eternal Beauty (2019) Amelia Harvey Eternal Beauty and Sally Hawkins' performance will stick with you long after the credit rolls. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
3/5 I Am Woman (2019) Amelia Harvey 1970s Pop Star Helen Reddy Biopic 'I Am Woman' Quickly Loses its Intended Feminist Message EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/5 I Used to Go Here (2020) Amelia Harvey Whilst I Used to Go Here asks thorny questions about hypocrisy, consent and professor-student relationships, but it doesn't offer them with a deep answer nor any stinging comic observations in response. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
3/5 Summerland (2020) Amelia Harvey It's a story that has been told a hundred times over, and will be told a hundred times again. Summerland adds nothing new to the genre but does bring a soft realism to the gay coming of age tale. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
Love & Debt (2018) Caroline Madden Love & Debt is a timely dramedy with an admirable frankness that champions the importance of cherishing our loved ones in difficult times. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
Unprescribed (2020) Caroline Madden Ellmore's well-rounded documentary is both emotional and informative, giving a wide range of perspectives. Unprescribed has a tenacious vision that inspires us to take action. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Tenet (2020) Rebecca Harrison Tenet is a complex and yet deceptively simple film that has the capacity to leave you loving and loathing it at the same time. As it is so hellbent on telling us: yes, we can have it both ways. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Toss It (2019) Caroline Madden The grandiose verbiage can be a bit much, but Remsen is an intelligent filmmaker with a lot to say, and she creates an introspective family portrait. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
I, Tonya (2017) Katie Duggan Under all the format gimmicks and stylization, the meta-references and winks at the audience, there is a real heart to this story. When Tonya falls apart at the 1994 Olympics, or breaks down after having skating taken away, her pain is palpable. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Ocean's 8 (2018) Katie Duggan Ocean's 8 manages to fit itself within the Ocean's cannon while also standing on its own two feet. ... it's something worth celebrating with a martini, just like Debbie Ocean. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Mean Girls (2004) Katie Duggan If Mean Girls the movie had a human form, it would easily be the most popular kid in school. And like the vicious gossip that spreads throughout high school, Mean Girls has become an inescapable part of the cultural consciousness. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
The Daisies (1966) Katie Duggan These women are doing more than just dallying with liberation; they may let themselves be a bit spoiled, but will continue to break down social conventions in the process, and not let any of their feminist energy or dissenting attitudes go to waste. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Katie Duggan The nightmares of American history can be replaced, if only for a little while, with the dreams of American movies, and the cult of Hollywood emerges as powerful as ever. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
We Are Little Zombies (2019) Katie Duggan We Are Little Zombies is an explosive pop-rock shriek into the void; bursting with creativity and confronting the darkest truths about life, death, and growing up in over-saturated hues. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/5 White Riot (2019) Amelia Harvey Perhaps this documentary, asides from the gaps between narrative strands, is just too relevant. It's hard to see this as recent history and more of past echoes of current events. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
4/5 Lost in Translation (2003) Kelechi Ehenulo What Coppola presents is something akin to a mindfulness session - the art of being present in the moment. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020
4/5 Saint Frances (2019) Amelia Harvey Saint Frances is a revolutionary depiction of the messy lives of women EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
Fame-ish (2020) Caroline Madden Fame-ish is both a delightful romantic comedy and poignant reflection on fame and self-actualization. You'll love every minute of this quirky gem. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
The Beach House (2019) Chloe Leeson It definitely has something going for it. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020