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, Shaun Alexander
Rating Title/Year Author
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
Relic (2020) Caroline Madden There is a mournful, sentimental core beneath the chilling scares that elevates Relic to something deeply profound-a work of art that will cut you to the bone. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2020
4/5 The Vast of Night (2019) Amelia Harvey The Vast of Night is a wonderful love letter to 50s genre cinema. The paranoia echoes Invasions of the Body Snatchers, with a hint of the nostalgic pre-social media innocence of Super 8 or Stranger Things. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
8/10 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Caitlin Kennedy The film uplifts and inspires for all the right reasons ... EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
9/10 Little Women (2019) Caitlin Kennedy Little Women is bright, beautiful, and puts a smile on your face from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
6/10 The Gentlemen (2020) Caitlin Kennedy Class meets crass in Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen . This film goes down like a good bourbon: smooth, expensive-feeling, and when it burns, it burns good. It's refined but feels a little dirty, like taking a joyride in a Porsche EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
My Stretch of Texas Ground (2019) Caroline Madden Kemp and Cinque use their film's conservative setting and characters to have a hard and thoughtful conversation about racism and the consequences of war, even if the execution is middling. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
Exit Plan (2019) Chloe Leeson Though impeccable in its audio-visual executions, Exit Plan sits too much on the fence of such an essential and contemporary taboo. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
1BR (2019) Chloe Leeson Packing some shocking punches and offering moderate commentary on the lengths people will go to for success, 1BR is a disturbing cult horror updated for the 21st century. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
2/5 Infamous (2020) Amelia Harvey In the current world where many young people are using their voice for positive change, Infamous seems a damming portrayal of a generation that actually cares about more than followers and likes. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
Burning Dog (2019) Caroline Madden The visual mania, along with Batchelor's snappy and humorous script, makes Burning Dog relentlessly thrilling. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
Diablo Rojo PTY (2020) Chloe Leeson Diablo Rojo PTY is a freaky ride to hell with its toes dipped firmly in the fascinating folklore and cultural icons of Panama. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
The Wretched (2019) Chloe Leeson The Wretched is an easy watch and for the most part well-paced to keep a focused attention, but ultimately the multiple relationship conflicts within Ben's story are a huge distraction... EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
CRSHD (2019) Caroline Madden With an adorable and joyous bubblegum aesthetic that really pops, Emily Cohn portrays young adult life in the digital age with honesty and sharp, observant humor. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 Hope Gap (2019) Amelia Harvey Hope Gap/i>, like the marriage it portrays, it's pleasant but entirely bored and stale. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2020
Blood Quantum (2019) Chloe Leeson Clunky need to please gore-hounds and whack out some sickening make-up effects aside, Blood Quantum is a terribly exciting piece of work. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2020
Soundwave (2018) Caroline Madden Soundwave has a fun, creative premise that immediately starts with a bang and pulsates with an electrifying energy that never wanes. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2020
The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2019) Caroline Madden The Dalai Lama: Scientist's focus on highly intellectual discussion may go over the heads of many viewers, making the documentary a particularly niche film that mainly appeals to scientists and academics. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2020
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Caroline Madden Edward Norton's sincere, hyper-stylised approach is both lovingly old-fashioned and refreshingly modern, crafting an impressive and thoroughly riveting mystery. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2020
The Sharks (2019) Caroline Madden What could have been an engrossing narrative about a young woman's uncertain navigation of her newfound sexuality ends up being tiresome and vague. The Sharks is dull, seeming to move in circles like the creatures of its title, endlessly going nowhere. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2020
4/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Amelia Harvey Family-friendly actions really don't come any better than Jumanji: The Next Level. Every member of the family from kids to grandparents will find something to like. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2020
3/5 Ray & Liz (2018) Amelia Harvey Whilst it doesn't follow a concrete narrative, Ray & Liz is a moving portrayal of a family trying to stay above the poverty line. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
3/5 Rare Beasts (2019) Amelia Harvey Rare Beasts wants to deal with the big topics like gender equality, self-improvement and the difficulties of bringing up a child with behavioural issues. The trouble is, it never moves past the simple observations. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2020
Tape (2020) Caroline Madden The lo-fi filming style makes for an unpleasant viewing experience, one that should have felt more authentic and gracefully handled considering the filmmaker's own experiences that the film is based on... EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2020
System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) Caroline Madden Anchored by a stellar child performance, Fingscheidt's sensitively nuanced dramatisation of children's lives in the system takes a bleak subject and transforms it into something hopeful. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
2/5 The Wolf Hour (2019) Amelia Harvey There is always the promise of something else lurking behind that closed doors, but it's too abstract to keep audience attention. Any intrigue set up in the first half of the film is soon wasted with unused plots and squandered performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
Inside the Rain (2019) Caroline Madden Fisher's feature debut has a big, goofy heart that you can't help but enjoy. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/5 Ravers (2018) Amelia Harvey Ravers is fun but loses its way with thinly written characters, bad American accents and questionable jokes. Fans of the genre and regular ravers may appreciate this more than others. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2020
Greener Grass (2019) Caroline Madden DeBoer and Luebbe's pitch-perfect script hammers these messages with striking, original vision, creating a film that is truly exceptional. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2020
Tito (2019) Chloe Leeson Something in the mannerisms, daring soundscape and off-the-wall energy of Glowicki and Petrie's pairing is completely charming and its ultimately encouraging just to see such weird women-made projects get made. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020