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): Caroline Madden, Chloe Leeson, Hannah Ryan, Millicent Thomas
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 () Millicent Thomas Villains is an absurdly fun ride with memorable performances and some knockout comic timing - just don't think about it too much after. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
() Caroline Madden #Like is a searing rallying cry against the manipulation, abuse, and objectification that women face on a daily basis. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Boar (2017) Chloe Leeson Boar is nothing more and nothing less than what it says on the tin: a gruesome creature feature that's as Australian as it gets. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Knives and Skin (2019) Chloe Leeson The film's approach to narrative structure is both messy and strangely confident and alluring, poising Knives and Skin as a bold and complicated cross-genre anomaly, much like the women Reeder lovingly depicts. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
1/5 The Nightingale (2018) Millicent Thomas If you upset your audience to the point where they struggle to stay in their seats, how are you going to educate them? EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Millicent Thomas Many fans have had their faith shaken in recent years, but DARK PHOENIX is a loving, if imperfect, farewell to nearly 20 years of Charles and the X-Men. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
The Perfection (2018) Chloe Leeson The Perfection works well as something to laugh about with your mates on a Friday night. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
5/5 Booksmart (2019) Millicent Thomas Booksmart will be remembered as one of the great high school comedies. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
4/5 Aladdin (2019) Millicent Thomas Does it possess the same magic as the original animation? Short answer: yes - in buckets. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
House of Sweat and Tears (2018) Chloe Leeson House of Sweat and Tears deftly conjures its disturbing imagery but never escalates to propel its story, or characters, further. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Tater Tot & Patton (2017) Chloe Leeson Here Kightlinger creates a quiet and subtle take on addiction and familial bonds. Its rural location adds a sense of vastness and beauty that heightens emotions and allows sole focus on its actors. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Millicent Thomas Endgame feels like a victory lap. It is a means of catharsis and a release for fans who have held their breath, awaiting the fate of their favourite heroes. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
I Trapped the Devil (2019) Chloe Leeson I Trapped The Devil never really seems to take off, its moody meditation about the nature of good and evil only proves satisfying for a limited run. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Thriller (2018) Chloe Leeson Thriller re-imagines the slasher movie from a modern black perspective, envisioning the boogeyman as just another young black man in a hoodie. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Lizzie (2018) Chloe Leeson While not the gruesome horror that many fans...might have hoped for, the restraint and respect for the finer details and speculations of Lizzie's case are to be admired EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Chloe Leeson While confident in its visuals and distressing performances, it oftentimes feels rushed or with some cool opportunities left unexplored. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
The Wind (2018) Chloe Leeson unknown intruder threatening their safety, sanity, and sanctuary. Emma Tammi skilfully entwines the typically male-dominated western genre with feminine paranoia EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Isha Ovedet (2018) Caroline Madden Working Woman approaches the complex subject of sexual harassment and the power imbalance of men and women in the workplace with a bold sensitivity, quiet introspection, and subtle realism. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Den blomstertid nu kommer (2018) Chloe Leeson the slow-burn nature of The Unthinkable delivers a great sense of heart, longing and desperation with sharp action sequences that outshine its minimal budget. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Knife + Heart (2018) Chloe Leeson Knife + Heart definitely wasn't made for a mass audience but its neon drenched mix of slasher, fantasy and 70s porn delivers all the trimmings needed for a cult audience EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
Clickbait (2019) Chloe Leeson The references the film reaches for are plain to see and the message certainly not lost, but it's definitely been done before in a much tighter way. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Millicent Thomas Captain Marvel lays exciting groundwork for something higher, further, faster. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
1/5 Then Came You (2018) Millicent Thomas Bad accents and a bucket list of clichés, Departures never takes flight. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
30 Miles From Nowhere (1970) Chloe Leeson One of the films greatest successes are its subtleties, Koller's ability to not give in to an Evil Dead style bloodbath finale makes... a smart and unexpected ending to make space for that appreciation of realism EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
2/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Millicent Thomas The pieces are there, but they don't quite fit together. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Serenity (2019) Caroline Madden The farcical twist completely collapses what was an enthralling noir into a mawkish, ridiculous melodrama. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Rust Creek (2018) Chloe Leeson Rust Creek lays out a web of corruption in its multi-faceted approach to the survival thriller, diminishing genre conventions with its raw style. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Pledge (2018) Chloe Leeson With just enough violence to appal but never sensationalise, Pledge's stomach churning take on hazing rituals and the powerful men moving through the shadows EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
Between Worlds (2018) Chloe Leeson Supernatural erotic thriller delivers the Full Cage experience despite its outlandish plot EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Millicent Thomas A dazzling reminder that Spider-Man is one of the greatest legacies the incomparable Stan Lee left behind. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2018
Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Story (2018) Caroline Madden The nature of drama and the creative process is visceral and difficult to explain, but this documentary particularly flourishes in the careful observation of the young actors learning from Yakim. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Caroline Madden The mosaic arrangement of the shorts, varying in greatness and mediocrity, causes The Ballad of Buster Scruggs to miss the mark as a cohesive whole. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2018
Gone Girl (2014) Caroline Madden Whether or not you knew the twist beforehand, there's no denying that the film is a scary, suspenseful and seductive ride that will leave you stunned. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
The Harvest (2013) Caroline Madden The Harvest is a chilling domestic horror with no frills, just a small town terror that dissects the coldness of human relationships. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Ex Machina (2015) Caroline Madden Ex Machina is one of the most daring, original and creative films of the year and one of the finest sci-fi films ever made. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Angel Heart (1987) Caroline Madden A sexy and loopy nightmare drenched in blood. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
The Voices (2014) Caroline Madden The Voices is a horrifying and hilarious mind trip, both morbid and heartfelt. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
The Sessions (2012) Caroline Madden Led by two talented stars, The Sessions is funny, tender, and touching. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
The Final Girls (2015) Caroline Madden Combining the meta-horror of Scream and the jumping-through-the-screen plot of Pleasantville, The Final Girls offers an inventive and playful send-up of 1980s slashers. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
La La Land (2016) Caroline Madden La La Land is a melancholic ode to the 'fools who dream' and an overall majestic cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Caroline Madden Osgood Perkins certainly gives an odd cinematic flair to his images and uses his unique and impressive prose to shape interesting themes, but he ultimately fails his promising female leads. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Just One of the Guys (1985) Caroline Madden Just One of the Guys is a charming and wild 1980s teen comedy anchored by Joyce Hyser's charismatic and unexpectedly committed performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Operation Finale (2018) Caroline Madden The sparring between Kingsley and Isaac is remarkable and the film's structural flaws never blunt the the touching impact of its themes. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
At Eternity's Gate (2018) Caroline Madden Schnabel's unconventional sensorial approach is utterly sublime and he crafts a romantic cinematic experience worthy of van Gogh's artistry. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
5/5 Assassination Nation (2018) Millicent Thomas The audience applauded in my screening four times throughout the film; it's a cathartic and exhilarating experience. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 Children of Men (2006) Millicent Thomas It is simultaneously soul-crushing and spirit-lifting. Watching twelve years after its release, the potent themes of immigration, border control, and seeking humanity in others means Children of Men remains more timely than ever. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2018
3.5/5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Millicent Thomas Despite the best efforts of its cast and some memorable set pieces, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms feels like a hollow shell of what it could have been, had it been a half hour longer and explored the realms rather than just glanced over them. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2018
Marfa Girl 2 (2018) Chloe Leeson ...unfortunately for Marfa Girl 2, physicality is favoured over soul and [Clark's] characters continue to not care about their lives, so why should we either? EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
Escape Room (2017) Chloe Leeson annoying characters pulled straight out of the worst noughties slasher film and a script that feels underdeveloped, Escape Room has neither the tricks nor the timing to stand out. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Don't Go (2018) Chloe Leeson With mediocre performances and style, but a whole other screenplay's worth of content to grapple with unfolded in its... final act, Gleeson's film is a sea of ideas with only a lifejacket keeping it afloat. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018