Columbus Underground

Columbus Underground is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Hope Madden
Rating Title/Year Author
3 The Photograph (2020) Hope Madden For a low stakes romance, The Photograph is a very pretty picture. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
3.5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Hope Madden There's no denying the raucous, foul mouthed, glitter-bomb fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Hope Madden Perkins continues to impress with his talent for visual storytelling and Galo Olivares's cinematography heightens the film's folkloric atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
4 American Factory (2019) Hope Madden American Factory is a case study in cross-cultural miscommunication and national personality clash. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3.5 Klaus (2019) Hope Madden Instead, it's a clever, not-too-sentimental Hatfields v McCoys take on the legend of Santa Claus. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3 Bliss (2019) Hope Madden Joe Begos returns to the concept with Bliss, an unrelenting attack on the senses that equates artistic obsession with addiction and monstrosity. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2 The Turning (2020) Hope Madden Not one of them manages a convincing argument as to why this film was made. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4 Clemency (2019) Hope Madden If Chukwu hits the right notes here, it's Woodard who sings. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
4 Les misérables (2019) Hope Madden That authenticity lends the film both a visceral dread as well as a complicated compassion. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
4 Cunningham (2019) Hope Madden Kovgan's respect for the work as well as the life of her subject is clear and she's captured much of that spirit. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
3 Color Out of Space (2019) Hope Madden Cage basically strums a favorite old tune, landing somewhere on his "nice guy gone insane" spectrum. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
3.5 The Garden Left Behind (2019) Hope Madden The film breaks through as not only an admirable artistic vision produced with integrity, but a beautiful human tale of perseverance and love. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
4 Midnight Family (2019) Hope Madden An urgent portrait of a system in collapse, Midnight Family also uncovers one family's raft of hope amid an ocean of desperation. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
2 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Hope Madden Is Bad Boys for Life ludicrous? Oh, hell yes. Luckily its casual sexism and jingoism are offset by its refreshing pro-violence stance. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3 Underwater (2020) Hope Madden Stewart gets to try on the action hero role, and she's not too bad. For a 95 minute sea monster movie, neither is Underwater. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3 Three Christs (2017) Hope Madden Three Christs misses more opportunities than it grabs, which is unfortunate because both Dinklage and especially Goggins deliver performances worth seeing. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
2 The Grudge (2020) Hope Madden So, no. There was no reason to remake The Grudge. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
3 Spies in Disguise (2019) Hope Madden Spies in Disguise is a mash note to science, weirdos and peace. I can get behind that. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2019
4 Little Women (2019) Hope Madden In all, this remarkable filmmaker and her enviable cast make this retelling maybe the most necessary version yet. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5 Bombshell (2019) Hope Madden Jay Roach's depiction of the unrepentant sexual harassment that poisoned the work atmosphere at Fox News, is equal parts cathartic and depressing. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Hope Madden As all our questions are eventually answered, Driver and Ridley never let us forget what drives their characters: the closure of identity. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5 Black Christmas (2019) Hope Madden Takal threads some audacious take downs of bro culture throughout a film with a lot of insight. It's just not a very good movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
4 The Kingmaker (2019) Hope Madden With surprising access and intimacy, Greenfield delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the Marcos family's return to power in the Philippines. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5 The Two Popes (2019) Hope Madden In the end - especially at the end - the film is almost criminally charming. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
3 Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Hope Madden Act 3 takes a weird and welcome Clive Barker turn, which is when elements stop being so stylishly predictable and become sloppily fascinating. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4 In Fabric (2018) Hope Madden My last note after watching In Fabric: "Well, that was weird." Weird in a good way. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5 Dark Waters (2019) Hope Madden Few actors play the scrupulous good guy as reliably or believably as Ruffalo, who leads the film with a quiet, fragile dignity. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
4 Waves (2019) Hope Madden From Schults's dizzying opening sequence, Tyler's breathless youth in sunny south Florida is simultaneously exhilarating and reckless. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
3.5 The Head Hunter (2018) Hope Madden Director Jordan Downey shows much and tells little in his nearly wordless medieval fantasy, The Head Hunter. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
4 Honey Boy (2019) Hope Madden Are we watching LaBeouf work through his own issues with this remarkable act of empathy, or is this, too, just an act? Don't expect an answer. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4 Knives Out (2019) Hope Madden Knives Out is his own Agatha Christie-style take on the general uselessness of the 1%. And it is a riot. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5 Frankie (2019) Hope Madden The tiny yet formidable Huppert perfectly embodies her character, frail but decidedly in control. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
4 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Hope Madden Hanks doesn't love Fred Rogers as much as he entirely accepts him, and that's the magic of this performance EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5 The Lodge (2019) Hope Madden Thanks to the actors' commitment and filmmakers' skill in atmospheric horror, the film grips you, makes you cold and uncomfortable, and ends with a memorable slap. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
2 The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) Hope Madden She was most impressive. She deserved a better movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4.5 The Irishman (2019) Hope Madden The Irishman stands as a testament to cinematic storytelling, and to how much power four old warhorses can still harness. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
2 Radioflash (2019) Hope Madden It's a lazy hero's quest adventure flick where the hero learns little and isn't given much chance to become a hero. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4 The Report (2019) Hope Madden Though Driver's performance is largely internal, it spills over with the ache and anger of a citizen who loves his country and cannot believe what he sees happening. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Hope Madden It's no masterpiece, but check in and you'll find a satisfying, generally spooky time. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2 Primal (2019) Hope Madden Primal contains an awful lot of stupid, but the sound is so muddy it's hard to catch much dialog. At least we have that small mercy to be thankful for. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3 Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Hope Madden So the haunted house is, in fact, the protagonist in this haunted house flick. Nice. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
5/5 Parasite (2019) Hope Madden Every time you think you've pinned this film down-who's doing what to whom, who is or is not a parasite-you learn it was an impeccably executed sleight of hand. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5 Harriet (2019) Hope Madden Erivo will make you a believer. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Hope Madden Roy Cohn is dead, but as Where's My Roy Cohn? makes dismayingly clear is that his ghost still haunts us. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
3 Nightmare Cinema (2018) Hope Madden A mysterious plot, Reaser's wonderfully committed performance and some unsettling imagery combine to make this one the most intriguing of the shorts. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2019
4 The Lighthouse (2019) Hope Madden Eggers's film is a two-man show, a dizzying, sometimes absurd and often flatulent descent into madness. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
4 Western Stars (2019) Hope Madden His speaking voice may show his 70 years, but Bruce's singing only seems richer and more inviting. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2019
3 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Hope Madden This revival offers just enough fun to not only avoid a let down, but instantly become Fleischer's second best film. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Hope Madden Stuffed to the antlers with sidetracks and subplots, characters and ideas, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil shows you everything and articulates nothing. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
2 Trick (2019) Hope Madden This film would feel desperate to be socially relevant if it were not so incredibly lazy in just every conceivable way. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019