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Rating Title/Year Author
A Us (2019) Matt Rodriguez Us is another uniquely terrifying masterpiece from Jordan Peele and further cements him as an auteur of Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
B Wonder Park (2019) Matt Rodriguez Wonder Park is a magical film that pushes kids and adults alike to embrace creativity and let your imagination run wild. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
B- Captain Marvel (2019) Matt Rodriguez It's a monumental milestone for Marvel and while not as strong as some of the more recent Phase Three entries, it still soars to new heights for the universe at large. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
A Apollo 11 (2019) Matt Rodriguez Apollo 11 is a masterful documentary that celebrates humanity's achievement of landing on the moon. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2019
C+ Greta (2018) Matt Rodriguez Greta gets off to a slow start but ends on a high note thanks to performances from Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
A- Fighting With My Family (2019) Matt Rodriguez Drama, comedy, and most of all heart, Fighting With My Family has it all. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
A- Isn't It Romantic (2019) Matt Rodriguez Isn't It Romantic's humor comes from fully embracing the genre and utilizing its tropes for maximum impact. Its brilliance lies in its self-awareness. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
A Arctic (2018) Matt Rodriguez Arctic is perhaps Mads Mikkelsen's most challenging yet rewarding film that puts the actor front and center in an unrelenting story of survival. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
D- Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Matt Rodriguez Happy Death Day 2U is a messy film that repeats itself over and over again without actually going anywhere. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
B- The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Matt Rodriguez The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is still a good film, but it's nowhere near as fun or creative as the first original. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
A They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Matt Rodriguez They Shall Not Grow Old takes you to the front lines of World War I and is one of the most visceral and gut-wrenching war documentaries I have ever seen. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
B+ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Matt Rodriguez How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a fitting final chapter to the franchise, bringing together the best of what made the previous films so wonderful. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
C- Serenity (2019) Matt Rodriguez Despite not liking Serenity overall, I couldn't help but be captivated and intrigued by its story. Good or bad, it's a film I won't be soon forgetting. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
C- Glass (2019) Matt Rodriguez While its characters might be extraordinary, Glass remains nothing out of the ordinary. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
D A Dog's Way Home (2019) Matt Rodriguez A Dog's Way Home is weird because on one hand it fits the genre to a T, but on the other it's one ridiculous scene after another where absolutely nothing makes sense. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
C- The Upside (2018) Matt Rodriguez With hit or miss humor and a cliche story, The Upside has Hart but lacks the heart of the original. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
C- Escape Room (2019) Matt Rodriguez Despite a strong start, Escape Room can't escape the tiresome tropes of the horror genre, falling back to old tricks that never fully pay off. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
C Aquaman (2018) Matt Rodriguez While its stunning visuals and underwater combat make it a vast improvement over many of the other DCEU films, an overcrowded story and campy dialogue make it far more exhausting than exciting. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
A+ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Matt Rodriguez The film captures the essence of Spider-Man and delivers the most dazzling and colorful visuals of the year as if it were ripped straight from the pages of a comic book. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
B- Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Matt Rodriguez Despite a lackluster payoff, Mary Queen of Scots is worth watching for the performances of Ronan and Robbie alone. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
A+ Roma (2018) Matt Rodriguez Ambitiously gorgeous and deeply personal, Roma is one of the best films of the year and deserves your full, undivided attention. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
B- Creed II (2018) Matt Rodriguez While the film falls short of delivering a knockout punch, Creed II is able to go the distance thanks to excellent boxing sequences and the return of Ivan Drago. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
D+ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Matt Rodriguez An unnecessarily complex and bloated film that even the most die-hard of Harry Potter fans will find difficulty enjoying. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
B A Private War (2018) Matt Rodriguez A Private War is a harrowing biopic that confronts the casualties of war with Rosamund Pike delivering one of the best performances of her career. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
A- Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Matt Rodriguez A wonderful follow up to the amazing Wreck-It Ralph that will have you laughing nonstop. It's the Disney brand at its finest. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
D+ The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Matt Rodriguez The Nutcracker and the Four Realms looks magical at first sight with lavish costumes and dancing but ends up being rather generic and hardly lives up to its Disney moniker. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
B+ Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Matt Rodriguez Rami Malek lives up to Freddie Mercury's lavish and over-the-top persona as he belts out one hit song after another in a tribute worthy of Queen's status among rock legends. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
A- Beautiful Boy (2018) Matt Rodriguez With stellar performances by Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy is as heartwarming as it is devastating. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
B Mid90s (2018) Matt Rodriguez Mid90s captures the atmosphere of growing up in the 1990s and highlights both the good and the bad of a generation. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
C- Halloween (2018) Matt Rodriguez While it's great to see a return to form for Michael Myers, Halloween relies too much on its nostalgic past and is brought down by the very thing that was meant to revitalize it. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
B- Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Matt Rodriguez Channeling his inner Tarantino, Drew Goddard is able to weave an intriguing mystery thriller with a colorful cast of characters despite dealing with pacing and editing issues. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
A- First Man (2018) Matt Rodriguez Just as the moon landing was a spectacular feat for humankind, First Man is an achievement in film when it comes to the cinematography/sound design of the space sequences. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
B- 22 July (2018) Matt Rodriguez Paull Greengrass doesn't hold back with 22 July bringing his gritty style of realism to the 2011 Norwegian terrorist attacks, putting the audience in the middle of the chaos. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
C Smallfoot (2018) Matt Rodriguez Smallfoot may be big on its idea but small on delivery. The film won't dazzle you like the likes of Disney/Pixar, but there are some genuinely heartfelt moments to be had. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
C Venom (2018) Matt Rodriguez Like a runaway train, Venom teeters on the edge of the rails, inches away from becoming an absolute wreck. Like it or hate it, you won't be able to to look away. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
A+ A Star Is Born (2018) Matt Rodriguez Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga sing loud in one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018