Edge Media Network

Edge Media Network is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Derek Deskins, Frank J. Avella
Rating Title/Year Author
A Marriage Story (2019) Frank J. Avella The film captures a palpable love gone awry with a young boy caught in the crossfire. It's a telling, emotionally devastating, yet somehow cathartic work. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
B- Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Frank J. Avella ...a pointed, moody, meandering work that is often entertaining and quite biting. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
B+ The Report (2019) Frank J. Avella This is important storytelling because it also provides specks of hope that sometimes the truth wills itself out when it's given galvanized shoves by those who still give a damn, even in a democracy that's gone to hell. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
B+ Waves (2019) Frank J. Avella A wildly cinematic feast that completely envelops the viewer. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
B The Lighthouse (2019) Frank J. Avella The film is a head-scratching, exhilarating and just damned bonkers work that is richly singular in execution. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Greener Grass (2019) Derek Deskins ...it feels overlong, purposeless, and designed to make you squirm in your seat. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
Dolor y gloria (2019) Derek Deskins In his assemblage of the film, Almodóvar imbues "Pain & Glory" with a wonderfully lyrical lilt. He weaves the film's many themes gracefully, with the measured contemplation of a musician putting together an album. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Joker (2019) Derek Deskins To celebrate "Joker" as the best of the year is akin to telling your friends of all the celebrities you met while walking through Madame Tussauds. It isn't and you didn't. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Derek Deskins The result is that "Between Two Ferns: The Movie" ends up feeling like a knock-off of "The Muppet Movie," with a darker and angrier sense of humor and none of the charm of the muppets themselves. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/5 Sword of Trust (2019) Derek Deskins Maron's performance as Mel is wonderful, delicate and dirty, and it elevates the film in every way, feeling like something only Maron could deliver. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 Stuber (2019) Derek Deskins "Stuber" floats by on its own predictability, seemingly having no desire to do something special or new. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 Good Boys (2019) Derek Deskins While it begins to sag near its end, mostly due to its penchant to repeat itself, it still manages to feel like something both familiar and fresh. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/5 Villains (2019) Derek Deskins There is an almost delightfully breezy humor to "Villains" that helps to propel it through its darker moments. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Derek Deskins While "The Beach Bum" does have the guise of a plot, it isn't entirely concerned with doing all that much with it. Instead, it prefers to flit about, hopping from idea to idea looking for whatever could be the best time. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
3.5/5 Long Shot (2019) Derek Deskins While it is loaded with Rogen's typical raunch, this time it is used as a cover for what is essentially a gender-swapped 90s-era romantic comedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 Go Back to China (2019) Derek Deskins Anchored by Anna Akana's effervescent lead performance, "Go Back to China" is enjoyably consumable, if ultimately a little generic and predictable. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 Running With Beto (2019) Derek Deskins The film does an admirable job of painting an image of Beto the person, rather than just the politician. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
4.5/5 Us (2019) Derek Deskins "Us" blasts out of the gate and then refuses to let up for its two-hour runtime. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
1.5/5 Step Sisters (2018) Derek Deskins Calling the jokes lazy feels like I'm giving them too much credit. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
3.5/5 Hostiles (2017) Derek Deskins So is the struggle of seeing a Scott Cooper film. The director exhibits so much raw potential in his filmmaking, walking up to the line of greatness without being able to take that final step. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 Flesh and Blood (2017) Derek Deskins In a film full of people basically playing themselves it is Webber, likely playing a character farthest from himself, that makes the film worthwhile. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 La Barracuda (2017) Derek Deskins Where the script leaves the character of Merle a shell, Tolman picks up the slack in her subtle and often heartbreaking performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
2.5/5 Everything, Everything (2017) Derek Deskins ...it carries this unearned gravity that moments that should tug on your heartstrings leave you groaning in annoyance. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 Blue Jay (2016) Derek Deskins In the case of Paulson, it is a performance positively overflowing with subtlety, communicating more in small moments than Duplass manages with even the most grandiose of speeches. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
3.5/5 Audrie & Daisy (2016) Derek Deskins Cohen and Shenk refuse to allow the audience to sit in ignorance, not only revealing the horrid heart of a backwards societal view of rape but allowing that idiocy to speak for itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 Carnage Park (2016) Derek Deskins Its gore is admirably done, and thankfully the effects are practical, but they don't add to the proceedings, delivered with more of a shrug than a purpose. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 Keanu (2016) Derek Deskins The action is intense, the jokes frequent, and the kitten is almost shockingly adorable. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 Men & Chicken (2015) Derek Deskins Sweet, funny, strange, and heartfelt, it is an outright great film that your friends will likely hate you for recommending. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
2.5/5 The Greasy Strangler (2016) Derek Deskins It is less a film and more the terrifying fever dream of a stressed out stray dog living in a failing thrift store. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018