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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Alan French Swift inserts herself into the tradition of pop stars using their platform to create change. The fact this comes mere days before the Iowa primary is no coincidence. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
2/4 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Alan French Maleficient: Mistress of Evil could certainly be worse, but that does not make it a good movie either. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/4 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Alan French It's an undeniably exciting and fun time. For those on the fence, Smith and Lawrence's return to the big leagues should be plenty of reason to see the latest entry. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/4 The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Alan French Ultimately the silly and zany attitudes within The Emperor's New Groove provide it with a levity that few other Disney films featured. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
3/4 Troop Zero (2019) Alan French Supported by another great performance from Mckenna Grace, Troop Zero delivers as a feel-good indie film to kick off the new decade. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
3.5/4 King of New York (1990) Alan French Combining the gangster film with the rise of hip-hop in the late 1980s, and the film carries itself, unlike any crime film that had ever existed. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/4 Honeyland (2019) Alan French The camerawork feels greater than one would expect from a documentary. Like Free Solo, the audience leaves with a grander appreciation for the natural world. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/4 1917 (2019) Alan French 1917 earns its place in the pantheon of great war films. Beyond the spectacle, the film creates beloved characters you'll follow into the face of death. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
3.5/4 Knives Out (2019) Alan French Featuring fascinating energy and political commentary laced throughout, Johnson proves he has plenty to say as a filmmaker and writer. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
3.5/4 Little Women (2019) Alan French The living and breathing 2019 version of Little Women proves Gerwig might be the most exciting director in Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/4 Rocketman (2019) Alan French With Rocketman, the young star Taron Egerton showcases incredible talent. Shockingly, Rocketman might live up to the promise of an Elton John biopic. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3.5/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Alan French The things that make Sandler so damn likable are on display, and you empathize with a man who is the textbook definition of unlikable. Sandler's revving on all engines. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
2.5/4 Harriet (2019) Alan French Harriet gets the story right, and will surely have its fans. However, with so much talent involved, you'll wish there was more to write home about. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/4 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Alan French Each frame feels like it belongs in The Louvre, hanging alongside the great artists. Few cinematographers capture so much emotion and artistic merit within a single shot. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
2.5/4 Bombshell (2019) Alan French The uneven Bombshell suffers from a litany of problems. Yet the core three performances are each so compelling, you'll be sucked into the story. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2020
3/4 Clemency (2019) Alan French With all the attention focused on Woodard, she takes full advantage of her opportunity. Her performance sells the humanity of a position that is often inhumane. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/4 The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Alan French Kirshner's direction gives the film an extra flare that Star Wars did not have. He got to make things bigger, both physically and in terms of the ideas at play. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
2/4 Judy (2019) Alan French Zellweger performs the hell out of the role, putting tons of effort into nailing an approximation of the actress. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
4/4 Star Wars (1977) Alan French Star Wars began as a story that paid homage to what came before while forging its own path into the future. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
.5/4 Star Wars: Holiday Special (1978) Alan French You will curse god for this show's mere existence. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
4/4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Alan French Johnson unleashed one of the most spectacular visual feats within the Star Wars universe. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
1.5/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Alan French The sprint to the finish leaves the audience with a movie that has more in common with Transformers than Return of the Jedi. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/4 The Two Popes (2019) Alan French You cannot question why Francis has become so beloved after watching this film. The way in which Pryce layers pain and regret into the performance will leave you speechless. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
4/4 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Alan French The visual splendor of Rogue One often gets ignored, but few images can haunt an audience like The Death Star coming up over the horizon. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
3.5/4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Alan French Yes, The Force Awakens cribs from previous incarnations of the franchise, but the true power lies in the heart of the characters. Both Ridley and Boyega pop off the screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/4 6 Underground (2019) Alan French With more explosions and non-sensical plot points than any movie he (Michael Bay) has ever made, 6 Underground is another fun action romp. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
3/4 Marriage Story (2019) Alan French Marriage Story has earned its reputation as a complicated look at divorce. Johansson earns the standout status, and Driver should continue to build on his strong body of work EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
3.5/4 Waves (2019) Alan French Paired with the music, Waves combines the visual audacity of bright colors with the roaring soundtrack to create a Fantasia-like dream aesthetic. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/4 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Alan French There may not be an indie darling quite like The Last Black Man in San Francisco in 2019, and that's because few films will feel as singular in their vision. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/4 The Report (2019) Alan French For Burns, The Report shows tremendous growth and talent that could be brought out with the right project. Driver's standout performance makes this an interesting watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
3/4 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Alan French Drive and passion come through for Murphy, and it's hard to divorce the actor from the real-life inspiration for the film. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/4 Frozen II (2019) Alan French Frozen II handles its business, crafting another solid chapter in the franchise. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/4 The Irishman (2019) Alan French Scorsese's complex portrait of Sheeran and organized crime make The Irishman one of the best films of 2019, and one of the best of his career. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2019
2.5 Noelle (2019) Alan French Noelle wears its heart on its sleeve, but for Christmas movies, that's rarely a bad thing. Thanks to committed performances from the cast, it overcomes a fairly basic plot. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
4/4 Hustlers (2019) Alan French Hustlers stands out thanks to its intimate and nuanced portraits of the ladies at the heart of the scandal. Thanks to larger than life performances, it should stand the test of time. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/4 The Lighthouse (2019) Alan French The story gets downright insane. To call The Lighthouse bonkers would be an understatement, and Eggers thrives on the disorientation. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2019
3.5/4 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Alan French In the small emotions and small moments of Ford v Ferrari, Mangold creates a film that earns must-watch status. It's rare that a movie can so wholly appeal to audiences. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/4 Parasite (2019) Alan French There's little doubt that Parasite earns the title of masterpiece, and will only grow in the public consciousness for decades to come. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
2/4 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Alan French Jojo rarely gets more than a chuckle out of its audience, making it surprisingly dull. All the energy and jokes that Waititi layers throughout his other films are non-existent EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
3/4 Klaus (2019) Alan French The use of northern landscapes provides ample opportunity to create picturesque locales. Time after time, the shots feel like concept art come to life. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
2.5/4 Joker (2019) Alan French While Joker's ambition makes it interesting, it never follows through on the threads that deliver the most impactful messages. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/4 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Alan French Thanks to an endlessly entertaining screenplay and an incredible performance fromShia LeBeouf,The Peanut Butter Falconrises above the crop. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Alan French Annabelle allows for a diversity of scares that take place throughout the day and night, culminating in some truly spine-chilling moments. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
1.5/4 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Alan French While Efron takes charge, the rest of the film feels as if it's struggling to catch up. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
1/4 Hellboy (2019) Alan French The pacing is far too quick, yet the movie's runtime comes in over two hours. Hellboy overcomplicates a fairly straightforward story in the process. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
3.5/4 Her Smell (2018) Alan French Perry creates a captivating character that allows Moss to deliver one of the most dynamic performances of her career. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
3.5/4 Missing Link (2019) Alan French Placing the characters in dozens of settings and incorporating never before CGI techniques, the world of Missing Link comes to life. Each setpiece exudes brilliance. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Alan French The triumph from the movies comes from the teen angle to the story. Shazam! shares more stylistic and comedy influence from Spider-Man than most DC comics. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
3/4 Booksmart (2019) Alan French Olivia Wilde directs, and boy does she show promise in her debut. While she has plenty of talent in front of the camera, it is hard to argue against her abilities behind one. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
4/4 Fight Club (1999) Alan French Pitt dominates the screen every second he's on it, and it simultaneously represents his weirdest, funniest and most charismatic role of his career. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019