The Only Critic

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Rating Title/Year Author
C No Man's Land (2021) Nate Adams "No Man's Land" message of unity gets bogged down by lazy plot mechanics, including a half-minded redemption narrative that never takes off and cartoonish protagonists too illogical for audiences to take seriously. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
B- Brothers by Blood (2020) Nate Adams There's minimal surprises as to where things land, but the camaraderie displayed between Joel Kinnaman and Matthias Schoenaerts certainly gives "Brothers by Blood" an advantage over countless genre imitators. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
B+ Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself (2020) Nate Adams Transcends the body and spirit. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
B The Dig (2021) Nate Adams Though rather conventional, and indoctrinated with its fair share of distracting subplots, there's a light sensitivity in "The Dig" worth exploring. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
B+ The White Tiger (2021) Nate Adams "The White Tiger" is an entertaining ride about earning your place in the world, even if that means climbing over others to get it. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
B The Ultimate Playlist of Noise (2021) Nate Adams Worth a listen. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
B Bloody Hell (2020) Nate Adams If every B-movie could kick this much ass, we'd all be in a much better place. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
D- Locked Down (2021) Nate Adams Keep your distance. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
D+ Outside the Wire (2021) Nate Adams Boosting Netflix's robust action catalog, "Outside the Wire" should hit #1 in their top 10 ranking opening weekend. However, it will be forgotten the moment those credits roll. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
C+ The Marksman (2021) Nate Adams Those signing up to watch another Liam Neeson thriller where he kicks ass and takes names might be disappointed as "The Marksman" is more down to earth, and by that I mean there's slightly less ass kicking, and a touch more humanity. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
B+ Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets (2021) Nate Adams Nobody is asking for originality, but if we believe the central relationship than nothing else matters, and Russell and Zumann are a delight to watch explore their feelings for each other. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
D- Redemption Day (2021) Nate Adams It can't officially be the start of the a new year without the first dud and that's a badge "Redemption Day" proudly earns. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
B+ Herself (2020) Nate Adams Considering how nasty and cruel the world can be, "Herself" brandishes a certain degree of optimism that suggests compassion always trumps fear. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
A- Pieces of a Woman (2020) Nate Adams Unforgettable and Vanessa Kirby delivers a career defining performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
B Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Nate Adams Fueled by ridiculousness, Roseanne Liang's "Shadow in the Cloud" is pure pulp that thrives on Chloe Grace Moretz's committed performance and a pace that's absolutely relentless. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2021
D We Can Be Heroes (2020) Nate Adams Far from heroic. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2020
B+ One Night in Miami (2020) Nate Adams A thunderous debut from Regina King, "One Night In Miami" offers an impressive, entertaining look at four Black icons. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2020
C Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Nate Adams A wondrous disappointment. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
A- Promising Young Woman (2020) Nate Adams "Promising Young Woman" isn't for everyone but those who take the plunge will find themselves engrossed in a shocking tale of fearless revenge, punctuated by an ace lead performance and stellar supporting cast. One of 2020's best films. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
C+ Sylvie's Love (2020) Nate Adams On the surface, "Sylvie's Love" is an engaging and promising story about hard working career women making sacrifices for themselves, but Eugene Ashe's script sends an inconsistent message. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
A- Soul (2020) Nate Adams Pete Docter's joyous "Soul" is a return to top-tier Pixar that tackles tough subjects while transcending age barriers. The best animated film of 2020. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
B- Fatale (2020) Nate Adams From "Fatal Attraction," "Obsessed," and "Unforgettable," nothing about Deon Taylor's film screams originality, but "Fatale" is able to solidify its own identity because of Hilary Swank's unwavering commitment to selling every line. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
B+ Another Round (2020) Nate Adams Another Round" takes an honest look at substance abuse while appreciating the art that is life. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
B Greenland (2020) Nate Adams Ric Roman Waugh's mid-budget disaster flick "Greenland" - starring Gerard Butler, and made from the same team who delivered "Angel Has Fallen" - not sucking might be the biggest surprise of 2020. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
C Monster Hunter (2020) Nate Adams "Monster Hunter" is an entertainingly bad movie. It's like watching two trains about to collide on the tracks. You know what's coming, but you can't look away. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
B+ Assassins (2020) Nate Adams A wild and unbelievable true story comes to life in Ryan White's excellent doc "Assassins." EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
B+ News of the World (2020) Nate Adams "News of the World" is an epic, immersive western that gives Tom Hanks a steady character to lean on and his best role since "Captain Phillips." EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
C The Midnight Sky (2020) Nate Adams The vastness and glistening beauty of space is intoxicating, which underscored by Oscar winning composer Alexandre Desplat certainly earns its stripes, but a disjointed, connect the dots narrative sours the overall vibe. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
D- Songbird (2020) Nate Adams The wrong movie at the wrong time. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
C Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Nate Adams John Patrick Shanley's "Wild Mountain Thyme" is a breezy blunder of epic proportions with an even stranger WTF finale. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
C Wander Darkly (2020) Nate Adams Tara Miele's "Wander Darkly" is an ambitious piece of filmmaking that never connects emotionally. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
C Let Them All Talk (2020) Nate Adams Any excuse to get Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, and Candice Bergen together in the same room is cause for celebration, but Steven Soderbergh's rushed "Let Them All Talk" goes overboard. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
C I'm Your Woman (2020) Nate Adams Rachel Brosnahan is terrific and her transformation works for the character, but considering someone whose independence drives the main narrative, you'd be surprised at how much her journey is undermined by testosterone. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
B+ Sound of Metal (2019) Nate Adams For a movie that doesn't say much, the message within "Sound of Metal" is loud and clear. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
C Black Bear (2020) Nate Adams One has to look at something and notice it's not for them. I fall into that camp, but that doesn't mean others will follow. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
C- All My Life (2020) Nate Adams The real life relationship between Jennifer Carter and Solomon Chau deserved a cinematic adaptation with an emphasis on doing the most with the time you have, where instead this hastily made romantic flick is one giant blunder. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
B+ Mank (2020) Nate Adams "Mank" is exactly the type of film its troubled subject would have loved to make: a deep dive that basks in an era riddled with corruption, wastes no time exposing those who were complacent, and still finds moments to appreciate motion pictures. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
D Wander (2020) Nate Adams Despite Aaron Eckhart and Tommy Lee Jones hamming it-up for the campy, unapologetic garbage the film is, "Wander" is a conspiracy theory that leads down a rabbit hole to nowhere. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
B- Godmothered (2020) Nate Adams "Godmothered" gets a pass solely on Jillian Bell's ebullient presence. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
B The Prom (2020) Nate Adams Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' is a glitzy, feel good, musical that's hard to resist EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
C- Half Brothers (2020) Nate Adams "Half Brothers" squanders its two leads' comedic potential for a half-baked message that needed to be cooked a little longer. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
B The Croods: A New Age (2020) Nate Adams Digs up solid family fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2020
D Superintelligence (2020) Nate Adams If this is where Melissa McCarthy's career (and the fate of studio comedies) are headed, we'll need more than a James Corden voiced A.I to save us. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
B Uncle Frank (2020) Nate Adams "Uncle Frank" was made with good intentions, and despite the clumsy road-trip comedy aspect and the fairy tale ending, Paul Bettany's self-reflective performance is what everyone will be talking about. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
A- Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Nate Adams Running at a breakneck pace, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" never holds back, from Viola Davis boisterous screen presence to Chadwick Boseman's earth shattering final performance, everything is left on screen in this incredible cinematic adaptation. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
B+ Happiest Season (2020) Nate Adams Despite "Happiest Season" existing within familiar narrative boundaries, it still manages to seem fresh while letting the world know lesbian themed holiday films are here to stay. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
F Buddy Games (2019) Nate Adams "Buddy Games," which marks the directing debut for actor Josh Duhamel, is an abhorrent waste of time and talent where those involved think it's the funniest thing on planet earth and audiences are left to question their sanity. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
C- The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Nate Adams Spreads little holiday cheer. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
D Vanguard (2020) Nate Adams A cartoonishly dull action flick with no brains and minimal brawn. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
B+ Run (2020) Nate Adams An effective little shocker that knows how to induce nail-biting anxiety. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020