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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Sean Mulvihill This movie aims for unrelenting silliness and pulls it off. I consider that a success. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/5 Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Sean Mulvihill Just when I thought I couldn't possibly find something new in a zombie movie, One Cut of the Dead comes along and completely upends my expectations of the genre. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
4/5 Depraved (2019) Sean Mulvihill It's a movie that sticks with you well after it has concluded, leaving you to ponder all the real life horrors that overshadow the terror of resurrecting the dead. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Sean Mulvihill There is not another zombie movie like The Dead Don't Die. It's a film only Jim Jarmusch could make. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/5 Satanic Panic (2019) Sean Mulvihill Overall there are few weak spots about Satanic Panic, making this a consistently fun, absolutely wild directorial debut. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
1/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Sean Mulvihill You won't need your memory wiped after this one. The movie will do it for you. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
5/5 The Harder They Come (1972) Sean Mulvihill The Harder They Come is a landmark work of cinema, a film that helped expand understanding about a corner of the world often ignored. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
1/5 The Fanatic (2019) Sean Mulvihill While The Fanatic is unmistakably trash, it's not even fun trash. It's mainly meanspirited, inept, and hollow. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 Do the Right Thing (1989) Sean Mulvihill The many messages of the film remain widely unheeded and Do the Right Thing remains as vital and crucial a work of cinematic art today as it was 30 years ago. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Sean Mulvihill Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's elegy for this fleeting moment in time, a darkly comic nostalgia trip through the past. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
3.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sean Mulvihill It's in the post-credits scenes that it becomes apparent what works best about Spider-Man: Far From Home - this isn't a great standalone Spider-Man adventure but it is a fun piece into the puzzle of Marvel's potential future. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) Sean Mulvihill Dumbo may not always achieve its ambitions but you have to credit Tim Burton and screenwriter Ehren Kruger for attempting something drastically different. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
5/5 Boom! (1968) Sean Mulvihill It's a bad movie, yes, but rarely has bad been so damned captivating. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/5 Swing Time (1936) Sean Mulvihill Here we have a movie featuring an iconic screen duo, a legendary director, and a horrifically racist sequence. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
1/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Sean Mulvihill It's a tedious slog of incoherent superhero nonsense. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 Domino (2019) Sean Mulvihill The version of Domino that is being released is a thriller that will many will find to confusing and lethargically paced - and there's some validity to those complaints - but the film is still a journey through a number of De Palma's cinematic obsessions. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
1.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sean Mulvihill All the advanced computer effects in the world can't make this sequel any more thrilling than a man in a rubber suit laying waste to cardboard cities. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 Brightburn (2019) Sean Mulvihill Even if the film underwhelms on the thematic front more often than not, there's enough verve in the execution of the film's horror elements to ensure that you're never bored. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 Aladdin (2019) Sean Mulvihill [Aladdin] pulls off its modest ambitions, hitting the story beats and retaining the songs of the beloved classic amidst a gorgeous production design, but that doesn't stop the film from feeling less like a movie and more of a corporate product. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
3.5/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Sean Mulvihill A crowd-pleasing comedy from writer-director Stephen Merchant that operates by rather basic formula but has enough charms to consistently entertain even when you know exactly what's going to happen next. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
5/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Sean Mulvihill This is easily going to be the year's best action film, and if anything comes along and surpasses it I shall kneel before the filmmakers and pledge my fealty. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
1.5/5 Poms (2019) Sean Mulvihill Poms is a lazy, indifferent work of comedy filmmaking that often looks for laughs in the very ageist tropes it is aiming to subvert. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 Charlie Says (2018) Sean Mulvihill Mary Harron is obviously intrigued by how anyone could find this deranged criminal charismatic enough to devote their lives to his lunatic ramblings, and Smith being so ineffective does a lot to unwind the myths that have made Manson so captivating. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/5 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Sean Mulvihill Extremely Wicked wants to have it both ways. It wants to posit itself as a telling of Liz's story but also wants the sensationalist aspects of Bundy to draw viewers in. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) Sean Mulvihill It's a celebration of this once in a lifetime moment, the emergence of a pop culture phenomenon as these characters are on the verge of exiting adolescence and entering adulthood into a world that will be come increasingly fractured and cynical. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
3/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sean Mulvihill It's jamming a decade of movies, 22 films in all, and balling them up into a densely packed three-hour movie and hurling it right at your face. Some will welcome the projectile and others will recoil in horror. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
1.5/5 Hellboy (2019) Sean Mulvihill This reboot plays out like some kind of ancient curse that arises when a spell has been incanted wrongly, as pretty much nothing goes right for Hellboy aside from the spirited performance of its star. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Sean Mulvihill This movie put its director through Hell - more than once! - but its existence proves that every once in a while dreams can transcend reality. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Sean Mulvihill The Beach Bum is the kind of film that gives you a contact high. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
3.5/5 Shazam! (2019) Sean Mulvihill It's absolutely amazing how much fun DC can be when it's not taking itself so damned seriously. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
1.5/5 The Dirt (2019) Sean Mulvihill The Dirt really feels like a rushed product, something quickly and cheaply made to capitalize on the success of Bohemian Rhapsody only this time it's unconvincing wigs in place of comically absurd false teeth. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
1.5/5 Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Sean Mulvihill There's no depth or wit to any of the film's racial elements; they're just a superfluous layer added to be provocative, like the film aspires to be edgelord cinema for the extremely online guys. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/5 Relaxer (2018) Sean Mulvihill Joel Potrykus has created a film that is bizarre, grotesque, and defiant but maintains a pace that keeps the unusual events always oddly hilarious and captivating. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
4.5/5 Us (2019) Sean Mulvihill Us may not feature as concise of a social commentary as Get Out, but it's still an incredibly effective, ambitious, and terrifying work of horror filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 Triple Threat (2019) Sean Mulvihill There may not be a lot of depth to the script for Triple Threat but this is a film that knows what its audience is paying to see, and the film delivers on its promise of frenzied action with some of the world's best action stars. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
5/5 The Truth (1960) Sean Mulvihill La Vérité is a film that pushed the boundaries of its era, a scathing examination of the way in which patriarchal societies exert control over women through hypocritical moralizing. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
1.5/5 Trading Paint (2019) Sean Mulvihill While Trading Paint doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel like Speed Kills or Gotti, it's still a woefully bland piece of familial drama set against the backdrop of a low rent racing circuit. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Sean Mulvihill It's a film that boasts an exceptional cast and gets off to a blistering start before it settles into a lull that lasts until the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Yardie (2018) Sean Mulvihill Yardie is a solid directorial debut from Elba, a crime drama that features shades of City of God and The Harder They Come. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4.5/5 Transit (2018) Sean Mulvihill Transit is another harrowing masterwork by Christian Petzold and one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Sean Mulvihill Brie Larson delivers a performance full of depth and nuance that will stand as one of the best in the superhero genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
4.5/5 Widows (2018) Sean Mulvihill People will be talking about Widows for years to come. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 Starman (1984) Sean Mulvihill In switching up his stylistic tendencies Carpenter is able to bring more elements of his cinematic brilliance to the forefront than might be noticed in his more sensationalist films. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 Donnybrook (2018) Sean Mulvihill The relentlessly bleak nature of Donnybrook will undoubtedly turn off a number of viewers as it's characters circle the drain of life. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/5 The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) Sean Mulvihill The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is lacking in one area that proves to be quite detrimental for a film with such an outlandish title - it's just not fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4.5/5 High Flying Bird (2019) Sean Mulvihill This unique examination of the other side of sports stands as a great sports movie even if it's not about the game as much as "the game on top of the game." EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
2/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Sean Mulvihill You don't need a set of incredibly large eyes to see that Alita: Battle Angel is a movie rife with problems. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) Sean Mulvihill All these years later Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is still a practically perfect comedy, brimming from scene to scene with outrageous behavior amidst the gorgeous scenery of the French Riviera. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 Jackie Chan's Police Story 2 (1988) Sean Mulvihill [Police Story 2] features all of the hallmarks of a great Jackie Chan film - lots of crazy action, visually clear direction, and wacky sensibility that once again sees Chan taking on the spirit of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 Police Story (1985) Sean Mulvihill In Police Story, Chan is able to highlight all of his gifts as an action star, a comedic star, and as a director balancing the two. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019