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Rating Title/Year Author
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
5/5 Mikey and Nicky (1976) Sean Mulvihill [Mikey and Nicky] is always moving forward, building and building towards its heartbreaking climax. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Sean Mulvihill It's a smart action flick for adults, a film able to provide the basest thrills but willing to step back and let the audience contemplate whether or not it's worth it. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Sean Mulvihill The LEGO Movie 2 is most certainly awesome and will be one of the year's best animated films, if not just one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
2/5 Serenity (2019) Sean Mulvihill I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if at theaters nationwide there's a collective screaming of "WHAT?!?" whenever the film gets to its big twist. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 Obsession (1976) Sean Mulvihill Obsession endures because De Palma fanatics can see the origins of the director's obsessions make their way on to the screen. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Sean Mulvihill Johnny English Strikes Again isn't Rowan Atkinson's funniest work by a long shot, but the comedy legend is able to overcome a shabby script with his unique physical comedy skills and commitment to intricate gags. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 Close (2019) Sean Mulvihill Vicky Jewson doesn't try to reinvent the action genre, but instead opts to deliver a fun, entertaining film and pulls it off for the most part. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
0.5/5 Speed Kills (2018) Sean Mulvihill What in the hell is going on with John Travolta? EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 Fyre (2019) Sean Mulvihill Watching Fyre is like watching a disaster movie without special effects. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
5/5 Vice (2018) Sean Mulvihill Through the examination of one man's life, Vice examines decades of political action that led us to the point we're in right now. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
3.5/5 Bumblebee (2018) Sean Mulvihill It's amazing how well a Transformers movie can work when liberated from the worst excessive tendencies of Michael Bay. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
4.5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Sean Mulvihill It's funny and sad, romantic and tragic, hopeful and heartbreaking, and always brimming with empathy. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
2.5/5 The Quake (2018) Sean Mulvihill There's not enough moving and shaking within The Quake to make it worth your time. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Sean Mulvihill After a long wait, Mary Poppins has returned and she brought the magic with her once again. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
2.5/5 Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Sean Mulvihill While the scenes with Fred Savage are absolutely hilarious, they're not enough to warrant a recommendation for a neutered version of Deadpool 2. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Sean Mulvihill Sitting through Aquaman I had that feeling that I was watching a bad movie, but by the time the end credits rolled I had to accept the fact that I was consistently entertained and never bored by James Wan's crazy blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/5 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Sean Mulvihill Don Siegel's lean, efficient masterwork of paranoia has never looked better thanks to a gorgeous restoration that vividly brings the black and white terror to your home. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/5 Vox Lux (2018) Sean Mulvihill Even the most inane, saccharine pop song has more to say than Vox Lux. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
3.5/5 Valley Girl (1983) Sean Mulvihill The core of the film is universal, the struggle of fitting in with your friends and finding that first spark of love. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
2.5/5 Mile 22 (2018) Sean Mulvihill Mile 22 had all the ingredients to be an absurdly entertaining B-movie and yet it falls short of those modest expectations because it takes itself way too seriously and fails to deliver the most basest thrills. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Sean Mulvihill At a time when superheroes are everywhere and many people have become jaded to the tales of costumed heroism, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse explodes onto the screen with a new lively take on the character and the genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2018
3/5 Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) Sean Mulvihill Despite its various issues there's one thing about Rambo: First Blood Part II that trumps everything else - it's a whole lotta fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
1.5/5 Robin Hood (2018) Sean Mulvihill As I sat in the theater watching this lifeless would-be franchise starter there was only one question swirling around my mind: Who is this for? EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 First Blood (1982) Sean Mulvihill There's no trace of the Rambo that would become the symbol of American militaristic excess of the '80s in First Blood. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
4.5/5 Roma (2018) Sean Mulvihill Having only watched Roma once, I'm not quite ready to declare it an all-out masterpiece, but it is a powerful, emotionally resonant work of cinema. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.5/5 The Favourite (2018) Sean Mulvihill Even though this is a period piece about a royal struggle, it's themes of scheming to gain the favor of a mentally unstable leader still ring true today. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
2/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Sean Mulvihill The Crimes of Grindelwald has the unique distinction of a being a movie that is absolutely overstuffed with characters and plot lines yet nothing actually happens. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
3.5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Sean Mulvihill This is a sequel that expands the concept from the first film in fun and inventive ways delivering plenty of laughs along the way. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
4.5/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Sean Mulvihill More so than usual, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs sees the Coen Brothers toying with audience expectations, resulting in a film that is all over the map and always completely unpredictable. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2018
3.5/5 Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) Sean Mulvihill Bloom's film is an illuminating documentary, well-crafted and timely, but what often stands out about the film is what it doesn't feel the need to say aloud. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2018