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Rating Title/Year Author
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Between Two Ferns: The Movie is a competent film that delivers plenty of laughs, while never quite aiming for the high bar set by its source material. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Much of the narrative is totally over-the-top in a way that only seems fitting for a film designed solely to give longtime fans two more hours with the characters they love. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Hustlers never excuses the actions of its characters, while giving the audience the freedom to choose where to lend their sympathies. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Corporate Animals (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Corporate Animals feels like it was written as a spec script for a sitcom that ended up being stretched out for a feature film, much to the detriment of the narrative. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (2019) Ian Thomas Malone For all the talk of Burr wanting to "trigger" people, his most outrageous bits never feel edgy enough to pack the desired punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Riot Act (2018) Ian Thomas Malone The Riot Act has a lot to admire as an indie period piece, but the film plays out like a rough cut in desperate need of additional editing. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Lacking empathy can certainly be amusing, but Sticks & Stones is a tired routine by a man who forgot to layer jokes into his act, too often sounding like a pundit on Fox News. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
Blink of an Eye (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Part biography, part love-letter, the documentary is a testament of human perseverance and the power of individuals to shape the lives of those around them. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
The Harder They Come (1972) Ian Thomas Malone The themes present in the film remain particularly relevant in today's climate. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
I Am Patrick Swayze (2019) Ian Thomas Malone I Am Patrick Swayze makes you fall in love with the man all over again, a beautiful tribute that eloquently explains his vast appeal. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
Batman: Hush (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Juggling its many pieces quite well, Batman: Hush is another strong showing for the DC Animated Movie Universe. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Ian Thomas Malone The child actors have an uncanny sense of comedic timing for jokes meant to sail right over their characters' heads. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Belkin presents his subject as thoroughly human, while never losing sight of the immense legacy he left behind. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Hobbs & Shaw never loses sight of the escapism it exists to provide. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Tarantino showcases the skills he's refined over the years, along with a lack of restraint that longevity often affords. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park (2019) Ian Thomas Malone The film showcases the immense energy that Robert Smith still brings to the stage after all these years. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Ian Thomas Malone The Lion King overhunts the terrain of its predecessor, a lifeless remake that inhabits the shadowlands of nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Parabellum ups the ante in a good way, an action-packed adventure bolstered by Reeves' dedication to his craft. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Right Now presents a conflicting message, a man who says he's grown after the incident while railing against the cultural environment that suggested society should care. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Ian Thomas Malone The Art of Self-Defense has an uncanny grasp on comedic timing, a film that makes you laugh out loud when you least expect a joke to come. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Midsommar is a mesmerizing experience, solidifying Aster as one of the most compelling directors currently making films. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Glitter Room consistently presents as a portrait of her life at this moment, an intimate look at Ryan's efforts to raise a child while still figuring things out for herself. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Far From Home closes out Phase Three of the MCU with a delightful story that embraces the human toll that saving the world has taken on the friendly neighborhood web-slinger. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Toy Story 4 isn't as much of a tearjerker as its predecessors, but the franchise retains a powerful grasp on the emotions of its audience. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Dark Phoenix was not particularly well-equipped to be the finale for close to two decades of franchise lore, but it makes the most of its truncated circumstances. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Godzilla: King of the Monsters clutters its narrative with too many loose strands of plot while failing to let its title character shine. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Ritchie's Aladdin struggles to find its own voice while constantly serving the narrative of its source material. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Booksmart manages to be the funniest high school comedy in years while never losing sight of its powerful emotional core. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine (2018) Ian Thomas Malone What We Left Behind is a beautiful celebration of Deep Space Nine, crafted with love by the people who poured their hearts into the show. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Reynolds' Pikachu is too much of a good thing, never building on an amusing foundation until a clunky attempt to establish some sense of narrative payoff in the third act. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
Knock Down the House (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Knock Down the House is an uplifting documentary that highlights the power of democracy in action. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
War and Peace (1966) Ian Thomas Malone The 2019 remastered version of War and Peace offers a singular cinematic experience, a profoundly moving theatrical tour de force. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
Tater Tot & Patton (2017) Ian Thomas Malone Tater Tot & Patton exhibits much of the typical fare you'd expect from the indie genre, but the film finds a quiet sense of grace in its minimalistic narrative. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Avengers: Endgame is a spectacular conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first era. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
A Dark Place (2018) Ian Thomas Malone A Dark Place could've benefitted from a little more character development, but the film is an engrossing mystery that's well worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Shazam! is the best film of the DCEU thus far, an action-packed adventure full of humor and heart. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
() Ian Thomas Malone Hurley misses an easy opportunity to shed light on the hardships forced upon LGBTQ athletes, never quite suggesting that something in that culture needs to change. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Dumbo's needlessly over the top third act is one of the most chaotic disasters ever depicted in a Disney film. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Satan & Adam (2018) Ian Thomas Malone Satan & Adam has a good story to tell, but the documentary never establishes a consistent narrative to tie its many pieces together. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (2017) Ian Thomas Malone Dirtbag paints a fascinating portrait of what it means to live life in full pursuit of one's passions. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Us (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Us is a terrifying sophomore effort from director Jordan Peele, offering a thought-provoking perspective on the horror genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Thoroughly unremarkable, Captain Marvel wanders aimlessly through various half-baked plotlines without ever investing in its title character. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
Stray (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Stray is a competently crafted film that lacks any semblance of emotional resonance. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Ian Thomas Malone The film fails to present a cohesive narrative to anchor its visual splendor, giving the audience plenty of entertaining sequences but little to root for. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Dead Ant (2017) Ian Thomas Malone Dead Antis the kind of movie that owes its success largely due to its actors' willingness to embrace the film's absurdities. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Ian Thomas Malone The musical numbers don't pack the same punch and the plot wins zero points for originality, but the film has more than enough heart to make up for its lack of imagination. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
A Violent Man (2017) Ian Thomas Malone A Violent Man struggles to be a sports film and a thriller, stripping either of any sense of dramatic urgency. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
Fyre (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Fyre presents an extensive look at the many cons and blunders that went into crafting the disaster. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Fyre Fraud (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Fyre Fraud hoists Billy McFarland up as a straw man indictment against millennials, casting aside a thorough examination of the festival in favor of cheap laughs. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Free Solo (2018) Ian Thomas Malone Free Solo captures one of the greatest athletic feats in history while never losing sight of its much more human subject. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019