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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 The Half of It (2020) Lauren Veneziani A fresh and sweet coming-of-age story about a Chinese-American teen and the unexpected friendship she forms. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
3/5 Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) Lauren Veneziani There's a good movie in here somewhere, and the unrated cut amped it up a bit, but the overall payoff is kinda laughable. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2020
3.5/5 Like a Boss (2020) Lauren Veneziani Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish's friendship chemistry is what makes this film genuine, loving and funny. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2020
3.5/5 Underwater (2020) Lauren Veneziani Kristen Stewart is a fantastic lead in this sci-fi thriller that's intense and claustrophobic. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2020
3.5/5 Love. Wedding. Repeat (2020) Lauren Veneziani Sam Claflin's comedic turn is welcoming and hilarious in this modern wedding romance story. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
3.5/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Lauren Veneziani Director Guy Ritchie's newest film is funny, clever, and features a commanding performance from Charlie Hunnam. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
1.5/5 Bloodshot (2020) Lauren Veneziani Overly convoluted, long and confusing, fans of the comics may find some entertainment in this film, but others may not. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
4/5 EMMA. (2020) Lauren Veneziani Gorgeous production and costume design make this Jane Austen adaption lovely to watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020
4/5 The Hunt (2020) Lauren Veneziani Betty Gilpin is a strong lead in this film filled with political satire, horror and comedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020
3.5/5 Spenser Confidential (2020) Lauren Veneziani Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke are a fun, exciting duo in this film directed by Peter Berg. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2020
3/5 Onward (2020) Lauren Veneziani Though the emotional core of the story works in the end, Onward isn't as memorable as other Pixar films in recent years. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 The Way Back (2020) Lauren Veneziani Ben Affleck's performance is both devastating and remarkable to watch in this realistic depiction of addiction. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
4.5/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Lauren Veneziani Director Leigh Whannell's remake is scary, timely, unsettling and gripping, and features one hell of a performance from Elisabeth Moss. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 The Photograph (2020) Lauren Veneziani LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae's chemistry is total fire in this romance directed by Stella Meghie. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
4.5/5 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Lauren Veneziani Lana Condor leads this To All the Boys sequel beautifully and Noah Centineo and Jordan Fisher are both as charming as ever in Jenny Han's novel adaptation. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
5/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Lauren Veneziani Harley Quinn finally gets her own fun, R-rated, girl power movie and Margot Robbie is exceptionally fierce in the role. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 The Rhythm Section (2020) Lauren Veneziani Despite Blake Lively, who is exceptional, and Reed Morano's best efforts, the film suffers from a weaker screenplay and overall tone. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Lauren Veneziani Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their buddy cop roles perfectly in this fun, action-filled and surprisingly emotional third installment. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
4.5/5 Joker (2019) Lauren Veneziani Joaquin Phoenix gives one of the most memorable performances of the year and of his career in Todd Phillips' Joker. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 1917 (2019) Lauren Veneziani 1917 is a visceral experience that should be watched in the theatre on the biggest IMAX screen you can find. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
4.5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Lauren Veneziani The Safdie Brothers prove once again they are directors to watch. Adam Sandler is exceptional and Julia Fox gives the breakout performance of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
4.5/5 Little Women (2019) Lauren Veneziani Greta Gerwig's non-linear storytelling of Little Women is my favorite version to date. Saoirse Ronan was born to play to role of Jo March. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
2.5/5 Cats (2019) Lauren Veneziani Tom Hooper's Cats has potential but isn't quite there with the CGI and visuals to make this into a good movie just yet. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
4.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Lauren Veneziani Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie are fiercely exceptional in this story that everyone should see. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Lauren Veneziani With director J.J. Abrams back and strong performances from Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver, the final installment in this trilogy is emotional, fun and memorable for Star Wars fans. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Lauren Veneziani One of the most realistic and genuinely told love stories I have ever seen. Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson & Laura Dern are perfect. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 Waves (2019) Lauren Veneziani Waves is one hell of an emotional roller coaster of a ride featuring stunning cinematography and emotional performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 The Irishman (2019) Lauren Veneziani Only Martin Scorsese can make a 3.5-hour long mob film gripping, memorable, intense and features one of the best Robert De Niro performances ever. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4.5/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Lauren Veneziani Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith are exceptional in this story that happens to be one of the best romances of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Lauren Veneziani Rian Johnson's Knives Out is one of the best theatrical experiences to see with an audience this year. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Lauren Veneziani Matthew Rhys and Tom Hanks lead an inspiring and sweet story about Fred Rogers and how he touched the lives of everyone around him. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Lauren Veneziani The songs in Frozen 2 are memorable, welcoming and fresh and its fun to see the Arendelle gang all back together. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 Noelle (2019) Lauren Veneziani Noelle is a movie I can see myself watching every holiday season, like Elf and The Santa Clause, Anna Kendrick is instantly likable and charming. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
4.5/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Lauren Veneziani In a film full of classic cars and racing, its Matt Damon and Christian Bale that you can't take your eyes off of in this story about friendships, feuds and American history. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Lauren Veneziani Elizabeth Banks' Charlie's Angels is fresh, fun, empowering and delivers one of my favorite Kristen Stewart performances to date. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
2/5 Last Christmas (2019) Lauren Veneziani Despite Emilia Clarke's best efforts, Last Christmas is manipulative, questionable and honestly just plain wacko. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
4.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Lauren Veneziani Director Mike Flanagan's Doctor Sleep is a horror hit with memorable performances by Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson especially. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
2.5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Lauren Veneziani Edward Norton's performance is memorable, but the two-and-a-half-hour long film is not. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 The King (2019) Lauren Veneziani Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson are the clear highlights in this Shakespearean rendition of King Henry V. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Lauren Veneziani There are some fun moments in this Terminator sequel, but we needed more Linda Hamilton and a better sequel to her personal story. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
4.5/5 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Lauren Veneziani This is the ENDGAME of all of Kevin Smith's movies and it's magnificent, hilarious and heartfelt. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Lauren Veneziani Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer make this Maleficent sequel worthwhile and fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 Judy (2019) Lauren Veneziani Renée Zellweger's performance as Judy Garland will go down as a career highlight. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4.5/5 Ad Astra (2019) Lauren Veneziani 2019 Brad Pitt might be my favorite Brad Pitt. A compelling, emotional and memorable story with stunning visuals. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Lauren Veneziani Downton Abbey is made for the fans while also delighting audiences with a passionate and rich story. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Lauren Veneziani The Goldfinch succeeds with Roger Deakins' always incredible cinematography and strong performances from Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman and Finn Wolfhard. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Lauren Veneziani Hustlers is one of the biggest surprises of the year, with memorable performances from everyone, especially Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Lauren Veneziani may not be as frightening or fresh as its predecessor, but overall it is a satisfying conclusion to the chilling story. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/5 Falling Inn Love (2019) Lauren Veneziani Director Roger Kumble brings his rom-com charm to Netflix's first film that was primarily shot in New Zealand. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
3/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Lauren Veneziani It's tough to review a movie when you really enjoyed half of it (Gerard Butler and Nick Nolte are amazing!), but the other half is just so-so. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019