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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Ammonite (2020) Lauren Veneziani Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan give exceptionally raw performances in this gorgeously set romantic drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 Godmothered (2020) Lauren Veneziani Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher are cute as can be in this visually stunning sweet family film. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
4.5/5 Mank (2020) Lauren Veneziani One of the most stunning films of the year with memorable performances from the entire ensemble. A 1930s-1940s Hollywood dream. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 Fatman (2020) Lauren Veneziani Mel Gibson plays a non-traditional Santa Claus in this R-rated dark comedy and I was here for it. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3/5 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Lauren Veneziani Amy Adams and Glenn Close give memorable and uncanny performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
4.5/5 Happiest Season (2020) Lauren Veneziani Clea DuVall's romantic comedy is one that I will now watch every holiday season. Dan Levy's monologue to Kristen Stewart made me sob. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
4/5 The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Lauren Veneziani Having Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn play Mr. and Mrs. Claus is total dream casting. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 Freaky (2020) Lauren Veneziani Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn give hilarious and convincing performances in this dark comedy. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 Let Him Go (2020) Lauren Veneziani Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Lesley Manville made this one of the more memorable films I've seen this year. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
4/5 Enola Holmes (2020) Lauren Veneziani A welcome and refreshing take on the Sherlock Holmes story, Helena Bonham Carter is a true highlight. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 Hubie Halloween (2020) Lauren Veneziani Shot on location in Salem, MA, the Halloween themed production design is fantastic, I had a smile on my face the whole time. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 Charm City Kings (2020) Lauren Veneziani A fantastic performance from Jahi Di'Allo Winston in this Baltimore based film. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Lauren Veneziani Anne Hathaway's perfectly campy and unique performance makes this film a new Halloween staple. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Lauren Veneziani The dance scene with Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova is one of the funniest movie scenes I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/5 Rebecca (2020) Lauren Veneziani Despite the ideal casting of Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas, this is a film that ultimately didn't work out in the end. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 After We Collided (2020) Lauren Veneziani Director Roger Kumble brings this second installment of Anna Todd's series to life in a way fans of the books have been dreaming about for years. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
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