FanSided

FanSided is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ian Thomas Malone, Kristen Lopez
Rating Title/Year Author
EMMA. (2020) Kristen Lopez Its composition leads to a stark formality that's overall cold in tone, with the question of just whom this new version is meant to appeal to left lingering like a light spring breeze. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Kristen Lopez Birds of Prey is a colorful and rollicking story that puts women front and center seeking autonomy, not just from their comic book origins but the fandom seeking the same old thing. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Rhythm Section (2020) Kristen Lopez The Rhythm Section lacks any rhythm of its own. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
() Ian Thomas Malone Crafted with obvious love, Feder beautifully guides the audience through the many pitfalls transgender people have faced along the road to representation. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
The Assistant (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Like its protagonist, The Assistant isn't a perfect messenger. It's a well-made film with a clever narrative, albeit one that's hard to embrace. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
Promising Young Woman (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Promising Young Woman is a painfully honest commentary on the shortcomings of the #MeToo era. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Never Rarely Always Sometimes injects cold realism into the realities that pregnant teenagers face to exercise their American rights. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
Zola (2020) Ian Thomas Malone The strength of Zola lies in Bravo's ability to make the audience feel like it's in on the film's many jokes. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
She's All That (1999) Ian Thomas Malone While far from a feminist masterpiece, She's All That stands the test of time better than most of its '90s contemporaries in the genre. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
Like a Boss (2020) Kristen Lopez A comedy whose laughs come from men who don't know how women and business are operating in the modern world, Like a Boss is as expired as five-year-old mascara. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Cats (2019) Kristen Lopez Cats is a jellicle disaster (I'm using that term about as well as the movie does). The actors appear to enjoy embarrassing themselves, but that's the only enjoyment derived from this musical hellscape. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Kristen Lopez Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is made for one specific fan, and to appease them, it limits its storytelling and characterization to a sloppy degree. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Kristen Lopez Just Mercy tugs on the heartstrings, but never in a way that's manipulative. Jordan and Foxx command your attention. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Little Women (2019) Kristen Lopez Little Women is the cinematic equivalent of a warm hug or a mug of hot chocolate. It's a beautiful tale of family and love you'll wrap yourself up in. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Bombshell (2019) Kristen Lopez [Bombshell] does nothing aside from retread old material with A-list stars in Halloween costumes. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Kristen Lopez The film would connect with anyone who's tried to teach their grandparents how to use the TV remote. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Uncut Gems (2019) Kristen Lopez The Safdies certainly know how to litter the frame with kinetic energy, but while everything is moving, there just isn't any depth to things. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Kristen Lopez What should feel authentic can often feel hokey, sanitized and a fairy-tale of what a divorce could look like if people just got out of their own way. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019) Kristen Lopez The Aeronauts is a thrilling, at times terrifying, story of one woman's strength and endurance in one of the most dangerous climes possible. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
Queen & Slim (2019) Kristen Lopez Queen & Slim is a masterclass. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Kristen Lopez This new take on Charlie's Angels seems confused about what exactly it wants to say and thus intrigues audiences with items that aren't explicitly the Angels themselves. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Kristen Lopez Frozen 2 never rises above mediocre, answering questions that never needed to be asked and creating a burdensome narrative to tie everything together. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Last Christmas (2019) Kristen Lopez Emma Thompson, last year's breakout star Henry Golding, and Emilia Clarke all flounder in this sedate, uninteresting, unfunny, and downright unromantic Christmas tragedy. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Kristen Lopez [Doctor Sleep] is one of the year's best features. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Kristen Lopez There is plenty to enjoy within The Irishman, unsurprising considering the movie clocks in at a prodigious 3 hours and 30 minutes. The problem is how spaced out the enjoyable moments are. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019