Cinema Axis

Cinema Axis is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ashlee Blackwell, Carolyn Mauricette, Courtney Small
Rating Title/Year Author
() Courtney Small Offering a fascinating look into the past, watching Lime Kiln Club Field Day in the way it was originally intended was truly a magical experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
B MS Slavic 7 (2019) Courtney Small MS Slavic 7 is a work of art that one absorbs and meditates on. Bohdanowicz plays with the cinematic medium in ways that subvert typical conventions. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
C- In the Tall Grass (2019) Courtney Small Deep in the dense grass that surrounds the plot of Vincenzo Natali's In the Tall Grass is a spectacular horror film. Unfortunately, one gets lost trying to find it. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
A- Human Nature (2019) Courtney Small An engaging and thought-provoking film, Human Nature is a necessary conversation starter. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
A- Monos (2019) Courtney Small A tension filled experience that grabs viewers by the throat and does not let go. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
A Uncut Gems (2019) Courtney Small Sandler delivers a tour de force performance in one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
A Marriage Story (2019) Courtney Small Offering a blisteringly honest portrayal of the stress and pain divorce causes, Baumbach masterfully forces us to wallow in the couple's uncomfortableness. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
A Jojo Rabbit (2019) Courtney Small Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit skillfully walks a tightrope that few films can. It is both a hilarious World War II satire and a deeply moving coming-of-age drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
B () Courtney Small Mouaness effectively captures the slow erosion of innocence. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
B Just Mercy (2019) Courtney Small Cretton's biopic succeeds in giving deep emotional weight to its portrait of the earlier years in Stevenson's accomplished career. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
A A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Courtney Small A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood effectively captures the goodness that Rogers saw in everyone. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
A Knives Out (2019) Courtney Small Knives Out is a fun and intelligent whodunnit that will keep you guessing to the very end. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
B+ () Courtney Small Blood Quantum is proof that the zombie genre still has plenty of unique stories to tell. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
A Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Courtney Small A work of art that is equally beautiful and heartbreaking, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an exquisite love story. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
B+ () Courtney Small The Lost Okoroshi is an enchanting film that solidifies Makama as a unique cinematic voice. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open (2019) Courtney Small A slow burn that packs a powerful emotional punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- () Courtney Small Though Nina Hoss delivers a stirring performance, the film's message gets tangled in its own messy notes. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
B- () Courtney Small The Last Porno Show captures the damaging impact that fathers, even those with good intentions, can have on their sons. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
A- Waves (2019) Courtney Small Shults slowly pulls the rug out from under us; revealing a dense pool of sorrow that is suffocating and unforgettable. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
A- Joker (2019) Courtney Small Todd Phillips' Joker offers a new take on The Clown Prince of Crime, one that unapologetically holds up a mirror in our divided modern times. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
C- El hoyo (2019) Courtney Small The commentary becomes muddled as Gaztelu-Urruita frequently gets lost in violent excess. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
A Hustlers (2019) Courtney Small Hustlers is a pure delight. Scafaria constructs a tale of con artists that crackles with drama and wit. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
A The Lighthouse (2019) Courtney Small While Eggers' distinct vision is astonishing, the film thrives thanks to the fearless work by Dafoe and Pattinson. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
A+ Parasite (2019) Courtney Small Effortlessly mixing genres, Parasite is a brilliant work that emphasizes that the stairway to financial freedom is rarely accessible to those who need it the most. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
A- Ready or Not (2019) Courtney Small A devilishly entertaining film that will have you laughing and gasping with equal measure, Ready or Not is wickedly fun and full of surprises. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Luce (2019) Carolyn Mauricette You may love it, you may hate it, but it's a film you have to see. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
B Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Courtney Small Zoabi effectively shows that artistic pursuits have the power to bring seemingly different people together for a shared experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
C- Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Courtney Small Unlike Tarantino's previous works, the film's entertaining fragments do not smoothly blend into a cohesive whole. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
B Good Kisser (2019) Courtney Small It quickly becomes apparent that the real elephant in the room of Good Kisser is not the threesome, but rather the secrets that can no longer stay hidden. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
B The Stone Speakers (2018) Courtney Small The Stone Speakers presents a meditative look at a society still trying to reconcile with the lingering impact of war. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
A The Farewell (2019) Courtney Small What Wang constructs is a film that packs an emotional punch one minute and has you laughing the next. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
C The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Courtney Small An extremely dark comedy, The Art of Self-Defense's twisted blend of humour and biting social commentary makes for a truly unique exploration of toxic masculinity EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
C- The Lion King (2019) Courtney Small This film is filled with beautifully rendered creatures whose eyes are devoid of a soul. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
B Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Courtney Small Watts does a wonderful job of visualizing the chaos and nightmarish paranoia that Mysterio's antics cause Spider-Man. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
A- Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Courtney Small What Morrison conveys is a tale of struggle, perseverance, and an unwavering defiance that will have you looking at her career in a whole new light. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
A The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Courtney Small It is this complicated love/hate relationship with the place he calls home that makes Talbot's love letter to the city so riveting and rewarding. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
C Toy Story 4 (2019) Courtney Small In making Bo Peep such an engaging character, director Josh Cooley pulls one's attention away from the disjointed nature of the story. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
B- Hai Phuong (2019) Courtney Small Ngo provides each set piece with an exhilarating energy. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
D+ Men in Black: International (2019) Courtney Small Men in Black: International is akin to looking into a neuralyzer as its blandness makes the film utterly forgettable. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
A- Rocketman (2019) Courtney Small The result is a magical experience that is as vivacious and fearless as Elton John himself. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
A Mouthpiece (2018) Courtney Small Mouthpiece is an absorbing, complex and vibrant portrait of the female mind that refuses to be placed into any one box. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
B Always Be My Maybe (2019) Courtney Small Frankly, the entire ensemble is a treat to watch. It is the performances that elevate the material and provide several laugh out loud moments. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2019
B- The Perfection (2018) Courtney Small The Perfection is a symphony of revenge that is brazen, bizarre and oddly satisfying because of its imperfections. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
B Before You Know It (2019) Courtney Small Utt and Tullock display wonderful chemistry and are a treat to watch. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
B How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Courtney Small A fitting finale to an exceptional trilogy EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
A- John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Courtney Small Stahelski pushes the boundaries of action to exciting new heights. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
Night of the Living Deb (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Night of the Living Deb takes the awkward morning after and makes it even more ridiculous with zombies. This indie zombie charmer is definitely one you should see. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Wind Walkers (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Though it does not always succeed in its goal, the cool creature effects and tense emotions are worth checking out. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
A Christmas Horror Story (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Watching horror movies at Christmas should be mandatory and the cheesier the better. A Christmas Horror Story has plenty of fun to serve, along with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humour. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Synchronicity (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Synchronicity offers an interesting take on the perils of worm holes, heartbreak and egos. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019