Just Add Color

Just Add Color is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Monique Jones
Rating Title/Year Author
Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace (2020) Monique Jones I expect more attention to detail. I expect standards, even with broad, guilty pleasure films. I like junky fast food like anyone else, but even while it's junk, I expect it to satisfy and be served to me with some competence. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
Queen & Slim (2019) Monique Jones The Blackness in Queen & Slim is limited, possibly because it was all performative to begin with. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Monique Jones If you're planning on working in the industry in any capacity, it's probably for the best that you learn about Guy-Blaché. Now that the documentary is out, you have no excuse not to know about the woman who launched the film industry as we know it. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Monique Jones If the rest of Phase 4 stacks up to Far From Home, I'd be happy. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Purdah (2018) Monique Jones I recommend you give Purdah a watch. You'll come from it feeling closer to a family who has defied the odds after life throws them every possible curveball. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Monique Jones As a whole, the film chalks up to being just fine. Would I watch it again? Sure. But I think the film's real gold comes from how children will receive it, especially children of a Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) background. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019) Monique Jones Always Be My Maybe is a cool film to watch on a weekend when you're ready to Netflix and chill. It's a rom-com that has rewatch potential if you can overlook certain ignorant spots regarding ableism. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Monique Jones Incredibly, the film completes a feat no one believed Marvel would be able to pull off 10 years ago-create a long-running arc of stories that spanned a catalog of films, and end it in a profoundly satisfying way. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Ekaj (2015) Monique Jones Ekaj is a film that will leave you thinking about its message and its characters. Hopefully, it propels viewers to act with kindness towards others, especially those who are different than them. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Guava Island (2019) Monique Jones It's not as if I hate #GuavaIsland. But with all of that fun, I am left asking what the film's purpose is. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2019
Where Hands Touch (2018) Monique Jones With such a film as Where Hands Touch, and with the times we are living in, with the alt-right being validated by our current president, the film would have made a much stronger point if it focused on biracial Germans without a Nazi love interest. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Roma (2018) Monique Jones I feel like Roma is a perfect example of how a director can re-examine aspects of their life and people who influenced their life without turning everything into a stereotypical mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Monique Jones Overall,"Mowgli" is a good first attempt. It's something that would be fine to watch as a diversion, especially if you are a"Jungle Book" completist. But it's also something that might lose your interest. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Monique Jones Having people of all racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds gives Star Wars the legitimacy it needs as both a contemporary film in a multicultural world and as a space opera itself. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018