Screen Zealots

Screen Zealots is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Louisa Moore
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5 / 5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Louisa Moore The type of scrappy mayhem that gives a sparkle of excitement to the mostly bland and boring DCEU. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
1.5 / 5 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Louisa Moore This is not a movie for those who don't already know and love the duo, as inside jokes make up the majority of the scenes. Newbies will get close to nothing out of this, and it's not good enough to recruit the uninitiated. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
4.5/5 Kajillionaire (2020) Louisa Moore Uplifting and charming, Kajillionaire has a lot of original, insightful things to say about the world we all live in. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3.5/5 Zola (2020) Louisa Moore One of those wacky movies that is sure to be talked about, if only for the sheer insanity of the story. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 Some Kind of Heaven (2020) Louisa Moore This beautifully crafted documentary gives an honest, open, and deeply human look at getting older. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3.5/5 Run Sweetheart Run (2020) Louisa Moore Confronts toxic masculinity and patriarchy head-on, like an atomic bomb full of social and political horror. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/5 Horse Girl (2020) Louisa Moore A dark movie that gets weird for no good reason, a victim of writers who can't figure out the ending to their story. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/5 Surge (2020) Louisa Moore The story of a mentally ill man with built-up rage boiling inside, which is one of the scariest things you can imagine in today's world. The film is disappointing because none of these issues are explored in greater depth. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/5 Scare Me (2020) Louisa Moore A fun concept that's well directed, but there's just not enough substance to make it suitable as a feature-length film. It's an ode to the lost art of telling scary stories - except these aren't good stories. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3.5/5 The Night House (2020) Louisa Moore An anxiety-inducing, bone-chilling take on the traditional ghost story. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/5 Bad Hair (2020) Louisa Moore A pensive style of social horror that will likely be more meaningful to women as well as people of color. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
4/5 The Assistant (2019) Louisa Moore Accurately portrays the weighty emotional toll that stems from knowing something isn't quite right, but you are powerless to do anything about it. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
4/5 Dinner in America (2020) Louisa Moore This punk rock love song of two misfits is an adrenaline-fueled exercise in cinematic anarchy, and I loved every minute of it. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
2/5 () Louisa Moore Sluggish storytelling aside, it's impossible not to root for the heroine of the story to succeed when she's challenging the patriarchy of a society that continues to marginalize women. Too bad the rest of the film is a stagnant bore. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 () Louisa Moore Unmasks the impassioned cries of hope and frustration from a young generation through their urban spoken word poetry, and it's as inspiring as it is complicated. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 A Hidden Life (2019) Louisa Moore Perhaps this is what the devout refer to as a "religious experience;" I am not a spiritual person, but the beauty of this film moved me. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
3/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Louisa Moore There are a couple of show-stopping action sequences, but fans should prepare to see a softer, gentler side of the original bad boys. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2020
3/5 Arctic (2018) Louisa Moore Cerebral in its own way, with a purposely vague story that rewards the thoughtful viewer. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
2/5 Like a Boss (2020) Louisa Moore A barely tolerable movie that is perfectly acceptable for a mindless girls' night out; emphasis on the "mindless." EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
3.5/5 1917 (2019) Louisa Moore It's hard not to get stuck on the challenges of the moviemaking rather than the characters that should be the focal point of the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
4/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Louisa Moore An impeccably detailed, beautifully acted, refined drama with a strong feminist angle that's as stirring as it is thought-provoking. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Louisa Moore Uncut Gems is good but far from great, an exhausting repetition of watching a sleazy scumbag spiraling out of control by digging himself deeper into a hole. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
2.5/5 The Report (2019) Louisa Moore A film that's sure to spur a debate about the necessity for efficient checks and balances within our own government. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
3/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Louisa Moore Heavily slanted towards conservative propaganda, but Richard Jewell is a decently crafted and entertaining movie about a man society chewed up, spit out, and promptly forgot. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
2/5 Cats (2019) Louisa Moore Sometimes a movie struts its awfulness with such glee that it almost becomes an enjoyably sadistic pleasure rather than a chore to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 Les misérables (2019) Louisa Moore An authentic, eye-opening look at timely, explosive social issues rocking not only France, but the rest of the world as well. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2020
2/5 Waves (2019) Louisa Moore Deeply meaningful themes fall by the wayside in this incredibly boring melodrama. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
2/5 Little Women (2019) Louisa Moore Anyone sentimental about the original source material should prepare for disappointment. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2019
2.5/5 Knock Down the House (2019) Louisa Moore An average documentary that will inspire, anger, and perhaps even motivate viewers to change the world. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
2/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Louisa Moore For every gasp-inducing jolt and hold-for-tears touching moment, a sense of betrayal almost always follows. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
2/5 () Louisa Moore One of those stories that's guaranteed to elicit strong reactions that will likely be split along gender lines. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
3.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Louisa Moore An uncomfortable but empowering movie to watch, but nearly two hours are spent preaching loudly to the liberal choir. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
4.5/5 Honey Boy (2019) Louisa Moore A heartbreaking, soul cleansing film that delivers a knock-out emotional blow. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Louisa Moore A fast-paced adventure sequel that's packed with action, laughs, and the idea that friendship can foster a family. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 The Good Liar (2019) Louisa Moore It's great to see a strong older woman character starring in a female-driven story, and those looking for an adult drama will find just enough to like. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 The Irishman (2019) Louisa Moore In a film packed with star turns, Joe Pesci absolutely runs away with the entire movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
2/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Louisa Moore Creepy performances, a mediocre story, reliance on nostalgia, and disinterested direction turn this mess into a flop almost as soon as the opening credits begin. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
3.5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Louisa Moore The film is stacked with award-worthy performances at every turn, but this is Adam Driver's pièce de résistance. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
3/5 The Current War (2017) Louisa Moore A compelling tug of war story that remains engaging due to the film's visual style and the strong performances from the lead actors. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/5 Just Mercy (2019) Louisa Moore Delivers a message on the racial bias and economic inequality that plagues the U.S. justice system with a dedication and intensity that doesn't present as overly confrontational. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
3.5/5 Knives Out (2019) Louisa Moore This film is not as clever as it thinks it is, but is highly entertaining -- if not entirely satisfying. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 Frozen II (2019) Louisa Moore Even the dazzling animation can't make up for what's lacking, including the absence of an instant hit song, dry voice performances, and a mediocre story. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
1.5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Louisa Moore I'll stop short at calling it embarrassing, but the line hovers mere inches away. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
2/5 Wallflower (2017) Louisa Moore What's so disturbing about Wallflower isn't the subject matter, but that few likely remember this incident because mass shootings are now so commonplace in our country. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
2/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Louisa Moore A feminist-slanted almost-turd that's been given a sparkly new sheen from a bit of the ol' Hollywood polish. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Louisa Moore Ford v Ferrari is a too-straightforward retelling of history that's too mainstream, too dull, and squanders a considerable opportunity. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Louisa Moore One of the better movies of the year, and should be embraced as a modern instant classic by fans of The Shining. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
1.5/5 Last Christmas (2019) Louisa Moore You'd be better off asking Santa for a lump of coal in your stocking than wasting money on this mess of a movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
1.5/5 Midway (2019) Louisa Moore After viewing this film, I can't decide which is worse: the directing, the screenplay, or the acting. It's a trifecta of mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4.5/5 Parasite (2019) Louisa Moore One of the most intriguing, intelligent, and disturbing films of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019