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
2/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Louisa Moore Why praise a movie that panders (with a symbolic pat on the head) to the audience it is supposed to empower? EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Louisa Moore A bittersweet goodbye with sweeping visuals and a heartfelt ending to one of the best modern animated movie franchises. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
1/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Louisa Moore Those seeking horror will be frustrated with its wacky, nerdy slant, ensuring this film will irritate both those in search of scares and those bookish enough to appreciate a smarter sci-fi thriller. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Louisa Moore A wacky, strange opus of vengeful violence that'll please fans wanting to watch Liam Neeson do some good old fashioned killin'. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Louisa Moore The lazy referencing of many other films in the genre doesn't make for a very original experience. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
1.5/5 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Louisa Moore An unfunny, unsuccessful, elitist spoof about what happens when art and commerce collide. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
2.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Louisa Moore Those unfamiliar with the source material may find enough to enjoy about this ambitious, futuristic tale of a strong, half-human heroine - until they become overloaded with pointless action sequences and a sprawling story. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 What Men Want (2019) Louisa Moore Accurately portrays what it's like to be a hardworking woman in a man's world, and does so with a goofy grace and playfulness that's contagious. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Louisa Moore The timeless legend of King Arthur is repurposed for a new generation in this rapid-paced, old-fashioned, throwback quest story that's great for kids as well as adults. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 Serenity (2019) Louisa Moore As off-kilter as anything you'll ever see, this film is awful, but it's also wonderful in its own absurd, nonsensical, coo-coo bananas way. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/5 The Sunlit Night (2019) Louisa Moore Don't bother trying to connect the dots because this movie is all over the place. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3.5/5 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Louisa Moore Proves that you're never too old to laugh at silly rude humor, a bumbling principal, or your mom's doofus boyfriend. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
3.5/5 () Louisa Moore A tenderly funny yet sad bromance dramedy that gives a decidedly male perspective on friendship, mortality, and morality. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
2/5 The Sharks (2019) Louisa Moore Garibaldi writes with an honesty about fluctuating teenage desires, but the theme of isolation makes for a dreadfully boring movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
3.5/5 Sweetheart (2019) Louisa Moore Survival thriller meets creature feature in this bare-bones, female-driven genre film. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 Sister Aimee (2019) Louisa Moore A satisfying blend of vintage comedy, western, romance, and musical elements, all combined to make one heck of a good tall tale. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Louisa Moore A low-key, charming, and perfect reminder that we should all live in the moment and stop worrying so much about our future. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 Before You Know It (2019) Louisa Moore The story is one of insecurity, veracity, and vulnerability, a little movie with a natural sincerity that you won't find in huge studio films. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3/5 Paradise Hills (2019) Louisa Moore Paradise Hills may prove to be exasperating at times, but it's brazen, interesting, and one worth admiring for its gutsy originality. What a beautiful mess indeed. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
0.5/5 Corporate Animals (2019) Louisa Moore Falls into the category of one of the worst cinematic offenders of all: the unfunny comedy. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
2/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Louisa Moore Fighting With My Family feels like it was chewed up and spit out in a uniform box from the inspirational sports movie factory. Every emotional trope is trotted out on full display in this watered-down biopic. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 Light (2010) Louisa Moore This beautifully understated film finds meaning in the human connection through a shared experience of sadness, loneliness, and loss. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
4.5/5 Little Monsters (2019) Louisa Moore This unrestrained exercise in absurdity is the irresistible, big-hearted zombie comedy we've all been waiting for. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
2.5/5 Photograph (2019) Louisa Moore A beautiful ending can't erase the abundant dull moments beforehand. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
2/5 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Louisa Moore The Death of Dick Long goes too far by taking the dramatic route instead of playing the revolting cause of Dick's death totally for laughs. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 The Nightingale (2019) Louisa Moore Relentlessly brutal, The Nightingale may be a period film at heart, but the parallels to the social bias minorities face on a daily basis is just as relevant in present day. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 Hail Satan? (2019) Louisa Moore A wildly entertaining documentary about The Satanic Temple that charms as much as it educates, and one that, believe it or not, is even a bit inspiring EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 The Lodge (2019) Louisa Moore This nightmare-inducing thriller is as unsettling as they come, a wildly unpredictable story that misdirects in a way that doesn't annoy. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Louisa Moore A crowd-pleasing if ultimately dull bit of cinematic flattery directed towards the beloved feminist icon. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Louisa Moore Aquaman may be the movie Arthur Curry's alter-ego deserves, an epic spectacle of ludicrous joy that's as dreadfully terrible as it is thrilling. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
1/5 Glass (2019) Louisa Moore A long-winded, thinly-premised, half-baked mess of a movie. It appears Shyamalan has both given up and run out of steam. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
4/5 Cold War (2018) Louisa Moore The love story between a woman and an older man is one that you've seen many times onscreen before, but there's something about the stark black and white visuals and the sparse narrative that deliver a bittersweet emotional punch. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/5 Destroyer (2018) Louisa Moore In a year of tenacious onscreen female leads, it's even more disappointing that Kidman is wasted in a predictable film like this. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 Private Life (2018) Louisa Moore The story is far from universal, and the characters will fail to elicit much sympathy from those who haven't experienced similar issues, but this is a well written film that's worth watching. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
4.5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Louisa Moore The theme of living your best life despite the hand you're dealt, especially when the two young lovers represent the shattered hopes and dreams of us all, is one that's as hopeful as it is depressing. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/5 Vice (2018) Louisa Moore The film isn't satirical or edgy enough to examine the political narrative in a fresh or meaningful way. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
3.5/5 Bumblebee (2018) Louisa Moore A family-friendly, energetic surprise that injects fresh new life into the abysmal franchise. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
2/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Louisa Moore A joyless test of endurance where you will absolutely feel every single second that ticks away in the theater. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Louisa Moore In this Western anthology film, the shorts that are the strongest more than make up for the flaws in the others. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 First Reformed (2017) Louisa Moore The parallels of the destructive natures of polluters are likened to organized religion, as the poison is nearly one and the same. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 Roma (2018) Louisa Moore The detailed artistry is outstanding, but visionary flair coupled with poignant authenticity doesn't necessarily make an entertaining movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 Vox Lux (2018) Louisa Moore A film that could be a good contender for both an Oscar as well as a Razzie. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 The Favourite (2018) Louisa Moore A bawdy, twisted, and unsettling film that is guaranteed to be discussed in creative circles for years to come. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
2/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Louisa Moore A melodramatic, overstuffed, cornball of a movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
4/5 Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) Louisa Moore A film geek achievement in offbeat originality that delivers a fresh and fun twist on the zombie genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
1.5/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Louisa Moore A too long, too weak, too confusing jumble of characters and ideas that most outside of the hardcore Harry Potter fan base will struggle to find any enjoyment. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
1.5/5 Billionaire Boys Club (2018) Louisa Moore This is bargain basement stuff that deserves to be treated as such. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
2.5/5 Boy Erased (2018) Louisa Moore Boy Erased seems to be little more than slightly insincere Oscar bait. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
3.5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Louisa Moore This charming sequel is a creative, sweet adventure tale of loyalty and friendship that will delight adults and kids alike. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
3/5 Instant Family (2018) Louisa Moore Instant Family has a positive message and admirable ambition, and its heart is in the right place. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018