Screen Zealots

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Rating Title/Year Author
2 / 5 Murderous Trance (2021) Louisa Moore A dull drama for people fascinated with true crime or the science of mind control. Even then, they'd be better off picking up a book to learn more about the true story behind this movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2021
2 / 5 Sometime Other Than Now (2021) Louisa Moore A standard romantic drama that is perfectly fine for a Sunday afternoon at home, but it could've been so much more. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2021
2 / 5 Tom & Jerry (2021) Louisa Moore It's not super creative, but there's enough here to entertain most kids for a couple of hours. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3 / 5 Crisis (2021) Louisa Moore The performances are much better than you'd expect, and the dramatic moments are engaging enough to warrant a mild recommendation for this forgettable but not terrible film. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4 / 5 Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Louisa Moore An animated feature with a positive, sincere message, lively action scenes, and a sweet tale of friendship that can be enjoyed by the entire family. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
2.5 / 5 Cherry (2021) Louisa Moore Despite the film's positive elements (including a career-best turn from Holland), I can't get past the unnecessary excess. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
3 / 5 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Louisa Moore Jazz fans will love that the film features plenty of Holiday's classic music, and the period set designs and costumes are astonishing on every level. Day fully steps into the shoes of the tortured artist. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
4 / 5 Willy's Wonderland (2021) Louisa Moore A terrific premise, badass hero, and throwback grindhouse sentiment check all the boxes for a successful journey to becoming a midnight cult classic. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2021
3.5 / 5 I Blame Society (2020) Louisa Moore A deliciously wicked, low-budget indie feature that blurs the line between documentary, reality, and getting away with murder. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
1.5 / 5 Flora and Ulysses (2020) Louisa Moore A second-rate family movie with an unredeemable lack of magic. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
3 / 5 The Never List (2020) Louisa Moore This unconventional coming-of-age story features a female-driven narrative and strong young women characters that will speak to teens worldwide. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2021
3 / 5 The Mauritanian (2021) Louisa Moore Probably won't stand the test of time as a historical document, but the film will intrigue those interested in our government's policies after 9/11. It reinforces what most of us already know: Gitmo was a terrible, terrible place. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
3 / 5 The Father (2020) Louisa Moore A fully immersive experience with the frustrations of dementia. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
4 / 5 Greenland (2020) Louisa Moore Sets the disaster movie bar at a much higher level, and it succeeds. This is a really well done, enjoyable popcorn movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
4 / 5 Supernova (2020) Louisa Moore Macqueen's screenplay is filled with honest, raw writing and beautifully sad dialogue. There's not one thing in this film that isn't believable, and that's what makes Supernovaso successful in portraying the reality of life, death, and love. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
2 / 5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Louisa Moore Daniel Kaluuya's knockout performance and Shaka King's confident direction make it easier to overlook the massive problems with the film, including a too-complicated screenplay and stagnant pacing. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4 / 5 The World to Come (2020) Louisa Moore Sophisticated writing elevates this stunning period drama about two women longing for intimacy. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5 / 5 The Blazing World (2021) Louisa Moore A dreamscape of the macabre that is ambitious in its abstract conveyance of nightmarish ideas. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5 / 5 Mass (2021) Louisa Moore Exceptionally well-written and skillfully acted, Mass thoughtfully explores the ideas of grief, guilt, and forgiveness. This film will break you. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4.5 / 5 Writing with Fire (2021) Louisa Moore An inspiring documentary about women journalists making a positive difference not only in their home country of India, but across the globe. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4 / 5 Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) Louisa Moore A time capsule of the revolutionary cultural phenomenon Sesame Street, this doc dives deep with archival footage and extensive interviews with the creative visionaries that changed the world of kid's t.v. forever. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4 / 5 In the Same Breath (2021) Louisa Moore A scathing indictment of both the U.S. and China in relation to their official responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5 / 5 How It Ends (2021) Louisa Moore The eccentric vibe that won't appeal to everyone, but this sweetly unconventional film enchanted me with its kooky charms. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3 / 5 Rebel Hearts (2021) Louisa Moore A rousing portrait of a group of Catholic nuns who dared to fight injustice and the patriarchy. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2 / 5 R#J (2021) Louisa Moore The flashes of brilliance are offset by plenty of moments of annoyance. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3 / 5 First Date (2021) Louisa Moore It feels like the screenwriting and directing duo Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp decided to go out and make the type of movie they actually like to watch, and the result is a well-executed crime comedy that's funny and entertaining. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2.5 / 5 Cryptozoo (2021) Louisa Moore An ambitious, complex animated film that, despite a lot of stumbling blocks, is extremely provocative and impressive. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2.5 / 5 The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet (2021) Louisa Moore A beautiful film through and through, even when it doesn't work as well as you'd hope. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2.5 / 5 Superior (2021) Louisa Moore Captures the aesthetics of the early 80s noir thriller with a low budget, retro feel that provides a callback to films of the era. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
2.5 / 5 Cusp (2021) Louisa Moore A very disturbing, provocative documentary that provides an intimate portrait of modern-day adolescence, detailing the sad reality for many young women in America today. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
3 / 5 Wild Indian (2021) Louisa Moore Raises interesting ideas about grief, guilt, and responsibility, all while shedding light on the ongoing struggles of Indigenous people in America. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
3 / 5 Ma Belle, My Beauty (2021) Louisa Moore Features an on-screen depiction of a non-traditional, polyamorous relationship, which is a commendable display of inclusion and representation on film. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
2 / 5 In The Earth (2021) Louisa Moore The ear-shattering sound design is uncomfortable, and strobe lighting effects are so overused that it made me queasy. Call me crazy, but the simple act of watching a movie should never be this unpleasant. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
3 / 5 Marvelous and the Black Hole (2020) Louisa Moore A kindhearted tale of acceptance and friendship, and a reminder that life's to short to waste a lot of time being angry. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
3.5 / 5 Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Louisa Moore A badass-looking showpiece of cult cinema that plays like Mad Max kabuki theater. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
3.5 / 5 Land (2021) Louisa Moore The burden is overwhelmingly on Wright to turn in a powerful performance and she succeeds, portraying Edee with a quiet determination and rugged grace that is both inspiring and heartbreaking. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
4 / 5 Eight for Silver (2021) Louisa Moore One of the most sophisticated monster movies I've seen in a long while, the atmospheric and moody Eight for Silver feels like a game changer for the gothic horror genre. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
2 / 5 Passing (2021) Louisa Moore The timely issues of gender, identity, race, and class are squandered in a bland, boring wrapper. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
3 / 5 Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Louisa Moore This isn't the most inventive revenge thriller, but the film is filled with an unrelenting brutality that will give your nerves a jolt. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
3.5 / 5 Flee (2021) Louisa Moore A cathartic exercise of a man confronting his painful past so he can move ahead to a brighter future. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
4 / 5 On the Count of Three (2021) Louisa Moore On the Count of Three benefits from a terrific screenplay that incorporates nuggets of street-wise wisdom with just the right amount of nuanced empathy for the characters, and a close to perfect chemistry between the two leads. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
3 / 5 Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Louisa Moore This historical and cultural treasure trove is a must-see for anyone seeking a well-rounded music education. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
3 / 5 John and the Hole (2020) Louisa Moore John and the Hole has some big ideas that are as fascinating as they are awful, but I found the film's ambiguity to be maddening. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
4.5 / 5 CODA (2021) Louisa Moore A really special crowd-pleaser about unwavering support, unconditional love, and what it means to be a family. I'm still riding the wave of good vibes hours later. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
2 / 5 Censor (2021) Louisa Moore The end result may prove to be a little too exhausting for mainstream horror buffs, but Censor is worth a mild recommendation for the aesthetics alone. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
3.5 / 5 Palmer (2021) Louisa Moore Follows the tried-and-true redemption story blueprint, but has an honorable message of understanding and acceptance that celebrates unity - even if it does so on the most basic level. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
4 / 5 Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020) Louisa Moore Serves up a delicious blend of crime noir and black comedy. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
2 / 5 The Little Things (2021) Louisa Moore A by-the-book police procedural drama that doesn't stand out much, but the talented cast elevates the material enough for a mild recommendation. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
4 / 5 The White Tiger (2021) Louisa Moore An intriguing story about ambition, corruption, and the ongoing class struggle in a globalized world. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
3.5 / 5 Ammonite (2020) Louisa Moore It's always welcome to see more films that feature strong female characters, but there's so much here that feels too familiar. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021