NBC News THINK

NBC News THINK is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ani Bundel, Jenni Miller, Ronda Racha Penrice
Rating Title/Year Author
Captain Marvel (2019) Ani Bundel A relatively good superhero blockbuster - and it's not trying to be anything more than that. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Ani Bundel A surprisingly lovely piece, and a reminder that, no matter what the subject, movies always shine when everyone remembers the point is a great story told well. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Widows (2018) Jenni Miller Ultimately "Widows" is terrific on its face as a crime thriller. It's violent, it's kinetic and it's beyond watchable. But if you want to pay a bit more attention...there's so much more happening under the surface. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Jenni Miller The Favourite, which features scatological humor, gout and a pet duck among its political and romantic court intrigues. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Green Book (2018) Jenni Miller Once I shook off the glossy trappings of "Green Book" and its on-the-nose ending, I couldn't still enjoy the friendship brought to life on the screen. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Ani Bundel It's ridiculously ambitious. It's gorgeous to look at, a technical marvel of a film that mixes digital and human characters into a single frame. It's just too bad the main plot isn't worthy of all the innovation. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Ani Bundel A movie about toys that reminds men it's ok to be kind and gentle? Now that's a message worthy of some playful brainwashing. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ani Bundel Cleverness aside, at the end of the day the real emotional center of this movie is (still) the friendship between Vanellope and Ralph. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Ani Bundel It seems all the men so eager to make a profit off this series totally missed the memo about who the real monsters are - or buried it. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Ani Bundel An old school blockbuster film that is far more entertaining than it has any right to be. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Ani Bundel Strong acting from Rami Malek and others can't hide the film's substantial plot flaws. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
The Meg (2018) Ani Bundel There's still something undeniably retro about it - at the end of the day, no one really matters except Statham, the shark and his poison-tipped harpoon gun. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
A Star Is Born (2018) Ani Bundel This is the rare, timeless reboot that people will want to watch again and again. That is, until it's remade. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Ani Bundel A thrilling, surprisingly coherent film that feels two decades in the making. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Christopher Robin (2018) Ani Bundel While not tremendously original, the film's one-two punch of nostalgia and storybook idealism is extraordinarily effective. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Ani Bundel While the special effects have improved, time hasn't done the story any favors. Instead, those now in charge seem to have misunderstood the thing that made the original film work: The dinosaurs are the real heroes. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Ani Bundel This sort of complete escapism is just what the doctor ordered, and everyone involved knows just how important it is. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Ani Bundel It may not be the reboot everyone wanted. But it's the one we deserve. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Ocean's 8 (2018) Ani Bundel This is a film that clearly could not care less if the boys from earlier editions approve of it. There is something incredibly refreshing - and yes, even empowering, about that. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
The Kissing Booth (2018) Ani Bundel It feels like it was written by someone who simply digested everything she was told "romance" was supposed to be by the patriarchy, and vomited back at us. Nearly every cliché in the film feels cribbed from another movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Ani Bundel A poorly written blockbuster filled with racist stereotypes. Hollywood should know better. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Mid90s (2018) Ani Bundel Katherine Waterson and Lucas Hedges are brilliant at telling a story of home life and poverty that our main character is too young to fully understand. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
First Man (2018) Ani Bundel It is an effective - and affecting - immersive experience for those who wish to understand exactly what drives people like Elon Musk. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Life Itself (2018) Ani Bundel A contrived, tone-deaf, misogynistic and violently bizarre work that whiplashes between being a Tarantino wannabe and a quiet indie, with an ending that only works if there was another installment coming next Tuesday. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
A Simple Favor (2018) Ani Bundel For those who may have written off Lively as a teen sensation now relegated to playing leggy blondes in B-list films like 2016's "The Shallows," her performance is a revelation. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Mile 22 (2018) Ani Bundel The film's plot is so confusing that the first half plays like a barrage of randomly violent scenes stitched together from various other cliché movies. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Ani Bundel In the end, the plot of the film was still the same familiar Marvel clichés, just shown from a new perspective. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Serenity (2019) Ani Bundel It feels more like a high-end YouTube fanfiction video than a Hollywood blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Ani Bundel The cast is stacked, starting with Emily Blunt as a pitch-perfect update of Andrews' Poppins. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
The Princess Switch (2018) Ani Bundel Much like The Christmas Prince, the plot is no more than half-baked, but these "prince and pauper" stories are classics for a reason. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018) Ani Bundel The Royal Wedding is actually less entertaining than the original, mostly because it failed to produce more bizarre, fairy-tale inspired sequences - like the "heroine attacked by wolves" scene in the original version. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Ani Bundel The contemporary parallels are striking. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Vice (2018) Ani Bundel Ultimately, without a single narrative, the film's center feels a little bit hollow. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018