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Rating Title/Year Author
7.5/10 Boogie (2021) Julian Lytle Boogie is a good debut for Huang and a different type of coming of age story with some good new faces in it that feels current. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
Boogie (2021) Sherin Nicole This double Taylo(u)r dose has great chemistry...in this slice of life that hits like a throwback to 90s basketball films, but it needed one extra hit of something to turn a corner...Boogie stopped just short of being a touchstone kind of film. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Sherin Nicole A very good, exciting, funny, joyous animation about the power of coming together, truth beyond the legends, and learning to trust when that's the most dangerous thing you can do. I've watched it a few times (no shame) I'm about to watch it again. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
5/10 Cherry (2021) Julian Lytle Cherry is a tonal mess that wastes the effectiveness of its performers with a rushed story that doesn't know what it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Sherin Nicole ...yet it is an arresting film catapulted by stunning performances and a truth as glinting, as sharp, and as lethal as a switchblade. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
7/10 Flora and Ulysses (2020) Julian Lytle Flora & Ulysses is a different take on the superhero movie genre that sets it apart and does a good job of turning a middle-grade novel into a decent family movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Outside the Wire (2021) Julian Lytle A fun ride for two hours-with a nice mystery to it. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
8/10 Soul (2020) Julian Lytle SOUL is a good Pixar film about not letting your life pass you by. It gets a bit lost in the middle but figures itself out by the end. . EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Sherin Nicole These many problematic messages dampened my enjoyment of the movie. And that's before we dig into a plot that has too much going on to actually tell a satisfying story. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
The Midnight Sky (2020) Sherin Nicole The Midnight Sky goes down like a cocktail of Arrival and Frequency but it lacks the emotional potency of either. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
8/10 Sylvie's Love (2020) Julian Lytle Sylvie's Love is a beautiful romantic drama with great performances and a lovely feel that's timeless. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
7.5/10 Greenland (2020) Julian Lytle A decent disaster movie with good performances that are perfect for viewing at home on your TV or computer screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
One Night in Miami (2020) Sherin Nicole One Night in Miami is a juicy slice of four extraordinary lives; not because of anything gossip worthy but because it hones in on who they were then to inform who we are now. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
Promising Young Woman (2020) Sherin Nicole In her hyper-stylized rollick through vengeance and festering wounds, Emerald Fennell kicks social interaction directly in its criminal underbelly. [But] when it has an opportunity to flip the genre with a knockout punch, it kind of throws in the towel. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
News of the World (2020) Sherin Nicole ...this film is pleasant enough but not impactful enough--even while Hanks and Zengel give it just enough charm to make it worth watching. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
8/10 News of the World (2020) Julian Lytle News of the World is a good Tom Hanks movie that's more entertaining than the way it might look. It's definitely worth a watch this holiday season. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
All My Life (2020) Sherin Nicole Sentimental but soulless. There's really not much more to be said. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Sound of Metal (2019) Sherin Nicole Riz Ahmed is an actor with a fierce knowledge of how to occupy a character, how to live inside them and make them breathe. Whomever he is in the moment, we believe him. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Sherin Nicole ...from those [first] breathless moments among the trees up to the final refrains we are enraptured. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
Come Away (2020) Sherin Nicole This is not a triumph of imagination. It is delusion. And it is grim (if only that were spelled with two mms)...while Come Away is well made it isn't well done. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Honest Thief (2020) Sherin Nicole Back to the good but not exciting news. Honest Thief is a well composed and efficient film. It works. But it is unlikely to become your favorite. Perhaps there's little too much 'methodical' and 'sensible.' EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
9/10 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Julian Lytle A fire historical courtroom drama that's going to have so many people feeling all types of ways about the past and present in the fight for rights in the United States, from politics, police, race, etc. or, you know, just another Tuesday. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
9/10 Misbehaviour (2020) Julian Lytle Misbehaviour is an engaging historical drama that pulls you in and entertains while also dealing with a heavy topic, all at high levels. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
Enola Holmes (2020) Sherin Nicole Enola has verve and charm and you can't wait to see just how clever she can be. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
Kajillionaire (2020) Sherin Nicole Nature versus nurture has never been so sorrowful yet absurd, Kajillionaire is a bitter yet glittering slice-of-life. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Sherin Nicole Charlie Kaufman excels at these mind-bending, reflective journeys into the inner psyche...[here] whether intentional or not, he has struck on something we women know all too well: We are all too often shaped by men and their desires. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
9/10 Charm City Kings (2020) Julian Lytle Charm City Kings is a great urban teen film. It may feel like stories that came before it but the film has so much heart and such great craft that it easily rises to the top of the genre. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
7/10 Unhinged (2020) Julian Lytle Unhinged is a fun thriller that can make for a good evening. It's not too long and will have you thoroughly entertained the whole time. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
C Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Sherin Nicole ...frothy with frivolity, fraught with the fantastic, and fueled by nostalgia. Just switch your brain to low power mode and let the eyerolls and the giggles take over. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
9/10 Ride Your Wave (2019) Julian Lytle Ride Your Wave is a fantastic animated feature that can work over your feelings and a clear Best Animated Feature contender. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
8/10 Project Power (2020) Julian Lytle I can't say Project Power is flawless but it knows what it is: A summer action movie. The kind we used to live on before the Shared Universe franchise era. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
A Most Beautiful Thing (2020) Sherin Nicole While it has the heart of a fairy tale it isn't really one: It's a dream realized, American folklore that is alive, because the Manley Crew Team never would've known what magic they could create with a boat until they were introduced to one... EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
6/10 7500 (2019) Julian Lytle Great performances and interesting direction are hampered by falling back on tired stereotypes that we should be past. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
C- Mighty Oak (2020) Sherin Nicole ...although the movie is shot and constructed in a made-for-TV style it's ultimately satisfying in its connection to the pop-punk scene. In that way, it's not surprising Mighty Oak also has a EMO heart. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
B+ The Old Guard (2020) Sherin Nicole We've been asking for more action movies starring 360 women and the team behind The Old Guard replied with an enthusiastic yes ma'am. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
C Irresistible (2020) Sherin Nicole The film's harpooning of "politics as usual" is so "politics as usual" that you find yourself grasping for something revelatory. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020) Sherin Nicole The painfully funny truth is no surprise, when you're watching the results of a Judd Apatow x Pete Davidson team up...but while we might know what to expect from them individually, The King of Staten Island hits like a suckerpunch. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
8/10 The King of Staten Island (2020) Julian Lytle The King of Staten Island is very well made and it is pretty damn hilarious but it also is a good awakening/coming of age film. This movie does a lot for Pete Davidson and could push him as a future star. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2020
7/10 Judy & Punch (2019) Julian Lytle I have to say Judy & Punch hits differently with what is going on in the world at the moment. It feels like Judy's seething anger represents a lot of people dealing with society's structures right now. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
The High Note (2020) Sherin Nicole You see? It's a conundrum. The High Note is good candy but I couldn't completely savor it...it needs more salty to balance the sweet. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2020
The Lovebirds (2020) Sherin Nicole Yet, far beyond the giggles, this comedy exposes so many of the misunderstandings, words unspoken, and insecurities that cause relationships to wobble--and the sincerity in those wobbles is hilarious. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
B The Half of It (2020) Sherin Nicole The Half of It explores burgeoning attraction with a delightful melancholy and nuanced storytelling, showing just how difficult blossoming can be when you've never known to hope for sunlight. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2020
Tigertail (2020) Sherin Nicole Yet, for most of its runtime Tigertail is monotone -- the dramatic moments don't peak the way you want them to and when it should sparkle it only glimmers. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
6/10 Bloodshot (2020) Julian Lytle Bloodshot is a regular-degular action movie with effects. So don't go in expecting to be impressed-just take in the ride and you'll be fine. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2020
7/10 The Hunt (2020) Julian Lytle The Hunt is a fun movie to watch even though you might side-eye the concept at first. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2020
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2019) Sherin Nicole When I saw the opening, that was the moment I was all in. The animation really struck me...but also the growth in Deku and Bakugo's relationship. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
8/10 The Way Back (2020) Julian Lytle The Way Back is a very well done drama and a great high school sports movie. It's a great comeback for Ben Affleck to the screen. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
7/10 Burden (2018) Julian Lytle While not an amazing movie the performances make Burden an endearing one. Even if you're tired of these tropes this one isn't a waste of your time. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
EMMA. (2020) Sherin Nicole Emma (2020) is lovely but only that.. It's well made, well acted, and superbly designed but when I left the theater it left me as easily as cotton candy in the rain. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
8/10 My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2019) Julian Lytle My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is an anime that gives you the feeling of shonen anime OVAs from the golden age of 80s and 90s anime. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020