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Rating Title/Year Author
8.5/10 Wild Rose (2018) Rachel Wagner Fans of musicals and just good storytelling will love Wild Rose, and Julie Walters performance is one of the best of the year EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
8/10 Crawl (2019) Rachel Wagner Crawl knows it is a creature scares movie with 2 people dealing with gators and it executes that concept very well. It's as simple as that. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/10 The Lion King (2019) Rachel Wagner There are no two ways around it. It's bland, bland, bland. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
10/10 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Rachel Wagner If you haven't seen 'The Best Years of Our Lives' don't wait as long as I did to give it a watch. You will be rewarded by a moving story of love, family, and the ability of the human spirit to turn the worst years into the best. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
8/10 Papi chulo (2018) Rachel Wagner Papi Chulo is a bit too casual in its treatment of moments of serious mental health crisis in Sean's life but it has a huge heart I couldn't resist EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
6/10 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Rachel Wagner The long sections of a tribute concert were distracting from the musical story of the classic bands...Still I enjoyed it well enough to recommend to any music fan EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
4/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Rachel Wagner I enjoyed Tom Holland as Spider-Man...and Zendaya as MJ but unfortunately I did not like the villain plot...I found it convoluted, predictable and dull EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Warrior (2011) Rachel Wagner A great movie about family... forgiveness and how we reinvent ourselves. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
7/10 The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (2019) Rachel Wagner it's got enough heart and a great lead performance to be worth a watch EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
B+ Descendants (2015) Rachel Wagner They did a really good job with the casting of the villain parents and.... you can tell they're having the time of their lives. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
7/10 Prodigy (2017) Rachel Wagner A clever scifi thriller with 2 good performances EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
4/10 All Is True (2018) Rachel Wagner Honestly there were times when it seemed a half step away from a Monty Python or Blackadder sketch EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
8.5/10 American Woman (2018) Rachel Wagner This is the kind of script and lead performance that will be ignored come awards season and that's a real shame because it's great. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
4/10 The Souvenir (2019) Rachel Wagner I can see how it would be appealing for others but for me it was a piece of indie slog. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
7/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Rachel Wagner The previous 2 Men in Black installments were awful, but to my surprise this reboot was charming EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
8/10 Gidget (1959) Rachel Wagner I thoroughly enjoyed Gidget, and I look forward to catching up with the sequels EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
4/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Rachel Wagner It's not a disaster. It just feels like a weird way to end the franchise and a missed opportunity. I liked it better than the other 'bad' X-Men movies, but I certainly can't recommend it. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
7.5/10 Booksmart (2019) Rachel Wagner While very raunchy I found Booksmart to be a funny comedy but also a treatise on the importance of friendship. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
9/10 Rocketman (2019) Rachel Wagner Mostly I loved the creative vision of Rocketman. It was new and vibrant and had me grinning from ear to ear EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
2/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Rachel Wagner It looks like the response is quite divisive on the film but I thought it was awful. You may love it but it was not for me EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
7/10 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Rachel Wagner I still wish Illumination would challenge themselves artistically more but there's value in a simple comedy where characters learn simple lessons. I walked out having had a pretty good time EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
2/10 Wine Country (2019) Rachel Wagner In the latest from Netflix, Wine Country, a lot of funny women are brought together for little to no laughs EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Rachel Wagner The Dead Don't Die was an unfunny, self-indulgent, frustrating experience EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2/10 A Dog's Journey (2019) Rachel Wagner It makes Old Yeller look like a laugh-fest. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
5/10 Aladdin (2019) Rachel Wagner It felt like glitzy cruise ship renditions of the iconic sequences, more concerned with checking off boxes instead of digging into a deep manic energy to make us laugh and smile. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
7/10 Brief Encounter (1945) Rachel Wagner If it was made today it would probably be tawdry and tasteless but here it strikes just the right note. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
B+ Pinocchio (1940) Rachel Wagner Pinocchio is visually gorgeous with good, if heavy-handed moral teachings. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
A+ Fantasia (1940) Rachel Wagner I admire Walt Disney so much for making such bold films. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
A Dumbo (1941) Rachel Wagner I love stories about friendship and Dumbo certainly gives us a great one. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
4/10 Poms (2019) Rachel Wagner The problem with Poms is most of the humor felt very sitcomy. It felt like a used Golden Girls script stretched out into a feature film EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
B Bambi (1942) Rachel Wagner It's a beautiful art piece with great music and enough of a plot and characters to be tolerable, even enjoyable. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
D The Three Caballeros (1945) Rachel Wagner In those small doses it could be very charming but as a movie it is tough. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
D- Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Rachel Wagner Bland, bland, bland and the live action sections don't work and are awkward. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
B+ Melody Time (1948) Rachel Wagner It's sweet and well done so I enjoyed it. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
A The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) Rachel Wagner The music is a lot of fun especially the Bing Crosby numbers. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
A Alice in Wonderland (1951) Rachel Wagner Aside from the Walrus segment I think it is an amazing artistic achievement by Disney. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
C+ Peter Pan (1953) Rachel Wagner It's good but it doesn't blow me away with artistry, music, story or message. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
C- The Sword in the Stone (1963) Rachel Wagner The songs are so-so and the messages in the picture feel like an after school special instead of part of the story. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
D- The Aristocats (1970) Rachel Wagner I kind of feel the same way about the Aristocats as I felt about Fun, Fancy and Free. Both felt very lazy and derivative of better films. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
B+ Robin Hood (1973) Rachel Wagner So even acknowledging its flaws I still love Robin Hood and think it is one of the most rewatchable Disney movies. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
D- The Rescuers (1977) Rachel Wagner Medusa is too much. She is too real. She is too cruel. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
C- Oliver & Company (1988) Rachel Wagner I was entertained. The music is great. However, sections drag and there are too many bland characters. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
A The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Rachel Wagner They were clearly going for an Indiana Jones vibe with Rescuers Down Under and in every way they succeeded. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
A+ Beauty and the Beast (1991) Rachel Wagner Every aspect is perfect. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
D- Pocahontas (1995) Rachel Wagner It's just frustrating because they had an opportunity to take actual events and make them into a great movie. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
D The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Rachel Wagner The messages in the movie are very muddled. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
B Hercules (1997) Rachel Wagner I guess it's something different from Disney which felt refreshing and it made me laugh. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Rachel Wagner It's got enough fun moments to justify a watch but I just wish the mystery had been handled better EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
A Mulan (1998) Rachel Wagner The backdrops are also beautifully drawn with a watercolor flair. There are a lot of little touches like that which help it feel rich and textured. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
B Tarzan (1999) Rachel Wagner It isn't perfect but there is a lot to like in Tarzan. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019