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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Wild Rose (2018) Sara Stewart A unique and gritty spin on the rising-star genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Calvin Marshall (2010) Kyle Smith Good-natured but not overly sentimental, Calvin Marshall makes its formula work with thoroughly realized characters and unforced comic moments about the irrepressible charms of the obliviously self-deluded. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
2.5/4 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Sara Stewart It's a fair amount of fun, but appears to have been made with minimal effort. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/4 Plus One (2019) Sara Stewart It takes some nerve to attempt a new spin on the wedding rom-com, but co-directors and writers Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer pull it off with the effervescent "Plus One." EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Johnny Oleksinski "Toy Story 4" ends on a respectable, bittersweet note that would make the perfect bookend to this likable franchise. But so did the last movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
1/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The actors would both make very nice AirBnB hosts, but you can't hang an action comedy on dreamy smiles. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/4 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Sara Stewart It's never a great sign when the biggest laughs a movie gets are during the end credits. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Turner might be a one-trick pony - I don't see her signing onto "The Hangover: Part V" anytime soon - but it's a winning trick. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
1/4 Domino (2019) Sara Stewart It's sad to see a director at the bottom of his game. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2.5/4 Ma (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The relative success of "Ma" is largely thanks to an intense performance from Spencer... EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The whole movie is indistinguishable rubble. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
2/4 The Poison Rose (2019) Sara Stewart "The Poison Rose" doesn't aspire to transcend any clichés, and judging from the flagging energy level of the actors, everyone involved knows it. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 Q Ball (2019) Sara Stewart Moving and dynamically shot... EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/4 Booksmart (2019) Johnny Oleksinski You'd be smart to book tickets. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3/4 Rocketman (2019) Johnny Oleksinski As a singer Egerton lands somewhere between Elton John and William Hung, but regardless he feels the words deeply and has so much charisma that his red blood cells may well be sequins. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3/4 Aladdin (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The studio must've rubbed the heck out of its magic lamp, because the family film has unexpectedly turned out shining, shimmering, splendid. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
2/4 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Once again, with the odds stacked against them, two extremely attractive people have fallen in love. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
3/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The plot of "John Wick 3" won't surprise you, but the movie will. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 The Souvenir (2019) Sara Stewart Hogg sets "The Souvenir" in the 1980s but shoots her subjects with the long-armed reserve of a period piece; the ivory-complexioned Byrne bears a resemblance to 18th- and 19th-century European portraits glimpsed throughout. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
2/4 Richard Says Goodbye (2018) Sara Stewart This may be the most well-suited role yet for the Depp of today: Perma-sloshed, on a tear to insult everyone around him and particularly enraged by anything he suspects of having a whiff of emasculation. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
3.5/4 The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Sara Stewart In a time when climate news is near-uniformly depressing, this is a nature documentary that pays loving and hopeful tribute to the complex web of life - and it won't scare your kids. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
2.5/4 Wine Country (2019) Sara Stewart Amy Poehler's directorial debut never really leaves its Eileen Fisher-clad comfort zone, but it'll probably be a hit regardless with women of a certain age. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
2/4 The Hustle (2019) Johnny Oleksinski "The Hustle" slavishly hews to the script of "Scoundrels," sometimes even the way scenes are shot. It's only adjusted for technology - mobile phones, computers, Venmo - and the actresses' personalities, aka boring and klutzy. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
1/4 Poms (2019) Johnny Oleksinski "Poms" is an embarrassment. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Who would have thought that one of the most enjoyable buddy-cop movies of 2019 would star a Pokémon? EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
2/4 Tolkien (2019) Sara Stewart Karukoski never really succeeds in depicting the student, and later soldier, Tolkien as all that unusual. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3/4 Shadow (2018) Sara Stewart This is one "Shadow" that deserves to be in the spotlight. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
1/4 UglyDolls (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The message of the screechy new kids' movie "UglyDolls" may appear to be "Be yourself," but the real takeaway here is "Buy our merch!" EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/4 Long Shot (2019) Sara Stewart It's blessed with an ace comic foil in Theron, who out-snarks Rogen in scene after scene. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/4 Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Sara Stewart Who doesn't love a good imposter story? EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
() Chuck Arnold While it was a safe place for black artists, "The Apollo" shows just how intimidating that stage could be. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Johnny Oleksinski You have to hand it to the directors for their ambition in bringing together a clown car full of characters into such a well-told and compelling yarn. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
1/4 Breakthrough (2019) Johnny Oleksinski It's a harrowing tale that deserves a much better movie than this insipid junk. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
1/4 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Sara Stewart As '70s single mom Anna, Linda Cardellini gives the starring role her all, but she's mired within a repetitive plot, more invested in clichéd spooky sound effects (creaking doors! Mysteriously smashed objects!) than in Anna or her imperiled kids. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
2/4 Little (2019) Johnny Oleksinski I only wish the "Little" laughs were bigger. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/4 Her Smell (2018) Sara Stewart Elisabeth Moss is a primal, predatory force in "Her Smell," a female-centric spin on the classic debauched rock star story. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
0/4 Hellboy (2019) Johnny Oleksinski The race for worst movie of the year is heating up. You could even say it's hotter than hell, now that "Hellboy" has taken the lead. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/4 The Best of Enemies (2019) Sara Stewart "The Best of Enemies" may have the best of intentions, but a 2002 documentary, "An Unlikely Friendship," offers a more illuminating look at this surprising chapter in history. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/4 The Unicorn Store (2017) Sara Stewart Ultimately "Unicorn Store" shows little appeal beyond, perhaps, a young-adult audience with a very high tolerance for glitter. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/4 Pet Sematary (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Doesn't get creative enough with the haunting images that were so memorable in King's book. And when making a movie out of this story, you absolutely must get creative... EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Johnny Oleksinski We're just as invested in Billy's search for his long-lost mom as we are in his ability to jump off a skyscraper unscathed. Now that's super! EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 A Vigilante (2018) Sara Stewart The film manages to be both hopeful and devastating - and recommended viewing for anyone who subscribes to the facile notion that abused women should "just leave." EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/4 Dumbo (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Those flight sequences - first suspenseful, then euphoric - take you back to the classic "Dumbo" as much as they do to classic Burton. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
1.5/4 Trading Paint (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Sure, there's potential for pleasure in an old story done right, but Travolta croaking out a Southern accent as he overplays his outbursts and emotional reconciliations doesn't qualify. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
1/4 The Beach Bum (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Meet Moondog - a movie character you'll want to punch in the face. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 Us (2019) Sara Stewart Is it a pointed cultural take or just a gleeful scare-fest? It depends on what you choose to take from it. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Cruel Intentions (1999) Rod Dreher The misbegotten Cruel Intentions serves up great glittering gobs of cheap, without the thrills. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 The Mustang (2019) Sara Stewart It's Schoenaerts, one of this generation's finest actors, who makes "The Mustang" a moving look at human potential for redemption and rehabilitation. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 Five Feet Apart (2019) Johnny Oleksinski Sprouse and Richardson make for one of the more adorable pairs in recent films. You not only want what's best for them, but believe it can actually happen. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Sara Stewart While its banter keeps the scenes moving along briskly, Vinny talks in that scammy "we're all going to be millionaires" way you've seen in umpteen other finance sagas. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019