cultbox

cultbox is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alex Moreland, Charlotte Harrison
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Charlotte Harrison Waititi yet again finds the heart in amongst the darkness, the sweet within the bitter: reminding us of the need to listen, pay attention and look out for each other. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 Abominable (2019) Charlotte Harrison It's truly beautiful to look at, even if the premise is rather light. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2/5 Joker (2019) Charlotte Harrison For just over two hours we are forced into alignment with a monster. And, not only that, it wants us to unrepentantly side with him. It feels hyperbolic to say that this results in a terrible sense of inescapable unease when watching, but it's the truth. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Charlotte Harrison Courtesy of Almodóvar's masterful direction and a career-finest performance from Banderas, we feel every moment with Salvador. The pain, the glory, and everything in-between. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Charlotte Harrison As gloriously euphoric as the finest of Bruce's anthems. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Charlotte Harrison A delightful throwback to 80s family-adventure movies -- camp, funny, slapstick and just the right amount of silly. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Charlotte Harrison This kind of feels like a sorbet, a palate cleanser after action flicks that try so hard to be serious that end up being dull, or confuse dark with bland murkiness. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Charlotte Harrison A long plod through Tarantino's reflections on Hollywood in 1969 that are summed up pretty well by the shrug emoji. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Charlotte Harrison This is a very sweet and very funny animation that will charm audiences of all ages. A huge surprise, but a joyous one. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 Freedom Fields (2018) Charlotte Harrison Empowering, vibrant, and vital. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/5 Aladdin (2019) Charlotte Harrison Will Smith puts a fun spin on proceedings. He brings his "A" game, which we haven't seen in some of his recent outings. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
5/5 Booksmart (2019) Charlotte Harrison The story, the players, and the two leads are all endearing in the very best of ways -- warm, funny, charming and bloody lovely. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Charlotte Harrison This is a film rooted in a ludicrous concept that doesn't just work, but excels because of the amount of heart that has gone into making it. It's earnest, endearing, and well worth a Pika. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2/5 Tolkien (2019) Charlotte Harrison It's a biopic that somehow glosses over things whilst also simultaneously spending too long on them, too. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 Long Shot (2019) Charlotte Harrison Long Shot may not be the return of the romcom, but it's certainly a real return to form. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/5 Dumbo (2019) Charlotte Harrison Whilst the visuals are big, bold and bright -- they're also synthetic and bizarrely joyless. As are the characters. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Charlotte Harrison There's real joy to be had by watching Shazam, a contagious feeling of childish glee and enthusiasm. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Charlotte Harrison Solidly good and very enjoyable. But the film has flickers of greatness, most of which are when the film takes on the form of buddy comedy with Larson paired with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury. Jackson and Brie have a hilarious rapport. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 Two for Joy (2018) Charlotte Harrison Writer-director Tom Beard, making his feature film director debut, has created characters who are presented honestly but humanely. They're openly flawed but treated sympathetically, we cannot help but care for them. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Charlotte Harrison Grab the kids and go see it. Go laugh, maybe get a bit weepy and get fully engaged in a cracking story. Are you not entertained? EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
3/5 The Front Runner (2018) Charlotte Harrison The drama itself plays out in a rather compelling manner... A prevailing sense of inevitability resides, akin to the feeling of watching a car crash happening and being unable to look away. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/5 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Charlotte Harrison It desperately wants to be a film about resilience, recovery, and redemption. Instead, it ends up being a serious absurdity of epic proportions, that is as plastic and hollow as the dolls who reside within it. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Charlotte Harrison I left the screen with a face that ached from smiling and a body that felt dehydrated from all the sobbing that had occured. This is simultaneously movie magic and movie medicine that doesn't need a spoonful of sugar to go down. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Charlotte Harrison There's a perfect balance between humor and pathos, a regular stream of jokes occasionally intersected with moments of real heart. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Charlotte Harrison If you like ridiculousness, holiday spirit, festive puns of the highest order -- then get your Netflix ready. Grinches need not apply. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020