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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Shazam! (2019) Rafer Guzman A welcome antidote to the usual brooding DC fare, an upbeat superhero movie that feels young at heart. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
3/4 The Dirt (2019) Rafer Guzman A delightfully disreputable biopic about some of rock's last true bad boys. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/4 The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Verne Gay It's so high-gloss -- so weirdly hypnotic -- that neither Gibney nor "The Inventor" can get to the real human behind the image. A shortcoming of the film? Sure, but the only one. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
1.5/4 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) Rafer Guzman Lillis shines as the brainy detective, but the movie itself is none too bright. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/4 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Rafer Guzman A believability problem hampers this potentially fascinating story about the high-tech Wild West. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Rafer Guzman One thing is for sure: There's nothing else that looks and feels quite like it. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/4 () Verne Gay Mostly solid material that yokes the old Schumer with the new. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/4 Five Feet Apart (2019) Rafer Guzman A first-rate teen romance with engaging characters and appealing stars. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
1.5/4 Wonder Park (2019) Rafer Guzman Colorful, but structurally unsound. Not worth the visit. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/4 Gloria Bell (2018) Rafer Guzman "Gloria Bell" wavers between realistic drama and tender comedy, which makes for an uneven but never uninteresting mix. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Rafer Guzman Only the most dedicated Marvel fans will follow this Captain. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/4 Greta (2018) Rafer Guzman This straightforward thriller is no "Psycho," but it's a fun little film that happens to feature the great Isabelle Huppert, whose performance might be best described as a total hoot. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3.5/4 Apollo 11 (2019) Rafer Guzman A riveting re-creation of events with astonishing vividness and detail. A must-see. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3.5/5 Free Solo (2018) Rafer Guzman A visually dizzying but also thought-provoking film about one man's pinnacle of achievement. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Rafer Guzman A cursory farewell to a franchise that deserved better. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
3/4 United Skates (2018) Rafer Guzman A celebration of a vibrant black subculture that also shows how discrimination can pervade even the most harmless pastime. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
3.5/4 Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) Verne Gay A fascinating tribute to the consummate performer, this doc also sets the record straight on his politics and civil rights record. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
3.5/4 Watergate (2018) Verne Gay Ferguson's "Watergate" in fact is a marvel of obsession, full of endless details...and enough footage to swamp even the wonkiest of Watergate junkies. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
2.5/4 Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) Rafer Guzman A visually mesmerizing but only half-illuminating documentary on black lives in the Deep South. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Rafer Guzman Faulty logic is a major problem, but the film earns a pass with its goofy charm. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Rafer Guzman A sassy-sweet sendup with Wilson making the most of her first major leading role. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Rafer Guzman A mishmash of many old sci-fi ideas, made watchable by energetic directing from Robert Rodriguez. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/4 The Prodigy (2019) Rafer Guzman A fine little horror-chiller that puts a twist on the usual bad-seed story. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Rafer Guzman More in-jokes and wisecracks than new ideas here, but the animation still dazzles and the voice-cast still charms. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/4 What Men Want (2019) Rafer Guzman A gender-focused comedy that feels both uncertain and out of step. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
1/4 Cold Pursuit (2019) Rafer Guzman Neeson's latest action-thriller is an ice-hearted comedy that giggles at violence and shrugs at kidnapping. Not cool. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Rafer Guzman For the first time, those jittery, frenetic figures in ancient newsreels look and move like people you know. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Miss Bala (2019) Rafer Guzman A passive heroine and a contrived plot put a damper on what could have been a crackling action-thriller. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
0.5/4 Serenity (2019) Rafer Guzman A potentially enjoyable B movie, but the absurd plot twist brings it down to a Z. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2.5/4 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Rafer Guzman A solid rock-doc that turns up the volume on a little-noticed influence in American pop music. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
1/4 A Dog's Way Home (2019) Rafer Guzman It's a dog of a movie, alright. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Holmes & Watson (2018) Rafer Guzman "Holmes & Watson" is one of those movies that goes beyond unfunny and into a comedy-cubist zone, where jokes are no longer recognizable and laughter is philosophically impossible. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
2.5/4 Destroyer (2018) Rafer Guzman "Destroyer" is a worthwhile film, especially for moviegoers who love film noir in all its phases: The hard-boiled Bogart era, the nihilist takes of the 1960s and '70s, the neon-lit productions of the '80s. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/4 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Rafer Guzman For Bader Ginsburg's many devoted fans, this glowing tribute may be just the ticket. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
3/4 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Rafer Guzman An inventive use of cinematic effects and animation to bring a true story to life. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/4 Second Act (2018) Rafer Guzman Lopez still has her magic touch, but this semiromantic comedy doesn't do her justice. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/4 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (2003) Verne Gay Irony wins and Ellen rules. Fury has had nothing to do with DeGeneres' triumph or enduring appeal. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
3/4 Aquaman (2018) Rafer Guzman A spirited pulp-adventure that should make doubters take this fishy hero seriously. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
2.5/4 Bumblebee (2018) Rafer Guzman A not-bad origin story about one of the more more agreeable Transformers. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
1/4 Vice (2018) Rafer Guzman Not really a biopic but a two-hour hate-fest that stoops lower than necessary and rarely scores a laugh. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
3.5/4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Rafer Guzman "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" occasionally feels overly antic, but that's because it's brimming with imagination and energy. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/4 Mortal Engines (2018) Rafer Guzman An elaborate adventure-epic with a fresh new cast and an appealing steampunk style. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/4 The Mule (2018) Rafer Guzman "The Mule" sees Eastwood still playing to type as the rugged American male. What's impressive is how gracefully he's aging into the role and, at 88, even stretching himself slightly as an actor. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/4 Vox Lux (2018) Rafer Guzman An artful evisceration of the entertainment industry, with Portman's unhinged diva hitting a high note. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/4 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Rafer Guzman It's Ronan, as well as Margot Robbie in an arresting turn as a wretched but wily Elizabeth, who keeps us watching even as the twists in Mary's narrative become increasingly, almost maddeningly complicated. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/4 Roma (2018) Rafer Guzman A rare kind of masterpiece from director Alfonso Cuarón. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
3.5/4 Green Book (2018) Rafer Guzman A heartfelt ode to the bond between two real-life men. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Robin Hood (2018) Rafer Guzman Yes, by God, it's - corporate retail Robin Hood! EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/4 Creed II (2018) Rafer Guzman "Creed II" may not be the freshest entry in the franchise, but it's a solid sports drama that makes the most of its soulful young star, Michael B. Jordan. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 The Last Race (2018) Rafer Guzman An unorthodox but often mesmerizing portrait of a gritty local institution. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018