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Rating Title/Year Author
B Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Aaron Dicer Though the movie doesn't have the courage to risk anything, it still finds itself in the enjoyable safe space of being a perfectly decent Star Wars movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2019
C- Men in Black: International (2019) Aaron Dicer A movie so relentlessly mediocre, predictable, and bland that you may end up checking your texts in the theater out of boredom, with the added bonus of possibly getting kicked out. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
B- Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Aaron Dicer Though more likely to please the Pokemon faithful, there's enough wit, charm, and world building here to catch a good time despite it's various flaws. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
A- Avengers: Endgame (2019) Aaron Dicer The word epic gets thrown around so much that we've forgotten what it actually means. This movie is here to remind you. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
A- Shazam! (2019) Aaron Dicer Zach Levi embodies the childlike wonder of this experience so well, you can't help but go along for the wish fulfillment ride. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
D Dumbo (2019) Aaron Dicer As brilliant as Burton's visual imagination is, it's practically equivalent to how dull the themes and characters in this movie are. The forced references and shoddy plotting make it too clunky to ever leave the ground. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
B Us (2019) Aaron Dicer A movie that both rewards and punishes you for watching closely with an astonishing and necessary metaphor, brilliant visual and symbolic film making, but a world that doesn't quite hold together. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
A- Triple Frontier (2019) Aaron Dicer Chandor somehow takes the machismo of '80s action movies and inserts the moral compass of the 21st century. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
A- Captain Marvel (2019) Aaron Dicer Oh Captain, my Captain. Brie Larson brings humanity and depth to a role that could have been a typical super hero origin story but instead feels like Marvel is finding new ways to tell super stories. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
B- Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Aaron Dicer Benicio is so good in this and the action so compelling that you almost forget how over the top and problematic the story is... Almost. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
A- Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Aaron Dicer There is nothing ground breaking about what Marvel is doing here, but there is so much fun to be had with these people and this world that nothing was going to shrink the smile on my face. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
B+ Skyscraper (2018) Aaron Dicer Yes, it's ridiculous. Yes, it's full of impossible nonsense. And Yes, I loved just about every physics defying second of it. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
A- Eighth Grade (2018) Aaron Dicer Bo knows movies. Wonderful performances, a keen sense of humor, and most importantly a deep authenticity make Burnham's directorial debut a powerful look at modern adolescence. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
A Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Aaron Dicer The very definition of what an action movie should be. Cruise and McQuarrie continue to prove that they are willing to do just about anything to superglue us to the edge of our theater seats. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2019
C+ The Meg (2018) Aaron Dicer Exactly as ridiculously over the top as you want it to be. There's nothing meaningful swimming around in these waters, but there just might be something entertaining. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2019
A- BlacKkKlansman (2018) Aaron Dicer Spike somehow juggles a sharp sense of humor with a sharp critique of racial politics, not only keeping every ball afloat, but mesmerizing us with both entertainment and impact. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2019
B Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Aaron Dicer Sure, there are some unnecessary side characters and the wealth worship is a bit off putting, but the romance and humor are mostly on point, and the cultural nuance and themes are crazy good. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
D The Happytime Murders (2018) Aaron Dicer Unfortunately the movie seems to think that making a puppet show for adults means making a puppet show for adolescents, which might be ok, if it were actually ever the slightest bit funny. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
C+ The Predator (2018) Aaron Dicer Though there are flashes of irreverent brilliance, the story is haphazard, the characters are unlikable, and the overall experience is akin to a film school project that values the inside joke over the outside result. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
B A Simple Favor (2018) Aaron Dicer Though messy at times, with some hit or miss humor, the core cast is so engaging and the mystery is just compelling enough that the offbeat tone works perfectly. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
C Venom (2018) Aaron Dicer Though Tom Hardy is game and the "friends with Venefits" shtick is fun and clever, the overall story is too messy and cornball for the combination of the two to stick the landing. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
A- Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Aaron Dicer Goddard somehow combines the visual suspense of Hitchcock, the musical mayhem of Tarantino, and the quirk of the Coens to produce his own unique meal. A bit long, but supremely entertaining. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
C- Halloween (2018) Aaron Dicer Unfortunately the pile of corpses isn't the only thing in this movie that is lifeless. Even with a few clever nods, there isn't enough to interest many beyond the horror faithful. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
A First Man (2018) Aaron Dicer Chazelle somehow tunes us in to not only the precarious trauma of mankind's first journey to the moon, but also the precarious trauma of mankind's shared journey through life. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019