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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Charlie Ridgely Borat Subsequent Moviefilm will undoubtedly elicit some of the heartiest and most uncomfortable laughs you've experienced in quite some time. Prepare yourself to be increasingly shocked for 90 consecutive minutes. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 Books of Blood (2020) Jenna Anderson Hulu's Books of Blood self-sabotages creating an aggressively-okay adaptation that barely scratches the surface of Clive Barker's weirdness, and doesn't say nearly as much as it could about the intersection between horror, trauma, and apathy. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Patrick Cavanaugh Truly gruesome gore and visceral visuals elevate the relatively expected mind-melding mystery. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
5/5 Spontaneous (2020) Jenna Anderson Narratively, emotionally, and aesthetically, Spontaneous is the perfect teen rom-com for our current moment. It could, and should, be one of the best cinematic gems of this unpredictable year. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/5 Enola Holmes (2020) Charlie Ridgely In its brightest moments, Enola Holmes is charming, unexpected, and all-around inspiring. At its worst, it's still a pretty good detective story. You really can't go wrong with this one. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/5 The Devil All the Time (2020) Charlie Ridgely The Devil All the Time is a southern, gothic noir with its tone, but there's no intriguing mystery at its core. People are born sad and they die sad, end of story. For most, that probably isn't the story you're looking for any time soon. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/5 Unpregnant (2020) Nicole Drum While seeing the choice of abortion presented as something other than doom, gloom, and depression is empowering and refreshing, Unpregnant wastes too much time trying to be a hip Thelma and Louise knockoff to deliver its message. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 Mulan (2020) Charlie Ridgely There's an undeniable soul to Mulan that is as rooted in Chinese culture and folklore as it is in the animated movie we've all come to love. It's truly the best of both worlds and I'm just disappointed I can't see it in theaters. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
2/5 The New Mutants (2020) Charlie Ridgely Regardless of its quality, The New Mutants will leave behind a complicated legacy. This ongoing saga has been a long and dramatic one, and it's a story that we'll remember for quite a long time. The film itself, however, it's simply forgettable. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
5/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Russ Burlingame Heartfelt, funny, and full of hope, Bill & Ted Face the Music is easily one of the most entertaining movies of the year. It matures the characters and the franchise in surprising and hilarious ways without losing the appeal of the characters' core. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Charlie Ridgely We have become a people begging for hope in the middle of a broken ecosystem, but here comes The Personal History of David Copperfield, showing us that despite the troubles of our lives, we get to dictate what the rest of the story looks like. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
5/5 Tenet (2020) Brandon Davis Tenet is truly a marvel, especially when seen on the biggest screen possible with a sound system to rock the floor beneath your feet. The film offers a story and overall experience which will still satisfy those who cannot get to a movie theater. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 Get Duked! (2019) Patrick Cavanaugh An effective blend of humor and horror that manages to keep the audience on their toes despite failing to elevate itself above its many predecessors in this subgenre. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
3/5 The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) Charlie Ridgely The third act of Heresy is where the film really shines, despite its insistence on driving home an ultimately meaningless metaphor. The finale is a well-executed one, designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
3/5 Tesla (2020) Charlie Ridgely There are wonderful performances all throughout Tesla, all of which help anchor the film when it starts to lose itself within its own imagination. Like the man, the movie has bigger ideas than it's capable of achieving. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
2/5 Unhinged (2020) Spencer Perry Unhinged is just the dark-and-gritty reboot of your mom's favorite quote, "Be kind, for everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about." It might seem like it's setting up a profound statement on our culture, but it has nothing to add. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020) Nicole Drum While Pretending I'm a Superman probably would have worked a bit better being focused entirely on skateboarding, it's still an enjoyable and informative project that captures the joy of the sport in a way that anyone can appreciate - skater or not. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
3/5 The Wretched (2019) Patrick Cavanaugh Borrows from some of the best seminal monster movies, surely exciting fans of the subgenre, though fails to offer anything new to the formula. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2020
3/5 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Spencer Perry Train to Busan never finds its footing and is comfortable instead to walk in the shoes of filmmakers and franchises that came before it. Even though the undead have a firm place in the story, it is a backwards step from the first film. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
4/5 She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Patrick Cavanaugh A gorgeous, touching, and mesmerizing experience as confounding as death itself. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/5 An American Pickle (2020) Charlie Ridgely An American Pickle is a weird movie, but it's the kind of weird that you enjoy spending time with. Its charm far outweighs its shortcomings, and its swing-for-the-fences approach makes it stand out in a surprisingly crowded streaming slate. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
3/5 Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) Patrick Cavanaugh As opposed to other "so-bad-they're-good" shark films, this sequel draws viewers in with its genuineness and pays off with some truly jaw-dropping carnage. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
4/5 The Rental (2020) Patrick Cavanaugh The script, direction, and performances all concoct an anxiety-riddled emotional drama in the first act before descending into traditional, relatively effective horror tropes. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) Patrick Cavanaugh In ways both literal and figurative, Relic delivers a haunting exploration into confronting the things we fear most and coping with those inevitabilities. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
4/5 The Old Guard (2020) Brandon Davis In a summer mostly vacant of comic book movie titles, The Old Guard is an entertaining win. It has enough complexity to satisfy. A healthy helping of heart, action, violence, and themes questioning morality fill out the adaptation of Rucka's work. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
5/5 Hamilton (2020) Charlie Ridgely Nothing can replace the experience of live theater. Hamilton doesn't try to replace the live theater experience. But bringing the the show right to your living room, somehow, some way, Hamilton doesn't lose any of its magic in the transition. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
4/5 () Charlie Ridgely Irresistible works in its own right, though it's certainly elevated by its core performances. Byrne, Cooper and Mackenzie Davis are solid, but Carell puts in the best work, turning in one of the most subtle and enjoyable performances of his career. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2/5 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Charlie Ridgely Easy to follow, though entirely too long, and the characters all make sense, it's a fine film. The Story of Fire Saga is just another hollow shell of a comedy, devoid of any excitement or substance. I'm not sure why I expected anything more. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
1/5 You Should Have Left (2020) Spencer Perry Besides having moments of attempted levity that are embarrassing and having irredeemable characters, it's just flat-out boring. Visually, You Should Have Left has almost nothing of note and bland wide shots guide us through a boring beige world. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
1/5 Artemis Fowl (2020) Charlie Ridgely Artemis Fowl is clearly for kids, but that's not a good enough excuse. Kids deserve better than this mess, and so do the adults. Artemis may think himself a criminal mastermind, but the only crime in this film is the film itself. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
4/5 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Spencer Perry Though featuring a lengthy runtime, Da 5 Bloods keeps itself together with a speed that manages to feel relentless while also fixating on the important details. Like all of Spike's movies, it tends to play like a buffet with a lot of flavors. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Spencer Perry The King of Staten Island is a movie that confronts the cul de sac of hopelessness that young adults often feel. It has a weird sense of humor that feels prescient but it has an emotive streak that feels both timely and timeless. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
4/5 The Lovebirds (2020) Charlie Ridgely Is The Lovebirds a formulaic movie? Yes, most definitely, but that isn't a bad thing. Formulas work when they have the right ingredients. That's just science. Right now, I can't think of better ingredients than Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
3/5 Capone (2020) Spencer Perry Capone is worth a watch. Its sporadic surrealism knows no bounds makes the movie shine, but more traditional aspects of the narrative bring it all to a screeching stop as things start to feel like something you haven't seen in a mob movie. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
2/5 Extraction (2020) Charlie Ridgely Extraction is a lackluster and forgettable affair, despite some exciting moments. But then again, most modern war movies are exactly that. Chris Hemsworth is in a movie where stuff blows up and it's free. We're all going to watch it. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2020
() Megan Peters Playing the series is now as easy as picking up your phone, so Animal Crossing fans won't be left hanging after they dive into its little-known feature film. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 1922 (2017) Patrick Cavanaugh For those King fans who know nothing is more horrifying than the horrors of man, 1922 delivers a mix between There Will Be Blood and Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, featuring Jane at his darkest and most disturbing. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/5 The Willoughbys (2020) Charlie Ridgely The Willoughbys is one-of-a-kind. It's not the funniest family film you've ever seen, nor is it the saddest or most profound, but it is honest, caring, and delightfully dark from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2020
3/5 Trolls World Tour (2020) Charlie Ridgely Trolls World Tour isn't some groundbreaking achievement in animated cinema. It's a sequel to a movie about living and breathing Troll dolls, so the ceiling is only so high. That said, the movie proves itself to be solid entertainment. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 We Summon the Darkness (2019) Patrick Cavanaugh A strong cast and unexpected reveals make it stand above its Satanic Panic peers, but it plays things too safe to be especially memorable. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2020
3/5 Vivarium (2020) Patrick Cavanaugh An effective tale of terror with unsettling and disturbing mythology, but fails to offer any nuance with its allegorical exploration of the suburban Hell. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020
4/5 The Hunt (2020) Spencer Perry The Hunt doesn't overstay its welcome and it knows exactly when to throw its punches. That in mind, it seems unlikely that it will go on to spawn a franchise, but if it managed to do that it would have a major asset in Gilpin as its focal point. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 Bloodshot (2020) Brandon Davis All in all, Bloodshot is not reinventing the crowded and competitive super hero genre. It's a simple popcorn flick which honorably adapts the source material and ends up being an entertaining, albeit slightly dated action flick. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 The Way Back (2020) Spencer Perry The Way Back will undoubtedly become a cable or streaming staple after it leaves theaters and the consensus will always be the strength of Affleck's work. Ben is the reason to see the movie and this is the reminder of how great he is as an actor. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/5 Onward (2020) Charlie Ridgely Personal experience is the heart beating at the center of Onward. No matter what you're bringing to the table, it's going to find a way to stick with you. Onward is a treasure that will stick with Pixar fans for quite a long time. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
5/5 My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2019) Nick Valdez My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is a splendid display of heart, character, and heroism, a film capitalizing on years of storytelling that's stunningly animated with tons of care and attention to detail. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Patrick Cavanaugh Effective both with its full-blown horror antics and as a depiction of the real-world abuse one can suffer, Whannell delivers an endlessly unsettling experience. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2020
1/5 Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) Spencer Perry If Fantasy Island is lucky enough to be remembered in a year's time, it's because it will forever be known as a great example of "cheap, uninspiring horror movie made to cash in on teenagers with extra money, using an old IP as window dressing." EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
3/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Spencer Perry Sonic the Hedgehog succeeds where so many other video game adaptations fail because it captures the spirit of the games and the character. It doesn't matter that it's not a 1:1 adaptation of the games. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Charlie Ridgely "Normal is for normal people" isn't just a catchphrase for the titular detective get by, it's a rallying cry to everyone who doesn't fit inside a box. A promise that we're all in this together. Though it seems corny, Timmy Failure is anything but. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2020