Cinema Sight

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Judy (2019) Wesley Lovell Renee Zellweger does more than just an impression of Judy Garland, inhabiting her joys and failures with equal passion. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Abominable (2019) Wesley Lovell This adorable exciting adventure has plenty to love about it from the gorgeous animation to the heartwarming story. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 Midsommar (2019) Wesley Lovell Florence Pugh is strong in this sophomore effort from Ari Aster. While not as accomplished as his first film, his attention to detail, tone, and cinematography are superb. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 Parasite (2019) Wesley Lovell A splendid take on class inequalities that force the audience to question who is the parasite, the rich or the poor. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2.5/4 Knives Out (2019) Wesley Lovell A predictable whodunit that seems to want to act as homage to the great mystery features of the past, but ends up feeling like a recycled plot from a lesser Agatha Christie novel. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Wesley Lovell Attempting to reverse all of the details in the prior film, this hackneyed adventure finishes out the third "Star Wars" trilogy well enough, but does so in a surprisingly disappointing fashion in spite of its own positive qualities. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 Little Women (2019) Wesley Lovell A superb, well acted adaptation that solidifies Greta Gerwig as one of our greatest filmmakers, that Saoirse Ronan is one of our great actresses, and that Florence Pugh has a terrific career ahead of her. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 The Irishman (2019) Wesley Lovell Scorsese makes movies that Scorsese likes, damned be anyone who doesn't care much for them. All of his stylistic touches are here, but there's a certain hollowness to the whole affair that's admirable even if not likeable. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Wesley Lovell Requiring a great deal of foreknowledge of the Downton Abbey history, this cinematic continuation of the superb British television series will please only its greatest fans. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Mank (2020) Wesley Lovell As an ode to Old Hollywood, the film soars. As a treatise on man vs. himself, it's old hat. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Frozen II (2019) Wesley Lovell While it's usually difficult to surpass the original, this broader, more engaging follow up to the wildly successful original speaks more to the power of togetherness than its predecessor even considered. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Klaus (2019) Wesley Lovell An engaging re-imagining of the Santa Claus origin mythos is handled beautifully. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Wesley Lovell An unfortunate step down from the hilarious original, the performances have weakened and the plot has become overly complicated, but it still has plenty of laughs. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Wesley Lovell This fantabulous emancipation is a feminist tour de force with strong performances, a visually daring design, and a lot of fun, butt-kicking action. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 A Single Man (2009) Wesley Lovell Tom Ford's sensational debut features superb performances from Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in this haunting gay drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Pitch Perfect (2012) Wesley Lovell Anna Kendrick anchors a terrific cast of young women as they explore internal struggles and external threats in a cappella glory. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Wesley Lovell Another fun and wild romp with the Barden Bellas. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Wesley Lovell Even as a step down from the prior two efforts, this trilogy capper is a great deal of a cappella fun. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Shaun of the Dead (2004) Wesley Lovell The best zombie comedy yet made. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Hot Fuzz (2007) Wesley Lovell You'll never think of the cop buddy genre the same way again. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 The World's End (2013) Wesley Lovell A fantastic end to a terrific, largely unrelated trilogy. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 The Martian (2015) Wesley Lovell Matt Damon's strong central performance anchors this compelling sci-fi adventure about a man stuck on Mars while the folks back home try to find an easy way to rescue him. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Sicario (2015) Wesley Lovell Emily Blunt's performance brings humanity to this prototypical expose of ulterior motives behind the drug wars happening across the U.S. border. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 Spotlight (2015) Wesley Lovell A glimpse behind the scenes of the Boston Globe's revelatory articles exposing pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church takes few prisoners and paints the staff of the Globe as heroes who had to put aside their own cherished beliefs to bring about justice. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Wesley Lovell Anchored by terrific performances, especially Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan, Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel is a wonderful modern interpretation. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2.5/4 The Good Dinosaur (2015) Wesley Lovell We used to say Pixar could do no wrong, but they did and they did a terrible wrong, something not even worthy of the Disney animation division in their worst ruts. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Anomalisa (2015) Wesley Lovell This fascinating animated feature is difficult to explain but wonderful to experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2/4 Spectre (2015) Wesley Lovell Daniel Craig has been a satisfying James Bond, but the films he's been put into have been, on average, far weaker than anything from the Connery, Moore, or Brosnan eras with this likely being the worst Craig film to date. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 Steve Jobs (2015) Wesley Lovell If not for the performances, this attempt to at most humanize, at worst explain tech pioneer Steve Jobs would struggle to find its own footing and whatever your opinion of the man going in, it will be the same opinion you have of him coming out. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 The Big Short (2015) Wesley Lovell Even a talented cast cannot make this labyrinthine topic fully understandable unless the viewer is already modestly familiar with the subject matter. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Suffragette (2015) Wesley Lovell A fascinating look into the history of women's suffrage with a potent array of our generation's greatest actors doing what they do best. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2.5/4 Youth (2015) Wesley Lovell It's almost impossible to feel sympathy for normally great actors Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as they are given characters who seem to mourn the loss of their patriarchal identity. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 Room (2015) Wesley Lovell Brie Larson is at her vulnerable best in this exploration of isolation, identity, and perceived safety set around a young woman and her son held captive by her rapist. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 Open Grave (2013) Wesley Lovell Conventional performances cannot inhibit this twisted, creative horror feature about a houseful of guests with no memories of their past. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 The Tower (2012) Wesley Lovell In this Korean adaptation of "The Towering Inferno," audiences will find an engaging and entertaining disaster flick with a modest modern sensibility. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Her (2013) Wesley Lovell Spike Jonze has a brilliant eye for style and inventiveness, taking on a conventional quasi-futuristic narrative and giving it a heart and a philosophical message. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Wesley Lovell A stylish new take on the spy thriller genre features a staunch Colin Firth and a cheeky Taron Egerton. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 Ex Machina (2015) Wesley Lovell A beguiling sci-fi thriller asks the audience to decide who's being tested, the AI or the human. There's plenty of twists and turns in this sensational isolated quest for survival. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 Mother's Day (2010) Wesley Lovell Rebecca De Mornay keeps this conventional horror remake alive and kicking with her fierce and terrifying performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 Promising Young Woman (2020) Wesley Lovell With the performance of her career, Carey Mulligan is vicious, vulnerable, and no longer taking guff from anyone in this wicked, sharp treatise on toxic masculinity. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Neighbors (2014) Wesley Lovell An entertaining examination of growing up vs. growing old and how neither is necessarily the right thing to do. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
3.5/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Wesley Lovell Not as good as the prior two entries, this film is a fitting, if less impressive, conclusion. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/4 Contact (1997) Wesley Lovell One of the greatest science fiction films in history. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/4 Waves (2019) Wesley Lovell A terrific look into the lives of a black family constantly trying to prove its own worth in a society that expects more than it needs. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
3.5/4 The Farewell (2019) Wesley Lovell A poignant look at cultural identity and its place in modern society. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/4 Us (2019) Wesley Lovell Jordan Peele handily proves that he's one of the leading voices in horror cinema. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
3/4 The Lighthouse (2019) Wesley Lovell One of the biggest stumbling blocks to appreciating this film is its constant attempts to defy expectations and avoid definitions. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
3.5/4 Hustlers (2019) Wesley Lovell A compelling look at women forced to take their lives into their own hands in order to survive in an increasingly risky climate. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
3.5/4 Booksmart (2019) Wesley Lovell Hilarious and fascinating look at growing up nerdy. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/4 Marriage Story (2019) Wesley Lovell This haunting portrait of a marriage falling apart has a realistic, yet pensive approach. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020