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Rating Title/Year Author
Hustlers (2019) Hannah Lynn A glitzy, vengeful, and warm-hearted movie... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Hannah Lynn Even with its flaws, the movie still leaves a mark. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
American Factory (2019) Hannah Lynn It doesn't feel like there's the manipulative editing or overt editorializing often found in documentaries. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
() Hannah Lynn More of an educational documentary than anything else, but it's still an engaging watch. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Gurrumul (2017) Hannah Lynn Gurrumul's music is undoubtedly moving, and the movie is a heartfelt portrait of a man with a natural-born talent. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Hannah Lynn The movie is too convoluted to really make a point. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Hannah Lynn Whether you end up agreeing with Berman's filmmaking techniques or not, he ends up making something wholly unique. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Hannah Lynn Marianne & Leonard feels too much like a bunch of people speculating about what their friends' diary says. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Luz (2018) Amanda Waltz A pleasantly compelling and sufficiently gory bottle thriller with a supernatural twist. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
Sword of Trust (2019) Hannah Lynn Maron plays his strength as another grouch with a heart of gold, and the whole cast has nice chemistry with each other. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Hannah Lynn The movie is a natural tearjerker, given the intense tenderness of the subject. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Hannah Lynn The Pieces I Am succeeds in putting together a necessary documentation of her life and impact. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Armstrong (2019) Hannah Lynn It's a cut-and-dry biography of the astronaut, fit for any space fan or science classroom. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Ghost Fleet (2018) Hannah Lynn It'd be useful to have more information on what happens to fish after they're caught and how people might avoid buying it. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Funan (2019) Amanda Waltz Defined by a clean, illustrative style and slow-burn storytelling... EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Hannah Lynn Despite its occasional charm, Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle, is a saccharine, oversimplified, and deranged homage to the music of The Beatles. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Hannah Lynn The movie is a sweeping and visually stunning story that captures the friction of a changing city. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Lisa Cunningham There are enjoyable enough moments: some laughs, a great theme song, and with that many celebrities, there's surely at least one to hold every viewer's attention. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
After Tiller (2013) Hannah Lynn An essential piece of media for understanding the issue. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Hannah Lynn The film is mesmerizing, especially for those who didn't grow up on or near a farm like Apricot Lane. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Hail Satan? (2019) Hannah Lynn If you're looking for a place of belonging that aligns with radical but earnest beliefs, then Hail Satan? might work as a recruitment film. For everyone else, it will simply restructure the way you think about God, government, and goats. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
Wine Country (2019) Hannah Lynn It's fun, and it's full of wine, and that's enough. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Alex Gordon It's forgettable, oddly paced, and relies too much on cameos (John Malkovich, Haley Joel Osment, Jim Parsons), especially given the talent of its two leads. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily (2018) Hannah Lynn It's refreshing to see a historical gay romance that isn't overly tragic or heavy with the weight of the era. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Hannah Lynn The slogan for the Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron vehicle Long Shot reads "unlikely but not impossible"...The romantic comedy is predicated on this idea, without ever explaining what about the pairing makes it unlikely. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
The Brink (2019) Hannah Lynn Watching The Brink feels, in some ways, pointless. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Amazing Grace (2018) Hannah Lynn Watching Amazing Grace, it's clear how that moment was so much bigger than just [Franklin]. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
To Dust (2018) Hannah Lynn To Dust doesn't work much of the time. It's occasionally slow, clunky, and tonally confusing. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
Amy Schumer Growing (2019) Hannah Lynn Her honesty can be refreshing, but can also feel opportunistic, like she's following a formula to appeal to the audience. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
Waka Okami wa Shogakusei! (2018) Hannah Lynn A predictable movie, but still manages to impart heartfelt lessons on family, acceptance, and other nice topics. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Mirai no Mirai (2018) Hannah Lynn It's just spooky enough to cut through the more saccharine life lessons. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (2017) Hannah Lynn It might've sufficed as a short film. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Us (2019) Alex Gordon And though expected, the film is also incredibly funny and warm. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Rou qing shi (2018) Hannah Lynn The dialogue is the film's strong point, full of razor-sharp insults and observations. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Rafiki (2018) Hannah Lynn It's a perfectly fine movie, with compelling stories and characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Pájaros de verano (2018) Hannah Lynn The film's cinematography stands out the most, using the expanse of the setting to its fullest extent. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Level 16 (2018) Hannah Lynn The world in Level 16 feels like it was created because it's trendy right now to make art about repressed women. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
() Hannah Lynn Even for a Hallmark movie, Jamie and Sawyer are stiff robots. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Gotti (2018) Alex Gordon They've delivered a dish that's somehow burnt and cold, bland and over-spiced. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2018) Hannah Lynn The experience of watching it is such a mild one that you wonder why it was made at all. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Fyre (2019) Hannah Lynn It's awe-inspiring, really, to see the toxic potion of wealth, greed, and delusion in action. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
Fyre Fraud (2019) Hannah Lynn Fyre Fraud does do a good job of mocking nearly everyone involved. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
Rust Creek (2018) Amanda Waltz But for all its female tenacity and curious potential pairing, Rust Creek proves far too formulaic to generate tension. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Support the Girls (2018) Hannah Lynn The eclectic supporting cast shines as well, creating the kind of chemistry found only between coworkers. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Hannah Lynn Layne and James have such obvious chemistry that it feels unnecessary to point it out. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Hannah Lynn There have been plenty of movies about British kids, old-timey England, and quirky nannies. Please, just make a new movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
Santa Jaws (2018) Alex Gordon It asks so little and gives so much. Thanks, Santa Jaws. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
Love Strikes Twice (2017) Amanda Waltz To call Second Chance Christmas problematic would be putting it very lightly. This is basically Gaslighting: The Movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
A Holiday Engagement (2011) Ryan Deto Generally solid comedy. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018) Hannah Lynn This movie is frustrating and lifeless, more so than its Hallmark and Lifetime competitors because it's bad on purpose. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018