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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5 Freaky (2020) MontiLee Stormer Freaky blends comedy with old school practical scares to bring a bloody but not over the top gore scare-fest that just feels fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2020
3/5 Widow's Point (2019) MontiLee Stormer Widow's Point has all of the hallmarks of a classic ghost story: missing husbands, tragic brides, dead starlets. Nothing exciting happens when people follow the rules. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
2.5/5 Spiral (2019) MontiLee Stormer It was pretty muddy. I really wanted to like Spiral more than I did, but too many open questions, neat endings, and unexplained actions left me empty. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 Come Play (2020) MontiLee Stormer For a movie focuses on a child whose world is already terrifying, this worked. If you're looking to move from "Goosebumps" and horror kiddie fare, this is a great next step. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
2.5 Don't Let Go (2019) MontiLee Stormer So, the first thing you need to know about Don't Let Go is that there is a lot of talking. Like, a lot. Unfortunately, it drags what is potentially a fun little speculative flick. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) MontiLee Stormer If you're expecting It: Chapter Two to be bloodier and gorier and more adult, you won't be disappointed. Chapter One dealt with childhood trauma and loss, Chapter Two zeros in on that unresolved trauma. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2.5/5 Official Secrets (2019) MontiLee Stormer Government is a bully, the little people get squashed, and legal conflicts are dragged out for a ridiculous amount of time to prove a point no one can remember. Just. Like. This. Movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Hustlers (2013) MontiLee Stormer The club scenes are incredible. Jennifer Lopez does her own dancing, training for months on the pole for that authentic feel. Cameos give it a never-ending party feel. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Downton Abbey (2019) MontiLee Stormer Even if you don't know anything about Downton Abbey (I didn't) it's an enjoyable little film. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 Ad Astra (2019) MontiLee Stormer This should feel like a thrill ride IN SPACE, not like an actual 3-day trip to the moon where you wish the pulmonary embolisms developing in your legs would kill you. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Ashes (2012) MontiLee Stormer is a lot of fun and as it progresses towards its climax and gets more and more bloody. That's how you know you're having a great time. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 Gemini Man (2019) MontiLee Stormer You're not watching Gemini Man for its sweeping vistas of Colombia. You're watching Gemini Man to see Will Smith beat the crap out of Will Smith. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 Maleficent (2014) MontiLee Stormer Even as all sharp angles and dark clothing, Angelina Jolie embodies grace and dangerous beauty, while still possessing a vulnerable side brought on by years of betrayal and mistrust. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) MontiLee Stormer Here, I throw my hands up and cry pardon. I was wrong to doubt this movie, and it's rare for a sequel to make me want to see its predecessor EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) MontiLee Stormer I love a good action film and dig a sustainable franchise. Terminator: Dark Fate really isn't either of those. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Harriet (2019) MontiLee Stormer Harriet is the kind of movie I would have liked to have seen in high school when learning about the Underground Railroad and the fight against slavery. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) MontiLee Stormer This isn't my usual fare of film, but I do love a good story that manages to be exciting as well as touching without all of that touchy-feely nonsense. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) MontiLee Stormer This is not a retread of a crazy man in a haunted house, but a well-paced drama about the traumas of childhood abuse, the remnants of the psychic energy all abuse holds. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Last Christmas (2019) MontiLee Stormer It's worth seeing with family and girlfriends and moms and besties because it's a smart happy movie you can laugh with without feeling dumber for it. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) MontiLee Stormer There's high drama pulsing underneath the loud engines, and that's what keeps Ford v Ferrari humming for 152 minutes. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 The Good Liar (2019) MontiLee Stormer It's a calmer, gentler mystery, and maybe that's the point. Sometimes it's the quiet death of a thousand cuts that's the most devastating. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 Frozen II (2019) MontiLee Stormer There's no question the Littles will enjoy Frozen 2. It's plenty colorful, even if it did feel long. I say "feel long" because it's only 103 minutes, but a lot is going on. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 21 Bridges (2019) MontiLee Stormer I found 21 Bridges very watchable, very exciting, and far from another lame romp through Crimetown. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 Richard Jewell (2019) MontiLee Stormer If you like drama and the tut-tutting of government over-reach and media slander, knock yourself out, but there are other movies that don't trick you into cheering the budding incel. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 Cats (2019) MontiLee Stormer Cats is disjointed, unintentionally comical, and a little creepy - and folks, I love musicals. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2.5/5 1917 (2019) MontiLee Stormer 1917 looks and feels like a 1st person shooter game, and every scene is just preparation to react to what happens in the next scene. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) MontiLee Stormer This is not to say that Birds of Prey isn't fun. It's a wild ride! Darkly comic and colorful, and the action is engaging without being too over-the-top (you know how superhero movies can get). EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 () MontiLee Stormer I know it sounds like I didn't like The Alpha Test, but you're wrong. I enjoyed watching everyday people bungle the future because their lives are too comfortable in the now. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
1/5 A Wakefield Project (2019) MontiLee Stormer Saying A Wakefield Project is disjointed is a kind murder. It's a jigsaw puzzle, but the pieces are from other puzzles and they've been cut and glued to fit by a blind person. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 () MontiLee Stormer This would have made a fantastic short film of about 30-45 minutes, but it's 83 minutes and that's a long time to pretend you're watching something fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 Up on the Glass (2020) MontiLee Stormer Up On The Glass is the kind of slow-burn thriller you forget is a thriller because the embers are cold and you got up to refresh your drink and never went back. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio (2019) MontiLee Stormer 9 complete stories, even in very short form seem like a lot to cram into a single movie, but even with the loose wrap-around tale, they almost all work and it's enjoyable! EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 Antebellum (2020) MontiLee Stormer Antebellum is not the movie it could have been, either due to strange editing choices or off-putting characters. Lynch porn isn't horror and it's traumatic to watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/5 The Rental (2020) MontiLee Stormer Right up to the last 30 minutes this really is your run of the mill secrets-turned-killer-thriller, but when it switches gears to horror, it's a relentless slide to the finish. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 Cry for the Bad Man (2019) MontiLee Stormer Cry for the Bad Man is shot extremely well, and I love it when a movie uses music judiciously as a set-piece, not a showpiece. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3.5 Blood Quantum (2019) MontiLee Stormer This would have been amazing fun on the big screen, so find your biggest TV and turn up the volume EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
1.5/5 Darkness Falls (2020) MontiLee Stormer If you want a better Lin Shaye horror movie, I recommend Room for Rent (2019). EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
2/5 The Candy Witch (2020) MontiLee Stormer If you pretend for the first 65 minutes it helps. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3/5 Homewrecker (2019) MontiLee Stormer It's lighthearted in its hostage situation and subsequent mauling, but it doesn't have that visceral gnaw of a horror film. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
1/5 Rootwood (2018) MontiLee Stormer I can understand being a fan of the genre and wanting to write a movie because who doesn't, but honestly, Rootwood isn't feature-length material. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3/5 The Beach House (2019) MontiLee Stormer I can appreciate thoughtful thrillers, and The Beach House is the sleeper I wasn't expecting. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
1.5 () MontiLee Stormer What's Level 1? What's Level 5? Did I miss a prequel? I don't know and I had to watch Parallax twice, but I still don't get it, and it's frustrating. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3.5/5 Impetigore (2019) MontiLee Stormer Ghost stories don't rely on screaming, stabbing, stabbing, or lots of running. The dread of the story, if it's well-written, makes every dark corner a potential well of fear. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3.5/5 The Droving (2020) MontiLee Stormer Flashbacks give The Droving a labyrinthine feel until you reach the center, or the beginning? It's to be experienced in a comfortable position, free from distraction. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
4/5 Hush (2016) MontiLee Stormer Hush is well worth your time, and a definitive addition to the home invasion genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2020
2.5 The Dare (2019) MontiLee Stormer The practical effects are amazing and cringeworthy and if torture porn is your bag, you can fill it up with The Dare. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2020
3/5 Underwater (2020) MontiLee Stormer There is never a breather to get your bearings as they don their pressurized suits to navigate the alien landscape that is the deep, dark ocean floor. The tension is relentless. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
2.5/5 () MontiLee Stormer I've been asked twice in the convening hours if I liked it and both times I hesitated. I didn't hate it, but as a film about girl power, it's relatively forgettable. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
4 The Gentlemen (2020) MontiLee Stormer You don't feel dumber for having seen this. It feels human, a hard sell for an over the top movie, mistakes get made, reactions feel genuine, and not one bit feels out of bounds. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
2.5/5 The Rhythm Section (2020) MontiLee Stormer We're not allowed to understand the depth of her pain because she's proving both how much she thinks she cares and how much she only cares for how broken she thinks she is. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020