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Rating Title/Year Author
5.5/10 The Midnight Sky (2020) Bill Watters George Clooney stars and directs in this end of the world sci-fi introspection on life. Probably the most introspective of the genre we've seen recently, sadly it winds up being more dull than thoughtful. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
7.5/10 Greenland (2020) Bill Watters Coming after the hot mess that was Geostorm, one might be wary about another end of the world Gerard Butler film. Greenland, however, surprises by being both a fun ride and well executed. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
0.5/10 Breach (2020) Bill Watters A minimal budget does not absolve a film from having horrible direction and writing. This Alien: Covenant /The Thing mash up doesn't serve up anything new, it serves it in an utterly cringe-worthy fashion. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
7/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Bill Watters Patty Jenkins is back with a solid second outing, even if it doesn't achieve the same highs as the first film, it sticks the landing in the third act this time. It is, though, overly-long and needing another editing pass to pull it to fighting trim. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
8/10 Hunter Hunter (2020) Bill Watters Finally in 2020, a minimalist, well crafted, and wonderfully tense thriller. There's been so many this year that have reached for the same bar and wound up being bland, but writer/director Shawn Linden pulls it off. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/5 Cuties (2020) Bill Watters While it's rough around the edges, and perhaps does cross even the French avant-garde lines, it remains a very raw and unsettling look at what young girls believe to be the path to success and popularity. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
3.5/5 Mulan (2020) Bill Watters Disney's ongoing foray into rehashing its existing classic properties as Live-Action remakes has seemingly done the unlikely with "Mulan," namely by giving its new incarnation a reason to exist. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Bill Watters Bill & Ted haven't changed very much, and neither has the overall storyline, but in the end, it's a familiar and charming ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
2/5 The Rental (2020) Bill Watters "The Rental," is a horror film that unfortunately misses the mark in creating any kind of either tension or horror. When you don't care about the setup, the characters, or the killer. There's not a whole lot left to hang your hat on. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
2.5/5 Irresistible (2020) Bill Watters John Stewart remains one of America's leading political satirists, so with his latest film, "Irresistible", it comes as a bit of a shock that it feels pointedly sad and depressing. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Bill Watters An imperfect study of imperfect people, but performed very well. Pete Davidson and Marisa Tomei keep the story engaging enough to want to spend a few hours in their company. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2020
1.5/5 The Night Clerk (2020) Bill Watters For a crime thriller, it's a problem when there's nothing thrilling, and it barely cares about the crime. Its main crime is a great cast, wasted. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 Becky (2020) Bill Watters A fun mash up of Breaking In, Home Alone, and the feral girl from that episode of Barry everyone keeps talking about. Watching a 14-year old exact her own hands-on vengeance against a home invasion is remarkably cathartic right now. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020
4/5 The Vast of Night (2019) Bill Watters After multiple seasons of series like Amazing Stories, Twilight Zone, and Black Spot, it's three freshmen filmmakers who have created something that really captures the essence of those original Rod Serling tales. The others would do tell to take note. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020