TheIndependentCritic.com

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.0/4.0 Hubie Halloween (2020) Richard Propes The truth is that I loved Hubie Halloween , an entertaining gem of a film with a good heart, a kind message, an awful lot of laughs, and a few imperfections. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
3.5/4.0 Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad (2020) Richard Propes A warm and spirited journey with contagious personalities who have endearing stories. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
3.0/4.0 First One In (2020) Richard Propes First One In is so gosh darn endearing you can't help but feel at least a little bit better after watching it than you did before. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2020
2.0/4.0 () Richard Propes A promising horror feature that never quite rises up to its potential. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2020
3.0/4.0 Five Women in the End (2020) Richard Propes Amidst disaster, Five Women in the End is ultimately a story about love and friendship and loyalty amidst that disaster. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2020
3.5/4.0 On the Rocks (2020) Richard Propes It's funny and sweet, mundane and meaningful, entertaining and, when needed, willing to simply be present. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
3.5/4.0 The Glorias (2020) Richard Propes May not be as radical as Ms. Steinem herself but it's an engaging, loving, and vibrant film and a powerful reminder that the revolution is far from over. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
2.5/4.0 Zoom (2006) Richard Propes The end result is really a film that more sputters than zooms, but survives mainly upon the strength of its committed cast with an obvious chemistry. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 Zoology (2016) Richard Propes A little gem that is worth your time. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 Zoolander No. 2 (2016) Richard Propes Filled with half-baked ideas that could use a whole lot more cooking. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 Zoolander (2001) Richard Propes In a world where so few comedies make me laugh anymore, this one made me hysterical. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 Zookeeper (2011) Richard Propes Likely contains enough humor to be a decent outing for most families with smaller kids. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 Zombieland (2009) Richard Propes In an extended cameo, Bill Murray shows up with his own brand of dry, yet over-the-top humor that may very well serve as the film's highlight. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Richard Propes It very likely says quite a bit about Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty that the CIA has felt compelled to publicly disparage the film's accuracy. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 The Zero Boys (1986) Richard Propes An under-appreciated indie gem from 1986. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) Richard Propes The View Askew universe is growing and Smith is becoming quite the filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 Youth in Revolt (2009) Richard Propes Merely a decent film. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.0/4.0 Your Highness (2011) Richard Propes I'm fairly certain Natalie Portman has to be wondering 'Can they make me give back my Oscar?' EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 Your American Teen (2012) Richard Propes A difficult documentary, but it's an important documentary. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 The Young Messiah (2016) Richard Propes The Young Messiah will warm your heart and, in all likelihood, bring you to your knees. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 Young at Heart (2007) Richard Propes An entertaining and frequently moving documentary. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 You'll Know My Name (2011) Richard Propes You'll Know My Name's almost manipulative intentionality will likely prove to be too tiring for most audiences and simply too pointless for others. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
4.0/4.0 You Were Never Really Here (2017) Richard Propes It's hard to describe what Phoenix does here, but what he does here is nothing short of masterful. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 You, Me and Dupree (2006) Richard Propes Hudson isn't quite able to carry the film alone. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) Richard Propes Laugh out loud funny, endearing, richly human, and with a touch of political intelligence. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 You Again (2010) Richard Propes Betty White is, well, Betty White. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 Yogi Bear (2010) Richard Propes How is it, by the way, that a park has actual talking bears and nobody seems to care? How is this park losing money, anyway? EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 Yes Man (2008) Richard Propes Carrey plays his humor closer to the bone and the result is funnier, more heartfelt and more believable. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Richard Propes It's an action film. Nothing more. Nothing less. Okay, maybe a little bit less. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.0/4.0 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Richard Propes The only truly solid performance comes from Liev Schreiber. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 X-Men: First Class (2011) Richard Propes A smarter and more stylish superhero movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.0/4.0 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Richard Propes I can't help but think it's a film that would disappoint Apocalypse. We all know what happens when Apocalypse gets disappointed. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.0/4.0 The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) Richard Propes Devoid of hardcore action scenes or graphic violence, the film instead offers genuine moments of psychological anxiety. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
4.0/4.0 The Wrestler (2008) Richard Propes It is powerful, yet it is graceful. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Richard Propes It's a winner. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.0/4.0 Wrath of the Titans (2012) Richard Propes Wrath of the Titans doesn't exist to tell you a story, but instead to blow you away with the sheer awesomeness of its 3-D special effects. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 Wound (2010) Richard Propes A good majority of humanity will be, and perhaps should be, offended by the images that Blyth puts forth. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 Worth: The Testimony of Johnny St. James (2012) Richard Propes A film that is both inspired deeply by faith and by the harsh realities of everyday living. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 Worst in Show (2011) Richard Propes The film's most touching story may very well be that involving Kathleen, the proud owner of a seemingly unsightful chihuahua. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 Worm (2013) Richard Propes A feature-length project that started off as a 2011 48-Hour Film Project winner. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 World's Largest (2010) Richard Propes It's impossible to not admire the spirit, optimism, and drive of smalltown America. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 The World's Fastest Indian (2005) Richard Propes It features the finest, and most unique, performance by Anthony Hopkins in years and will leave you smiling long after you leave the theatre. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 The World's End (2013) Richard Propes Benefits greatly from the undeniable chemistry between Pegg and Frost. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 World War Z (2013) Richard Propes Clearly a passion project for Pitt. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 The World Before Your Feet (2018) Richard Propes The mundane, methodical commitment is part of the brilliance of Green's story. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 Works in Progress (2009) Richard Propes A light-hearted and life-affirming romantic comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 Working Man (2019) Richard Propes A low-key gentle whisper of a film. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 The Words (2012) Richard Propes The film is about characters you are unlikely to care about living out a multi-layered story you're unlikely to care about. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 Wordplay (2006) Richard Propes Often brilliant yet ends up falling just a couple letters short of truly being a championship film. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 The Woodsman (2004) Richard Propes It is not a perfect film, yet it is a powerful film that tackles one of the most difficult subjects a film could tackle. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020