Comic Years

Comic Years is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Salome Gonstad, Shah Shahid
Rating Title/Year Author
Halloween Kills (2021) Salome Gonstad How many audience members even know that Halloween Ends is coming next year? Because if they didn't, then the end of this one likely plays as bleak and unfinished. But that's basically the vibe of the whole thing. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2021
The Guilty (2021) Shah Shahid The Guilty's trio of director, writer and actor make this movie an exciting and quick watch, that sucks you in with its story. While it may not be everyone's cup of tea, the massive talent on both sides of the camera makes this a movie worth watching. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2021
Freaky (2020) Salome Gonstad Freaky isn't the most groundbreaking horror movie ever made, but it's a pretty high-water mark in our ongoing teen horror renaissance-have you heard about it? EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2021
Malignant (2021) Salome Gonstad It's absolutely bonkers, a word that comes up a lot in Malignant movie reviews, because the English language is too limited to express the audacity of something like this. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2021
My Summer as a Goth (2018) Salome Gonstad This movie doesn't reinvent the teen movie wheel, but it's a lovely way to spend some time. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2021
Antebellum (2020) Salome Gonstad As for the why of it all, that too stays shrouded in mystery-but perhaps that's for the best. The rest of the movie is rendered in such dull tones, such clumsy execution, that it's likely they would have fumbled a more concrete message. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2021
Wrong Turn (2021) Salome Gonstad If they'd tightened these ideas up just a tad, mainly by sharpening the viewpoint, then this movie might be a new modern classic. As it is, though, it's mainly a sometimes exciting detour. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2021
Alabama Snake (2020) Salome Gonstad Unlike some viewers, I didn't need subtitles to understand a single speaker in this doc. I heard them just fine. I just wanted to hear more. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2021
The Turning (2020) Salome Gonstad You keep getting the feeling that there's another story-or stories here-that are leading somewhere. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2021
Gretel & Hansel (2020) Salome Gonstad Ultimately, while this was a very striking and oftentimes unsettling film, it ends up as unsatisfying as a make-believe meal. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2021
Bloodthirsty (2020) Salome Gonstad If you're going to make your audience wait over an hour to see some werewolf stuff, then you have to nail it. Sadly, though, it's just not there.. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2021
Candyman (2021) Salome Gonstad ...for the most part, the film succeeds in its aspirations. It's never particularly scary, except in its first scene. But it does tell a solid story, capably fusing together the original film with this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2021
Don't Breathe 2 (2021) Salome Gonstad You'll probably enjoy this film if you're looking for some b-movie horror fun. But if you're looking for something more substantial, then don't hold your breath. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2021
Gigli (2003) Salome Gonstad Jennifer Lopez lights up the screen every time she's on it. Unfortunately, that's also to the movie's detriment, because from her first scene, she becomes the most interesting thing happening in any given moment. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2021
Blood Quantum (2019) Salome Gonstad Befitting its title, this movie is awash in blood, and it isn't afraid to show us some truly gnarly images. I just wish it'd gone as far with the social commentary. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
The Grudge (2020) Salome Gonstad ...despite the impressive gore, this just isn't a scary movie. It's a slow one that turns plodding after too long. It plays like someone tried to make It Follows and then stuffed it with millennial horror tropes. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Black Christmas (2019) Salome Gonstad While I didn't hate or even strongly dislike the film, I felt it was a little weak tea. As both a feminist movie and a horror movie, it tries too hard (or maybe not hard enough) to be both. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Doctor Sleep (2019) Salome Gonstad Flanagan opted against the rather cheap jump-scares that plague so many other horror films these days. Instead, there's a quiet dread behind what Rose and company do. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Salome Gonstad The movie doesn't bother to enlighten us, choosing instead to return us too to the past, where they hope the nostalgia is enough of a distraction. And it is, but not a whole lot more than that. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Jexi (2019) Salome Gonstad If you go into this movie knowing it's a sometimes puerile romcom about embracing technology and some of the downsides to it, then you'll enjoy it more. Or at all. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) Salome Gonstad It's mindless summer movie fun, and there are definitely worse ways to spend an hour and a half. Enjoy the AC, eat your popcorn, root for Zoey and company, and turn off your brain. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2021
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Salome Gonstad This movie is actually longer than Part One, but it doesn't feel like it. It's bloody and exciting and it feels brisk. It also feels like the perfect set-up for Part Three. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2021
Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Salome Gonstad It's not a perfect movie-the dialogue and accents in the 1666 part, for one thing, are wildly inconsistent. But it's well-told and it's well-acted and it's a satisfying and smart end to what should have been an inherently dumb project. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2021
Old (2021) Salome Gonstad It's so off-putting and goofy that it seems purposeful, as if everyone involved was trying to sweep next year's Razzies. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2021
Cruella (2021) Shah Shahid Despite all the issues, new audiences coming into Disney's Cruella without any expectations or without looking for movie timeline connections might have fun with it. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2021
Mortal Kombat (2021) Shah Shahid The new Mortal Kombat dramatically improves on its previous films and is still an incredibly fun movie to watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2021
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) Shah Shahid And this The Mitchells vs The Machines review, will point out just how the movie blends outrageous comedy with beautiful storytelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Shah Shahid It's the Justice League that should have been, and it's painfully clear to see why. This version of the movie is a clear-cut story that really brings about closure for the DC Extended Universe that was. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Shah Shahid This Raya and the Last Dragon review is kind of harping on the subversion of tropes, but it is truly unlike many Disney or animated movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2021
Enter the Anime (2019) Shah Shahid It's less an exploration of the genre that is a worldwide phenomenon, and more an advertisement for anime that is on Netflix. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Bleach (2018) Shah Shahid The Bleach live-action movie is great for audiences wanting to get into the anime, or the manga even. It's a contained story that is accessible to all. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Extraction (2020) Shah Shahid Despite Extraction's issues with a very minimal story, it's a lot of fun. The action is a non-stop, hyperventilating barrage of greatness. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
The Willoughbys (2020) Shah Shahid I highly recommend Netflix's The Willoughbys for a kids' movie that is different from most. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Project Power (2020) Shah Shahid Overall, Netflix's Project Power is really about how the movie is a fun action entertainer that doesn't need to be more than what it is. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Mulan (2020) Shah Shahid This Mulan is a more straight-faced serious telling of the original Hua Mulan legend. It deals with the heart of a woman and how she struggles between her loyalties to family, country, and herself. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Enola Holmes (2020) Shah Shahid Enola Holmes tries to do a lot, with a story that has no need for political subplots that would completely go over the head of its Young Adult audience. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
The Boys in the Band (2020) Shah Shahid It feels like a film inspired by the dialogue-heavy independent films of the mid-to-late 1990s, where the storytellers rely on the performances and conversation to maintain the tension and drama. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Hubie Halloween (2020) Shah Shahid The Netflix original movie is really not bad. It tones down the usual Sandler elements into some very harmlessly charming moments. And 'restrained' is really the word for it. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
The Lie (2018) Shah Shahid The Lie has a very interesting concept, but I'm not sure if it warranted a full-fledged feature film. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Over the Moon (2020) Shah Shahid Over The Moon is very much about dealing with loss in life, in a way that's never preachy, by drawing subtle parallels. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020