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KMUW - Wichita Public Radio is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Fletcher Powell
Rating Title/Year Author
Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) Fletcher Powell It's an exceptional, rage-inducing, and absolutely necessary film. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
The Father (2020) Fletcher Powell It's a masterful way to create empathy. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
Rocks (2019) Fletcher Powell The extraordinary thing about this movie-and it is extraordinary-is how real the kids feel. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
Moxie (2021) Fletcher Powell [This] level of earnestness is kind of inspiring. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
Night of the Kings (2020) Fletcher Powell Night of the Kings is an enthralling, invigorating work. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
Nomadland (2020) Fletcher Powell It's the faces and stories of [the] non-actors who make Nomadland soar. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
Hereditary (2018) Fletcher Powell Without a doubt, Hereditary really dug its hooks into me. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Incredibles 2 (2018) Fletcher Powell A superhero movie that's as perfectly fun as this is a lot more welcome right now than one that's filled with existential dread. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Fletcher Powell We do not live in a kind world. But there is true kindness in it. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Uncle Drew (2018) Fletcher Powell I didn't find it funny, but it was generally pleasant and inoffensive. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Fletcher Powell It is complete nonsense ... but the great trick Ant-Man and The Wasp pulls is that it's really easy just to go along with it. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Leave No Trace (2018) Fletcher Powell This is director Debra Granik's first fiction feature since ... Winter's Bone, and it's been worth the wait. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Fletcher Powell Sorry To Bother You may very well bother you, but it is definitely not sorry about it. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Three Identical Strangers (2018) Fletcher Powell It would be unfair to expect this movie to have a lot of answers. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Eighth Grade (2018) Fletcher Powell ... an important movie that should be seen, thought about, and discussed, ideally with someone who's not your age. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Fletcher Powell Spike Lee definitely knows how to land a punch. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Fletcher Powell Timing, as they say, is everything. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
Minari (2020) Fletcher Powell Minari is the kind of movie that reminds you of the people who make this country good. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Fletcher Powell It is a fair bit better than whatever your idea of a generic rom-com is. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Puzzle (2018) Fletcher Powell The movie takes a few shortcuts that make for some abrupt plot points, but it hardly matters given Macdonald's performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Searching (2018) Fletcher Powell Ultimately, it's among the very best of this genre of computer screen thrillers, and I'll leave it up to you to decide how much you think that means. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Minding the Gap (2018) Fletcher Powell Minding the Gap is difficult, urgent, and vital. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
A Simple Favor (2018) Fletcher Powell I was sure I knew where things were headed multiple times before they veered off in another direction. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Fletcher Powell None of it is bad, really, it's just so uninspired. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
First Man (2018) Fletcher Powell When we finally get to the moon, any of my problems with the film melted away. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Fletcher Powell The Old Man & the Gun is simply, purely joyful. It's not an ecstatic joy, but it's a deeply comfortable one. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Shirkers (2018) Fletcher Powell Shirkers forces us to confront a world that will never give us all the answers. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Suspiria (2018) Fletcher Powell It's got ideas, but to what end? EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Fletcher Powell [Richard E. Grant] absolutely lights up the screen in every scene. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Widows (2018) Fletcher Powell I'm not convinced that McQueen's successful at every single thing he tries to address, but I give him credit for his ambition. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Boy Erased (2018) Fletcher Powell The movie doesn't do anything flashy or innovative, but it tells a necessary story from a very human perspective. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Fletcher Powell As the Coens have told us before, you can't stop what's coming. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Happy as Lazzaro (2018) Fletcher Powell I'm OK with not getting every single part of what happens. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Vox Lux (2018) Fletcher Powell Vox Lux is a lot of movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
The Favourite (2018) Fletcher Powell [W]hatever faults Lanthimos has, ... the acting here is exceptional. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Fletcher Powell I can't come up with enough superlatives to describe how much darn fun Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Roma (2018) Fletcher Powell I'm sad to say that I didn't love it as I wanted to. But I do admire it completely. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Fletcher Powell Every moment is truly alive. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Glass (2019) Fletcher Powell I'm not sure whether Shyamalan misses in his execution, or if his entire intent is to take the super hero genre to the back alley and shoot it. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
High Flying Bird (2019) Fletcher Powell This movie is razor sharp. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Capernaum (2018) Fletcher Powell Capernaum is saturated with ... urgent and angry energy. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Fighting With My Family (2019) Fletcher Powell This movie is definitely funny, but it also has an emotional heft I didn't expect. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Captain Marvel (2019) Fletcher Powell This is Marvel's most narratively ambitious movie ... and it's occasionally a little hard to follow. But I'll take that trade, given that it's showing us something new. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Apollo 11 (2019) Fletcher Powell ... creates real momentum, and something close to actual suspense. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Us (2019) Fletcher Powell The best advice I got before heading to the theater was just not to think too hard about it. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
The Beach Bum (2019) Fletcher Powell I'm not surprised that I'm confused about how to react to Harmony Korine, but I do want to praise the acting in The Beach Bum. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
The Mustang (2019) Fletcher Powell The Mustang may or may not reflect the way the world is, but it absolutely feels real. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
Missing Link (2019) Fletcher Powell It's a sweet, modest, diversion, and a delight for the eyes, and maybe that's enough. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
Guava Island (2019) Fletcher Powell No one could say it overstays its welcome ... [but] I wish they'd indulged themselves a little more. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Fletcher Powell I found Avengers: Endgame wonderfully satisfying. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021