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Rating Title/Year Author
Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (2019) Emma Grey Ellis Cummings takes easy gender jokes and delivers them slightly askew, updated for the off-kilter moment women are living in right now...Cummings isn't afraid to take women to task for their outdated behavior, either. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
The Great Hack (2019) Emily Dreyfuss If you want to see, really see the way data tracking, harvesting, and targeting takes the strands of information we generate and ties them around us until we are smothered by governments and companies, then don't miss the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Emma Grey Ellis As a 32-minute Netflix one-off, it can be as loose as it wants to be and still be totally worth everyone's time. It's more like Documentary Now! than anything, but Frankenstein's satire is looser, artsier, and weirder. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Angela Watercutter Spider-Man: Far From Home is a wonderfully good time. It's also, in many ways, incredibly predictable. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Angela Watercutter It would be impossible for a movie with this roster of talent to be truly awful, but look, Dark Phoenix isn't a good movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Rim of the World (2019) Adam Rogers It's a fun ride through childhood friendship forged amid killer aliens and saving the world. Sound like a 1980s-style adventure, like what Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment used to make? Well, good. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Clash of the Titans (2010) Hugh Hart The CGI- and animatronics-powered monsters might have fried eyeballs five years ago but now wow only in fits and starts. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
Us (2019) Jason Parham If Us is a film that privileges swell-and it very much is, sometimes to a fault-here, Peele embraces that bloat with brilliance and flair. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Captive State (2019) Jason Parham Captive State doesn't need to shout; it works just fine as a contained rendering of the failures of democracy and its bleeding consequences. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Angela Watercutter Her discovery of that toughness is at the core of the movie, a female-specific origin story that challenges so many of those that came before it. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Angela Watercutter The whole movie is a setup for a punch line that never comes. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
High Flying Bird (2019) Jason Parham The film sharply interrogates the risk of independence under the grip of Big Streaming. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Glass (2019) Angela Watercutter Its good guys and bad guys could teach Hollywood's caped crusaders a thing or two about saving the world-even if they can't be saved from the movie they're in. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
Creed II (2018) Jason Parham Creed II is a safe bet-not because it lacks heart, but because it does exactly what you expect it to. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
Suspiria (2018) Angela Watercutter Suspiria is what a remake should be-a reinvention of themes, not a slavish recreation of what's already been done. And what Guadagnino has done is turn Argento's themes into narrative ideas. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
Halloween (2018) Brian Raftery The latest iteration...is the first to recapture the unfussy rigor of Carpenter's original. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
First Man (2018) Angela Watercutter Had it not gone deep into the story of the person at its center, First Man would've fallen flat. Instead, it stuck the landing. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Angela Watercutter It's Gaga at her best, raw and fearless-and there's nothing more all-consuming than watching her rise. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
The Predator (2018) Brian Raftery An action-comedy at once incomprehensible and inconsequential, and so unfun-dumb that its stupidity feels like a contagion. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
Searching (2018) Brian Raftery Maybe the real reason the movie works so effectively is that, while watching David struggle through a dense and semi-menacing online world, we're also quietly searching for ourselves. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Jason Parham A movie of necessary firsts and communal heart. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Jason Parham It doesn't just pack the visual audacity of a modern Blaxploitation epic, but-with Lee's tongue-slick message of overthrowing The Man-the framework as well. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2018
Mudbound (2017) Jason Parham Mudbound is a textured and unsettling work, and the question is not merely one of sight... but also a narrative about love, family, and land, and how race complicates and binds these forces. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2018
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Peter Rubin Gadsby forces you to feel another person's pain and strength, but does so in a way that also causes you to interrogate your own position. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2018
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Angela Watercutter Everything she was saying-about art, about the tools of comedy, about the strength of broken people who rebuild themselves-hit like a locomotive. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2018
Rewind This! (2013) Angela Watercutter What's compelling about Rewind This! isn't that there are so many people who love one particular media format... it's how the film unearths a strong nostalgia for a time isn't even really that long ago. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Jason Parham Sorry to Bother You is a deliciously untame thing: an allegorical satire about the exploitation of labor and land. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Angela Watercutter Truly, lean-and-meanness is Ant-Man and the Wasp's greatest gift. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018) Angela Watercutter Ocean's 8 is doing part of what it set out to do-prove that a previously bro-tastic franchise could be executed with the same success rate with a cast of women. Behold: It is proven. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2018
Ghost Rider (2007) Annalee Newitz This movie is stupid in the best possible way. I cheered all the way through - my shrieks of glee echoing off the walls. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Brian Raftery As an expansion of the Star Wars saga, Solo is absolutely inessential. But as a movie, it's often surprisingly delightful. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2018
The Disaster Artist (2017) Brian Raftery As The Disaster Artist proves, it's all the more sweet when you can share that dream with as many others as possible. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2018
Black Panther (2018) Jason Parham Technically lush, Black Panther infuses itself with diasporic hybridity. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2018
Ready Player One (2018) Peter Rubin [The film] is a caper, a breezy, stock-charactered scavenger hunt that manages to overcome its virtual stakes and its frequently clunky dialog to be as big and loud and fun as a romp through nerd-culture history should be. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Angela Watercutter Ten years in, Marvel has managed to keep everyone along for the ride. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2018
Alien: Covenant (2017) Charlie Jane Anders The result is a movie where the biggest money shots feel largely obligatory -- just killers and filler, nothing more. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2018
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Angela Watercutter Uprising is nothing more than the wedding-band cover version of Pacific Rim. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018) Angela Watercutter Deadpool 2 doesn't just match the original-it cuts it off at the knees and gives its hero a whole new set of legs to run on. (This is both a metaphor and an actual plot point.) EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
Looper (2012) Angela Watercutter A sci-fi film for action fans, a drama for futuristic-fetish geeks, and a gangster movie for... well, pretty much anyone. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Brian Raftery It's a movie that lures you in with the familiar and the beloved, only to instead turn into something wiser, deeper, and more true than you could have ever guessed. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
Justice League (2017) Angela Watercutter The movie, basically, is a collection of subreddits on celluloid-some good, some bad, all there. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Angela Watercutter Pulling off a feat like this in the current Marvel movie universe might be Thor's most heroic feat yet. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
() Angela Watercutter It is very likely Inhumans will end up looking like a big misstep. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2017
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Charlie Jane Anders [King Arthur] telegraphs from the beginning how desperately it wants to be Game of Thrones. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Angela Watercutter If you like superhero flirting, bonding, and not-too-graphic dick jokes, it's a hoot. There might even be a tearjerker or two. But if you're hoping for something radically different from the first Guardians, you might be disappointed. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2017
Life (2017) Angela Watercutter While you're watching Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal gamely trying to hunk up Life's Alien-lite premise and predictable twist ending, your mind will wander-and at some point you'll wonder when big space movies became such an unrelenting snooze. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2017
Kong: Skull Island (2017) Angela Watercutter [Vogt-Robert's] film is still very much a Kong movie-it has a giant ape destroying things, that's pretty much all you need-but it thankfully forgoes unnecessary retreading of the 1976 and 2005 films. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2017
Personal Shopper (2016) Angela Watercutter Kristen Stewart has had to hold her own against an array of costars: vampires; a Huntsman; Juliette Binoche. But in her new film, Personal Shopper, she does her best acting yet. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2017
Logan (2017) Angela Watercutter That rage-filled, drunk, foul-mouthed Logan who never got to fully surface in the previous X-Men movies is finally joining his buddy Deadpool in the world of grown-up cinema. And it's the perfect way for him to end his run. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Angela Watercutter By all measures, Rogue One succeeds; it's a thrilling, well-told, Star Wars movie that will scratch any fan's itch. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2017