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Rating Title/Year Author
B- Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Eric D. Snider A satisfyingly twisty story in the 'Chinatown' mold. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
B- The Kitchen (2019) Eric D. Snider The ultra-lean screenplay has no chitchat, no color, no personality. But the actors have plenty of charisma and magnetism of their own, which makes the movie passable grown-up entertainment. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
B- Bit (2019) Eric D. Snider It's all about as good as low-budget vampire flicks tend to be, with an added flicker of righteous anger. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
B- Socrates (2018) Eric D. Snider The story is slight, the themes overly familiar, but the film's deep compassion for its subjects redeems it. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
B Sister Aimee (2019) Eric D. Snider A picaresque Western with some "Chicago"-style razzle-dazzle (including a song!) about a confident, successful woman finding out what her limits are. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
B+ Hustlers (2019) Eric D. Snider I've never been prouder of my sisters/happier I don't go to strip clubs. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
C It: Chapter Two (2019) Eric D. Snider An epic-length but novella-deep exercise in mild, jokey horror. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
B Ready or Not (2019) Eric D. Snider Fun, just-gory-enough mayhem with a wicked sense of humor and a smattering of "eat the rich" populism. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
C+ 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Eric D. Snider The shark attacks are always good for a jolt, but the rest of the movie is absolutely nothing special. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
B- Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Eric D. Snider There's no educational value, but hey, at least it's not making your kids any stupider. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
B The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Eric D. Snider Highly amusing deadpan comedy about toxic masculinity... A few things in common with 'Fight Club,' including a morbid sense of humor and a willingness to shock viewers. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
B+ The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Eric D. Snider A well-acted and lovingly detailed slice of 21st-century life. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
B Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Eric D. Snider With a perfect, scrappy little guy in the lead, the growing number of excellent supporting players, and a fun-loving director who's determined not to let Peter Parker grow up too fast, there's plenty of potential. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
B Crawl (2019) Eric D. Snider Like an alligator, the movie is efficient, mean, and behaves the way you'd expect. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
B- Yesterday (2019) Eric D. Snider 'Yesterday,' a song about regret over the way things turned out, is perfect for the movie Yesterday, which should have been better. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
C Child's Play (2019) Eric D. Snider One of those movies where they threw a lot of things at a lot of walls, then dumped everything into theaters without waiting to see what would stick. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
C Late Night (2019) Eric D. Snider Eventually the real-world story gives way to sitcom-y improbability.... Nothing is 'skewered'; 'poked meekly' is more like it. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
C Men in Black: International (2019) Eric D. Snider It takes considerable effort to render a pair as charismatic as Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson boring, but the makers of 'Men in Black: International' are up to the task. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
C- Dark Phoenix (2019) Eric D. Snider A boring story with low stakes... The 'saga' aspect of this franchise has become the focus more than the exciting superhero tales, and I just don't care anymore. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
C+ Ma (2019) Eric D. Snider This is a trashy, exploitative B-movie at heart, but it hedges its bets by keeping one foot in the realm of respectability. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2019
C Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Eric D. Snider The monsters are just as uninteresting as the people, their one appeal - how huge, awesome, and scary they look - obscured by so much CGI debris and too many tight close-ups. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
B+ Booksmart (2019) Eric D. Snider Much foul-mouthed hilarity ensues... Feldstein and Dever's chemistry as best friends is endlessly delightful. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
B- The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Eric D. Snider This is a respectable, earnest, down-to-earth romantic drama, not the crazy Nicholas Sparks kind. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
D Poms (2019) Eric D. Snider Squirts a bunch of faux-sentimental ideas on the screen and trusts that people who only see one or two movies a decade will find it charming. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
B- I Trapped the Devil (2019) Eric D. Snider Has just enough malevolent gloom to make it a modestly unnerving effort for horror connoisseurs. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Cherry 2000 (1988) Eric D. Snider Look, I don't know what's going on. I didn't write the movie. Nobody wrote the movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
C+ Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Eric D. Snider Listless futuristic mumbo-jumbo without a single interesting character, building to a conclusion that's really just a setup for the next film. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
B Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Eric D. Snider Fans of the first film will find the scenario much more pleasing than the main character does. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
B- The Prodigy (2019) Eric D. Snider Straightforward to a fault -- it could have used some red herrings -- but the 'creepy kid' scenario is effective. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
D Serenity (2019) Eric D. Snider Being even-keeled and sincere makes it more palatable than a lot of bad movies, but make no mistake, it's still bad. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
B Glass (2019) Eric D. Snider A nerdy deep-dive into the filmmaker's ideas about superhero movies... Nutty, self-aware, periodically thrilling. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2019
B Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Eric D. Snider A grand but accessible historical biopic full of palace intrigue and political skulduggery. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
B Vox Lux (2018) Eric D. Snider Corbet's style is frequently ponderous, even "slow," but generally compelling as he explores the factory-like process of turning Celeste into a star. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
B- Vice (2018) Eric D. Snider Often hilarious and inventive, but McKay has no point beyond 'Wow, what a load this guy was, eh?' EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
B Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Eric D. Snider If there had to be a sequel (which, again, there did not), this one is about as good as you could reasonably expect it to be. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
C Mortal Engines (2018) Eric D. Snider Like the rolling city of London, the movie is a gigantic, lumbering waste of resources populated by nobody interesting. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
A- The Rider (2017) Eric D. Snider Authentic... Beautiful and understated... Full of heartbreak and humanity. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
C Robin Hood (2018) Eric D. Snider A dumbly anachronistic action-adventure that you will never believe was not directed by Guy Ritchie and written by 12-year-olds. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
B- Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Eric D. Snider It's approximately as funny and endearing as the first one (which is to say it's a good time, but nothing special). EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
B+ Widows (2018) Eric D. Snider More fleshed-out, more real-world weighty than your standard popcorn caper, and it's a rush seeing these women take matters into their own felonious hands. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
C- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Eric D. Snider The story lumbers along without urgency, Yates and Rowling believing they've earned the audience's loyalty just by using the Harry Potter font in the titles EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
C The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Eric D. Snider An ordinary, mundane tech thriller whose only distinction is that it's connected to a previous movie. It's the very definition of a sequel nobody wanted. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
B- Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Eric D. Snider Fitfully amusing, harmless, and negligible. It neither detracts from Dr. Seuss' legacy nor enhances it. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
A- Selma (2014) Eric D. Snider This heartfelt, compelling docudrama about Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1965 civil rights marches shows how far we've come. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
D The Texture of Falling (2018) Eric D. Snider It's 74 minutes of mediocre actors giving meek, low-energy performances while reciting clumsily written, faux-philosophical dialogue. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
C+ Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Eric D. Snider Short and largely inoffensive, unlikely to do any significant harm if you find yourself obligated to watch it. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2018
B- Unsane (2018) Eric D. Snider Shrewd, exasperating psychological thriller... Has some heft to it but doesn't live up to its full potential. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2018
C Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Eric D. Snider Weak, aimless, and noisy.... A water-treading middle episode. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
B+ Thoroughbreds (2017) Eric D. Snider Audacious. Shows remarkable confidence walking the tightrope between grim humor and provocation. First funny, then chilling, then sad. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018
B- I Can Only Imagine (2018) Eric D. Snider Works best for fans of the song or of Christian music in general, but it has enough relatable, not-too-cheesy drama for some crossover appeal. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2018