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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 92% Palm Springs (2020) Real love doesn't just accept the best parts of a person, but also the many imperfections. Palm Springs is a story for anyone who has been through the ugly side of love and who has emerged all the better for it.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
8/10 77% The Beach House (2020) The Beach House offers a fresh perspective with its natural portrayal of an "environmental apocalypse." With its four-person cast and simple location, Brown's writing about survival and human fragility take center stage. ‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
8.5/10 99% Hamilton (2020) The filmed production was intended to release theatrically in 2021, but Disney decided to take its shot by releasing over a year early, causing one of the buzziest releases of the year. Because of this move, the musical couldn't be more timely.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
7/10 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Even though catiness and competition erupt throughout Miss Juneteenth, it doesn't take away from the core message of the story. It's a celebration of Black excellence, but it's also a celebration of the freedom of authenticity.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
4.5/10 65% The Lovebirds (2020) At times, it's hard to figure out exactly what's going on, as there's never enough time to take it all in or get to know the characters beyond a surface level. There's a lot of material that has more potential to be compelling here...‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/10 65% Clementine (2019) While Clementine isn't bad necessarily, it leaves a lot to be desired. There's a lot of room to "go there," but that never really happens. The film doesn't truly end, it simply just fizzles away.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
9/10 97% The Half of It (2020) The Half of It doesn't depend on love, or its characters to save each other. It allows them to make decisions for themselves, and become whole instead of waiting on the other half. That in itself is a bold stroke if there ever was one.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
8.5/10 91% Ema (2019) Ema is more of an immersive experience than a story with a simple beginning, middle, and end. For some, it may seem like style over substance, but its focus is its eponoymous character's handling of grief.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
6/10 81% To the Stars (2020) To the Stars is mainly a story about friendship, but at the same time, it shows that being able to live your truth isn't so black and white.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
6.5/10 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) Selah and the Spades is a standout in teen media due to its placement of a confident, cunning young Black woman as its lead. Selah is no angel, and pretty unlikeable at times. However, she demonstrates a complicated nature that needs to be seen.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
6.5/10 81% Tigertail (2020) Tigertail isn't perfect, but it has a lot of heart behind it. The story moves perhaps a bit too quickly, not allowing enough time to get to know Pin-Jui, or his past. ‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
5.5 73% The Other Lamb (2020) The Other Lamb is simple yet effective, opting to keep its focus on Selah and her sisters. Emotionally heavy and often solemn, the film isn't an easy watch.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
6.5/10 71% Vivarium (2020) Vivarium is interesting enough to be refreshing in a time where we need more to watch if you don't mind being creeped out.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
6.5/10 70% Stargirl (2020) Stargirl tells you the importance of staying true to yourself, but it shies away from telling you the consequences if you don't. This is the biggest irony of all considering the source material. Despite its flaws, Stargirl is still a worthy watch.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
7.5/10 88% Swallow (2020) Despite the bizarre premise, Swallow is one of the most intriguing watches of 2020. It's worth a look. It may be an acquired tasted for some, but it will be a treat for others.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
6/10 73% The Photograph (2020) Sweet and sophisticated, The Photograph plays out like many romantic dramas do. The plot of the film is easy to follow, and predictable at times, but it's an enjoyable watch. ‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
7.5/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey emancipate itself from its predecessors, and exceeds them in every way. With a new director in Cathy Yan, and a new feminist vision, it makes a splash as a standalone film but gives hope for the future of DC and other comic book movies. ‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
6.5/10 88% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) It's a film both kids and adults can enjoy. The film is a heart-warming, and welcome change from Disney's other fare. It marks the beginning of a revival of Disney's creative storytelling that will hopefully be here to stay in the long run.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
72% Horse Girl (2020) A victim of genetics, Sarah follows in her grandmother's footsteps. Horse Girl's message is slightly muddled, but it allows Sarah to be a flawed hero in her own story. ‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7.5/10 88% Black Bear (2020) Black Bear is a thrilling, but claustrophobic and stressful experience. It dives into the recesses of the show business, and how far artists are willing to go for the sake of their craft.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
9/10 92% The Assistant (2020) In conclusion, The Assistant isn't an easy watch, but it's a necessary one.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
9/10 89% Zola (2020) The best person suited to the task of directing #TheStory, Bravo maintains the authenticity of King's voice and adds a stylistic flair that's a match for King's larger than life tales.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
8.5/10 72% Summertime (2020) The most unique aspect of this is that the ownership of this film is shared, with little pieces of each writer infused into the story. While Estrada's distinct voice is present, he makes sure to elevate the voices of his many novice actors.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
7/10 89% Jezebel (2019) Jezebel doesn't treat sex work as a last resort. It treats it as a normal occupation, free of stigma and tragedy. In under 90 minutes, Perrier overturns negative tropes, and uses her personal story to overcome a collective shame that exists in sex work.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
95% Hotel by the River (2019) Hotel by the River is a masterwork in fostering relationships between its characters. It is a testament to the beauty of the bond between not only parents and their children, but the bond between friends.‐ CC2K
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
6.5/10 No Score Yet Read it and Weep (2006) It's completely unrealistic and silly at times, but it's still fun. It stands as a reminder after all these years, all check your email attachments. You never know what you're sending out into the universe.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
6/10 71% The Cheetah Girls (2003) In the long run, the music is more memorable than the movie itself, but it's a pleasant reminder of a simpler past. I'll still bump "Girl Power" every now and then.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
5/10 68% Knives and Skin (2019) The plot is hard to describe, as it isn't always easy to follow. It intertwines a multitude of storylines, not all of which have to do with the titular Carolyn.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
8/10 96% The Garden Left Behind (2019) The Garden Left Behind is authentic, placing transgender talent in front of the camera. It's a step in the right direction, but at the same time, it tells us that there is still so much more to do.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
6.5/10 100% Philophobia: Or the Fear of Falling in Love (2019) The dating scene in Los Angeles can be hellish, but Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love takes kicks it up a notch. A stylish and intriguing debut, the film is a worthy watch as this holiday season takes off.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
9/10 95% Marriage Story (2019) Baumbach's latest feature, Marriage Story is perhaps his best work. Once again, Baumbach draws on the personal to create a poignant story that gets into the heart of why lovers go their separate ways.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
2/4 23% Zeroville (2019) The screen adaptation itself is meant to pay tribute to classic stars and the art of filmmaking, but "Zeroville" is a eulogy to what could have been. While cinema is a beautiful thing, the book's adaptation is a sad reminder of a fickle industry. ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 68% Joker (2019) Fueled by strong performances and a disturbing story, "Joker" is one of the most interesting movies this year. Regardless of the reactions to it, it will be something that's going to talked about for a long time.‐
Posted Sep 15, 2019
9.5/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) What Parasite does best is highlight the symbiotic relationship between the rich and the poor. Joon-ho has constantly shown the contrast between the social classes in his work, but Parasite takes the commentary a step further.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
8.5/10 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) "Dolemite is My Name" is a fun, care-free film that aims to showcase one of the most interesting men in the game.‐
Posted Sep 12, 2019
10/10 97% Knives Out (2019) If there's a case for a film that should be experienced purely with an audience, Rian Johnson's "Knives Out" would be a spectacular example. His latest feature is a deliciously entertaining, hysterical whodunit from start to finish.‐
Posted Sep 9, 2019
7/10 90% The Lighthouse (2019) Robert Eggers' film The Lighthouse is one of those projects that leaves you pondering if you're sick for liking it, but at the same time, you might feel bad if you don't.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
No Score Yet Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin (2018) Despite the many attempts to stifle Lin's message, she has emerged stronger...a documentary of which has been years in the making, and one that deserves to be seen.‐ Much Ado About Cinema
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
8.5/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) To some, money is the root of all happiness, and simultaneously, the root of all evil. In a world overrun by the rich and powerful, "Ready or Not" serves up a slice of supernatural justice.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
6.5/10 59% Them That Follow (2019) Its core message is one that shows the audience what happens when you place faith above all else, especially the well-being of those in your community.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar dives headfirst into the psychological terrors of codependency and the fear of being alone. The film is not scary in the traditional sense, but it's frightening in the fact that it sheds a light on the darkness of the human mind.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Adolescence (2019) While the ending of Adolescence is no fairy tale, it's optimistic and sobering. It teaches us that you can turn your life back around, and that love is something that doesn't allow the other to suffer. ‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 73% The Perfection (2019) It's the kind of ride that allows you to believe you're heading in the right direction, but then takes a sharp left turn for an unexpected detour. ‐ Much Ado About Cinema
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2019
2/5 42% Where Hands Touch (2018) While Where Hands Touch has its tender moments, and manages to draw some teary eyes, its central romance becomes more outlandish as the film progresses, becoming borderline distasteful.‐ Much Ado About Cinema
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2019
3/4 71% Teen Spirit (2019) Teen Spirit isn't revolutionary, but it's a feelgood film that transports you to another realm. The singing sequences feel like music videos intertwined together, and the music pulses through the surround sound, creating a concert-like atmosphere.‐ Much Ado About Cinema
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 82% High Life (2019) The beauty of High Life is that it doesn't try to uncover the mysteries of the universe, but it does destigmatize the mysteries surrounding the human body. The existence of space is a miracle, but human life is something special to behold. ‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
No Score Yet A Million Hits (2018) A story of friendship, betrayal, and the desire for popularity, A Million Hits is a cautionary tale for those who don't choose their friends wisely, and keep the cameras rolling during the wrong time.‐ The Cinema Soloist
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
92% Alice (2019) "Alice" is a film that chronicles a woman's emotional journey to reclaiming control of her life. One of this year's must-see films, "Alice" is a revelation for audiences, telling us that it's OK to choose the paths we take, despite what society tells us. ‐
Posted Mar 21, 2019
100% Ekaj (2015) In her debut film Ekaj, Gonzalez was able to use her background to create a moving portrait of friendship, loss, and survival in New York City. While New York is often portrayed as a paradise for wayward dreams, the reality is often the opposite‐ CC2K
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
90% Female Human Animal (2018) Female Human Animal is an intimate experience that follows its leading lady on her quest for fulfillment. Outside its documentary segments, Female Human Animal feels like dream.‐ CC2K
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019