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Aly Caviness

Aly Caviness
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey is totally liberated from the garbage that came before it, aiming an eff-you glitter bomb directly at the patriarchy. ‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
46% Last Christmas (2019) The combined charms of Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding do a lot to ground the film in a place that feels real and not too quirky.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen wishes it were Ritchie's return to form, but after a decade of big-budget misfires, it can most generously be described as Tarantino-Lite.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Is it a blatant cash grab from Warner Brothers or a creative return to an expansive world we all knew J.K. Rowling couldn't abandon entirely? Of course it's both.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A middling expansion of the Star Wars universe with more style than heart.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Dead Men Tell No Tales does nothing new and is exactly what you expect -- and that is perfectly okay.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
16% The Mummy (2017) Absolute garbage from beginning to end.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
79% The Beguiled (2017) Beautiful to behold but ultimately leaves the viewer unsatisfied.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman brings joy and compassion to the DC Universe.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
71% Descendants 2 (2017) Disney fan fiction in excessively vibrant living color, but man, if it isn't delightful.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
50% Lost Child (2018) A haunting examination of folklore and isolation.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
96% The Florida Project (2017) Sean Baker's latest is an achievement in empathy.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
61% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) You'll leave profoundly annoyed rather than quietly impressed.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
93% Thelma (2017) An intense treatise on loneliness, repression, and control.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
92% The Shape of Water (2017) A fairy tale as universal as it is weird.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A timeless and sumptuous tale of the rarity and fullness of love.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
77% Thor (2011) Thor changed everything. Thor gave us a universe.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
88% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a shining example of what scifi can be when the narrative hinges on one woman and the world-altering decision she must make: Do I save my world, or not?‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) For every grown-up woman who needed this movie when they were 12, there is a girl who is still growing up and will see herself in Meg.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
87% Tully (2018) Tully brings to unvarnished life that being a mom isn't always magical.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 goes pretty deep without ever seeming like it's anything but popcorn fare.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) My first thought upon leaving the theater after Incredibles 2 is that Disney should make it a policy to wait a decade-and-a-half between sequels. ‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians is not only the perfect rom-com, but it's the first rom-com I've seen in ages that hasn't bored me to tears.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo: A Star Wars Story is a movie I love more and more every time I watch it.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
94% Cat People (1942) To think of this film as a comfort movie is about as strange as it is to call this odd little B-picture a horror movie, because it's not, really. It's so much more.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
91% Widows (2018) A heist movie elevated by layers of empathy and complexity.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
15% Robin Hood (2018) An extremely dumb yet enjoyable movie that might be your preferred flavor of trash.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
95% Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuarón's most masterful film contains multitudes.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Practically perfect in every way? Depends on your level of Poppins nostalgia.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Can You Ever Forgive Me? is one of those movies that's so good that you almost miss it the first time. ‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a lot. And none of it is good.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
84% Creed II (2018) A tale as old as time, yet Creed II feels fresher than ever‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning is so engrossing it makes you wish you didn't have to blink.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
65% Unicorn Store (2019) Brie Larson's directorial debut offers a quieter, but potent, kind of girl power.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
78% Guava Island (2019) A surprise genre-defying release from Donald Glover, featuring a subtly great performance from Rihanna.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) A stealth anti-romcom, Someone Great is Netflix's latest contribution to the genre's women-led resurgence.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Joe Cornish's timely retelling of Arthurian legend is an adventure for the whole family.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Olivia Wilde's directorial debut is a brilliant teen comedy for the ages.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) One of Marvel's most layered films, which only gets more enjoyable on the rewatch.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Thanks to Mindy Kaling's superb talent, Late Night just might be the most feminist movie of the year.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
60% Ophelia (2019) A stunning reinvention of the tale of Hamlet, thanks to Daisy Ridley's layered performance.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A bittersweet triumph, "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is Tarantino's saddest and kindest film yet.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
43% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sometimes you just have to let go of rooting for the humans and root for the monsters instead.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
95% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) Be Natural delightfully unearths a female film pioneer forgotten by history.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Crime has never felt better than it does in Hustlers.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
96% Lucky Grandma (2020) A heartfelt crime film that packs a no-nonsense punch.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
81% Go Back to China (2020) A cross-cultural coming-of-age tale full of heart and style.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
80% Greener Grass (2019) Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe solidify themselves as reigning queens of satire.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The moment they put two men on Mistress of Evil's screenplay was the moment it was doomed.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II is the heroine's journey Elsa deserved from the start.‐ Midwest Film Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019