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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 19% Like a Boss (2020) Their opposition may be cartoonish, but it's representative of a more traditional approach that involves catering to male expectations and covering up everything they perceive as a flaw.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Watching the passionate 18th century French romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" is an experience, and not just because it's such a beautifully told love story. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
C+ 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Throughout Star Wars:The Rise of Skywalker, you'll keep waiting for that moment. But that lump in your throat, that ache in your heart that could only result from such beloved fictions becoming something more real, it never comes. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/10 68% Bombshell (2019) The main issue with Bombshell is a certain lack of perception, a reticence to truly examine a culture that was practically guaranteed to implode one way or another. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
1/1 74% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell just might be a contender for the most unintentionally ironic movie ever made. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
C- 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Despite a few fun set pieces that come before, the action and fun arrive too late to make Jumanji: The Next Level anything other than another forgettable action comedy that's kinda short on conflict and laughs throughout its two hour runtime. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
A- 95% Little Women (2019) May the cinematic gods forever bless writer-director Greta Gerwig, who grasps this dichotomy from the first, kicking off 2019's [Little Women] with a quote from [May] Alcott herself: "I've had lots of troubles, so I write jolly tales."‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Too bad Frozen 2 doesn't so much chart a new path as echo the one previously laid out.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
B- 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit takes an unusual route, to say the least, in condemning the politics of hate. But it's also one of the boldest films in years. ‐ Mediaversity Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
7/10 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Thankfully, the 2019 reboot/sequel mostly gets it right, even if it can't resist beginning with some of the most pointed dialogue ever written.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
43% The Addams Family (2019) It doesn't make for a great film, but it also doesn't make for a terrible one. Rather it's another average family film that plays it safe despite its claims to edginess.‐ The Spool
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
D 64% The Mountain (2019) [The Mountain] doesn't allow its characters to make much of an impression. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
5/10 83% Judy (2019) Renée Zellweger incredible efforts can't save it despite throwing herself into the role with an abandon that most likely would've been appreciated by the much-missed Judy Garland.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
A+ 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite conjures up images of a creature which takes from a victimized host without a thought of giving or the consequences thereof, but as Joon-ho Bong's latest bit of brilliance unfolds, it's unclear just whom is feeding on whom. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
91% Sound of Metal (2019) It's not only thanks to [Darius] Marder's direction, but [Riz] Ahmed's passionate intensity, that Sound of Metal succeeds in its own right.‐ The Spool
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Harriet feels like a wading pool of a movie that never leaves safe waters. ‐ The Spool
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
A- 91% The Lighthouse (2019) You'll never really figure out just what the hell is going on in The Lighthouse, but it's one of the few cases where a lot of confusion isn't too much of a bad thing.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
9/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood deftly sidesteps the schmaltz to give us a genuinely moving portrait of sincerity. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/10 69% Joker (2019) This movie is indeed terrifying, but that's because it's horrifically, unintentionally insightful of how such men are viewed, both from without and within.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
B+ 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is enjoyable not just due to performance from the likes of Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, and Jamie Lee Curtis, but for the way others play against type.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
D 87% The Nightingale (2019) Anytime Nightingale focuses on Clare's personal story, it's a tale that still resonates today to a despairing degree, but the wider world needs that the same respect, rather than being painted with the same blood-soaked brush.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
B+ 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not will make you shed a tear for the company once known as Fox Searchlight. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
A- 98% One Child Nation (2019) 85 minutes is a relatively short time to bring such a wide range of stories to light, but it can't be said that "One Child Nation" doesn't make the most out of what it chooses to focus on.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
3/10 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) That a movie would twist its message so much is enough to be thankful that lobotomies have gone out of fashion. But embracing this movie might just require one.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
A- 88% Jezebel (2019) Such an environment is rarely depicted with any kind of nuance, but [Numa] Perrier disdains the hysterics and melodrama which so often accompany such depictions to deliver a deeply complex portrait of sex workers and the industry. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
C- 60% Brian Banks (2019) Yes, Brian Banks suffered a terrible injustice... but it shouldn't have to come at the expense of so many other victims.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
2/10 44% After the Wedding (2019) With such willful blindness, even actresses as talented as [Michelle] Williams and [Julianne] Moore can't do much with a film that refuses to acknowledge any hint of complexity. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
9% Catwoman (2004) If there was ever a movie capable of stopping years of progress in its tracks, this would be the one. ‐ The Spool
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
B- 96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) The Pieces I Am does an excellent job of reminding us that before [Toni] Morrison, few, if any, novels discussed slavery from a female perspective, took Black girls seriously as characters, or focused so much on female friendships. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
D 53% The Lion King (2019) Director Jon Favreau clearly knows how to put real soul into potentially soulless technological marvels, but even he can't inject some passion into a film that could never be anything but a lifeless husk.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 60% Ophelia (2019) This Ophelia risks being just as much a caricature as the female characters of old, merely trading more traditional stereotypes for a more modern dressing, despite the period trappings.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
6/10 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) [Jake] Gyllenhaal and [Tom] Holland make this a coming-of-age story that's still worth enjoying, but otherwise it's the film's last ten minutes that changes everything for Spider-Man while bringing back a beloved fan favorite. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
B+ 83% Midsommar (2019) What makes [Midsommar] so enjoyable is Ari Aster's awareness of just how much our most beloved fairy tales have in common with our darkest nightmares.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
9/10 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man is as much a tribute to a city that provokes love and despair in equal quantities, that can't seem to help trying to crush the very people who helped make it what it was. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
71% The Last Unicorn (1982) This is a surreal, highly enjoyable tale which mixes fun animation, imagery, and symbols to make a truly unique experience.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) One thing that's kept the Toy Story franchise so solid after so many installments is its commitment to whatever emotional crisis its beloved gang of sentient toys is facing. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
B+ 23% Men in Black International (2019) While Men In Black International hardly charts new ground, at least it forges enough of its own path to keep things fun.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
D 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) In the end, Dark Phoenix gives women permission to be emotional, as long as their emotions are properly directed towards the family. Yay?‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
6/10 90% The Third Wife (2019) It's difficult to imagine anyone but the arthouse crowd enjoying the slow, incremental ways May comes of age. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) It is a horror story as the most frightening cautionary tale, one that applies to all of us.‐ The Spool
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
A- 89% Rocketman (2019) [Taron] Egerton swirls in the beautiful rhythms of Rocketman, complementing its unapologetic embrace of everything that made Reggie Dwight become the beloved Elton John in the first place.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
B+ 55% Ma (2019) Octavia Butler is gleefully selling the hell out of this. Black women rarely get substantial roles in horror, let alone the chance to lead them as a villain who is as sympathetic as she is terrifying. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
A+ 90% Luce (2019) Octavia Spencer gives what might be the best performance of her career, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. embodies Luce as a young man who may be capable of great or terrible things. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
A- 93% Monos (2019) Even if Monos refuses to tie up its own loose ends, the human nature it portrays is terrifyingly real, as everyone proves capable of dizzying levels of kindness, compassion, and most frightening of all, cruelty.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B- 93% Light from Light (2019) Everything may end, but at least Light From Light is able to embrace the value of connection in the meantime.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B+ 97% Booksmart (2019) I enjoyed so many things about "Booksmart." There was the fun script, the easy way it incorporated progressive values, the friendship it depicts, the skilled cast, which ensured all the jokes not only landed, but landed spectacularly. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B+ 57% Brightburn (2019) Elizabeth Banks gives an incredible standout performance as the cool artistic mom who must grapple with the son she's raised becoming more and more unrecognizable to her.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B- 94% In Fabric (2019) In Fabric is very much a midnight movie, fully embracing its 70s aesthetic without bothering to explain any of the very weird shit that occurs. ‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
C+ 90% Saint Frances (2020) [Kelly] O'Sullivan shows incredible promise in not only slowly building her characters, but humanizing them.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
B+ 81% Greener Grass (2019) If you're a fan of midnight movies, you'll mostly enjoy the ride as a new female-centric cult classic is born before your eyes.‐ A Reel of One's Own
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019