Annlee Ellingson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) As steamy and sumptuous as its setting is cold and remote, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a love story born out of the act of looking -- and of being seen.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) Part period biopic, part scientific adventure, part feminist revision, The Aeronauts [is] an airy crowd-pleaser that puts a firecracker female at the center.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
96% Knives Out (2019) As Thanksgiving movies go, Knives Out is a feast of witty performances, clever writing and wicked satire for the whole (13-plus) family.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A beautiful film about the persistent influence of one person who embodies the very best qualities of kindness, empathy and love.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
78% Frozen II (2019) Stunningly beautiful with beloved characters, snappy tunes and grand adventure.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
85% Waves (2019) A sublime achievement on the part of Shults, [with its] integration of theme and form to the delight on cineastes.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A thrilling race car drama with an unconventional depiction of victory and an unflattering portrait of the American carmaker it ostensibly celebrates.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
93% Honey Boy (2019) Shia LaBeouf ... stars as a fictionalized version of his own father in a cathartic exercise that's empathetic -- to both himself and his dad -- and poignant.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep attempts to bridge the opposing visions of the events that transpired at the Overlook Hotel to varying degrees of success.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A thriller of the domestic variety -- with a playful sense of humor, startling twists and turns, and keen examination of class.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
92% The Lighthouse (2019) An artful fever dream of drunken confessions, delirious hallucinations, mermaid sex and farts.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) This sixth installment resurrects the heart and soul of the first two films -- namely, Linda Hamilton.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) This is how ignorance might be overcome, the film posits - not right away but gradually over time, relationship by relationship.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Ang Lee's latest experiment employs high-tech techniques that make it look cheap and renders a double dose of Will Smith ... trite and humorless.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
83% Judy (2019) With a transformational performance by Renée Zellweger, Judy delivers a loving portrait of a troubled icon in the vulnerable months near the end of her life.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Joker is certainly an interesting and worthy experiment, bringing a dark, unrelenting nihilism to a genre that's built on morality.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) The search for a father, son and possibly holy spirit lies at the heart of Ad Astra, an introspective drama set in the farthest reaches of the solar system.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) What starts as a complicated and sophisticated, if deliberate, coming-of-age story awkwardly morphs into an international gangster flick.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) A crime drama with a female sensibility -- on the screen, behind the camera and in its nurturing, celebratory tone.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
86% Ms. Purple (2019) A somber, at times ponderous drama about two grown siblings caring for their comatose dad.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) An outsized, sometimes unwieldy monster of a movie that taps into viewers' pleasure centers with horror and humor in equal measure.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
40% Vita & Virginia (2019) A strikingly intimate portrait of a love affair.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) What starts as an intriguing conceit played out by compelling actors is ultimately undermined by a muddled conspiracy.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) By the time Brittany (spoiler alert) runs a marathon, her journey has become unexpectedly emotional - for her, yes, but also for viewers.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) [The Fallen franchise] has been relegated to the dregs of August -- filler until the fall awards season gets going, and deservedly so. ‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Blanchett gives a tour de force performance. ... Unfortunately, the structure [the film hangs] on struggles to support the character. ‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
80% Good Boys (2019) By turns heartbreaking and gratifying, their low-stakes journey is presented with high-stakes cues borrowed from action adventures and horror flicks.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
43% After the Wedding (2019) With a simple gender swap, After the Wedding turns the Oscar-nominated film of the same name into a powerful dramatic showcase for two tremendously talented actresses.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
22% The Kitchen (2019) It's an empowering fantasy. Unfortunately, their rise to power feels a little too facile. And the storytelling lacks flair.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
90% Luce (2019) A sticky tangle of racial politics delivered as a complex psychological thriller with ambiguous villainy.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Builds on the crackling chemistry that Johnson and Statham displayed in Fate of the Furious and adds a couple of surprise comedy cameos that make for fun, funny mayhem.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) A fascinating document that not only perfectly reflects its subject but inspires reflection in its viewers on the state of broadcast news and the personalities who deliver it.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood is driven by a master filmmaker fully in control. For the most part, we're gladly along for the ride.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
99% The Farewell (2019) A powerfully affecting drama about cultural and generational differences and the special relationship between grandmothers and their grandchildren.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) At once a stunning technical achievement and a creatively bankrupt endeavor, The Lion King plays like a mashup some editorially gifted fan posted on YouTube.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The Avengers may have reached their Endgame just a couple of months ago, but ... Spider-Man: Far From Home offers some closure.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
60% Ophelia (2019) As enticing as this exercise is, despite its high-profile cast, Ophelia is less a reexamination of the great tragedy than a fleeting curiosity.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) The fact that [Yesterday raises] questions speaks to the allure of the premise, which as executed is still an enchanting rom com with a killer soundtrack.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
93% Wild Rose (2019) Buckley, who brings Rose-Lynn's personal motto -- "three chords and the truth" -- to the fore with both her forthright performance and the aching authenticity of her vocals.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) One kid's trash is another little girl's treasure - or, in this case, toy ... bringing with him existential angst and affirmation.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Indie auteur Jim Jarmusch contributes to the genre with The Dead Don't Die in part by paying homage.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) There's no protecting moviegoers from an uninspired fourth installment that wastes the charisma of its two new stars.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) They say write what you know, and Mindy Kaling has done just that for Late Night.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) After a dozen films over nearly two decades, Fox's long-running X-Men franchise comes to a ignominious close with Dark Phoenix.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman [integrates Elton] John's music into the story in a way that reinvigorates the genre and renders his oeuvre insightfully personal.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) All [the] family drama is really just a backdrop to the main attraction, which is Godzilla vs. whatever beasts have belched from the bowels of the Earth.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is no gender-swapped remake but a funny, moving and, yes, smart coming-of-ager that deserves consideration on its own merits.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) The musical doesn't so much reimagine the classic tale as shellack a layer of Hollywood spectacle onto it.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
90% The Souvenir (2019) The Souvenir would be indulgent if it didn't feel so darn familiar.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The creativity -- and sheer volume -- of killing in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is breathtaking.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019