Annlee Ellingson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) There's no Joker in the new Harley Quinn movie, nor in her life, and both are better for it.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
91% The Assistant (2020) Garner delivers a tight-lipped demeanor holding back the frustration and outrage boiling underneath - a study in focus and precision. ‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) What's refreshing is that [Stephanie] doesn't magically become a cold and polished killer ... which results in sloppy missions with ripples of collateral damage.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
12% The Turning (2020) Unravel The Turning does, leaning into the ambiguity of James' story to such an extent that the film has both two endings and none at all.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) A rollicking return to form for the crime comedy auteur.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
21% Like a Boss (2020) Sporadically funny and sloppily constructed.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) The swagger of Mendes' approach echoes and elevates the experience of everyday heroes.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Force was not with director/co-writer J.J. Abrams, who attacks the franchise with everything he's got, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker still misses its target.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
76% Richard Jewell (2019) Kathy Scruggs is portrayed as seducing fed Tom Shaw. ... The scene is unnecessary and distracting from an otherwise efficient and effective cautionary tale.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The new roles, along with new environments, keep things entertaining, if the messaging gets a bit muddled.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) 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
97% 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
96% 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
77% Frozen II (2019) Stunningly beautiful with beloved characters, snappy tunes and grand adventure.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
83% 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
94% 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
90% 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
70% 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
82% 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
68% 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
87% 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
63% 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
41% Vita & Virginia (2019) A strikingly intimate portrait of a love affair.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
42% 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
88% 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
49% 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
44% 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
24% 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
91% 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
98% 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
91% 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
92% 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