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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 51% Underwater (2020) Underwater is a lot like Godzilla: King of the Monsters in the sense that the human elements of the film are fueled by stupidity and leave you feeling lethargic, but the monster sequences are glorious and you wish there were more of them. ‐ Slickster Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
1.5/10 17% The Grudge (2020) Bellow out one last sorrowful Death Rattle/Grudge-gurgle, this is the franchise flat lining without so much as a whimper.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) While 1917 doesn't have a ton of layers in its storytelling or its characters, it's a film that certainly makes up for it with exquisite visuals and glorious music.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
1.5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker captivates with its alluring special effects, but it is a finale that infuriates to the extent that you literally don't care anymore. Why settle for a saturated and uneven reboot of Return of the Jedi?‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.25/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level is pure popcorn entertainment. It's silly and absurd at times, but it's also a family movie with action and adventure that is fun for everyone. If you can stomach old man humor, the action is a big payoff.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
1.5/5 77% Frozen II (2019) A few new characters, a new dress, and a reindeer sing-a-long aren't worth a 103 minute strained serenade of monotonous fluff.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
1.5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman comes off as this longwinded geriatric fart with a smell that lingers in a room with no windows that you're trapped in for three and a half hours. All the mob hits in the world aren't going to get that smell out.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep is a one-of-a-kind sequel that is so good it makes the original film better. It may be slow-moving, but its meticulous storytelling flourishes because of it.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Dark Fate finally gives Terminator the facelift it's so desperately needed the past 28 years.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4.5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is deliciously mischievous and a masterwork of pure and utter deceit with a mesmerizing conclusion that leaves you breathless and reflective.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3.5/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Double Tap isn't nearly as good as the original film, but it's not a sequel that's attempting to outdo its roots. It's a quick-witted expansion with more blood, more character development, and more sentimentality.‐ Bounding Into Comics
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Wyrm (2019) If you have ever had trouble making friends, feel socially awkward in the slightest, or have a terrible love life, then Wyrm is going to be something that speaks to you, laughs with you, cries with you, and celebrates your triumphs with you.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 100% Happy Face (2019) Happy Face has a lot to say about what the definition of beauty is and the extremes those desperate enough to attain that status might go through. Sometimes the people who seem healthiest are the sickest people on the planet.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 88% Deerskin (2020) Gloriously ludicrous with a remarkably captivating performance from Jean Dujardin and a gonzo concept that snowballs into uproarious madness, Deerskin is a delightfully eccentric comedy intertwined with a grisly and outlandish inner seam.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Takashi Miike unleashes this refined, matured, and sleeker version of himself with First Love. This is the funniest and most entertaining Miike has ever been. ‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is a touching film about human compassion with an intimacy that is absolutely unparalleled. This is one of the most heartfelt and imaginative fairy tales of the year.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) A cryptic head-scratcher of a second half likely to be off-putting to casual moviegoers. If you stick with the Losers until the bitter end, It: Chapter Two is incredibly bold, overwhelmingly bloody, and an undeniably bonkers slice of cosmic pie.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
5/5 63% Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) Along with the Gods is like South Korea got a hold of a bizarrely awesome fusion of What Dreams May Come and The Frighteners while expanding on the adventure that awaits us all in the afterlife and sucker punches our tear ducts to oblivion in the process.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Margot Robbie is an explosive delight and Craig Gillespie has found a way to make figure skating as intimidating as being initiated into the mafia.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Brilliantly mesmerizing with a dazzling use of color, the action sequences are perhaps the best they've ever been, and the comedy in the film made a guy who generally rolls his eyes at everything laugh like a fool for two and a half hours straight.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4.5/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarok prides itself in being outrageously silly resulting in a different kind of superhero film that alters the landscape and has a lot of fun in doing so. It is a spontaneity driven juggernaut that puts the "comic" back in "comical."‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
1/5 27% All I See Is You (2017) Nothing happens in All I See is You. The film is one life-altering procedure jammed into one ugly, bloated and cellulite-heavy existence that is otherwise similar to everybody else.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 100% Creep 2 (2017) Creep 2 is the type of film that makes you squirm in your seat due to its uncomfortable nature, but your eyes remain glued to the screen because the thought of missing some crucial detail is just as horrific as a serial killer videotaping all of his kills‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 65% The Foreigner (2017) Jackie Chan manages to offer a glimpse at his former glory in The Foreigner while unleashing an intricately performed fury that no one knew he was capable of.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
3.5/5 48% Downsizing (2017) Downsizing gets increasingly more devastating as it inches through its 135-minute duration, but reminds you that being human and compassionate has nothing to do with how big you are.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
3/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is a visual masterpiece, but a drudging descent for the sci-fi genre.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 93% The Endless (2018) The Endless delves into this unknown and seemingly unexplainable phenomenon and successfully allows the audience to wrap their head around something repetitiously terrifying.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a bone breaking, face stomping, skull crushing experience that is viciously torturous to endure at times, but is lustfully satisfying when you've had a rough day.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 89% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Mary and the Witch's Flower submerges itself in Studio Ghibli levels of imagination, beautiful color, likeable characters, and dazzlingly fluid animation for a final product that is creatively captivating to audiences of all ages. ‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4.5/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Visually and structurally unnerving with dialogue that has no filter and sickeningly amusing undertones, The Killing of a Sacred Deer often leaves you speechless with so many feelings that dig deeper than Alicia Silverstone's unbelievable finger sucking.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4.5/5 85% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Its identifiable execution and unbelievably awesome inventive nature makes Bill Watterson's debut an adventurous quest with quirky humor that is well-worth diving into a life-threatening cardboard contraption. ‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Broken Mile (2017) The film's staggering demeanor makes Broken Mile feel lost within its own hour and a half of storytelling. While there are shades of something worthwhile in Broken Mile, the final destination is paved with shoddy construction and a wobbly narrative.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 92% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky is pure redneck genius and Daniel Craig delivers an absurdly awesome performance that is one of the most memorably comical of his career.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 96% A Taxi Driver (2017) Violently captivating and emotionally effective, A Taxi Driver showcases the talented Song Kang-ho with one of the most invigorating and captivating performances of 2017.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
3/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower is the type of film you blind buy out of a clearance bin and enjoy as a one-time watch. A sloppy kind of popcorn entertainment like a McRib you ingest with your eyeballs. The Dark Tower is the fast food equivalent of the summer blockbuster.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) Detroit has this 12 Years a Slave quality to it. The film is absolutely compelling from start to finish, but it enrages you and continues to poke and irritate you until you're in a livid state by the end of the film. ‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) While Atomic Blonde is fairly predictable and not entirely an original concept, it executes its bone cracking, blood-spewing, and intense action with breakneck speed in a brutally satisfying way that is undoubtedly entertaining.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
1/5 12% First Kill (2017) With horrendous storytelling, a talentless cast, and a heavy rain sequence that is only memorable because Hayden Christensen's heavy breathing drowns out the sound of the rain, First Kill is the setup to a bad joke without the punchline.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is massively excellent with its sublime music, witty dialogue, masterfully dynamic editing, and blood pumping action. An undeniably satisfying concoction mixed with a sing-along, a dance number, and your favorite heist film.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
5/5 86% Okja (2017) Bong Joon-ho's Okja has shades of My Neighbor Totoro, Pete's Dragon, and The Iron Giant with a slaughterhouse sequence that will rip the heart from your chest and leave it gushing on the floor.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4.5/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is the third sequel all franchises should aim to have in their filmography. War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the most sincere and one of the most human films to experience from 2017. Andy Serkis is a monkey god among men.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) If the sky is falling and The Last Knight is Chicken Little, then don't bother warning us that the world is ending. Let this planet rot in space as sequels are churned out to appease a group of sheep who can't recognize flaming garbage when they see it .‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 87% It Comes At Night (2017) Horrifically mesmerizing with one hell of an effective score, the main flaw It Comes at Night seems to have is that its 90-minute duration goes by entirely too quickly.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
2/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Naomi Watts can't save a drama built on a poorly constructed scheme of something a normal thinking adult would have brushed off immediately. If you wanted to badly explain the plot, then it could be summed up as a dead baby scavenger hunt.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
1/5 18% Baywatch (2017) The new Baywatch takes a more adult approach, but its execution makes the beach feel like a boy's locker room complete with towel snapping, butt slapping, and crotch fondling.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
3/5 93% Wonder Woman (2017) The superhero film is dripping with engaging characters and you find yourself engrossed with the story. But the film takes a sharp detour in its second half to unveil something incredibly formulaic and predictable.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The sequel has too much of a good thing with comedy being exaggerated for far longer than it has any right to be and a story that could have been edited to trim excessive bickering and a specific Taserface joke that loses its oomph due to overuse.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
3/5 71% The Wolverine (2013) The Wolverine is a fantastic appetizer of the collaboration between James Mangold and Hugh Jackman while Logan is the main mouth-watering three-course meal. A vast improvement over X-Men Origins: Wolverine.‐ Reel Rundown
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
3/5 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Becoming entangled in this crazy spider's web of a conspiracy is more interesting than living a boring existence. Sam makes the most out of nothing. Under the Silver Lake is a spellbinding enigma of a film that is equally stimulating as it is mystifying.‐ Slickster Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
2.5/5 70% Climax (2019) Climax isn't enjoyable or entertaining; it's a raping of the senses because that's what Gaspar Noé does best. The film clobbers you with a disorienting phantasmagoria so jarring that it leaves you trembling and dumbfounded.‐ Slickster Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019