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Courtney Small

Courtney Small
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Adil & Bilall give the men far more dimension...these are characters who must now confront their mortality, notions of faith and the ramifications of past actions.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
C- 85% Les Misérables (2020) It is one thing to show the gasoline that ignites the fire, but Les Misérables also needs to make us care for those who ultimately are burned by the flames. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
A 95% Little Women (2019) Little Women is a delightful tale of family and self-discovery that reminds us why we love cinema.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
D 37% 6 Underground (2019) 6 Underground believes in a more is more philosophy.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
A 89% 1917 (2020) The taut and chilling imagery in 1917 grab viewers by the throat and releases them just long enough to gasp for air. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
C- 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker is a complicated blend of contradictions. It lacks the balance it desperately seeks as it entertains and disappoints with equal measure.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B+ 93% Klaus (2019) Destined to be added to the yearly holiday viewing rotation, Klaus is worth writing to Santa about.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) For a film all about finding oneself, Jumanji: The Next Level seems to have left its heart back in the jungle.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
C- 82% Queen & Slim (2019) A scattered portrait of black life that is content with wallowing in the waters of hopelessness.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
A 95% Atlantics (2019) A hypnotic and richly constructed love story, Atlantics is a stunning debut that defies convention in the best possible way.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
B 100% Happy Face (2019) Never going where the audience expects it to, Happy Face weaves several genres together to create a unique tale of grief and acceptance.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
D 36% The Divine Fury (2019) The Divine Fury is filled with ideas and themes it has no real Intention of exploring. Not even divine intervention can save this film.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
C 77% Frozen II (2019) While the film provides several environmentally conscious nuggets to think about, its voyage into the unknown still travels the safe path.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
B 86% Ms. Purple (2019) It is this mix of beauty and sadness that makes Chon's vision of Los Angeles' Koreatown so captivating. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
A 96% The Cave (2019) A powerful tale of bravery, compassion and resilience, The Cave is a remarkable film.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Erivo's performance is the breath of fresh air that keeps Harriet from suffocating under the burden of expectation.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) While Norton's slick noir crackles with intrigue it also feels unnecessarily bloated.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory does not quite reach the heights of Almodóvar's best works. However, there is still plenty to enjoy here.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
B 82% Homewrecker (2019) Homewrecker is a delightfully twisted tale of obsession that is full of surprises.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
89% Imitation of Life (1934) A fascinating exploration of family bonds in the face of societal prejudices.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Ozon's film is both a scathing commentary and a tale of bravery and compassion. ‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
100% Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913) Offering a fascinating look into the past, watching Lime Kiln Club Field Day in the way it was originally intended was truly a magical experience.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/5 43% The Addams Family (2019) There is enough humour in this cute comedy to have even the most jaded individual snapping their fingers in harmony with The Addams Family.‐ In The Seats
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
B 100% MS Slavic 7 (2019) MS Slavic 7 is a work of art that one absorbs and meditates on. Bohdanowicz plays with the cinematic medium in ways that subvert typical conventions. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
C- 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) Deep in the dense grass that surrounds the plot of Vincenzo Natali's In the Tall Grass is a spectacular horror film. Unfortunately, one gets lost trying to find it.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/5 89% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Sometimes Always Never may take its title from the rules a man must follow when buttoning up a suit jacket, but the rules of grief are not so clear.‐ In The Seats
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
A- 100% Human Nature (2020) An engaging and thought-provoking film, Human Nature is a necessary conversation starter.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
A- 93% Monos (2019) A tension filled experience that grabs viewers by the throat and does not let go.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
A 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Sandler delivers a tour de force performance in one of the year's best films.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
A 95% Marriage Story (2019) Offering a blisteringly honest portrayal of the stress and pain divorce causes, Baumbach masterfully forces us to wallow in the couple's uncomfortableness. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
A 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit skillfully walks a tightrope that few films can. It is both a hilarious World War II satire and a deeply moving coming-of-age drama.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
B 89% 1982 (2019) Mouaness effectively captures the slow erosion of innocence.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
B 84% Just Mercy (2020) Cretton's biopic succeeds in giving deep emotional weight to its portrait of the earlier years in Stevenson's accomplished career.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
A 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood effectively captures the goodness that Rogers saw in everyone. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
A 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a fun and intelligent whodunnit that will keep you guessing to the very end. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
B+ 80% Blood Quantum (2019) Blood Quantum is proof that the zombie genre still has plenty of unique stories to tell.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
A 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) A work of art that is equally beautiful and heartbreaking, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an exquisite love story.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
3/5 77% The Friend (2019) Segel's touching performance really lifts up the film.‐ In The Seats
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
4/5 100% Knuckle City (2019) Bathed in a sea of poverty and corruption, Knuckle City challenges traditional notions of masculinity to expose how toxic and destructive it is. ‐ In The Seats
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 100% The Lost Okoroshi (2019) The Lost Okoroshi is an enchanting film that solidifies Makama as a unique cinematic voice.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) A slow burn that packs a powerful emotional punch.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 80% Military Wives (2020) While Military Wives' plot sings to a very familiar tune, the film is still a crowd-pleaser.‐ In The Seats
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- 80% The Audition (Das vorspiel) (2019) Though Nina Hoss delivers a stirring performance, the film's message gets tangled in its own messy notes.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B- No Score Yet The Last Porno Show (2019) The Last Porno Show captures the damaging impact that fathers, even those with good intentions, can have on their sons. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
No Score Yet Easy Land (2019) Anchored by strong performances by Kiri and Jokovic, Easy Land find honesty and hope in everyday struggle.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
97% Ordinary Love (2020) The emotions in Manville's physical performance flow organically, forcing the viewer to reflect on their own relationships and mortality.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 83% Waves (2019) Shults slowly pulls the rug out from under us; revealing a dense pool of sorrow that is suffocating and unforgettable.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
A- 69% Joker (2019) Todd Phillips' Joker offers a new take on The Clown Prince of Crime, one that unapologetically holds up a mirror in our divided modern times.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
C- 81% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) The commentary becomes muddled as Gaztelu-Urruita frequently gets lost in violent excess. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
A 87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is a pure delight. Scafaria constructs a tale of con artists that crackles with drama and wit. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019