Movie Reviews Only
|Rating||T-Meter||Title | Year||Review|
|95%||Little Women (2019)||
Gerwig forges a fresh perspective on characters many of us have known since childhood.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
|95%||A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)||
The kindness and decency embodied by the friendly neighbor we've known as Mister Rogers is imprinted on every frame.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
|95%||Marriage Story (2019)||
While Baumbach's Marriage Story doesn't break any new ground on the subject, it follows the tried and true formula of portraying the worst of times with sincerity and humor, filtered through raw and compassionate performances from a talented cast.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
Unusual and aesthetically beautiful...‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
|91%||Saint Maud (2020)||
First time filmmaker Rose Glass exquisitely confronts the dualities of faith versus obsession and good versus evil in this tense, psychological thriller.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
|80%||Lost Transmissions (2019)||
The plot limits the performances, seesawing back and forth too often between Theo manipulating the system and Hannah being too stubborn to give up.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
|100%||Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020)||
It's been said that a documentary is only as good as its subject, and Richard Lowenstein could not have chosen a more intriguing topic.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
|100%||After Midnight (Something Else) (2020)||
Those seeking more horror than romance may want to look elsewhere, but if you're a fan of a good love story with a dash of, well, something else, then this movie is meant for you.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
|54%||J.T. LeRoy (2019)||
Featuring engaging performances from both accomplished actresses, the narrative regrettably limits their characters, never breaking through the surface long enough to reach the heart of the matter or establish the stakes.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
|89%||Missing Link (2019)||
Missing Link is Chris Butler's stop-motion love letter to live-action adventures like Indiana Jones, and it's paving the way for even grander undertakings for Laika in the future.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
|95%||Beauty and The Beast (La Belle et la bête) (1946)||
Adults and children alike will still easily be swept up in the bizarre and extravagant spectacle of this gothic romantic fantasy.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
|58%||The House That Jack Built (2018)||
It may be the blackest pitch of pitch-black comedies, but to take it too seriously would be an oversight.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
|82%||Ben is Back (2018)||
Julia Roberts is a powerhouse mom in this family drama about addiction.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
|91%||The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)||
The path The Kindergarten Teacher takes is surprising, and greatly enhanced by Maggie Gyllenhaal's careful yet confident stride in the shoes of Lisa Spinelli. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
|69%||Beautiful Boy (2018)||
Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet are the backbone of a broken narrative.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
|71%||Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998)||
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore is a striking example of a bold and empowering female narrative. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
|53%||Ladyworld (2019)||Pondering the savage nature of teenage girls, Ladyworld maintains that it's always more beneficial for them to band together than to tear each other apart.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|94%||I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018)||I Used To Be Normal is a rousing and heartwarming account of the universal need to connect with something larger than ourselves. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|81%||Mid90s (2018)||Hill has captured an experience that transcends time.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
In his debut feature Starfish, first-time filmmaker A.T. White (frontman of the UK band Ghostlight) mixes science fiction, Lovecraftian monsters, and a stirring indie soundtrack to convey a deeply personal story about grief and loss.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
|81%||The Wind (2019)||
While intriguing in its take on the dynamics between women and how the forces of nature influence their psyche in such an isolated setting, the narrative moves too slowly and is too abstract in regard to the terror it attempts to portray.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
|73%||The Children Act (2018)||
The narrative is very posh and restrained, never quite reaching for anything more nuanced than the courtroom logic of right versus wrong.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
|85%||The Wife (2018)||
A stunning bit of character drama that depends entirely on its performers.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
|83%||Juliet, Naked (2018)||
Unfortunately, it sacrifices too many elements that made the genre appealing in the first place -- a mature and swoon-worthy leading man, for instance. But more importantly, it lacks an element essential to making any rom-com tick: the romance.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
|92%||Little Women (1994)||
Armstrong and her team so impeccably transported these characters from page to screen that the film, like the book, has become a familiar haven of warmth to be visited again and again. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
|73%||Where the Wild Things Are (2009)||
Fortunately, we have artists like Maurice Sendak, who remain unabashedly young at heart and wondrously capable of connecting with the child inside us all.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
|11%||The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018)||
The ambitious sophomore effort from Shawn Christensen and team is more about the journey than the big reveal.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
|No Score Yet||Satisfaction (1988)||
I realize that having first seen Satisfaction as an impressionable girl is the reason I'm still talking about it thirty years later. It's one of my biggest nostalgia movies, but I do still genuinely enjoy it. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
|89%||Pin Cushion (2018)||
Pin Cushion is a whimsical and achingly sad story.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
|63%||Home for the Holidays (1995)||Home for the Holidays is a perfect representation of why they say you can't go home again.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|91%||La La Land (2016)||La La Land endeavors to show us that while it may take hard work and bitter sacrifice to reach our destination, every choice along the way, including whether or not to keep going, is up to the dreamer.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|37%||Before I Disappear (2014)||For all its dark humor and dire situations, Before I Disappear conveys that a little forgiveness and a little time with someone who cares can bring a little hope before it's too late.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|81%||Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)||That was what John Hughes did best. He used his characters to shatter every preconception teenagers have about those faces they see in the hall. He made icons out of outcasts.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|74%||The Lost Boys (1987)||The Lost Boys a perfect conglomeration of scary and fun.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|56%||Punchline (1988)||As someone who prefers her comedy with a side of melancholy, I'd say that the performance from Tom Hanks alone makes this a worthwhile watch.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|72%||Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)||It's a fun, feel good movie about being true to yourself that celebrates how friendship can be the most powerful love a person can hope to find.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|90%||Cold Hell (Die Hölle) (2017)||The brutal violence, intense action, and mystery killer are sure to attract and please fans of Giallo as well as '80s action films.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|86%||Rabbit (2017)||With its dreamy visuals and themes of good versus evil, Rabbit has the makings of a contemporary fairytale.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|