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Kimberly Pierce

Kimberly Pierce
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars has been onscreen in some form for more than 40 years, and it's sad that this hastily written film is where the saga "ends". This movie could have been a heck of a lot better. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) When combining the stunning direction of Fernando Meirelles with the dynamic performances of two acting legends, The Two Popes is a vibrant, smart and warmly humorous examination of faith in our complicated, modern world. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Ultimately, Knives Out is yet another film which demonstrates that Rian Johnson is one of the smartest most interesting directors currently working in Hollywood. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
94% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story isn't a fun sit. This is awards season faire, with all the heavy and human emotionality which comes with it. However, the Noah Baumbach direction combines with absolutely stunning performances by his cast to create a real must-see. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Ultimately, Frozen II feels like a strong continuation of the popular Disney franchise. The movie reunites some of the best parts of the first film and still manages to develop and improve on the already highly tuned stylistic imagery. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Ultimately, if The Irishman can be described in one way, it is Martin Scorsese overload. This movie is unabashed Scorsese and everything that implies. The legendary director is doing exactly what he wants, no ifs ands or buts about it. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep captures some great... moments, which should make this an entertaining watch for fans of the Kubrick film, and likely for King fans as well.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas is an unabashed, human, romantic dramedy. This is less Spy and more Love Actually. There are those of us who love movies like this... the emotion, the crying, the fantasizing about falling in love in London over the holidays‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/5 73% Harriet (2019) Perspective is incredibly important to a movie like Harriet and as is, it is a very uplifting and powerful story; however, it runs the risk of being an overly Hollywoodized retelling, and this falls to the audience to know their expectations. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
5/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Edward Norton crafts an elegant neo-noir in Motherless Brooklyn. The intricate character study not only captures the depth of the evolution happening in the years following World War II, but telling an interesting an entertaining story. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
4/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) From the opening frames of The Lighthouse, it sits with you. It is haunting. Eerie. As the two men wander through their daily duties on the island, Eggers manages to find the horror in the mundane. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Ultimately, The Current War finds itself a victim of expectations. Everything on paper should see this film be a rousing success. However, in stylistic choices made behind the camera and a convoluted script overwhelm the action on screen. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) This story is absolutely beautiful and poignant, while still managing to be quite funny. Juggling such varying emotions can sometimes be a struggle, but Taika Waititi is always up to the challenge. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 82% Judy (2019) Ultimately, Zellweger elevates this movie to a new level. It's not a perfect film, but her performance carries it across the finish line.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
3/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap is far from a perfect film. From a narrative a structural level it runs into problems.... However, from a Halloween, movie going perspective, it is a heck of a good time.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) While the sense of closure brings a bittersweet lull to the narrative, the sense of love and joy behind the film makes this a must see for anyone who was ever a fan of the period series.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) In a Hollywood industry that keeps hitting a home run with each attempt at horror, It Chapter Two is not only another solid entry, but a fitting end to the franchise. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon is a little movie which is showing some real legs. A small labor of love, the film steps out from behind the often formulaic tropes of its genre to make a powerful statement about not only character, but family.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
23% The Kitchen (2019) In her cinematic take on the graphic novel, director Andrea Berloff crafts a unique and subversive take on the classic gangster genre. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
41% Stuber (2019) Stuber is definitely a summer movie. It's loud, flashy and it packs a punch. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) This is a summer movie in every way possible. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic is a fun and enjoyable romantic comedy, especially perfect for a girl's night out. The strong work of its performers, combined with some fascinating world building makes the movie a must-see for fans of the sub-genre. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Despite the problems, the fact that audiences are now watching female superheroes kick butt on screen is what makes this story special. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
93% Us (2019) While the movie is not perfect, the talented cast and crew combine to craft a tightly wound, but completely enjoyable horror film.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
46% Dumbo (2019) The film feels like a shallow cash grab from the storied studio and it's unfortunate. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) The movie is fun and entertaining, proving to be a welcomed departure from the much heavier tone of some of the studio's previous works. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) While the experience is bittersweet, the creative team brings everything to a close with a strong, well-meaning and ultimately heartfelt movie.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
14% The Hustle (2019) Why waste an important female led vehicle as a relatively mediocre rehash of a twice remade comedy?‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) In her debut outing Booksmart, Olivia Wilde crafts a not only tender, but entertaining story that's a must see for fans of the genre. Be sure to add this one to your list. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Ultimately, Disney's Aladdin is not a perfect movie. However, the film does hit all the right notes when it comes to nostalgia and representation. The film is bubbly and fun, a bright spot in what can often be a dark world. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
22% Dark Phoenix (2019) There is no denying that Dark Phoenix struggles in the face of some of the franchise's previous films.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) In the musical biopic of Elton John, Rocketman drops the cinematic microphone... hard. Combining solid direction with a star-making performance from lead actor Taron Egerton, the movie is a diamond in the rough.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Director Josie Rourke makes an impressive screen debut, crafting not only a beautiful period piece, but also an important and timely story.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows has McQueen's depth, all the while bringing Flynn's pulpiness.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Ultimately, like much of the DCEU, Aquaman just can't make things work. While there's a definite sense of humor behind the film, it doesn't take things far enough.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2 77% Green Book (2018) Green Book (fancies) itself a progressive .... awards season film, but there are moments in the narrative which are unbelievably tone deaf and in truth, almost regressive. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4.5/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) This is a powerful and well-crafted story which definitely deserves to be told, and.... the movie should continue to be a presence deep into awards season. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 39% Don't Go (2018) Gleeson's creation of the environment's tone through the visual, Don't Go builds a fascinating narrative which keeps you on edge right up until the final credits roll. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
1/5 81% Mid90s (2018) In fact, the film is in celebration of a toxic masculinity that the contemporary #MeToo movement is currently taking a stand against.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/5 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) With such a shallow and poorly developed take on this story, this film ends up feeling like a vanilla flavored .... take on what must have been a far more interesting story.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4.5/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) There is so much here to like .... The quirky thriller brings well-structured characters, solid action and beautiful filmmaking. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4.5/5 86% First Man (2018) Damien Chazelle has done it again with First Man. The period piece is a bit of a challenge, but this is bound to be one of the top movies of 2018. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1.5/5 30% Venom (2018) Parts of this movie should appeal to Venom fans, but it's difficult to argue this as a solid feature. Unless you're dying to see this, skip it until its available to stream. ‐ CC2K
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) While Lady Gaga shines, the problematic narrative makes it clear that it is the unlikable Jackson Maine with whom audiences are supposed to identify.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The western is noticeably hampered by structural and tonal issues ... Solid performances by likable actors can't save this indie western being weighed by its script. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
2/5 27% Night School (2018) Ultimately, fans of the comedian will get a kick out of this ... but it's frustrating to see this become a largely generic comedy when there's more interesting material here.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2/5 90% Mandy (2018) Ultimately, the lack of a coherent script hampers the movie in a number of ways, largely overshadowing some very interesting direction ... leave this one to stream.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist is a love letter to The Room. The painstaking recreations of certain shots are fascinating to watch. Be sure to stay through the credits.‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4.5/5 84% A Simple Favor (2018) In a series of features which ... regulate(s) women to the good girl/femme fatale dichotomy, A Simple Favor lets the ladies step out from the ... archetypes weighing them down. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
87% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is a powerful and emotional film (coming) out of a good place ... as a tribute to the firefighters lost ... but (those) still risking their lives everyday. ‐ Geek Girl Authority
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018