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Kristy Strouse

Kristy Strouse
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% End of Sentence (2020) The powerful performances make it a feature that's bound to entertain and be thought-provoking. A truly wonderful film; one of the best I've seen this year. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) It is challenging to find a movie that grabs you as hard as this does. The story lingers long after its woeful end, ultimately showing the power of such an amazing film, while also keeping and transferring the theme of longing to its audience.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
75% Benny & Joon (1993) If you're searching for something a little unconventional, Benny and Joon is sure to be a joy.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
69% American Psycho (2000) There are times where this film is satire at its best. It's also horrific, violent and stomach-turning. Christian Bale is incredible in this movie and he commits to making Bateman completely deplorable.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
67% 12 Hour Shift (2020) 12 Hour Shift is dark humor at its best, with plenty of violence and unexpected moments of levity to tie into a quirky, entertaining knot. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) The Princess and the Frog is a real feel-good movie, with that magical mix of realism and Disney charm, characters that resonate, and gorgeous animation.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
70% The Runaways (2010) There are some wonderful emotional developments between these young women, forming bonds off stage, before kicking ass on. They are thrust into unknown territory while navigating their own sexuality and identities, and that's the real heart of the film.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
71% Lost Girls (2020) There's a rockiness to the storytelling that makes you wonder how much more this film could have been. Still, it's a grim picture that delivers a story that should be known, and for the performances alone, there is reason to check it out.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2020
No Score Yet 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up (2020) For all of its faults, 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up will woo you into enduring this snapshot of a relationship set to fail, and keep you with its unexpected poignancy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
91% The Carnivores (2020) The Carnivores is an effective psychological foray that may be divisive among some but is worth biting into, to really appreciate the talent within. It is successful in being both discomforting and inviting, you won't know how to look away.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
66% All the Bright Places (2020) Go into this with a clear idea of what you are getting into and you'll be able to see through the veil of heavy-handedness to find warmth in the performances, the writing and a variety of other beautiful variables that assimilate life and loss.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
100% Tahara (2020) Tahara delivers some characters and situations that don't always get an opportunity to be explored, but deservedly should. It's an impressive feature on all fronts, and its staying power, at least for me, speaks bounds.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
100% Big Fur (2019) With moments of deep insight and interesting theories, by the end, Big Fur has crafted something rather unique. It is a story of man as much as it is myth, and it's a fascinating one.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
72% Horse Girl (2020) An incongruous, engaging ride, Horse Girl doesn't hit all the marks, and some audiences will become deterred, but Brie's tour de force performance is truly the base and it's one worth jumping off from.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
93% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a whirlwind of emotions, and it is the kind of romance that is just grounded enough, in reality, to inspire and incite, but whimsical enough to deserve its own special place in the genre's history.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
77% Buffaloed (2020) Buffaloed, Tanya Wexler's newest, is full of drama and plenty of cons, but it's also fundamentally funny. This is in big part to a stand-out performance by Zoey Deutch.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
88% The Invitation (2016) Old wounds, new wounds, paranoia and terror are all split open and laid bare, making The Invitation a feat in filmmaking.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
84% Gremlins (1984) As a black comedy, a satirical look at consumerism, and a movie bursting with Christmas cheer, no matter the descriptor- Joe Dante's Gremlins is a classic. ‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
79% Take This Waltz (2012) It's the humanistic and harsh reality that settles into the bones of Take This Waltz that makes it memorable. When I first saw it I wasn't sure how to feel, I just knew that I did.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
92% Little Women (1994) The film has a star-studded cast that each bring their own sense of humanity and take on femininity to the role. Watching Little Women is sort of like coming home.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
82% High Life (2019) High Life is just the right kind of gradual sci-fi film we need, interweaving reality and the truth of our fragility with the fragmented solitude of space. ‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace will undoubtedly leave many impressions, as it is a beautiful and expertly made film that shouldn't be overlooked.‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
75% Honeymoon (2014) Leigh Janiak creates a film that's quite visually disturbing at times, ensuring you'll squirm by the end, but it is also heavy with despair and desperation. ‐ In Their Own League
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
No Score Yet The Vice Guide to Bigfoot (2019) Funny, but occasionally devoid of direction, The VICE Guide to Bigfoot isn't completely certain of its own execution. When VICE is being more irreverent, while still finding some heart, it's at its best.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
73% Uncle Frank (2020) Even if it partly feels constructed for our emotional response, it still gets one, because the performances warrant it so. To say that Bettany steals the show would be an understatement. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) Spirited, and at times intoxicating, Shirley is certainly striking, with Moss pushing herself to give a knockout, magnetic portrayal.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
88% Black Bear (2020) Black Bear is hilarious, with very sharply written but still organic dialogue that fills the space of a film even in the most intimate of moments. It is continuously engaging.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
86% The Night House (2020) It's both human and supernatural in its exploration, and this is what horror, in both the universal encapsulation of fear and our own psychological untangling of it, is supposed to do.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
78% High Tide (2020) Regardless of where you fall on the morality or fault of the characters, this is a keen character study that is exceptionally well-made, with an especially rapt performance from Carrá.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
96% The Irishman (2019) There are decisions made here that show Scorsese at his finest, most methodical, and I love it. It takes its time, such as the slow ticking of life, without avoiding the immeasurable weight of this story. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Bygone (2019) It isn't an ideal vision, but The Bygone will satisfy most western fans, and for rest- there are some inner-workings here that show promise for the Phillips' Brother's future. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
74% The Wretched (2020) Directors Brett and Drew Pierce concoct a very modern and refreshing (in the way that it's wonderfully disgusting, of course) retelling of an occult favorite.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
62% Skyman (2020) Despite some sluggishness to the pacing, there's something admirable to the approach and some interesting science-fiction elements that I appreciate.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
28% Rattlesnake (2019) Rattlesnake gives you what you expect, but not much more. There is a terrific and devastating central performance by Carmen Ejogo, but it doesn't shock and awe like it could. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
67% The Parts You Lose (2019) It's a modest character study that's strength lies in the smaller, intimate moments, even if the suspense eventually tapers off.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
25% Corporate Animals (2019) Corporate Animals by no means breaks the horror/comedy mold, but there's some laughs to be had with a sustainable story that doesn't hold back and delivers some thought-provoking irony. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
88% Freaks (2019) It's a paranoid little picture, using its influences wisely while manufacturing something distinctive: one of the best Sci-fi's of the year.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) The trip gets a little murky, but for the most part this is a sound sequel, with spot-on casting that goes much deeper down the Pennywise well, in a pleasantly wrapped package of horror and heart.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
77% The Incredible Shrinking Wknd (El increíble finde menguante) (2019) Overall, the movie, even in its occasional oblique offering, does its justice in creating something singular and inviting.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
90% Riot Girls (2019) It's as much about the intricacies of its characters as it is a violent and music-fueled horror ride. Riot Girls is a throwback, yet inventive.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
84% Depraved (2019) The effects and makeup are terrific, the acting superb, and I can't say enough about the driving appeal of The Depraved which is that it makes a story that's been told before somehow fresh. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
0% Delirium (2018) There are narrative aspects that are inventive, but unfortunately, the movie overextends its grasp.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
97% Love, Antosha (2019) Love, Antosha is utterly heartbreaking, but competent in showing this very intelligent and talented man whose life was cut short. It is one of the best documentaries of its kind that I've seen this year.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
83% Second Star On The Right (2019) Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
66% Wine Country (2019) Wine Country may not be the movie you expect, but it is pleasant enough reminder to not take life too seriously, let your friends support you, and that sometimes... you need some R&R. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
71% The Kill Team (2019) The Kill Team may exist within the confines of a military setting, but duty and honor is just part of it... at its base the humanity is where it will get you.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
No Score Yet A Day in the Life of America (2019) Jared Leto's documentary is one of imagination and heart. There's a troubling, but entirely real lens, of where we were in this country in 2017 (and, still are).‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
50% 2/1 (2020) Two/One's enigmatic angle makes for an uncharacteristic and interesting drama.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
52% Lost Transmissions (2020) Lost Transmissions really finds its identity in the softer moments between our two leads, as the heartbreak comes to the surface and they acknowledge their own (and each other's) struggles.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
88% Bliss (2019) Overall, Bliss boasts a very determined performance by Dora Madison, who really shoulders this film with no fear of getting her hands dirty, and an imaginative precipice for Begos to dive off.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019