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Sarah Gopaul

Sarah Gopaul
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% PACmen (2017) In addition to depicting the inner-workings of a super PAC, director Luke Walker captures how the Christian conservative right were fleeced and divided by ill-suited Republican candidates...‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
30% Bloodshot (2020) The special effects are excellent and the action sequences are good with an original flavour due to their unique superhuman abilities, but [lack of emotion] means it all could've been much better. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
88% Onward (2020) This is an incredibly sweet - and occasionally bittersweet - tale about family and love that will move and entertain audiences...‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
53% Guns Akimbo (2020) Restricted to 95 minutes, the film doesn't try to do more than the bizarre premise promises, which is an off-the-wall shoot 'em up featuring a reluctant and ill-qualified hero.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
22% The Jesus Rolls (2020) The narrative is built on dialogue as characters with different backgrounds collide in this crazy adventure of sex and crime. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
92% The Invisible Man (2020) Writer/director Leigh Whannell is a seasoned horror filmmaker who understands scaring viewers is about more than just loud bangs and things popping out of the darkness. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) The narrative progresses slowly, allowing the unrest to settle over the picture and dig its claws deep into everyone's psyche. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
37% Downhill (2020) The result is a movie that's inferior to its predecessor and not as entertaining as one would expect based on the cast.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
91% The Assistant (2020) There's no melodrama or exaggeration required - this movie's raw depiction of reality speaks for itself.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) By the end, they each get the chance to prove they shouldn't be underestimated since they're more powerful than the men who kept them down.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) While the opening half of this film lacks some of the clever grit of Ritchie's earlier offerings, it slowly gets into the groove before going full-tilt with falling bodies, meaningful threats and classic gun play. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) This movie feels like it's divided in the middle into two one-hour sections that leave very different impressions. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
14% Dolittle (2020) Downey, Jr. is unquestionably enjoyable, but the animals can't help but steal the show‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) It's spectacular to witness for the first 10 minutes before the effect gradually fades out of notice and into its purpose, which is to immerse audiences into the picture.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
48% Underwater (2020) The special effects whip audiences into the film in the opening minutes and keep them there for the remainder of the picture. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
75% Spies in Disguise (2019) This is a film everyone will find entertaining as it consistently delivers laughs via clever plays on the espionage genre... and pigeons.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) There's never going to be a way to make everyone happy - particularly when it comes to some character arcs and the marginalization of others - but this film does a pretty good job of giving the people what they want.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
76% Richard Jewell (2019) Director Clint Eastwood's depiction of Richard's story is unquestionably siding with the accused, but it's still a fascinating story with captivating characters who draw in viewers.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) It's all still very fantastical and while it likely falls slightly short of the first picture, it's still a wonderfully enjoyable movie.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) The result is an atypical murder mystery that doesn't quite go the way one expects. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) Mirren and McKellen make wonderful companions, even as both seem to be trying to keep up appearances. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's hard to put one faith's in yet another Terminator movie, but this one really does make up for the years of disappointment.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) This movie builds a brilliant new narrative around the shine that introduces greater power and more supernatural elements.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The only real downside is Tallahassee's obsession with Twinkies has been forgotten and replaced by a passion for Elvis Presley.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
100% Kuessipan (2019) Most notably, neither [girl] is willing to compromise their values to regain harmony in their friendship.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
No Score Yet Crazy World (2019) One can only hope more of their movies are made available as Western audiences have never seen anything like it.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
82% Judy (2019) The last five minutes of this film is a culmination of all the emotions up to that point and it's so marvellously sad and exuberant that many will have trouble holding back the tears.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) This is a coming-of-age comedy that doesn't abide by the rules of typical teen girl narratives.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
82% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) The metaphor is visceral and gripping as it uses a concept everyone can relate to: hunger.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
83% The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (2019) This is one of the best uses of a time loop narrative ever concocted.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
83% Synchronic (2019) Benson and Moorhead have always opted to let the viewer get to know their protagonists before plunging them into whatever oddity they've devised for the narrative, while leaving a shroud of mystery around the peculiarity itself.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
78% Jungleland (2019) This isn't your typical road trip or boxing movie as both those things take a backseat to the brotherly conflict between Stanley and Lion.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) This is a movie that could definitely be pulled out for repeat entertainment thanks to a couple of key performances and some inherently hilarious scenes.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Director Richard Linklater excels with quirky pictures that focus on distinct people and all of the actors do an exceptional job in bringing life to their unusual personalities.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
91% Luce (2019) The narrative doesn't always feel evenly paced, but it's gripping from the first hint of something being amiss to the very end. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) There's definitely a lot of cheesy moments, but it fits perfectly with the over-the-top rivalry.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Even though the film is definitely a Tarantino picture, it differs from his typical fair. Most noticeably, it's not especially violent. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Overall, this is a fairly standard Spider-Man narrative, balancing big, shattering action sequences with adolescent, coming-of-age issues. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Though it relies heavily on [jump scares] to give audiences a start, the film still creates an eerie atmosphere that lingers after Annabelle's imprisonment ... and intensifies when the demon is released.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) This is a movie of moments. The overall story targets a slightly younger audience than before, but there is enough for everyone to enjoy sprinkled throughout. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The first thing to get out of the way is this feels like a misguided attempt to shoehorn this amazing narrative into the "trending" women of power film movement. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) The big improvement from the last picture is these battles are visible to audiences, rather than shrouded in darkness and quick editing... But there's not a lot more to praise in this movie. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) The result is actually very close to the source material, which will please fans even if it lacks some creativity.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Where this movie lacks finesse, it replaces it with brute force.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) This movie is basically a cuter, more kid-friendly version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
50% Tolkien (2019) While sharing with audiences the biography of a great writer and philologist, this movie is primarily an exploration of Tolkien's influences for his two greatest tales.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
61% War on Everyone (2017) Skarsgård and Peña have excellent chemistry, both playing their roles with the perfect balance of seriousness and irony.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
82% Long Shot (2019) Politics and romance don't seem like a winning combination, but this movie does an exceptional job of making it work. ‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) [T]he Russo brothers defy expectations and give fans a movie they didn't anticipate, but will be grateful to have.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Overall, director Michael Chaves' feature debut is a haunting horror movie that embraces the build-up and doesn't require jump scares at regular intervals.‐ Digital Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019