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Bad Boys for Life (2020)
There are a couple of show-stopping action sequences, but fans should prepare to see a softer, gentler side of the original bad boys.
Posted Jan 19, 2020
Cerebral in its own way, with a purposely vague story that rewards the thoughtful viewer.
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Like a Boss (2020)
A barely tolerable movie that is perfectly acceptable for a mindless girls' night out; emphasis on the "mindless."
Posted Jan 15, 2020
It's hard not to get stuck on the challenges of the moviemaking rather than the characters that should be the focal point of the film.
Posted Jan 11, 2020
An impeccably detailed, beautifully acted, refined drama with a strong feminist angle that's as stirring as it is thought-provoking.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019)
Uncut Gems is good but far from great, an exhausting repetition of watching a sleazy scumbag spiraling out of control by digging himself deeper into a hole.
Posted Jan 8, 2020
The Report (2019)
A film that's sure to spur a debate about the necessity for efficient checks and balances within our own government.
Posted Jan 6, 2020
Richard Jewell (2019)
Heavily slanted towards conservative propaganda, but Richard Jewell is a decently crafted and entertaining movie about a man society chewed up, spit out, and promptly forgot.
Posted Jan 5, 2020
Sometimes a movie struts its awfulness with such glee that it almost becomes an enjoyably sadistic pleasure rather than a chore to watch.
Posted Jan 2, 2020
Les Misérables (2020)
An authentic, eye-opening look at timely, explosive social issues rocking not only France, but the rest of the world as well.
Posted Jan 1, 2020
Deeply meaningful themes fall by the wayside in this incredibly boring melodrama.
Posted Dec 30, 2019
Little Women (2019)
Anyone sentimental about the original source material should prepare for disappointment.
Posted Dec 29, 2019
Knock Down the House (2019)
An average documentary that will inspire, anger, and perhaps even motivate viewers to change the world.
Posted Dec 27, 2019
For every gasp-inducing jolt and hold-for-tears touching moment, a sense of betrayal almost always follows.
Posted Dec 26, 2019
One of those stories that's guaranteed to elicit strong reactions that will likely be split along gender lines.
Posted Dec 23, 2019
An uncomfortable but empowering movie to watch, but nearly two hours are spent preaching loudly to the liberal choir.
Posted Dec 15, 2019
Honey Boy (2019)
A heartbreaking, soul cleansing film that delivers a knock-out emotional blow.
Posted Dec 12, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
A fast-paced adventure sequel that's packed with action, laughs, and the idea that friendship can foster a family.
Posted Dec 10, 2019
The Good Liar (2019)
It's great to see a strong older woman character starring in a female-driven story, and those looking for an adult drama will find just enough to like.
Posted Dec 9, 2019
The Irishman (2019)
In a film packed with star turns, Joe Pesci absolutely runs away with the entire movie.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Creepy performances, a mediocre story, reliance on nostalgia, and disinterested direction turn this mess into a flop almost as soon as the opening credits begin.
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Marriage Story (2019)
The film is stacked with award-worthy performances at every turn, but this is Adam Driver's pièce de résistance.
Posted Dec 4, 2019
A compelling tug of war story that remains engaging due to the film's visual style and the strong performances from the lead actors.
Posted Dec 3, 2019
Just Mercy (2020)
Delivers a message on the racial bias and economic inequality that plagues the U.S. justice system with a dedication and intensity that doesn't present as overly confrontational.
Posted Dec 3, 2019
Knives Out (2019)
This film is not as clever as it thinks it is, but is highly entertaining -- if not entirely satisfying.
Posted Nov 25, 2019
Frozen II (2019)
Even the dazzling animation can't make up for what's lacking, including the absence of an instant hit song, dry voice performances, and a mediocre story.
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
I'll stop short at calling it embarrassing, but the line hovers mere inches away.
Posted Nov 22, 2019
What's so disturbing about Wallflower isn't the subject matter, but that few likely remember this incident because mass shootings are now so commonplace in our country.
Posted Nov 20, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019)
A feminist-slanted almost-turd that's been given a sparkly new sheen from a bit of the ol' Hollywood polish.
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Ford v Ferrari is a too-straightforward retelling of history that's too mainstream, too dull, and squanders a considerable opportunity.
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019)
One of the better movies of the year, and should be embraced as a modern instant classic by fans of The Shining.
Posted Nov 11, 2019
Last Christmas (2019)
You'd be better off asking Santa for a lump of coal in your stocking than wasting money on this mess of a movie.
Posted Nov 10, 2019
After viewing this film, I can't decide which is worse: the directing, the screenplay, or the acting. It's a trifecta of mediocrity.
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019)
One of the most intriguing, intelligent, and disturbing films of the year.
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
This could've been something truly special if Waititi didn't insist on spending the majority of his time winking at the audience.
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Delivers what fans want by continuing the tradition made famous by the series: cutting edge sci-fi effects, first class action, and badass heroines.
Posted Nov 1, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019)
Lands squarely on the ideal side of weird and, although often maddening to watch, it happily never sinks to the most irritating levels of cinematic pretension that often suffocates most art house fare.
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Rudy Ray Moore was a true pioneer of the Blaxploitation genre. He knew what people wanted and gave it to them, much like this easy-to-swallow Netflix original film.
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Lucy in the Sky (2019)
Part art house film and part true crime tabloid serial, the jumbled, wacky, true story is perfectly conveyed through this suitably oddball movie.
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
It may not be flush with innovation, but Zombieland: Double Tap is an enjoyable reunion that revives the irreverent spirit and fun of the original.
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Except for the enjoyable nostalgia that swells in the form of throwback cameos, Vince Gilligan probably should've left this one alone. This movie may have sounded good in theory, but turns out it's far more story than anybody needed or wanted.
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
When it comes to the unnecessary sequel department, few major studios are able to wring out every last drop of a story or character more than Disney.
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Jexi never quite hits comedy gold and is probably better suited for a streaming release, but it's inventive, funny, and enjoyable enough to mildly recommend.
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
When it comes to comedies, it's never a good sign when the blooper reel at the end of the credits is the highlight of the film.
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
People who are naturally skinny just don't understand the struggle, and this supposedly motivational film likely won't become a beacon of enlightenment for them.
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Beautifully expresses what it's like when you open the door to the dark side of celebrity.
Posted Sep 29, 2019
An imaginative, magical adventure that teaches compassion and helps make the world a smaller place by introducing the world's children to diverse cultures.
Posted Sep 27, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019)
A stagey, small-screen serial drama that's been slapped in movie theaters to appease the most faithful of its fans, yet generic enough for the uninitiated to follow along.
Posted Sep 26, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019)
Thoughtful viewers looking for a mature, refined drama should seek out this compelling narrative of grief, guilt, regret, and redemption.
Posted Sep 23, 2019
A feminist-angled critique of American capitalism.
Posted Sep 18, 2019