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The Upside (2019)
The film is the exact feel-good movie you think it is with little to no surprises in plotting, writing, or pacing. It hits every point it should and then moves on to the next point it should.
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2018)
Whatever your take on the style of the film there is one thing that's undeniable: Coogan delivers one of the best performances of the year.
Posted Dec 28, 2018
It's the simplicity, grounded in a character-driven story, that makes the film feel like those classic 80s movies where anything could happen to a bunch of kids with minimal parental supervision.
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
The only magic that Mary Poppins Returns is lacking that the original has is the magic of nostalgia, a spell that can only be cast with time.
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
There's nothing too special about it, but if you're sitting at home looking for something good to watch it will definitely more than do.
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Creed II (2018)
There is nothing wrong with Creed II other than the fact that it isn't Creed.
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Instant Family (2018)
Thankfully, there's a heart to this film. It may seem to not belong when looking at it from the outside, but often times that's what families look like too: full of parts that shouldn't hold together but do.
Posted Nov 16, 2018
The Grinch (2018)
Its heart is two sizes too small.
Posted Nov 9, 2018
This is the slasher film fed through a modern horror lense. It takes an 80s horror icon and puts him into a world of It Follows, Hereditary, and You're Next.
Posted Oct 19, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Goddard is in his peak genre deconstruction form that made Cabin in the Woods so much fun and The Good Place one of the funniest shows on television.
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Venom isn't good, but Venom was never meant to be good anyway.
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Smallfoot is a children's movie, and in that capacity I can't say it doesn't work. It lays out its story, delivers some jokes, has some songs, and then ends happily.
Posted Sep 28, 2018
...a little bit whimsical, a little bit scary, and a whole lot of charming.
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Peppermint is a bad movie, with a bad message, made at a bad time. Plus, peppermint ice cream is gross.
Posted Sep 7, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018)
Each time you think it might do something interesting with the concept it veers into another puppet site gag that generates nothing more than a smirk.
Posted Aug 24, 2018
The Meg (2018)
Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
Dark Web is a surprisingly welcome sequel. It's not going to be a horror classic, but it plays with its concept enough to feel like its different from the original.
Posted Jul 25, 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
It's a trite mess that barely clears enjoyable and only then because the songs are still catchy. Let's just not go again... ever.
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Like finding yourself in the middle floor of a tall building; it's not the best view but at least when the terrorists come to take the building hostage, you'll be able to get out quickly.
Posted Jul 13, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
It does its job, has Paul Rudd being charming, brings The Wasp in as a full character, delivers on the action, and leaves with a mic drop of a post-credits sequence that had the audience gasping.
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Somehow it takes all the childhood wonder that Jurassic Park encapsulated so perfectly and forgets it, leaving behind the fossilizing bones of a behemoth that once ruled many years ago.
Posted Jun 22, 2018
Hotel Artemis (2018)
It feels like the passion project of a guy who wasn't talented enough to pull off his dream.
Posted Jun 8, 2018
Hereditary is a good horror film with inclinations to be truly great.
Posted Jun 8, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Most of me really loves this movie, but the Star Wars fan inside just can't.
Posted May 22, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
This movie isn't actually about the Avengers. It's about Thanos.
Posted Apr 25, 2018
I Feel Pretty (2018)
I Feel Pretty's message is on point, its delivery is not.
Posted Apr 20, 2018
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018)
Maybe the entire Blumhouse production team played truth or dare in the abandoned monastery and this movie was what they were forced to make by the curse laid upon them.
Posted Apr 13, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018)
For the entire night after I saw A Quiet Place I thought every sound was too loud.
Posted Apr 6, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Do you like Wes Anderson? Then you'll like Isle of Dogs.
Posted Mar 23, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
The cultural references crammed in everywhere should have given the movie heart, but instead they feel like contractual obligations.
Posted Mar 12, 2018
Black Panther (2018)
Not since Ant-Man has a Marvel film actually been about the hero in the title, but Black Panther is and it makes it all the better.
Posted Feb 14, 2018
Peter Rabbit (2018)
Have you ever wanted to watch General Hux at his most detached strangle the life out of realistic looking bunny while he curses him for driving him to murder?
Posted Feb 9, 2018
Den of Thieves (2018)
The most January movie to ever January.
Posted Jan 19, 2018
The Post (2018)
As good as it should be
Posted Jan 12, 2018
All the Money in the World (2017)
Scott actually did it. In under a month, he replaced an actor using almost no digital fakery. It's quite the feat. It's just unfortunate the film doesn't really deserve that much effort.
Posted Dec 22, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
The Last Jedi opens up with one of the best space fights the series has seen, and it carries that quality throughout. It has one of the best light saber fights, one of the best endings, and some of the most fun the series has seen.
Posted Dec 12, 2017
Justice League (2017)
Well they did it, folks. DC made two movies in a row that don't suck. So... good for them. Well done.
Posted Nov 15, 2017
A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
While it may lose some of its punch in its drive for comedic set ups, it still finds its heart at the end.
Posted Nov 1, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 is a fantastic movie with bold ideas, visually stunning direction, and powerful performances. But underneath it all lies a Hollywood reboot.
Posted Oct 6, 2017
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Mancini writes and directs the movie like everyone cares deeply about these people coming back when all we may kind of be interested in is Chucky going on a killing spree.
Posted Oct 4, 2017
American Made (2017)
Liman appears to be the only director working these days that can pull old Tom Cruise out of his malaise and make him deliver the performances we know Tom Cruise can deliver.
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
The Golden Circle pushes the ridiculousness even further, and while it doesn't make for a bad movie at all, it makes for one that has less staying power and feeling.
Posted Sep 21, 2017
American Assassin (2017)
Look, I'm all for action movies where an American flies to some country and starts shooting, but if you're going to involve the CIA, very real-world terrorists, torture, the Iranian government, and an atomic bomb, then you can't make that movie anymore.
Posted Sep 15, 2017
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
I won't always love you.
Posted Aug 18, 2017
The Dark Tower (2017)
The solution to tackling a big, messy, interesting, unique world? Condense it down to nothing.
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Baby Driver (2017)
Baby Driver should be seen simply because it is such a bold and wonderful idea. That's why I kind of hate to say that it doesn't pull it off fully.
Posted Jun 28, 2017
Giving this movie money is re-enforcing everything wrong with the industry, and possibly everything wrong with the world.
Posted Jun 21, 2017
The Mummy (2017)
Universal wants to establish a "dark" universe, but there's nothing dark about this movie at all except for its insistence to mute every color in existence.
Posted Jun 9, 2017
The first movie was such a surprise and so damn charming, that it's impossible for Vol. 2/i> to regain that feeling, but it makes its own, and it owns it. Even if it didn't it has baby Groot.
Posted May 3, 2017
Kong: Skull Island (2017)