dark        

 
 

#Reviews

FRONT PAGE


 photo

Review: Incredibles 2

There has been early chatter that Incredibles 2 relies on nostalgia to achieve its ends. Let me be perfectly clear, I understand that (1) we’re in the middle of a nostalgia driven resurgence of a great many properties come back to lif...

 
 
 photo

Review: Tag

I'm going to say this right up front because I know most of you don't even read past this first paragraph. Tag is easily one of the funniest movies I've seen in years. I was not expecting that going in, but coming out I had laughe...

 
 
 photo

Review: Jurassic Games

From looking at Jurassic Games, you might assume that this is just some knockoff of another Jurassic film franchise meant to profit off confusion and association without any regard for being a good movie in any way shape or form. You'll tur...

 
 
 photo

Review: American Animals

Movies based on true stories are tricky to capture in a lasting way. The best tend to distance themselves from their basis and stand as their own pieces. For me, the more a movie presses "based on a true story" as its main marketing hook, t...

 
 
 photo

Review: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

How can I be a better person? That's the thought that was in my head when I was walking around the streets of New York after seeing Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary detailing the life of Fred Rogers and his show, Mister Ro...

 
 
 photo

Review: Ocean's 8

It’s been eleven years since we had an Ocean’s franchise film. But consider this, we went 41 years before 2001’s Ocean’s 11 remade the original Rat Pack film. Maybe we should have waited another 30?

 
 
 photo

Review: Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis, like some cool, hole-in-the-wall motel you find on a road trip, has promise. You think it looks cool and a bit retro, and it'll have heart. Not like those big chain hotels that cost twice as much. It'll be an adventure stayin...

 
 
 photo

Review: Hereditary

Hereditary had so much buzz coming out of festival season that I was chomping at my horror bit to get into theaters and see it. I'm not sure I was more excited to see a single film at SXSW this year (until the surprise announcement of&...

 
 
 photo

Review: Nancy

Nancy is a sparse and lonely film. A dead-end small town, a woman sequestered with her mother, looking for validation through the internet. Nancy (Andrea Riseborough) fights with her mother in the subdued way people do when they need to liv...

 
 
 photo

Review: The Night of the Virgin

I love gross movies. There's something about watching a weird monster with a tree dick chase a noble woman through a forest while spilling an endless stream of sperm or a grease-covered sociopath squeezing the eyeballs out of a man's head t...

 
 
 photo

Review: Roseanne: Season 10

Revivals of a classic TV show isn’t exactly a new thing, but the concept has been kicked into overdrive lately. I can’t imagine anyone was clamoring for a Hawaii Five-0 or Knight Rider reboot, but here we are with both existing....

 
 
 photo

Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

When Disney started rolling out their plans a long time ago for damn near every character in the Star Wars universe to have origin movies, the general reaction was one simple question: Why? Why was this necessary at all? It just s...

 
 
 photo

Review: Fahrenheit 451

Think back to high school for a minute, as painful as it may be for some. Back in English class, if you're living in America, there's bound to be a handful of books that we all had to read due to them being essential books that everyone sho...

 
 
 photo

Review: Deadpool 2

Making a Deadpool movie involves a lot of nuance. Yeah, an absurd statement for the character that yells the word "chimichangas" constantly, but hear me out. Go too far down the spectrum, and you end up with a Deadpool that become...

 
 
 photo

Review: Atlanta Robbin' Season

Back in 2016, there were two shows on television that had my vested interest; Westworld and Atlanta. Westworld, as I’m sure you know, is about enslaved androids that look behave and feel just as humans do. It’s a science-fiction...

 
 
 photo

Review: Terminal

If revenge is a dish best served cold, the long con is the aged whiskey with which to wash it down. This is the process that makes the initial Terminal reveal feel predictable, but when the other shoe drops is when the story truly takes i...

 
 
 photo

Review: Batman Ninja

While the MCU has dominated theatres for the past decade, DC has been putting out a constant stream of animated movies. Most of their animated movies are adaptations of classic DC stories and if I'm being perfectly honest here, most of them...

 
 
 photo

Review: Cartel 2045

Putting a direct to video grindhouse-esque movie up for review is a bit of a conundrum because you know what you are getting into when you press play, and it's not going to be "good" per se. But what happens when the movie is so bad that it...

 
 
 photo

Tribeca Review: Slut in a Good Way

I'm not usually one for movies about teenagers going through the perils of teenage life. I lived through it, it sucked, and why on Earth would I want to relive those memories again? Being a teenager sucked, but filmmakers love to make movie...

 
 
 photo

Tribeca Review: The Elephant and the Butterfly

A fun fact about myself that I both love and hate is that I am French. I love the culture, I love the food, and I love the sights and sounds of Paris and the Parisian countryside. On the other hand, I am French, so I kind of hate myself. So...

 
 
 photo

Tribeca Review: Braid

Leading up to the Tribeca Film Festival, this was the one movie that I was looking forward to the most. Just by doing my initial research on the premise, two women try to rob their insane, delusional friend who forces them to play a game, I...

 
 
 photo

Review: Disobedience

Director Sebastian Lelio has developed a reputation as an arthouse director. To you, this means there's a good chance you've not seen his films. They're not blockbuster releases. They're not precisely mainstream. They're not really under ap...

 
 
 photo

Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Yes, I invoked The Last Jedi, and no that's not because I want to instantly guarantee 11 million comments on the post. It's because, like that film but to a lesser extent, Avengers: Infinity War is not the movie you're expect...

 
 
 photo

Review: Downrange

Every streaming platform needs filler, something cheap and disposable to keep subscribers peaking at what's available. Maybe a few people will watch it, because they have nothing better to do. And maybe that's the best way to watch it. ...

 
 
 photo

Tribeca Review: Back Roads

It can be tough to watch a movie that deals with difficult subjects. If you're watching a movie where a character's life spirals out of control due to alcoholism, it can be incredibly hard to sit through if you've struggled with alcoholism ...

 
 
 photo

Review: Super Troopers 2

It's been 16 years since Broken Lizard exploded onto the scene with their stoner-comedy Super Troopers. Ever since then, they have had ups and downs in terms of their movies but for the most part, their comedy has always tickled me in jus...

 
 
 photo

Review: I Feel Pretty

You may or may not be a fan of Amy Schumer. I am. I find a lot of her humor insightful and hilarious. Her stand up special kind of sucked, though, and she's 50/50 on headlining movies so I was hoping to get back into enjoying her comedy wit...

 
 
 photo

Review: Acrimony

I hate to say it, but the trailer and poster for Acrimony tricked me into thinking it might be better than it is. Congratulations, Tyler Perry marketing team. I’m going to attempt to untangle what exactly the point of Acrimony ...

 
 
 photo

Review: Ghost Stories

I was so hyped for this. The trailer looked fantastic, and I'm a sucker for anthology horror. Even if the quality of the shorts was uneven, I enjoyed the original V/H/S's use of a frame story. This movie’s frame story sounded even b...

 
 
 photo

Review: Wildling

As we all know, wildlings are people that live north of the wall that the Rangers, or Black Brothers like to kill. Oh, this isn't Game of Thrones? I just thought what with the 7 year wait it must be. In that case ... Wha...

 
 
 photo

Review: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare

I'm not sure if it was hubris or clarity that led Jason Blum, CEO of Blumhouse, to plaster the studio name before its new movie Blumhouse's Truth or Dare. There have been a plethora of other horror films within the past five years(!) with t...

 
 
 photo

Review: Rampage

When you're a child of four, you do everything with your brothers and sisters. You play together, you eat together, you even get haircuts together. And, if one of you is due for a dentist appointment, all of you are. There needs to be an...

 
 
 photo

Review: Best F(r)iends (Volume 1)

This is a hard movie to review. It isn’t ‘good’, but I loved it. If you’re a fan of The Room, it retains that film’s oddball charm without it feeling forced. It barely makes sense and its slow pacing makes me w...

 
 
 photo

Review: A Quiet Place

For the entire night after I saw A Quiet Place I thought every sound was too loud. I put something down and the noise it made stood out to me. Each footstep seemed to fall heavier than it should have. Opening a door was a cre...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: Blockers

Prom! That magical experience of near mythical importance for high school students. You'll dance. You'll drink. And then, you'll definitely lose your virginity, because only losers haven't after prom has come and gone. The tradition begun w...

 
 
 photo

Review: You Were Never Really Here

This movie, on paper, sounded a bit like a 90’s action movie. A politician’s daughter gets kidnapped, and it’s up to ex-soldier-turned-hitman Joe to get her back at any cost. Fortunately Lynne Ramsey took this standard s...

 
 
 photo

Review: God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Reviewing faith-based movies can be tricky to say the least. I don't think I'm going to shock anyone by saying that faith-based movies can be very, very, very difficult to pull off correctly. Usually faith-based movies end up one of two way...

 
 
 photo

Review: Sherlock Gnomes

I’ve never watched Gnomeo and Juliet, the first entry in the British Garden Gnome Public Domain Property Parody Adventure series, but apparently they opted not to end the first film with mutual suicide. If you’re looking for a...

 
 
 photo

Review: Ready Player One

I've used the "insert X here" sub-header joke before, and now I really wish I hadn't because in other instances it was just a joke, but in the case of Ready Player One, Stephen Spielberg's new film based on the insanely popular book of...

 
 
 photo

Review: The Endless

The Endless follows Justin and Aaron, two brothers who escaped from a cult in the California wilderness called Camp Arcadia, ten years ago. Movies centered around a cult tend to focus on the leader or its active members by relying on the i...

 
 




Reviews   filter by...

Incredibles 2"Jack Jack, baby."

 

Tag"The Hawkeye movie you never knew you wanted"

 

Jurassic Games"The most important dinosaur movie coming out this month"

 

American Animals"Can't decide if it wants to be true or a story"

 

Won't You Be My Neighbor?"You will always find people who are helping"

 

Ocean's 8"Not that great"

 

Hotel Artemis"Plenty of vacancy"

 

Hereditary"Bad genes"

 

Nancy"The tension of wanting other people to like you"

 

The Night of the Virgin"A semen and menstrual blood cocktail"

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story"Han "MacGuffin" Solo"

 

Fahrenheit 451"Flame on!"

 

Deadpool 2"Doubles down on everything, for the better"

 

Atlanta Robbin' Season"Televisions most underrated show knocks it out of the park, again"

 

Terminal"So shines a good deed in a naughty world"

 

Batman Ninja"Japan <3 Batman"

 

Cartel 2045"Muy mal"

 

Tribeca Slut in a Good Way"Sex and toys, but not in that way"

 

Tribeca Braid"Friends till the end"

 

Disobedience"Thankfully, not another 50 Shades soft BDSM"

 

Avengers: Infinity War"This is not going to go the way you think"

 

Downrange"Dead in its tracks"

 

Tribeca Back Roads"Child Abuse: The Movie"

 
 
 
 
NEXT