Reviews: Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: It’s as simple as this – if you enjoyed 2009’s “Zombieland,” you’ll enjoy its 2019 sequel in, perhaps even a little bit more than the first one. [New] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Reviews: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: An apparently unfairly maligned “wicked witch” has to be redeemed again. Anyway, bitches be evil, crazy and traumatized, or sweet dumb personality-free near-morons. You know, for kids!

Reviews: The Addams Family (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Rick Aragon @ Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: …only Isaac and Kroll get the spirit of their characters right. Worse, the very core of Addams Family magic – the highly charged eroticism of the Gomez and Morticia marriage combined with their offbeat parenting skills – is nowhere to be found. [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: As a piece of animated entertainment, it’s a pleasant diversion that stays true to the spirit of Charles Addams’ cartoon strip. These folks remain the appealingly oddball […]

Reviews: Gemini Man (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Ang Lee’s latest is a throwback action film with some thoughtful elements that add to the experience beyond technical gimmicks. MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: No movie has ever been higher-concept than this: Today-aged Will Smith versus CGI-young Will Smith! It’s the future of film in an anemic, tedious, ironically dated spy-action shell. Bafflingly awful. Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: Not the technological marvel it aims to be, ‘Gemini Man’ is a perfectly […]

Reviews: Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: [Colaizzo’s] found his perfect star in Jillian Bell…who has proven she was more than ready to step up from supporting roles that proved her comedic chops into a dramatic lead leavened with humor. Karl Delossantos @ Excerpt: Brittany Runs a Marathon has enough charm, laughs, and wonderfully eclectic characters — especially Jillian Bell‘s eponymous Brittany — to get it past its weaker moments. [New] | Roxana Hadadi @ Pajiba Excerpt: Jillian Bell is deeply likable in ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon,’ a comedy that […]

Reviews: Judy (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: If Goold’s film feels a little small for its outsize subject, Zellweger’s performance is not contained nor restrained by it. She’s a marvel and her “Judy” will inspire both cheers and tears. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Renée Zellweger is excellent in an otherwise superficial and unfocused biopic. Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: I walked in rather skeptical but I walked out a believer. The way Renée Zellweger channels Judy Garland is simply astonishing. Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Excerpt: […]

Reviews: Joker (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Siddhant Adlakha @ Firstpost Excerpt: It’s admittedly hard to imagine a film like Joker inspiring real-world violence — or inspiring much of anything. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: the film’s main asset is Phoenix’s insane tour de force, the actor projecting a tortured physique, his torso twisted and ribs projecting as he moves with a grace that can only be called balletic. [New] | Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows Excerpt: After all the critical adulation, it’s a punchline worthy of the Clown Prince of Crime himself […]

Reviews: Depraved (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: With his updating of the Frankenstein legend, the filmmaker indicts Big Pharma while probing the need for a generational shift in society’s moral values. And as usual, Fessenden does a lot with a little… Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat Excerpt: Anyone with an appreciation for smart, well-crafted horror should line up for this one. Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: While Depraved starts strong, poses curious ideas and themes, and has a handful of creepy aesthetic quirks, […]

Reviews: Official Secrets (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A true story about conscience as a catalyst to change, a spur to morality, and a source of hope. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: while the story itself is often riveting, Hood’s execution is often bumpy, some aspects presently dryly, others too abruptly…The film’s brightest note is Ralph Fiennes who gives a puckish quality to his portrayal of human rights lawyer Ben Emmerson James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Not a spy […]