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: Monos (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: The film’s single most stunning achievement comes from composer Mica Levi (“Under the Skin”), her original score comprised of wavering call and response whistles and thunderous drum rolls which sound forged from rippling metal sheets. Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: A thoughtful, bleak, and exhilirating experience that demands to be seen on the big screen. Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: Apocalyptic and oblique, nightmarish and surreal, it’s a dark allegory, one that contains […]