Reviews: Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A fascinating costume drama propelled by a poignant performance by Saoirse Ronan. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Josie Rourke makes her feature debut with a lush historical epic which falters in its bid for contemporary relevance… Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Mary Queen of Scots is a solid well-made historical drama with powerhouse performances by Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: I am a […]

Reviews: Mirai (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: It’s a effectively told and gorgeously animated story about the pain and joy that comes with family, be it through parenthood or the relationship between siblings, and how the power of kindness and empathy can keep everything together. [New] | Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: This tenderly animated Japanese film about sibling rivalry is lovely with its fantasy, but too convoluted for children and too slight for adults. Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: Hosoda delves into the mind […]

Reviews: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: My memories of Mary Poppins, vague as they are, are not so dim as to not notice that Mary Poppins Returns veers dangerously close to being less a sequel and more a remake, determined to mimic the original to where it makes its follow-up film shockingly unoriginal. Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com Excerpt: a thing of beauty, intelligence, and social consciousness that evokes not just a sense of wonder, but also of infinite the possibilities that changing a point of view can provide […]

Reviews: Bird Box (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Chris Barsanti @ Slant Excerpt: the conceit’s silliness and convenient scare tactics make Shyamalan’s take on infectious-suicide horror seem downright subtle by comparison. David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Bier has crafted a horror thriller sturdy enough to keep from being a failure but not one distinct or courageous enough to stand out from the pack. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: it is that ‘conceptual’ part that eventually undoes the film, screenwriter Eric Heisserer’s (“Arrival”) adaptation of Josh Malerman’s novel reading too much like a parody of Trump […]

Reviews: Green Book (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: Green Book should not be thought of as a final say on the ugliness of racial intolerance or a statement that racism is done with. It should be seen as a film about two men from totally different worlds who found something very special: true friendship despite their differences. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The filmmakers make a number of hollow and misguided storytelling choices that the two charming leads are barely able […]

Reviews: Bumblebee (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Derek Deskins @ Edge Media Network Excerpt: Bumblebee has its robots fight because it’s the right choice for the characters in that moment. It’s an exceedingly weird thing to see in a “Transformers” movie, (depth and growth, that is) but it is not unwelcome in the slightest. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: It’s not only better than the previous installments of the franchise, it’s a genuinely moving and exciting blockbuster that brings wit and heart to classic coming-of-age themes. [New] | M. Enois Duarte @ High-DefDigest.com Excerpt: With […]

Reviews: Aquaman (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: Aquaman is in many ways a ‘bad’ film; despite this, I enjoyed watching it and won’t apologize for my enjoyment. David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Aquaman is the increasingly rare superhero movie that’s also a star vehicle, as well as being one hell of a triumph for its director. Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews Excerpt: Through it all Momoa’s muscle ripple as the camera objectifies his beauty in a way that is usually restricted to women. […]

Reviews: Vox Lux (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: The transition is grating, the compelling Cassidy giving way to an abrasive Portman, one curdled by celebrity, her accent coarser, her persona more fragile despite outward appearances, the Ouroboros personified. Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Vox Lux has an interesting story and visuals, but its lack of focus and uneven characters leave it little more than a hollow pop musical drama. Chris Feil @ The Film Experience Candice Frederick @ The Wrap Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: I understand some […]

Reviews: The Mule (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema Excerpt: In the pantheon of his directorial efforts, The Mule may be something of a mixed bag. And yet, it’s also one of Eastwood’s sincerest and heartfelt offerings, reaching some surprisingly melancholy heights as regards regret and missed opportunities to do the right thing. Compared to his earlier 2018 release, the experimentally staged The 15:17 to Paris, this is at least a return to Eastwood’s particular craftmanship which allowed for the success of an American Sniper or 2016’s Sully. Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: This […]

Reviews: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse does justice to the genre, with a mix of beautiful animation, a surprisingly logical story given its multidimensional nature and characters I found myself caring about. David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: The movie is lithe, fleet and thoroughly engaging. Basically, it never idles long enough to be pinned down by anything, to mostly positive effect. Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese] Excerpt: Splendid, groundbreaking, intente visuals still are not enough to omit some script problems. […]