Reviews: It Chapter Two (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: At least returning screenwriter Gary Dauberman sets up a running gag about Bill’s inability to end any of his books well, a charge that could be leveled at King…whose source material is, frankly, one of these films’ biggest problems. Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows Karl Delossantos @ Excerpt: Rather than adding onto and complementing the first movie, It Chapter Two feels bogged down by it. Director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman try to make the movie funnier, scarier, more intense, and more […]

Reviews: Gwen (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: The journey to its conclusion is so well-crafted, engrossing, and seemingly intentional, but it never says more than what’s on the surface. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The bleakness and ambiguous qualities of the narrative will be an understandable turnoff for many, but if that is up your alley, Gwen makes for an interesting and chilling watch. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Atmospheric mood — this is a dour nightmare in the stark gloom […]

Reviews: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: undeniably sweet, a little corny and often laugh-out-loud funny…Gottsagen and LaBeouf fall into a wonderful rhythm, a pair of odd couple coconspirators on a distinctly regional American adventure. [New] | Rob Daniel @ Electric Shadows Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: This just may be the “heartwarming-est” movie of 2019. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Shia LaBeouf and Zak Gottsagen Huck Finn their way on a raft down the Outer Banks in humidity so thick you can see it toward a […]

Reviews: Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com Excerpt: The word is carnage. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: A reasonably enjoyable throwback actioner that works mainly because Gerard Butler is a reliable lead. MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: A sad retread of The Fugitive. Dumb, pointless, confused, full of contempt for its audience, and laughably unable to convince us that Gerard Butler is an acceptable stand-in for Harrison Ford. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: The script is really trying to say something about corporations benefiting from conflict and political warhawks feeling […]

Reviews: Ready or Not (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique Excerpt: Bloody, funny, scary, and hysterical, Ready or Not goes for the guts, figuratively and literally, unleashing gooey geysers that will leave you screaming with laughter. Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com Excerpt: This very black comedy plays on the fine line between horror and farce juggles horror tropes and family dynamics with aplomb. And a whole lot of gore. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: The story of a young bride whose husband played the odds and is now trying to save her from his […]

Reviews: Luce (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Luce packs in an awful lot of issues – white liberal saviorhood, cultural identity, black assimilation, victimhood, mental illness shaming, sexual assault – in a psychological thriller which invites debate and introspection rather than providing pat answers. Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Luce is a political thriller, horror, and character study all wrapped up neatly into a tight, twisting family drama that keeps you guessing. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: […]

Reviews: The Nightingale (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: The Nightingale has its flaws, but Jennifer Kent’s outrage at the brutal injustice doled out to women and minorities burns through every frame. [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Jennifer Kent’s new film is an unflinching look at trauma and colonialism, cementing her as one of the great filmmakers working today. [New] | Glenn Dunks @ glenn-dunks.com Excerpt: But The Nightingale is not itself horror. Not in the traditional sense, anyway, like director Jennifer Kent’s first film, the her itchy gothic […]

Reviews: Teen Spirit (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: tramadol on line Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [New] | Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth Excerpt: Teen Spirit is a well-meaning but clumsy mishmash of ideas and topics, of which none are given the time and space they would have needed to make any kind of impact. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: So while the whole is less than the sum of its parts, there is a lot to like. The cast is unique, the visuals mesmerizing, and the […]

Reviews: Blinded by the Light (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: Ultimately, with apologies to Bruce, a more accurate title should be Blanded by the Light. Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A buoyant tribute to the power of music to change lives. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Light has too many characters and too many subplots to sustain its throughline momentum, making for an intermittently entertaining but ultimately tedious experience. Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Blinded by the Light has […]

Reviews: Good Boys (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Cowriter/director Gene Stupnitsky resists easy gross-out gags, instead guiding his three young stars into distinct performances, the comedy derived from their age and innocence. Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: If movies like Superbad and Booksmart prove anything, it’s that watching uncool teens try to be cool is a comedy gold mine. Good Boys mines the same tropes for humor. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: One of the best comedies you’ll see this year. A raunchy […]