Reviews: Glass (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Shyamalan has come up with a solid, if somewhat underwhelming, idea here…only to undercut it time and time again with lazy screenwriting. The sole reason to see “Glass” is to once again marvel at McAvoy’s tremendously entertaining acting gymnastics. [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Mr. Glass seeks revenge upon the world which has told him time and again has no use for him. It’s a shame even a film with his name as the title couldn’t find room […]

Reviews: On the Basis of Sex (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Leder returns to the big screen with an effort that feels intended for the small screen. While it tells a great story…”On the Basis of Sex” feels like a Lifetime movie. [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: By focusing on a tax case, On the Basis of Sex doesn’t stir the emotions as it should. The chronicle doesn’t seem vital enough for anyone other than her most ardent admirers in need of an idealized portrait. Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: […]

Reviews: Destroyer (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: I loved every deliciously trashy and amazingly broody second of this. Kusama and Kidman are both working at the very top of their game. [New] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Excerpt: An A-minus-grade B-movie. Frank Ochieng @ rec.arts.movies.reviews Excerpt: Destroyer’s selling point is its leading lady Kidman whose fraught physicality and penetrating performance as an undesirable, conflicted cop in this stagy street-wise fable of corruptible consciousness propels this urban drama’s bloodshot resonance [New] | Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom Scott Phillips […]

Reviews: Monsters and Men (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Monsters and Men is what we used to call a “social problem film.” [New] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film Excerpt: Writer-director Reinaldo Marcus Green makes an impressive, ambitious and thought-provoking debut. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: Even with this sense of complexity, however, Monsters and Men still can’t stop itself from dipping too far into hyperbolic moments made more powerful by artifice than they ultimately prove. [New] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Excerpt: Trip(tych)ing all over itself. Courtney […]

Reviews: Stan & Ollie (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are simply astonishing in these roles, Coogan capturing Laurel’s meek, innocent befuddlement while Reilly counters with Hardy’s steam-venting exasperation and clipped diction. [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Stan & Ollie follows their gradual descent, more gravitational than graceful. A career’s worth of baggage provides enough material to chew on, but this is more nostalgic remembrance about another time rather than a celebration. Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: There’s some real movie magic […]

Reviews: Cam (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Excerpt: Screenwriter Isa Mazzei is a former camgirl herself and it shows in the film’s focus on the business side of proceedings, but director Daniel Goldhaber extends her work in a much stranger direction. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: This film is about Alice salvaging her identity in the face of destruction. It’s about the pitfalls of an occupation vilified by a world embarrassed with its own cravings. Darren Mooney @ the m0vie […]

Reviews: The Upside (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Offers nothing unique to audiences looking to laugh or enjoy the hijinks between polar opposites, but there is just enough chemistry between Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart to keep the film from drowning. While this remake will soon fade into obscurity, it will be remembered for wasting Nicole Kidman’s time and effort.

Reviews: A Dog’s Way Home (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: While the film has a few wobbles, most notably a prominent CGI cougar named Big Kitten who won’t fool anyone, it is difficult not to be affected by this tale of a dog’s love and loyalty. [New] | Courtney Howard @ Variety Excerpt: In the pantheon of puppy pictures, this doesn’t rank as top dog, but it’s certainly not the runt of the litter either.

Reviews: Ben Is Back (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: It’s small in scale, essentially a two-hander between Roberts and Hedges, and they are both at the top of their game here, Roberts fierce and unrelenting in her efforts to protect her son, Hedges keeping us guessing as to his true intentions. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Peter Hedges found a creative way to explore how the opioid crisis destroys families every single day and for the first half of his film, he almost achieves it. Unfortunately, the second half transformation into […]

Reviews: Escape Room (2019)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The film is mostly a success, taking full advantage of its gimmick and crafting suspenseful and fun puzzle sequences. Unfortunately, the ending falls completely flat. [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Its layers of shrewd smarts, pulse-pounding thrills and unrelenting action make for a terrific cult classic. Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom [New] | Scott Phillips @ Escape Room