Reviews: The Grinch (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Candy-colored slapstick and kindergarten-level humor make this perfectly suitable for small children, and perfectly bland and inoffensive to the adults accompanying them. Somehow, I don’t think Dr. Seuss would entirely approve. [New] | Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom Excerpt: For the 86 minutes of THE GRINCH, we’re given a place where the good are good without reservation, the bad can change, and hearts are warmed by compassion.

Reviews: Overlord (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: This Nazis-with-supernatural-weapons horror schlock drags its feet getting to its fantastical elements and then does absolutely nothing interesting with them, just wallows in dull, rote gore and grue. [New] | Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: Think Inglorious Basterds-lite by way of Re-Animator. It’s bloody, it’s mean, the Nazis get theirs, and though it’s not something to ever think of again, it’s a damn fine dip into throwback exploitation. Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Excerpt: Nazi exploitation film […]

Reviews: The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: A faded facsimile of earlier versions of this franchise, The Girl in the Spider’s Web is a toothless thriller that waters down anything interesting about the lead character and squanders a fantastic cast. It watches like a DTV studio lucked its way into the rights of a hugely popular IP and churned out some half-assed crap on a short turnaround in order to capitalize.

Reviews: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Chris Feil @ The Film Experience [New] | Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: It’s an intriguing enough, if predictable, story, well-constructed in most regards, but the performances from Melissa McCarthy and Richard Grant, and the friendship between Lee and Jack, sell the film and make it worth watching. Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: Heller therefore earns the ending’s sympathy despite what could have become a no-holds-barred escapade before it. She never forgets that these are real people rather than caricatures. They may not […]

Reviews: The Old Man and the Gun (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: If this proves to be his swan song, [Redford] couldn’t have picked a better one. David Crow @ Den of Geek Excerpt: A deliberate echo of Redford’s early iconic work, Old Man acts as a bookend to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the George Roy Hill film that turned Redford into a movie star in 1969. Chris Feil @ The Film Experience Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: While there’s not much to the plot, I’m not sure you can exit the theater […]

Reviews: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: This story about an inventive young woman finding her strength amidst sorrow, makes the audience wish she was in a much more innovative film.

Reviews: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com Excerpt: Fortunately for all involved, Malek, working with a script that is more a series of standard tropes than compelling story, presents the right mix of outrageous ego, savage wit, languid ennui, and vulnerable insecurity that makes him empathetic even Mercury is being a jerk. Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Bohemian Rhapsody doesn’t do much to break the mold of the typical biopic, but it boasts a breathtaking performance from Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews […]

Reviews: Beautiful Boy (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com Excerpt: . . . passionately acted and masterfully told in BEAUTIFUL BOY, a film that is savagely tender in mood and execution [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: Over and again, Nic fails, says he’s sorry and then he is forgiven. It’s the cinematic equivalent of “Lather, rinse, repeat.” MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: This portrait of drug addiction and its impact on a family may be Hollywood sleek and smooth, but its authenticity is in the empathy, in the lack of […]

Reviews: The Hate U Give (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: In a year that has featured “Black Panther,” “Black Klansman,” “Sorry to Bother You” and “Blindspotting,” who would have predicted that an adaptation of a YA novel would be the year’s most trenchant exploration of racial injustice in today’s America. [New] | Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: This coming-of-age tale is a galvanizing force for good, and a radical powder keg full of soul-quaking performances and an uncompromised, unfiltered and unflinching message Brent McKnight @ The Seattle Times Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live […]

Reviews: Hunter Killer (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: The Hunt for Red October as made by a Michael Bay wannabe who can’t even rise to the level of giving-a-propagandistic-crap. Absurd geopolitics and laugh-out-loud clichés abound; tension and excitement do not.