Reviews: Night School (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Chris Barsanti @ PopMatters Excerpt: Yes, Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart are too good for this by-the-numbers mess, but that’s modern comedy: Throw some stars out there and see what they can do. [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: There’s just enough laughs from the supporting characters to not make the film terrible, but it’s still a mediocre comedy that wastes Hart and Haddish. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: Night School may carry over the director, breakout star, and crew from Girls Trip, but […]

Reviews: Little Women (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Courtney Howard @ Variety Excerpt: Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel is revived for yet another generation, but the changes leave little to love. [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: This modern update of the beloved classic novel is embarrassingly misjudged, so earnest and on-the-nose a transfer to today that the March sisters feel not like modern girls but odd, out-of-step transplants from another time. [New] | Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat Excerpt: The execution is so misguided that all the meaning in the story gets sucked away, […]

Reviews: The Little Stranger (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Lenny Abrahamson stirs up a desire in our souls to see something a little more spooky and spirited – and a lot less confusing. [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: A glorious gothic conundrum of obsession, delusion, psychological infection, and just possibly actual malevolent spirits. The most haunting aspect of this eerily enrapturing film may be the sly, maddening ambiguity of it all. Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: Rather than be a mood piece that redundantly prolongs an […]

Reviews: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: As Rick, Gallagher does particularly fine work here, his sister’s model for success’s outward happiness clearly layered upon shaky ground. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Like a black comedy from a dystopia, except the dystopia is real and we are living in it. Chloë Grace Moretz is better than ever as a teen who discovers she may not be able to pray her gay away. Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge Excerpt: The Miseducation of Cameron Post […]

Reviews: The Children Act (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality and Practice Excerpt: A towering performance by Emma Thompson as a British high court judge confronted by a complicated case and her own domestic challenges. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: the adaptation sings under the direction of Richard Eyre (“Stage Beauty,” “Notes on a Scandal”), its themes more evident in the hands of a never better Thompson and the astonishing Whitehead, who beautifully captures the ethereal complexity of Adam Henry. [New] | Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth Excerpt: Director […]

Reviews: Book Club (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The film is a lot of fun. It’s just a joy seeing these women work together, and they deliver charming and thoughtful performances with plenty of killer line deliveries. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage Excerpt: Book Club will obviously delight its target audience, but its authenticity should also entertain their children and open eyes to the fact that their parents aren’t quite dead yet. It may not be perfect, but it is commendably sincere. frank ochieng @ […]

Reviews: Mandy (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: At its core, despite being unreservedly far out, Mandy is a pretty conventional revenge story. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Panos Cosmatos’ drug-fueled revenge flick is a heavy metal giallo with imagery seemingly inspired by a custom van mural painted by Frank Frazetta and a Nicolas Cage performance for the ages. This witchy, satanic throwback to the 80’s trumps most actual horror movies of the era… Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Mandy is awesome in the purest sense of the word, bringing an […]

Reviews: Peppermint (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Excerpt: Peppermint is lifeless, and not merely because of its excessive depiction of loss of life. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: Despite Jennifer Garner’s best efforts, the film gives her nothing to do. It’s a bad action movie that also happens to exploit troubling stereotypes. [New] | Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian] Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv Excerpt: Not only is this fear-mongering rhetoric at its laziest, but it’s also a poorly-constructed action film that does no one any favors Charlie Juhl @ Citizen […]

Reviews: Thoroughbreds (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: The reason the movie is such an irresistible poison apple is that Finley is fully aware of how alluring this world is. [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Thoroughbreds is a twisted and darkly funny coming-of-age debut film about what it means to be evil. JD Duran @ insessionfilm.com Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: A twisty murder mystery full of intrigue and surprises. Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba.com Excerpt: Finley’s script delivers a black bitter humor that […]

Reviews: Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Jason Bailey @ L.A. Weekly Excerpt: The problem with ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ is that it’s Trump’s ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ rather than Trump’s ‘Roger & Me.’ The genius of Moore’s first film was its entry point: Moore began with an up-close look at his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and then expanded out to make Flint a microcosm for a broken nation. This one gets that backward, to its detriment. [New] | Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality and Practice Excerpt: A powerful, even frightening, documentary on […]