Reviews: Winchester (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: Winchester should be a historical slice of “Great American” horror pie, but instead we’re left hungry. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [New] | Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe Excerpt: So we can appreciate the production value and performances of those caught within the turmoil, but there are no surprises to be had or drama to feel. Winchester might be prettier than expected, but still as hollow. Kristy Puchko @ CBR.com Excerpt: Winchester shoots itself in the foot […]

Reviews: Science Fair (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: That lack of irony is absolutely the correct choice for a film whose subject matter is both thoroughly wholesome and—somehow, in these confounding times—radically divisive. [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Science Fair documents the profound and entertaining journey of nine students competing against 1,700 of the world’s brightest young minds. MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Meet some of the most brilliant teenagers alive, high-school students from all over the world competing at the […]

Reviews: The Guilty (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian] Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: The Guilty is a somewhat predictable, but taut single-location thriller of a kidnapping case unfolding in real time. Brent McKnight @ Seattle Times Excerpt: One man sitting alone in a room talking on the phone for 85 minutes isn’t usually thrilling, but this certainly is. [New] | Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish] Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson Excerpt: The Guilty is as smooth and taut of a 85-minute feature as you’ll […]

Reviews: Hold the Dark (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International Excerpt: This dark, pitiless story about a psychotic veteran’s bloody tear through remote Alaska wields haunting grandeur along with reductive plotting. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The film is unapologetically bleak and ambiguous, which will turn off most viewers, but I found it incredibly engrossing from start to finish. Jeremy Saulnier continues to prove he’s one of the best out there. [New] | Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Excerpt: It’s preeeetty dark all right. Pretty dark […]

Reviews: Outlaw King (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Crow @ Den of Geek Excerpt: This Scottish war film is unlikely to compete with Braveheart in anyone’s mind, for at its best it is only so much war with rarely any poetry. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: The film is perfectly servicable and watchable historical epic, but it lacks the rhythm, the purpose, and emotional engagement to meet its lofty ambitions. Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog Excerpt: He fought the outlaw, and the outlaw won. [New] | C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore Excerpt: […]

Reviews: Free Solo (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: I thought to myself that Free Solo is what Grizzly Man would have looked like if a camera crew had followed Timothy Treadwell before he and his girlfriend were mauled to death by bears. Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews Excerpt: Free Solo is a character study through and through. We get to know Alex and why he’s comfortable taking the risk of dying doing what he loves over a girl that he may or may not love—his feelings toward […]

Reviews: Sing (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Nearly every second of Sing is covered by recognizable rock and pop tunes as reimagined by the film’s characters. Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered Excerpt: Sing runs on some serious super-piggy performance power, even if the emotional notes are expected. [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight Excerpt: While the furor and excitement of music reality shows has long faded, “Sing” takes the concept and applies it to a fascinating exploration of our differences and how to come together in spite of them. Jared […]

Reviews: What They Had (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Rob DiCristino @ F This Movie! MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Simultaneously sharp and tender portrait of longstanding family squabbles and resentments finally coming to a head. Achingly affecting performances and poignant details ground it in melancholy authenticity. Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: [Chomko] lets her characters endure the painful reality that is recognizing the present-day fate necessary to work towards a future wherein they can find the love Burt and Ruth shared—bells, whistles, and all. Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment Excerpt: […]

Reviews: The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire Excerpt: One of the best qualities of Audiard’s work is that, although he maintains his sky-high quality from one film to the next, you’d never guess that ‘A Prophet’ and ‘Rust and Bone’ and ‘Dheepan’ and this film were made by the same guy. He seems to shed the style and subject of each picture like a skin, worn for a while and then tossed away; this time, he’s doing a Western (as every director worth their salt seems to hope to), but with splashes […]

Reviews: Robin Hood (2018)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: It is apt that Robin Hood was released on this Thanksgiving Day weekend as it is a most delightful turkey. Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum Excerpt: I don’t know if I can call Robin Hood “good” in the traditional sense, but I was surprised by how much fun I had. It simply has too many odd creative choices for me to ignore. MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Ugly, garish, anachronistic like a small mean child playing with matches, and completely […]