3 out of 5 diamond necklaces.
For all its failings, Ocean's 8 is still a nice piece of summer fluff. The disappointment is that was merely good, and not great.Read More
4 out of 5 Millennium Falcons.
Solo is a caper of a movie—really, a series of capers—that takes you through a galaxy far, far away mostly unconcerned with intergalactic warfare, the balance of light and dark Force-sides, or anyone named Skywalker. Solo wants to have fun, and it succeeds.Read More
3.5 out of 5 stars
It's exciting when a film has a strong and unique vision, both visually and with regard to story. Terminal, written and directed by first-time feature director, Vaughn Stein, and starring Margot Robbie, is one such film. However, when a film is so idiosyncratic, stylized, and unique, the filmmaker is taking a chance that the audience will be into exactly those things, which isn't always the case.Read More
4 out of 5 Infinity Stones.
I’ve been writing about Infinity War for the better part of a year, but I was not prepared for what it had in store. I stared at it slack-jawed for the last ten minutes, astonished at the places where Marvel took this movie.Read More
3.5 out of 5 Jaegers.
Pacific Rim Uprising is a loud, ridiculous film about giant fighting robots and massive monsters from an interdimensional portal under the ocean. It's totally over-the-top, and it's also the most fun I've had at the movies in ages.Read More
4 out of 5 stars.
In her new film, Keep the Change, writer-director Rachel Israel breathes new life into the romantic comedy by centering a community largely ignored in romantic storytelling: adults with autism.Read More
2.5 out of 5 tesseracts.
I really wanted to love Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the Madeleine L'Engle classic A Wrinkle in Time. That I don't love it is because it wasn't made with me in mind. But I'm left wondering who this movie's audience is meant to be, and hoping that they find it.Read More
3 out of 5 stars.
Annihilation is one of those films with a concept that seems like it's right up my alley, so I've been excited about it since it was announced. Female-led sci-fi? Check. Mysterious entity the women have to figure out? Check. I went in prepared to love it. I merely liked it, and somehow that feels worse than if it were bad.Read More
The first reviews are in!
We knew the first Twitter reactions were good, but the official reviews for Ryan Coogler's Wakandan superhero epic are out of this world.Read More
I've seen the first two episodes of TNT's star-studded adaptation of The Alienist and I'm here to say that I wish I had access to more.Read More
Everyone’s Entitled to Their Opinion, But This Guy Who Singlehandedly Killed Lady Bird’s Rotten Tomatoes Record Is the Worst
A beautiful movie earned a much-deserved title, and some dude who couldn't even get the genre right just had to come in well, actually all over it.Read More
4.5 out of 5 blue lightsabers.
It's hard to know where to start reviewing The Last Jedi, because so much happens in this movie that I have whiplash. But I'm happy about it. The Mary Sue's spoiler-free review, ahead.Read More
4.5 out of 5 stars.
In the flurry of news about all the world's terribleness, let's not forget that there are still examples of beauty and love to be enjoyed. One such example is a gorgeous animated film called The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, based on the children's novel by Deborah Ellis.Read More
“Painful,” “Stupid,” “Consistently Embarrassing to Watch”: Yup, It’s a Justice League Review Roundup!
The reviews are in and they're not great. Even when they're positive, they're somehow still not great.Read More
After the amazing critically acclaimed success of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, it was no surprise that more of Atwood's works would be getting the streaming service treatment. Netflix decided to get their piece of the pie with Alias Grace, a historical fiction novel based on true events about one of Canada's most infamous alleged murderers, Grace Marks.Read More
Combining earnest teenage angst and mysterious supervillain plots with some frothy intrigue for the parents, Hulu and Marvel's Runaways show is a pretty awesome adaptation - but it's definitely its own beast.Read More
Spoiler-Free Review: Stranger Things Grows and Changes in Season Two, But It’s Still Got All the Same Heart
The good news is that Stranger Things 2 is still pretty awesome. What flaws it has are rather similar to those of the first season, and while the plotting can feel too easy or slow, the characters' surprising growth and touching relationships more than compensate.Read More
4 out of 5 stars.
From its baldly preposterous plot to director Taika Waititi's signature humor, Thor: Ragnarok has way more character than any corporate, third-in-a-series superhero movie has the right to. It's as funny as it is messy.Read More
The thriller starring Michael Fassbender as a person named Detective Harry Hole chasing a killer who loves making snowmen or something is getting scorchingly critical reviews.Read More
At the Hulu/Marvel Runaways panel at NYCC, anticipation was high—and fans' long wait was rewarded when we got to meet the cast and watch the pilot episode. The next day, I spoke with Runaways' cast and creators to learn more secrets of the show.Read More