Film Reviews

2017:

  • Alien: Covenant (dir. Ridley Scott) Grade B, Read Review
  • Beauty and the Beast (dir. Bill Condon) Grade C, Read Review
  • Colossal (dir. Nacho Vigalondo) Grade A-, Read Review
  • A Cure For Wellness (dir. Gore Verbinski) Grade B-
  • Free Fire (dir. Ben Wheatley) Grade B-
  • Fifty Shades Darker (dir. James Foley) Grade F
  • Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele) Grade A+
  • It Comes At Night (dir. Trey Edward Schults) Grade D+
  • Life (dir. Daniel Espinosa) Grade B-
  • Logan (dir. James Mangold) Grade B
  • Personal Shopper (dir. Olivier Assayas) Grade A-, Read Review
  • Rough Night (dir. Lucia Aniello) Grade F
  • Song to Song (dir. Terrence Malick) Grade F
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife (dir. Niki Caro) Grade B-

2016:

  • 13th (dir. Ava DuVernay) Grade A+
  • Amanda Knox (dir. Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn) Grade B-
  • American Honey (dir. Andrea Arnold) Grade B
  • Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve) Grade A+, Read Review
  • Batman Vs. Superman (dir. Zack Snyder) Grade F, Read Review
  • Blair Witch (dir. Adam Wingard) Grade C, Read Review
  • The Boss (dir. Ben Falcone) Grade B-
  • The Conjuring 2 (dir. James  Wan) Grade B+
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane (dir. Dan Trachtenberg) Grade A, Read Review
  • Deadpool (dir. Tim Miller) Grade B
  • Don’t Breathe (dir. Fede Alvarez) Grade A
  • The Edge of Seventeen (dir. Kelly Fremon Craig) Grade A-
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (dir. David Yates) Grade C-
  • Fences (dir. Denzel Washington) Grade B
  • Florence Foster Jenkins (dir. Stephen Frears) Grade B
  • Finding Dory (dir. Andrew Stanton & Agnus MacLane) Grade B+
  • The Girl On the Train (dir. Tate Taylor) Grade C, Read Review
  • Green Room (dir. Jeremy Saulnier) Grade A-
  • Ghostbusters (dir. Paul Feig) Grade B+
  • The Handmaiden (dir. Park Chan-wook) Grade A
  • Hello My Name Is Doris (dir. Michael Showalter) Grade A-
  • Hell or High Water (dir. David Mackenzie ) Grade C-
  • Hush (dir. Mike Flanagan) Grade B
  • Indignation (dir. James Schamus) Grade B+
  • Jackie (dir. Pablo Larraín) Grade A+ Read Review
  • Jane Got A Gun (dir. Gavin O’Connor) Grade B-
  • La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle) Grade C, Read Review
  • Lights Out (dir. David S. Sandberg) Grade C-
  • Lion (dir. Garth Davis) Grade B
  • The Lobster (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos) Grade B
  • Loving (dir. Jeff Nichols) Grade B
  • Love and Friendship (dir. Whit Stillman) Grade A+
  • Manchester By The Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan) Grade D, Read Review
  • The Meddler (dir. Lorene Scafaria) Grade A-
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (dir. Jake Szymanski) Grade B-
  • Miss Sloan (dir. John Madden) Grade B
  • Moana (dir. Ron Clements & John Musker) Grade A-
  • Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins) Grade A+
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (dir. Nicholas Stoller) Grade B-
  • The Neon Demon (dir. Nicholas Winding Refn) Grade D-, Read Review
  • Nocturnal Animals (dir. Tom Ford) Grade F
  • O.J.: Made In America (dir. Erza Edelman) Grade A
  • Other People (dir. Chris Kelly ) Grade B+
  • Queen of Katwe (dir. Mira Nair) Grade A-, Read Review
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (dir. Gareth Edwards) Grade B, Read Review
  • Silence (dir. Martin Scorsese) Grade C-
  • Suicide Squad (dir. David Ayer) Grade D, Read Review
  • Swiss Army Man (dir. Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) Grade B-
  • Things To Come (dir. Mia Hansen Løve) Grade B
  • The Witch (dir. Robert Eggers) Grade A, Read Review
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (dir. Bryan Singer) Grade C-
  • Zootopia (dir. Byron Howard, Rich Moore & Jared Bush) Grade A+

2015:

  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron (dir. Joss Whedon) Grade C
  • Beasts of No Nation (dir. Carey Fukunaga) Grade A-
  • The Boy Next Door (dir. Rob Cohen) Grade D
  • Bridge of Spies (dir. Steven Spielberg) Grade B
  • Brooklyn (dir. John Crowley) Grade A+
  • Carol (dir. Todd Haynes) Grade A+
  • Ch-Raq (dir. Spike Lee) Grade B-
  • Cinderella (dir. Kenneth Branagh) Grade A-
  • Clouds of Sils Maria (dir. Olivier Assayas) Grade B
  • Creed (dir. Ryan Coogler) Grade B+
  • The Danish Girl (dir. Tom Hooper) Grade C-
  • Dark Places (dir. Gilles Paquet-Brenner) Grade C+
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl (dir. Marielle Heller) Grade B+
  • The End of the Tour (dir. James Ponsoldt) Grade B+
  • Ex-Machina (dir. Alex Garland) Grade A
  • Freeheld (dir. Peter Sollet) Grade C-
  • Grandma (dir. Paul Weit) Grade A
  • The Gift (dir. Joel Edgerton) Grade A-
  • The Hateful Eight (dir. Quentin Tarantino) Grade F, Read Review
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (dir. Francis Lawrence) Grade B-
  • The Hunting Ground (dir. Kirby Dick) Grade A
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams (dir. Brett Haley) Grade A
  • Inside Out (dir. Pete Doctor) Grade A+
  • It Follows (dir. David Robert Mitchell) Grade C-
  • JOY (dir. David O. Russell) Grade F, Read Review
  • Jurassic World (dir. Colin Trevorrow) Grade B-
  • Laggier (dir. Lynn Shelton) Grade B+
  • Lila & Eve (dir. Charles Stone III) Grade C-
  • Lost River (dir. Ryan Gosling) Grade F
  • Love & Mercy (dir. Bill Pohlad)
  • The Last Five Years (dir. Richard LaGravenese) Grade B-
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (dir. George Miller) Grade A+
  • Magic Mike XXL (dir. Gregory Jacobs) Grade B
  • The Martian (dir. Ridley Scott) Grade C
  • Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (dir. Alfonso Gomez-Ramirez) Grade B+
  • Pitch Perfect 2 (dir. Elizabeth Banks) Grade D+
  • Queen of Earth (dir. Alexander Ross Perry) Grade A-
  • The Revenant (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu) Grade B/B-, Read Review
  • Room (dir. Lenny Abrahamson) Grade A+
  • Sicario (dir. Denis Villeneuve) Grade A+
  • Spotlight (dir. Tom McCarthy) Grade B
  • Spy (dir. Paul Feig) Grade A
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (dir. JJ Abrams ) Grade A-
  • Steve Jobs (dir. Danny Boyle) Grade B+
  • Tangerine (dir. Sean S. Baker) Grade A-
  • Trainwreck (dir. Judd Apatow) Grade C
  • Trumbo (dir. Jay Roach) Grade C-
  • Welcome to Me (dir. Shira Piven) Grade C
  • Youth (dir. Paolo Sortentino) Grade B-
  • 45 Years (dir. Andrew Haigh) Grade A-