Joker is a cautionary tale for us all

Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in 2019

Critics Score: 69% Audience Score: 88%, IMDb: 8.7 Is a great movie one that is universally liked or one that is highly polarizing, spawning various opinions and critiques? It could be one or the other, but most people would easily deride a film that doesn’t form a consensus, one like Joker that creates a mixed […]

I Finally Watched Frozen after 6 years

Frozen 2013 poster

Critics’ Score: 90% Audience Score: 85%, IMDb: 7.5 Yes. Six years later, I finally watched Frozen. A newly crowned queen inadvertently plunges her kingdom into an eternal winter when she’s unable to control her secret powers. Her younger sister seeks her out in the hopes of restoring normalcy, bringing summer back to the region. While […]

The Little Hours is charmingly irreverent

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate Micucci in The Little Hours

Critics Score: 78% Audience Score: 48%, IMDb: 5.8 Don’t you love watching a charmingly irreverent movie? Not “charming yet irreverent” or “irreverent yet charming,” but “charmingly irreverent.” The Little Hours fits into this very niche description, creating a rather endearing impression despite (or rather because of) the lewdness, crassness, and coarseness running through it. We’re […]

Midsommar Review: An eye-opening take on breaking free

Florence Pugh in Midsommar

Tomatometer: 83%, Audience Score: 63%, IMDb: 7.2 There’s a roiling, sickening feeling left in your stomach once the end credits roll in Midsommar. While the thematic elements of the film might not be articulated with sufficient clarity and precision, the movie uses a multi-pronged approach to create a wholesomely unsettling experience. Director Ari Aster called […]