Reviews

HBO Max’s An American Pickle Review: Seth Rogen Delivers Two Great Performances In A Howlingly Funny Comedy Release Date: Aug 07, 2020 HBO Max’s An American Pickle Review: Seth Rogen Delivers Two Great Performances In A Howlingly Funny Comedy Armed with a purposefully generic Eastern European accent, Rogen goes broad with his performance [as Herschel], and the payoff is excellent.
The Tax Collector Review: David Ayer Returns To Familiar Ground With A Compelling Crime Thriller Release Date: Aug 07, 2020 The Tax Collector Review: David Ayer Returns To Familiar Ground With A Compelling Crime Thriller While Ayer has no problem mimicking the structure and thematic fabric of The Godfather... it sadly doesn’t take the time to build that particular enterprise out to its fullest potential. Mike Reyes
The Secret Garden Review: A Pretty Place To Escape, But I Wouldn’t Stop And Smell The Roses Release Date: Aug 07, 2020 The Secret Garden Review: A Pretty Place To Escape, But I Wouldn’t Stop And Smell The Roses Recent films like Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and Autumn de Wilde’s Emma from earlier this year set a new precedent for retellings and Secret Garden isn’t on the same wavelength. Sarah El-Mahmoud
Hulu’s Palm Springs Review: Chemistry Carries Andy Samberg’s High-Concept Comedy Release Date: Jul 10, 2020 Hulu’s Palm Springs Review: Chemistry Carries Andy Samberg’s High-Concept Comedy An intelligent and consistently funny crowd-pleaser with more than enough chemistry to satisfy hungry rom-com audiences. Sean O'Connell
Netflix’s The Old Guard Review: Kick-Ass Action Meets Cool Mythology Release Date: Jul 10, 2020 Netflix’s The Old Guard Review: Kick-Ass Action Meets Cool Mythology The concept of immortality is a fascinating one that the film explores thoughtfully from a wide variety of angles, and perceptions on it have a fantastic way of morphing the characters motivations, moralities, and convictions (heroes and villains alike). Eric Eisenberg
Apple TV+’s Greyhound Review: Not So Much A Movie As A Series Of Battle Scenes Release Date: Jul 10, 2020 Apple TV+’s Greyhound Review: Not So Much A Movie As A Series Of Battle Scenes [T]his is actually a rare modern Hollywood film that clocks in at about 80 minutes when its end credits start to roll – though that’s not really all that surprising when you consider how much time plot and character development typically take up in movies. Eric Eisenberg
Disney+'s Hamilton Review: Fans Of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Masterpiece Will Be Satisfied Release Date: Jul 03, 2020 Disney+'s Hamilton Review: Fans Of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Masterpiece Will Be Satisfied At the end of the day, this is Hamilton, as performed by the original Broadway cast, which means it’s brilliant. Sean O'Connell
Irresistible Review: A Smart Ending Saves A Blah Comedy Release Date: Jun 26, 2020 Irresistible Review: A Smart Ending Saves A Blah Comedy [A]s a vehicle for the message Jon Stewart wants to get across with the movie, it equates to sticking a high performance engine built for a Maserati underneath the hood of a faux-wood-paneled minivan. Eric Eisenberg
Amazon Prime's My Spy Review: Not As Bad As It Could Be, But Also Not Good Release Date: Jun 26, 2020 Amazon Prime's My Spy Review: Not As Bad As It Could Be, But Also Not Good [I]t doesn’t manage to flip the script on the sub-genre and coalesce as a film that can legitimately be called entertainment that the entire family can wholly enjoy. Eric Eisenberg
Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga Review: A Comedy Full Of Missed Opportunity Release Date: Jun 26, 2020 Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga Review: A Comedy Full Of Missed Opportunity Save for a few legitimately good gags with excellent payoffs, it plays too safe to the point where it ceases being a comedy about the event and instead starts feeling more like a commercial. Eric Eisenberg
You Should Have Left Review: Don’t Ignore The Title’s Warning Release Date: Jun 19, 2020 You Should Have Left Review: Don’t Ignore The Title’s Warning [The house is] the kind of setting that is expressive enough to qualify as a character within the story… and unfortunately it’s the most interesting one that the film presents. Eric Eisenberg
Netflix's Da 5 Bloods Review: A Blistering And Vital Spike Lee Joint Release Date: Jun 12, 2020 Netflix's Da 5 Bloods Review: A Blistering And Vital Spike Lee Joint A compelling treasure hunt story, with an extremely powerful undercurrent that’s provided by the history of our country, and the deep scars of war. Sean O'Connell
Disney+'s Artemis Fowl Review: A Garbled Plot Drains The Fun From Fowl Release Date: Jun 12, 2020 Disney+'s Artemis Fowl Review: A Garbled Plot Drains The Fun From Fowl The mythology’s too dense for young ones, and the execution’s too simplistic for advanced audiences. It’s a surprising misfire by Sir Kenneth Branagh. Sean O'Connell