Super Dark Times (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 29th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Super Dark Times might not earn its blood-soaked finale, but that doesn’t make what happens up to that point any less compelling, Phillips in the end proving himself to be a strong directorial talent worth keeping an eye on.

Super Dark Times might not earn its blood-soaked finale, but that doesn’t make what happens up to that point any less compelling, Phillips in the end proving himself to be a strong directorial talent worth keeping an eye on.

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 28th, 2017 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Ignorant bullies weaponizing sexism, homophobia and racism deserve to be silenced, and whether they’re on the tennis court, inside corporate boardroom or even heaven forbid in the gosh darn White House, it’s about time we all follow Billie Jean King’s example and do whatever we can to shut them up, hopefully this time for good.

Ignorant bullies weaponizing sexism, homophobia and racism deserve to be silenced, and whether they’re on the tennis court, inside corporate boardroom or even heaven forbid in the gosh darn White House, it’s about time we all follow Billie Jean King’s example and do whatever we can to shut them up, hopefully this time for good.

Friend Request (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 22nd, 2017 - Movie Reviews

For all its potential, Friend Request deserves to be ignored, swiping left and forgetting about this film entirely the only course of action I can in good conscience recommend.

For all its potential, Friend Request deserves to be ignored, swiping left and forgetting about this film entirely the only course of action I can in good conscience recommend.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 22nd, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a tone-deaf, oftentimes frustrating, frequently insulting and moderately offensive exercise in gruesome misogynistic excess that’s made almost as if to convince pubescent 13-year-old boys it’s perfectly okay to treat women as ditzy dolls and little else.

Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a tone-deaf, oftentimes frustrating, frequently insulting and moderately offensive exercise in gruesome misogynistic excess that’s made almost as if to convince pubescent 13-year-old boys it’s perfectly okay to treat women as ditzy dolls and little else.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 22nd, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Like a great piece of sketch comedy, all of the numerous vignettes feeding the central storyline are so consistently amusing the fact The LEGO Ninjago Movie goes way beyond nonsensical into the realm of outright absurdity isn’t as big a problem as it might otherwise have been.

Like a great piece of sketch comedy, all of the numerous vignettes feeding the central storyline are so consistently amusing the fact The LEGO Ninjago Movie goes way beyond nonsensical into the realm of outright absurdity isn’t as big a problem as it might otherwise have been.

68 Kill (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 15th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

68 Kill never quite goes in the direction I was anticipating, the last third a bloodcurdling descent into revoltingly juvenile torture, madness and depravity the likes of which that had me disgusted and intrigued in just about equal measure.

68 Kill never quite goes in the direction I was anticipating, the last third a bloodcurdling descent into revoltingly juvenile torture, madness and depravity the likes of which that had me disgusted and intrigued in just about equal measure.

American Assassin (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 15th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Gleefully Violent American Assassin a Jingoistic Waste of Time There’s a moment in American Assassin that’s perfect. The film’s villain, a renegade former U.S. Navy officer known only by his nickname “Ghost” and portrayed by John Carter and Lone Survivor star Taylor Kitsch, has captured clandestine CIA operative, and his former superior, Stan Hurley and […]

Gleefully Violent American Assassin a Jingoistic Waste of Time There’s a moment in American Assassin that’s perfect. The film’s villain, a renegade former U.S. Navy officer known only by his nickname “Ghost” and portrayed by John Carter and Lone Survivor star Taylor Kitsch, has captured clandestine CIA operative, and his former superior, Stan Hurley and […]

First They Killed My Father (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 15th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father isn’t for the faint of heart. While lightness and love do enter the picture, mostly this adaptation of Ung’s best-selling 2000 memoir is an emotionally exhausting journey that strands the viewer in something akin to a constant state of shock.

Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father isn’t for the faint of heart. While lightness and love do enter the picture, mostly this adaptation of Ung’s best-selling 2000 memoir is an emotionally exhausting journey that strands the viewer in something akin to a constant state of shock.

Mother! (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 15th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Darren Aronofsky’s latest mind-bending, psychologically dense feature Mother! is an indescribable piece of lurid pulp fiction that has to be seen to be believed.

Darren Aronofsky’s latest mind-bending, psychologically dense feature Mother! is an indescribable piece of lurid pulp fiction that has to be seen to be believed.

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