Reviews

Netflix's Mank Review: Equal Parts Brilliant Cinematic Homage And Fascinating Biopic Release Date: Dec 04, 2020 Netflix's Mank Review [I]t paints a fascinating portrait of a fascinating man.
Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Review: Chadwick Boseman And Viola Davis Are Phenomenal In A Cinematic Gut Punch Release Date: Dec 18, 2020 Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Review Right from the outset [Chadwick Boseman's] charisma is hypnotic... but the conflict of the story grinds him down, and the emotional transformation is stunning. Eric Eisenberg
Half Brothers Review: A Series Of Plot Contrivances Capped With Emotional Manipulation Release Date: Dec 04, 2020 Half Brothers Review It’s obvious and simplistic, and worst of all has a plot entirely built on coincidence and contrivance that undermines both the comedy and the drama. Eric Eisenberg
Disney+’s Black Beauty Review: A Pretty Story For Younger Viewers Only Release Date: Nov 27, 2020 Disney+’s Black Beauty Review [F]or anybody who has seen the story of Black Beauty before, or is simply too old for it, the new version will likely be little more than a Thanksgiving Weekend distraction. Dirk Libbey
The Croods: A New Age Review: A Cute, Colorful, Simple Sequel… With Some Unfortunate Timing Release Date: Nov 25, 2020 The Croods: A New Age Review It’s inoffensive, and by the end has a positive moral, but it also doesn’t leave much of an impression or foster a much of an emotional impact. Eric Eisenberg
Hulu's Happiest Season Review: A Sweet And Super Funny Holiday Treat Release Date: Nov 25, 2020 Hulu's Happiest Season Review It’s successfully both traditional and modern, telling a story with very real characters, but it also never misses a moment to be laugh-out-loud funny. Eric Eisenberg
Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles 2 Review: A Heartwarming Adventure That Continues A Potential Holiday Tradition Release Date: Nov 25, 2020 Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles 2 Review Chris Columbus and his talented cast of actors have put together something really heartfelt, and it deserves to continue as a Christmas tradition for years to come. Mike Reyes
Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy Review: Amy Adams Delivers A Strong Performance In A Listless Drama Release Date: Nov 24, 2020 Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy Review Save for its best performances, it’s merely another rote story about basic family drama and accepting one’s own roots, and is unable to possess any real emotional impact. Eric Eisenberg
Sound Of Metal Review: Riz Ahmed Is Incredible In This Brutal, Affecting Drama Release Date: Nov 20, 2020 Sound Of Metal Review It not only features some of the best work of Riz Ahmed’s young career, but instantly establishes Darius Marder as a filmmaker to keep an exceptionally close eye on. Eric Eisenberg
Hulu’s Run Review: A Captivating Thriller With A Top Notch Turn From Sarah Paulson Release Date: Nov 20, 2020 Hulu’s Run Review [O]ne of the best and most surprising thrillers of the year. Eric Eisenberg
Netflix’s The Princess Switch: Switched Again Review: A Predictable Holiday Rom-Com Recipe With A Wild Card Vanessa Hudgens Performance Release Date: Nov 19, 2020 Netflix’s The Princess Switch: Switched Again Review Princess Switch 2 checks all the boxes in terms of atmospheric glee and heartfelt moments, but it goes for the safe and generic direction when possible. Sarah El-Mahmoud
Disney+’s LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Review: Cute, But Also Basically A Star Wars Clip Show Release Date: Nov 17, 2020 Disney+’s LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Review The wrap-around story is cute enough, but it also jams a MacGuffin into the plot that has the sole purpose of turning the whole enterprise into a clip show. Eric Eisenberg
Ammonite Review: Kate Winslet And Saoirse Ronan’s Passionate Romance Comes Paired With Mediocre Drama Release Date: Nov 13, 2020 Ammonite Review Fans of romantic dramas, Kate Winslet, and/or Saoirse Ronan will find plenty to appreciate in Ammonite... Eric Eisenberg