Tyrese Gibson and Naomie Harris star in BLACK and  BLUE.BLACK AND BLUE

“While providing plenty of action and suspense, it’s what this film says about race and policing that makes it stand out.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies




“It’s a cool idea. So what happened? How did an idea with such horror movie potential end up being such horror-free pablum?” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine




Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Jesse Eisenberg hold torches while looking up in Zombieland: Double TapZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

“It may not be THE GODFATHER, PART II, but on its own terms, it’s a worthy follow-up.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“It’s not every day that a guy can say a zombie movie lifted their spirits, but I felt really good after leaving the theater and if you are a fan of the first ZOMBIELAND, you will too.” – Bryon McNeal, NerdCaliber

“Sure it’s chaotic and over-the-top, but that is just what it needs to be to bring this second chapter of the ZOMBIELAND saga to a satisfying close. And if the final scenes leave the door open for a third ZOMBIELAND film, so be it.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine


A family huddles together folding pizza boxes in Bong Joon Ho's film ParasitePARASITE

“This is how movies should be made.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“You won’t see what’s coming, but when it does, you’ll realize the map that has led you there was embedded in every shot.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices


Two brothers sit across from each other at a dark table holding hands in the documentary Tell Me Who I AmTELL ME WHO I AM

“Much of the horror spills out unbidden, and Alex puts many of the pieces together himself, but it’s only here — in this very film — that the brothers finally confront the past, and the truth, in all its brutality… and, in so doing, repair a two-decade rift.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Media Network


Aaron Paul looks rough around the edges in the movie El CaminoEL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE

“We didn’t need EL CAMINO, but at the end of the day, I’m glad we got it.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE Media Network



Pumpkins movie poster with man with pumpkin head holding a hatchetPUMPKINS

“If you were able to relax and enjoy the first half of PUMPKINS, the payoff of the second half is your reward. While it’s clear the film must have had budgetary constraints tighter than an Elizabethian corset, Metheringham and her cast and crew make up for it with lots of energy and shoestring cinematic ingenuity.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine


Will Smith on a motorcycle in the movie Gemini ManGEMINI MAN

“GEMINI MAN is a weird movie that had the potential to be significantly better than it actually is.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential


Sheri Moon Zombie wearing an Indian headdress and holding a bow in 3 From Hell3 FROM HELL

“Returning to the material which produced THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005), Rob Zombie resurrects his most cherished characters in 3 FROM HELL (2019)—and in reanimating them, undoes nearly everything the prior film accomplished. – Jake Mulligan, DigBoston


Joaquin Phoenix in the movie Joker in full clown makeup and a suit waiting in an elevatorJOKER

“Director Phillips, best known for the inane HANGOVER movies, wants to show he can be serious and profound, but has bitten off more than he can chew.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“This version of The Joker that we get is okay, but the movie around him needed to be much stronger.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The chance to do something great gets lost as deep thoughts about the human condition gets truncated to make room for a checklist of the character’s canon requirements.” – John Black, Gruesome Magazine