A Fantastic Woman – A- (90%RT) In the immediate aftermath of her partner’s death, trans-woman Marina, has to navigate prejudice with his family. Poignant & classy.
A Quiet Place – B+ (96%RT) Thank god her labor is like 90 seconds long.
Annihilation – A- (92%RT) Far superior to the book this adaptation is beautiful, disturbing, and unnerving. One of the year’s best.
Black Panther – B+ (97%RT) Probably the best and most important Marvel movie to date.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – B+ – (97%RT) Genius inventor that was dismissed for her good looks. Without her invention we wouldn’t have wi-fi, bluetooth, spy satellites, and more.
Cloverfield Paradox – B- (16%RT) Serviceable space adventure that marginally fits into the Cloverfield Universe. Explains how it came to be but felt like a TV movie.
Game Night – B- (82%RT) Some legitimate “Oh my god!” moments make up for the fact that the main characters have no sense of self-preservation, the bad guys are all inept fools, and the holes in the plot can be overlooked.
I Feel Pretty – A- (35%RT) Renee wishes she were “beautiful” but insteads learns confidence and positivity are way sexier. Funny, sweet, and a great message.
Keep the Change – B+ (100%RT) A New York RomCom about two adults with autism. Funny, sweet, and touching.
Love, Simon – B (91%RT) A John Hughes-esque love story for Gen-Z about a teen struggling to come out. Sweet and kind and lovely.
Molly’s Game – A- (82%RT) – True story of Molly Bloom ex-Olympian who ran the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the U.S. and how the FBI caught her. Fascinating and quick paced.
Phantom Thread – A- (91%RT) – This movie about a jerky fashion designer and his muse wraps around you like a beautiful piece of silk. The third act will leave you talking about it for days afterwards.
Ready Player One – B+ (76%) – Faithful to the book only in spirit this fun action, adventure, VR Willy Wonka is a true Spielberg classic.
The Endless – B (96%RT) – Two brothers return to the “UFO death cult” they left ten years earlier only to discover that maybe the cult wasn’t lying.
The Post – B+ (88%RT) – Extremely relevant into today’s political climate, this film tackles the First Amendment amongst government corruption and sanctions.
Veronica – B- (88%) – Routinely referred to as “the scariest movie on Netflix” this moody possession film is about as scary as a Twilight Zone episode.