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Carla Hay

Carla Hay
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Alone (2020) This movie is proof that you don't need flashy action stunts or a large cast to make a very effective thriller.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2020
86% On The Rocks (2020) The performances of Rashida Jones and [Bill] Murray are the best parts of what could have been a very pedestrian movie. [It's] very much in the mold of a Woody Allen film ... because the movie wants to be about how privileged neurotics need love too.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
50% The Witches (2020) Roald Dahl's The Witches should've been named Anne Hathaway Hamming It Up as a Witch, because that's really the main attraction for this duller-than-it-should-be movie.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
No Score Yet Do Not Reply (2020) The filmmakers of Do Not Reply must think that Lifetime hasn't made enough 'women in peril' movies where the killer has a thing for targeting cheerleaders ... Do Not Reply is irredeemable garbage.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
60% Halloween Party (2020) Halloween Party is a horror movie that bit off more than it could chew ... Most of the movie's acting is so bad, it's more cringe-inducing than the movie's intended scares.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
96% Shithouse (2020) This 'slice of life' film realistically portrays that the college experience isn't just one big party ... The concept isn't very original, but there's enough authenticity in how this story is depicted that it can strike an emotional chord with people.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% Luz: The Flower of Evil (2019) Luz: the Flower of Evil is the type of horror movie that skillfully and disturbingly shows how blind trust can be used as one of the worst weapons to get people to commit heinous acts.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
No Score Yet Killer Therapy (2020) Taking a very well-worn horror concept (a 'bad seed' child becomes a serial killer), Killer Therapy is a sometimes entertaining but mostly cringeworthy horror movie that is so tacky and badly filmed that it verges on being campy. ‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
19% 2 Hearts (2020) 2 Hearts certainly has an inspiring message. It's just unfortunate that it's delivered in a very uninspired and trite manner by a very corny screenplay and some awkward acting.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
41% Honest Thief (2020) Honest Thief is just another unimpressive action showcase for [Liam] Neeson as yet another angry and misunderstood loner who's out for self-righteous vengeance ... Anyone expecting high-quality entertainment from Honest Thief will definitely feel cheated.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
No Score Yet Mighty Ira (2020) [The movie] has a conventional approach in many ways but makes unconventional choices in other ways ... [There is] a compelling segment on the unlikely friendship between [former ACLU chief Ira] Glasser and ultra-conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
93% Love and Monsters (2020) Thanks to assured direction, a genre-blending original story, and an appealing cast of characters, Love and Monsters is a crowd-pleaser that invites people into a world that's very perilous to live in, but it's a world that viewers will want to revisit.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
No Score Yet Alone (2020) #Alive is a much better interpretation of the same story. It's hard to like a zombie movie that won't show human survivors as well-rounded people ... Viewers still won't know much about the main characters by the end of the movie.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
6% The Doorman (2020) The characters you expect to get killed are the ones who get killed. The characters you expect to survive are the ones who survive. There are video games that are better than this cliché-ridden, soulless movie.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
99% Time (2020) It's a story that's a true example of extraordinary persistence, love, and hope.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
50% Evil Eye (2020) Evil Eye might disappoint people who are expecting more action scenes, but the movie is commendable as a sobering reflection on domestic abuse and parents' fears that their children might be doomed to repeat the same mistakes that the parents made.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
60% Nocturne (2020) [It] doesn't do a lot that's very innovative, but quality performances from the cast and the movie's ability to maintain an unsettling tone ... make it worth watching for people who want to see a teen horror story that isn't a predictable slasher movie.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
76% Black Box (2020) Black Box has some familiar influences, but the movie has its own unique elements that make it a worthwhile offering for people who like horror movies where a lot of terror can exist in someone's mind.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
44% The Lie (2020) Above-average acting from the lead actors in the cast can't quite save this convoluted mess of a movie ... Because the movie has too many characters who do too many incredibly stupid things, The Lie lacks credibility as a suspense thriller.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
100% Totally Under Control (2020) Even though Totally Under Control will be rendered obsolete ... because of rapidly developing news stories about the COVID-19 pandemic, the movie is best viewed as a time capsule for what went wrong in the first crucial months of the pandemic.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
64% She's in Portland (2020) If people wonder where are all the good movies about male bonding that don't involve action-packed stunts, war combat or juvenile comedy, then point them in the direction of She's in Portland, a gem of a film that deserves to be discovered.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
72% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) With its intriguing story, The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw has plenty of creepy and gruesome images, along with subtle commentary about feminine power and oppression, that make it an above-average horror film.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
30% The War with Grandpa (2020) [It's] is not the worst comedy ever, but it's another unnecessary embarrassment that's tainted [Robert] De Niro's illustrious career. The man who starred in the classic 1982 film The King of Comedy has now become the king of bad senior-citizen comedy.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
90% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a mostly entertaining comedic horror movie, but it will also make people think about the types of cops who are corrupt and bad-tempered, compared to the criminals they are supposed to catch.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2020
84% Yellow Rose (2020) The movie takes a critical look at the [U.S. immigration] system without being exploitative ... [However], Yellow Rose glosses over the rampant discrimination issues in country music.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
57% Shortcut (2020) The only thing that Shortcut gets right is the movie's title, which could describe how this vapid horror flick bypasses anything resembling a good story.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
74% Once Upon a River (2020) [It's] an uncompromising, unrelenting look at issues that go deep when it comes to family problems, feeling isolated, and reaching out to find an emotional connection with someone who cares. ‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
98% Spontaneous (2020) Thanks to a brutally sardonic performance by Katherine Langford, it could become a cult classic for teen films ... Even without the bloody scenes, the message is ... Life can be messy. You can either be afraid or live each day as if it's your last.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
50% Then Came You (2020) If you want a romantic comedy that realistically shows that men don't have to be jerks and women don't have to be desperate to fall in love, then you'll have to look elsewhere, because Then Came You panders to the worst rom-com stereotypes.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
46% LX 2048 (2020) Unfortunately, LX 2048 is so concerned with trying to dazzle the audience with sci-fi concepts that the people in the movie are as emotionally hollow as the human clones.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
No Score Yet The Racer (2020) The Racer is a fictional story but it's a competent dramatic depiction of the real-life issues faced by a doper cyclist whose entire self-esteem is wrapped up in the sport.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
57% I've Got Issues (2020) Some people will automatically like this movie because they think it will make them look like they're in on some kind of cool inside joke. But people who don't want to be subjected to tedious junk should avoid I've Got Issues altogether.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
14% Tar (2020) Tar delivers exactly what it appears to be: It's a low-budget horror flick that mostly succeeds in blending deliberately tacky horror with an impish sense of humor.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
92% Possessor: Uncut (2020) The movie's storyline is sometimes a bit choppy, but if people can handle the film's dark themes and uniquely horrifying imagery, then Possessor Uncut is worth watching for some unnerving depictions of mind power and control.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
75% Hosts (2020) Hosts isn't the kind of movie that's revolutionary, because it sticks to a lot of familiar tropes ... But it does those tropes so well that it's going to make people feel very tense and unsettled during the most disturbing and suspenseful scenes.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
83% Misbehaviour (2020) If people are in the mood for a feel-good feminist drama and more insight into the 1970 Miss World Pageant controversies, then Misbehaviour strikes the right balance of being entertaining and informative.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
88% Save Yourselves! (2020) Save Yourselves! starts out as a couple trying to survive their relationship and end up just trying to survive ... [T]his movie is a ride worth taking as long as viewers don't expect a conventional ending.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
91% The Dark Divide (2020) People should not expect a fast-paced wilderness adventure story with this quietly effective movie because it's about facing grief and inner demons instead of any dangerous creatures in the woods.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
68% The Artist's Wife (2020) Ultimately, the movie's occasional lack of cohesion is superseded by the good (but not great) performances by lead actors Lena Olin and Bruce Dern.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
100% The Stylist (2020) In its own disquieting way, The Stylist exposes that a serial killer who has a veneer of 'normality' can be much more terrifying than an obvious, out-of-control psycho.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
100% Ten Minutes To Midnight (2020) Ten Minutes to Midnight achieves a rare balancing act of depicting serious social issues ... while still maintaining a sense of gory fun ... There's enough offbeat hilarity in the movie that will bring some laughs with the expected chills.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
76% 12 Hour Shift (2020) In its darkly comedic way, the movie will make you think twice about what could happen if you're unconscious in a hospital and a drug-addicted nurse wants to steal your medication or maybe one of your organs.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
No Score Yet Somebody Up There Likes Me (2019) [It's] engaging but not particularly insightful ... This documentary doesn't go deep into [Ronnie Wood's] psyche, but it scratches just enough beneath his public image for people to have a better understanding of who he is.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
69% The Argument (2020) If people are willing to keep watching The Argument until the 'script reading' scenes, it will be worth the wait, because those scenes redeem what could have been a completely annoying movie.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
72% Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles (2020) [It's] a thoroughly enjoyable look into the process of how this Feast of Versailles event was produced, as well as an insightful peek into the personalities of the chefs who created the event's masterful dessert art.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
No Score Yet One Hour Outcall (2020) [It] doesn't follow the usual clichés of how sex workers are normally portrayed in narrative movies ... One Hour Outcall isn't a sweeping overview of escort work but rather a compelling and intimate snapshot of the emotional toll it takes on one woman.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
100% The Swerve (2020) [Azure] Skye's memorable portrayal of a desperately unhappy wife and mother is what holds this film together, because the movie's pace tends to drag for too long, and the story leaves many questions unanswered. ‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
89% Kajillionaire (2020) Kajillionaire takes viewers on a sometimes unsettling, sometimes humorous ride that ultimately shows how the pursuit of money over everything else is not worth the cost of losing one's humanity.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
66% Rent-A-Pal (2020) The majority of the film looks like it could have been a disturbing psychological study ... But then, Rent-A-Pal went down a very unimaginative and cliché horror path toward the end of the film.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
67% Tom of Your Life (2020) Unfortunately, the movie (written and directed by Jeremy 'Jer' Sklar) wastes a lot of time with scenes that don't really go anywhere, unexplained plot holes, and some uneven acting by Sklar, who also stars in the movie.‐ Culture Mix
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020