Deirdre Crimmins Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 59% The House That Jack Built (2018) It's unkind toward humanity as a whole, and offers no reprieve... For those who accept that darkness, and need a good belly laugh at its expense, The House That Jack Built is one of the best films of 2018.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) 'Hereditary' is unsettling, terrifying, and brutal. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
5/5 66% Suspiria (2018) This Suspiria is wholly its own film and offers frantic energy and lush visuals to make for a nearly perfect cinematic experience.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
9/10 95% Spy (2015) Funny, empowering, and avoids the slippery slope of mean comedy.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
9/10 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) The animation is perfectly beautiful, and the sequences with flying origami completely capture the audience's imagination.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
9/10 92% Anomalisa (2015) The marionette puppets show more humanity than many other live actors in the theater today.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4.5/5 56% The First Purge (2018) It's entertaining, but do not mistake its popcorn-friendly veneer for a lack of substance or morality.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4.5/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night takes a big gamble in both visual style and storytelling structure, and it hits the jackpot. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4.5/5 94% Jallikattu (2019) The brilliance of Jallikattu is the coexistence of its diametrically opposing natures. It has a simple story, but it's excruciatingly complex in execution. It's rural, but still crowded with people. Most of all, it's both beautiful and violent. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
8.5/10 60% Sisters (2015) Sisters is such a funny movie, I honestly began to question if I was somehow mixing up my affection for Fey and Poehler with cinematic success.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
8.5/10 98% Inside Out (2015) Inside Out is a brilliant and touching film that shows Pixar has not lost its touch.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8.5/10 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) I am happy to report that Pitch Perfect 2 is one of those rare sequels that satisfies fans.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8.5/10 84% Trainwreck (2015) The freshness of Trainweck does not come from the plot, it comes from the film's attitude towards dating and love. Simply put, Amy is never treated like a problem that needs fixing.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8.5/10 79% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) A delightfully silly breath of fresh air to remind us that Hollywood is capable periodically removing its own head from its a--.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
8/10 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) In typical Coen fashion this film is absolutely hilarious and toes the line between being honestly clever and too cute for its own good.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
8/10 76% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Age of Ultron knew to keep a good thing going and I am happy to report that this film is honestly really funny too.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Just the type of gateway horror that will fuel nightmares for an entire generation of kids, just as the books did with my own generation.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
8/10 74% The BFG (2016) Thankfully Disney and Steven Spielberg decided to tackle the giant story, and the results are magical.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
8/10 83% The Overnight (2015) Getting to spend some time with these three-dimensional characters, seeing the world through their eyes, was a welcome diversion from our own lives.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8/10 92% Sicario (2015) Sicario is a different sort of action film; one that both raises the body count and asks the audience to keep thinking throughout the film.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission: Impossible keeps its high quality consistent into the sixth entry of this summer staple.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) 'Deadpool 2' is the rare but welcome sequel that not only lives up to expectations, but does so by not completely rehashing the first film.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 80% Alpha (2018) It's a simple story with straightforward characters, but this simplicity allows its characters to grow and the audience to become immersed in their world.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) The 2018 Halloween is a worthy entry into the often wavering franchise. It enhances the characters of both Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, and adds to the mythology of The Shape, rather than detracting from them. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) It's funny, sweet, and the rare movie for kids that adults can get a kick out of as well.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 56% Tag (2018) The film never stops playing, and the gags never get old.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 84% Mohawk (2018) Mohawk is by no means perfect, but it's unlike any other recent film, and I'm grateful for that.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) The themes of loss and trust veined throughout the film feed into the feeling of hopelessness and haunting. Though we're just barely feeling a chill in the air, The Little Stranger is the start of this year's horror film season.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give is powerful and should be compulsory viewing. Its simple approach to these complex issues is appreciated, and makes its clear point accessible to the young audience for whom it was created.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 73% Christopher Robin (2018) I was left utterly charmed by it and I hope other big kids will give it a shot.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians is the rare film that shows we can have it all.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 92% We the Animals (2018) We the Animals is not your typical coming-of-age movie. It takes its time to find the real story, dig into the characters, and let you watch them grow, however painful that may be.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 83% Creed II (2018) Just as Adonis Creed is a worthy of the Apollo Creed legacy, Creed II is another deserving addition to the Rocky canon.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
4/5 94% Transit (2019) Transit impeccably highlights the experiences of refugees by creating a world that is, sadly, timeless.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 86% The Wife (2018) Thankfully, [the] missteps don't detract from the central focuses of the film: Joan and her relationship to Joe. Their relationship carries The Wife into (near) greatness.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 81% Fast Color (2019) I can honestly say that Fast Color made me believe in magic again. The magic of strong female bonds. The magic of the wonder of world. And best of all, the magic of movies.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 45% A Breath Away (Dans la brume) (2019) 'Dans la brume' is an excellent little film about the death of civilization as we know it.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 93% Us (2019) Nyong'o defies comparison to other horror heroines since she pulls double duty as both victim and monster. I cannot recall the last time an actor made my skin crawl for the entire length of her introduction, and every single moment on screen thereafter.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux is a singular experience, for better and occasionally worse, and it heartily stands apart from the crowd of other stories about ingénues.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 84% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) While The Other Side of the Wind is not the easiest or most pleasant filmgoing experience, it's so chock full of delicious rhetoric and visual artistry that it can't be ignored. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 93% Giant Little Ones (2019) Best of all, it shows that teens are not a monolith.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not is everything you want out of a solid horror comedy: blood, humor, and a kiss of social commentary.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/5 93% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) The doc neither glamorizes nor mythologizes her life. She's shown as a strong woman, doing what she can to get through the only life she knows. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 89% Chiwawa (Chiwawa-chan) (2019) An incredible coming-of-age film that openly acknowledges that there's no end in sight for anyone's personal growth, no finish line for maturity, and no single version of a person that's any more valid than another. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 84% The Brink (2019) Just like Bannon himself, there's far more going on beneath the surface. The documentary is actually a sly, biting critique of a man who thinks he has the world fooled.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Sleekly produced, internally cohesive, and wildly overdue, Horror Noire offers up some much-needed diversity in the long line of horror documentation.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Beksinscy. Album wideofoniczny (2017) [Beksinscy. Album wideofoniczny] is a wonderfully edited glimpse into the relationship between painter and son.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 75% I Trapped The Devil (2019) It may sound like I Trapped the Devil is an absurdist dark comedy or a boring thought exercise, but the experience of watching it makes for a tense, slow-burn horror film.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 100% Princess of the Row (2019) Princess of the Row is a loving look at a small family that just want to get through life with whatever comforts they can find. If that isn't universal, I don't know what is.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 84% Depraved (2019) Depraved is director Larry Fessenden's take on the Frankenstein story, with his own modern twist. The update makes it gloriously timely without losing any of the underlying tragedy of the original tale.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019