Geek Girl Riot
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Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the test of what it means to be a hero and what it costs...This movie has a heartbeat.
Posted Dec 29, 2021
Shang-Chi takes me back to the wuxia & other martial arts films I grew up with but also blends pop culture with Chinese mythology. It's a bit hodge-podge in parts but the cast is fab and the story ties in nicely to the larger MCU. Also Tony Leung forever.
Posted Sep 1, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Kaiju and mecha and retina sizzling action, for people like me that's a dopamine high.
Posted Mar 31, 2021
To All the Boys: Always and Forever is a nice way to wrap up the trilogy-very sweet with lots of growing pains-I give it a 'aww, ain't that sweet' rating. Fans of the series are going to enjoy it.
Posted Feb 12, 2021
A very gentle film about very real hardships...a decidedly American story.
Posted Feb 10, 2021
Malcolm & Marie (2021)
Shot like a 1950s thriller, Malcolm & Marie is a romantic duel about the spaces between lovers and how they are widened or filled up, depending on the lovers themselves and how allergic they are to the truth.
Posted Feb 3, 2021
Outside the Wire (2021)
Mackie and Idris play well off each other. The characters are well defined, which makes you feel good about taking this frenetic journey with them.
Posted Jan 13, 2021
Jingle Jangle is a dream come true. A gift of exuberant, original, Black joy - told through magic and music. And the fact we get it for Christmas rings all the bells. Hopefully it'll become a new holiday classic.
Posted Nov 13, 2020
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)
A very engaging coming-of-age for the second time around story. Contemplative and hilarious and awkward. 40YOV is all about seeing yourself from a new perspective and also dealing with the ways mourning someone changes your view of yourself.
Posted Oct 7, 2020
The plotting might be a little predictable but so what? The characters and world are well worth it--you won't have any disappointments in their superpowered super spy adventures.
Posted Sep 22, 2020
The Devil All the Time (2020)
Rife with decay and the suppurating evil that lies beneath the hearts of nefarious people--The Devil All the Time is dismal and yet faintly dazzling; somewhat like the hell on earth it portrays.
Posted Sep 16, 2020
Lara Jean learns a lot of lessons--she changes and she grows--but she never becomes anything other than herself. It's always her discovering new sides of herself. That's so important for young women to see.
Posted Jan 29, 2020
What's most affecting about WAVES is how slice-of-life it is, and how deeply that knife can cut.
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Lion King (2019)
Why don't I feel the same today as I did when I watched the original? Animation [is] much more expressive...this film is so deeply photorealistic the expressiveness of these characters is lost.
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Tom Holland encapsulates both Spider-Man and Peter Parker better than anyone I've seen.
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
There's a lot I want to say about Always Be My Maybe but it's mostly squealing and giggling in glee. Neither predictable or clichéd, instead ABMM hits all the tropes--which makes it an enjoyable character driven rom-com that I, personally, loved.
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Every generation has their teen movie but BOOKSMART does something different. Not only does it center two female leads who are empowered and supportive of each other, it is also nonstop realness that is true and pure and hilarious.
Posted May 22, 2019