Leigh Monson has been a professional film critic and writer for six years, with bylines at Birth.Movies.Death., SlashFilm, and Polygon. Attorney by day, cinephile by night, and delicious snack by mid-afternoon, Leigh loves queer cinema and deconstructing genre tropes. If you like insights into recent films and love stupid puns, you can follow them on Twitter.
'Stillwater' avoids being a misfire by at least being interesting to parse, but don’t expect its ultimate purpose to resonate emotionally.
Credit to the clearly talented parties who tried to build art upon an artless foundation, but it's a depressing waste of those talents.
Whether this meal is suited to your palate is something only you can decide, but it’s hard to argue that it isn’t a well-crafted dish.
“Y’all wanna hear a story about why me& this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.”
There just isn’t enough here to recommend 'Infinite' as more than background noise for a lazy afternoon.
For all the effort on display from an expanded budget, there just isn’t enough indication of what that effort is ultimately for.
It’s hard to watch 'Dream Horse' and not wonder if we’ve run out of interesting ways to tell an underdog sports narrative.
Guy Ritchie’s trademark boyish braggadocio seems to have finally caught up with the realities of aging out of being a kid with something to prove.
'Shadow and Bone' is trying to show way too much in too little time, leaving its best intentions emotionally stunted and inert.
Empathetic inclusion in our broadest forms of entertainment gives hope that the tide can turn against hate.
'The Courier' is an entertaining film for how it pulls together a compelling tale of camaraderie from the auspices of a spy thriller.
'Cosmic Sin' doesn’t have a worthwhile story to tell, but even if it did, it just doesn’t have the spectacle to back it up.
'Chaos Walking' makes for a pleasant surprise in the wake of years of cynicism about its chances of success.
'Keep An Eye Out' is a curiosity that requires little time investment and has the potential to create new Quentin Dupieux fans.
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