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Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll

I don’t know if this idea warrants anything more than a few weird minutes, but I am definitely curious to see the angry tweets it generates.  

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Onward (2020)

While it can’t hit and hold the same high notes as its classic predecessors, fans of the genre will find that Onward is still better than just about anything out there.

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Richard Jewell (2019)

Ultimately, Richard Jewell plays like an immense tragedy, the garbage-strewn mess left after a media circus moves its dog-and-pony show somewhere else.

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The Goldfinch (2019)
Two and Half Stars

I haven’t read the book, and it may be better than what we see here.  One thing’s for certain:  This movie is not a convincing advertisement for it. 

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Spies in Disguise (2019)

The one good thing about this story makes all of its flaws that much more frustrating.  

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Midway (2019)
Two and Half Stars

Midway marked a turning point in the Pacific Theater, and such monumental events deserve a sturdier and more diligent depiction than they get with this film.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Two and Half Stars

After 119 minutes, I couldn’t tell whether this film needed a little something more or less of everything.

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Worst Films of 2019

I can’t remember seeing so many productions waste so much money and talent.  We’ve talked about the best, now let’s talk about the bombs.

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The Best Films of 2019

No list could ever satisfy everybody everywhere, but the following compilation makes me happy, and that’s the most important thing of all.

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

What follows feels like a blend of The Babysitters Club and low-calorie Indiana Jones.

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