Sara Michelle Fetters

Sara Michelle Fetters
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 35% Glass (2019) I was riveted with the breadth and depth of Shyamalan's continued dissection of comic book mythology and culture.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/4 78% Pledge (2019) A purposefully exploitive mixed bag to say the least.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
1.5/4 40% The Upside (2019) A tedious slog that plays up a number of regressive stereotypes and caricatures while also lapsing into cheap, sexually questionable bits of slapstick comedy I found personally loathsome.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/4 86% Rust Creek (2019) What's great about Lipson's script is that she doesn't make even a passing attempt to transform this story into a romance.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
2.5/4 53% Escape Room (2019) Robitel sets up a number of winning set pieces for his characters to attempt to get themselves out of.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/4 71% Destroyer (2018) Thanks in large part to Kidman's internalized tenacious ferocity, Destroyer became a cold-blooded thriller I had no wish to tear my eyes away from.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) This movie is a marvel. See it at once.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
3.5/4 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) The film is a magnificent showcase for Jones, the talented actress giving one of the best performances of her career.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
2/4 64% Vice (2018) Vice just seems content to make supercilious fun of everything, its most pointed barbs not so much directed at Dick Cheney and his enablers so much as they are at the audience itself.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
3/4 64% Aquaman (2018) Wan's descent into comic book fantasia is close to incredible, even its frequent missteps overflowing in an infectious giddy fervor that's close to wonderful.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 92% Bumblebee (2018) There's way more than meets the eye going on here, and I for one I'm blissfully happy about that.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 79% Ben is Back (2018) I liked this one a lot, and if not for a lumpy third act it's possible I'd have considered this to be one of 2018's best motion pictures.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
.5/4 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) [Welcome to Marwen] is an inexcusable, tone-deaf misfire that does a huge disservice to the person it is supposedly trying to celebrate...‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/4 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Overflowing in heart, genuine human emotion and eye-popping spectacle.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
2.5/4 66% The Mule (2018) While a second-tier effort from the Oscar-winning veteran that still makes The Mule better than a lot of other filmmakers' first tier selections...‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2.5/4 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) There was a distancing effect that kept me from being able to connect with either woman as strongly as I wanted to.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 26% Mortal Engines (2018) As interesting as this world is and as spectacularly realized as much of it might be, at a certain point all of the missteps can't help but take an almost catastrophic toll.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/4 83% The Quake (Skjelvet) (2018) Andersen shows he's assertively capable of staging scenes of mass-destruction on a relatively minimal budget... with thrilling aplomb.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A superheroic stew that's as tasty as it is filling.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 59% Vox Lux (2018) The filmmaker bounces around to so many different thematic points the overabundance of them just becomes assaultive.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/4 93% The Favourite (2018) I found myself wanting to live inside each and every frame of this marvelous achievement.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/4 96% Roma (2018) The beauty of this achievement is undeniable.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/4 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) The entire crop of young actors who make up this ensemble are tremendous.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/4 82% Green Book (2018) While I can recommend the drama it isn't without some rather substantial reservations...‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2.5/4 59% The Front Runner (2018) It can all feel more like a history lesson than it does a dramatic narrative endeavor...‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 83% Creed II (2018) The fact it all works as well as it does is a testament to how rich the performances are as well as the kinetically captivating efficiency of Caple's direction.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.5/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) There is a melancholic grace and an emotive understanding to the ways in which friendships change and evolve over time, the continuous inventiveness of the film in that regard catching me by surprise.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/4 94% Wildlife (2018) The jittery physicality of Mulligan's portrayal is frequently surprising.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 82% Instant Family (2018) The core of the film is so strong, so pure, that any missteps Anders might take with this story don't feel as egregious or as damaging as they have in many of his more unabashedly slapstick endeavors.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's a callous, perplexingly frustrating way to tell a story, and for large portions of the feature I sat scratching my head in appalled disbelief.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 91% Widows (2018) Davis is superb as Veronica. Her grief is palpable. Her pain is omnipresent.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 80% Boy Erased (2018) The film's episodic nature and overtly melodramatic tendencies are its undoing...‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
2.5/4 63% Outlaw King (2018) It achieves a belligerent urgency that's suitably thrilling.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/4 58% The Grinch (2018) This movie is so shockingly bland, so immediately forgettable, so pedestrian in its plotting, that I found watching it to be fairly laborious.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Alvarez's movie is shockingly boring... felt more like a 1988 made-for-TV adaptation of a Robert Ludlum novel than it did anything else.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/4 67% Welcome to Mercy (2018) The final 15 minutes are explosive.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
1.5/4 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) [It's] possible I hated this overblown mess of a musical biopic something fierce, and I'd rather not say another word about it.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
2.5/4 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) I'm honestly shocked that the studio heads at Walt Disney Pictures gave this one the go-ahead to begin production let alone grant it a full-blown theatrical release.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) The movie leaps over author biopic clichés to become something incredible.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/4 64% Suspiria (2018) This is likely the love it-hate it event epic of 2018, and I can't imagine we'll see its like again soon at any point in the foreseeable future.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/4 88% What They Had (2018) The movie manages to avoid nearly every "family dealing with illness" cliché one could ever imagine.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/4 77% Mid90s (2018) The issue is that I'm not entirely certain Hill has any concept of what it is he's showing or why it is so disconcerting.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
2/4 35% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) It's pleasantly ho-hum and is content to be so, and while that will work for some viewers for me that's just not a trait I can get excited about.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/4 69% The Happy Prince (2018) I'm a little frustrated that I didn't enjoy the movie more than I ultimately did.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
1.5/4 44% Don't Go (2018) For all its creative resourcefulness and artistic aspirations, Don't Go just made me angry...‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/4 28% House on Haunted Hill (1999) [It's] hard to come down too harshly on this remake.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 33% The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) [There's] just too much great stuff here for this version of the Dumas story to be summarily dismissed.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/4 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Builds to an explosively emotional climax that had me choking back tears as it delivered one gut-wrenching punch to the stomach after another. ‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 77% Black '47 (2018) That it all works as well as it does is as much a testament to the crackerjack cast as it is to Daly's brooding, violently controlled direction.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) In what will likely come as no shock to anyone, Curtis is the true draw here.‐ MovieFreak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018