Reviews by Kiko


Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

“The ideas don’t necessarily feel groundbreaking, but Villeneuve’s vision is one of his best assets.”

October 6, 2017
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Grade: B
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Stronger

Stronger

“A touching look at a personal fight for survival and how heroism is viewed during a national tragedy.”

September 22, 2017
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Grade: B
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Mother!

Mother!

“Cinematic version of sleep paralysis. Aronofsky has embraced his chaotic narrative without remorse.”

September 14, 2017
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Grade: C-
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Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear

“An off-beat and surprisingly moving first film starring/co-written by ‘SNL’ performer/scribe Kyle Mooney.”

August 18, 2017
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Grade: B
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Detroit

Detroit

“Needed to be a little more enlightening to capture the full essence of what we’re witnessing.”

August 6, 2017
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Grade: B-
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War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

“Reeves has taken this re-imagining to a level we could not have predicted.”

July 14, 2017
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Grade: A-
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Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner

“Dialogue bites without allowing the main characters to maul each other with their incompatible beliefs.”

June 16, 2017
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Grade: B
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Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

“Passable sci-fi fare. Katherine Waterston is wonderful and Sigourney Weaver-esque.”

May 19, 2017
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Grade: B-
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

“Wonderful set pieces, costumes, and childhood memories aside, this version is fairly unexceptional.”

March 17, 2017
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Grade: C+
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Get Out

Get Out

“Tonally satisfying and provocative. Director Jordan Peele makes a clever, anti-racism statement.”

February 24, 2017
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Grade: B
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The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

“Might be enough to placate some less discerning audiences, but it’s inauthentic.”

February 3, 2017
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Grade: C-
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Patriots Day

Patriots Day

“Director Peter Berg has put together a fantastic ensemble piece that never loosens the screws.”

January 13, 2017
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Grade: B
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