Category: 1.5/4

Awful

Hubie Halloween [2020] ★½

After his unforgettable performance in last year’s “Uncut Gems”, Adam Sandler goes back to his old, silly self in Netflix’s latest Halloween comedy “Hubie Halloween”. Sandler plays the good-hearted Hubie Dubois, a man devoted to his hometown of Salem. Hubie also happens to love Halloween so much, and […]

Fatal Affair [2020] ★½

You’ve seen this movie a zillion times before: married woman (Nia Long, wasted) is reunited with her college boyfriend (Omar Epps). They kiss. She regrets it. He doesn’t. Surprise: he’s also an obsessed stalker who would stop at nothing to get what he wants. I’d call this Netflix […]

Wounds [2019] ★½

Netflix’s “Wounds” is 5% intrigue and 95% a waste of a talented cast. It starts out well enough then quickly degenerates into a confusing mess. Armie Hammer is good as always, but he doesn’t have much to work with. He plays a bartender who finds his life spin […]

Horse Girl [2020] ★½

“Horse Girl” is yet another Netflix movie that tries to juggle a lot of themes at once, only to end up falling flat on its face. Alison Brie co-wrote the script and stars as a socially isolated woman who becomes convinced that she is the cloned version of […]

Rattlesnake [2019] ★½

The thing about Netflix’s “Rattlesnake” is that it has an intriguing premise (hence the extra half star): a single mother (Carmen Ejogo) seeks help from a mysterious stranger when her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake. The price? Take another soul before sundown or her daughter dies. Like […]

Dangerous Lies [2020] ★½

“Generic” doesn’t even begin to describe “Dangerous Lies”, Netflix’s latest thriller that was clearly made by people who have never seen a thriller before. This film oozes 90’s B-movies, and that’s not necessarily a good thing in this case. Camilla Mendes (a Netflix regular) plays a caretaker for […]

The Grudge [2020] ★½

It’s January, which means we either get an Oscar contender or a movie that nobody asked for. Case in point: “The Grudge”, a lazy attempt at reviving a franchise that was dormant for many years now. Still, I gave this film a chance to prove me wrong, especially […]

In The Tall Grass [2019] ★½

Movies based on Stephen King’s books tend to range from terrifying (“Misery”, “Pet Sematary”, It”) to complete rubbish (“Cell”). “In The Tall Grass” was co-written with his son Joe Hill and is currently streaming on Netflix. I wasn’t familiar with the source material and I hadn’t seen the […]