Movie reviews of David McGinnis

These are all the movies and series that David has reviewed. Read more at: Fellowship of the Screen.

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Poster for Creed II

Creed II

8

Even if Creed II largely serves to remind you of how special the first Creed was, or is just a continuation of the Rocky saga you already love, those high notes are high enough to make for a satisfying night out.

21 november

21 nov

Poster for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

6

Great presentation, gobs of filling, but a soggy bottom — with more portions looming.

17 november

17 nov

Poster for Outlaw King

Outlaw King

6

The problem is that the story moves at such a clip (you can feel where beginnings and endings of scenes have been lopped off) that nothing really has the emotional resonance it should.

11 november

11 nov

Poster for First Man

First Man

10

Isn’t just a triumphant depiction of flying, but landing.

14 october

14 oct

Poster for BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

9

Lee’s style is slick...

13 august

13 aug

Poster for Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

9

Cruise is the Man in the Arena, striving to do the deeds with great enthusiasm, and we salute him.

28 july

28 jul

Poster for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

6

Goes for the spooks and often succeeds.

23 june

23 jun

Poster for Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

9

The setups and payoffs in Bird’s script are as airtight as you’d expect from top-shelf Pixar film.

15 june

15 jun

Poster for Ocean's Eight

Ocean's Eight

8

Enjoyable. But it should have been more, considering the point it’s trying to prove.

9 june

9 jun

Poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

8

The final result, for whatever had to be done to save Solo from disaster, is the most disposable entry in the entire franchise.

26 may

26 may

Poster for Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

8

It was so much...

27 april

27 apr

Poster for Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

8

An astonishing level of craft, thousands of hours in the making, and I found stretches of the film utterly mesmerizing.

14 april

14 apr

Poster for Ready Player One

Ready Player One

8

The visuals are eye-popping, and it’s a rollicking ride that reminds us of why we’re fans of stuff like this to begin with.

30 march

30 mar

Poster for The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

8

Stranger and bleaker than most Iannuuci fans will expect.

19 march

19 mar

Poster for A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

6

The truth is that the ingredients are all here which makes it all the more frustrating to watch it sputter in one unbalanced scene after another...

10 march

10 mar

Poster for Dark

Dark

10

A great show — even an exceptional one...

19 january

19 jan

Poster for The Post

The Post

9

Spielberg’s latest is both a historical crowd-pleaser and a galvanizing call to action.

13 january

13 jan

Poster for The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

8

It may not stand the test of time, but hey, no one thought The Room would, either.

2017.12.08

2017

Poster for Coco

Coco

9

Will live on in the hearts of not just a long-underserved audience, but for anyone who sees it.

2017.11.22

2017

Poster for Lady Bird

Lady Bird

10

A miraculous directorial debut from Greta Gerwig, full of rich emotion, specificity, and award-earning performances.

2017.11.18

2017

Poster for Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

6

A few performances do break through...

2017.11.10

2017

Poster for Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

8

There’s a casual grace to these characters...

2017.08.19

2017

Poster for The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

5

There are moments, rare but present, that hint at the weirdness and emotional weight the film could have carried.

2017.08.08

2017

Poster for Dunkirk

Dunkirk

9

Christopher Nolan’s first historical film contains his usual tricks, but with grand ambition and immaculate detail.

2017.07.21

2017

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