Movie reviews of Hope Madden

These are all the movies and series that Hope has reviewed. Read more at: Maddwolf.

Number of movie reviews: 499 / 499

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am benefits from the Octogenarian Nobel and Pulitzer prize winner’s characteristically mesmerizing ruminations on her life. As she sits and recounts memories, moments and, most fascinating, glimpses of her writing inspirations, the documentary blossoms. Review

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2019-07-10

2019

Luz

Running about 70 minutes and boasting no more than 6 speaking roles, Luz is surrealism at its most basic, storytelling at its sparest. Review

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2019-06-26

2019

Annabelle Comes Home is no masterpiece and it is definitely a tonal shift from the previous installments, but it’s a mindless PG-13 blast of haunted house summer fun. Review

6.0

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2019-06-25

2019

The new Child’s Play is a pretty tedious affair. Review

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2019-06-21

2019

Characteristic of this franchise, the peril is thrilling, the visuals glorious, the sight gags hilarious, and the life lessons far more emotionally compelling than what you’ll find in most films this summer... Review

10

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2019-06-20

2019

Mainly, it’s a low-key laugh riot, an in-joke that feels inclusive and the most quotable movie of the year. Review

8.0

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2019-06-13

2019

Writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum don’t articulate enough in the way of plot or character arc and Gray’s listless direction leaves us with a Summer popcorn muncher that coasts rather than thrills. Review

6.0

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2019-06-13

2019

Illumination offers yet another blandly entertaining, cute time waster. Review

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2019-06-06

2019

Ma

How on earth did this by-the-numbers outsider/don’t trust the lonely older lady horror flick draw this cast?! Review

4.0

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2019-05-31

2019

The film doesn’t wind up being as clever a conceit as you might hope—again, Chronicle did it better. It’s not an entire waste of time, either. Review

6.0

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2019-05-24

2019

Non-Fiction toes the line of being too smart for its own good, of losing its audience for its serpentine commentary. But it never does. Assayas and his savvy foursome are having too much fun themselves for their effort to do anything other than entertain. Review

7.0

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2019-05-22

2019

Comparisons to Superbad are unavoidable, particularly since Feldstein’s brother Jonah Hill starred in Greg Mottola’s 2007 high water mark. And while Booksmart may not quite hit that target, Wilde’s comedy is the most fun flick to join the party since McLovin and the Lube. Review

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2019-05-21

2019

Wisely, Stahelski lets these guys mete out most of the dialog. I’d wager Reeves utters fewer than 30 lines total. Again, play to your strengths. Review

7.0

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2019-05-15

2019

As hope mixes with hopelessness, Dogman raises questions it never really answers, and ultimately feels wearily confused and disappointed by people. Review

8.0

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2019-05-10

2019

The film doesn’t shoot over the heads of the youngest fans, does embed scads of references and homages for those there for nostalgia, and throws around enough kid-friendly Reynoldsisms to entertain parents who mercifully missed out on Pokémon Gen 1 and 2. Review

6.0

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2019-05-10

2019

Harron’s film opens strong, but it quickly loses its footing and never really finds it again. Review

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2019-05-08

2019

Wild Nights with Emily offers a refreshing and awfully entertaining new way of seeing an American treasure. Review

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2019-05-08

2019

In turns frustrating, funny and provocative, it is always a clear-eyed image of America as defined by our citizen’s imperative to challenge our government to better realize the ideals of our Constitution. Review

8.0

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2019-05-07

2019

The big screen leap for these critters amounts to a sweetly mediocre marketing strategy for some unattractive (but lovable!) toys. Review

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2019-05-02

2019

Moss is bare, ugly authenticity and there is something transcendent about sticking it out with her. Review

8.0

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2019-05-02

2019

There are flashes of real terror now and again, though, and the mystery of the man in the closet remains a tense one to the seriously creepy closing image. Lobo’s horror instincts are sound, and even though his knack for fleshing out details is lacking, his movie’s a pretty solid scare. Review

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2019-04-26

2019

The two leads become a great point/counter point and the film is strongest in their shared scenes. When JT wanders off alone, burdened by puppy love or struggling to keep up a persona of another’s creation, a certain spark goes out. Review

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2019-04-25

2019

Family is smart, R-rated comedy that ultimately caves to the pressure to conform, but its struggle to be itself is laudable. Review

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2019-04-25

2019

Thanks to a fine cast that’s able to toe Budreau’s unusual line between comedy and drama, though, you’ll find yourself strangely fond of everyone involved. Review

7.0

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2019-04-25

2019

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