Movie reviews of Sandy Schaefer

These are all the movies and series that Sandy has reviewed. Read more at: Screen Rant.

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Number of movie reviews: 363 / 363


Poster for Holmes & Watson

Holmes & Watson


A lazy comedy that wastes a fun premise and talented cast on tired jokes, tasteless gags, and sometimes bafflingly outdated humor.

25 december

25 dec

Poster for Destroyer



Powered by Kidman's fierce performance and Kusama's deliberate filmmaking, Destroyer makes for an effectively pulpy work of high-art storytelling.

25 december

25 dec

Poster for Bird Box

Bird Box


A respectably moody and intelligent psychological thriller, if also a relatively muddled supernatural horror allegory.

21 december

21 dec

Poster for Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen


An ambitious, but miscalculated and otherwise misguided attempt to blend effects-driven filmmaking with grounded storytelling.

21 december

21 dec

Poster for Vice



Though it has the makings of a biting satire/biopic, Vice ends up feeling more like the rough draft of a better movie than a fully-realized vision.

17 december

17 dec

Poster for Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines


Has some terrific world design and visuals, but its uninspired narrative and ungainly filmmaking make for a hollow viewing experience.

14 december

14 dec

Poster for Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns


A delightfully whimsical musical sequel that pays homage to its predecessor, yet by and large thrives on its own merits.

12 december

12 dec

Poster for The Quake

The Quake


The Quake doesn't break the mold for natural disaster thrillers but, like The Wave, its humanist approach to the genre is refreshing and engaging.

7 december

7 dec

Poster for If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk


Much like his previous films as a director, Jenkins' Beale Street adaptation is a richly layered and beautifully atmospheric work of cinematic poetry.

4 december

4 dec

Poster for The Favourite

The Favourite


Armed with Lanthimos' trademark weirdness and three great lead performances, The Favourite is a truly unique spin on the typical royal court drama.

3 december

3 dec

Poster for On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex


More compelling as a history lesson than a film, but makes for a relevant dramatization of Ginsburg's experiences all the same.

27 november

27 nov

Poster for Creed II

Creed II


Meaningful and poignant continuation of the Creed/Rocky films, even though it doesn't scale the same artistic heights as its precursor.

21 november

21 nov

Poster for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


Certain segments are far more engaging than others, but overall The Ballad of Buster Scruggs makes for an intriguing piece of anthology storytelling.

16 november

16 nov

Poster for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


Has its moments of wonder and delight, but gets bogged down in its efforts to build out the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

16 november

16 nov

Poster for Roma



Yet another impressive technical accomplishment for CuarĂ³n, Roma explores the filmmaker's memories of childhood in a truly immersive and vivid manner.

13 november

13 nov

Poster for Widows



Masterfully blends high-art craftsmanship with a sharply drawn pulpy narrative to deliver a crime flick that's equally smart and entertaining.

8 november

8 nov

Poster for Boy Erased

Boy Erased


Well acted and thoughtfully directed, Boy Erased is a compassionate memoir that nevertheless struggles to leave much of an emotional impact.

6 november

6 nov

Poster for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?


McCarthy and Grant make for a delicious pair of miscreants in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a memoir brimming with sharp wit and social observations.

2 november

2 nov

Poster for Ben Is Back

Ben Is Back


Buoyed by the affecting performances from Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges, Ben is Back makes for a compelling (though uneven) exploration of addiction.

31 october

31 oct

Poster for Suspiria



An alluring blend of sociopolitical allegory and visceral supernatural horror that yields imperfect, yet all the same fascinating results.

27 october

27 oct

Poster for Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody


Despite a strong performance by Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody plays out as an excessively sanitized version of Queen's story, rather than a labor of love.

24 october

24 oct

Poster for Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again


Harmlessly silly on the whole, but may even leave fans of the previous Johnny English movies feeling underwhelmed.

22 october

22 oct

Poster for Halloween



Driven by a committed Curtis, Halloween is mostly effective in the way it takes the slasher franchise back to its roots, yet builds on its foundation.

19 october

19 oct

Poster for Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy


Well-acted and handles a sensitive topic with the care it deserves, yet ends up being an 'important' film more than a well-made one.

19 october

19 oct

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