I'm Kevinthecritic. I have been writing film reviews since I was ten years old and decided to start putting them up. This site will be comprised of those reviews as well as new articles on current films and TV shows. Good, bad, unmentionably terrible, nothing is safe from my criticism. ENJOY!

A Bad Mom’s Christmas: Holiday Sequel Has Twice the Moms, Half the Laughs

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Watching A Bad Mom’s Christmas is like reuniting with old college friends after a few years apart and realizing that you were better off moving on from them.  The original Bad Moms was a solid mixture of wild raunch and unexpectedly effective sentiment that made me appreciate all the pain my mom must have gone through raising me.  The sequel ups the heart Continue Reading

Blink: Indie Drama Explores Domestic Violence With Brutal Realism

5 out of 5 stars (One of the best movies I’ve ever seen) It’s funny how we as a culture place emphasis on certain films, books, video games, etc.  The Harry Potter book series was claimed “important” because it increased national reading averages; Black Panther has been deemed “important” for bringing up race issues in a mainstream film, and so on.  While I certainly appreciate both of those properties for Continue Reading

Game Night: Clever Comedy Mixes Twisty Thrills with Dark Humor

3.5 out of 5 stars (Above Average) In my opinion, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams are two of the most likable actors working today.  Both are approachable, charismatic, and make mostly solid career choices.  (Excluding Bateman’s The Change-Up, a study in how not to make a raunchy comedy, and McAdams’ less-than-Oscar-worthy turns in those Sherlock Holmes movies).  Game Night brings the two together as a couple who Continue Reading

This Panther Has Sharp Claws, Social Commentary

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Much like death, taxes, and meetings with your in-laws, Marvel movies are, for better or worse, unavoidable.  The studio’s intense marketing campaigns set the internet ablaze with fan theories, memes, and reaction videos from people who haven’t even seen the movie yet.  Black Panther is the newest character in Marvel’s extensive catalog to get his own solo feature, and that has Continue Reading

“Marshall”: Unpretentious Legal Drama Has Great Performances, Timely Message

4 out of 5 stars (one of the best of the year) I’ll be completely honest here: The primary reason I saw Marshall was because Thor: Ragnarok wasn’t at my localtheater.  The trailer for Marshall made it look like an overly serious legal drama that would likely drown in its own self-importance (not that I’m downplaying the importance of this case, but Hollywood has a tendency to over-dramatize these “based on real Continue Reading

Citizen Kane: A Psycho Analysis of One of Cinema’s Most Eponymous Anti-Heroes

Note: This is a paper that I wrote and presented at the EAPSU Shared Spaces Conference in April of 2017.  I thought it would be appropriate for the site as it discusses Citizen Kane (thought to be one of greatest films ever made) in great detail.  I would like to personally thank Dr. Christina Rieger for all of her support during the writing of this paper, as well as being a fantastic teacher.   Citizen Continue Reading