Coming Fall 2018

A new voice in the critical conversation.

Who decides what’s good? When it comes to media, the answer is usually: men. The overwhelming majority of critics published and aggregated by major outlets are male. That means the scores you see on sites like Rotten Tomatoes come from mostly male perspectives. CherryPicks is a new voice in the critical conversation. We’ll give you reviews from exclusively female critics in film, tv, music and more. This is where you can find out what women like, and what they don’t. 

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August 2018

CherryBites - Issue 11

Featured Critic

Alex Heeney

“Criticism doesn’t just affect how we respond to films, but what films get seen, distributed, and even made. Great films need champions, and that’s what critics can do.”

Read the full interview here >>

Alex's Picks

  First Date Film   Gregory’s Girl (1981)

First Date Film
Gregory’s Girl (1981)

  Must See Film  Oslo, August 31st (2011)

Must See Film
Oslo, August 31st (2011)

  Film On Repeat  Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Film On Repeat
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Now Playing: 

      Unreal : Season 4 created by Marti Noxon & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro   Streaming on Hulu Now!  "Yes, it stumbles out of the gate and meanders for a while. But it gradually returns, confidently and furiously, to its greatest strengths: an insider’s indictment of the reality TV-making process and a candidly complicated exploration of female mentorship in a male-run industry." –  Inkoo Kang  (Slate)

 

Unreal: Season 4 created by Marti Noxon & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
Streaming on Hulu Now!
"Yes, it stumbles out of the gate and meanders for a while. But it gradually returns, confidently and furiously, to its greatest strengths: an insider’s indictment of the reality TV-making process and a candidly complicated exploration of female mentorship in a male-run industry." – Inkoo Kang (Slate)

   Mission: Impossible - Fallout  dir. by Christopher McQuarrie   Wide Release in Theaters Now!  "The fuel that keeps this entire motor running, though, remains Cruise's magnetism, and his apparent commitment to punishing his body for our amusement." –  Angie Han  (Mashable)    

Mission: Impossible - Fallout dir. by Christopher McQuarrie
Wide Release in Theaters Now!
"The fuel that keeps this entire motor running, though, remains Cruise's magnetism, and his apparent commitment to punishing his body for our amusement." – Angie Han (Mashable)


 

   Generation Wealth  dir. by Lauren Greenfield   Limited Release in Theaters Now!  " Generation Wealth  is a great documentary when it’s actually focused. Instead, Greenfield is crushed by the weight of her topic, which probably could have used some pruning or additional defining." –  Kristen Lopez  (Spectrum Culture) 

Generation Wealth dir. by Lauren Greenfield
Limited Release in Theaters Now!
"Generation Wealth is a great documentary when it’s actually focused. Instead, Greenfield is crushed by the weight of her topic, which probably could have used some pruning or additional defining." – Kristen Lopez (Spectrum Culture) 

   Puzzle  dir. by Marc Turtletaub   Limited Release in Theaters Now!  "Like a bedtime cup of cocoa, Marc Turtletaub’s “Puzzle” has a soothing familiarity that quiets the mind and settles the spirit. It might also make you a little bit sleepy — which, in a multiplex reverberating with action-movie agita, can be an excellent effect for a movie to have." –  Jeannette Catsoulis  (The New York Times)    

Puzzle dir. by Marc Turtletaub
Limited Release in Theaters Now!
"Like a bedtime cup of cocoa, Marc Turtletaub’s “Puzzle” has a soothing familiarity that quiets the mind and settles the spirit. It might also make you a little bit sleepy — which, in a multiplex reverberating with action-movie agita, can be an excellent effect for a movie to have." – Jeannette Catsoulis (The New York Times)


 

   Orange Is The New Black : Season 6 created by Jenji Kohan   Streaming on Netflix Now!  "This season proves that like anyone else, these women crave joy and peace despite what is continually presented to them. Most profoundly, they desire love — for themselves and for each other." –  Candice Frederick  (Teen Vogue)     

Orange Is The New Black: Season 6 created by Jenji Kohan
Streaming on Netflix Now!
"This season proves that like anyone else, these women crave joy and peace despite what is continually presented to them. Most profoundly, they desire love — for themselves and for each other." – Candice Frederick (Teen Vogue)



 

   Hive Mind  by The Internet   Streaming and Available for Purchase Now!  "The album arrives to my ear like a crisp exhalation, a low-key, funk-drenched appraisal of summer restlessness. It is non-hierarchical, vaguely orchestral, and, importantly, one of the couple of major releases this season that seem to be more concerned with their listeners’ pleasure than with stroking their creators’ egos." –  Doreen St. Félix  (The New Yorker)

Hive Mind by The Internet
Streaming and Available for Purchase Now!
"The album arrives to my ear like a crisp exhalation, a low-key, funk-drenched appraisal of summer restlessness. It is non-hierarchical, vaguely orchestral, and, importantly, one of the couple of major releases this season that seem to be more concerned with their listeners’ pleasure than with stroking their creators’ egos." – Doreen St. Félix (The New Yorker)

   Castle Rock  created by Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason   Streaming on Hulu Now!  " Castle Rock  manages to capture the fear that comes from recognizing that darkness, and as long as the show doesn’t get too preoccupied with the more conventional horrors lurking just offscreen, it may just become the scariest series on TV." –  Karen Han  (Vox)

Castle Rock created by Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason
Streaming on Hulu Now!
"Castle Rock manages to capture the fear that comes from recognizing that darkness, and as long as the show doesn’t get too preoccupied with the more conventional horrors lurking just offscreen, it may just become the scariest series on TV." – Karen Han (Vox)

   Hot Summer Nights  dir. by Elijah Bynum   Limited Release in Theaters Now!  "Suddenly, the movie wants to be  Goodfellas: The Teen Years . Bynum also makes a lot of corny choices — jump cuts to mirror drug-addled paranoia, saccharine needle drops, and inserts of photos that force-feed you nostalgia." –  Kristen Yoonsoo Kim  (The Village Voice)   

Hot Summer Nights dir. by Elijah Bynum
Limited Release in Theaters Now!
"Suddenly, the movie wants to be Goodfellas: The Teen Years. Bynum also makes a lot of corny choices — jump cuts to mirror drug-addled paranoia, saccharine needle drops, and inserts of photos that force-feed you nostalgia." – Kristen Yoonsoo Kim (The Village Voice)

 

   Blindspotting  dir. by Carlos López Estrada   Limited Release in Theaters Now!  "The film’s empathetic lens instills the feeling that the places on screen may already be gone by now, turning  Blindspotting  into a kind of documentary of the area that also shares its story: one of survival in the face of trauma." –  Monica Castillo  (Polygon)

Blindspotting dir. by Carlos López Estrada
Limited Release in Theaters Now!
"The film’s empathetic lens instills the feeling that the places on screen may already be gone by now, turning Blindspotting into a kind of documentary of the area that also shares its story: one of survival in the face of trauma." – Monica Castillo (Polygon)

July 27 – 29, 2018 Weekend Box Office: CherryChecked

 
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