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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July 2018

CherryBites - Issue 10

Featured Critic

Thelma Adams

“I believed there were both a place for my voice in the existing conversation – and a need for a combination of humor, common sense, film knowledge and my unique woman's point of view.“

Read the full interview here >>

Thelma's Picks

  Extra Tissues Film  Carousel (1956)

Extra Tissues Film
Carousel (1956)

  Must See Film  Out of the Past (1947)

Must See Film
Out of the Past (1947)

  Game Changer Film  My Brilliant Career (1979)

Game Changer Film
My Brilliant Career (1979)

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   Whitney  dir. by Kevin Macdonald   Limited Release in Theaters Now!  "Whitney has compassion for Houston, but it feels theoretical. The story is presented as sadder and more extraordinary than its subject. ‘Beloved Female Pop Star Struggles with Addiction Under Extreme Public Scrutiny’ is an assembly-line narrative, but Houston’s voice was one of a kind." –  Simran Hans  (MUBI)  

Whitney dir. by Kevin Macdonald
Limited Release in Theaters Now!
"Whitney has compassion for Houston, but it feels theoretical. The story is presented as sadder and more extraordinary than its subject. ‘Beloved Female Pop Star Struggles with Addiction Under Extreme Public Scrutiny’ is an assembly-line narrative, but Houston’s voice was one of a kind." – Simran Hans (MUBI)
 

   Lamp Lit Prose  by Dirty Projectors   Streaming and Available for Purchase Now!  "Brighter, brassier and more free-flowing than most previous outings,  Lamp Lit Prose  can seem cussedly happy at times: there’s “Something sweet/ Something new” on Blue Bird, a song so blithe you could see Longstreth plying it on kids’ TV." –  Kitty Empire  (The Guardian)   

Lamp Lit Prose by Dirty Projectors
Streaming and Available for Purchase Now!
"Brighter, brassier and more free-flowing than most previous outings, Lamp Lit Prose can seem cussedly happy at times: there’s “Something sweet/ Something new” on Blue Bird, a song so blithe you could see Longstreth plying it on kids’ TV." – Kitty Empire (The Guardian) 
 

   Still Run  by Wet    Streaming and Available for Purchase Now!  "The alt-R&B duo’s second album remains preoccupied with breakups, but these stories of separation and loss are rendered so dispassionately, it’s hard to feel invested in their outcomes." –  Olivia Horn  (Pitchfork) 

Still Run by Wet
Streaming and Available for Purchase Now!
"The alt-R&B duo’s second album remains preoccupied with breakups, but these stories of separation and loss are rendered so dispassionately, it’s hard to feel invested in their outcomes." – Olivia Horn (Pitchfork) 

   Sharp Objects  created by Marti Noxon  Airing Sunday's on HBO! "In the hands of another director,  Sharp Objects  might be one eye-rolling cliché after another. Flynn’s novel drops the sullen, scarred Camille in the middle of a Southern Gothic murder mystery, but Vallée seems intent on disrupting the rhythms of genre." –  Lara Zarum  (The Village Voice)

Sharp Objects created by Marti Noxon
Airing Sunday's on HBO!
"In the hands of another director, Sharp Objects might be one eye-rolling cliché after another. Flynn’s novel drops the sullen, scarred Camille in the middle of a Southern Gothic murder mystery, but Vallée seems intent on disrupting the rhythms of genre." – Lara Zarum (The Village Voice)

   Sorry to Bother You  dir. by Boots Riley   Limited Release in Theaters Now!  "Typically first-time feature film directors throw everything but the kitchen sink into their debut projects, leaving a somewhat jumbled mess by the time the credits roll. And yet, though Riley risks everything—ignoring all of the typical cinematic choices that come with displaying dystopias on screen—he knocks it out of the park." –  Aramide A. Tinubu  (Shadow and Act)

Sorry to Bother You dir. by Boots Riley
Limited Release in Theaters Now!
"Typically first-time feature film directors throw everything but the kitchen sink into their debut projects, leaving a somewhat jumbled mess by the time the credits roll. And yet, though Riley risks everything—ignoring all of the typical cinematic choices that come with displaying dystopias on screen—he knocks it out of the park." – Aramide A. Tinubu (Shadow and Act)

  Eighth Grade dir. by Bo Burnham   Limited Release in Theaters Now!  " Eighth Grade  is cognizant of all the new scary realities of growing up with an internet-connected camera on your person at all times, but it also finds hope in it, as, if nothing else, a tool for self-discovery." –  Emily Yoshida  (Vulture)  

Eighth Grade dir. by Bo Burnham
Limited Release in Theaters Now!
"Eighth Grade is cognizant of all the new scary realities of growing up with an internet-connected camera on your person at all times, but it also finds hope in it, as, if nothing else, a tool for self-discovery."
– Emily Yoshida (Vulture)
 

   Skyscraper  dir. by Rawson Marshall Thurber   Wide Release in Theaters Now!  "Skyscraper is a cacophonous blockbuster, in the  Die Hard  wannabe (plus obligatory 3D and pricey special effects) mold, the likes of which you’ve probably seen (or perhaps avoided) many times over." –  Abbey Bender  (Time Out)

Skyscraper dir. by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Wide Release in Theaters Now!
"Skyscraper is a cacophonous blockbuster, in the Die Hard wannabe (plus obligatory 3D and pricey special effects) mold, the likes of which you’ve probably seen (or perhaps avoided) many times over." – Abbey Bender (Time Out)

   GLOW  created by Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch   Streaming on Netflix Now!  "“GLOW” is a deceptively complex show, calling attention to culturally relevant issues, from #MeToo to representations of race and class, while maintaining a dark sense of humor and plenty of heart. Which is why this sudden move into hackneyed territory feels like such a letdown." –  Aisha Harris  (The New York Times)

GLOW created by Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch
Streaming on Netflix Now!
"“GLOW” is a deceptively complex show, calling attention to culturally relevant issues, from #MeToo to representations of race and class, while maintaining a dark sense of humor and plenty of heart. Which is why this sudden move into hackneyed territory feels like such a letdown." – Aisha Harris (The New York Times)

   The Handmaid's Tale: Season Two  created by Bruce Miller   Streaming on Hulu Now!  “'The Word' is a singularly frustrating end to a season that, despite its high points, often struggled to find its purpose. The final moments of the episode have the added effect of undermining and negating much of the season’s loveliest moments.” –  Sonia Saraiya  (Vanity Fair)

The Handmaid's Tale: Season Two created by Bruce Miller
Streaming on Hulu Now!
“'The Word' is a singularly frustrating end to a season that, despite its high points, often struggled to find its purpose. The final moments of the episode have the added effect of undermining and negating much of the season’s loveliest moments.” – Sonia Saraiya (Vanity Fair)

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