Courtney🍿

The New Orleans Movie Critic, Editor-in-Chief at On the Screen Reviews, Superfan of the Alien franchise, Kween of Cats.

Favorite films

  • Aliens
  • Legend
  • Jackie Brown
  • The Lost Boys

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  • Nope

    ★★½

  • Clueless

    ★★★★★

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★½

  • The Departed

    ★★★★★

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    When there is a Skarsgård brother tied to a movie, you can pretty much guarantee I’ll sign up to watch it.

    Director Robert Eggers (get to know his name now) is back with the ultimate epic. Eggers made a name for himself with the atmospheric indie horrors The Witch from 2015 (loved) and The Lighthouse from 2019 (hated) and has returned with (in my opinion) his greatest work, The Northman.

    The difference between this movie and his previous work? A…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    *To preface this review, it needs to be noted that I have neither read the books or seen the original 1984 movie.*

    For a movie that is considered largely “unfilmable”, Denis Villeneuve did it, and he did it epically well.

    Dune is vast, dense, and at times a confusing Sci-Fi universe that newcomers (like myself) needed to get a grasp on prior to seeing it on the big screen. And, yes. You need to see it on the big screen.…

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  • Nope

    Nope

    There are a handful of recent movies that may have saved cinema (Top Gun: Maverick, anyone?), and director Jordan Peele has done his damnest to be in that category this year. But, does he succeed?

    Peele said he wrote the script "at a time when we were a little bit worried about the future of cinema. So the first thing I knew is I wanted to create a spectacle. I wanted to create something that the audience would have to…

  • Clueless

    Clueless

    ★★★★★

    My younger self can relate to 90% of this movie specifically the freeway scene.

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  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★★★★

    Watched this for the first time in a long time, and it still holds up. Iconic and pretty flawless. All actor's give 100% A-game. Sexy, peak Russel Crowe. Full stop. Maybe Ridley's last astounding movie made? You decide.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    A solid sequel to an iconic classic. The action is unparalleled to anything I've ever seen! Tom Cruise is brilliant. Full stop. A little too heavy on replicating the blueprint of the first film, but that's okay. Needed more sexy Val Kilmer tbh. And I wish they'd brought back Kelly McGillis and/or scrapped the love side-plot. Miles Teller surprised me in a good way. It's a solid blockbuster, and I ask you to see it in theaters!