Film Reviews by Grae Drake

Movie maven about town

Grae Drake

Grae Drake began her love affair with cinema as a wee bairn, as she spent every weekend corralling her friends over to the local cinema to see the latest flick. Soon, her hunger for film became ravenous when she starred as an extra in the short film Alexander the Grape, directed by her high school crush that she really, really wanted to impress (she failed, by the way, but she blames the script).

Having sat through everything from The Bicycle Thief to White Chicks, she remains a cinephile with varied tastes (although she has a special love for documentary, as she believes watching them takes the place of paying for grad school). Her undergrad was spent at the University of Texas at Austin, shooting, editing, and producing films that were honored at Sundance and the Directors Guild of America.

You can keep up with Grae at her movie review podcast The Popcorn Mafia, or on Twitter at

Showing all Grae's Reviews
Movie Title Rating Release Date
The Help 4.0 Awards season comes early. 08/10/2011 Aug 10, 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 4.0 Wrong title, right movie. 08/05/2011 Aug 05, 2011
Crazy, Stupid, Love. 4.0 Marry me, movie. 07/29/2011 Jul 29, 2011
Another Earth 4.0 Like a creepy poem. 07/22/2011 Jul 22, 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger 4.0 The red white and blue comes through. 07/22/2011 Jul 22, 2011
Bad Teacher 4.0 It's Bad, but like Michael Jackson Bad. 06/24/2011 Jun 24, 2011
X-Men: First Class 4.0 You can exhale now--this movie is mutantastic. 06/03/2011 Jun 03, 2011
The Tree of Life 4.0 Cinematic Dumbbells for your Brain 05/27/2011 May 27, 2011
Hesher 4.0 Headbangs straight into your heart. 05/13/2011 May 13, 2011
Hanna 4.0 Homicidal heckuva good time. 04/08/2011 Apr 08, 2011
Certified Copy 4.0 This review is only what you make of it. 03/11/2011 Mar 11, 2011
Jane Eyre 4.0 Ruffled my petticoat! 03/11/2011 Mar 11, 2011
The Adjustment Bureau 4.0 Paranoia never looked so good. 03/04/2011 Mar 04, 2011
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 4.0 Truly enchanting 03/02/2011 Mar 02, 2011
Drive Angry 4.0 The Citizen Kane of Exploitation Flicks 02/25/2011 Feb 25, 2011
Another Year 4.0 Want to make your family look normal? 12/29/2010 Dec 29, 2010
The King's Speech 4.0 Jolly good show! 11/26/2010 Nov 26, 2010
Hope Springs 3.5 Not a lot of spring in its step, but packs a lot of punch. 08/08/2012 Aug 08, 2012
Step Up Revolution 3.5 A Flashy Flashdance Flash Mob 07/27/2012 Jul 27, 2012
ALPS 3.5 Worth the climb. 07/13/2012 Jul 13, 2012
Katy Perry: Part of Me 3.5 Gumballs and Gravitas 07/05/2012 Jul 05, 2012
Brave 3.5 You'll see red (hair) 06/22/2012 Jun 22, 2012
That's My Boy 3.5 I no longer want to kill Adam Sandler. 06/15/2012 Jun 15, 2012
Lola Versus 3.5 When the irony hits your eye like a big pizza pie... 06/08/2012 Jun 08, 2012
Prometheus 3.5 If it sounds like a prequel and chest-bursts like a prequel, it's a prequel 06/08/2012 Jun 08, 2012