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
Super 8 2.5 10-year-old me loves it. 06/10/2011 Jun 10, 2011
Sucker Punch 1.0 Too big for its own bedazzled britches. 03/25/2011 Mar 25, 2011
Submarine 3.0 Dives deep. 06/03/2011 Jun 03, 2011
Straw Dogs 2.0 Satisfies your bloodlust but not your brain. 09/16/2011 Sep 16, 2011
Step Up Revolution 3.5 A Flashy Flashdance Flash Mob 07/27/2012 Jul 27, 2012
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 3.0 Time hasn't expired for this franchise. 08/19/2011 Aug 19, 2011
Source Code 3.0 Fun, again and again. 04/01/2011 Apr 01, 2011
Sound of My Voice 3.0 The hot, female David Koresh. 04/27/2012 Apr 27, 2012
Soul Surfer 2.0 As inspiring as expected 04/08/2011 Apr 08, 2011
The Son of No One 0.5 Guilty of mindslaughter. 11/04/2011 Nov 04, 2011
Something Borrowed 1.0 Warning: May cause dizziness, vomiting, or Icee-throwing 05/06/2011 May 06, 2011
The Snowtown Murders 3.0 Snowtown is no winter wonderland. 03/02/2012 Mar 02, 2012
Snow White and the Huntsman 3.0 Real Housewives of Medieval County 06/01/2012 Jun 01, 2012
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 2.5 Perfectly middle of the road 07/15/2011 Jul 15, 2011
The Smurfs 1.0 It's a piece of smurf. 07/29/2011 Jul 29, 2011
The Skin I Live In 4.0 Who says movies with subtitles are boring? 10/14/2011 Oct 14, 2011
The Sitter 1.5 A piece of sit. 12/09/2011 Dec 09, 2011
Silent House 2.0 I only opened my mouth to yawn. 03/09/2012 Mar 09, 2012
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 3.5 Knocks your stockings off. 12/16/2011 Dec 16, 2011
Shark Night 2.0 Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom will scare you more. 09/02/2011 Sep 02, 2011
Shame 3.0 Not a great date movie. 12/02/2011 Dec 02, 2011
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2.0 Seeking Coherence for the Tone of This Film 06/22/2012 Jun 22, 2012
The Secret World of Arrietty 3.5 Size isn't everything. 02/17/2012 Feb 17, 2012
Scream 4 3.5 Fourth time's still the charm. 04/15/2011 Apr 15, 2011
Savages 2.5 Just say no. 07/06/2012 Jul 06, 2012