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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 twitter.com/popcornmafia.

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Showing all Grae's Reviews
Movie Title Rating Release Date
Paul 3.0 More fun than hunting an Ewok. 03/18/2011 Mar 18, 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer 3.5 Driving Mr. Dazed and Confused 03/18/2011 Mar 18, 2011
Mars Needs Moms 0.5 Moms are the least of Mars' concerns. 03/11/2011 Mar 11, 2011
Red Riding Hood 1.0 No bite whatsoever 03/11/2011 Mar 11, 2011
Black Death 2.0 Far from infectious 03/11/2011 Mar 11, 2011
Battle: Los Angeles 3.5 Enlist me, baby. 03/11/2011 Mar 11, 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
Beastly 1.0 Beauty and the Blech 03/04/2011 Mar 04, 2011
Take Me Home Tonight 1.5 Eddie Money deserves better than this. 03/04/2011 Mar 04, 2011
Rango 3.0 This chameleon stands out. 03/04/2011 Mar 04, 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
Hall Pass 2.5 Passable 02/25/2011 Feb 25, 2011
Drive Angry 4.0 The Citizen Kane of Exploitation Flicks 02/25/2011 Feb 25, 2011
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2.5 It's not a drag. 02/18/2011 Feb 18, 2011
I Am Number Four 3.0 Turned on my heart light. 02/18/2011 Feb 18, 2011
Unknown 3.5 Takes the winter chill off. 02/18/2011 Feb 18, 2011
Just Go With It 0.5 Go without it. 02/11/2011 Feb 11, 2011
Gnomeo & Juliet 1.5 Oh script, wherefore art thou? 02/11/2011 Feb 11, 2011
The Eagle 2.0 It hoists The Eagle, all right. 02/11/2011 Feb 11, 2011
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2.0 Premature Documentation 02/11/2011 Feb 11, 2011
Cedar Rapids 2.5 And like a good neighbor, this movie is there. 02/11/2011 Feb 11, 2011
The Roommate 2.0 More fun than getting stabbed. 02/04/2011 Feb 04, 2011
Sanctum 2.5 Eye candy with tepid thrills. 02/04/2011 Feb 04, 2011