— If I Stay

Chloe Grace Moretz’s grounded, naturalistic presence goes a long way toward making mushy material palatable. Director R.J. Cutler adapts the Gayle Forman young adult novel about a teenage girl trapped in an ethereal realm between life and death. Don’t even try to hold back the sobs. My review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — If I Stay

Alonso and I were both pleased to find that this was better than the average teen weepy. Chloe Grace Moretz stars as a cello prodigy trapped between life and death after a devastating car accident. Should she stay or should she go? — Haunt

“Haunt” trots out haunted-house tropes in such a bland manner, it’s like reading a grocery list. Jacki Weaver is the only remotely interesting figure here and she’s stuck on the sidelines for much of the time. My review. Read the review here