Rebecca Cusey
Rebecca Cusey

Rebecca Cusey is a movie critic based in Washington DC. She also writes about TV, pop culture, faith, and the craziness of family. USA Today, The Washington Post, World Magazine, The Daily Caller, National Review Online, The Huffington Post, and other outstanding outlets have been kind enough to publish her work. Sometimes she also shows up on radio and television.

Cusey is a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Society and a voting Tomatomer Critic on Rotten Tomatoes. She looks for the transcendent in film, but will settle for a good laugh. She lives with her three handsome children and adorable husband. Follow her on Twitter @Rebecca_Cusey.

New Film Festival Celebrates The American Soldier

U.S. soldiers aren’t nearly so psychologically messed up as they often seem on the silver screen. A growing film festival explores the unseen side of military life.

What The Avengers Do After Saving The World

The values that bind The Avengers vastly outweigh the ideas that separate them, as they display in “Age of Ultron,” opening this weekend.

Dear Ben Affleck: I Feel Your Pain

Just like Ben Affleck’s, my ancestors include some bad people. Here’s some advice to help Affleck work through the shame.

‘Top Gear’ Won’t Be Itself Without Jeremy Clarkson

The chemistry of silly rivalry, mocking friendship, and unabashed glee between the three hosts of the BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ car show is irreplaceable.

‘AD: The Bible Continues’ Portrays The Early Church This Easter

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey use their star power to highlight ISIS victims and produce films such as their Easter showing of ‘AD: The Bible Continues.’

9 Brands That Are Clueless About #GoodFriday

Maybe your social-media team needs to get a clue about world history before branding #GoodFriday tweets.

‘Furious 7’ Offers The Fun, Thought-Free Ride You’d Expect

The latest in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, ‘Furious 7’ offers fun car chases and a heart-touching story.

Why I Didn’t See ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey,’ As Told To My Therapist

As a movie critic, I’ve seen a lot. At ‘Fifty Shades,’ however, I drew the line.

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Is Already One Of 2015’s Best

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is a punk-rock rebel of a movie. It slaps you in the face while making you laugh.

Bring Consummation Back Into Sex

If C.S. Lewis wrote Narnia to be a place where it is always winter but never Christmas, we have created a culture in which it’s always copulation and never consummation.

Jupiter Ascending Is Bad Enough To Be Entertaining

‘Jupiter Ascending’ has bad acting, an inconsistent plot, and lots of weird moments. But it’s kind of fun.

How To Talk About Oscar Nominees At Cocktail Parties (Without Having To Watch Them)

You really don’t want to watch most Oscar-nominated movies. But that doesn’t mean you can’t talk about them.

Your Handy-Dandy Guide To Oscar Movie Controversies

It wouldn’t be Oscar season without artsy film-type people arguing passionately about movies you haven’t seen. Here’s a crib sheet of brewing controversy.

The ‘Inherent Vice’ Of This Film Is Its Lack Of A Reason For Existing

Like 1970s California, ‘Inherent Vice’ sounds fun—until you visit. Then it’s just confusing.

The 11 Most Bono Parts of Bono’s New Year’s Note To The World

Here are the highlights of Bono’s New Year’s Day letter, including love for his wife, for America, and worries that he may never play guitar again.

‘Selma’ Tells A Great American Story

Do not believe anyone trying to make ‘Selma’ a factional thing, a liberal or conservative, black, white, or hashtag movie. This story of Martin Luther King Jr. and his times transcends all that.

‘American Sniper’ Should Be A Contender For Best Picture, But Isn’t

Clint Eastwood’s new film, ‘American Sniper,’ refuses to insert liberal platitudes into the true story of an imperfect American hero.

‘Unbroken’: A Great American Story That Transcends America’s Borders

In directing ‘Unbroken,’ Angelina Jolie has taken the lessons she’s learned in refugee camps and war zones and turned them into art.

Here’s Why Every Freedom-Loving American Must See ‘The Interview’

What do a free people do when a thug says they can’t watch a terrible movie? They go and watch ‘The Interview.’

God’s On Trial In ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ shows no love for its subject matter and little awareness of history to help wash it down.