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Elias Savada

Elias Savada

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Frankly, after watching the film, I felt ambivalent. The film's not exhausting, at least. It's not quite fifty shades of dreck. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 14, 2015
3.5/5 88% Still Alice (2015) "Thank god Julianne Moore got an Oscar nod for her new film Still Alice. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 21, 2015
4/5 63% Still Life (2015) "Still Life offers up much bittersweet comfort and joy as it reaches a most unexpected close. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 17, 2015
2.5/5 84% Predestination (2015) "An ambitious, slow-to-reveal, and overly meditative failure. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 10, 2015
4.5/5 99% Selma (2015) "Selma, the latest in a long string of strong biopics out over the last year, deserves your undivided attention. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 7, 2015
1.5/5 33% The Brass Teapot (2013) "I'm left wondering: Doesn't a teapot have better things to do than force its demonic will on others, including an innocent, naive couple? Actually, I'm not wondering about that at all. I prefer coffee. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 28, 2014
4/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) "...a strange, wondrous brew... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 25, 2014
4.5/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "It's a lovely year end present. Near perfect, and damn entertaining with moments of thrills, triumph, and sadness... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2014
4.5/5 97% Housebound (2014) "Housebound" is terrifyingly funny. If it's playing at a theatre near you (it's already on VOD), it's worth a ticket to share the communal terror and laughter. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Nov 1, 2014
4.5/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) "While I consider the phrase "reality television" an oxymoron, there's nothing wrong with a good-make that great-piece of fly-on-the-wall cinéma vérité to open your eyes and leave you wondering-what if "he" had stayed quiet. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 24, 2014
.5/5 34% Two Night Stand (2014) "Two Night Stand takes place between Christmas and New Year's, but there's no holiday mirth to cheer about here. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3.5/5 100% Mysteries Of The Unseen World (2013) "...an educational wonder, hopefully opening minds, young and old alike, to the world around us. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 29, 2014
4/5 14% Not Cool (2014) "Brazen, shameless, romantic, and broadly funny. With good music. Not Cool is way cool. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2.5/5 75% Hollidaysburg (2014) "The hormones run hot in Pennsylvania. The weather, cold. The talk is constant. The marijuana plentiful. The action minimal. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3.5/5 64% The Maze Runner (2014) "I smell popcorn. I smell franchise. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/5 89% The Drop (2014) "After a hum-drum year of wannabe crime thrillers (and movies in general), it's nice to see something elevated above the norm... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Wild Zwijn (Wild Boar) (2014) "Darkly humorous, this documentary is all about the curious mixology of obsessive compulsive personalities and road kill... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 6, 2014
4/5 88% Coherence (2014) "James Ward Byrkit rocks the metaphysical world with his mind-bending look at duality as told like a campfire horror story. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 30, 2014
4.5/5 94% The Search For General Tso (2015) "The only problem I had with The Search for General Tso, and it's something many of us experience eating Chinese-American food, was that an hour after watching it I was hungry to view it again. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 28, 2014
4.5/5 No Score Yet Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey "In the end, like Holbrook's enchanting rhythms on stage, Holbrook/Twain: An American Odysseyexpertly catches the mesmerizing beats of a man who continues to share his life-in the guise of one of America's greatest humorists-with his adoring public. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3.5/5 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) "The Internet's Own Boy builds a strong case against the American government, whose insatiable ability to continually undermine its basic democratic principles caused the sad demise of one of the internet's great heroes. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 25, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "The teenage actors nail their natural, giddy-sad coming-of-age performances and Moodyson flavors the film with fine direction of its young stars. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 17, 2014
3.5/5 32% Lullaby (2014) "Inspired by events within his own family, Andrew Levitas' feature directorial debut transforms his own script into a movie that wears its heart on its sleeve. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 8, 2014
2/5 42% Words And Pictures (2014) "Opposites attract. Words and Pictures? Not so much. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3.5/5 36% Friended To Death (2014) "...a sly, yet extremely energetic wink at the dark side of our increasingly intrusive social media state of dependency... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 30, 2014
4.5/5 96% Ida (2014) "Life is full of strangeness. Ida offers up a quixotic glimpse at the human condition, and a diversion from the expected... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 26, 2014
3/5 88% The Immigrant (2014) "The huddled masses will probably be waiting for this one's arrival in the land of video on demand... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 25, 2014
4.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "You really should see X-Men: Days of Future Past on the big screen. The heart-pumping effects are worth it alone. And the cleverness and wit are outstanding. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Ofir "Kudos are definitely in order for Ofir and his marvelous efforts, and a grand thank you to the McDannald brothers for pushing Ofir's efforts out into the public eye. Hopefully, word will spread as "Ofir" gets more exposure. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "As a leave-your-brain-at-home flick, Neighbors throws enough nonsense about to cook up an adequate stew of laughs and groans within its infantile framework... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 12, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet Odyssea "Maltz lets the symbols do their own talking. Red roses. Red flags. Red Blood (or is it wine?). I'll let the viewer do his or her own translation. For me, in the words of the Grateful Dead, it's a long, strange trip, albeit in a 12-minute film. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Bradford Halifax London "Lee, a character actor,... has recently turned to writing and directing shorts, and he's got a deft touch for handling dialogue here, even if a few words are lost in stateside translation because of the Yorkshire dialect. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Milk and Blood (2014) "Basically a two-character skit, the performances of the two leads are nicely drawn. Englmair's story (written with co-producer and director of photography, Ugla Hauksdóttir) is seriously flippant. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Trauma (2013) "While the shadowy cinematography is okay, the limited dialogue and story line could have used better writing. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet We Keep on Dancing (2013) "Sure, it may be a one joke movie, but it also provides a heartwarming breath of human kindness. A great pick-me-up... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet No tiene gracia (Not Funny) "I won't give away the moral of the tale, but the 15-minute journey, courtesy of Spanish director-writer Carlos Violadé Guerrero, is worth the wait... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4.5/5 No Score Yet One Please "I won't point out the twist, or try to figure out what it means, but this light-hearted piece of dark whimsy has a ton of dark charm filling its six minutes... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Pink & Baby Blue "I don't get all the symbolism (i.e., a woman dribbling milk out the side of her mouth), but if there's a statement in here, I assume it is: You'll get through it, girl... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Love Letter (2014) "A psychiatrist might better understand this dream of a movie, but, alas, it only left traditional ole me adrift. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
1/5 29% Bad Johnson (2014) "Oh well. They got half the title right... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
2.5/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Its web is half-spun and all you're gonna be left with at the end is an empty box of popcorn and the filmmaker's sad sense of tired complacency... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet 3 Mile Limit "Youngsters may not comprehend the crackle heard on old transistor radio sets ..., but they should latch onto the film's anti-establishment bias... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 23, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Finding Neighbors (2013) "Our everyman could have the motto: Truth, passion, and the American way of procrastination. Finding Neighbors is a mournfully honest look at unlikely relationships. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 26, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet They Will Outlive Us All (2015) "Director Shearer plays the film for sly laughs, whether his camera is hovering over his actors, waiting for them to react to the sludge in their environment. Or he bombards our aural senses with a weird soundtrack of singing cats. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 15, 2014
0/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) "Some of us may remember Akiva Goldsman for his dual Razzie nominations (1997′s A Time to Kill and 1998′s Batman & Robin). This may be the year he wins. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2.5/5 70% Love Is In The Air (2014) "By the time the end credits start to roll, you're comfortably satisfied, but never full... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 3, 2014
4.5/5 100% The Square (2013) "The Square doesn't slack for a minute. Quite a voice. Quite a film... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 26, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Luna Vieja "The family dynamic gets a serious look-see in Luna Vieja (Old Moon)from Puerto Rican-born, NYU-trained director-writer-(co)producer Raisa Bonnet, who tells a simple story of an innocent child's darkness redeemed by a prudent grandmother. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "If you're going to resurrect the likes of John McClane or Jack Ryan, it might be wise to put a few more bucks and minutes into developing a decent story.... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3.5/5 56% The Best Offer (2014) "What a nice way to start 2014, with this intricate, multi-layered tale of mystery, deceit, and delicate anxiety... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 5, 2014
3.5/5 81% If You Build It (2014) "If You Build It works successfully as a human interest story, albeit one with a bittersweet ending that condemns the stingy, misguided minds running at least one of our country's school boards... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 27, 2013
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