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Fred Topel

Fred Topel

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World "Goes full Herzog into the abstract and esoteric, and that's what we love about Herzog. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
75% Operation Avalanche "Because filmmaking is the actual mission, there's no need to remind us all the time that they're filming. Besides, they're undercover so no one else is supposed to know. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Feb 4, 2016
85% Morris from America "Curtis is a really great father... When Morris makes excuses, Curtis says, "I believe that could be true." What a wonderful way to empower your child while still maintaining parental authority. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Feb 4, 2016
No Score Yet The 4th "In a way there's a sense of tragedy that this is all they have, a pathetic barbecue on a day off. The film doesn't take that angle though. We are supposed to consider Jamie the underdog hero trying to make everything right. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Feb 4, 2016
80% The Eyes of My Mother "The film runs a lean 77 minutes but there is enough material for months of nightmares. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3 out of 5 29% Yoga Hosers "A lovely ode to female friendship as an Amblin creature movie. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 29, 2016
100% Certain Women (2016) "Small town stories that remind us that everything is important to the people experiencing them, and there is drama everywhere you look if you pay attention. " ‐ Guff.com
Posted Jan 27, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Gives us examples of Davis's bravado so it never has to tell us how badass he was. Cheadle, who co-wrote the script, knows that showing is better than telling. " ‐ Guff.com
Posted Jan 27, 2016
86% Southside With You "Makes Barack a predator to begin with. He is determined to ignore her boundaries. Fortunately, I don't believe that part is true. It is dramatic license and poorly thought out fiction. " ‐ Guff.com
Posted Jan 27, 2016
No Score Yet Antibirth "Gross as hell " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 27, 2016
44% The Hollars "The Hollars wants a medal for expressing its feelings but it seriously lacks perspective on what it's characters' fundamental problems really are. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 27, 2016
100% Hunt for the Wilderpeople "Waititi manages the balance of tones perfectly and his eye for editing and action show both scale and restraint, so he won't fall short and won't go overboard. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 26, 2016
4 out of 5 70% Swiss Army Man "This is what I love movies for. When I hear an outrageous, bizarre idea, I want to see how that director pulls it off. If you feel the Daniels didn't, then that's fair but the premise alone shouldn't be a turnoff. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 26, 2016
3 out of 5 44% 31 "Rob Zombie's The Running Man " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 26, 2016
95% The Birth of a Nation "The American Braveheart " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 26, 2016
100% Sing Street "John Carney is saving the world through music, one movie at a time. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 25, 2016
75% Indignation "Brilliantly captures the complexity of a human reaction to intimacy. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 25, 2016
0 out of 5 83% The Greasy Strangler "I think documenting my displeasure only reinforces what the filmmakers were going for, so I'm glad I could help. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 25, 2016
60% Trash Fire "One harsh movie... Trash Fire starts in a dark, desperate place and only gets darker and more desperate. It will leave you shaken, but the visceral experience of it is exhilarating. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 25, 2016
8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Where HItman was happy to be derivative of the genre movies that inspired the game, Agent 47 takes those inspirations and pushes them to gleefully insane degrees. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 29, 2015
9% Point Break (2015) "As epic as the international locations of Point Break are, the extreme action scenes are really intimate between two men. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 25, 2015
83% Lamb (2016) "A provocative, dangerous tale that gets to real emotion because it doesn't play it safe. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Dec 21, 2015
9/10 No Score Yet Touched With Fire (2016) "Both Kirby and Holmes are extraordinary. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Dec 21, 2015
43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Won't threaten the man from Nantucket remaining the city's greatest claim to fame. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 11, 2015
20% Walt Before Mickey (2015) "An HBO level biopic of Walt Disney, which makes it better than Saving Mr. Banks, but still not the definitive Walt Disney movie. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 10, 2015
83% The Revenant (2015) "Makes the guys in The Grey look like weenies, and those were some tough dudes! " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 4, 2015
No Score Yet Close Range (2015) "Makes use of every room in the country house and every rock in the country mountains. Adkins gets more acrobatic as the movie progresses, like he's building up to the big jumps, but he still does plenty of fancy footwork and fistwork. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 3, 2015
No Score Yet Nintendo Quest (2015) "I highly recommend anyone who liked Console Wars, Atari: Game Over or other retro gaming celebrations watch this too. And if this is your first look back at retro games, let it start your nostalgia all over again. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 3, 2015
6% Queen of the Desert "The politics are an addendum to a mismanaged history lesson, so it fails to convey what Gertrude Bell did and it's a polemic that seems to come out of nowhere. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 29, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "The film is full of a lot of scenes that they want to have happen but didn't think of reasons for them to. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 29, 2015
21% Self/less (2015) "Add it to the list of solid genre movies given the class and attention every movie deserves. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 27, 2015
94% Creed (2015) "Time adds layers to stories. What was a plot device for Rocky IV now paved the way for the story of a son's struggle for identity, forgiveness and allows him to make an impact on a legend. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 23, 2015
77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "Perfectly pleasant to watch with your kids, or by yourself because no one's judging here. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 23, 2015
42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "I liked the feeling of adults having adult conversations about adult things. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 19, 2015
63% Concussion (2015) "The film is not soft on the NFL at all. The way NFL doctors themselves put money above people speaks for itself. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 18, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "My biggest beef with the series has been that Katniss never had to kill anyone the audience liked, and she's still not the instrument, but this one doesn't spare her the moral ambiguity. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 17, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "Nothing short of brilliant " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 17, 2015
73% Youth (2015) "It's art, man. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 12, 2015
80% Macbeth (2015) "the film makes the worst choice in cinematic adaptation. You know what they can't do on stage? Shaky cam! Why stare at theatrical actors on a level stage when you could see even less with a camera jerking around? " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 11, 2015
92% The Lobster "The central issue is the inevitable paradox where you can't meet someone when you're lonely, which is when you most want to meet someone. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 11, 2015
93% Carol (2015) "While that sort of attention to detail is sure to garner well-deserved Oscar nominations, it serve the correct purpose, which is to establish the world and then get out of the way. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 11, 2015
96% Mustang (2015) "A powerful story for any family to see. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 9, 2015
31% By The Sea (2015) "Any time you get to see a filmmaker's soul on display, if that doesn't intrigue you enough for two hours, you're missing out. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 6, 2015
87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "The gritty origin story of the Little Red Haired Girl. Finally, we get to explore how and why she came into Charlie Brown's life and the depths of his affection for her. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 3, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) "The Daniel Craig 007 movie I've been waiting for since Casino Royale. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 2, 2015
56% Paper Towns (2015) "Margo is just the superficial cliche of anti-authoritarian rebellion.She doesn't even obey the rules of spelling and capitalizes middle letters of words.Random capitalization is all she has.She's so desperate to be original she doubles down on nonsense. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 1, 2015
No Score Yet Mania "A story about tragic hope, the kind of hope that leads someone deeper down an unhealthy spiral they would otherwise navigate around. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Nov 1, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) "The Ghost Dimension is the final Paranormal Activity like The Final Chapter was the last Friday the 13th. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Oct 22, 2015
88% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "Bone Tomahawk is a classic western in spirit but modern film in hard hitting brutality. " ‐ Guff.com
Posted Oct 22, 2015
No Score Yet Hangman (2016) "Very scary normal activity. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Oct 15, 2015
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