Joshua Vasquez

Joshua Vasquez

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Matinee Magazine , ReelTalk Movie Reviews , Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
96

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
.5/4 6% Son of the Mask (2005) " Remarkably inept." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2005
4/4 88% F for Fake (1974) " F for Fake is one of the more wistfully humorous of Welles's wrestlings with reality." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2005
2.5/4 95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005) " A documentary of quiet, introspective charm." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 10, 2005
2.5/4 93% Travellers & Magicians (2005) " A bit too creakingly stiff in its allegory, but the film's refusal to provide simple answers is touchingly appropriate." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2005
3/4 78% The Saddest Music in the World (2004) " Guy Maddin's snow globe cinema, hermetically sealed in ghostly adoration of silent cinema, is well matched to this darkly comic fable." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2004
2/4 50% It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1994) " Stretches the darkly comedic aspects of the trilogy to the breaking point." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2004
3/4 44% It Lives Again (1993) " The second and third parts of Larry Cohen's It's Alive trilogy are by turns silly and sublime." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2004
3.5/4 69% It's Alive (1973) " One part allegory on familial tensions and one part commentary on environmental and biological poisoning." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2004
4/4 86% The Black Cat (1992) " The Black Cat's impressionist wasteland is composed of equal parts severe allegory and pulp poetry." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2004
3.5/4 60% Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) " One of the finest of the seven entries in Hammer's Frankenstein cycle." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2004
3/4 64% Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) " Taste the Blood of Dracula is unusual in that it keeps Dracula somewhat on the sidelines." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2004
4/4 97% Monsieur Verdoux (1947) " The film is not only an account of the moral slippage of one man but the record of a far larger, seemingly uncontrollable escalation." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2004
3/4 72% Robot Stories (2004) " Concerned with detailing the various interactions of an unsettling, fragile humanity with its own technology." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2004
2/4 23% Torque (2004) " Director Joseph Kahn's Torque is inoffensively diverting-it's neither a work of inspired genre genius or mere manipulative commercial trash." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2004
1.5/4 27% Paycheck (2003) " The possibilities of Dick's premise are never really exploited, just used as the framework for limp action set-pieces." — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2003
3.5/4 94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) " The city of Belleville is like some nocturnal amalgam of Paris and New York, on the edge of a vast sea and of the world itself." — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2003
3/4 65% Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) " There is something about Holmes's elegant, haunting, and whisperingly melancholic distance, his analytical remove from the world, that inspires a desire for glimpses of the baroque corridors of labyrinthine interiors." — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2003
2.5/4 12% Timeline (2003) " The attempt to stay true to a historically minded adventure by maintaining a strangely subdued tone in terms of action just doesn't work." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2003
1/4 77% Bad Santa (2003) " Bad Santa tries to be as vulgar and offensive as possible so that it might somehow justify the inevitability of its own happy ending." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2003
2/4 57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) " The lunacy isn't inspired and the film never imitates the sharp comedic wit so frequently on display in the works of Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, and Chuck Jones." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2003
1/4 36% Scary Movie 3 (2003) " The humor is confined to watching protagonists smack around the film's monster and listening to a lot of "whites and blacks are different" jokes." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2003
1/4 72% Runaway Jury (2003) " A supremely smug experience, Runaway Jury begins as a thriller and ends as a tract that doesn't even have the decency to be well made propaganda." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2003
3/4 98% The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) " Morris allows McNamara the dignity of his memories, yet never allows the viewer to forget the deeply troubling moral questions bound to those memories." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2003
1.5/4 34% Wonderland (2003) " Save for its basis in historical reality, there is little that is original in the visualizing of Wonderland's underbelly tour of compromised lives." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2003
37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 28, 2003
1.5/4 71% The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) (2003) " Johnson is a natural action hero, a point presumably made rather cheekily by way of an early cameo from none other than Ahhnold himself." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2003
1.5/4 31% Underworld (2003) " The film takes the fetishization of the vampire in contemporary pop culture quite literally." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2003
95% Oklahoma! (1955) ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 22, 2003
50% Two Evil Eyes (1990) ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 22, 2003
78% The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) " Beneath the campy comedic gestures and genre spoofing, which are quite enjoyable in themselves, there is an often neglected serious side to Rocky Horror." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 26, 2003
50% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 7, 2003
38% The House By The Cemetery (Quella villa accanto al cimitero) (1981) ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 16, 2003
B- 53% The Transporter (2002) " It's the kind of film where the villain even gives an evil look for his passport photo. How can you resist that?" — Matinee Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2002
B- 74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) " A film that was at once far more entertaining, clever and witty than I expected, and one that despite its attempts to reference an older style of adventure film, falls short by its very cartoonishness." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2002
B 74% Signs (2002) " If Signs is a good film, and it is, the essence of a great one is in there somewhere." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2002
B- 48% Eight Legged Freaks (2002) " Eight Legged Freaks has an indulgent charm." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2002
C 40% Reign of Fire (2002) " A film that is by turns awkward and wonderfully odd, illuminated from within by a spark of humanity." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2002
F 22% Mr. Deeds (2002) " The insincerity of the film's message is matched only by the incompetence with which it is delivered." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2002
A 63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) " Read it as a deconstruction of Anime, a triumph of 2-D primary design or just one of the few funny cartoons left on television: The Powerpuff Girls is an all-around delight" — Matinee Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2002
C- 30% Scooby-Doo (2002) " Scooby-Doo doesn't know if it wants to be a retro-refitting exercise in campy recall for older fans or a silly, Nickelodeon-esque kiddie flick." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Jun 23, 2002
10% Bad Company (2002) " Joel Schumacher couldn't produce a sincere moment of cinema if he had a gun pointed at his head." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2002
D 20% Jason X (2002) " A bad film, but a watchable one, if only in the same way that one is attracted to the gossip of celebrity despair." — Matinee Magazine
Posted May 5, 2002
D- 41% The Scorpion King (2002) " Reeks of rot and hack work from start to finish." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2002
B+ 76% Panic Room (2002) " Panic Room fits nicely within the trajectory of the elegant career arc Fincher has already plotted." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2002
B 33% Resident Evil (2002) " Just a bloody good time." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2002
B 29% The Time Machine (2002) " the film tunes into a grief that could lead a man across centuries." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2002
D 3% Rollerball (2002) " It's really just another silly Hollywood action film, one among a multitude of simple-minded, yahoo-ing death shows." — Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2002
A 89% Galaxy Quest (1999) Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 8, 2002
C- 28% The Bone Collector (1999) Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002
C+ 30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002
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