KJ Doughton

KJ Doughton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Film Threat , Nitrate Online
Total Reviews:
130

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 96% The Crash Reel (2013) " After screening The Crash Reel, you will never, ever again delight in televised images of skiers and snowboarders wiping out on the slopes. Guaranteed." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 22, 2013
4/5 89% Starlet (2012) " "Starlet" is achingly sad, shrewdly funny, and shockingly honest. " — Film Threat
Posted Jan 3, 2013
3.5/5 85% Black Dynamite (2009) " Black Dynamite scores brownie points for its brilliant, spot-on recreation of grindhouse-era ambiance." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 9, 2009
4/5 67% Grace (2009) " Like Bug or Audition, Grace will imprint its uniquely grotesque imagery onto your cerebrum, then dare you to shake it off." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 9, 2009
4/5 66% Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009) " Director Wirkola obviously knows the zombie genre inside out %u2013 and isn't afraid to pull its innards out farther than they've been pulled before." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2009
4/5 83% We Live in Public (2009) " A cinematic shot of Broadband to the brain." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2009
4/4 98% The Life of Reilly (2007) " It... holds wrenching emotional power in its naked, warts-and-all history of one man's life..." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 10, 2009
3.5/5 37% Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.) (2007) " Its willingness to tackle common, yet squirm-inducing sexual predicaments with blunt, sometimes hysterical wordplay will certainly command attention." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 2, 2008
3/5 48% Bottle Shock (2008) " A gorgeously photographed hybrid of education and entertainment." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 12, 2008
4.5/5 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) " He-man headbangers beware: "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" will make you weep like a little girl, or at least tear up like some sissy, emo-band singer." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2008
4.5/5 48% Towelhead (2007) " Boasting ten-dimensional characters and the sophisticated juggling of difficult themes, Ball's powerful, complex movie is a must-see." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2008
3/5 71% The Great Buck Howard (2009) " "The Great Buck Howard" is lightweight, but in a charming, Capraesque kind of way." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2008
4.5/5 88% Boy A (2007) " One of the most gripping, thought provoking dramas ever to ponder crime and punishment." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
3/5 91% Transsiberian (2008) " A missionary couple with unresolved marital problems falls prey to corrupt cops and horny heroin smugglers in Transsiberian, a decent thriller that derails only during a preposterous finale." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
4/5 53% Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) (2007) " You'll swear you smell gunpowder during the earthshaking gunfights of "Elite Squad." Forget John Woo's Hong Kong, or Sergio Leone's West. With bullet-slinging gusto, director Jose Padilha ("Bus 174") proudly pronounces Rio de Janeiro the bloodiest onscree" — Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
4/5 98% Let the Right One In (2008) " Alfredson has helmed a classic-in-the-making, with a final set piece that uses visuals in a fresh, inventive, and startling combination that will be talked about for years to come." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
3/5 61% Newcastle (2008) " Taken as sheer sensory spectacle, Dan Castle's colorful flick is a "Top Gun" with waves; a "Rocky" with board fins..." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
4/5 96% Chop Shop (2008) " The ambiguous fates awaiting Alejandro and Isamar are resonant and unforgettable." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3.5/5 76% Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) (2007) " Some might perceive City of Men as a slow film, while others could reasonably argue that Morelli is taking more time to develop characters." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 25, 2008
4.5/5 98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) " A gut-wrenching depiction of what truly defines Family Values." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 4, 2007
4.5/5 88% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) " 3:10 to Yuma is that rarity -- an action Western pushed into overdrive by its complicated, savvy characters." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 15, 2007
4/5 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) " It's refreshing to see a thriller in which all of this information makes sense, falling into place as pieces of a coherent puzzle." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 31, 2007
—— The Mark of Cain (2007) Nitrate Online
Posted Apr 14, 2007
94% Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992) " The kinetic action set pieces of Hard-Boiled are so tightly-wound, so intense, that they will either exhilarate or scare off action fans bred on the relatively lame offerings provided by major Hollywood studios." — Nitrate Online
Posted Mar 1, 2007
3/5 87% Jesus Camp (2006) " Jesus Camp will convince you of one thing. Our society is more polarized than ever." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 14, 2006
4.5/5 69% Cocaine Cowboys (2006) " Cocaine Cowboys is gleefully manipulative -- which is meant as a compliment. Edited for maximum impact, it packs the furious momentum and dramatic punch of a riveting feature film." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 31, 2006
3/5 88% Man Push Cart (2006) " Man Push Cart is that unique, frustrating film that gains brownie points for its immediate, here-and-now ambiance, while losing momentum by prioritizing realism before dramatic force." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 3, 2006
4/5 69% Adam's Apples (Adams æbler) (2007) " Adam's Apples slams together good and evil for maximum black-comedy impact." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 1, 2006
4/5 68% Brothers of the Head (2006) " With Brothers of the Head, Fulton and Pepe have created a fiction film in the spirit of a rock doc, further blurring... the line between live and Memorex." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 4, 2006
3.5/5 84% 13 Tzameti (2005) " What a depressing spectacle. But it's the most good-looking, well-acted, tension-filled depressing spectacle you're likely to see any time soon." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2006
4.5/5 80% District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006) " A snazzy, sensational action ride from big-bang guru Luc Besson." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2006
4/5 93% The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Moartea domnului Lazarescu) (2006) " If you love adventurous cinema, [Cristi] Puiu's transcendent, unique foray into the culture of health care is a must-see." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 3, 2006
3/5 73% a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006) " A surprisingly clear-eyed, sober account of what it's liked to be embraced by a culture, while loathed by the Powers That Be." — Film Threat
Posted May 30, 2006
5/5 90% Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005) " Dunn effortlessly smashes the cliché of metal-bands-as-Neanderthal-lunkheads." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 13, 2006
100% The Killer (Dip huet seung hung) (1989) " [It] makes The Wild Bunch climax look lethargic by comparison." — Nitrate Online
Posted Feb 3, 2006
3.5/5 67% Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006) " Trading decades of muzzled vitality for a new lease on subversive spirit, Laura Henderson proves that it's never too late to live a little." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 9, 2006
4.5/5 71% Derailroaded (2005) " As with all great documentaries, Derailroaded challenges its audience to do some heavy soul-searching." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) " The best example in recent memory of what happens when an independent-minded director is allowed to exercise his talents with the backing and support of a Hollywood support system." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1/5 77% Bad Santa (2003) " The script is grade Z Adam Sandler fare." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 87% Mystic River (2003) " A sprawling story that benefits from Eastwood's stripped-down approach. There are no jive talking Tarantino exchanges here, and no crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 78% Sin City (2005) " What an electric cast!" — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 27% Paycheck (2003) " Paycheck is John Woo lite." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 71% Cold Mountain (2003) " As he did with The English Patient, director Minghella performs a miraculous juggling act, balancing his epic, sweeping story with the subtleties of character and detail that make Cold Mountain breathe." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 97% Maria Full of Grace (2004) " Deciding whether or not to view this unique glimpse into a seldom seen world should be easy. It's a must-see." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 20, 2004
100% King Of The Ants (2003) Nitrate Online
Posted May 1, 2004
5/5 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) " Kill Bill finds Tarantino at the top of his rebel-rousing game, with both guns blazing and taking no prisoners." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 24, 2004
2/5 73% Intermission (2003) " Crowley's group isn't much fun to spend time with, making viewers yearn for an intermission as his Dublin train wreck unfolds." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 17, 2004
5/5 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) " Kill Bill finds Tarantino at the top of his rebel-rousing game, with both guns blazing and taking no prisoners." — Nitrate Online
Posted Apr 13, 2004
41% Jersey Girl (2004) " Jersey Girl might not be Kevin Smith's most original movie, but it's daring all the same." — Nitrate Online
Posted Apr 5, 2004
2/5 73% Intermission (2003) " Crowley's group isn't much fun to spend time with, making viewers yearn for an intermission as his Dublin train wreck unfolds." — Nitrate Online
Posted Mar 30, 2004
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