M. Faust

M. Faust

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
M. Faust has reviewed movies for the books Video Movie Guide, The Motion Picture Guide, Movies on TV and Videocassette, The Complete Guide to Videocasette Movies, The Movie Guide, and the Virgin Film Guide; for the magazines Video Digest and Video; online for FamilyWonder.com, and for the Buffalo News and Niagara Falls Gazette. He is presently the film critic for ArtVoice in Buffalo NY.
Publications:
ArtVoice , Common Sense Media
Total Reviews:
61
Total QuickRatings:
12
Location:
Buffalo, NY

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— The Legend Of Six Fingers (2014) " The Legend of Six Fingers consistently finds way of turning its limitations into assets. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
64% Unfinished Song (2013) " Stamp and Redgrave elevate adequate material into something special every time they share the screen. Be forewarned that the musical number that closes the film is guaranteed to have you reaching for the Kleenex. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
72% Pacific Rim (2013) " There was a time when I would have considered Pacific Rim the greatest movie ever made. But then I turned 12. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
87% The Attack (2013) " Seen with an open mind, it's an experience that gets under your skin in ways you won't expect. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
67% Up There " One of the best Scottish comedies since the heyday of Bill Forsyth. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
55% Interior. Leather Bar. (2014) " The latest volley in the performance art project that is known as James Franco ... a sustained attempt at keeping viewers uncertain as to whether they are watching a scripted story or an improvisation. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
82% Prisoners (2013) " It's impossible to ignore that you are looking at unspeakable cruelty which, even if justifiable, must be ruinous to the soul of the wielder. You expect that to become the theme of the film, but, astonishingly, it never does. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
99% Short Term 12 (2013) " Set inside a group home for troubled teenagers, this film proceeds with seemingly unforced naturalism to tell stories about ordinary lives whose problems unfold into understanding rather than melodrama" — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
99% Wadjda (2013) " (T)he first film shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia ... is an insightful and sometimes delightful story of a young girl chafing under but refusing to bend to the social restraints she is only beginning to discover. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
35% The Counselor (2013) " Based on Cormac McCarthy's first original script, The Counselor is as brutal, philosophical and bleak as you would expect from his books. As directed by Ridley Scott, it is also a talky, shapeless, confusing mess. " — ArtVoice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
93% This Is Martin Bonner (2013) " The detail is precise, as are the performances. These may not be people you would care to see a film about, but seeing it I can't imagine that you wouldn't be moved to care about them." — ArtVoice
Posted Aug 1, 2013
19% Identity Thief (2013) " ...piles on complications [for] a movie that is busy without being terribly funny. Give it Brownie points for making fun of Florida ("the worst place in America") and Ayn Rand. " — ArtVoice
Posted Feb 7, 2013
41% Footprints (2011) " It evokes a mood of wistful sadness at lives lost to dreaming." — ArtVoice
Posted Dec 22, 2011
74% The Whistleblower (2011) " If the film occasionally falls into melodramatics, it's hard to see how a story like this could have been told otherwise." — ArtVoice
Posted Sep 28, 2011
3/5 48% Vertical Limit (2000) " Mediocre disaster flick." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 58% Twister (1996) " Decent disaster movie for teens." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 74% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby) (1987) " Coasts on the charisma of its three stars." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) " This classic silent film will appeal to teens." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 62% The Claim (2000) " Mature viewers only; kids won't be interested." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 —— Century, The - America's Time (1999) " A compelling introduction to American history." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 —— The Black Stallion Returns (2003) " A lackluster sequel to the well-loved original." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 92% The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) " Two classic stories told in the best Disney style." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 73% Snatch (2001) " Eccentric characters, lively banter, adults only." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 57% Popeye (1980) " An eccentric take on Popeye and friends." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 87% Poltergeist (1982) " One of the all-time great haunted house movies." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 92% Mister Roberts (1955) " WWII dramedy is a true American classic." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 90% Matilda (1996) " Offbeat fantasy gem, but too dark for young kids." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
2/5 7% Lost Souls (2000) " Teenage horror fans can do much better." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 99% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) " Mature teens will appreciate this gripping epic." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 100% Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) " A comedic gem featuring the incomparable Sir Alec Guinness." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
1/5 27% Hollow Man (2000) " Even for mature viewers, this is a flop." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 48% Harriet the Spy (1996) " Fans of the book will want to see this film." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 90% Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) " Unusual documentary pointless but engrossing." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
2/5 20% Duets (2000) " A not very good adult movie about adult issues." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
1/5 18% Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) " Brain-cell depleting comedy will appeal to kids." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 55% Blow (2001) " Uneven drug trade story has explicit drug use." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 27% Beethoven's 2nd (1994) " A bland but enjoyable good time." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 31% Beethoven (1992) " A sloppy but lovable pooch of a movie." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 97% Babe (1995) " Heartwarming farm story touching and a bit scary." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 88% Almost Famous (2000) " Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 —— All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) " This dark coming-of-age story is a unique romp." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 50% All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989) " A barking romp too intense for younger children." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) " Outstanding Henry Fonda jury classic." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
69% Alone with Her (2007) " A smart, unsettling drama that finds new uses for tatics devised by movies like The Stepfather and The Blair Witch Project." — ArtVoice
Posted Jun 6, 2007
—— Mille Bolle Blu (1996) " A perfect little gem." — ArtVoice
Posted Apr 29, 2003
14% The Scarlet Letter (1995) " [It's] a mess that serves no one, least of all students hoping to get out of having to read the book for class." — ArtVoice
Posted Apr 28, 2003
19% House of 1000 Corpses (2003) " [Debuting director Rob] Zombie is more of a fanboy than filmmaker. He's adept at tossing off references to his favorite films, but much less skilled at making something coherent, not to mention original, out of them." — ArtVoice
Posted Apr 27, 2003
68% The Grey Zone (2002) " Unlike Schindler's List, ... this uses history to remind us of the tenuousness of our own morality, to remind us that ... most of us will never have to know what we might be capable of in certain circumstances." — ArtVoice
Posted Apr 26, 2003
91% Adaptation (2002) " A witty and provocative exploration of the craft that goes into our favorite medium." — ArtVoice
Posted Apr 23, 2003
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