Adam Keller

Adam Keller
Adam Keller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat
Publications: Film Threat

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 No Score Yet Spell (2019) ...what remains is something made with love and talent, but not enough vision to make a lasting impression. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
No Score Yet Is That You? (Eres tú, Papá?) (2019) It's like a cubist painting that shows us all the angles of this miserable household, putting each character's pain into relief. It does this with more emotional force than most "prestige" films that deal with similar issues. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
1/10 No Score Yet Clownado (2019) It's a limit experience that nobody should have to endure. Please don't watch it out of curiosity. I guarantee you will regret it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
7/10 81% Jirga (2019) Gilmour's hypnotic landscape shots hammer home the vastness, beauty, and cruelty of nature. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
5/10 80% Scary Stories (2019) Less than the sum of its parts, it doesn't have enough of a distance from its subject to appeal to non-fans. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/10 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) My sense is that there was a vision for Mary Magdalene that got lost somewhere along the way, in editing or rewrites... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
6/10 20% Smaller and Smaller Circles (2017) The broad shape of the ending is predictable; by the time you get to it, you could probably write the final confrontation yourself. This a likable, well-intentioned movie, but those qualities don't take it far enough. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
7/10 85% West of Sunshine (2017) All of the performances are at least solid, and for an indie, the production value is impressive. It won't reduce you to a weeping mess, but at 78 minutes it's a trim, satisfying drama that does justice to its inspirations. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Maki (2018) Maki is too threadbare to add to the list; like its main characters, it's plagued by indecision. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
No Score Yet [Cargo] (2018) This movie could be shot by Roger Deakins and come with Smell-O-Vision, and the audience would still be trapped with Anthony Peterson in a one-man show from hell. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of Circle of Dust (2018) Klayton's fastidious image control means that nothing interesting or personal really comes up. Full Circle is a music documentary with nothing to say about art or the creative process. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
7/10 100% Charm City (2018) [Charm City] helps the viewer imagine a future that doesn't require a massive armed police presence to make neighborhoods like Rose Street safer. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Tower. A Bright Day. (Wieza. Jasny dzien) (2017) Tower. A Bright Day brims with potential. But as the runtime goes on, the two sides of the film-tense domestic drama, sublime art-horror-are an odd fit that doesn't come together. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Armed (2018) Outlandish production design and even more outlandish editing give it its rhythm and energy. For every terrible special effect that looks like an AfterEffects plugin, there was an image that stunned me with its inventive, hyper-saturated vividness. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
8/10 100% Letter from Masanjia (2018) Sun Yi's stoicism is admirable and moving, but it's his ex-wife Fu Ning's tearful recollection of their separation that cements the story in your mind. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
10/10 79% Never Steady, Never Still (2018) The long gestation period shows: every scene in Never Steady, Never Still feels focused and intentional, like someone has agonized over how to most directly and honestly express the characters' inner states. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
5/10 38% Along Came the Devil (2018) Along Came The Devil's premise seems interesting at first but quickly devolves into a standard "possessed young girl" story. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
7/10 93% 93Queen (2018) Ultimately, it's a fascinating study of contradictions in values, made by and featuring women who want to transcend those contradictions. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Guilty Men (2018) Guilty Men can be suspenseful one minute and a dryly funny study of machismo the next. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
7/10 80% Blue (2017) Moral clarity isn't a bad thing when you can back it up. The narrators frequently drop statistics that shocked me. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
5/5 80% 1987: When the Day Comes (2017) 1987 speaks more to our current moment than anything Hollywood is producing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018