Adam Patterson

Adam Patterson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Adam Patterson has had an unhealthy obsession with film since early childhood, and he takes pride in his film snobbery. His love for film and exposing people to new and interesting cinema caused him to create Film Pulse in 2012, and it has become his job, his hobby and his passion. Adam currently resides in New York City and is a proud member of the Online Film Critics Society.
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/10 68% Vivarium (2020) There's not much here beyond the great setup, and it feels like this would be better suited for a Twilight Zone episode rather than stretched out into a feature-length film. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
7/10 90% The Carnivores (2020) Johnson's second feature has a deeper complexity than his first and provides a thought-provoking story about love and obsession. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
7/10 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Propelled by the performance of Davidson, it feels a bit paint by numbers, but the solid script and even pace keep it from toppling over under the weight of its own formula. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
8/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Terrifying, unique, and one of the best horror experiences this year. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
6.5/10 96% Blood on Her Name (2020) A well-crafted Southern-fried neo-noir. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
6.5/10 81% VFW (2020) A no-frills, sleazy throwback with a great cast and tons of gore. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
6/10 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Less exuberant than what I hoped, but a satisfying cosmic horror tale nonetheless and a welcome return from Richard Stanley. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
6.5/10 80% VHYes (2020) VHYes paints a lovingly odd portrait of a bygone era. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
7/10 47% Underwater (2020) Derivative and shallow, but Stewart commands this satisfying white-knuckle sci-fi horror romp. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
8/10 100% Don't Be a Dick About It (2020) Sometimes the simplest stories can be the most endearing; such is the case with Ben Mullinkosson's slice-of-life documentary. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
6/10 82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Playing out like a horror version of Drop Dead Fred, Daniel Isn't Real blends familiar tropes with some welcome, off-the-wall antics. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/10 66% Little Joe (2019) A diluted experience, perhaps in need of its own whiff of that sweet, euphoric pollen. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
7.5/10 100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) Bolstered by its two standout performances, Mickey and the Bear is a sobering coming-of-age film brought to the screen with realism and tact. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/10 No Score Yet Portals (2019) A poorly structured, forgettable horror anthology that leaves a lot to be desired. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
7.5/10 80% Greener Grass (2019) We've seen plenty of movies take the piss out of modern suburbia, but none have done it with such raw, piercing wit. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/10 4% Mary (2019) Despite its impressive cast, Michael Goi's ghost story, Mary, is a film lost at sea. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
7/10 66% Mister America (2019) This ever-growing mythology is impressive, creating a satirical monster that continues to grow more and more tentacles while cleverly lambasting one topic after another. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4.5/10 81% Little Monsters (2019) It's a film teeming with opportunities that were squandered under falsely edgy and unfunny jokes. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/10 80% 1BR (2020) 1BR is a great concept held back by the mishandling of its characters. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/10 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) Like many movies of this ilk, the journey is far superior to the destination. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
6.5/10 70% Wrinkles the Clown (2019) An entertaining documentary that explores both a wildly successful social experiment and the reasons behind its universal fascination. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
6/10 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Well-crafted, but for die-hard fans of the series, there are no big revelations, just a rehash of facts that many folks already know with a glossy coat of paint. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/10 82% Koko-di Koko-da (2020) Koko-Di Koko-Da is a test of one's patience more than it is a meditation on grief. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Wyrm (2019) An oddly sweet absurdist farce. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
6/10 100% Desolation Center (2019) A serviceable doc exploring the show's roots through tons of archival footage and celebrating what it was and what it influenced. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
7.5/10 71% Haunt (2019) Haunt is a horror film that's minimal by design, stripping away needless exposition and boiling the formula down to its base essentials making for a gory good time. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/10 36% The Divine Fury (2019) It's a slightly muted affair, serving only a handful of fun, but fleeting, moments of excitement. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
7/10 87% Freaks (2019) This inventive genre-bender is the type of movie best seen cold, with no knowledge of any plot details beforehand, in order to truly benefit from its wild thematic shifts. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
6.5/10 96% Harpoon (2019) Harpoon balances horror and comedy at an even keel while never taking itself too seriously. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
5/10 37% Tone-Deaf (2019) The lack of commitment of its primary components prevents this from being anything but a mediocre affair. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
5/10 64% The Mountain (2019) Brilliant visuals aren't enough to save it from being a tiring endeavor to get through. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
7/10 100% Door Lock (2018) Door Lock is a well shot and at times fiercely creepy thriller that almost acts as a companion piece to the original Sleep Tight. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
7/10 97% Extra Ordinary (2020) A hilarious, strangely heartwarming horror-comedy. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
7.5/10 61% Satanic Panic (2019) A gore-soaked camp-fest that is chock full of fun and consistently entertains from beginning to end. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
6.5/10 71% 8 (2019) Atmospheric and unsettling, 8 utilizes moody visuals and excellent sound design to deliver a satisfying folk-horror story that, while inconsistent, is worth a look. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
5/10 73% The Incredible Shrinking Wknd (El increíble finde menguante) (2019) While the concept is sound, the film does little to breathe new life into the time-loop mechanic and instead opts to simply curse the most uninteresting person possible. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
8/10 97% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) A highly polished thriller that capitalizes on its great premise. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
1.5/10 44% Critters Attack! (2019) Critters Attack! fits well within the pantheon of SyFy dreck alongside Sharknado and Piranhaconda. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
8/10 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Both a tragically funny, satirical exploration into what it takes to "be a man" and a complex character study of how these elements adversely affect one individual. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
6.5/10 95% Furie (Hai phuong) (2019) Furie brings fast, fluid action with a heavy dose of style to make it a martial arts bonanza that's not one to be missed. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/10 59% Trespassers (2019) Trespassers is the type of movie that will anger more than entertain. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
7.5/10 No Score Yet Dark Figure of Crime (2018) Bolstered by its strong performances from Yoon-seok and Ji-hoon, Dark Figure of Crime is an enthralling and well crafted true-crime thriller. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
5.5/10 41% Stuber (2019) It's not without its moments, but this is far from a five-star ride. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
6/10 80% Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019) An entertaining if not slightly underwhelming look at an interesting piece of history. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
8.5/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Beautiful, devastating and thoroughly unpleasant, Midsommar is destined to become a horror classic, one that we discuss and break apart for years to come. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
6.5/10 63% Child's Play (2019) While not necessarily diving too deeply into any of the underlying statements it might be trying to make, it is a film that's acutely aware of what it is and delivers. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
7/10 84% Villains (2019) The strong script and deliciously deranged performances ultimately redeem the film from a plot that unfortunately doesn't amount to much. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
6/10 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) It's undeniably messy, but there's enough comedic heft here to make it a good time at the movies. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Despite the promise of a fiery conclusion Dark Phoenix instead fizzles out with no gas left in the tank. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
8.5/10 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) From its gorgeous opening sequence, it quickly becomes clear that Joe Talbot's The Last Black Man in San Francisco is going to be something special. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019