Alan Cerny

Alan Cerny
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
My name is Alan Cerny, and I have been writing reviews for several years. Formerly, I was Nordling at Ain't It Cool News until 2016, when I started writing for ComingSoon.Net, and now am currently a writer and reviewer for Vital Thrills. I have also guest written articles for CHUD and Birth Movies Death. I am a member of the Houston Film Critics Society since 2011, and formerly was Vice President and Secretary of that organization. I have covered the South by Southwest Film Festival, as well as Fantastic Fest, and Houston's Cinema Arts Festival and Worldfest Houston.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Bill and Ted Face the Music takes a sledgehammer to the despair of 2020, while also informing us that only we can make it possible to see ourselves through, and yes, that a magical guitar riff can save the world. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
6/10 53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Peninsula is too busy to get to the intimacy that makes Train to Busan so effective. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
8/10 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND, given time, may be Judd Apatow's best film. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
10/10 94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) Beastie Boys Story is a great film; often hilarious but doesn't shy away from the emotion either. It feels alive, unpredictable, and cathartic. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
7/10 88% Onward (2020) Onward is funny, sweet, and endearing. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
9/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man is as thoughtful as it is entertaining, as disturbing as it is frightening, and stays with you after you leave the theater. This is a great film. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
7/10 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) It might be the dog that brings audiences in, but they will stay to see Harrison Ford do what he does best. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
7/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey serves as a rallying cry for those who feel like their voices have not been heard, even if comes in a candy-coated package. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bad Boys For Life isn't only good; it may be the best of the series. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
5/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker ends this saga with a resounding thud. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
9/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) It is a struggle to forgive. It is hard work to be kind. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood reminds us all that, in those moments, we can find true grace and peace. This is a remarkable film. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
7.5/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari is a good, perfectly enjoyable movie, even while thematically, it's spinning its wheels. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
7/10 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) If you enjoyed Zombieland, you'll enjoy Zombieland: Double Tap. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
10/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is a masterpiece, and essential viewing for our times. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
9.5/10 97% Knives Out (2019) Rian Johnson's Knives Out is an engine of perfect entertainment. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
6 out of 10 90% The Lighthouse (2019) While THE LIGHTHOUSE is full of atmosphere, Robert Eggers fails to fill that atmosphere with a compelling story. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
9.5 out of 10 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Eddie Murphy's best performance. A joy. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
8 out of 10 81% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) For Alien fans, Memory: The Origins of Alien is a must see, and can be placed right on the shelf next to J.W. Rinzler's book and Charles de Lauzirika's documentary. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
9 out of 10 81% Synchronic (2020) This is a fantastic science fiction film, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's best, and I can't wait to see what they do next. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
8.5 out of 10 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Richard Stanley's Color Out Of Space is the best H.P. Lovecraft adaptation to date. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
9 out of 10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit shows us that kindness and empathy can be revolutionary acts, and Taika Waititi shouts it from the rooftops for all to hear. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
6 out of 10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) IT CHAPTER TWO is clunky, too long, and not as scary as it could have been, but when it hits, it really hits. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
9.5/10 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) One Cut of the Dead is a rallying cry for anyone who ever wanted to make a movie and put themselves out there. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
8/10 89% Rocketman (2019) How wonderful life is, with Rocketman in the world. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
8/10 41% Stuber (2019) Stuber is a blast. We need more summer movies like this. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
6.5/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino at his most comfortable, and that's not always a good thing. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
7.5/10 83% Midsommar (2019) While Midsommar doesn't hit the highs of Ari Aster's previous film, it is still a journey worth taking. - VitalThrills.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
8.5/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM is another excellent entry in the series, and action fans will surely rejoice. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
8.5/10 83% Creed II (2018) Like Rocky Balboa and Adonis Creed, Creed II takes the hits and keeps on standing. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
5.5/10 37% Glass (2019) What we get is a superhero movie that pulls its punches, and no one wants to see that. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
7.5/10 84% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Lego Movie 2 covers a lot of the same ground as the first movie, but since it's still as entertaining as it is, audiences probably won't mind. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
8/10 90% Shazam! (2019) In the pantheon of the genre, SHAZAM! is pure superhero entertainment. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
9/10 87% First Man (2018) This is a dazzling, passionate journey of the human spirit catapulting itself into the vastness of the universe, searching for that connection between us all. First Man is first rate. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
7.5/10 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times At The El Royale wants to show audiences a nasty good time, and that's satisfying enough. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
8.5/10 80% Mid90s (2018) There are few films that get childhood so intrinsically right.Mid90s is one of them. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
10/10 73% Destroyer (2018) Destroyer is beautiful, heartbreaking, cinematic perfection. They really do not get much better than this. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
9.5/10 65% Suspiria (2018) This is a great film. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
81% Overlord (2018) It's a full throttle blast, and one hell of an entertaining ride. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
8/10 79% Halloween (2018) Ultimately one of the very best horror sequels in the genre - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
8/10 48% Skyscraper (2018) Watching Skyscraper, I realized just how much I've missed movies like this. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
8/10 52% Equalizer 2 (2018) What makes The Equalizer 2as engaging as it is, is that we care for these characters in a way that most action movies tend to ignore. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
9.5/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, this is the best entertainment of the summer. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
8/10 89% Hereditary (2018) If you let this movie in, you may not be able to get it out. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
9.5/10 97% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Won't You Be My Neighbor has a power to it that cannot be denied, especially in the context and backdrop of today's world. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
7/10 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage gives you exactly what it's selling, even if the trailers seem to concentrate on the last half-hour of the movie. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
9/10 96% A Quiet Place (2018) We don't get many thrill rides of this caliber, and we don't often get to see a level of talent erupt in such ferocity as we do here. This is a monster movie for the ages. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
5.5/10 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim Uprising is a cynical retread of the original, with only John Boyega's performance showing any spirit. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
6.5/10 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider is worth seeing for Alicia Vikander's performance, but as a whole it's disposable entertainment. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
7.5/10 88% Annihilation (2018) A challenging, rich science fiction film that rewards patient audiences, although many will find the film tough to follow. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
9.5/10 97% Black Panther (2018) Marvel's Black Panther is a complete triumph and is simply one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe entries yet. - ComingSoon.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018