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Alan Ng

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 67% The Quest of Alain Ducasse (La Quête d'Alain Ducasse) (2018) The Quest of Alain Ducasse will delight those who are interested in the subject or curious about the subject matter.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/10 No Score Yet Sunset (2018) Dialogue-heavy movies are not a bad thing as long as the dialogue reaches Sorkin or Mamet-like heights. Sunset fails to reach levels of profound.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Almost Paris (2018) The script really needed a few more revisions in order to massage the overall story and provide dialogue the cast can work with. It was almost there.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Chinese Exclusion Act (2018) It's well-produced, exhaustive in its facts and stories, and its importance. It will also challenge the current discussion of U.S. immigration policy. I've had to shift my thinking as a result.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Summer 1993 is the classic foreign, indie film about a little girl coping with loss, which admittedly is not for everyone. Simple story, no big studio glitz-and-glamor and an emotional payoff at the end the works for the most part.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 100% Science Fair (2018) Structurally, Science Fair is sound. Its a cross-section of human-interest stories is inspiring. The subjects are engaging and worth rooting for.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
2/5 13% Carter & June (2018) Carter & June is merely a series of bad things happening to mostly bad people.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Cuban Food Stories (2018) Cuban Food Stories is a gorgeous love letter to the people and country of Cuba...a real triumph overall.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/5 83% Class Rank (2018) Ultimately the acting and character interactions are what makes this movie fun.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet For Izzy (2018) Alex Chu gets major points for addressing tough issues in his first feature film.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
3/5 70% Most Likely to Murder (2018) Most Likely To Murder is a pretty predictable movie but just manages to work. I laughed at the right moments through this retelling of an over-told story.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4.5/5 86% Social Animals (2018) Social Animals is a good film about an important topic.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
4.5/5 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) The real tragedy against humanity uncovered by Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is the millions of ideas that never came to light because society refused to listen to women.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Dance Baby Dance (2018) The final nail in this coffin called Dance Baby Dance is the cinematography. The dance footage is just as uninspired as the dancing. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/5 75% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2018) What Will People Say is a powerful story of a young woman, whose voice and story fall on the deaf ears of society. Hopefully, this film will not suffer the same fate.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
4/5 87% Tully (2018) The beauty of Tully is that Diablo Cody takes an experience we all go through and intensifies the drama and humor of the situation to the point where she slaps you in the face and says, "this is you!"‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/5 83% Chef Flynn (2018) Chef Flynn is a remarkable story of Flynn McGarry. I don't know that I would want my child to follow in Flynn's footsteps and experience his experiences. But at the end, you can't help but admire the man McGarry becomes.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/5 46% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) The film's success rests on Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp's performance in this tragic love story. It would be cliché to say they have great chemistry, but they do. Elle's portrayal of the alien Zan is calculated, and consistent.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/5 82% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The events and portrayals in The Miseducation of Cameron Post feel real and authentic.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4.5/5 85% American Animals (2018) The fascinating insights of American Animals come from exploring just why these four college students decided to steal the books in the first place.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 60% A Kid Like Jake (2018) A Kid Like Jake works because of the incredible performances of Claire Danes and Jim Parsons and the insightful writing of Daniel Pearle. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet 20 Weeks (2018) 20 Weeks is a series of real moments accentuated with authentic dialogue. Situations and setting feel spontaneous and not staged.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/5 48% The Last Movie Star (2018) The reason to see The Last Movie Star is its performances from both Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter. It's a sweet, solid film and a suitable bookend to Reynolds' career as a leading actor. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 88% Love After Love (2018) You'll want to watch Love After Love because it's something different. It throws out traditional narrative storytelling and portrays itself as real. Andie MacDowell is great as usual.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Shifting Gears (2018) The best thing I can say about Shifting Gears is that's its an incredibly mediocre and unoriginal film...with solid performances all around, Shifting Gears pushes itself barely passed the recommendation line.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 53% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) I wish Desplechin would have just centered the film on these actors and expanded their relationship to one another. Now that's a good movie. The rest of the film ultimately interferes with what would have been a great story, instead of a mildly good one.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Family I Had (2017) The Family I Had makes no attempt to be political or force an issue down your throat. It simply presents the facts and feelings as they are. You decide right and wrong, good and evil, justice and forgiveness. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Do yourself a favor and see Thoroughbreds, especially if you like to see something new. Like the best candy in the world, the story is darkly sweet.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 100% Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched (2017) If you're a Muppet fan, this tiny documentary is made for you...If anything, it reminded me of what a genius Jim Henson was in the way he created and performed characters as well as his innate sense of how to entertain the fans.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) While 7 Days in Entebbe is a good film, it falls short of being great...What worked was a solid story, a rescue plan that was easy to follow, fantastic acting, and a fair presentation of all viewpoints and opinions.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
100% The Dawn Wall (2018) While The Dawn Wall brings you up close to the miraculous feat of Caldwell and Jorgeson, the backstory (particularly of Caldwell) is just as amazing.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Wobble Palace (2018) I liked this film a lot. Some films use odd and weird moments to be funny, but here it feels intentional. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
2.5/5 29% Chokeslam (2016) Chokeslam was a draft or two away from being ready to shoot. While the story is humorous, it lacked laugh out loud moments. It needed to find ways of telling a unique love story and adding the wrestling element to it wasn't enough.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/5 89% A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017) Unfortunately, the film's situation and dialogue fail to push A Bad Idea Gone Wrong successfully across the finish line. It's situation just doesn't feel dangerous enough.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4.5/5 89% Knife Skills (2017) What makes Knife Skills amazing is its goal of rehabilitation. It's about forgiveness, offering hope and giving second chances.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4.5/5 100% My Nephew Emmett (2017) The ending reveal is poignant, haunting and real. Films should be judged alone on the final product. My Nephew Emmett is a fantastic film. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4.5/5 100% The Silent Child (2017) The Silent Child illuminates the intrinsic value of children, perfect and not.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
4/5 100% Watu Wote (All of Us) (2017) Watu Wote is an inspirational story of solidarity based not on identity, race, or religion, but by the undeniable fact that we're all human beings.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
3/5 56% Crooked House (2017) The fun of a mystery is solving the crime based on the clues presented, but the clues don't necessarily lead to the conclusion. It feels like we're just stumbling over the final reveal. Despite these complaints, Crooked House is worth watching. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
3.5/5 84% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) Lost In Paris has a very specific audience in mind. Fans of dance and light-hearted wackiness will like this film...If you don't take the film too seriously, you're bound to have a good time.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Spent (2017) All I can do is be honest. Spent is a really bad movie.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
3/5 76% Braven (2018) Braven is a decent thriller. Good actions, beautiful location and as the main psychopath Garret Dillahunt is at his Dillahuntiest. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Becoming Iconic (2018) Becoming Iconic tells you how to be a leader on set and manage everyone around you from crew to studio without killing yourself of sheer exhaustion. You're going to pay a few bucks to see this film. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet No Date, No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) (2017) Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand tells a tale about morality and integrity. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3.5/5 91% Angels Wear White (2018) Vivian Qu's screenplay follows many threads and weaves them together in a hauntingly bitter tapestry. What should be a simple crime to litigate becomes an insidious story of the abuse of power and the re-victimization of victims. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/5 60% The Motive (El autor) (2017) The Motive is a fascinating film about an average and bland man. The story Alvaro is writing may be exciting, but he's still observing the exciting life of others rather than experiencing it himself.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Cover Versions (2017) Cover Versions is clever in its use of the characters' recollections and revelations. The ending has a nice twist that ties everything up perfectly. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 87% The Post (2018) The Post is an important film spotlighting the necessity of a free press to keep our government in check, but more importantly, spotlights a person...a woman willing to risk everything for the greater good of the nation.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Second Nature (2017) Second Nature makes some interesting comedic points, but the story is weak on substance and weak on message.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Christmas Crime Story (2017) A Christmas Crime Story is a melodramatic tale of emotional torture, and it's laid on thick.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017