Alci Rengifo

Alci Rengifo
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T-Meter Title | Year
84% No Time To Die (2021) The result is 2 hours and 48 minutes that veer into every possible mood, some more successful than others, but it is never a stale cocktail. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2021
30% The Addams Family 2 (2021) One reason this movie still works a little better than it should is because the voice cast all sound like they're having a great time. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2021
60% Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Some movies are bad because they're so absurd, this franchise gets a pass precisely because it knows what it is and doesn't care. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
87% Titane (2021) A bolder movie lover will find one of the year's most original works, if not one of the wildest commentaries on motherhood, gender, and car obsessions. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
73% The Many Saints of Newark (2021) It's a good movie about family trees, with roots that should have been dug out before they caused any more pain and bloodshed. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
72% The Guilty (2021) While the original is more than worth checking out, viewers who come across this version by Antoine Fuqua will find a sharply tense experience driven by a strong performance courtesy of Jake Gyllenhaal. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2021
30% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) Diehard fans of the musical may just forgive these details and bask in watching it brought to a big screen. For everyone else, it's a lesson that with certain material, age is not just a number. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2021
59% Cry Macho (2021) Cry Macho is a tight piece of filmmaking, with a few rough edges we can forgive Eastwood because his sense of pace and storytelling remain intact. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2021
70% The Nowhere Inn (2021) Like much of the singer's own music, The Nowhere Inn veers from lucid entertainment to art-pop experimentation. It's also a charming comedy where we sense St. Vincent making fun of her stage persona being taken much too seriously. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2021
86% The Card Counter (2021) [Paul Schrader] isn't afraid of mixing big emotions with upfront statements. All he needs are good actors and a few poker tables to make one of the year's best films. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2021
75% Malignant (2021) You might just feel puzzled and comically entertained. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2021
80% Worth (2021) Michael Keaton delivers some of his best work since Birdman in Worth. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) It feeds the fantasies of leaving your day job for some glorious adventure while acknowledging families are not always so picture perfect. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2021
79% No Man of God (2021) [Director Amber Sealey] takes Bundy as seriously as an FBI profiler, breaking down the monster's components. Those components are brought to skin-crawling life in a rather stunning performance by Luke Kirby as Bundy. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2021
84% Candyman (2021) The visuals, social commentary and excellent performances overcome some of the movie's more scattered elements. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2021
46% Beckett (2021) Neither the structure of the plot or the main character show any interest in what the movie is apparently about. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2021
80% Free Guy (2021) From the middle onward, Free Guy glides along as an enjoyable adventure that combines action with gamer satire. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2021
44% Don't Breathe 2 (2021) Not every movie requires a sequel. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2021
71% Annette (2021) Even the more challenging passages are exciting to behold. In a time where a lot of the box office is ruled by factory products, here is a rock opera hard to categorize, and for which we should be grateful. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2021
90% The Suicide Squad (2021) There's more pathos in King Shark sitting in the back of a van, silently watching the grit of an island's back alleys pass by, than your average bullet fest. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2021
86% Vivo (2021) Cuteness can't save every animated concept involving singing pets. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2021
75% Stillwater (2021) McCarthy and Matt Damon have crafted a character that becomes more engaging than the mystery he is trying to solve. At its best the movie is all about him and not the clichés. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2021
88% The Green Knight (2021) The Green Knight goes on a cinematic quest that for the viewer means finding more than mere entertainment. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2021
62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise is not aiming to sweep the Academy Awards... But anything involving underwater chambers where Emily Blunt has to kiss Dwayne Johnson for oxygen can be enjoyed for its sheer escapism. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2021
93% Val (2021) Val is a work both vibrant and reflective. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
36% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) The Marvel movies are Arthur Miller plays by comparison. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) There are parts of this movie that are fun and enjoyable, but they have to compete with what feels overcooked. It barely misses the basket, but makes a few strong passes. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
91% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) Director Morgan Neville structures this piece with the same searching spirit that drove his subject, celebrating his feats, while unafraid of looking at painful truths. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
97% Pig (2021) If successful Pig will convince viewers of two key truths: Nicolas Cage can still act and missing a loved one really cuts deep, no matter what species. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
79% Black Widow (2021) It gives a great female character a stronger treatment than in previous titles, while at the same time guiding her to the exit. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
50% The Forever Purge (2021) Slightly more satisfying than its peers, The Forever Purge won't make any year-end ten best lists or garner awards. But you know what, within its genre it's also not a complete bore for viewers who like this kind of dark escapism. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2021
99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Confirms that some documentaries can be so absorbing, so transcendental, that the viewer doesn't so much watch them as absorb them. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2021
88% Zola (2021) Under the direction of Bravo, in her sophomore effort following 2017's Lemon, with a screenplay by playwright Jeremy O. Harris, Zola becomes a riveting testimonial. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2021
59% F9 (2021) After 20 years the best one can say about the Fast and Furious franchise is that it knows how to service its fan base... You can fault it for being silly, but you can't fault it for knowing that's its purpose. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
91% Luca (2021) Luca is a sincere, wonderfully imagined fable. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
94% In the Heights (2021) With great music and stunning skill, In the Heights reminds us that human desires, fears and joys come in all languages. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
55% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) The core of the movie is comprised of good horror scenes glued together in a bare plot. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
74% Cruella (2021) It keeps everything family-friendly and age-appropriate, but for the most part it makes a convincing, visually lively effort to give the chain-smoking terror a convincing origin tale. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) The world of the original is expanded, there's a bit more noise and the jump scares are just as effective... This chapter manages to still keep interest peaked. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
66% Wrath of Man (2021) Both Jason Statham and director Guy Ritchie find darkly intriguing ways to up their game with "Wrath of Man." - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
94% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) There is a brilliant poetry to how these images all flow together, or when they take on a surreal intensity like a couple flying over a bombed out World War II city. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
44% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) "Without Remorse" is fine as a momentary escape, but the next adventure needs to open a thicker file. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
77% Stowaway (2021) The environment of the film is cold and distant, but the narrative packs a human punch in how direct its main idea is. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
55% Mortal Kombat (2021) This new movie is not necessarily terrible and the casting is great. It just has to aim higher when it obviously can. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
80% Concrete Cowboy (2021) As cinema "Concrete Cowboy" becomes a work of magnificent images. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) It's a full throttle action ride while at the same time celebrating how modern special effects should properly be used. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
92% Tina (2021) It celebrates the great artist while acknowledging that she is a woman who weathered many storms, the kind many viewers of this documentary are also enduring. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
84% Nobody (2021) Odenkirk sells it with wicked pleasure, making it worthwhile to follow him through every punch, kick, dive and shootout. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2021
51% City of Lies (2018) We just get two established actors hanging out for 112 minutes discussing the facts of the case. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
97% The Human Voice (La Voz Humana) (2020) One of the world's great directors returns briefly to prove that a good storyteller can grab you any tools at their disposal, even during lockdown. - Entertainment Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021