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Alex Arabian

Alex Arabian
Alex Arabian's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters, Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Walking Out (2017) Walking Out is part father-son drama, part survival thriller, part coming-of-age yarn, and part uncompromising horror film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
97% Lucky (2017) Lucky marks one outstanding directorial debut for Carroll Lynch and two storytelling debuts for the ages in Sparks and Sumonja.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
96% Stronger (2017) Stronger does Jeff Bauman, the human being, justice by transposing his autobiography onto film in a purely unadulterated way thanks to Pollono, creating a resolute, powerful, and personal film that applies to the masses of the world, not just to Americans‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
77% Realive (2017) Realive is a science fiction drama with a brain, a scientifically altered one that hooks up to a power source beautifully.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
74% Shot Caller (2017) Shot Caller is essential viewing, and one that will leave an unsettling but necessary, lasting impact on the viewer, providing them with plenty of philosophical ammo to play with.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
85% The Trip to Spain (2017) Coogan and Brydon bare their truest selves in The Trip To Spain, resulting in an emotional and bitingly honest chord that rings mellifluous with the viewer.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
63% All The Rage (Saved By Sarno) (2017) A dual character study, All The Rage benefits from its celebrity testimonies, candid interviews with Dr. Sarno, and Galinsky's efficiency of substantiation.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
19% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Once Upon A Time In Venice is clearly a film made by cinephiles, but the scattered subplots and underdeveloped characters combine for an overall misfire.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
76% Final Portrait (2017) Final Portrait is filled with acute vigor, seamlessly-interwoven humor, impeccable historical accuracy, and superb acting that combine for another Tucci gem.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) Good Time is a fast-paced, oscillation of raw emotion and manic suspense that plays directly to Pattinson's continually emerging thespian strengths.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
93% Suspiria (1977) In Suspiria, Argento's use of space, lighting, vivid colors, grandiose set pieces, and Goblin's score create a masterclass in suspense and subliminal terror.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
79% Brigsby Bear (2017) Brigsby Bear will surprise on several levels, including Mooney's strong writing and acting display, the film's intangible, transcendent tone and sheer originality.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
91% Marjorie Prime (2017) With nuance and an introspective eye, Almereyda creates a beautifully bleak, hypnagogic world in Marjorie Prime that allows its pensive themes to flourish.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
100% 11:55 (2017) Actor Victor Almanzar makes his screenwriting debut with the gritty, visceral, and sobering 11:55.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
No Score Yet The Sabbatical (2015) The Sabbatical exemplifies the power of good storytelling over spectacle cinema. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
No Score Yet Frank vs. God (2014) Frank Vs. God makes solid arguments for and against the effectiveness of religion and the existence of god, but, like reality, doesn't offer any life-changing answers.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary (2017) Donnie Darko, the 1st cult classic of the 21st century, a masterclass in assiduous filmmaking, remains one of the most relevant, urgent and timely films of the last 50 years.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy is a prime example of how a big studio can ruin a film by misdirecting its focus on spectacle over a cogent story, something that audiences have grown weary of.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
85% Band Aid (2017) Beneath the comedy in Band Aid, which turns into wonderfully executed slapstick at times, there is an intelligent and sincere commentary about societal gender expectations. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
92% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Schrader delves into film music by merely acting as a fly on the wall, letting the masterminds speak for themselves, creating a non-intrusive film with a pulsating heartbeat. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
No Score Yet Let Me Make You a Martyr (2016) By the end of Let Me Make You A Martyr, viewers will be antsy for the drawn-out story to finish so that they can leave this suffocating, vapid world. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
72% The Wizard of Lies (2017) As choppy and dragging as it may be at times, and although it doesn't offer any revelations, The Wizard Of Lies is an intimate and sobering look at family betrayal.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
68% Take Me (2017) Take Me doesn't beg the audience to think or force it to endure visually horrific imagery. Instead, it's a rather fresh take on the classic battle of the sexes trope.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
51% The Dinner (2017) The Dinner is a difficult film to watch, but it is worth seeing for Coogan's revelatory performance alone.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
89% Hounds of Love (2017) Brace yourselves, for Hounds of Love is the most terrifying torture porn film since the genre's inception. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
No Score Yet Logan Noir (2017) In a sense, Logan Noir is Mangold's own love letter to the fans of his Wolverine installments. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
25% Table 19 (2017) Table 19 is affable and empathetic, never aspiring to be more than it is in scope or scale. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
58% Small Crimes (2017) The Blair brothers fail miserably at trying to give a heartbeat to Small Crimes. However, Coster-Waldau and the rest of the cast do their best with the source material they're given. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
89% Win It All (2017) Though Win It All plays like a series of vignettes, Swanberg has become both grounded and creatively expanded as a result of Johnson's repeated collaboration.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
7/10 74% Landline (2017) Robespierre succeeds at making another candid, comedic portrayal of family dysfunction and difficult life transitions, this time from a multigenerational perspective.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
5/10 67% Life (2017) Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick... fall short in creating realistic dialogue, scenarios, and frankly do a lazy job of trying to zero in on themes they want to focus on... They fail to add something fresh to what I see is an Alien knockoff. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
8/10 42% Song to Song (2017) With an A-list cast set against the Austin music scene, Malick has finally found a palatable balance between his visual and narrative poeticism.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017