Alex Saveliev

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 57% Miss Virginia (2019) As a heartfelt tribute to an important historical figure, it works just fine. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
8/10 95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) It may be a 'message movie'...but it's a muscular, endearing, highly intelligent one. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/10 27% Trick (2019) Hardcore gorehounds will be disappointed by the lukewarm scares. Fans of throwback films will groan at the lack of tongue-in-cheek references. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
8/10 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) [It] will melt your brains, punch you in the gut and leave your hearts a-flutter. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/10 4% Mary (2019) Mary is an utterly dismal experience from start to finish, lacking any psychology or thrills. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
7/10 100% Blood on Her Name (2019) Blood on Her Name is a fine showcase for its star, and a sturdy debut from a director to watch. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/10 22% Pretenders (2019) Quantity over quality seems to be Franco's motto. He's quite consistent in how inconsistent he is. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Encounter (2018) With its slapdash editing, poor effects and a central creature that resembles a chopped-up Audrey II from The Little Shop of Horrors, Encounter sadly does little to improve Luke Hemsworth's filmography. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
6/10 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) This is a straight-up, no-holds-barred revenge flick starring a leathery Sylvester Stallone - albeit one that struggles to keep an already-thin story together. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Nineteen Summers (2019) The tone and pace are, at times inconsistent, making for a somewhat-meandering flow... However, newcomer Emonjay Brown shines as DeAndre, by turns affectionate, resolute, angry at the system and himself. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/10 44% The Wedding Year (2019) Robert Luketic... churns out another generically-named, generic rom-com! Lo and behold, The Wedding Year may just be his most generic one yet! - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Imprisoned (2019) Clumsy and meandering, Imprisoned seems unsure of whether it's a story of personal revenge, an outcry against a corrupt regime, or a study of the Puerto Rican justice system. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
7/10 62% Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) It stirs up nostalgic memories, but also leaves one with a lingering sense of melancholy. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
8/10 45% Seeds (2019) Seeds masterfully explores what happens when one cannot stop the dam from opening. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/10 62% 3 Days with Dad (Life Support) (2019) Too bad it's all been done before, and better. Its flaccid visual approach and meandering, morose plot may make you pull the plug on your TV set. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
6/10 100% Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019) The Messenger functions fine as a heartfelt, important PSA, a tribute to Jordan's legacy - but less so as a fleshed-out, layered documentary. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
9/10 67% Pelican Blood (Pelikanblut) (2019) Pelican Blood touches upon every mother - and woman's - deepest fear. It's not an easy watch by any means - but there's no denying its forceful, searing power and the long, crimson-red shadow it casts. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Sadly, though afforded double the budget, It Chapter Two provides half of the scares of the first installment. This clown's makeup is wearing off, fast. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
7/10 71% The Last Photograph (2017) The young romance sub-plot may be a tad unnecessary, and the film ends up rather slight and anticlimactic despite the hefty subject matter. There's no denying Huston's mastery though, both behind and in front of the camera. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
8/10 94% Jay Myself (2019) An ode to the artist and his city, Jay Myself may just make you stop and recognize beauty in a random light pattern, or in the way dust blankets an old photo. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
6/10 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Yes, it's all uber-violent, in-your-face, completely lacking sophistication - but I'll be damned if it's not entertaining. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
8/10 87% Freaks (2019) An explosive, utterly original concoction that won't please everyone but will totally elate the freaks among us seeking something different. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Joel McHale: Live from Pyongyang (2019) McHale should've either gone-for-broke or remained harmlessly affable - but he goes for both, and consequently underwhelms, making one wish his show did take place in Pyongyang. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 82% Socrates (2019) With an authenticity rarely seen in contemporary cinema, it examines the lives of those that struggle to survive in ecosystems that function according to their own decrepit principles. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
6/10 79% Good Boys (2019) For all its claims to be rebellious, Good Boys is surprisingly tame by today's standards. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet The Second Sun (2019) Perhaps The Second Sun would have functioned better on stage. There's a shred of melancholy permeating the otherwise-glossy narrative that may be more palpable when experienced live, without the celluloid barrier. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Deadsight (2018) Deadsight is ultimately nothing exceptional, proving again that it will take a true cinematic genius to resuscitate the zombie genre. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/10 71% The Bestowal (2019) Andrew de Burgh tackles existential, cosmic issues and mixes the theological, the religious and the scientific with such reckless abandon, his reach far exceeds his grasp. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
7/10 64% Them That Follow (2019) Them That Follow is a dark and richly atmospheric experience. Despite its missteps, this is one snake-infested cinematic pit worth investigating. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/10 22% Daughter of the Wolf (2019) Carano doesn't seem quite capable of carrying a film yet, let alone pull a dreary feature like Daughter of the Wolf out of the murk. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/10 40% The Operative (2019) The Operative certainly operates on its own terms. I'm just not quite sure what they are. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Being and Nothingness (2019) Writer/director Ashley Avis, along with her modest crew, present a new, tantalizingly odd take on your typical "granola indie" with the poetic Being and Nothingness. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 53% Ladyworld (2019) Cerebral and forceful, [Ladyworld] will have you deliberating its themes for days after. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet The Tangle (2019) For a sci-fi feature, it's certainly not visually-stimulating; perhaps it would've worked better as an audio-book. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Purge of Kingdoms (2019) Purge of Kingdom is the worst film I've seen so far in 2019. If a fart gag makes your sides split with laughter, go right ahead - otherwise, avoid at all costs. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
8/10 77% Skin (2019) It may tread familiar territory, but Skin does so with relentless energy, confidence, and passion. I can't wait to see what Nattiv has in store for us next - and for Bell to get under another character's skin. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
8/10 56% The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang ngarmo) (2019) The Sweet Requiem is also a call to action, a statement on the Chinese invasion of Tibet (whose desperate citizens resort to self-immolation), and by extension, a representation of all the lost souls exiled from their land. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
6/10 44% Supervized (2019) Supervized gets quite a few things right, especially considering its inherently silly, B-movie origins. It deals with memories, aging, finding a purpose, and coming to terms with death. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
5/10 68% Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2019) Unstoppable treads shallow, still, shark-less waters. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
2/10 20% She's Just a Shadow (2019) Sherman piles on the gratuitous gore, nudity, drug consumption and reprehensible attitude towards women for the sake of it. Nihilistic and offensive, it leaves you with more than a sour taste. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
6/10 82% Crawl (2019) Seriously, if you haven't yet - forget Lake Placid and dip your toes into those alligator-infested, turbulent waters instead. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
8/10 95% Firecrackers (2019) Foul-mouthed, unapologetic, visceral, and authentic, Firecrackers also happens to be sharply edited, its narrative complemented by Casey MQ's gorgeous electronic ambient/drone score. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
9/10 72% The Plagiarists (2019) [Director] Peter Parlow and his crew knock it out of the park. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
5/10 59% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2019) The wildly uneven result winds up nauseatingly genial/sappy, despite boasting a charming lead and some inspired sequences. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
9/10 100% First to the Moon (2018) First to the Moon moves at rocket-launch speed, chockfull of engrossing episodes. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Zoo (2019) It's almost like the filmmaker had a superb little dramatic short that he decided to expand into a multi-genre, low-budget hybrid, to its ultimate detriment. Meandering scenes overstay their welcome... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury (2019) Parallel Love is exactly what it says it is: a slight, diverting story of a band called Luxury, that happens to have some rockin' priests in it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
7/10 63% Changeland (2019) Slight but likable, Changeland deals with moving on and the healing powers of travel and friendship. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
5/10 32% Shaft (2019) Every beat of the formulaic plot is so predictable. The writers would've been better off just writing some lines for the three Shafts and having them verbally spar in a room together while jamming out to some slick 1970's tunes. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
5/10 63% Head Count (2019) Not quite the head trip it purports to be, Head Count is more likely to have you counting minutes until it's over. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019