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

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T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 88% High Ground (2021) It is a splendid depiction of a little-known period of time, in a little-known place, that manages to represent the global injustices that are happening now. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
8/10 100% Paper Spiders (2021) Don't let this one slip under the radar. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2021
7/10 100% Citizen Penn (2020) As it stands, it functions as a perfectly serviceable call to action, an extended, heartfelt PSA that neither glamorizes nor demonizes the actor. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
8/10 No Score Yet Eye of the Storm (2021) Baxter's documentary is about understanding your culture through painting. It's about change, whether it's physical, personal, cultural, climate, or a combination of any of them. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
8/10 77% Stowaway (2021) It's the awe of an endless, uncaring void juxtaposed against the emotional decisions that the crew has to make that will haunt you long after the credits roll. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
3/10 25% Me You Madness (2021) It just could've been so much more. Or, rather, it shouldn't have been at all. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
7/10 No Score Yet Deadly Cuts (2021) Carey's approach to filmmaking resembles that of a stylist working on a client who's had the same haircut for years: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2021
5/10 No Score Yet The Believer (2021) While admirable in its ambition, the end result just doesn't quite gel. Cool poster, though. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
9/10 98% Hope (Håp) (2021) The filmmaker has been through this horrific ordeal herself, so every minute feels painfully genuine; "resonant" simply doesn't do Hope justice - it's as sublime as it is utterly gut-wrenching. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
4/10 No Score Yet Paintball Massacre (2020) As it stands, Paintball Massacre is neither here nor there; neither goofy, nor gory, nor even gimmicky enough to leave a colorful splatter mark. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
6/10 90% Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache (2021) If you happen to be in the mindset for a long, leisurely, spiritual cinematic rumination about the fragility of life, the futility of our professional pursuits, the power of femininity, and the sheer bliss of living in the moment, then delve right in. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
5/10 No Score Yet The Blackout (2021) De Carlo's underexposed feature often feels like a visualized podcast, a confessional by people whom we barely know. Things may seem like they're left unresolved because there's nothing to resolve. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
8/10 No Score Yet The Fam (2021) The Fam sensitively deals with a tough subject and serves as a striking introduction to a roster of formidable talent. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
7/10 100% Like a House on Fire (2020) If you're looking for a low-key, character-driven, existential little drama, you and Klein's film will get on like a house on fire. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
7/10 No Score Yet Witness Infection (2021) The production values may be low, but Palmer & Co make the best with what they have. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
7/10 86% Nina Wu (Zhuo ren mi mi) (2020) Despite the blemishes, Nina Wu marks another timely, visceral entry from one of our most exciting filmmakers. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2021
8/10 37% Cherry (2021) Anthony and Joe Russo speed along with such obvious empathy for their subject, bitterness for the regime they condemn, and love of filmmaking that it's difficult to fault them for biting off more than they could chew. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
6/10 42% Doors (2021) Consisting of three segments, this hit-and-miss cinematic jumble imagines our world being taken over by the titular otherworldly gateways. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
7/10 92% Islands (2021) Alcasid and Comilang are simply splendid, the former bringing a much-needed zest to the proceedings, the latter imbuing it with heart. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
8/10 100% The Return: Life After ISIS (2021) Timely, immersive, and deeply poignant, The Return: Life After ISIS will leave you devastated. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
4/10 No Score Yet The Parish (2019) The Parish does not even attempt to avoid sentimentality or predictability. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
3/10 No Score Yet Sacrilege (2020) The title does it justice, really. Sacrilege will most likely be viewed as such by horror film aficionados. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
10/10 No Score Yet Teenage Emotions (2021) Teenage Emotions is succinct and incredibly perceptive. Everyone should see it - kids will relate, and adults may just begin to understand them. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2021
6/10 69% The Winter Lake (2021) With a committed cast like this, a dive may just be worth it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2021
3/10 40% Dreamcatcher (2021) You'll be too busy being annoyed at the headache-inducing incomprehensibility of it all to be frightened. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2021
7/10 93% Beans (2020) Beans achieves the laudable task of astutely dealing with an assortment of pertinent issues. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
8/10 93% The Orphanage (2019) Sadat is paving the way for other underrepresented filmmakers to share their fascinating stories. For now, I can't wait to see the third chapter of her epic visual odyssey. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
5/10 No Score Yet Tazmanian Devil (2020) Tazmanian Devil subjects its viewer to two hours of hazing, just to pat them on the head at the end and welcome them to the club. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/10 No Score Yet Tyger Tyger (2021) If you enjoy being sober around your trippin' buddies, then Tyger Tyger may be for you, but you're much more likely to feel left out. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
5/10 55% Buck Run (2019) Moving at a snail's pace, burdened by a mood so heavy it squashes everything under its weight, Nick Frangione's Buck Run, while competently pieced together, ends up as drab as the life it portrays. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
8/10 89% Save Yourselves! (2020) In a miserable year filled with grim cinematic fare, this eminently re-watchable science-fiction comedy provides a much-needed spark of lighthearted exultation. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
9/10 100% Isaac (2019) A somber study of guilt, it also serves as a vital reminder of the atrocities humans are capable of and a controversial reexamination of a country's past. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
8/10 76% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) Holland's films contain worlds within worlds, and, like the rest of them, Spoor is a marvel to unravel. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
8/10 23% Brothers By Blood (2021) Brothers by Blood is about the traits we inherit from our parents, our loyalties and debts, and the difference between the two. Beneath it all, a sad lyricism permeates the proceedings. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
8/10 80% The Pickup Game (2019) This isn't just an educational tool, though it functions perfectly as such; it should be watched by everyone. I know quite a few of my college friends could've used a viewing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
5/10 27% Bliss (2021) Bliss feels like a bunch of grandiose ideas in search of a connecting thread. Perhaps Cahill needs to reconnect with his indie roots to get his creative bliss back. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
6/10 81% The Wanting Mare (2020) As a testament to the limitlessness of low-budget filmmaking, Bateman's film functions perfectly; as a self-standing piece, less so. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
8/10 98% Apples (Mila) (2020) [It] regards humanity with both warmth and disdain. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
10/10 100% Sabaya (2021) Sabaya will leave you scarred, its images scorched forever into your mind. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
6/10 68% Searchers (2021) If online dating resembles flipping through a magazine, then so does Searchers - some folks are more compelling than others, a few are quite witty, and one or two come off as overly judgmental. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
7/10 65% Human Factors (2021) Human Factors gets a lot of things right. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
5/10 40% Savage State (2021) Savage State could have been an 80-minute nail-biter. Perrault goes for an atmospheric, extended, incisive character study instead. He gets the "atmospheric" and "extended" parts down pat. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
6/10 60% Curse of Aurore (2020) What the movie really amounts to is a moderately engaging pseudo-documentary, bolstered by the lived-in chemistry of its three leads. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
7/10 No Score Yet Cactus Jack (2021) Say what you will about Cactus Jack, but the fact that it's extraordinarily unsettling cannot be denied. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2021
6/10 69% Don't Tell a Soul (2021) I applaud McAulay's efforts, but Don't Tell a Soul is at its best when it's simply having fun as a silly B-flick. Shut your brain off, enjoy - and, like with any guilty pleasure, don't tell a soul you liked it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
9/10 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Don't let the theatrical origins of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom stop you from enjoying its many pleasures. After all, in the words of Ma Rainey, "The more music you have in the world, the fuller it is." - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2021
6/10 64% The Wake of Light (2021) It's a low-key, sparse study of the life-changing choices we make. He may not be Malick, but at least Philip knows to steal from the best. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2021
6/10 87% The Man Standing Next (2020) There's no denying the filmmaking mastery on display, but perhaps Min-ho could make his future history lessons a little more approachable. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
8/10 98% The Truffle Hunters (2020) It's about fungi, but it's never dull. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2021
7/10 100% Breaking Surface (2020) Will Breaking Surface redefine survival thrillers? Most likely not. But it's a lean, mean little tension machine. You'll be chilled to the bone. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021