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
5/10 34% 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 67% 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
7/10 94% Funan (2019) Funan's deliberate pacing may throw off jaded viewers. That said, Do has created a tense, heartbreaking ode to a tragic time; a deeply personal story, superbly visualized. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
6/10 76% Wonders of the Sea (2019) It may move at a glacial pace, and its presentation may not be anything new, but Wonders of the Deep offers a chance to take a minute (or 80) and meditate upon our treatment of the oceans that harbors us. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
6/10 80% Use Me (2019) While he may lack Soderbergh's experience, confidence, assured narrative grip and style... Shaw does display signs of real talent here, taking a look at the ramifications of said addiction. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
6/10 71% Papi Chulo (2019) Butler's film has quite a few things going for it. It deals with the healing power of human interaction, undeterred by inherent disparities. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Hallowed Ground (2019) Maybe Doleac should scale back on the multitasking and take a moment to recharge. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Extracurricular Activities (2019) Extracurricular Activities is neither a statement on the increasing nihilism / takeover of Generation Z nor an indictment of their parents' ignorance. Worst of all, it's rarely funny or witty. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
10/10 100% The Proposal (2019) The Proposal explores the ethics behind copywriting art, but it also sees its artist go to radical extremes that some may find equally questionable. It will provoke discussions and arguments aplenty. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
6/10 76% Halston (2019) While not as insightful as his previous work, Halston doesn't blemish Tcheng's resume either, providing a perfectly enjoyable - if inconsequential - portrait of a larger-than-life public figure. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
7/10 90% Room for Rent (2019) Tommy Stoval's unpretentious descent into madness has a mercifully short running time. Fun and chilling, this bed-and-breakfast gets an extra star for its committed hostess. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
6/10 100% Okko's Inn (2019) Kitarô Kôsaka's light-hearted and contagiously joyful film contains just enough beautiful imagery, positive messages of acceptance and touching moments to warrant a look. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
6/10 10% A Violent Separation (2019) Goetz' latest feature may get bogged down by a flat, made-for-TV look/feel, yet it manages to hold all of its threads together until its inevitable denouement. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Ask for Jane (2019) It's not the content that's objectionable. It's the crudely pedagogical manner in which it's presented. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
5/10 38% Breaking Habits (2019) An unnecessary addition to the middling pantheon of pot flicks. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
6/10 55% My Son (Mon garçon) (2019) My Son is about dealing with familial loss, the need for closure and salvation, and how easily the two can tip into revenge. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 97% Booksmart (2019) If this is just the beginning of her journey as a director, one can only imagine the gems Wilde has in store. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
6/10 50% I'll Take Your Dead (2018) The life-like thriller, eccentric comedy, and outlandish horror elements don't quite gel as well as intended, clumsily getting in each other's way. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
7/10 100% Seahorse (2019) Yes, some of those paradigm shifts may be perplexing, both off-putting and wondrous - but maybe it's our own insecurities flaring. If capable and wanting, why can't we have the right to experience the best of both worlds? - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet The Shade Shepherd (2019) Upon closer inspection, its twist ending leads to more questions than answers - and certainly doesn't justify the monotonous 90-or-so minutes preceding it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/10 82% Marilyn (2019) It purports to say a lot with a little but ends up saying very little with, well, a little. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
7/10 67% The White Crow (2019) The White Crow demonstrates that, if perhaps not having yet mastered all of the nuances of directing an artful biopic, Fiennes possesses a keen eye for detail - and the man just can't help but exude sophistication. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
6/10 73% I Trapped The Devil (2019) Silly and scary, atmospheric and disjointed, I Trapped the Devil showcases Lobo's affection for the genre. He wisely avoids falling into the "gore" trap, instead relying on characterization and our fear of the unknown... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
9/10 100% Midnight Traveler (2019) A call to action, a sobering first-hand look at the grueling ordeals refugees face, a story of love persevering against all odds, and a visceral, real-life thriller... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
7/10 73% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2019) Bolstered by Japanese DJ and singer's Tofubeats' otherworldly score, Asako I & II touches upon the significance of appearances and our perception of truth. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
8/10 88% Satan & Adam (2019) Inspired and inspiring, Satan & Adam will make you thank the heavens for this legendary duo. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
6/10 88% Mia and the White Lion (2019) Good-looking but predictable and schlocky, Mia and the White Lion is ultimately saved from slaughter by its two plucky heroes. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Restraint (2018) It just sits there, not quite gelling, structurally or thematically. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
7/10 75% Sobibor (2018) Sobibor's narrative gradually accumulates momentum, its final - and best - third reaching the zenith of intensity. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
8/10 93% Diane (2019) Jones slyly builds momentum: his film begins in static, medium-to-long shots and ends with jerky close-ups; things are revealed subtly, and sometimes left unsaid... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
6/10 91% Never Grow Old (2019) Audacious but sadly underwhelming. The film may not resuscitate the genre, but does it justice, flaws and all. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Nothing to Do (2017) At the end of the day, Nothing To Do doesn't really do much of anything. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
9/10 57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) Although The Hummingbird Project deals with complex subjects, like the aforementioned "neutrino messaging," along with tech and stock exchange jargon, Nguyen effortlessly makes it accessible. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
6/10 63% I See You (2019) While Randall maintains tension and a palpable sense of ambiguity, his film also happens to be a bit slow and clumsy, biting off more than it can chew. It especially gets laughably convoluted towards the end, where plausibility is stretched... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel allows its indie directors to apply a touch of poignancy here, an artistic brush-stroke there - but mostly it's a by-the-numbers affair. That being said, it will most likely elate Marvel fans. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Bad Hombres: A Baja Adventure (2018) What exactly was Matt's intention behind making this 45-minute oddity? It doesn't function as an exploration of human enlightenment or the means to achieve it... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Babysplitters (2019) Whether it's a conversation about triple-earlobes or a private confession to a therapist, Babysplitters gets its comedy right. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
7/10 92% Giant Little Ones (2019) The lasting impression Giant Little Ones casts may not be "giant" - but it's certainly not "little" either. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
8/10 95% Transit (2019) It's about the stories we tell each other, how they endure and help us get through harrowing times. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Aquarians (2017) McGuire's poignant film possesses an arguably more important trait: it's totally honest, wearing its heart on its thick parka sleeve. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Welcome to Acapulco (2019) Welcome to Acapulco - at least partially - warrants your investment. It may not reach levels of great trash, but it sure aspires to such, and is always watchable, if only for the sight of thespians hamming it up for a buck. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
7/10 100% Among Wolves (2019) With nary a musical cue to tell us how to feel, Among Wolves is a subliminally powerful - if perhaps a tad too minimalist - statement on achieving redemption in a seemingly doomed place. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/10 29% The 6th Friend (2016) The 6th Friend's cardinal sin is that it's just not frightening. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Blood Bound (2018) An overly earnest, deeply flawed horror flick whose continuity is as off-putting as its ending. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019