Alexandra Cavallo

Alexandra Cavallo
Alexandra Cavallo's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix
Publications: Boston Phoenix

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 65% Mama (2013) Muschietti makes the scares in Mama too obvious to be effective, but the quiet in-between times suggest genuine horror ... - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2013
2/4 24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) When the scares do come, they come fast and hard but, unfortunately, far too late. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2012
3/4 63% Sinister (2012) Sinister isn't perfect, but it easily tops most of its scare-starved competition. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2012
2.5/4 57% V/H/S (2012) It lands most firmly - and most often - on the side of freaky and tense as all hell. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2012
2.5/4 49% Hit & Run (2012) An entertaining, if scattered romp. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2012
2.5/4 83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope (2012) Comic-Con doesn't even try to scratch the surface of the world's largest geek meet-up. Which is not to say it isn't enjoyable. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2012
3/4 42% Silent House (2012) Though the final revelation of who's behind the malevolent forces at work feels hackneyed, and the denouement is excessively talky, these flaws don't spoil what is a deftly executed film. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2012
3/4 87% Battle Royale (2000) Battle Royale is The Hunger Games not diluted for young audiences. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2012
2/4 6% The Devil Inside (2012) [A] limp mockumentary. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2012
3.5/4 75% Inside Hana's Suitcase (2012) The real buoyancy comes from watching the students learn about both the dangers of hatred and the capacity of the human spirit to endure. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2011
2.5/4 35% The Thing (2011) Laughable dialogue and the CGI-generated monster get in the way of the scares. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2011
1.5/4 59% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) What this film really needs is a good exterminator, or a better director. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2011
2/4 62% Final Destination 5 (2011) Are we dead yet? - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2011
3/4 72% Fright Night (2011) It has fun with itself, which is also a good deal for the audience. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2011
2/4 56% Atrocious (2011) The scares - though effective, even chilling - come in scarce fits and starts... - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2011
3/4 82% Life, Above All (2011) A grave, quietly moving coming-of-age tale of a young girl raised in a village where many (her infant sister, in this case) are robbed of the opportunity to come of age at all... - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2011
2.5/4 88% Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2011) Dreary apartment complex? Check. Post-apocalyptic undertones? Check. Wild-eyed, slavering undead with a taste for man meat? Check, check. But somehow it doesn't all come together. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2011
3/4 59% Scream 4 (2011) This movie is going to have more than its fair share of detractors. I'm not one of them. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2011
45% Soul Surfer (2011) This movie relies on cheese when it could have striven for heart. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2011
3/4 39% Maniac (1980) Today's horror movies barely register once the credits stop rolling, but not so Maniac. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2011
1.5/4 36% Burlesque (2010) It's no great surprise that Christina Aguilera can sing. But I'm sorry to report that her breakout movie is similarly revelation free. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2010
0.5/4 10% My Soul to Take (2010) Hands down the worst horror movie of the year, and certainly the worst of Wes Craven's career. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2010