Amanda Waltz Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Amanda Waltz

Amanda Waltz
Amanda Waltz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B No Score Yet Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da (Confession of Murder) (2013) Despite its inner conflict, Confession of Murder weaves a suspenseful, compelling tale that saves its surprises until the very end.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
A- 80% Stop The Pounding Heart (2014) Stop the Pounding Heart becomes a sensitive, lovingly crafted illustration of the relationship between culture, faith, and identity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
D+ 29% The Family (2013) Full of tone deaf humor and gratuitous violence, The Family marks a miscalculated step for an otherwise fine filmmaker. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
B- 96% Birth Of The Living Dead (2013) Viewers will feel most rewarded by Kuhns' dissecting of Night's production, which provides a colorful and inspiring portrait of guerrilla filmmaking from a pre-digital era.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
C+ 25% The Wait (2014) Visually, Blash does a excellent job portraying the character's quiet desperation, even if the symbolism sometimes verges on the obvious.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
C+ 44% Raze (2014) With plots as flimsy as the one presented here, there's a tendency to favor spectacle over character development, and it's no surprise that Raze struggles to balance the two.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
D 34% Summer in February (2014) The performances are but one eye roll-inducing aspect of a period drama so generic and formulaic that it verges on parody.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
D+ 27% Pompeii (2014) Pompeii's recreated world feels especially hokey as the backdrop for shoddy sets, cheesy costumes and ludicrous dialogue.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
D 78% The Den (2014) The film is neither compelling or innovative enough to justify sitting through its torture porn-y moments.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 83% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) By showing and not telling, Carbone creates a profoundly tender work made all the more affecting by his young stars' effortless performances.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
D+ 39% In the Blood (2014) In the Blood does fulfill one rite of passage for Carano, who had yet to make her own terrible, B-level movie.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
A- 100% Der Samurai (2014) Der Samurai is an unusual little gem of a film that excites with its own offbeat blend of horror, suspense, and visual elegance.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 83% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) Belladonna stands as both an important forebear to a now widely beloved genre, and as a confused, yet earnest tribute to those who dare defy authority in order to elevate themselves.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
B- 50% Holidays (2016) While each entry satisfies in its own unique way, the anthology as a whole makes for an impressive examination of distaff fears and underestimated ferocity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
C 50% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) The ineffective quality of the music composition rubs off onto the script, a dragging narrative occasionally punctuated with workable humor. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
B- 65% Rigor Mortis (2014) By combining Chinese and Japanese aesthetics, Rigor Mortis also becomes a sometimes fun, sometimes original shout-out to the East's rich and varied horror film culture.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
B+ 96% Creep (2015) Though lean in running time, scale, and budget, Creep demonstrates its makers' masterful resourcefulness and spirited direction. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
F 24% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) A dreary, uninspired, unmotivated lump of putrid dreck.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
B- No Score Yet The Search For Weng Weng (2014) Succeeds in spurring a dialogue on Weng Weng's role as a representation of the Filipino spirit, which, in the grand scheme of things, is more than any film scholar could possibly hope for.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
D+ 40% They're Watching (2016) Tired jokes and uninspired gore abound in what amounts to an unbearable experience, and that's before the climactic bloodbath has a chance to disappoint with its sub-amateur special effects.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
B- No Score Yet Partners In Crime (2014) Tidy and predictable, the film delivers few surprises, but makes for a somewhat attractive, if mediocre, drama about lives and relationships ended too soon.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
C+ 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) Its strict adherence to the disaster formula renders the experience far too generic and risk-averse to make it memorable.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
B 77% ABCs of Death 2 (2014) Despite a few missteps, ABCs of Death 2 promises a brighter future for an anthology progressing into sequel territory.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B- 82% Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2014) Defined by a sanguineous sense of humor and unpretentious spirit, [it] makes for a stylish, self-aware, if somewhat lagging romp about film culture and creative ambitions.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
A- 91% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014) [It] does the world a service by chronicling and preserving, in a most charming and understated way, Miyazaki-era Ghibli and the human element beneath its creative genius.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
B 96% Appropriate Behavior (2015) Appropriate Behavior marks a strong first-time effort for the director, and establishes her ability as both a filmmaker and as an actress with considerable screen presence.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
D+ 18% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) Deprived of sympathetic characters, thrills, and Edwards' skilled touch, the film makes for a disappointing follow-up to some impressive sci-fi cinema.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B+ 66% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) A dignified tribute to a very provocative figure.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
D- 25% The Stranger (2015) The genre deserves better, audiences deserve better, and the people of Chile deserve better than this lazy, artless nonsense.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
C+ 43% Madame Bovary (2015) The players struggle to inject emotion into the bookish, period-specific dialogue, which often results in clunky, stilted exchanges.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B- 80% Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015) An enjoyable, but unconvincing look at religious hypocrisy and Christianity's struggle to accept changing social norms.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
C- 25% Bound to Vengeance (2015) Its message remains muddled at best as it tries, and fails, to effectively comment on the consequences of rape culture.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
C+ No Score Yet Chang-baek-han eol-gul-deul (On the White Planet) (2014) Its imaginative, nightmarish look combines well with the grim tone, and makes for a compelling alternative to the meticulous polish of mainstream animated films.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B- No Score Yet The Interior (2015) It's worth overlooking The Interior's lopsided narrative structure in order to enjoy all the stylish, trippy, genuinely frightening moments it has to offer.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
C- 72% I Am Chris Farley (2015) We're left wondering a lot of things, as I Am Chris Farley scratches the surface of Farley's life and death, but never bothers to dig any deeper.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
C 87% Fort Tilden (2015) [An] unpleasant, unfunny experience with nothing fresh or insightful to say.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
B 70% When Animals Dream (2015) A Danish export with a surprisingly tender take on the werewolf myth.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
B- 80% The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016) An unflinching look at the unwholesome underbelly that, to the rest of the country's chagrin, defines the Deep South.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
B No Score Yet Der Nachtmahr (2015) It's better to just accept the film for the bizarre curiosity that it is rather than examine its intentions.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B+ 83% Uncle John (2015) [Steven Piet] has masterfully interwoven multiple genres into one tightly crafted, surprising little film.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B 76% Goosebumps (2015) [Goosebumps] focuses on keeping the dialogue snappy, the action plentiful, and the CGI convincing as it quickly moves through scenario after scenario.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
D No Score Yet Indigenous (2014) [A] wholly unpleasant, ungratifying experience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
C- 6% Martyrs (2016) Goetz's version prefers to shy away from or downplay the brutality, which results in the rare case of a film suffering from gore deficiency.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
C+ 82% Glassland (2016) While the cast masterfully shoulders the sad affair, their efforts are undermined by Barrett's unfortunate tendency to tell when showing has already done the job. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016