Movie Reviews Only
|Rating||T-Meter||Title | Year||Review|
|22%||7 Days in Entebbe (2018)||
Part of what makes Entebbe a frustrating watch is its steadfast refusal to pass moral judgement on almost anyone in its cast.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
|38%||The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018)||
Prey At Night delivers the same intentionally pointless terror as its predecessor - but it takes more delight in it (and thus doesn't sell it quite as well). ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
India's most controversial blockbuster is an exciting take on an ancient story.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
|91%||Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018)||
The story isn't anything new, but the way it's told really is, and that's good enough for me.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
|100%||Paddington 2 (2018)||
Like a dream from which you don't want to wake, Paddington 2 is a sweet respite from life in 2018. Don't sleep on it.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
|87%||The Road Movie (2018)||
The best clips in The Road Movie are those that expose bizarre mini-dramas from everyday Russian life.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
|27%||Proud Mary (2018)||
Proud Mary is an absolute mess, incoherent to the point of ineptitude, and certainly not something befitting the talents of its star.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
|No Score Yet||Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen (2016)||
Watch this thing at a midnight screening, as I did - it's definitely not a movie for the light of day - and it'll ... blow your mind.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
|100%||Devil's Freedom (La Libertad del Diablo) (2017)||
While Devil's Freedom is almost entirely made up of talking heads, those heads are as emotionally varied as they are visually uniform. But even if you don't remember a face, you won't forget stories like these.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
In terms of literal visual content, Caniba isn't that extreme. But it's so real, so intimate with its repulsive subjects, that it's an especially difficult watch. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
A disaster movie with a weird distaste for disaster.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
Alexander Payne's latest lands with a tiny, depressing thud.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
|84%||Thoroughbreds (2018)||As a portrait of teenage sociopathy - whether real or affected - it's a worthwhile and delightfully misanthropic watch.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|92%||Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)||Exuberant and gleeful, Anna and the Apocalypse is just the film the zombie genre needed: a bloody, toe-tapping, good-time frolic delivered with such un-zombie-like joie de vivre that it's impossible not to get infected yourself.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|No Score Yet||Take It Out In Trade (2014)||Take It Out In Trade is historically significant not just because it's a lost Ed Wood film, but because the film itself provides an insight into the Z-grade auteur unmatched by anything except Glen or Glenda. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|83%||The Square (2017)||The Square's narrative is meandering and episodic, feeling almost like a feel-bad sketch comedy show than a traditional story.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
Mother! is abstract and experiential rather than naturalistic, a thundering, aggressive blast of misanthropy that takes place outside reality and makes more cosmic sense than literal.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
|92%||Some Freaks (2017)||
Even when the script falters, it's saved by a small cast that nails the required flavours of social ineptitude, refusing to succumb to stereotype.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
|68%||To the Bone (2017)||
Endeavours to be a frank, honest look at the human beings behind eating disorders - to paint them as people, rather than as problems. And it very nearly succeeds. Nearly.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017