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3/4 No Score Yet

Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life (2016)

"What emerges is a portrait of a natural born shooter and an absolute savant for colour photography who warrants consideration as an auteur in his own right." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/4 50%

Sadako Vs Kayako (2016)

"Not a particularly clever or imaginative film--that much is clear from its pathetic rendering of the Sadako video--and most of the titular battle is deferred to a sequel." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 14, 2016
1/4 75%

Carrie Pilby (2016)

"Carrie Pilby is as synthetically directed as it is written, and the performers struggle." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/4 86%

Jackie (2016)

"Every scene is kind of perfectly-honed." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/4 77%

Colossal (2016)

"Oscar is such a thorough portrait of toxic masculinity that the movie hardly has time for anything else." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 45%

The Bad Batch (2016)

"Did I mention the soundtrack is great?" Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 90%

Certain Women (2016)

"Typically uneven for the anthology genre, if also typically successful in that the good counterbalances the bad." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 11, 2016
2.5/4 89%

Elle (2016)

"Verhoeven, Argento with a brain..." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 10, 2016
1/4 43%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"There's hardly a genuine moment, and a framing device only adds another layer of dramatization to something that already plays like a big-budget History Channel re-enactment." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 14, 2016
4/4 98%

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

"Such a quixotic undertaking in historical context that it was obviously made by someone with something to prove." Film Freak Central
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/4 62%

The Intern (2015)

"Some films have grace notes; this one has what might be more appropriately termed graceless notes." Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 26, 2016
2.5/4 80%

The Family Fang (2016)

"Every inch The Skeleton Twins or some other brother-sister Sundance yarn but with a wonderfully specific source for the siblings' dysfunction." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 29, 2015
2.5/4 48%

Freeheld (2015)

"Deliriously entertaining and almost, with some relief, a comedy, as it finds joy in the friction between opposites." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 29, 2015
80%

Pretend We're Kissing (2015)

"This is a beautifully-photographed movie. I mean it." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
0.5/4 10%

The Boy Next Door (2015)

"Lifetime-ready have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too crap about a victimized woman turned righteous avenger in the last five minutes" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
2.5/4 84%

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014)

"While the democracy of it casts a sweet spell and speaks to Pulp's generosity and humility, one wonders if even in this era of selfie culture Pulp fans will want to see this much of themselves on screen" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
1.5/4 17%

The Gunman (2015)

"He's Sean Penn in all but name, and he's kind of a drag." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
2/4 62%

Unfriended (2015)

"Unfriended portends a revolution, but it's click-bait after all." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
1/4 60%

Black (2015)

"Seems pretty @#?!ing racist" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
3/4 89%

Dheepan (2016)

"Audiard is a quasi-exploitation filmmaker at heart, alas, but his direction is elegant, at times breathtakingly so." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
2.5/4 78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"It's important to keep cynicism in check and remember that Moore's cherrypicked vision of utopia isn't actually selling anything ." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
1/4 15%

The Girl In The Photographs (2016)

"A downmarket Scream" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
0.5/4 41%

Mr. Right (2016)

"Grotesquely cynical" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 20, 2015
1.5/4 50%

All Cheerleaders Die (2014)

"As is often the best advice, rent Heathers instead." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 16, 2015
2.5/4 67%

When Jews Were Funny (2013)

"Zweig couldn't defer to a more insightful batch of interviewees." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 16, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Mission Congo (2013)

"A worthwhile reminder that televangelists are crooks, something that's all too easy to forget in this age of video-on-demand." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 16, 2015
0/4 47%

Almost Human (2014)

"Be sure to stay through the closing credits for a tag--not that it's worth it, but I was the only one at my screening who did, and misery loves company." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 16, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet

Waste Land (2014)

"Pitched between an honest, albeit half-baked, presentation of mental illness and Angel Heart, Waste Land is sadly lacking in conviction." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 16, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet

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"It starts and it finishes, logging hours but not progress." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 15, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Puppetry of the Penis - Tackle Happy (2002)

"The upshot to documenting two professional flashers is that they aren't shy subjects. The downside is that the work of Friend and Morley speaks for itself." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 15, 2015
0.5/4 29%

Annabelle (2014)

"Annabelle's problems are legion but let's start with the bait-and-switch hook that promises a killer doll and instead delivers a shadowy gargoyle." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 15, 2015
3.5/4 98%

101 Dalmatians (1961)

"It's lovely. Surprisingly suspenseful, too." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 15, 2015
2/4 34%

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

"So much idle chatter that it's practically radio--Morning Zoo Crew: The Movie." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 15, 2015
3/4 29%

Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

"Embraces the quaint charms of the old school to ironically novel effect." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 15, 2015
1.5/4 23%

Tammy (2014)

"The character's jagged edges convey only McCarthy's star-vehicle opportunism." Film Freak Central
Posted Nov 23, 2014
2.5/4 91%

Love & Mercy (2015)

"Despite the dual-casting, alternating timelines, and idiosyncratic attempts to get inside Wilson's head, this is a fairly conventional biopic." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3.5/4 100%

Seymour: An Introduction (2015)

"A forgotten genius, Bernstein also proves an unsung raconteur." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/4 94%

Whiplash (2014)

"In the days since my rousing screening of the film I've grown increasingly mystified by it..." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 18, 2014
0.5/4 32%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"We've entered a golden age of movies that use state-of-the-art technology to rail against the use of state-of-the-art technology." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 14, 2014
2.5/4 86%

Top Five (2014)

"I stopped writing off Rock as a filmmaker when he swerved left to remake an Eric Rohmer movie..." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2.5/4 94%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"A landmark effects film, maybe the most unnerving one since Forrest Gump erased the idea of archival footage being trustworthy" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
0.5/4 11%

Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

"It's audacious in its defiance of expectations, no doubt, but there's no pleasure in the unconventionality." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/4 90%

Crocodile Dundee (1986)

"The rousing climax, a variation on the old airport confession of love, sends the picture--and us--out on a high note with an affirmation of the essential New York character." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
2.5/4 96%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"A 100-minute advertisement you've paid to watch--now that's ingenuity." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet

Without Warning (It Came Without Warning) (Alien Encounters) (1980)

"Without Warning has a lot of credibility for something that can be so shamelessly risible." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/4 80%

Ned Rifle (2015)

"Hal Hartley: good at endings." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
1.5/4 61%

Maps to the Stars (2015)

"The metaphysical bores Cronenberg, and it shows..." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
4/4 96%

The Look of Silence (2015)

"A B-side to The Act of Killing but no mere Blue in the Face afterthought." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
0.5/4 40%

Welp (Cub) (2014)

"Welp, indeed." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/4 96%

Thief (1981)

"Ground zero for Michael Mann--his origin story..." Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 2, 2014
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