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Carl Kozlowski

Carl Kozlowski
Carl Kozlowski's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pasadena Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 85% American Animals (2018) It makes viewers care so much about what drove them to be as feckless as they were reckless.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
B+ 66% Ocean's 8 (2018) A fine film both for families looking for something cool to see together and a smartly inviting date film for teens and adults. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
A 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The best thing about "Solo" is its tight script, filled with interesting twists and double-crosses all the way to the end.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
C 38% Life of the Party (2018) "Party" ultimately fails because of the fact that no rational human being would act like any of the characters in the film.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B 53% Book Club (2018) "Book Club" has some significant charms, as it brings together eight enormously appealing actors who don't land the big roles anymore and gives them a fun situations to play in.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
A 87% Tully (2018) Theron is a real pleasure to watch throughout the film, deftly alternating between her darkly comic jabs and intensely emotional sad moments while expertly conveying the exhaustion that mothers endure. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
A 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) Heartfelt and hilarious, but most importantly empowering, and not just for women.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
B 83% Blockers (2018) A feminist flip on the "American Pie" franchise, this film is often funny, but those who are easily offended should steer clear.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
A 52% Rampage (2018) In other words, just turn off your brain and get in touch with your inner child and the feeling you had the first time you saw Star Wars. Yes, it's that good. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) "A Quiet Place" is one of the most unique experiences I've ever had watching a movie, and is already being heralded by many critics as a genre-redefining classic.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
A 92% Love, Simon (2018) It's a terrific movie with a great, star-making performance by Nick Robinson.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
A 83% Game Night (2018) Aside from the magical pairing of Bateman and McAdams, who should do a string of films together like a modern-day Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, the film's MVP is Jesse Plemons. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
D 47% Red Sparrow (2018) ... a depressing slog, filled with its own sense of inflated self-importance...‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
A 18% Death Wish (2018) "Death Wish" is a pleasant surprise on many levels.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
A 97% Black Panther (2018) While Black Panther is undeniably exciting overall, its opening sequences are more convoluted than most MCU films. But from there, there's a lot of compelling, exciting, crowd-pleasing action.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
F 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) There's no way to convey why I dislike the film so much without giving out major spoilers later in this review, so be warned if you're really dying to see this 132-minute, morally bankrupt snoozefest.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
D 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Between a score that features incessantly twinkly piano music which makes viewers feel like they're trapped in an elevator, and Day-Lewis' constant preening, Phantom Thread is utterly insufferable‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
B 54% 12 Strong (2018) ... a movie that finds a near-perfect balance between the horrors of war and the humanity of the forces who fight it.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
90% I, Tonya (2018) Finding the human stories underneath what could have easily been caricatured characters, the film also serves as an indictment of each and every one of us who tune into train wreck television, enjoying the shame and suffering of others as entertainment. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
A 86% Lion (2016) Give it a chance, for not only is it an emotionally powerful experience, but Lion is the rare movie that can transform your view of the world we live in.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
F 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Two hours of nihilistic, non-stop violence with barely a plot and one of the most annoying music scores of all time. It makes me weep for our future.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The brilliance of Farhadi's work is such that he takes a seemingly simple situation and turns it into a never-ending series of twists and turns that work as both Hitchcockian thrillers, as well as simple human tragedies worthy of Ingmar Bergman.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 80% Patriots Day (2017) [Patriots Day] is gripping and intense, with the entire cast doing an ace job of bringing humanity to a horrific event.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 76% Split (2017) Brilliantly made but morally conflicted, Split has me divided. For pure artistry, I'd give it an A. For its queasy morality, I'd give it a C. Put them together and you've got a solid B. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall is ridiculously silly in the best way, mixing medieval battle movies, Chinese culture and sci-fi into a nonstop, action-packed romp. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 93% Logan (2017) Mangold has crafted a movie that sends its hero off in great feeling and style. Logan has a great emotional depth and Jackman is terrific.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) This is one movie that absolutely demands to be seen on the big screen, preferably with the full glasses effect, yet is solid enough entertainment to stand on its own in 2D as well.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Blending highly personal drama with the emotional trauma of the Holocaust, The Zookeeper's Wife excels in reminding that there were plenty of everyday human heroes in the Nazi resistance.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) A lack of a compelling villain hurts the effectiveness of this entry in the series, making this reviewer furious about the fact that he'll have to endure the fate of seeing the two remaining proposed sequels.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
C 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 Trainspotting tries hard to match the shocking flair of the original but leaves one wishing the gang would grow up.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 49% The Promise (2017) Those interested in an often-overlooked piece of history, and the resilience of the people who acted against it, will find The Promise to be engaging.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Vol. 2 might just be the most fun to be found in a movie theater thus far this year. It's a great sign that there's plenty of inventive life left to be found in the saturated superhero genre.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
C 36% Snatched (2017) Snatched opens strongly as it details Emily's comically pathetic life, but she soon becomes more annoying than amusing, and director Jonathan Levine's odd pacing causes the scenes to alternate between high comic energy and obvious padding.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Director Scott continues his tradition of brewing slow-building tension and an intense sense of atmosphere...once they start, however, the battles come fast and furious.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The setpieces are often funny and the finale visually spectacular, but Depp is hanging on to this series as a source of treasure more than inspiration.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
F 18% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch is so off-base on every level that it nearly made me want to quit my career as a film critic.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 92% Wonder Woman (2017) First and foremost, this is a fun film from start to finish, with gorgeous visuals, an amazing score and perfect pacing.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
C 88% It Comes At Night (2017) While the film is undeniably well-made, its outlook is so dark it crosses the line into making viewers feel more miserable than enlightened or entertained.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 15% The Mummy (2017) People 13 and older are more likely to be offended by the fact they spent $15 on a ticket. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins is outstanding in depicting the physical impairments that the artist struggled with, as well as the fiercely loving spirit that kept her going through incredible hardships.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) [Beatriz] will likely leave all but the most ardently left-wing audience members more bummed than inspired. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is offering hope that comedy isn't dead at the box office.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) [John Watts and his team] have pulled off a Marvel of a movie that has as many laughs as thrills and accomplishes the unlikely task of making the endlessly rehashed Spider-Man feel fresh again.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 83% Detroit (2017) This could just as well be called "Baltimore," "Ferguson" or "St. Paul," making this a film that is often hard to watch but which many may find necessary viewing.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) It is the kind of film that's meant to be enjoyed for its visceral thrills more than its logic. If you're seeking great action, it's hard to do better this summer.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Perhaps the biggest surprise comes from the fact that Soderbergh and his cast make the brothers sympathetic, rather than merely treating them with condescension. Tatum and Driver portray Jimmy and Clyde with an underlying sense of dignity.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Bodyguard is annoying nearly from start to finish, completely defying all sense of internal logic as their enemies manage to find them in every corner of Europe within five seconds of their arrival. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
A 87% Wind River (2017) For those who enjoy some emotional chill amid the overheated blockbusters of summer, Wind River will fit the bill. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
B 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Dave McCary works wonders with the film's tone, creating a deliberate and thoughtful pace that makes the film equally dramatic and comedic.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
D 82% Brad's Status (2017) Brad's Status focuses too much on Stiller's character's thoughts and internal monologues and not enough on anyone else.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017