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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
B 79% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) John McPhail ensures that an anything-goes sense of fun saves the day, even if these plucky kids can't always save their town and their loved ones.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
B 100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) The film and Matt's quest serve as valuable reminders of some of life's most precious lessons: that we don't need a ton of possessions and electronic gadgetry to be happy, and to appreciate the incidental beauty that is around us constantly. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
A 81% Boy Erased (2018) Amid an era in which Americans are too often divided by rigid beliefs on either side of the sociopolitical spectrum, "Boy Erased" sets an example of the power of film to create understanding and increase acceptance of those with whom we differ.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
A 81% Instant Family (2018) The film has depth in casting that goes well beyond most such films. Put it all together and this is a family film that adults can enjoy as well, a film that can not only produce solid laughs but possibly even save lives. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
D 58% The Front Runner (2018) At a time when the public is burned out on political divisiveness and media oversaturation, the last thing moviegoers are likely going to want is two hours of film showing them how we got to such a national low point.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
A 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) If you love great rock music presented with dynamic flair, this is one movie that will make you want to wax rhapsodically. Well worth the money for anyone who loves great rock and roll, it's like having a concert and a movie rolled into one.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) If anything, this film seems to be showing the ennui that can set in when one just lets existence pass by. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Seeing her punch, kick and wield all manner of weapons in the epic battle against her tormentor provides a cathartic kick for the audience.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
A 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The characters at the El Royale may be enduring bad times, but moviegoers seeking original filmmaking will find plenty of good times at the theater watching this film.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
A 90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's well worth seeing and marks Gaga and Cooper as two people who have the talent to overcome fame and endure for the long haul. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 29% Night School (2018) Somehow its underlying goofy energy and positive message about the importance of education and second chances should leave viewers feeling entertained if they're not expecting high art.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A 13% Life Itself (2018) This movie made me feel the full range of human emotions, all in the space of two hours, and left me contemplating who and what people and circumstances affect me personally in my own life.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
A 60% White Boy Rick (2018) Crafty yet with a surface innocence that keeps winning people over, Ricky is forced to make adult decisions while trapped in a 15-year-old's mind and body.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
F 11% Peppermint (2018) Surely a White House gala screening awaits this ugly film, which will leave a sour taste in the mouth of any viewer with a conscience.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
C 60% Operation Finale (2018) Considering how utterly slow and anticlimactic the film becomes in its final hour, it's impossible for me to justify saying the film is worth paying today's ticket prices.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
A 92% Searching (2018) Following fast on the heels of the massive success of "Crazy Rich Asians," this is proof positive that a long-overdue Asian invasion is finally hitting American movie theatres, and will hopefully never stop.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
A 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A film that engages the mind and enrages the spirit while often provoking gales of laughter, "BlacKkKlansman" is can't-miss viewing for adults looking for both fun and substance in the dog days of summer.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
A 93% Blindspotting (2018) The duo's way with words in those endeavors lend "Blindspotting" a vibrant sense of language that gives voice to what it is like to be young and a minority in a rapidly changing society.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
A 99% Eighth Grade (2018) An extremely intimate look into the mind of an average girl in an era when social media and cellphones have destroyed much of human interaction.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Equalizer 2 is an entertaining time at the movies, but if they had only insisted on closing the plot holes and making a vivid villain, it could have been an outright classic. ‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
A 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) "Foot" gets very far in making a mark as one of the year's best films and a movie that will stand the test of time.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
B 46% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper takes elements from zillions of action blockbusters and disaster movies and mixes them together in a combination that feels familiar in all the right ways yet preposterously original on its own terms overall.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
B 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp proves to be a fun romp, but not one that's completely compelling to blockbuster fans at the level of the "Avengers" movies.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
B 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Overall, "Fallen Kingdom" is a fun ride but not a truly resonant or memorable one.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) To its even greater credit, things do not go where you might expect them to by the end, making this a fresh delight in a summer of pre-packaged predictability.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
56% Tag (2018) I was shocked to find that "Tag" was tone-deaf on every level, amped up to an obnoxious frenzy that made me want to throw each one of its characters off rooftops and out windows myself, game or no game.‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
A 88% 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+ 68% 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 70% 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 37% 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 85% 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 34% 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 84% 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 46% Red Sparrow (2018) ... a depressing slog, filled with its own sense of inflated self-importance...‐ Pasadena Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
A 17% 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 94% 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 52% 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
89% 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 85% 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