Chauncey K. Robinson

Chauncey K. Robinson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
80% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has some truly terrifying monsters, and even poignant real world commentary. Yet, the film suffers from overly generic main characters and uneven plotting. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The movie delivers on the jump scares, and gets extra points for exploring Mexican folklore. Yet, The Curse of La Llorona suffers from generic plot and easily forgettable characters. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
66% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Homes continues to deliver on the old school scares. Yet, this particular installment felt younger in tone and not as intense as the previous film. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar starts off strong then devolves into a muddled mess. The filmmaker hopes you're too distracted by pretty visuals, solid acting, and violence to notice that this isn't a very good movie overall. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
83% Black Site (2019) A movie that takes a chance by trying to create its own mythos, for a fresh take on sci-fi horror. It does well in meshing the genres with likable characters and an interesting plot. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
43% Thriller (2018) Fans of this horror subgenre who are looking for something a little different, and a bit deeper, while still maintaining the slasher aesthetic, will enjoy Thriller. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
78% Guava Island (2019) The film uses vibrant scenery and art to tell an anti-capitalist fable that condemns systemic greed, while celebrating the resilience and creativity of working people. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) The film at its best is a no frills, slightly empty, adaptation of King's story. At its worst, it may feel like an episode of Tales from the Crypt that went on for one hour too long. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
43% Captive State (2019) Captive State skims the surface on the issues of resistance and systemic oppression, and due to scattered plotting, we never get to dive too deeply into any of it. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
93% Us (2019) The ambitious film leaves a great deal of mystery in its wake (for better or worse), while aiming high with a fresh take on horror. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
79% Juanita (2019) Juanita, with subtle lighthearted charm, mixes drama and laughter to tell a story of a Black woman who prioritizes self-care in order to not be eaten alive by the rat race of life. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel unapologetically ejects the centralizing of the straight white male narrative, without sacrificing good storytelling. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) In a tale of conflict between holding onto tradition and aiming for material wealth, Birds of Passage puts a new spin on the crime film genre. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) A fun enough film, but no where near as good as the first installment. There are one too many major plot holes as the film tries to explain too much. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) An innovative take on the slasher film, with an effective blend of dark comedy and social commentary. Yet, at times, the narrative feels scattered and uneven. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) A fun film that people of all ages can enjoy. It gives a different take on the legend of King Arthur, focusing on characters in the legend we don't always hear about. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
31% Io (2019) A film that tries to come off deeper than it actually is. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
21% Polar (2019) It appears the target audience for this film are overly horny teenage boys who want to see female nudity and graphic violence with little to no real plot. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
100% Lionheart (2018) A light hearted drama more than a laugh out loud comedy, Lionheart symbolizes Nigerian film reaching a global audience in a big way. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
49% Escape Room (2019) A smart horror film with characters that subvert overdone movie tropes. It has been compared to the Saw film franchise, but does a good job of being unique. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
63% Bird Box (2018) A movie that builds tension and emotional stakes, while turning apocalyptic horror tropes on their heads. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
71% Lasso (2018) Over the top, and utterly ridiculous in some instances, but in a good way. This movie stands in its truth of being extreme, and that will make you either love it or hate it. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
No Score Yet Slay Belles (2018) A movie that doesn't take itself super seriously, but doesn't need to, as it takes the viewer on a erratic holiday ride, filled with blood guts and gore. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Is Spider-Man: Into the Spider- Verse the refresh of the overcrowded superhero genre we've been waiting for? Yes. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Not as good as the first film in the franchise, but it does a good enough job in continuing the spooky narrative. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
66% Insidious (2011) A scary movie that doesn't rely heavily on CGI and gore like many horror movies of today, but rather more on plot and interesting characters. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
88% An American Werewolf in London (1981) Aside from the special effects, this film is a fun time at the movies, but not as memorable as other horror classics. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
88% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) A movie that goes a lot deeper than just a maniac with a chainsaw, and more political than many may realize. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
69% Hellraiser (1987) Rightly considered a horror classic for pushing boundaries around sex and horror, Hellraiser is a flawed film with forgettable characters and gaping plot holes in the second act. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
94% CAM (2018) CAM uses the horror genre to showcase an empowering narrative for sex workers in a time when laws still endanger and exploit those in the industry. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) Your friends lied to you when they said you needed to watch this film once before you die. Considered a horror classic, but this found footage movie has been severely overhyped. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
78% Green Book (2018) An exposé of systemic racism and oppression this film is not. Yet, the film provides some levity and a human interest narrative that viewers may appreciate. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
No Score Yet Extremity (2018) A horror movie that's more psychological than jump scares, but doesn't skimp on the blood and gore in places where necessary. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
93% Suspiria (1977) Considered one of Dario Argento's greatest works, but is it an overhyped horror classic? A visually strong film with even stronger women characters. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
85% They Live (1988) A movie that used the horror genre to explore the nefarious nature of poverty, exploitation, consumer culture, and capitalism. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet President Evil (2018) At just over one hour and twenty-one minutes, the movie takes viewers on a ride of horror movie callbacks, comedy, and a heavy mixture of on-the-nose social commentary - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
38% Malevolent (2018) A depressing journey that lacks genuine scares and any real direction. This Netflix original movie made some major mistakes that horror movies should avoid. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
96% On Her Shoulders (2018) The film stands out by serving as a subtle exposé of the media circus-and political theatrics-that clutter the terrain of modern-day advocacy work. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Halloween sets the bar high for any new slasher film that follows after, but the movie, and the franchise, still has one major flaw that they refuse to resolve. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
80% 22 July (2018) 22 July is a bleak film, but one that focuses on the people involved, and their journey after the atrocity of right wing extremism, rather than exploiting the violence of that day. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
80% Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018) The movie serves more as a glimpse into second wave feminism, as opposed to a thorough look, but it is needed all the same. Although, it lacks true inclusion in some areas. - People's World EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
29% Venom (2018) It may feel a bit like super hero movies before there were epic sagas, such as the Iron Man and Captain America franchises, but Venom is still a fun time at the movies. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation may be the scariest horror film of 2018, or is it too intellectual for audiences? - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) A horror movie with characters you can't get invested in, and 80 minutes of your life you can't get back if you watch it. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
50% Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (2017) A good time at the movies with a comedic spin on the zombie genre. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) A creature feature where the monsters are genuinely terrifying. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Unlisted Owner (2013) A return to old school found footage with a straight forward story. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
19% How It Ends (2018) You won't beg for the two hours of your life back after watching this film. It had it's moments. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
39% Extinction (2018) It's probably for the best that this movie went to Netflix and not to the theaters. It lacked spark to fill a huge room. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) Old school jump scares and perhaps one of the best new monsters we've had in a long time. - The Twisted Girl Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018