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Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 50% Skyscraper (2018) Twists and turns are fine and all, but when your film doesn't really have a presence to be feared...this is the epitome of Hollywood watered-down action.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
D+ 43% Fireworks (2018) This is probably one of the worst anime films I've seen that got a theatrical release in America.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
D+ 53% The First Purge (2018) My expectations going in was that we were getting a more mature explanation of how this really began, but it's just another Purge movie.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
C+ 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A passably entertaining film with no answers to its biggest questions.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
A 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) One of the better documentaries I've seen in a long time. Terrific.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Colorful, fast-paced, and consistently funny. Tartakovsky fills each frame with unique characters and eye-popping backdrops.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
A- 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Surprisingly more complex than the first. Soldado explores the devastating toll of terrorism and drug-trafficking on the children caught in the crossfire.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
A+ 98% City Lights (1931) Chaplin and his cast have crafted a silent film that is drastically funny, extremely well-shot and still holds up today...this is a labor of love, for sure, but the end result is a classic that has held the test of time.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
C- 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The film feels like a placeholder, like it was made just to make the next one. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
A- 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) This film was really epic and exhilarating, the villain was kind of weak, but it knew to focus on the heroes and flesh out their stories...and have a message that feels relevant.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
A 89% Hereditary (2018) One of the best horror films I've seen in a very long time.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
C+ 59% Hotel Artemis (2018) It just kind of fizzles out where nothing really happens...not only is it a film that doesn't quite meet its ambitions, it sometimes just puts its characters where they need to be without explaining how they arrived there.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
C+ 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) The script doesn't really have anything to say or do. This movie could've been so much better if they found a way to make it its own thing. If they can't, just don't make it at all. But I can watch the film. It's not hard to watch...‐
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
C 72% Adrift (2018) It looks amazing, but the issues I kept going back to were in the structure...all the tension is diffused whenever we cut back to the past. Those sequences feel rote and familiar.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
B 85% Upgrade (2018) It never looks cheap...Upgrade is a really fun movie, a low-budget action film that feels like a grindhouse 1970s film.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
A+ 97% Psycho (1960) Psycho continues to be thrilling to this day.‐
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
C 53% Book Club (2018) It started stronger than I expected it to, but as soon as that plot fizzles away, you still have half a movie left with nowhere to go.‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
C 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Tons of people are going to be entertained by this movie, but it didn't really justify its existence beyond making money.‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
B 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) It's a very fun time. I have a feeling it will improve upon multiple viewings, but it's not quite as great as the first film to me.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
D 16% The Circle (2017) Bland performances from talented actors, and boring direction from a very talented director, and awful editing...‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
A+ 98% Aliens (1986) The whole finale is white-knuckled, some of the best aciton and suspense film-making I've ever seen.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
A+ 97% Alien (1979) I adore this movie. It's a movie that has engaging characters, an incredible creature, and its incredibly scary. It's one of Ridley Scott's best films.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
D+ 24% Breaking In (2018) The film does have a very smart hero in Gabrielle Union, who makes refreshing choices...besides that, this is a throwaway, disposable thriller.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
A- 82% Ghost Stories (2018) This film is definitely interested in perusing the dark corners of our mind...there's one image in particular that gave me chills from head to toe, but it's not just a horror movie, it really tries to dive into the human psyche.‐
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
C- 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) The movie really is just a series of long emotionless action scenes. That's really all this movie is. ‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
B+ 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War is going to please most people. It has some very shocking elements and a few disappointing elements...but this is a blast of a Marvel movie.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
C- 52% Rampage (2018) It just felt like the writers weren't taking it seriously. This could've been a really fun guilty-pleasure movie.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B+ 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) It's almost as if Anderson is knowingly allowing the actors' personalities to seep through...the stop-motion is staggering...‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A- 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A nerve-shredding thriller tense from the opening scene to the very end.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B 73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is enjoyably diverting and speaks to the nerd in all of us in some shape or form.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
B- 80% Unsane (2018) It's not going to change the way films are made, as perhaps Soderbergh thinks, but it's an interesting movie...he is always an engaging director.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
C- 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) DeKnight's considerable talent feels jilted by an aggressively commercial experience. Uprising takes the Pacific Rim story and turns it into a brand.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B 49% Tomb Raider (2018) This is one of the most faithful video game adaptations ever made...I think Tomb Raider fans will mostly be happy. It's not a great film by any means, but for the most part it's a fun action thriller to watch.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
D 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) This movie was doesn't know how to be all that scary. The tension isn't as real as it should've been.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
C- 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Ava DuVernay is great, and she brings a lot to the table...this is visually stunning sometimes, but sometimes it's also horrible looking...I don't think it worked.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
A- 91% Love, Simon (2018) The dialogue didn't feel forced; it was charming, witty and extremely relatable.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
D 18% Death Wish (2018) There's not a single memorable action scene. It's a mish mash of tones filled with wooden performances, a very boring lead character and no clear cut villain. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
D 37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) I can't think of one memorable combat scene. How sad is that? ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
A 87% Annihilation (2018) The kind of film that made me stand around outside the theater as it closed for thirty minutes with my friends talking about it. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
C+ 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow is a frustrating film. I would say that I liked about half of it, and the other half I had a difficult time grasping.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
D 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) I found this to be one of Clint Eastwood's worst films. I thought the emotion was very fake.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
B+ 97% Black Panther (2018) What's honestly amazing about this film is that I'm not thinking about the action, the cool epic moments...I'm thinking about the things that shape these characters into who they become...I have to commend Black Panther, but it's not a film without flaws.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
F 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The film isn't even sexy. The sex scenes are just strange and awkward; and the relationship, like I said, is so toxic that you can't really get any enjoyment out of those scenes either. It's just a giant disappointing mess.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
A- 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) This is a beautiful film -- one that is startlingly real. It feels so blisteringly sensual and in the moment, that it's almost impossible to ignore.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
A 95% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) I'm blown away by just the construction of the scenes, and by all of the effects that have been incorporated to make everything move fluidly; and there's also this charming imperfection to the animation that just makes it so gorgeous.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
A 77% All the Money in the World (2017) For what they went through in filming this movie, and the last-minute changes, this film holds up incredibly well. And I think it's one of Scott's best in years.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
A 82% Molly's Game (2018) I was riveted from beginning to end with Molly's Game. It has some of the best performances of the year, it has some of the best writing of the year and it has a true life story that is so vastly strange and unbelievable that it truly has to be witnessed.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
C 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) As a space thriller it works well enough, but as a film that tries to traverse and connect the Cloverfield universe my brain is exploding -- and not in a good way.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
A- 90% The Devil's Candy (2017) [Pruitt Taylor Vince] knocks it out of the park in this movie. Just about every time he walked on frame he just gave me chills. He's such an unsettling presence in this film. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
C+ 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The things that really should have made [Thomas] change and evolve as a character feel like background elements at times. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018