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Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ No Score Yet Pyewacket (2017) The more I've thought about the film since seeing it, the more I've come to appreciate the restraint, which is a rare quality in horror films.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C- 48% The Glass Castle (2017) The Glass Castle's story is packed with darkness, but the film mistakenly tries to uplift us at every turn, asking us to smile while we watch a family driven into the dirt.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
D 35% Kidnap (2017) Kidnap could've been the Breakdown of 2017, but instead it feels more akin to those direct-to-video thrillers that pile into Wal-Mart bins.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B+ 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) A stylish and creepy haunted house ride that doesn't let up.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
A 93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan crafts a frighteningly realistic portrayal of the Allied soldiers' evacuation, with some of the best aerial dogfights ever put to screen.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
B+ 84% Megan Leavey (2017) A heartfelt and touching film featuring one of Kate Mara's best performances.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
A+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War for the Planet of the Apes is a stunning masterpiece. It's brutal, bleak and authentically moving.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
B 46% Rough Night (2017) Your fair share of debauchery and accidental murder is present, but Rough Night is also surprisingly charming, with hidden depth under the surface.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B 22% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry is an original story that breaks rules. It will undoubtedly rattle audiences as a result. I think that's great.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
A- 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot's portrayal of Wonder Woman is full of joy and completely without angst or cynicism. It's a breath of fresh air and a total blast from start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
B 44% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Phoenix Forgotten is a surprisingly effective mystery more focused on the obsession that comes with unexplained phenomena than with loud noises in the night.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
A- 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ghost in the Shell is a stunning, faithful adaptation of Mamoru Oshii's classic film, while admittedly not as psychologically appealing.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
C- 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island features enough frenetic monster action to satisfy some, but the whole affair can't escape a vapidly hollow feeling after the credits roll.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
D- 23% Collide (2017) At the very least, Collide offers the novelty of seeing Ben Kingsley give a monologue about his love for the tight body of Burt Reynolds.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B+ 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is an exciting debut from Peele, who deftly combines enticing racial satire with genre thrills to impressive results.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
D- 25% Don't Hang Up (2017) The killer seems to have a master switch to every single electronic device in the hapless pranksters' house. It's tough to take the film seriously when the unknown assailant has CIA powers of surveillance.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
B 22% Sleepless (2017) Far better than most January releases, Sleepless is an enjoyable action thriller with a great turn from Jamie Foxx. Escapist entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
A+ 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) The animation is spectacular, the characters are wonderfully realized, and the seamless combination of humor and drama is delightfully refreshing.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
A+ No Score Yet Tenshi no tamago (Angel's Egg)(Egg of God) (1985) It feels like a drug-induced trip of psychedelic imagery while also being relentlessly meaningful... It's a film so ambitious and unconventional that nearly any interpretation can be considered correct.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
A- 74% Split (2017) James McAvoy gives a terrifying career-best performance in Shyamalan's best film since Signs.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
A 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija: Origin of Evil is one of the best horror sequels ever made, a film crafted with extreme care and precision.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
A- 52% The Accountant (2016) Movies like The Accountant are a rare breed these days. Here we have an action/thriller with an uncommonly complex narrative that requires close attentiveness. How refreshing.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
C 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton's beautiful visuals are unfortunately undermined by a messy plot, a weak villain and a hopelessly boring protagonist.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
A- 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Strong direction from the always versatile Antoine Fuqua and game performances from the entire cast make The Magnificent Seven a total blast from start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
B 31% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Mechanic: Resurrection joins the ranks of Commando, Cobra and Broken Arrow as a cheesy, machismo-drenched guilty pleasure. Shove popcorn in your face and have fun.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
A 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo is one of the best animated films I've ever seen. If Laika continues to produce films of this quality, we'll have a worthy successor to the great Studio Ghibli. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
B+ 88% Blood Father (2016) Mel Gibson's grizzled, scruffy ex-con is a revelation, a consistently compelling character caught in a hole he thought he'd already dug himself out of.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2016
F 12% Nine Lives (2016) If this wasn't directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and didn't star Kevin Spacey, I would assume it was attempting to recreate the so-bad-it's-good success that is Sharknado.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
C- 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life of Pets is a beat-for-beat recreation of Toy Story.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
F 10% Cell (2016) If you want a good thriller based on a Stephen King story with the same lead actors, watch 1408 instead. Don't waste your time or money on this dramatically inert film.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
A 79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) With The Conjuring 2, Wan crafts an unusually strong sequel, filled with more than just scares.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
A+ 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Surprisingly, as a character piece observing two loners who just might be made for each other, The Nice Guys shines far brighter than expected.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
A- 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Like most X-Men films, this is a comic book movie that tells a deeply human story at its roots, making the action set pieces all the more thrilling.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
A 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane is a shining example of old-fashioned horror filmmaking, with nearly every scene building upon the last.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
A 91% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) The Boy and the Beast continues to solidify Mamoru Hosoda's reputation, and serves as a heartfelt, satisfying reminder that Japanese animation has a bright future.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2016
A- 100% Only Yesterday (2016) This masterful film undeniably proves that Studio Ghibli was lightyears ahead of everyone else working in animation.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
A+ 84% Deadpool (2016) Justice has finally been done to the "Merc with a Mouth." Is it the next Citizen Kane? No. Is it the perfect Deadpool movie? You bet.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
B 15% Regression (2016) Regression is eerily old-fashioned, a mystery more concerned with abject paranoia than blood and guts.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
14% Dragonball Evolution (2009) Dragonball: Evolution is my least-favorite film of all time. I hate it with every fiber of my being. If you were ever curious about the show Dragon Ball or the manga... please, avoid this cinematic disaster at all costs. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
20% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is incredibly silly. So silly in fact, that you just have to respect it.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
A 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens leaves us wanting more, which is exactly what it should do. Impressive Abrams, most impressive.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
A 95% Creed (2015) Do not miss this film. It's the best in the franchise since 1976.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
A 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Spielberg, never quit making movies, you continue to remind me why I love them.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2015
B 65% The Visit (2015) The Visit is Shyamalan's first competent film in almost ten years, featuring terrifically funny work from Ed Oxenbould, and a smart script that plays more like a comical adventure than a horror film.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
F 9% Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four is an uneventful ride, plunging us into the depths of choppy editing, poor CGI, laughable costume design and one of the worst third acts in the history of superhero films.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
B 80% Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) Despite falling back on traditional DBZ clichés, Resurrection 'F' features enough beautifully animated butt-kicking to warrant a watch.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
A- 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) A blast of suspense and intrigue, a great mashup of the best of the original and Ghost Protocol.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
B+ 60% Southpaw (2015) Jake Gyllenhaal continues his streak of brilliant performances the Academy will likely ignore.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2015
F 16% Pixels (2015) This movie is aimed squarely at my nostalgia, and thus many things I hold sacred have been desecrated by this unholy mess of a film.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
B+ 85% The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015) This well-researched documentary provides a fun and intriguing answer to one of cinemas strangest questions: What if Nicolas Cage had portrayed Superman?‐
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015