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Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The actors were fine, it's just...what they did with these characters...this film mistakes why we like [them].‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
D- 40% Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Absolutely atrocious. I admire the fact that they did try to propel the story in a different direction. But the story they chose was insanely boring.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A 59% In the Mouth of Madness (1995) The most simplified stories are often the best ones...it's not just an entertaining Twilight Zone-esque film, you can really tell that Carpenter and De Luca were trying to create something different.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A 94% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Great build-up, the suspense and apprehension, getting you invested in a sequence...this movie has that.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A 86% The Exorcist (1973) They went above and beyond...we have movies like The Exorcist to thank for so many other movies...‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
7% Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) Atrocious on every level...but there is something to say about the fact that it exists, and the drive he had to get it made.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
A 95% The Evil Dead (1981) The sheer passion, the ingenuity of them wanting to make this movie...a classic.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
C+ 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It just feels like Sony really wanted to get a sequel out, rushing a lot of elements and making the end product feel disposable.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
C 79% Halloween (2018) Lacks atmosphere. When tension begins to mount, it's undercut by misplaced humor. This is a frustrating film that gets so much right but falters with key elements.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
A- 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Some of the best performances of the year...Cooper is going to be a great director if he can continue this kind of filmmaking momentum.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B 88% First Man (2018) It has amazing performances, and it's technically very well presented. Unfortunately, I felt very detached from Neil Armstrong.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
C- 29% Venom (2018) An occasionally entertaining misfire that only scratches the surface of what a Venom movie could truly be.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
A 96% Peeping Tom (1960) An integral film for the development of the horror genre.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
D+ 38% Hell Fest (2018) It has one of the most glaring goofs that I've seen in a long time...‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
B+ 99% Selma (2015) Excellent acting, very good directing, a good tight script -- a little bit of pacing issues and... other characters are nowhere near as investing as Martin Luther King is.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
B 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) I feel like Eli Roth kind of revitalized himself with this picture...I'd love to see what else he can do with this kind of film.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
D+ 33% The Predator (2018) This film was a mess, and easily the most disappointing film of the whole year.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
D+ 27% The Nun (2018) Nowhere near on the level of what was brought by the first two Conjuring films.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
C- 11% Peppermint (2018) There isn't anything that special to it. It doesn't rise above anything...disappointing despite a really strong performance from Jennifer Garner.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
A 93% Searching (2018) I was floored by the craft on display.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
A- 90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) It's a hilarious film with some surprising dark moments...it's a damn good one.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
A 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) It's just about perfect in balance of tone, and it's easily Spike Lee's best film in years.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
A- 90% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2018) It will leave some people scratching their heads, understandably...but this is pure inventiveness and creativity.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
B 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) As a stepping stone to greater things, this movie is important...and it's a great date movie.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
D+ 23% Mile 22 (2018) This could've been a really fun action movie, but it tries to be so much more, and its message is unclear.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
A 93% Blindspotting (2018) One of my favorite movies I've seen so far this year.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
D 8% Slender Man (2018) The film only has creepy imagery. There's no real characters, no real story, no main protagonist, and then it just gets boring.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
B- 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It's about as enjoyable as the first...there are some really good sequences with terrific dialogue. Plotting is the biggest issue here.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
A- 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Extremely well done.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
B 45% The Meg (2018) This film is more entertaining than others because it understands how silly it is, and embraces that.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
A 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Brilliant. You're constantly on edge.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
C 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) I'm impressed with the amount of ingenuity it takes to tell a story from this POV, but I think the first one was considerably better. ‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
D+ 46% 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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
D+ 40% Fireworks (2018) This is probably one of the worst anime films I've seen that got a theatrical release in America.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
C+ 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A passably entertaining film with no answers to its biggest questions.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B 58% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Colorful, fast-paced, and consistently funny. Tartakovsky fills each frame with unique characters and eye-popping backdrops.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
A- 63% 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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
C- 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The film feels like a placeholder, like it was made just to make the next one. ‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
A 89% Hereditary (2018) One of the best horror films I've seen in a very long time.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
C+ 57% 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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
C+ 68% 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...‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
C 71% 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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
B 86% Upgrade (2018) It never looks cheap...Upgrade is a really fun movie, a low-budget action film that feels like a grindhouse 1970s film.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
A+ 97% Psycho (1960) Psycho continues to be thrilling to this day.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
C 70% 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.‐ ChrisStuckmann.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018