Craig Schroeder

Craig Schroeder
Craig Schroeder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Battleship Pretension
Publications: Battleship Pretension

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) Muhammad Ali was and still is charismatic. The Trials of Muhammad Ali is not. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
No Score Yet Low & Clear (2012) Filmmakers Khalil Hudson and Tyler Hughen are humanists; J.T. and Xenie are fisherman. Low & Clear is a concise, emotive study on each. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
93% Captain Phillips (2013) The film is a technical chef-d'oeuvre. It's a study on the misanthropy of international piracy. It's a film that's far more evocative and thought-provoking than its name suggests. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
81% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) Do I Sound Gay? is a film that asks universal questions as a means to explore Thorpe's very personal struggle. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
80% Haywire (2012) Haywire is one of the best action films of the decade. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
71% Jack's Back (1988) Despite all of its shortcomings, James Spader makes Jack's Back watchable. He's got a charm and dedication that elevates the film's shortcomings. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
75% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Eyes Wide Shut feels like the culmination of a career spent telling stories of every stripe; it's at once horrifying, sexy and thrilling and it explores a world that is unlike anything that could exist outside the mind of Stanley Kubrick. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
23% Kill Your Friends (2016) Kill Your Friends has its moments, but in the end what's the point? It's all Blur and Oasis signifying nothing. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
90% Tales From the Crypt (1972) It's easily forgotten, but just as easily recalled for being a lot of fun. Which seems to fall perfectly in line with Tales From the Crypt's pop-culture legacy. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
86% Love Hunter (2014) Even at only 73 minutes, Love Hunter is indulgent. But, then, if a movie like this weren't, you'd probably ask for your money back. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
100% Peter and the Farm (2016) Peter and the Farm is immensely rewarding as a fascinating personification of all of the emotions that mental illness renders you incapable of personifying. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
49% San Andreas (2015) There's not a lot to hold onto in San Andreas. It ticks the boxes of a disaster film, but rarely, if ever, asks the audience to do anything other than ooh and ahh at its effects. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
83% Patterns (1956) Patterns succeeds most as a showcase for its actors. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
No Score Yet Little Annie Rooney (1925) Uneven second half notwithstanding, Little Annie Rooney is an exciting comedy, thankfully saved from the carnage of time. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
100% The Dawn Wall (2018) The Dawn Wall moves with incredible fluidity. Framing the film around Caldwell and Jorgensen's ascent, the film floats effortlessly between past and present... - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
No Score Yet Slumber (2017) For horror hounds, Slumber may scratch a familiar itch but it ultimately fails to distinguish itself and, like most dreams, quickly fades from memory. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
80% No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) No Retreat, No Surrender is an argument for JCVD as a hard-to-define, compelling action commodity. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
88% Car Wash (1976) Car Wash is an unconventional comedy that stumbles upon relevancy more often than not. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
56% Stray (2019) It boasts flimsy stakes and underdeveloped characters, mired by large chunks of unremarkable exposition and cradled on a central mystery that isn't all that compelling. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) The Hummingbird Project asks the question but never gives a satisfying answer. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
43% Scars of Dracula (1970) A messy delight... - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
93% For the Birds (2019) For the Birds often has trouble finding the balance between human interest and exploitation. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
92% The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) (1975) The Magic Flute is a fascinating look into Bergman's thoughts on the pretense of theater and film and the shared DNA between the two. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
88% Ramen Shop (Ramen teh) (2019) Endearingly, the film shows food can unite two strangers from across the planet but can also transcend anger and resentment and make room for love and forgiveness. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
20% Warning Sign (1985) In the war against the capitalist curation of streaming services, Scream Factory continues to be a noble soldier, offering horror fans the opportunity to see forgotten oddities and small pictures that would otherwise go unnoticed. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
44% Endings, Beginnings (2020) It was written from a place of personal pain and experience. Unfortunately, when the cameras started to roll, that clear perspective was lost somewhere in the process... - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
No Score Yet The Appaloosa (1966) It's impossible to offer a full-throated recommendation of The Appaloosa. It's beautifully shot but there's not much else to glean from it. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
87% What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015) Sands often lets his frustration with Wächter bubble over and it results in a film that frequently sprints towards brilliance while stumbling at critical thematic moments, incapable of overcoming its own editorializing. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021