David Fontana Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

David Fontana

David Fontana
David Fontana's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) Despite a tendency to overdue it when it comes to the scares themselves, Paco Plaza's Veronica contains enough focus on character and symbolism to be an effective possession horror.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
94% Sweet Country (2018) With poignancy, grit, and proficiency, it gazes out at the vast Australian outback while also deeply examining the darkness of humanity within.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
84% Mohawk (2018) Disguised simply as a small-scale action horror film, Mohawk becomes a good focal point for something much larger than itself, which enables its flaws to be more readily overlooked.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
17% Death Wish (2018) he original Death Wish started a franchise; but this new version will likely be remembered as an unfortunate remnant of political sentiment gone wrong.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
No Score Yet Death House (2018) Death House unfortunately doesn't deliver. Its many references and horror icons don't contribute much to a story that is far too caught up in itself to be any fun. Its graphic and lewd nature don't much help either.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
81% Blame (2018) Quinn Shephard's Blame utilizes The Crucible in an inventive way, focusing on high school dynamics and the angst that comes with finding one's identity early in life while also avoiding the cliches that typically come with that subject.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
75% Braven (2018) To conclude, Braven is a fine piece of genre fare. The story itself may sound all-too-familiar, yet its wintry setting, inventive action sequences, and a strong presence by Jason Momoa and supporting cast help it to rise above many like-minded films.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Bogged down by generic action and characters, a confused plot, and an overall sense of been-there done-that, The Cloverfield Paradox, after a momentary burst of excitement, will likely fizzle out.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
51% Downsizing (2017) It attempts...to be a wacky science fiction, a humanistic love story with a sci-fi premise, satirical social commentary, and even dabs of race and white privilege discussions. But in the end, it's too loosely spread out to fully succeed at any of these.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) The film is the equivalent work of an artist, who, though beginning with a solid, well-rounded image...just didn't allow it to find the proper balance. In the end, perhaps The Shape of Water's ambition just exceeded its grasp.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) We may never know exactly what was going on in Tommy Wiseau's mind when he created one of the worst movies ever made, but The Disaster Artist is a valiant attempt at understanding just that.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) In an age where 20-year-later sequels are often a disaster, relying too intently on nostalgic value of the originals, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle stands head and shoulders above the rest.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
85% Wonder (2017) Wonder is, in almost every conceivable way, a disaster. It's jumbled, unfocused, poorly acted, and undeservedly sappy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards is yet another shining example of McDonagh's distinguished talent as a filmmaker.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) With such talent in front of and behind the camera, it's a shame that The Snowman's narrative and structural problems weren't properly adjusted before its release.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
91% Gerald's Game (2017) Gerald's Game is a mostly faithful, almost entirely enjoyable adaptation of King's novel.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
76% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a pleasant watch as a whole, yet it doesn't quite delve as deep as it could, and ultimately feels somewhat forgettable as a result.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
95% Western (2018) Western is not a full-on, triumphant success, but in individual moments the film is just too delightful to ignore.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
46% Madame Hyde (2017) As a movie about teaching, though, Madam Hyde works wonderfully. In contrast, the supernatural aspects of the film often feel tacked on and out of place. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
91% Zama (2018) Not many movies really get under your skin like Lucrecia Martel's masterful epic.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
84% The Square (2017) Despite being 2.5 hours long, The Square is often bitingly original, and as a whole well worth the watch.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
85% It (2017) Though It does perhaps fall short with scares alone, the film delivers in nearly every other way. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
No Score Yet The Evil Within (2017) The Evil Within is far from flawless, but it's hard to argue with Getty's devotion to this singularly distinguished work of art.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower isn't a loathsome film. It's just not praiseworthy either, with the only highlights really being Idris Elba's performance and some passable action sequences.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
20% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry might be brimming with talent, but in the end it's probably better left unread.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming is neither a full disappointment nor a complete triumph.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
88% It Comes At Night (2017) It's the clear and defiant disregard for modern horror tropes that makes It Comes at Night such a refreshing watch. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
16% The Circle (2017) In part due to a shoddy translation from book to screen, and little effort spent on expanding its themes in compelling ways, The Circle feels like lost potential. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is nearly everything you would have wanted from a Marvel franchise sequel. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Rather than stretch the capacity of the original's themes, this remake shrinks them down to eye level, becoming a forgettable and ultimately pointless endeavor.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Logan is a perfect bookend to Hugh Jackman's years of playing the role. To see him go out on such an exuberant high is much more than anyone could have asked for.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
86% John Wick (2014) It is a wildly entertaining film, from the action scenes, to the sets, to the soundtrack, and in addition, it will likely be known as the comeback role for Keanu Reeves.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
71% Interstellar (2014) It is a wondrously beautiful movie, with intense sci-fi sequences, a solid and talented cast, and even some thought-provoking ideas. This is not one to be missed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Horrible Bosses 2 is an inferior sequel in nearly every way - it has less laughs, less chemistry, and a much less compelling story, which doesn't even get going until more than halfway through the film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
78% The Theory of Everything (2014) The Theory of Everything is the type of inspirational story that is so often told in biopics. It is beautifully shot, emotionally driven, and a masterclass in acting.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) The Battle of the Five Armies is a lot more of the same, substituting mindless, even dull action at the expense of character development [...] there is just enough here to be passable, and it completes The Hobbit trilogy on a mostly positive note.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
91% The Imitation Game (2014) The Imitation Game is a wonderful adaptation of his story, full of brilliant performances, an engaging directing style, and an exuberant soundtrack.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) A Most Violent Year is a fascinating, intense, character-driven drama, which not only transports you to the state of mind of NYC in the 1980's, but will also show you just how entertaining simplicity can be. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) If you're looking for a good time at the movies, with absolutely zero thinking involved, then you've come to the right place.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
97% Boyhood (2014) Telling the story of a boy from age 6 to 18, and filmed over that same time, it is a beautiful, poetic journey of life, with all of its ups, its downs, and, of course, everything in-between.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
32% Chappie (2015) Although mildly entertaining at times, especially in the beginning scenes when we first see Chappie come to life, the film suffers from an uneven storyline. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Convoluted, messy, and over-stuffed, The Avengers: Age of Ultron also somehow manages to be an incredibly enjoyable ride. Each of the actors bring their A-game, and each of their characters has their own moment to shine.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Miller has truly knocked this one out of the park. A home run if I've ever seen one, and one that I'm looking forward to experiencing again.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
92% Ex Machina (2015) Alex Garland's Ex Machina is a chilling view of the future of AI, brought to captivating life through the performances of Isaac, Gleeson, and Vikander.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
98% Inside Out (2015) With originality, lively animation, and some powerful heart-strung moments, it will make you feel the same way as the five emotions in Riley's head, at least for a time (it's mostly Joy, though, by the end).‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
93% Slow West (2015) Slow West is the feature debut of writer-director John Maclean. [...] it is also among the more unique modern westerns in the way that it plays around with traditional western tropes and conventions.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Whether a follower of the series from the start, or just hopping aboard, it's hard not to get a kick out of Rogue Nation.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
9% Fantastic Four (2015) The film suffers from an uninteresting plot, poorly developed characters, and a rushed, anti-climactic final battle. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
73% Black Mass (2015) Black Mass attempts to be something great; yet, when thinking back to it, it's likely only the acting that will be remembered. The film is riddled with common gangster tropes and underdeveloped characters. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
91% The Martian (2015) It is at once a thoughtful, witty, intelligent, tense, and emotional experience, as beautiful in presentation as it is delightful in spirit.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017