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Deirdre Crimmins
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 83% Halloween (2018) The 2018 Halloween is a worthy entry into the often wavering franchise. It enhances the characters of both Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, and adds to the mythology of The Shape, rather than detracting from them. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give is powerful and should be compulsory viewing. Its simple approach to these complex issues is appreciated, and makes its clear point accessible to the young audience for whom it was created.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 41% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween actively avoids all of the charm and literary homage of the original film without adding anything new to the already established formula.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
100% Starfish (2018) STARFISH is much more successful on the emotional side than the horror side, but still compelling.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/5 31% Venom (2018) Venom isn't funny. Venom doesn't have a hero or antihero or villain to root for. Were it not for a pretty good car chase, some decent visual effects, and Hardy's performance, it would be a complete waste of time.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
45% Feral (2018) FERAL uses its mockumentary format to its advantage, and keeps us guessing right up to the very end.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) After the clunker that was Hotel Artemis, it's not unreasonable to feel that we're owed a better hotel-themed movie in 2018. Bad Times at the El Royale is slightly more successful, but still comes a little short of greatness.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2.5/5 54% The Wind (2018) The Wind could have been much better if editing and creative timelines took a step back, and allowed the harrowing story and stellar performances to be the focus of the terror. As it is, the film tries far too hard to tell a tale that needs no frills.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
100% In Fabric (2018) Horror seems to have a preoccupation with haunted houses and possessed dolls. With IN FABRIC, we have the rare entry into a haunted garment subgenre, and it is a treasure.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3/5 43% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Somehow, all of this works. It's not perfect, and it certainly isn't for everyone, but oddballs who love weirdo cinema will probably get a kick out of An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
5/5 76% Suspiria (2018) This Suspiria is wholly its own film and offers frantic energy and lush visuals to make for a nearly perfect cinematic experience.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
0.5/5 No Score Yet Between Worlds (2018) Crossing between the worlds of the living and dead is a concept that could populate any number of captivating and nuanced movies, but Between Worlds is not one of them.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
95% Border (Gräns) (2018) The film's investment into mythology and character depth will satisfy genre fans who are looking to watch a drama and romance with a marked twist.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
67% You Might Be the Killer (2018) Twitter inspired films might just be a new ground for hive brainstorming and vetting ideas. If both YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER and TUSK are indicative of what can be brought together through this platform, then I say keep it up.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
85% Piercing (2018) PIERCING is the rare second film from a new director which rivals its predecessor. The film is in conversation with Pesce's previous work, and continues his legacy as a new horror maestro in the making. Keep it up, sir.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
No Score Yet May the Devil Take You (Sebelum iblis menjemput) (2018) Fans of Indonesian horror and Sam Raimi will get a kick out of the homage-drenched MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU. It is a film that is well aware of horror's past, and aims to add to its future.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
No Score Yet The Perfection (2018) THE PERFECTION's playfulness and body horror anchor an uncommon film into some incredibly entertaining waters. A strong stomach and good humor will be rewarded kindly by this one.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3.5/5 33% Blue Iguana (2018) Overall, the major value in Blue Iguana is watching a great comedic ensemble play with their words and toy with one another. When it does that, the movie works well. I just wish it did that more.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 30% Kin (2018) The high concept and visual effects add a bit of science fiction to Kin, but don't let that fool you. This is a film about family and loyalty, and it tells that tale well.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 60% Operation Finale (2018) The film rests itself on the excitement of reality, which is nearly enough to make it a good movie, but not quite enough.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2.5/5 54% The Bookshop (2018) The Bookshop shows that while literature can be a ray of sunshine in our dull lives, perhaps it would have been better if this one remained off-screen.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 83% Mohawk (2018) Mohawk is by no means perfect, but it's unlike any other recent film, and I'm grateful for that.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) The themes of loss and trust veined throughout the film feed into the feeling of hopelessness and haunting. Though we're just barely feeling a chill in the air, The Little Stranger is the start of this year's horror film season.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) The low-stakes world within Juliet, Naked brings a certain comfort. However, the lack of cinematic investment in telling a story of romance or heartbreak leaves me wanting more escapism.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2.5/5 26% The Nun (2018) There's no real risk for The Nun to impact the future of horror or the legacy of the genre, but it's not a total loss. If only it embraced its more extravagant, indulgent side earlier, it would have been far more worth my time.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
0.5/5 20% Mara (2018) Horror need not be neat and tidy, but haphazard, unorganized scares with underdeveloped characters and dialogue that rivals fingernails on a chalkboard is beyond untidy. It's simply unnecessary.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor refuses to take itself seriously, and is an entertaining little film because of that.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 85% The Wife (2018) Thankfully, [the] missteps don't detract from the central focuses of the film: Joan and her relationship to Joe. Their relationship carries The Wife into (near) greatness.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
1/5 13% The Basement (2018) A decent bad guy is not enough to carry a film, even a horror film. I need to care whether or not the characters survive. I need to be entertained by quality gore. I needed much more than The Basement has to offer.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The House with a Clock in Its Walls is exactly what it needs to be: charming and creepy. If this is what we get when sensationalized horror directors take a stab at the lighter side of cinema, then let them have at it.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 64% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie feels like a peek behind the lace curtains of an abusive and ultimately murderous household. It offers a sympathetic view towards an axe-wielding killer, and does so with sensitivity and respect.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
5/10 43% Gold (2017) The characters are fun and the plot serviceable, but it distinctly lacks a hook.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 90% We the Animals (2018) We the Animals is not your typical coming-of-age movie. It takes its time to find the real story, dig into the characters, and let you watch them grow, however painful that may be.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/10 83% Cinderella (2015) The plot is essentially the exact same plot as the 1950 Disney animated film, but this version is missing the fun bits.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/10 17% The Gunman (2015) The Gunman not only falls short on the action itself, but it offers little else for the audience to enjoy.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
50% Home (2015) It makes no missteps, and knows enough to focus on its strengths, and some darn cute Boov.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
7/10 30% The Longest Ride (2015) The Longest Ride did not convert me to being a fan of romance films, but it did show me that I can enjoy parts of one.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
7/10 44% True Story (2015) Overall the film is entertaining and absorbing, leaving the theater I was struck by the fact that I wanted more.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/10 62% The Water Diviner (2015) Trying to do too much, and losing the humanity in his story, The Water Diviner is just a mess.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8/10 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Age of Ultron knew to keep a good thing going and I am happy to report that this film is honestly really funny too.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/10 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) Hot Pursuit is predictable, unfunny, and boring.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8.5/10 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) I am happy to report that Pitch Perfect 2 is one of those rare sequels that satisfies fans.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
9/10 94% Spy (2015) Funny, empowering, and avoids the slippery slope of mean comedy.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
5/10 81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Character issues aside, the film tries far too hard to add eccentric touches to the visual language.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8.5/10 98% Inside Out (2015) Inside Out is a brilliant and touching film that shows Pixar has not lost its touch.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8/10 82% The Overnight (2015) Getting to spend some time with these three-dimensional characters, seeing the world through their eyes, was a welcome diversion from our own lives.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/10 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) It is far too concerned with fitting into the greater Terminator timeline and ultimately the action suffers because of it.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
6/10 18% Self/less (2015) It is a messy film, with many points of interest, multiple sources for character motivation, and frantic sways between emotion and action.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
8.5/10 85% Trainwreck (2015) The freshness of Trainweck does not come from the plot, it comes from the film's attitude towards dating and love. Simply put, Amy is never treated like a problem that needs fixing.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
5.5/10 24% Dark Places (2015) [An] apathetic film with no fire in its belly.‐ Cinematic Essential
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018