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Devin Faraci

Devin Faraci
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% Colossal (2017) Colossal operates largely as a deconstruction of a certain kind of romcom trope, but it's also a pretty legit kaiju movie. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 3, 2016
86% Dearest Sister: Nong Hak (2016) A slow burn that ends on a great twisted horror note, Dearest Sister is a fantastic drama and character piece that is also inextricably a phenomenal and creepy ghost story. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 3, 2016
26% Suicide Squad (2016) SUICIDE SQUAD is a mess, but pushing against the current of a botched movie are four lead performances that salvage the whole thing. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 2, 2016
83% Sausage Party (2016) SAUSAGE PARTY is what would happen if everyone at Pixar had syphilis. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 22, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) This reboot has many of the qualities of the classic original: a great cast, a true affection for the supernatural, and a varied comedic tone. Hilarious! ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 10, 2016
78% The Shallows (2016) Surprisingly beautiful sharp-toothed summer schlock. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 24, 2016
96% De Palma (2016) A full-throated defense of a man whose work towers over so many of his peers and yet is so often casually dismissed ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 10, 2016
94% Tikkun (2016) One of the most strikingly weird movies I have seen this year. The movie's examination of the life of the ultra-Orthodox Jews is fascinating and Sivan's actors - who simply can't really be Orthodox, can they? - are utterly convincing in all moments. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 8, 2016
28% Warcraft (2016) For a movie that isn't 'good,' Warcraft simply works, and as the credits came up I found myself juggling my criticisms of the film with the desire to see just what happens next on Azeroth. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 7, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse the assembled a cast of excellent thespians who bring the burning hot energy of embarrassment felt by a kid whose mom walked in on him masturbating. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 27, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) It needs to be seen on the big screen, and the biggest and the best screen possible. This movie is why we have movie theaters. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 15, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Civil War isn't great despite being the third Captain America and thirteenth overall Marvel movie - it's great because of those things. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 13, 2016
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) In a world full of toxic masculinity, of #notallmen a-holes and GamerGate creeps, Everybody Wants Some!! is a welcome reminder that being a man isn't inherently bad. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 5, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) To say that Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice is a bad movie doesn't go far enough. This film feels like Zack Snyder hobbling the entire upcoming DC Movieverse before it gets started. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 23, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) This charming, pop culture soaked movie admirably takes on racial issues but sags under the weight of its muddled metaphors. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 3, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) Sure, it's about as shocking as a middle schooler giving his teacher the finger, but there's something adorable about that kind of juvenile nonsense. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 7, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) The Witch is a slow, creepy burn that pays off spectacularly in crazy Satanic awesomeness that's just understated enough to be elegantly chilling. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 20, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) The Hateful Eight can be tough, but it's always rewarding as entertainment. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 4, 2016
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) A remix of the original STAR WARS that is saved by wonderful new iconic characters. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 16, 2015
81% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is just the latest gorgeous, hollow and largely pointless work from a director who has convinced so many that his stark nudity is actually a sumptuous set of clothes. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 9, 2015
95% Creed (2015) CREED goes the distance, and is the best ROCKY movie since the original. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 25, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) This is how the Hunger Games ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 19, 2015
81% Entertainment (2015) Entertainment is like having your nose rubbed in profound human despair almost two hours. And I liked it. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 26, 2015
90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) A genre-smashing confluence of an oater and an eater, Bone Tomahawk is an absolute blast even as it changes tones and takes on a profound gory grimness in the end. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 23, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) A gothic romance, Crimson Peak is all about decaying mansions and withered aristocracy, sweeping heroic love and bitter villainous betrayal... and mutilated ghosts seeking justice. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 13, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) I tend to cry at inspirational or hopeful or triumphant moments in movies. I must have cried a hundred times during The Martian. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Sep 22, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) THE VISIT is fun, first and foremost, with a lot of scares and laughs along the way to a climax that gets just nasty enough to qualify it as a real horror movie. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Sep 11, 2015
63% The Boy (2015) Not since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer has a movie gotten inside the head of a killer with such cold-blooded artistry. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Sep 1, 2015
87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) A fierce and awesome movie that morphs into a standard biopic. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 13, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) Just like when a bar band plays a sweaty, messy cover of a great song, the movie's incredible and almost endless flaws can't get in the way of the true emotion at the core. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 7, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) A cracking good science fiction movie... until the third act when it is dragged kicking and screaming into being a superhero movie and falls apart. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 5, 2015
84% Call Me Lucky (2015) Barry Crimmins has the kind of story that could have been a footnote, but Goldthwait is determined to give this strong, funny, unique man his own spotlight again. I'm glad he did. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 3, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) The best film in this series, and a perfectly realized piece of cinematic craftsmanship. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 30, 2015
63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) Magic Mike XXL is a joy, an affirmation of happiness, a movie that makes you feel better about yourself at every turn. It's a triumph. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 30, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Terminator Genisys might be the nadir of franchise filmmaking, a soulless exercise in keeping an IP going (and maintaining rights) at any cost. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 30, 2015
95% Amy (2015) A shattering documentary about a silenced voice. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 28, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) Inside Out is a movie that will make you a better human being. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 18, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) We don't experience awe, the film says, because we're jaded and distracted, but then the film fails to give us a single awe-filled moment. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 11, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) Oh my God does Cameron Crowe try. Which is why it hurts so very much when he fails so very hard. And he fails catastrophically with Aloha. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 28, 2015
48% San Andreas (2015) The movie values neither human life nor audience entertainment, which is simply a lose/lose situation. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 28, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) Two hours of shaggy, pointless and often boring film hung on what should have been an editorial about the state of scifi. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 17, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) A triumph. Every minute of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD had me smiling, and every action sequence had my heart pumping. It's a modern action movie masterpiece. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 11, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) It doesn't have the fist-pumping highs of the first film, but AGE OF ULTRON is deeper, more emotional and all-around better. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 21, 2015
79% Furious 7 (2015) The movie that is staggered by real life tragedy but refuses to be felled; it blurs the line between the world of the characters and the real world in a way that is so effective and affecting that the finale packs a humongous emotional punch. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 3, 2015
32% Chappie (2015) It's not an interesting failure, it's not over-ambitious - CHAPPIE is just a bad movie. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 5, 2015
56% Focus (2015) FOCUS is pleasant and fizzy, but slightly too soft. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) By drilling down into these two men and their conflict, Best of Enemies ends up having a lot to say about how we talk about politics and how we relate to -- and hate -- each other. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 17, 2015
71% The Nightmare (2015) The Nightmare is guaranteed to produce plenty of real nightmares for audiences caught in its blood-red gaze. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 12, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) The film's intense commitment to being dull makes you long for sparkly vampires and werewolves. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 11, 2015
13% Seventh Son (2015) I'll say this for Seventh Son: it wanted to be over as badly as I wanted it to end. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 5, 2015