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Dom Sinacola

Dom Sinacola
Dom Sinacola's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.3/10 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace asserts, with exquisite humanity and a long bittersweet sigh, that the best the broken can do is disappear before they break anyone else.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
8.5/10 89% Hereditary (2018) Aster captures it all with a heart-wrenching sense of everyday horror.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
94% Pumping Iron (1976) Pumping Iron becomes a fascinating glimpse at the kind of sociopathy required of living gods.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
6.4/10 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Regardless, Solo is a good time at the movies, even if Howard should not have helmed it. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
8.5/10 95% First Reformed (2018) It's a gorgeous film, mourning the impossibility of being alive as it celebrates that which binds us, a conscious-rattling, viscera-stirring piece of art.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
8.4/10 97% The Rider (2018) Chloé Zhao's second film invites social commentary and political dissection... but there's nothing clearer, or more devastating, in The Rider than the bond between cowboy and horse.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
8.5/10 95% Zama (2018) It wants little more than to reach out in all directions, to peer into the void, knowing deep down that the void can't be bothered to peer back.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
7.2/10 83% Blockers (2018) If the film's direction is workmanlike and the writers' plotting flimsy, then the better to focus on the cast. They're a joy to watch together, everyone unironically playing unironic characters packed to the gills with backstories that go nowhere.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
8/10 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The emotional weight of Isle of Dogs depends on knowing exactly what that bond between dog and human can mean, how deeply and irrationally it can go. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
5.9/10 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Lawrence indulges romanticism in the dopiest of places.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
8.2/10 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther might be the first MCU film that could claim to most clearly be an expression of a particular director's voice.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
7.9/10 71% Like Me (2018) Gorgeous and gross in equal measure, propelled by the sense that anything could happen, Like Me is a visual feast.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
5.9/10 74% Mom and Dad (2018) Blair and Cage operate as if not being fully committed to their roles isn't a choice, plus a late cameo care of Lance Henriksen brings the well-needed pain. And yet, none of it ever escalates past a baseline of digestible insanity.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4.1/10 41% Den of Thieves (2018) At no point are we invited to care about any of these people.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
7.7/10 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Which is why Darkest Hour transcends its biopic trappings to work, almost despite itself. It's a beautiful thing, Wright's film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
5/10 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League isn't funny, because it still believes it has something important to show us. It doesn't.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.3/10 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Daddy's Home 2 operates without memory or shame. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
8.1/10 90% Rat Film (2017) This vision is Rat Film, Anthony's brilliant docu-essay chronicling Baltimore's city planning and resultant systemic segregation as a microcosm of the still-failing American Urban Experiment.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
8.4/10 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049, then, is undoubtedly the most gorgeous thing to come out of a major studio in some time. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4.2/10 22% Woodshock (2017) Who is this movie for? The only answer is the saddest, because it's just another question: This movie is for the Mulleavys-can anyone else watch this and think otherwise?‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
7/10 70% Dayveon (2017) It's only in Dayveon's final act that plot contrivances begin to wander away from Abbasi's carefully calibrated realism.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.4/10 44% Bushwick (2017) If the South actually were able to invade Hollywood, whoever was involved in this movie would probably have it coming.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
8.5/10 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Shults's film is many things-heart-wrenching, paced to perfection, a masterclass in visual storytelling and genuinely terrifying-but that nothing about it feels beyond the grasp of what Shults wants it to be, of what he knows it can be.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4.5/10 31% Salt and Fire (2017) Herzog and co. seem totally tone deaf to how gross all of it is, which is much grosser than Gael García Bernal screaming about diarrhea, which is actually pretty funny. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
6.9/10 50% The Human Surge (El auge del humano) (2017) Williams is a gifted director who only has better films in front of him; he appears to be a guy with a concise vision making exactly what he wants to make. Which might be why The Human Surge can't quite connect: Williams only made this for himself.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
7.3/10 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Barras's most impressive feat-besides keeping the film under 70 minutes-is how effortlessly he gives the film to Zucchini, never once letting the corruption of the adult world stain My Life as a Zucchini's lively hues and livelier magnanimity.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
7.4/10 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Every performance here is deeply felt and quietly heartbreaking-crafting Land of Mine into a measured, often beautiful meditation on moral relevance.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
7.9/10 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) It's more sensation than story --more impressionistic than thematic. As an accomplishment alone, it should be held as a landmark... but as a narrative rather than as an object to admire, it struggles to have anything salient to say.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
7.7/10 88% Jackie (2016) If the film is about grief, then the film must act as grief acts. Unmoored and aimless, Jackie acts like a bad dream.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
7.2/10 77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) West is an impeccable craftsman, his storytelling chops as fatless and near-faultless as ever.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.8/10 47% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Whatever you think is going to happen to these fellas, does.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4.5/10 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) A series of elaborate action setpieces, most of which are stupid and numbly staged... do little to distract from the relentlessly workmanlike nature of the film's bread-and-butter man-on-man tests of endurance.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
8.5/10 91% The Witch (2016) All of this Eggers frames with a subconscious knack for creating tension within each shot, rarely relying on jump scares or gore, instead mounting suspense through one masterful edit after another.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
1.8/10 6% Martyrs (2016) Martyrs is a film that wants you to believe it doesn't revel in its own depravity, but there's little evidence it has anything else on its mind. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
3.4/10 48% Criminal Activities (2015) All sound and fury, signifying nothing -- just clichés begetting clichés.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
7.5/10 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) If Bone Tomahawk is a neo-cannibal-western-thriller-romance, then it's always fun to watch a filmmaker pull off the film he's probably always wanted to make. Which Zahler seems to do his first go-round.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
4.6/10 52% Tokyo Tribe (2015) Masquerading as a hip-hop martial arts musical, Tokyo Tribe is mostly just a puerile male fantasy come to hypercolor life.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
8.4/10 86% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) Goodnight Mommy still seems to set its sights on more psychological thriller territory, but by the time that finale (that twist) unveils its disturbing details, the strictures of genre hardly matter in light of the darkness at the film's heart.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
8.9/10 88% The Tribe (2015) Full of sadness and stubbornness and a kind of cosmic anger, it seeks abandon through destruction, starting with humanity's first and best crutch: language.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
7.6/10 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) First-time filmmaker Marah Strauch spent years crafting something of a perfect eulogy to Carl Boenish -- and her dedication to investigating his outsized life is palpable.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
5.3/10 76% The Connection (2015) The Connection plods along, unable to find its pace, stuck somewhere in the middle of the straightest line between the movie it madly wants to be, and the movie it just sort of is.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
7.2/10 72% Kung Fu Killer (2015) Director Teddy Chan knows his way around a brutal fight scene for sure, and he makes it clear from even the film's first moments that his return to directing after five years will be totally in thrall to the filmmaking dynasties that raised him.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
8.6/10 89% Jauja (2015) In his latest feature, the breathtaking Jauja, Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso demonstrates that he is the rare filmmaker who trusts his audience enough to winnow his films down to the bone.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
9/10 97% It Follows (2015) It Follows is itself a film that thrives in the borders, not so much about the horror that leaps out in front of you, but the deeper anxiety that waits at the verge of consciousness.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
5.2/10 31% Wild Card (2015) Statham, in turn, is an aloof, drowsy shell of a leading man, the full embodiment of a 100-minute sad grimace. He seems just as bored as the audience must be. He is, once again, so much better than this.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015