EJ Moreno

EJ Moreno
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
EJ Moreno is a lover of all films, but he has a passion for the strange and unusual side of cinema. After receiving his Bachelor?s of Science in Filmmaking, he brings that background into his reviews and movie discussions. You can find him watching Jaws or Showgirls at any time.
Publications: Flickering Myth, EJ Moreno

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% Luca (2021) Sometimes a simple story is all you need to make a perfect film. Pixar doesn't need to make you question your life to craft a great time - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
25% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Painfully unfunny, way too long, and commits the worst sin: it's boring. You could excuse the poor VFX and cheap look if it was actually entertaining. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
95% The Amusement Park (2019) Surreal, overwhelming, and paranoid. You feel like you are having a panic attack by the end of the film, which is quite the compliment when discussing horror. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Without usual director James Wan, the film ends up feeling more like one of the lackluster spin-offs than the core series of films that keep horror fans hooked. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
74% Cruella (2021) From its powerful LGBTQ messages to its insane fashion, this is precisely the campy film I want to see from Disney. Have fun, embrace the strange...and Cruella does that. - EJ Moreno EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
77% Surge (2020) Ben Whishaw proves he can do anything; for example, he saves Surge from being another just intense drama. His performance elevates this to new heights. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) A horror film without many scares, a thriller without much tension; this just doesn't work on that level. But the acting and technical abilities keep it afloat. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
94% Riders of Justice (2021) Boasting a script that balances tone perfectly and centered around a superb lead performance, Riders of Justice needs to be seen. A near-perfect film - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
36% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) The Saw franchise is back with a fresh new coat of paint. Chris Rock and Darren Lynn Bousman reinvent the horror franchise perfectly. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
68% Army Of The Dead (2021) This is action-horror perfection! Snyder may have the best American zombie movie in quite some time. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2021
66% Wrath of Man (2021) Statham and Ritchie are a powerful combo with this film. Ritchie smartly directs Statham to his most compelling role in years. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
44% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Michael B. Jordan does his best to elevate a fairly cliched story to watchable levels. Just proves a good movie star can make any bland action thriller better. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2021
55% Mortal Kombat (2021) The dedication to the iconic video game is admirable, and there's some standout moments. But the Intent on setting up a universe rather than telling its own story bogs it down. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
84% Nobody (2021) Nothing radiates "I'm not a regular dad, I'm a cool dad" more than this film: so much style, little of anything else. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) The first epic of the streaming era. Zack Snyder's Justice League is bombastic and exactly what fans of the SnyderVerse will want. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
49% Coming 2 America (2021) It took me by surprise to enjoy a long-awaited sequel to a beloved comedy, but this one hits all the right notes. Murphy might still have more life in this franchise. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
22% Chaos Walking (2021) Chaos Walking commits the biggest sin a blockbuster can commit...it's dull with little emotions and thrills. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
21% The Grudge (2020) Not often that you're hit with a film so lost in its madness yet so dull to watch. The best type of bad movies are fun ones to watch, and this is not that. - EJ Moreno EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
100% Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) A heartbreaking documentary, yet you need to see this. An important watch for not only horror fans but for anyone in the LGBTQ+ community. Know your history! - EJ Moreno EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Rewatchable adventure films like this - animated or otherwise - are hard to find. You want to go on this journey over and over again. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
37% Cherry (2021) A cinematic gut-punch. The conversations are hard-hitting here, brought to life by Tom Holland's perfect performance. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
66% Crisis (2021) The pieces are all here to make a solid film, yet a dry script and sleepy performance from one of its leads make Crisis a chore to get through. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
79% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) A masterclass in camp and absurd comedy. This feels like a throwback to an era of movies that we need more of these days. - EJ Moreno EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2021
56% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Even at its most melodramatic, the film has everything you want from a Lee Daniels project. You also get a star-making performance with Andra Day's Billie Holiday. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
74% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Uncompromising in its vision, this is exactly the type of film we need more of. Bold and refreshing, but still not on par with other Sion Sono films - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
85% On the Count of Three (2021) Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher Abbott are a dynamic pairing in this all-too important nihilistic comedy. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
77% In The Earth (2021) We need more horror like In The Earth. Bold, experimental, and packs a massive trippy punch! - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
76% Eight for Silver (2021) A few tweaks could've made this a werewolf masterpiece, but there's still plenty to enjoy this is gloomy horror piece. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
88% Ailey (2021) A celebration of life through passion and dance is precisely how the influential artist would've wanted this to go - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
98% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) A candid and brutally honest look at a true Hollywood legend's wild life. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
87% Censor (2021) Have you ever wanted to like a film so bad that it pains you to not enjoy it? That's my feelings on Censor. Almost there, but never reaches its full potential - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
95% CODA (2021) A rare teen coming-of-age story that actually has something to say. Sundance 2021 was kicked off by this warm, hilarious, and must-see film. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
35% The New Mutants (2020) No movie in the modern-era has screamed "send me to streaming" more than this. The low stakes action here can't match up to the work of its cinematic peers. - EJ Moreno EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
75% Spiral (2019) No matter how bad I wanted to root for this LGBTQ horror film, the messy script and lackluster filmmaking override any truly praise-worthy moments. - EJ Moreno EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
48% The Craft: Legacy (2020) With a bright young cast and enough good intentions, this witchy quasi-sequel to the 90s cult classic wins me over. - EJ Moreno EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
64% Wrong Turn (2021) Through a modern reinvention, the latest Wrong Turn franchise offers up a fresh new take on this films. While not perfect, it offers up enough to enjoy the insanity. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
98% One Night in Miami (2020) Four great actors come together to play four important figures in history, all while being directed masterfully by Regina King. A near perfect film - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) If you are looking to have your heartbroken and put back together, this is the piece for you. Powerhouse acting on display. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
9% Songbird (2020) There's a part of me that enjoys the film, but looking at the bare bones of the film, it's just that...an empty shell. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
55% The Prom (2020) As a long-time Ryan Murphy fan, this pains me. At least the two young leads attempt to make up for the flaws - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
90% Promising Young Woman (2020) The movie stays with you for days, becoming more shocking as you think about it longer. Emerald and Carey are a dangerous cinematic duo! - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Hopeful, enthralling, and warm like a hug from your parent: Wonder Woman 1984 has come in to save us from the villain that is 2020. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
94% Nomadland (2021) The stunning cinematography and stunning performance from Frances McDormand aren't enough to push this over-the-line of great for me. Something is missing in the film's message. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
98% Minari (2020) Heartfelt and deeply personal, Minari is one of the year's best films. Steven Yuen needs to be in the Best Acting conversation. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
77% Uncle Frank (2020) While a bit too melodramatic at times, it never does so incorrectly, just the style of filmmaking it's going for. Still, Uncle Frank hits you right in the feels and never lets up. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
76% The Croods: A New Age (2020) A perfectly acceptable animated family film, but doesn't go above and beyond to impress. Maybe with stronger voice acting, it could elevate it to a knockout. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
97% Sound of Metal (2020) One of the most profound and needed films, Sound of Metal is the perfect place to let Riz Ahmed showcase his ability - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) While it may feel a bit small-scale at times, there's nothing small about the amazing acting performances through this film. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
89% Black Bear (2020) Aubrey Plaza is at a career best in this spell-binding movie. One of this generation's most unique films. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
82% Happiest Season (2020) Representation matters, even when it comes to wholesome and heartfelt Christmas movies. A new holiday classic! - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020