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Elias Savada

Elias Savada

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) "The Internet's Own Boy builds a strong case against the American government, whose insatiable ability to continually undermine its basic democratic principles caused the sad demise of one of the internet's great heroes. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 25, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "The teenage actors nail their natural, giddy-sad coming-of-age performances and Moodyson flavors the film with fine direction of its young stars." ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 17, 2014
3.5/5 31% Lullaby (2014) "Inspired by events within his own family, Andrew Levitas' feature directorial debut transforms his own script into a movie that wears its heart on its sleeve. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 8, 2014
2/5 42% Words And Pictures (2014) "Opposites attract. Words and Pictures? Not so much. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3.5/5 42% Friended To Death (2014) "...a sly, yet extremely energetic wink at the dark side of our increasingly intrusive social media state of dependency... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 30, 2014
4.5/5 96% Ida (2014) "Life is full of strangeness. Ida offers up a quixotic glimpse at the human condition, and a diversion from the expected... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 26, 2014
3/5 87% The Immigrant (2014) "The huddled masses will probably be waiting for this one's arrival in the land of video on demand... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 25, 2014
4.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "You really should see X-Men: Days of Future Past on the big screen. The heart-pumping effects are worth it alone. And the cleverness and wit are outstanding. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Ofir "Kudos are definitely in order for Ofir and his marvelous efforts, and a grand thank you to the McDannald brothers for pushing Ofir's efforts out into the public eye. Hopefully, word will spread as "Ofir" gets more exposure. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "As a leave-your-brain-at-home flick, Neighbors throws enough nonsense about to cook up an adequate stew of laughs and groans within its infantile framework... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 12, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet Odyssea "Maltz lets the symbols do their own talking. Red roses. Red flags. Red Blood (or is it wine?). I'll let the viewer do his or her own translation. For me, in the words of the Grateful Dead, it's a long, strange trip, albeit in a 12-minute film. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Bradford Halifax London "Lee, a character actor,... has recently turned to writing and directing shorts, and he's got a deft touch for handling dialogue here, even if a few words are lost in stateside translation because of the Yorkshire dialect. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Milk and Blood (2014) "Basically a two-character skit, the performances of the two leads are nicely drawn. Englmair's story (written with co-producer and director of photography, Ugla Hauksdóttir) is seriously flippant. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Trauma (2013) "While the shadowy cinematography is okay, the limited dialogue and story line could have used better writing. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet We Keep on Dancing (2013) "Sure, it may be a one joke movie, but it also provides a heartwarming breath of human kindness. A great pick-me-up... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet No tiene gracia (Not Funny) "I won't give away the moral of the tale, but the 15-minute journey, courtesy of Spanish director-writer Carlos Violadé Guerrero, is worth the wait... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4.5/5 No Score Yet One Please "I won't point out the twist, or try to figure out what it means, but this light-hearted piece of dark whimsy has a ton of dark charm filling its six minutes... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Pink & Baby Blue "I don't get all the symbolism (i.e., a woman dribbling milk out the side of her mouth), but if there's a statement in here, I assume it is: You'll get through it, girl... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Love Letter (2014) "A psychiatrist might better understand this dream of a movie, but, alas, it only left traditional ole me adrift. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
1/5 29% Bad Johnson (2014) "Oh well. They got half the title right... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
2.5/5 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Its web is half-spun and all you're gonna be left with at the end is an empty box of popcorn and the filmmaker's sad sense of tired complacency... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet 3 Mile Limit "Youngsters may not comprehend the crackle heard on old transistor radio sets ..., but they should latch onto the film's anti-establishment bias... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 23, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Finding Neighbors (2013) "Our everyman could have the motto: Truth, passion, and the American way of procrastination. Finding Neighbors is a mournfully honest look at unlikely relationships. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 26, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet They Will Outlive Us All (2015) "Director Shearer plays the film for sly laughs, whether his camera is hovering over his actors, waiting for them to react to the sludge in their environment. Or he bombards our aural senses with a weird soundtrack of singing cats." ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 15, 2014
0/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) "Some of us may remember Akiva Goldsman for his dual Razzie nominations (1997′s A Time to Kill and 1998′s Batman & Robin). This may be the year he wins. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2.5/5 70% Love Is In The Air (2014) "By the time the end credits start to roll, you're comfortably satisfied, but never full... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 3, 2014
4.5/5 100% The Square (2013) "The Square doesn't slack for a minute. Quite a voice. Quite a film... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 26, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Luna Vieja "The family dynamic gets a serious look-see in Luna Vieja (Old Moon)from Puerto Rican-born, NYU-trained director-writer-(co)producer Raisa Bonnet, who tells a simple story of an innocent child's darkness redeemed by a prudent grandmother. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "If you're going to resurrect the likes of John McClane or Jack Ryan, it might be wise to put a few more bucks and minutes into developing a decent story.... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3.5/5 56% The Best Offer (2014) "What a nice way to start 2014, with this intricate, multi-layered tale of mystery, deceit, and delicate anxiety... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 5, 2014
3.5/5 81% If You Build It (2014) "If You Build It works successfully as a human interest story, albeit one with a bittersweet ending that condemns the stingy, misguided minds running at least one of our country's school boards... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 27, 2013
1.5/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) "Jackson's latest, too lengthy, excursion to Middle-Earth is a muddle in the middle of an overwrought trilogy derived from J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3.5/5 69% About Time (2013) "In the end, it's a charmer. For those of you who have liked Curtis' previous rom-coms, come along for a lovely joyride... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Nov 12, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Backwater "It's nice to see a script that dares to elevate beyond the usual platitudes Backwater turns a nice stroll in the woods into a journey into a dark, terror-filled dimension. This is not your daddy's Twilight Zone... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Nov 12, 2013
2.5/5 48% Carrie (2013) "The recipe in today's reimagining of Carrie calls for the same servings of thrills and shrills, making the new film a serviceable approach to the King classic... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 29, 2013
3.5/5 53% Haunter (2013) "Haunter isn't an extraordinary ghost tale, but it's got a nice lyrical blend of fear, gloom, and unsettling evil moments... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 29, 2013
3.5/5 86% Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013) "Your brain will be overflowing with information by the end of this short 79-minute exercise. Taxing? Perhaps. Entertaining. Yes... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3.5/5 85% The New Black (2014) "Richen and her crew have fashioned a well-polished and informative piece that hopefully will provide a blueprint for other communities in states that refuse to legalize gay marriage. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 29, 2013
3.5/5 94% The Hunt (2013) "The cornerstone to The Hunt is the mesmerizing performance by Mikkelsen, whose portrayal of a Danish everyman's shattered descent into a horrifying nightmare is one of the most powerful performances I've seen in recent memory. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 29, 2013
3/5 22% Rushlights (2013) "Stutz has crafted a decent thriller, actually. A lesser-man's Body Heat " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 27, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet We Always Lie to Strangers (2014) "Like the Leap Day tornado that hit the area in 2012, there's a resiliency afoot here. We Always Lie to Strangers won't muster up storm-size crowds (well, it might if they play it in Branson), but it's a nicely observed slice of life... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 2, 2013
3.5/5 88% Remote Area Medical (2014) "While it may not be an exceptional film, it is an exceptional story of an unique, ephemeral event, captured with an unfettered eye and not a single special effect... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 75% A Will For The Woods (2014) "A Will for the Woods will help build awareness of the movement while also telling an immersive (for everyone, including the embedded filmmakers), heartwarming tale of one man's passionate struggle to find both peace on earth and peace in earth..." " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 29, 2013
3.5/4 75% Caucus (2013) "This isn't a pulse-pounding documentary, but a well structured slice of election life. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 25, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet I Learn America "The film takes the omnipresent camera approach, following the students and their teachers and social workers as they progress through one day at a time for a year... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2013
2/5 10% Molly's Theory Of Relativity (2013) "Jeff Lipsky's world is somewhere between Venus and Mars, and I'm still not sure if that means Earth... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 20, 2013
4.5/5 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) "It's hard to say if Tom Berninger could make another film that clicks like this one, at least one which keeps him out of the frame. Yet, he has made an adorably lumpy movie. Go figure... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 18, 2013
4/5 64% The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (2013) "Fitfully depressing and bravely open, Gurchiani's film commiserates on life's fleeting and often harrowing destinies... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 18, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Age of Aluminum "There's a lot of bad shit in the world. You wouldn't think aluminium would be one of them. The Age of Aluminium puts us on notice. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 7, 2013
3.5/5 100% Masquerade (2012) "Following in the long tradition of lavish Asian epics, this new South Korean entry is a beautiful addition to the genre of period prince-and-the pauper themed films. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
2.5/5 74% Killing Them Softly (2012) "It's a middling gangster film, but belabored with too much Sturm und Drang, particularly in banging over the audience's head the constant reminders of the fiscal cliff. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
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