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Elias Savada

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 (2013)

"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
3.5/5 96%

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

"With Brooklyn Castle it's really nice to see so many young, positive minds at play in the world, and to cheer on so many smiling children dreaming of enlightened futures." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4/5 93%

Barbara (2012)

"Barbara offers us historically motivated immorality offset by some heartfelt sensitivity, a side order of depression, and finishes off with some ennobling hope. It's definitely one of the best foreign films of the year." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4/5 27%

Struck by Lightning (2013)

"There are some nice spins on old high school clichés and enough off-center characters and good, occasionally great, dialogue that should make this one of the year's early hits in the art house market." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4.5/5 92%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Zero Dark Thirty is truly one of the best films of 2012. In my list, it is the best..." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/5 65%

Mama (2013)

"There's a lot of imagination in the film's scare tactics that remind me of the disturbing charm of Val Lewton movies of old." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
2/5 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

"There may be some wit afoot, particularly with director-writer Tommy Wirkola's good-for-a-chuckle rethinking of the missing child notices adorning milk bottles, but the film is still just a one-note, hired guns story-with groupies." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet

Zero Killed (2011)

"Hot topics abound in Zero Killed. A contemplative step above Psych 101, and perhaps a distant cousin to last year's off-putting Compliance, with occasionally blood-soaked, squirm-inducing moments." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
2.5/5 47%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"Nothing to write home about, but with some decent fight sequences, good stunts, and amusing banter between Stallone and Kang. No need to rush out to the cineplex, although worthwhile to catch on-demand later this year." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
0.5/5 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"The score by Marco Beltrami might suggest a mission impossible, but the movie's reality is more like a poor man's Wile E. Coyote-Road Runner cartoon..." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
2.5/5 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"Beautiful Creatures is a half-filled glass of teen pablum..." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4/5 69%

Greedy Lying Bastards (2013)

"... thorough in its revelations, and thoroughly depressing on how the world has been thwarted in this important attempt to heal itself. The film is intent on putting on notice all the "guilty" parties that deny the dangers of climate change..." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet

Hard Shoulder (2013)

"It's not brilliant filmmaking, but Hard Shoulders does have its imaginative moments of character-driven craziness... " Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3.5/5 79%

No Place On Earth (2013)

"No Place on Earth is a satisfying hybrid that allows another worthwhile glimpse into courage during times of horrible tragedy..." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/5 44%

Gut (2012)

"We're looking at an early David Cronenberg in the making here. Gut is Troma-fan Elias' love letter for his fellow horror buffs..." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4.5/5 49%

Now You See Me (2013)

"The brilliant heist caper and the fascinating realm of illusion blend flawlessly in the summer's most intelligent film..." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet

Chastity Bites (2013)

"Fresh from its world premiere at Dances With Films comes the delightfully cheesy horror comedy Chastity Bites, which takes a John Hughes high school world and puts a blackened spin on it..." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
1/5 11%

After Earth (2013)

"... the lame video game story line and nauseating narration of After Earth will certainly give you a queasy feeling that will make you grasp for an air sickness bag." Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4/5 87%

What Maisie Knew (2013)

"Onata Aprile's short career should blossom as people react to her subtle performance here." Film Threat
Posted Jun 3, 2013
2.5/5 59%

Detour (2013)

"For every breath he's grasping for, you're holding one in, anticipating what might follow." Film Threat
Posted Apr 3, 2013
4/5 44%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"To Rome With Love is a triumphant examination of life and love's many splendors, spilt out on the streets on Rome at their wickedly absurd and poignantly profound moments... " Film Threat
Posted Sep 28, 2012
4/5 78%

Ruby Sparks (2012)

"While Kazan and Dano don't (yet) capture the deep-rooted romantic whimsicalities of Tracy and Hepburn, their off-screen chemistry has certainly helped make Ruby Sparks one of this year's more enjoyable moments on screen... " Film Threat
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3/5 98%

Oslo, August 31st (2012)

"Life's sadder moments are quite well displayed in Trier's nuanced approach. For many popcorn munchers, that regrettably doesn't translate as a must-see movie in today's crowded marketplace..." Film Threat
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3/5 56%

Bachelorette (2012)

"Bachelorette is a poor-woman's Bridesmaids, in need of a bit more laugh-inducing moments..." Film Threat
Posted Sep 28, 2012
4.5/5 87%

Middle of Nowhere (2012)

"Somber and moody, with assured direction by Ava DuVernay overseeing an exceedingly at-ease cast, the mood poem that is Middle of Nowhere is one of the best little films of the year..." Film Threat
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3.5/5 80%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"[it] generally moves along with moxie, charm, gobs of special effects and stunt work, and fond memories of the USO style shows that sold war bonds and boosted support in the battle against the Nazis. Yes, there's even some singing and dancing." Film Threat
Posted Jul 22, 2011
2/5 32%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"Good grief. Another one?" Film Threat
Posted May 20, 2011
1/5 15%

Priest (2011)

"If you've watched any of the trailers, they make about as much sense as the full feature does." Film Threat
Posted May 15, 2011
3.5/5 75%

Everything Must Go (2011)

"This better-than-average indie effort-a first feature from Dan Rush, an accomplished commercial director-is a dramatic change-of-pace for the former SNL star..." Film Threat
Posted May 13, 2011
4.5/5 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"Hands down, Bridesmaids is the most consistently funny comedy of the year." Film Threat
Posted May 13, 2011
1.5/5 15%

Something Borrowed (2011)

"If you want my opinion-and I am way outside (think Pluto) the intended audience-forget this often crass effort about the double-headed love gymnastics involving BFFs in the Big Apple. It's just not all that appealing a rom-com." Film Threat
Posted May 6, 2011
3/5 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"While the film version of Sara Gruen's best-selling 2006 novel aims for prestige, there's something up there on the screen that is telling us-not necessarily in a bad way-date flick!" Film Threat
Posted Apr 21, 2011
1.5/5 27%

Your Highness (2011)

"...this weird, wacky, weedy medieval adventure ends up mostly putting the "R" back in romp." Film Threat
Posted Apr 8, 2011
4/5 70%

Limitless (2011)

"The ending has loads of leverage, and the film has plenty of moxie. Nice ride!" Film Threat
Posted Mar 17, 2011
2.5/5 35%

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

"Battle Los Angeles doesn't bring anything new to the alien attack genre." Film Threat
Posted Mar 10, 2011
1/5 21%

Beastly (2011)

"I'm a half-century too old for such tween swill as that which is regurgitated in CBS Films' Beastly," another in the ever-expanding clones of Twilight wannabes..." Film Threat
Posted Mar 3, 2011
1/5 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"James Cameron may be the king of the cinematic world, but plastering his name all over the trailers and posters promoting this film doesn't change one obvious thing about it: It stinks." Film Threat
Posted Feb 4, 2011
2.5/5 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"The Mechanic is revenge served up well enough to blast the winter blues away." Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2011
3.5/5 49%

No Strings Attached (2011)

"We don't have a great film here, but it is certainly an enjoyable one. Frisky, well timed, and sweet to the edge of socially acceptable cuteness (for all but the religious right, of course). No Strings Attached is a wonderful date flick." Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2011
1.5/5 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"All the buzz in the world is not going to make the latest incarnation of the beloved 75-year-old radio/serial/comic book legend a fond memory for many viewers this month." Film Threat
Posted Jan 16, 2011
2/5 24%

The Dilemma (2011)

"Universal Pictures is pushing Ron Howard's new film as an all-star comedy. For me it's about a 2-starrer." Film Threat
Posted Jan 13, 2011
1.5/5 22%

Country Strong (2011)

"If not for the music, Country Strong would barely be a wimper at your neighborhood multiplex." Film Threat
Posted Jan 8, 2011
3.5/5 38%

Casino Jack (2010)

"...it's time to put at least one nasty episode in comic perspective, to reflect on some of the ridiculous realities of American political life." Film Threat
Posted Dec 24, 2010
4.5/5 90%

The Fighter (2010)

"It doesn't take long before you get into the mesmerizing ebb and flow of The Fighter, a blue collar tour-de-force featuring incredibly rhythmic performances, a riveting narrative, and taut direction. " Film Threat
Posted Dec 19, 2010
4/5 97%

A Film Unfinished (2010)

"...a very powerful documentary and first feature by Yael Hersonski." Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2010
3.5/5 80%

Nothing Personal (2010)

"...a nice debut film, deliberately crafted, placidly powerful, and sensibly touching, with a dash of stubborn frivolity tossed in for effective measure." Film Threat
Posted Dec 12, 2010
1.5/5 49%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

"Unlike its well-received predecessors...the latest widescreen cinematic edition, based on the 1952 book, feels feeble and undernourished, with drab use of 3-D effects to boot." Film Threat
Posted Dec 11, 2010
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