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Eugene Novikov

Eugene Novikov
"Remember, you still have two out of three branches of government working for you and that ain't bad." --Mars Attacks!

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ No Score Yet Chonmage purin (A Boy and His Samurai) (2010) "But while the American version of this story might have involved Kevin James and a lot of farting, this justly acclaimed Japanese family film is magical and totally unexpected. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jul 27, 2012
B- 93% Sleep Tight (2012) "Suspenseful stuff, filmed with a lush, old-fashioned professionalism, occasionally leavened with some gallows humor. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jul 27, 2012
B 29% Red Lights (2012) "If you care at all about intelligent genre cinema that doesn't paint by numbers, you've got to buy a ticket to 'Red Lights', warts and all. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jul 25, 2012
B 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " This isn't some Michel Gondry magical-realist doodle: Calvin's fictional dream girl damn well really comes to life, with all the astonishment and potential institutionalization that entails. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jul 25, 2012
B- 66% Trishna (2012) "A nice inversion of the star-cross'd lovers trope. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jul 19, 2012
B+ 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "Though 'The Dark Knight' may be the better, shrewder film, its sequel improbably turns out to be more personal " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 19, 2012
C+ 51% Savages (2012) "'Savages' falls apart, but it falls apart with a certain integrity - I think that Stone made more or less exactly the movie he wanted. I have a grudging respect for it. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jul 5, 2012
C 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "It's not that 'The Amazing Spider-Man' is unnecessary, it's that it sucks - a pale, hollow imitation of a transcendent superhero trilogy. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jul 5, 2012
B 80% Magic Mike (2012) "The unease builds imperceptibly, until what seemed ecstatic and liberating early in the film becomes profoundly disquieting. The precision with which Soderbergh executes this shift is astounding. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jun 29, 2012
B- 78% Brave (2012) "'Brave' has a lot to recommend it - but there are a few things missing from its mix of playful comedy and sappy testament to family ties. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jun 22, 2012
C+ 55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) "Sweet and droll and kind of inert. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jun 21, 2012
B+ 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) "'Moonrise Kingdom' made a believer out of a long-time naysayer, and that's really something. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted May 24, 2012
B 34% Battleship (2012) "I had considerably more fun watching Berg destroy Michael Bay at his own game than watching Joss Whedon try to please everyone in the universe with 'The Avengers.' " ‐ Film Blather
Posted May 19, 2012
C+ 57% The Dictator (2012) "The Dictator having been stripped of the attention-grabbing reality-show dimension of its predecessors, we are left wondering just what it is that this gifted comic is trying to express. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted May 15, 2012
A- 59% Fightville (2012) "An exhilarating sports documentary and a levelheaded, piercingly intelligent treatment of a touchy subject. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Apr 24, 2012
D+ 20% The Lucky One (2012) "Nicholas Sparks destroys everything. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Apr 19, 2012
B 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) "Toes the line between parody and deconstruction, but it transcends its subject matter rather than just subverting or co-opting it. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Apr 15, 2012
D 43% American Reunion (2012) "Maybe most distressing is how retrograde the film feels. 'American Wedding' had the lovely scene where Stifler does a dance-off at a gay bar. 'American Reunion' is wall-to-wall gay panic jokes. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Apr 5, 2012
C 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) "This isn't exactly a new vision of 'Snow White.' It's more like a disorganized, ineffectual riff. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Mar 29, 2012
B- 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) "Contains some of the most fluid, and forceful fight scenes in cinema history, flawlessly shot and edited by Welsh-Indonesian savant Gareth Evans. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Mar 24, 2012
B 88% Funeral Kings (2012) "The plot's head-fakes are a little bit frustrating, but 'Funeral Kings' compensates with moment-to-moment cleverness and a slew of wonderfully specific little details " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Mar 13, 2012
B+ 78% Killer Joe (2012) "Friedkin takes what could have been a case study in trailer-trash miserabilism and produces something riveting, compassionate, and truly singular. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Mar 12, 2012
B- 51% John Carter (2012) "There are more than a few moments that hint at the fantasy classic this might have been. See it in 2D. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Mar 8, 2012
C 42% Silent House (2012) "Formal gimmick and all, Silent House reads far better on paper than it plays on the screen. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Mar 8, 2012
D+ 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) "The worst kind of trifle. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Mar 8, 2012
B- 60% Wanderlust (2012) "Isolated chunks of awesome rather than a coherent whole. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Feb 23, 2012
C- 29% The Vow (2012) "Since we know exactly where 'The Vow' has to end up, it becomes an inexorable progression from the intriguing to the tedious. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Feb 11, 2012
B+ 85% Chronicle (2012) "It's high-concept, proto-superhero fun on one hand, and on the other an angry, dead-serious story about the pain of being a teenager, and the burden of discovering what you're capable of as an adult. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Feb 2, 2012
B 66% The Woman in Black (2012) "An almost total stylistic 180 from Watkins' debut, Eden Lake: where that film was grimy and harrowing, this one is unsettling and alluring. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Feb 2, 2012
D+ 31% Man on a Ledge (2012) "The screenplay is so relentlessly stupid that watching this talented cast (including Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, and Elizabeth Banks) trying to duck its idiocies is painful. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jan 26, 2012
C 79% The Grey (2012) "The film is interested in little but threatening its characters with occasional wolf maulings while they bicker and posture at each other. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jan 26, 2012
C+ 51% Contraband (2012) "Stars Mark Wahlberg in the kind of earnest good-guy role that always exposes the actor's weakness playing characters who aren't aggressive or larger-than-life. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jan 12, 2012
C 46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012) "This is, if you can believe it, maybe the first mainstream example of 9/11 kitsch. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Jan 12, 2012
D+ 12% The Darkest Hour (2011) "The flailing, jittery film suggests extensive corporate meddling, and an overall lack of confidence in the enterprise. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Dec 25, 2011
B 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) "Probably the best possible movie version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Dec 20, 2011
B- 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "Pretty good: handsome, thought-through, and constructed with uncommon craft and care. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Dec 15, 2011
C- 57% Albert Nobbs (2012) "An uphill battle from the first, since it is not remotely believable that either Glenn Close or Janet McTeer would pass for men for more than, oh, 45 seconds. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Dec 10, 2011
B- 80% Young Adult (2011) "It's good to see that Cody can work in multiple registers, but shorn of her stylistic tics, her writing both retains its fierce intelligence and reveals a sort of casual meanness that's a bit jarring. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Dec 10, 2011
C 71% Carnage (2011) "Yes, this is an adaptation of one of those plays where loathsome well-to-do socialites of various flavors come together to methodically reveal just how loathsome they are. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Nov 26, 2011
B 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) "109 minutes of straight-up action-adventure, Indiana Jones-style, gorgeously rendered in mo-capped 3D and staged with typical brio and top-notch craftsmanship by Spielberg. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Nov 26, 2011
C 72% Like Crazy (2011) "Almost weirdly banal, a love story between two characters who don't really exist. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Nov 6, 2011
B+ 79% Melancholia (2011) "A moving rumination on mental illness and maybe the first time since "Breaking the Waves" that von Trier has looked at one of his characters as an actual human being. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Oct 28, 2011
C- 50% The Rum Diary (2011) "This may simply be a matter of sensibility, but I just don't find this sort of self-absorbed counterculture non-narrative interesting. My kingdom for some drama. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Oct 28, 2011
C- 36% In Time (2011) "The Kiwi filmmaker has done great work before, and no doubt will again, but In Time is a graceless, heavy-handed bore. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Oct 28, 2011
B- 39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) "Neither raunchy nor crude nor ADD-addled, the movie prefers long, elaborate, often very funny gags punctuated by bursts of good-natured verbal silliness. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Oct 20, 2011
A 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) "Gets at something deeply unsettling about the human condition. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Oct 20, 2011
B- 69% Footloose (2011) "There's at least one very compelling reason to see it: Brewer understands how to do music on film better than anyone else working today. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Oct 14, 2011
A- 84% The Ides of March (2011) "Top-shelf, riveting, breathless, intelligent, brilliantly acted entertainment for adults. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Oct 6, 2011
B- 78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) "A whimsical bit of buffoonery. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Oct 6, 2011
B- 92% Take Shelter (2011) "Beautiful and insinuating, with a killer sound design and accomplished performances by Shannon and Jessica Chastain as his wife. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Sep 29, 2011
B 94% 50/50 (2011) "A remarkably tough-minded meditation on mortality, willing to confront the audience with harsh realities and to grapple with difficult, scary questions. " ‐ Film Blather
Posted Sep 29, 2011
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