Evan Dossey

Evan Dossey
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I have been writing film coverage in the Indianapolis area for the better part of the 2010's. Along with several other critics, I own and operate the Midwest Film Journal and am dedicated to thorough and thoughtful criticism and coverage. I also contribute to The Film Yap and have served on Juries for the Heartland Film Festival. I am also a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association.

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Not complex enough to be engaging; not simple enough to be exciting. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Lord Business was Right, and the more we accept that fact, the easier it is to understand why "The Lego Movie 2" just doesn't hit the mark. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
93% High Flying Bird (2019) High Flying Bird flies high with a tight script, strong performances and reliably excellent direction from retiree Soderbergh. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
74% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) Sam Eliott's "Old Soldier" story has more going for it than a catchy title. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
23% Miss Bala (2019) Not much going for "Miss Bala." - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
73% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) If you're looking for a movie that proves there are still interesting indie films with compelling stories, tension and production values, get to it. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
82% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) For this "Dragon Ball" novice, "Broly" presented a gorgeously animated good time. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
No Score Yet Bionicle: Mask Of Light (2003) I know more about Bionicle than I do the bible. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
88% Fyre (2019) A slick documentary that never feels focused on the right part of the story. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
49% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) A fun reboot of a now-classic franchise - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
93% Baby Driver (2017) A uniquely stylish blockbuster - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) A glorious run-on sentence of a movie. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
40% Only God Forgives (2013) Refn's return to form; an odd, exploitative, and arousing work. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
67% Lawless (2012) Not quite as great as Hillcoat & Cave's previous collaborations, but still a strong analyzation of damaged and violent men. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
84% Pontypool (2009) An all-time great zombie film. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
No Score Yet Contamination (1980) Sometimes boring, sometimes gory, but what a great soundtrack. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
95% Kuroneko (1968) An eerie and gorgeous horror film - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
78% Dredd (2012) An immaculate vision of MegaCity1 - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
27% Event Horizon (1997) A movie where the contours of the cut ideas are more interesting than what ended up on the screen. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
93% Logan (2017) Destruction in the face of death - the superhero Western we've all been waiting for. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
90% A Ghost Story (2017) A movie designed to make you feel by a writer-director too afraid to simply let you. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
33% Io (2019) A collection of sci-fi tropes that don't amount of anything new. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
85% It (2017) Too reliant on jumps to ever feel scary - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
84% Beach Rats (2017) Quiet & contemplative. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
69% mother! (2017) Too overt to feel meaningful - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A perfect follow-up film that expands the themes of its predecessor for a new century. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
24% Woodshock (2017) The term "woodshock" is one used to describe the sense of disorientation someone feels when lost in the woods. At the very least, the Mulleavys commit to crafting a movie where the audience feels lost. Most audiences will. Not always for the better. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
No Score Yet Keepers of the Magic (2016) A loveletter to cinematography, but also a great primer for those unfamiliar with some of the most unsung heroes of cinema. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Pure kindness and empathy at the heart of this biographical portrait. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
93% Suspiria (1977) A beautiful bright fantasy that lives off its aesthetic. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
14% Geostorm (2017) As delightfully dumb as you'd expect it to be. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
97% Lucky (2017) The art of living in defiance of goodbye - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Never achieves much tension, but Neeson's great. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A perfect distillation of Phase 3's willingness to take what wasn't working and make it new again. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
40% Justice League (2017) Failure-by-committee. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
98% Jane (2017) Smartly told and beautifully composed. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
87% Novitiate (2017) A powerful, if imprecise, look at religious faith. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
97% Coco (2017) An incredibly soft tale of love and heritage. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) An adequate return for the franchise. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A brilliant continuation of the saga that legitimizes the sequel trilogy and Disney's handling of the franchise.. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The kind of horror film that tells you exactly when to close your eyes, but it's fun nonetheless. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Captures the sickness of love. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
73% Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018) Not much more than a Victorian aesthetic, and even so it lacks the style necessary to properly capture it. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Quite possibly the sweetest movie ever made. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
51% 12 Strong (2018) Too many explosions, not enough character. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Get off. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
97% Black Panther (2018) Possibly Marvel's best. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Does an insult carry the same weight of a physical assault? - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
84% Game Night (2018) Just another game night. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
51% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander can't save a mediocre action movie. - Midwest Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019