Evan Saathoff

Evan Saathoff
Evan Saathoff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Birth.Movies.Death.
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Farewell (2019) Awkwafina is amazing in everything, but she's especially good here in a lead role. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
88% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Joe Talbot's film is deep and important, and yet watching it is a breeze. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
58% Wounds (2019) Maybe Wounds doesn't all add up narratively, but I'll take that trade when the nightmare is this entertaining. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
93% Sweetheart (2019) J.D. Dillard and Blumhouse's Sweetheart offers a perfect example of greatness through simplicity. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
65% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) It is also surprisingly middle of the road, not quite thought through and even a little bit boring. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
100% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Wallace is an unknowable person, and this is about as close as we're ever going to get to him. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
89% Before You Know It (2019) It is a comedy first and foremost, one that never stopped blowing me away with its performances and great lines. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
82% Light From Light (2019) Whether anything supernatural occurs is beside the point because if it did, you'd hardly notice. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
89% Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Once the whole thing is wrapped up, the totality of the meta, fourth-wall breaking on display couldn't be more thorough. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
89% The Hole in the Ground (2019) The film is small, economic and - once the third act hits - actually cool. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
No Score Yet The Infiltrators (2019) Despite all its importance this is, at its core, almost a popcorn movie. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
86% Shooting the Mafia (2019) The film does, however, introduce us to a character of great interest. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) I respect the way Kent sets up a certain type of narrative only to subvert it in ways that look very close to confused filmmaking. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
77% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The Death of Dick Long may be something of a minor work, but it still is quite good, with a masterful third act reveal that recontextualizes everything you've seen in a way only brilliant writing can. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
63% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Zac Efron is simply electric. It's not just a great performance, but an exemplary comedy performance, which is even more impressive. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
80% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) It's more entertaining than reading a Wikipedia entry but nevertheless stays pretty bland throughout. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
88% MEMORY - The Origins of Alien (2019) There's an idiosyncrasy to Memory that warrants a viewing regardless of how well-versed you are in the material. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
26% Mortal Engines (2018) Breaks your heart by succumbing to tired YA tropes and an inflated running time that destroys all that surprise goodwill generated in the first half. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mowgli is a film that actually gets better as it goes. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
84% Creed II (2018) These don't need to be directed by auteurs to succeed, and Cable delivers what he needs to without getting in the film's way. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
88% Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018) His voice is not for everyone, but for old fans, it truly is one of a kind. The fact that we hear it so seldom is unfortunate, especially with this proof that it still exists, alive and well. Sandler just has to have the desire to use it. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
100% Luz (2019) Thanks to Singer's skills and two unwavering performances from Velis and Blurhardt, Luz is a striking, impressive debut. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
80% The Bouncer (Lukas) (2019) It is too small to wow anyone who doesn't already care, but for those who have stuck with the actor this long, it provides a very satisfying entry into his filmography. In other words, if you're already a fan, this one is a must-see. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
88% The Night Comes For Us (2018) A splattery cartoon that should please action fans who like things extreme. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
48% Destination Wedding (2018) A weird fable but for grownups looking for something easy to watch that doesn't make them feel too old or condescended to. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
81% The Cleanse (2018) In 80 minutes, the film introduces a compelling, and very strange, scenario, explores it to its satisfying conclusion, and then just ends. There are no superfluous scenes, and it's a pleasure from beginning to end. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Unity of Heroes (2018) It sure is fun. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
83% Microhabitat (So-gong-nyeo) (2017) You hear what the film is saying, but the presentation is at arm's length from its own ideals. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
86% Champion (2018) Like all the best Rocky movies, you'll get a lump in your throat from watching a good person triumph rather than fail. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
48% Cold Skin (2018) https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/07/16/fantasia-2018-cold-skin-will-leave-you-chilly - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
88% Nightmare Cinema (2018) As with all anthologies you take some risks, but "The Thing in the Woods" and "This Way to Egress" make Nightmare Cinema worth checking out. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
81% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) The Night Eats the World breathes calmly, with an almost soothing element throughout. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
44% A Breath Away (Dans la brume) (2019) Well made and engrossing on a smaller, more personal scale than we're used to from stories like this. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
No Score Yet The Cop Baby (2018) Weird or not, it still becomes a chore to watch, no matter how many times that baby pees against a wall while talking like a grizzled gangster. Okay, that part was funny. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
27% Breaking In (2018) By no means is Breaking In a good movie, but it's a fun version of a bad one if only in its refusal to waste any of your time on illusions of grandeur. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
40% Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018) The series is officially out of charm, even charm we will it out of love for the original. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
95% The History Of Future Folk (2013) It's sweet and cuddly and modest, completley sincere and lacking the irony you'd expect from two guys playing bluegrass instruments while wearing buckets on their heads. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
38% Gringo (2018) Gringo is a million miles from the best movie ever (it probably won't stay with you long, to be honest), but it is a fun two hours that has little more on its mind than entertaining you. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
17% Death Wish (2018) There's no tension, no sense of consequence. It's all just raw vicarious fantasy for minds I'd rather not have at my Thanksgiving table. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
86% A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018) As Basir and co-writer Samantha Tanner make abundantly clear in this very earnest, ferociously hopeful film, we're not going to get through this mess if we're not pushing one another to be at our very best. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
71% Hostiles (2018) There's a good movie here, but it's buried by too many attempts to be something it's not, most egregiously some kind of great dramatic examination of our treatment of Native Americans. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here is a gem for action fans and arty connoisseurs alike. We're all very lucky it's really here. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) This is just a great horror film, offering a great experience for packed audiences while also giving them plenty to discuss on the way home. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
69% Summer of '84 (2018) Summer of '84 is a very try-hard endeavor that simply fails to work. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
74% Clara's Ghost (2018) I would recommend ... watching Get a Life instead. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) This is a perfect example of a sophomore slump endeavor, in which Hosking loses himself to greater resources. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
63% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) I Think We're Alone Now changes things up in its third act. A movie like this has to. I've heard rumblings of discontent from peers about where this third act goes. I adored it. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) This one is a cut above. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) The film is long, and it's not nearly as fun as it wants to be. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
94% Blindspotting (2018) There's something special about Blindspotting. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018