Movie Reviews Only
|Rating||T-Meter||Title | Year||Review|
Thanks to Singer's skills and two unwavering performances from Velis and Blurhardt, Luz is a striking, impressive debut.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
|No Score Yet||The Bouncer (Lukas) (2018)||
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.
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
|92%||The Night Comes For Us (2018)||
A splattery cartoon that should please action fans who like things extreme. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
|44%||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.
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
|85%||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.
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
|No Score Yet||The Unity of Heroes (2018)||It sure is fun.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|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.|
|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.|
|50%||Cold Skin (2018)||https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/07/16/fantasia-2018-cold-skin-will-leave-you-chilly‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|92%||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.|
|78%||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.
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
|50%||Just a Breath Away (Dans la brume) (2018)||
Well made and engrossing on a smaller, more personal scale than we're used to from stories like this.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 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.
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.
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
|85%||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.
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 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.
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
|88%||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.
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 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.
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
|67%||Summer of '84 (2018)||
Summer of '84 is a very try-hard endeavor that simply fails to work. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
|64%||Clara's Ghost (2018)||I would recommend ... watching Get a Life instead.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|53%||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.|
|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.|
|99%||Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)||This one is a cut above.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|89%||American Animals (2018)||The film is long, and it's not nearly as fun as it wants to be.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|93%||Blindspotting (2018)||There's something special about Blindspotting.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|100%||Dead Pigs (2018)||... offers a mosaic meditation on money and class in modern China.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|34%||The Catcher Was A Spy (2018)||It's a mostly safe and gentle telling of an interesting story that remains engaging throughout its respectably modest 95-minute running time.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|41%||Arizona (2018)||Arizona isn't quite the comedy you might expect, but it makes a worthy trade as a quirky survival story with some social commentary thrown in as well, due to its very pronounced housing-crisis setting. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|93%||Mandy (2018)||Fans of gleefully violent action-horror must suffice with only a few choice annual titles. Mandy ranks high among that ilk, gory enough to please those needs while experimental and interesting enough to satisfy others.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|94%||Sorry to Bother You (2018)||There is just so much movie here. For some it may be too much. But in the same secretly sarcastic way most telemarketers say the phrase, the title of this one is particularly apt. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|95%||Three Identical Strangers (2018)||Ultimately, Three Identical Strangers offers a startling meditation on the long-held debate between nature and nurture.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|61%||Our New President (2018)||
There is something here in theory, but Our New President fails to connect any of the dots you'd expect.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
|85%||The Final Year (2018)||
A compelling and well-made documentary about statesmanship at the highest level, enriched with an element of horror due to the rise of Trump occurring in the background. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
|57%||The Commuter (2018)||
Without a brain in its head, The Commuter still manages to be super entertaining and fun.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
In the end, this is just a boring, lazy film with no soul.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
|78%||Wet Woman in the Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna) (2017)||
Even at its dirtiest, it manages to still be a rather adorable love story about two very weird people.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
|98%||Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)||
Fascinating and frustrating in equal measure.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
|6%||Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)||
This is not the fun/insane Tyler Perry movie you're looking for.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
|No Score Yet||3Ft Ball & Souls (2017)||
There is a good movie in there, somewhere.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
|95%||Gilbert (2017)||Gilbert may produce mild emotional reactions from viewers, but it's a rare happy tearjerker.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|85%||Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017)||Even as it gets a good thing going, there's just too much of it, turning something that should be a total slam dunk into an often frustrating slog.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|75%||Mom and Dad (2018)||Nicolas Cage is going to get all the accolades for his unhinged acting here, which is a shame because Selma Blair is absolutely great in this, matching both the tone of the script and the maniac she has to work with perfectly.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|76%||Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018)||
The film never rests. Each shot, edit and bit of sound design has an artistic purpose. Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani pursue active cinema at all times, and it's a joy, even when events are ugly and horrific.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2017
Frank Grillo shines in this minimalist take on the crime film genre. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2017
|65%||Shot Caller (2017)||
A great example of the kind of movie you shouldn't ignore simply because it's not getting a big, theatrical release.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
|63%||Savage Dog (2017)||
A gory, totally fun throwback action spectacle. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017