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Frank Lovece
Frank Lovece's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter, Newsday, TV Guide

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016) Compassionate yet well-balanced and highly human documentary about pain-management physician William Hurwitz. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 29, 2016
40% Sugar Mountain (2016) An engrossing, visually stunning crime thriller. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 8, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) An amusing-enough showcase for some of the best comics around. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 7, 2016
11% Run the Tide (2016) When a drama about a junkie mother being released from prison [...] proves as pedestrian as Run the Tide, you want to Walk the Hell Away. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 2, 2016
89% Blood On The Mountain (2016) A disorganized presentation hurts the worthy argument in this heart-rending documentary that chronicles the historically horrific treatment of West Virginia coal miners. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 21, 2016
100% The Anthropologist (2016) A highly human look at a single mother field scientist and her teenage daughter as they globetrot to study the effects of climate change. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 15, 2016
38% Cardboard Boxer (2016) Emotionally powerful, unsentimental drama of a homeless man in downtown L.A., built around a subtle and heartbreaking performance by Thomas Haden Church. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 15, 2016
100% For the Love of Spock (2016) A loving yet nuanced look at not only Nimoy but at television production, the effect of fame on families, and the change in celebrity culture from the 1960s to now. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2016
35% Max Rose (2016) To elder audiences who can empathize, this likely final starring feature for film legend Jerry Lewis will resonate strongly, uncomfortably and ultimately life-affirmingly. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 2, 2016
92% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016) Beautifully jam-packed documentary about the beautifully jam-packed life of pioneering African-American Disney animator Floyd Norman, the Forrest Gump of animation. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 25, 2016
0% Spaceman (2016) Spaceman never goes below the surface to who [Bill] Lee really is, despite copious interior monologues presumably taken from Lee's own book. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 18, 2016
20% The Brooklyn Banker (2016) As much as I hate to say it, given the ambitious intentions and great heart on display, the film as a whole falls flat. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 4, 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Beauty Salon (2016) Specific moments in the film are heartrending [...] If only the film held together better and had fleshed out more specifics about the subjects' lives. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 27, 2016
14% Undrafted (2016) Movies inspired by or based on a filmmaker's youthful life can be masterpieces...or, as in the case of the baseball comedy Undrafted, something that's heartfelt and personal and might have worked better as a drama but just isn't funny. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 18, 2016
100% At The Fork (2016) Well-shot shot documentary about ranchers pursuing humane alternatives to corporate agribusiness gives an evenhanded, journalistic portrait of the costs and benefits. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 7, 2016
78% The Phenom (2016) A highly talented but troubled young pitcher works through literal and metaphorical control issues in the latest off-kilter psychological drama from Noah Buschel. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2016
57% The God Cells (2016) Puts heartbreaking faces of very human people into the [stem cell] debate. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 2, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Visual spectacle and entertaining individual scenes can't fully compensate for an overstuffed epic that [...] carries very little feeling or emotional weight. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 26, 2016
60% The Trust (2016) Imperfect but increasingly suspenseful as it goes on. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 17, 2016
82% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) A visual and aural masterpiece [...] Without exaggeration this is one of the most beautiful films you will ever see. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 5, 2016
33% The Congressman (2016) This earnest political drama means well but deserves no votes for its stilted dialogue, poorly drawn characters and inept plotting and direction. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 28, 2016
75% We The People: The Market Basket Effect (2016) A powerful argument for a fairer and more balanced corporate environment. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 25, 2016
50% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) [A] pointless story of a self-sabotaging and self-pitying young woman's strained relationship with her singer father. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 7, 2016
40% About Scout (2016) Riddled with [...] plot shortcuts and logic holes. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 30, 2016
89% Fastball (2016) Suitably solemn yet irresistibly lively documentary about the myth, lore and logistics of baseball's classic pitch. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 25, 2016
100% They Will Have to Kill Us First (2016) Whether musicians or scientists or authors or artists, humans who just want to create and discover, and not hurt or take advantage of anyone, may well be the same all over -- and seem a lot better to have around than... extremists of any type. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 4, 2016
55% Jack of the Red Hearts (2015) Showcases the talented young actress Taylor Richardson but never develops beyond placid afterschool-special territory. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 25, 2016
43% Forsaken (2016) The movie is too visually lovely to forsake, but the predictable story and basic plot holes remain unforgiven. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 19, 2016
7% Misconduct (2016) An incredible cast inexplicably stars in a poorly thought-out, low-budget neo-noir from filmmakers with no clout or even discernible past success. What, were they blackmailed? ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 4, 2016
67% All Mistakes Buried (2016) Filmmaker Tim McCann, star Sam Trammell and superb cinematographer Alan McIntyre Smith elevate a low-budget crime drama to an elegant, if repetitive, character study. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 21, 2016
21% Diablo (2016) Powerful and beautifully shot, if emotionally distant. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 7, 2016
93% Anomalisa (2015) An exploration of loneliness and love, in as heartrending and heartfelt a way as the bizarrely brilliant mind of Charlie Kaufman can offer. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 22, 2015
89% Stink! (2015) Breezy, Michael Moore-ish environmental documentary by a non-tree-hugging venture capitalist advocates for disclosure of carcinogenic chemicals in everyday products. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 25, 2015
20% Lost in the Sun (2015) Duhamel and Wiggins unfortunately don't have the kind of Paper Moon chemistry that could have helped gloss over some of the harder-to-swallow plot turns. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2015
No Score Yet A Wonderful Cloud (2015) Unfunny comedy is obsessed with toilet and semen humor, like an NC-17 six-year-old. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 22, 2015
100% Becoming Bulletproof (2014) A rare film about the disabled that shows them as the regular folks they are, and the disciplined creativity of which they're capable. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 25, 2015
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) What it lacks in specificity it more than makes up for in the articulate emotions of the interview subjects and the remarkable array of archival material. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2015
100% Peace Officer (2015) [A] well-balanced and engrossing look at the increasing militarization of police. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 14, 2015
83% Uncle John (2015) This may be the only time I've wanted to see a director's cut where there's less material. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 14, 2015
98% Welcome To Leith (2015) Evenhanded, thorough and surprisingly human, [Welcome to Leith] makes the face of next-door hate comprehensible rather than simply abstract evil. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2015
No Score Yet Searching for Home, Coming Back From War (2015) Essentially [...] an infomercial for veterans-support groups. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 21, 2015
21% Amnesiac (2015) You'll wish you were amnesiac yourself so you could forget this misbegotten mess. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 13, 2015
99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Should enchant kids of single-digit age and any adults who find themselves with said kids-and it's also a great way of introducing children to the joys of silent film. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 4, 2015
22% The Seventh Dwarf (2015) The animation quality equals that of the 1990s CGI TV series "ReBoot," which was great...for the 1990s. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 30, 2015
100% Famous Nathan (2015) A pleasant and in some ways remarkable surprise. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 24, 2015
43% 10 Cent Pistol (2015) [10 Cent Pistol] has a distinctive voice and enough formal ambition to suggest that first-time feature director Michael C. Martin is worth giving a shot. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 23, 2015
44% Irrational Man (2015) Woody Allen as elder auteur shows he's still a risk-taker with this formally fascinating deconstruction of the crime thriller, played with perfect tone by a crackerjack cast. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 15, 2015
85% Glass Chin (2015) [Writer/director Noah] Buschel has written some of the most naturalistic, reasonable-people talk you'll ever hear in a movie. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2015
73% Rubble Kings (2015) As fascinating and well-told as it is, Rubble Kings suffers from a garbled chronology that pushes the narrative of its two main interview subjects. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 18, 2015
51% Live From New York! (2015) This slick product achieved its apparent goal of being more coffee-table book than journalistic documentary. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 11, 2015