Frank Lovece

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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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet The Gilligan Manifesto (2018) [A] quirky, whip-smart documentary. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Creates an encompassing, believable and highly grownup world whose most frightening aspect is how much it mirrors ours. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
59% The Grinch (2018) For tiny tots only, and their long-suffering adults. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Dazzlingly captures an era, a man and the universal quest for identity. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
No Score Yet The Lost Village (2018) Scattershot documentary about the corporate homogenization of Greenwich Village. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet TVTV: Video Revolutionaries (2018) A portrait of people who held hope in a time that felt as hopeless as now. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
76% Smallfoot (2018) This hilarious animated feature distinguishes itself with a powerful theme about questioning orthodoxy. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
18% A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2018) A pointless intermingling of stories leading nowhere. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
66% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Descends into illogic and inscrutability. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
63% The Public Image is Rotten (2018) As fascinating and well-crafted as it is, The Public Image Is Rotten is ultimately a vanity project. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie (2018) There is magic in this film's ode to growing old and being with the people who knew us young. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Any hopes Genndy Tartakovsky would imbue this animated sequel with his trademark blend of subversive wit and loving homage are quickly dashed on the rocks of ordinariness. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
0.5/4 No Score Yet Gotti (2018) Gotti is a connect-the-dots disaster -- the don's greatest hits, so to speak -- without discernible theme or cohesive narrative. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
88% Zoo (2018) Puts the melancholy poetry of Irish storytelling to beautiful, highly affecting use. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
95% Who We Are Now (2018) Fused together by Nicholson's can't-look-away performance, Who We Are Know transcends any directorial quirks. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Upping the emotional ante, Deadpool 2 proves richer and deeper than the very good original. Plus: new-and-improved curse words and 20 percent more mayhem! - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Much more than an artist's early-life biography. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
20% The Escape of Prisoner 614 (2018) Despite amiable performances by a great cast, this bantering seriocomedy about two sort-of deputies tracking a prison escapee in the Catskill Mountains is a sub-Tarantino dud. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
100% After Auschwitz (2018) Lively and moving documentary about six women who survived the Holocaust to live fruitful lives that serve to defy the Nazis' extermination plans. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
10% Krystal (2018) A talented cast in top form can't salvage this Southern Gothic serio-comedy. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
14% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) (2018) Sharon Stone tries valiantly in vain to make something emotionally real of this false-ringing, awkwardly written and edited rom-com about two L.A. forty-somethings. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
52% The Last Movie Star (2018) A gently heartbreaking reflection on bad decisions, lost love and late-life revelations. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) Subtle and thoughtful. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
59% Entanglement (2018) The filmmakers should have concentrated more on script mechanics than quantum mechanics. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3.5/4 97% Black Panther (2018) While ultimately an action-adventure, Black Panther also serves as an intelligent if broad debate between revolutionary rhetoric and the responsibilities of leadership. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
94% The Cage Fighter (2018) Maddeningly vague, omits pertinent facts and raises more questions than it answers. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
100% Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan (2006) Tall is informative without being inspiring, and that's OK. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
82% Voyeur (2017) Enthralling look at literary lion Gay Talese. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
50% Porto (2017) [Director Klinger's] questionable choices make this a calling-card curiosity. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) As grey and grim as its critically maligned predecessor Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
100% Aida's Secrets (2017) Aida's secrets should be shared with the world. They're about more than just one family. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
78% The Tiger Hunter (2017) A formulaic script and a director not adept at comedy keep The Tiger Hunter from earning its stripes. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
56% Red Trees (2017) A daughter's documentary about her Holocaust-survivor father, based on his remarkable and eloquent memoirs, suffers from a jumbled chronology and some twee self-indulgence. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
63% Man in Red Bandana (2017) An emotionally devastating documentary [...] falls apart toward the end when it loses all objectivity and descends into hagiography. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming may be the most sheer fun audiences have ever had with the character. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
20% Hare Krishna! The Mantra, The Movement And The Swami Who Started It All (2017) [A] fawning French kiss that makes Triumph of the Will look like Annie Hall. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
86% Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation (2017) All sports documentaries draw the metaphor: Sports is life. Here, sport is something more. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
100% Fight for Space (2016) While this may not be the documentary we want, perhaps it's the documentary we need. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
77% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) Slight but sweet, actor Jeff Grace's first feature as writer-director shows a confident hand and a distinctive voice that [...] avoids easy answers or simplistic resolutions. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
20% Danger Close (2017) Alex Quade is a great combat reporter, no question. How great a documentary producer she is is a separate thing. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
100% Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2016) Hits a piece of the spaceflight story that many other documentaries have only grazed. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
100% Betting on Zero (2017) Betting on Zero is an interesting look at financial machinations most of us never know about-and fair warning not to get involved with Herbalife. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
100% Love & Taxes (2017) Love & Taxes succeeds [...] in making you look at each title object in a new way. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
98% The Last Laugh (2017) Insightful and well-explored documentary about comedians addressing the Holocaust and other ostensibly taboo topics lines up comedy legends, Holocaust survivors and others. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
100% Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) (2017) Moving account of the little-known band at Paris' Bataclan concert hall the night of the terror attack, as the group emotionally prepares to return to the city. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
56% Wheeler (2017) One of the most masturbatory, self-congratulatory puff jobs I've ever seen. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
13% Get the Girl (2017) Ridiculous dark-comedy thriller [...] tries to subvert rom-com clichés. Instead it just subverts good moviemaking. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% Saving Banksy (2017) Fast-moving, beautifully produced documentary about an art collector's rescue of a famous piece of graffiti art. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
83% Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016) Compassionate yet well-balanced and highly human documentary about pain-management physician William Hurwitz. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
36% Sugar Mountain (2016) An engrossing, visually stunning crime thriller. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016