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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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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
77% Voyeur (2017) Enthralling look at literary lion Gay Talese.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
48% Porto (2017) [Director Klinger's] questionable choices make this a calling-card curiosity.‐ Film Journal International
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
76% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
13% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
83% Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation (2017) All sports documentaries draw the metaphor: Sports is life. Here, sport is something more. ‐ Film Journal International
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
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
80% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
36% Sugar Mountain (2016) An engrossing, visually stunning crime thriller.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
41% Office Christmas Party (2016) An amusing-enough showcase for some of the best comics around.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
90% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
37% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
79% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
57% The God Cells (2016) Puts heartbreaking faces of very human people into the [stem cell] debate.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
63% The Trust (2016) Imperfect but increasingly suspenseful as it goes on.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
84% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
60% About Scout (2016) Riddled with [...] plot shortcuts and logic holes. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016