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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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
0.5/4 0% Gotti (2018) Gotti is a connect-the-dots disaster -- the don's greatest hits, so to speak -- without discernible theme or cohesive narrative. ‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
88% Zoo (2018) Puts the melancholy poetry of Irish storytelling to beautiful, highly affecting use.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
94% 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
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
82% 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
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
88% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Much more than an artist's early-life biography. ‐ Film Journal International
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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
0% Krystal (2018) A talented cast in top form can't salvage this Southern Gothic serio-comedy.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
16% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
48% The Last Movie Star (2018) A gently heartbreaking reflection on bad decisions, lost love and late-life revelations.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Subtle and thoughtful.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
60% Entanglement (2018) The filmmakers should have concentrated more on script mechanics than quantum mechanics.‐ Film Journal International
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
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
93% The Cage Fighter (2018) Maddeningly vague, omits pertinent facts and raises more questions than it answers.‐ Film Journal International
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
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
79% Voyeur (2017) Enthralling look at literary lion Gay Talese.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
52% 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
22% 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
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
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
93% 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