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Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
33% Lavender (2017) The screenplay, co-written by Gass-Donnelly with Colin Frizzell, manages to be simultaneously lacking in coherence and utterly predictable, with viewers earning no points for guessing which one of the characters turns out to be the villain.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
100% Uncertain (2017) Beautifully photographed by co-director McNicol, the film is a hauntingly evocative portrait of its Southern Gothic-infused milieu.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
81% Actor Martinez (2017) Actor Martinez raises plenty of questions. The problem is that none of them are particularly interesting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
92% Donald Cried (2017) Donald Cries demonstrates that cringeworthy isn't necessarily the same as funny.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
No Score Yet Nobody Walks in LA (2016) Despite its decidedly modest nature, the film... has its charms, thanks in large part to the appealing performances by its two leads.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
39% Wolves (2017) Excellent performances from Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino and young newcomer Taylor John Smith aren't enough to offset the narrative clichés of Bart Freundlich's drama about a high school basketball star struggling with family dysfunction.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet Lost Cat Corona (2017) Macchio makes for an appealing everyman, and the veteran supporting players project an enjoyment in their stereotypical roles that proves infectious.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
44% Drifter (2017) Viewers would be far better off rewatching a Mad Max or Rob Zombie movie, or any episode of The Walking Dead, than paying hard-earned money to see Drifter.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
69% American Fable (2017) American Fable possesses an amorphous, dreamlike quality that proves increasingly irritating as it wears on.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
20% Collide (2017) Hoult and Jones are unable to breathe much life into their bland characters, and it's ultimately sad to watch the former Hannibal Lecter and Gandhi reduced to playing silly, tough-guy caricatures.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
100% The Last Laugh (2017) That there's a big difference between Nazi jokes and Holocaust jokes is one of the insights gleaned from Ferne Pearlstein's documentary concerning taboos in comedy, especially those concerning that generally forbidden topic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
92% From Nowhere (2017) Depicting the struggles of three undocumented Bronx high school students to avoid deportation, From Nowhere resonates with tender compassion for its characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
88% My Name Is Emily (2017) Evanna Lynch shines in this whimsical road trip film that has a compelling backstory.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
100% Keep Quiet (2017) The film raises more troubling questions than it answers, but it's fascinating throughout nonetheless.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
0% Sex Doll (2017) Too self-consciously arty to appeal to the prurient crowd and lacking sufficient substance for cinephiles, Sex Doll seems to deflate while you watch it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
30% Havenhurst (2017) Despite the strong efforts of everyone involved, Havenhurst proves all too unimaginative in its formulaic recycling of genre tropes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
31% Don't Knock Twice (2017) If it had skipped the clichéd supernatural elements to instead concentrate on the relationship between the two central characters, Don't Knock Twice might have emerged as an interesting film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
85% Chapter & Verse (2017) Resonating with an authenticity borne of the experiences of its director/co-screenwriter Jamal Joseph, Chapter & Verse movingly portrays the plight of a recently released ex-con striving to make a new life for himself on the mean streets of Harlem.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
85% Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) A fascinating if uneven portrait.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
17% The Space Between Us (2017) Sluggishly paced and tonally wobbly, the pic, much like its teenage protagonist, suffers under its own weight.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
40% Fall (2014) Straining mightily for a Bergmanesque somberness but mainly smacking of pretension, Fall suffers from its overly determined subtlety.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
69% My Father, Die (2017) Strong performances and stunning visuals aren't enough to compensate for the strained Southern Gothic artificiality.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
35% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Promises, promises.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
No Score Yet Doobious Sources (2017) A lame would-be comedy that wouldn't be any funnier even if you were smoking the most powerful weed on the planet while watching it, Doobious Sources is a total bummer, man.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
No Score Yet The Axe Murders of Villisca (2017) Devolves into typical teen-oriented, supernatural horror.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
29% A Dog's Purpose (2017) While the human performers are more than adequate, there's no doubt that the canine stars carry the day. Their utter irresistibility helps a long way in terms of getting past the corny plot machinations of A Dog's Purpose.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
42% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017) The Resurrection of Gavin Stone should satisfy its target heartland audience.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet The Snare (2017) The real crime ... is how utterly boring it all is.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
63% Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2017) The writer/director [is] so intent on hammering home his thematic points that the situations and characters seem contrived merely to underline them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
22% Sleepless (2017) Never rising above the level of generic B-movie, Sleepless represents the sort of disposable fare typically dropped into theaters in January.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
No Score Yet Lost & Found (2017) It's all about as clichéd and predictable as it sounds, although the proceedings are mildly enjoyable in an old-fashioned, Andy Hardy sort of way.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
100% The Sunshine Makers (2017) It's an astonishing tale, even if it's roughly told here.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
No Score Yet Hickey (2017) Watson is appealing as the spunky heroine, while Doherty only reinforces the film's general derivativeness of better teen comedies with his resemblance to a young Jason Biggs.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
20% Pitchfork (2017) Alternately registering as an homage and rip-off of the countless slasher pics that have preceded it, Pitchfork is a strictly disposable affair.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) A generic, by-the-numbers genre exercise that, for all its talk of blood, is strictly anemic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
No Score Yet The Butterfly Room (2014) The Butterfly Room is too ineptly executed to make it little more than a camp curiosity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
No Score Yet Boy 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil (Menino 23: Infâncias Perdidas no Brasil) (2016) A fascinating and disturbing true-life tale.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
83% Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016) The documentary raises important and substantial questions about an issue that has only become increasingly relevant in recent years.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
29% Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi (2016) An intermittently entertaining but ultimately facile ethnographic portrait.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
0% Contract to Kill (2016) Longtime fans will want to avoid Contract to Kill and instead dig out their old DVD copies of Under Siege and Above the Law.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
No Score Yet Camera Store (2016) Unfortunately, watching Camera Store mainly feels like, well, spending an entire day in a camera store in a nondescript suburban mall.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
38% Cardboard Boxer (2016) Delivering a fully committed, moving performance, Thomas Haden Church makes you pay attention to a figure you would otherwise pass by without a second thought.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
50% Pet (2016) The film is engrossing, thanks to the director's skill at delivering sustained tension, and the excellent performances.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
11% Run the Tide (2016) There's more ebb than flow in this formulaic indie drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
20% Tank 432 (Belly of the Bulldog) (2016) As lumbering and slow-moving as the vehicle in which most of its action takes place, Nick Gillespie's horror thriller makes the familiar mistake of confusing obscurity with tension.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
15% Incarnate (2016) Incarnate, much like its central character at key moments, barely seems to have a pulse.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
80% Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016) Proves alternately inspiring and depressing even while skirting uncomfortably close to voyeurism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
78% On the Map (2016) There's no surer ingredient for a feel-good documentary than an inspirational sports story, and filmmaker Dani Menkin delivers one in spades with his recounting of the 1979 European Cup victory by the national Israeli basketball team.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
100% Esteros (2016) A familiar tale told with lyricism and sensitivity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
94% Hunter Gatherer (2016) Displays enough originality to mark its tyro filmmaker, whose only previous credits are as actor and production designer, as a talent to watch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016