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Frank Swietek

Frank Swietek
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
F 35% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Raucous, crude, stupid, unfunny stoned frat-boy stuff...if this is all Broken Lizard...has been able to come up with in sixteen years, they should probably close up shop pronto.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
C- 35% I Feel Pretty (2018) Setting aside...larger objections, one can dismiss it as simply not as funny or insightful as it ought to be.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
B 85% Ghost Stories (2018) Agreeably creepy and amusing. It won't stick in the memory in the way 'Dead of Night' does, but it provides some real, if passing, chills.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
B+ 90% Lean on Pete (2018) A harrowing and unforgettable a portrait of adolescent turmoil... Charlie Plummer...is the true linchpin of the film, giving a performance of rare insight and dramatic impact.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
F 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) An extremely silly dead teen flick that's as tedious as it is dumb....those who go to see it are guaranteed two hours of bad luck.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
C- 35% An Ordinary Man (2018) More a strident star vehicle than a serious study of the effect of genocidal cruelty on its perpetrators and their victims.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B- 72% Wildling (2018) Fritz Bohm's feature debut offers an intriguing spin on the hairy (and, one might add, hoary) old [werewolf] genre.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
C 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) There's Phoenix's performance to admire, but in the end it seems to have been generated in service of a film that's more a visual exercise than a potent drama with something to say. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
C 50% Rampage (2018) Though dumb as a box of rocks, it will probably appeal to the same audience that found [Johnson's] previous comic-book-like movies satisfying adrenaline-delivery vehicles.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B 78% Beirut (2018) Satisfyingly taut in the old-fashioned, almost genteel way typical of spy movies from decades past. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
C+ 77% Chappaquiddick (2018) An account that one can respect for its refusal to sensationalize, but that saps the tale of much dramatic energy. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
C- 44% The Miracle Season (2018) Iowa produces more corn than any other state in the Union, and this year it will have to add 'The Miracle Season' to the crop count. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Isn't an earth-shaking addition to the horror genre, but it's a good example of what a clever concept can achieve when slickly rendered. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B 72% Final Portrait (2018) A slight but engaging vignette about the peculiarities of the artistic temperament, 'Final Portrait'...doesn't do much, but the little it does, it does pleasantly enough.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
C+ 69% Finding Your Feet (2018) Loncraine and a fine cast work hard to breathe life into Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft's formulaic script, but the film is not terribly effective in generating either laughter or tears.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
C 42% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Curiously staid and undramatic... wordy and somber rather than propulsive, thereby minimizing the urgency of Paul's life in contrast to what it portrays as his ultimate message of hope and forgiveness.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
B+ 92% Journey's End (2018) No mere period piece...Like 'Paths of Glory,' 'Journey's End' proves that the lessons taught by one of the most destructive wars in human history remain potent today, at least when as well delivered as they are here.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
C 73% Ready Player One (2018) Confusing exhaustion with exhilaration, after awhile 'Ready Player One' becomes more an assault on the senses than a pleasant diversion. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
B+ 91% Isle of Dogs (2018) Weird but wonderful, 'Isle of Dogs' exhibits the same ravishing eye for detail and delightfully deadpan delivery that mark [Anderson's] best live-action films. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
D+ 20% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Pretty anemic.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
C- 16% Midnight Sun (2018) Bathetic and corny, and more suitable for a young people's cable TV channel than the big screen. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) If the mixture of brutality and wackiness doesn't always gel, Iannucci earns points for audacity alone. Any movie that's been banned in Putin's Russia is worth seeing, ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
C- 79% Unsane (2018) In a grimy, rather ugly way, 'Unsane' is effective, but it's also unpleasant and shrill. It settles for coarse, obvious thriller clichés, with narrative twists that turn out to be remarkably unsurprising. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
D 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Laughable sequel to [Guillermo del Toro's] bloated 2013 'Power Rangers'-meets-'Transformers' ripoff. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
A- 96% Foxtrot (2018) A complex, challenging film that uses a singular tragedy to illuminate the dark implications of Israeli policy in the occupied territories, for both sides.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
C- 34% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Saccharine piffle unredeemed by its two talented stars.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
C 49% Tomb Raider (2018) For the most part extremely serious and dour, draining it of the sense of exhilaration this sort of nonsense so desperately needs.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
C 22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Has some strong points but makes a few strange choices that hobble its effectiveness.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
C 92% Love, Simon (2018) A good-hearted but exceptionally bland 'coming-out-of-age' movie modeled after the John Hughes high school pictures of the eighties.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
C- 70% I Can Only Imagine (2018) A movie that's unquestionably preaching to the choir as directly as Millard's song sings to it.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
D 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) An exercise in pure sadism that feels all the more sordid because it's quite efficiently made.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
C+ 40% Gringo (2018) Thanks to the efforts of a talented cast and spirited direction, this nasty mixture of cynical farce and violent action offers a few pleasures along the way-though not quite enough.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
C 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) An entirely artificial construct designed to please through a satisfying puzzle-like maze of words and incident... its synthetic character and mannered style are more likely to frustrate than captivate.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
D 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Barely coherent, overburdened with unimpressive special effects and hobbled by unremittingly bad acting, it will confound and bore children and adults in equal measure.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Consistently intriguing and at times even compelling, though it does seem a bit out-of-date, as well as arguably overlong.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
C 9% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018) Suffers from an air of affectation and artificiality made worse by the convoluted structure imposed on the narrative.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
D 17% Death Wish (2018) Panders to the audience's fears and fantasies as much as the first movie did, but does so with a cynical grin on its face.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
B+ 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Another of Zvyagintsev's lacerating portraits of a country-and a world-in decline.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
C- 36% Nostalgia (2018) Despite an occasional moving moment,...this cinematic dirge fails to achieve the degree of profundity it's obviously aiming for.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
B 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) May not deserve the adjective of the title, but Vega certainly does; her performance makes an imperfect film worth seeing.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
B 87% Annihilation (2018) Consistently tantalizing but also deliberately obscure...You might come out of 'Annihilation' wondering about what you just saw, but the sense of wonderment will stay with you.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B 81% The Party (2018) Though none of the sting penetrates very deep, it has a degree of punch, especially when the barbed lines are delivered by a cast that savors their every syllable.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
C 82% Game Night (2018) In the end this is a wasted 'Night'...more likely to elicit a grimace than a grin.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
D+ 17% Looking Glass (2018) A sadly muted thrill-free thriller, starring a disappointingly manic-deprived Cage.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
B 82% Early Man (2018) Will obviously appeal especially to soccer-obsessed Europeans, but its consistent strain of genially eccentric British humor should endear it to audiences everywhere.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
B 96% Black Panther (2018) The good definitely outweighs the problematic here, making for a superhero movie that's definitely one of the better examples of the genre though hardly as groundbreaking as some would claim. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
B 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) A beautifully crafted example of [Ozon's] ability to evoke the slippery, ever-changing dimensions of human experience...has style aplenty, as well as a dreamily enigmatic vibe and a sly mixture of playful sexuality and mordant humor.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
F 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Wants to be a thriller as well as a piece of soft-core erotica, but totally fails as either. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
C- 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The story of Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler is, as Hollande said, an inspiring one that deserved to be told. It's a story, though, that deserved to be told better than Eastwood manages to do.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
B 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Owing as much to Bugs Bunny (and the slapstick of John Hughes's 'Home Alone' movies) as to Beatrix Potter, it nonetheless retains enough twee British humor to prove moderately fetching.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018