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Fred Topel

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Blair Witch (2016) "Blair Witch honors its tradition and uses all the tricks filmmakers have learned in the past 17 years to make us scared of the woods again. " ‐ Slashfilm
Posted Jul 24, 2016
No Score Yet Sharknado: The 4th Awakens "Part four becomes a full-on superhero movie and who doesn't want to see a Sharknado version of a superhero movie? " ‐ Slashfilm
Posted Jul 22, 2016
83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "Michael Bay has won. Every movie has now become a music video, even a legendary science fiction franchise. " ‐ We Live Entertainment
Posted Jul 15, 2016
0.5/5 29% Outlaws and Angels (2016) "If Sergio Leone were still here to see this, he'd say, "Settle down, dudes." " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jul 12, 2016
No Score Yet Dead Body "The paranoia is really effective, leading many of the innocent characters to kill the wrong people. Their reasoning is smart based on the information they have, and the way they debate their decisions is scarier than the murders. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jul 10, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) "The movie of the summer. " ‐ We Live Entertainment
Posted Jul 10, 2016
54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "The pretense of a self-reflective political message makes The Purge: Election Year the most distasteful kind of exploitation. The franchise is a cautionary fantasy that is allowed to have fun with the dystopian premise, but you can't have it both ways. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 29, 2016
No Score Yet Shortwave "It gets more harrowing for Isabel and more harrowing for us the further along it goes. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 28, 2016
No Score Yet Paint It Black "Alia Shawkat and Janet McTeer in bravura performances within a harrowing drama. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 28, 2016
43% Free State of Jones (2016) "A harrowing, illuminating portrayal of a time in American history that I frankly did not learn in school. It's the perfect illustration of how there's always a fight at every point in history, no matter how much progress we think we've made. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 24, 2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "It's taboo, it's politically incorrect, it's disrespectful and all with a love for the buttons it's pushing. They had me at the Daniel Radcliffe joke. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 21, 2016
No Score Yet Muddy Corman "Sounds like it could be the plot of an Adam Sandler or Rob Schneider movie, where they have to pull off a crazy scheme to get enough money to keep their school open. Imagine the highbrow approach to that and that's more like Muddy Corman. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 21, 2016
No Score Yet Bear with Us "Bravo for such an unflinching take on comedy and using the confined location to pull off a complex world of shenanigans. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 21, 2016
56% Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? "Remake or not, James Franco writing and producing a Lifetime movie is a must-see part of his art oeuvre, but Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? is actually legitimately good when it could have coasted on camp. " ‐ Slashfilm
Posted Jun 16, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) "A compassionate portrait of mental illness for families with young ones... It's also got a Die Hard 2 thing going on. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 13, 2016
77% Lights Out (2016) "Lights Out does for fear of the dark what Halloween did for slashers. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 9, 2016
94% Tikkun (2016) "Is Haim-Aaron on a vision quest? Is it purgatory? Is it condemning Haim-Aaron or condemning the judgments laid upon him? It's art, man, but it's good art. Read more at " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 8, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "A whole lotta conjuring! " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jun 2, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Wonderland should be a place you can always visit for weird surreal shenanigans. That's what the sequel is. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted May 24, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "First Class is still my favorite by far, but Apocalypse gives the First Class plenty to do, where they were somewhat sidelined by Wolverine in Days of Future Past. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted May 19, 2016
77% 13 Cameras (2016) "It's got a very clear agenda and sets about delivering on that goal precisely. It's way more sure of itself than the movies with more spectacle, and I'll take overall tone over sporadic moments any time. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Apr 14, 2016
No Score Yet Sunny in the Dark "This could be horror movie. In fact it has been several horror movies about a killer living in the crawlspace. But Sunny in the Dark is gentle and sensitive. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Apr 14, 2016
No Score Yet Brave Miss World (2013) "Abargil shows the power that just listening has. You see the victims being empowered while Abargil is being attentive. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Apr 8, 2016
78% Viva (2016) "A hard-hitting yet ultimately uplifting drama with great performances. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Apr 7, 2016
82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) "Pee-wee's Big Holiday is the first Netflix original movie that looks like it's just a TV movie. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Mar 17, 2016
48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "The technique is groundbreaking. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Mar 15, 2016
9/10 71% Too Late (2016) "Writer/director Dennis Hauck makes a really impressive debut. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Mar 14, 2016
93% Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016) "The Mermaid is ridiculous, but it has something to say which is the best kind of ridiculous. We should stop brutal whaling practices, but look at it as a mermaid comedy. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Mar 5, 2016
100% Under The Shadow "Under the Shadow has everything that makes great horror: a unique mythology that plagues us psychologically as well as viscerally, a confined setting (in this case culturally mandated confinement as well as physical) and good old scary monsters. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Feb 23, 2016
100% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) "Goes full Herzog into the abstract and esoteric, and that's what we love about Herzog. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
86% Operation Avalanche (2016) "Because filmmaking is the actual mission, there's no need to remind us all the time that they're filming. Besides, they're undercover so no one else is supposed to know. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Feb 4, 2016
83% Morris from America (2016) "Curtis is a really great father... When Morris makes excuses, Curtis says, "I believe that could be true." What a wonderful way to empower your child while still maintaining parental authority. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Feb 4, 2016
No Score Yet The 4th "In a way there's a sense of tragedy that this is all they have, a pathetic barbecue on a day off. The film doesn't take that angle though. We are supposed to consider Jamie the underdog hero trying to make everything right. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Feb 4, 2016
80% The Eyes of My Mother "The film runs a lean 77 minutes but there is enough material for months of nightmares. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3 out of 5 30% Yoga Hosers (2016) "A lovely ode to female friendship as an Amblin creature movie. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 29, 2016
100% Certain Women "Small town stories that remind us that everything is important to the people experiencing them, and there is drama everywhere you look if you pay attention. " ‐ Guff.com
Posted Jan 27, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Gives us examples of Davis's bravado so it never has to tell us how badass he was. Cheadle, who co-wrote the script, knows that showing is better than telling. " ‐ Guff.com
Posted Jan 27, 2016
88% Southside With You (2016) "Makes Barack a predator to begin with. He is determined to ignore her boundaries. Fortunately, I don't believe that part is true. It is dramatic license and poorly thought out fiction. " ‐ Guff.com
Posted Jan 27, 2016
71% Antibirth "Gross as hell " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 27, 2016
55% The Hollars (2016) "The Hollars wants a medal for expressing its feelings but it seriously lacks perspective on what it's characters' fundamental problems really are. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 27, 2016
99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "Waititi manages the balance of tones perfectly and his eye for editing and action show both scale and restraint, so he won't fall short and won't go overboard. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 26, 2016
4 out of 5 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "This is what I love movies for. When I hear an outrageous, bizarre idea, I want to see how that director pulls it off. If you feel the Daniels didn't, then that's fair but the premise alone shouldn't be a turnoff. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 26, 2016
3 out of 5 50% 31 (2016) "Rob Zombie's The Running Man " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 26, 2016
96% The Birth of a Nation (2016) "The American Braveheart " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 26, 2016
97% Sing Street (2016) "John Carney is saving the world through music, one movie at a time. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 25, 2016
82% Indignation (2016) "Brilliantly captures the complexity of a human reaction to intimacy. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Jan 25, 2016
0 out of 5 92% The Greasy Strangler (2016) "I think documenting my displeasure only reinforces what the filmmakers were going for, so I'm glad I could help. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 25, 2016
67% Trash Fire "One harsh movie... Trash Fire starts in a dark, desperate place and only gets darker and more desperate. It will leave you shaken, but the visceral experience of it is exhilarating. " ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Posted Jan 25, 2016
8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Where HItman was happy to be derivative of the genre movies that inspired the game, Agent 47 takes those inspirations and pushes them to gleefully insane degrees. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 29, 2015
9% Point Break (2015) "As epic as the international locations of Point Break are, the extreme action scenes are really intimate between two men. " ‐ Nerd Report
Posted Dec 25, 2015
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