Glenn Heath Jr. Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Lizzie (2018) Both Sevigny and Stewart beautifully tap into the conflicting anger and compassion felt by deeply oppressed characters. ‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
98% Blaze (2018) While Hawke's pacing and direction consistently defy biopic conventions, the brave performances by Dickey and Shawkat give the film its identity.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
92% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) By infusing the classic werewolf story with undercurrents of class division, sexual awakening and economic unrest, it transcends horror movie clichés and astutely depicts the quiet terror of feeling invisible in the modern world. ‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
86% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Madeline's Madeline represents a collective achievement -- one that embraces the pitfalls and scars inherent with cinematic collaboration. ‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
No Score Yet Cuban Food Stories (2018) Cuban Food Stories is about as ambitious as a film with such a banal title would suggest.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
93% Searching (2018) Searching ambitiously updates the worst nightmare scenario for parents in intriguing ways.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
73% Miles Ahead (2016) [It] brings the attitude and then some. Destroying the typical boundaries of classic set design and time, it rather brilliantly suggests a subjective perspective can aesthetically break apart, divide on impact, tailspin into a deep void of depression.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) Fireworks Wednesday,.. stands out from Farhadi's work in this sense, using the occasional jump cut and shift in perspective to create a distrustful sense of time and space.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
73% A Hologram for the King (2016) While the film definitely flails at times, it rides on the charisma of its three central performances that each link up in a way that's surprisingly organic.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
88% The Invitation (2016) [It's] a delightful and ambitious origin story about mass redemption. ‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
74% Louder Than Bombs (2016) The film feels like a throwback ensemble piece, one that refuses to sugarcoat or demonize its characters' personal quagmires.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
59% High-Rise (2016) At times, the film lazily clashes images together for shock value, only to move on before addressing why it did so in the first place.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
76% Baskin (2016) Baskin remains your run-of-the-mill torture porn with very little on the mind other than perpetuating reductive shock and awe. The best horror films allude to political or social subtext underneath the carnage, but that's entirely lacking here.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
97% Love & Friendship (2016) Love & Friendship gleefully sprints right out of the gate. ‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
90% A Bigger Splash (2016) It's Fiennes,... that proverbially steals the show. Once again showing the kind of indispensible range of a master, the actor portrays Harry as a raging bull of spark, insecurity, charm and manic depression.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
87% The Lobster (2016) Despite its singular qualities and unnerving tenor, The Lobster,... fails to inspire critique beyond such surface level targets. In a world this muted and carefully subjugated, there's very little room for life's little mysteries to take root.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) [Maggie's Plan is] plainly shot, casually paced and at times horribly repetitive.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
91% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) The simple but effective documentary unfolds like a long distance duet between artists who have never met.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
96% Weiner (2016) The film powerfully reveals how political elitists, media commentators and even Weiner himself continue to deny her the right to steer this narrative in a new direction. ‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
86% Dheepan (2016) The characters are inflicted with a series of melodramatic turns that blatantly contrast the meager good times with the bad.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
82% Viva (2016) [It's] a tender coming-of-age film that envisions compassion in the most unlikely of pairings.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
95% De Palma (2016) Instead of focusing only on the director's patented thematic and stylistic motifs, [De Palma] calls attention to the patterns of its subject's personality.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
92% A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016) A Monster With a Thousand Heads,... is a swift cinematic plea for transparency and dignity.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon,.. isn't interested in sympathy. It's a vibrant, problematic and narcissistic howl at the moon, just as vapid and hollow as the industry it's trying to deconstruct.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) [The film's] empathy gets buried under a thick layer of cloying hipster angst and emo self-pity made worse by manipulative slow motion shots and referential music cues.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
75% The BFG (2016) Dahl's novel implicitly alludes to the U.K.'s rapidly changing national identity. Steven Spielberg's serene and lovely new film adaptation of The BFG... [uses] allegory and fantasy to unpack long-gestating social issues.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
98% The Fits (2016) Unlike the appallingly manipulative Swiss Army Man, a trite and showy film about loneliness that treats its viewers like freshman philosophy students.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
58% Carnage Park (2016) Carnage Park,.. plays a sadistic onesided game of game of cat and mouse that fails to hit its mark.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
89% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) The film creates a distinct sense of time and place, following the characters into their makeshift domiciles and elaborate corrals that guide each bull toward the arena. ‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) a leisurely and hopeful coming-of-age comedy adapted from Barry Crump's 1986 novel, Wild Pork and Watercress.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
70% Café Society (2016) [The film's] power builds over time through the subtle gut punches thrown at each character's prideful egos. Vittorio Storaro's sun-kissed cinematography makes that transition entirely seamless.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
94% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Our Little Sister, a lovely example of vintage Kore-eda, explores tensions great and small that exist between different generations of a fractured family.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
71% The Fifth Element (1997) It fuses slapstick with screwball comedy in brilliant ways, and appreciates the necessity of levity when considering heavy themes.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
88% Phantom Boy (2016) Leo's unnerving ability to dance between reality and waking life gives the film a metaphysical tone, yet it's riddled with comedic bits that lighten the mood.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
94% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Sturdy and classically paced, The Innocents values the daily struggle of its characters trying to overcome such a crisis of faith.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
28% Suicide Squad (2016) For all its posturing as a dark portrait of super sociopaths, Suicide Squad.. never becomes nightmarish enough. It lacks the necessary teeth and ambiguity to connect cartoonish evil with the relatable horrors of everyday life.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
98% Don't Think Twice (2016) While Don't Think Twice shies away from the dark and demented impulses of standup, it exposes the uncomfortable realization that change is a necessary evil when it comes to creating great art.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) If Lo and Behold lacks the otherworldly strangeness of Herzog's best documentaries, it remains slyly unsettling for other reasons... Herzog gleefully considers a future dystopia caused by our over-reliance on the web.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Disorder is so lean and confident it feels alien in comparison to the bloated schlock modern Hollywood would categorize as "suspenseful." Winocour refuses to deal in absolutes, pumping newfound danger through the veins of a tired genre set-up.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
86% Sully (2016) Eastwood's calm, brilliant dismantling of the Great Man Theory using the great man himself. ‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
96% Little Men (2016) This story exists in a colder version of New York City, where life experience can forever numb the heart. Barbieri's raging bull of a performance is a permanent reminder that it doesn't have to be this way.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
93% Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) (1958) Malle spins new webs around typical noir conventions, giving darker implications of fate and comeuppance a fresh verve.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
100% The Fallen Idol (1949) Written by the great Graham Greene, the film builds up pressure subtly over time, creating an entire narrative around the cascading consequences of dishonesty.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
91% Transpecos (2016) Eventually, it comes across as a toned down Sicario offering very little beyond veiled cynicism and beleaguered attempts at social relevance.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
78% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Deeper questions about Albert's style and artistic identity are left underexplored, strange considering the film's abrupt title. Maybe there are just too many personalities in disorder for one feature film to handle.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) This tired old reboot only cares about getting the next kill shot.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
92% Demon (2016) Evokes the great Luis Bunuel with its skewering dark humor. In a land that's "built on corpses," this is where fairytales were born to go rotten.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) What's missing from these big-budget plastic fairy tales is a sense of joy and discovery. Thankfully, Burton has momentarily rediscovered such genuine feeling... For the first time in ages, he seems to be having fun with his material.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) There's nothing inherently honorable or complex about presenting these visuals simply to punish the viewer. Where's the substance, or the layers of human conflict? The Birth of a Nation only has time for loud symbolism posing as social justice.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
96% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Feels like a wise palette cleanser from a bygone era that reminds us how to lead a fulfilling life.‐ San Diego CityBeat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018