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Gregory Ellwood

Gregory Ellwood
Gregory Ellwood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Collider, The Playlist, HitFix, Vox

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 74% The Happy Prince (2018) It's well crafted and compelling at times thanks mostly to the casts' efforts, but there is an emptiness that permeates through the film as if a significant piece of Wilde's demise is missing.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3.5/5 61% Under the Silver Lake (2018) Throw in the fact you'll likely still be thinking about it six months from now? Well, that might make Silver Lake just remarkable enough.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Cold War will only increase Pawlikowski's reputation as one of the next great auteurs, but, more importantly, it will have everyone who sees it asking, "What's that girl's name?" Ladies and gentlemen, her name is Joanna Kulig has she has arrived.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3.5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A crusading Spike Lee is often the best Spike Lee. He's a powerful artist and when he has a lot to say, as in the case with BlacKkKlansman, he simply won't let you forget it.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 87% Tully (2018) Diablo Cody knows her screenplay had to be innovative enough to make that familiar subject matter compelling. The result will feel slight to some and fresh to others, but, most importantly, it never overstays its welcome. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
A- 94% Madeline's Madeline (2018) "Madeline's Madeline" is certainly not for everyone, and while that might not sound like a ringing endorsement, it's solicited in the context that the film is an experience that will test some viewer's patience, as all good art often does.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C+ 75% Damsel (2018) The funny bits simply aren't as funny as they should be. If this is a question of acquired taste, it's one for a very small audience. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 83% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Cameron starts humming "What's Going On" and within minutes is standing on the table singing it loud and proud. There's an inherent energy in that scene that often feels missing from the rest of the picture.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B 92% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) [Sara] Collangelo's adaptation continually feels like it's missing something...Luckily though, Collangelo has [Maggie] Gyllenhaal, who is exceptional at times here, to carry it through. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 81% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) "I Think We're Alone Now" is mostly an ambitious portrait of a man who meets another survivor that slowly beguiles feelings of hope and affection from someone who never thought he'd see another living person again.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) "You're so captivated by the bizarre plot twists that recognizing the humor becomes secondary."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
B 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Joaquin Phoenix delivers a profoundly impressive turn as famed cartoonist John Callahan. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
B+ 98% The Tale (2018) The director's willingness to tell her own story in such graphic detail is a startlingly brave act.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
B+ 91% Blindspotting (2018) Yes, you'll likely leave the theater blown away by Casal and Diggs' considerable talent, but its Estrada's vision that will haunt you. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
C+ 94% Private Life (2018) Jenkins has a vision and something interesting to say in Private Life, but it needs some serious editing to convey it succinctly.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B- 66% Breathe (2017) When the tearjerker moments come, Serkis is smart enough to let the movie pause and play those emotional heartstrings. That's when Garfield and Foy's impressive talents take over and, for many viewers, that's all they'll need.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B- 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) This is a transformative, absolutely committed Denzel Washington. He's created a character that may be less like the celebrated actor than any role he's played over the past decade.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 74% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Whether you like Lady Gaga or not, you will at least finish "Five Foot Two" with a newfound respect.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
C 33% The Current War (2017) The only aspect of the film that even makes it watchable ends up being Michael Shannon's portrayal of George Westinghouse.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
A- 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Angelina Jolie should be heralded as the next cinematic auteur, a master craftswoman of the medium.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
C+ 73% Hostiles (2018) Clearly, Cooper's historical intentions are well founded and justified. No one would argue that point. We just wish the final product weren't so problematic. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
B+ 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Martin McDonagh has choreographed an almost impossible feat of a brutally dark comedy that, thanks to both Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand, elicits an emotional response you simply don't see coming. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
B 99% Lady Bird (2017) This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching. Ladies and gentleman please welcome to the stage Greta Gerwig and "Lady Bird."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
B 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) "Battle Of The Sexes" might not be a grand slam final, but it's certainly worth the cost of seeing a match in person.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
B 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Improbably, while Annette Bening is incredible playing a fading Hollywood starlet in Paul McGuigan's "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool," it's her co-star, Jamie Bell, who might be the film's real secret weapon.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
B+ 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Few would argue that Gary Oldman isn't one of the finest actors of his generation, but this is a tour de force portrayal that will define his body of work for decades to come. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) In an era with remarkable child actors in films such as 'Room' and 'Moonlight', Baker's ability to siphon such authentic performances is truly a marvel.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3.5/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) To watch Phoenix, an actor at the height of his dramatic powers, on screen and under Ramsey's direction makes You Were Never Really Here something of a must-see.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 27, 2017
3/5 92% Good Time (2017) Features a strong performance from the criminally underrated Robert Pattinson.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) The film's ambiance is so wonderfully rendered and Coppola's perspective is so distinct it makes it all the more unexpected how slight the end result feels.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2/5 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) The cinematic energy that permeated the screen in both 'Hedwig' and its follow-up, the oft-forgotten 'Shortbus', is completely missing here.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4.5/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos doesn't just want you to be repulsed, but emotionally devastated. A gorgeously rendered gut punch that ends up being no laughing matter.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) For those who wonder if their relationship with their parents will improve over time, 'The Meyerowtiz Stories' may turn out to be something of an unintentional cathartic release.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4.5/5 86% Okja (2017) ['Okja' is] gorgeous and moving and thrilling and funny and inventive and unexpected. It's why Bong is a visionary among his peers. And, my god, it's why we go to the movies.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3.5/5 67% Wonderstruck (2017) With Haynes' deft eye Wonderstruck feels like you're looking out your own window into another time.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B 86% Band Aid (2017) Fred Armisen steals the show.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
A- 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) James Gunn actually has some things to say about family and fatherhood amongst this tail of aliens, space battles and space gods.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
B+ 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) Small town underdog looking to make it in the music business isn't exactly the most original idea for a movie, but it's a huge credit to writer and director Geremy Jasper that "Patti Cake$" breaks through that familiar convention with flying colors.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
80% Where Is Kyra? (2018) The problem with Andrew Dosunmu's follow-up to the more compelling "Mother Of George" is that there is so little story that all you have to look at are Bradford Young's impressive compositions and then you wait...and then wait some more.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C- 28% Rebel in the Rye (2017) The worst aspect of 'Rebel' is that Strong seems to have no vision as a filmmaker. The movie thinks it's throwing in some wise words about the art of writing, but they are superficial at best. It all feels like a watered-down version of Salinger's life.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C+ 86% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) By the time you get to the movie's predictable ending all you can wonder if and when Jessica Williams will write and star in her own movie sooner rather than later. And if that's the silver lining of "Incredible Jessica James" we'll take it.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
A 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Love and intimacy between two male characters has never truly felt this real or emotionally heartbreaking.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
B- 63% Before I Fall (2017) "Will make its core audience of teenage girls melt and is a nice diversion for everyone else."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
C 45% The Yellow Birds (2018) Strong performances can't overcome the drama's familiarity.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
B+ 96% Mudbound (2017) "Mudbound" soars thanks to the impressive performances of the ensemble cast and, notably, Dee Rees' intent on depicting the harsh reality of the pre-Civil Rights era warts and all.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
B- 99% God's Own Country (2017) Heartbreaking.. shines a new spotlight on a familiar story.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
C 46% The Discovery (2017) Jason Segel and Rooney Mara have little onscreen romantic chemistry.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
A- 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) The rare that a comedy makes you reconsider your own actions on social media.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
B 88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Entertaining and continues to cross lines you never thought it would cross.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
C 24% The Comedian (2017) There is a sense of exhaustive familiarity that permeates throughout ... The Comedian.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016