Hunter Lanier

Hunter Lanier
Hunter Lanier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat
Publications: Film Threat

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T-Meter Title | Year
10/10 95% Mean Streets (1973) Rock' n' roll, religion, violence, ambition, lust, war, growing up, and community are just some of the active players in Mean Streets. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2021
6/10 No Score Yet Parallel (2015) The premise of Parallel keeps it afloat, but it's still fighting the current of itself. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2021
6/10 84% Offseason (2021) It's nowhere near the level of envelopment you would feel in a Kubrick movie, but Offseason does draw you in and close the door behind you. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
7/10 83% Gaia (2021) Gaia pulls you in close and convinces you to pay attention. You're sufficiently intrigued. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
9/10 88% Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free (2021) Wharton's organic and honest approach makes it something special. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2021
4/10 63% Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break (2021) It's conventional, feel-good fodder with no emotional or comedic depth. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
5/10 72% Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) As Broadcast Signal Intrusion comes to a close and the motivations of its characters become clear, you're left in the mindset of "that's it?" - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
8/10 95% You Will Die at Twenty (2021) While it could have easily been a dark comedy, and almost is, instead, it's perfectly sincere. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
7/10 92% My Little Sister (Schwesterlein) (2020) The film doesn't work too hard for your attention because it doesn't need to. It has the goods, and it's up to you whether or not you want them. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2021
2/10 46% Monster Hunter (2020) Monster Hunter is red meat to any cynical moviegoer of the modern age looking for exhibit A. It's been commodified and globalized to the point of nonidentity. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
7/10 95% Lupin III: The First (2020) Kids and adults alike will enjoy Lupin III: The First. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
8/10 100% The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo (2020) It's jolly, childlike in a good way, and unusual where it counts. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
3/10 80% Bare (2020) If you're into Yoko Ono art exhibits and wearing scarves in the summer, maybe Bare will do something for you. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Royalty Free: The Music of Kevin MacLeod (2020) It's what you expect and not necessarily what you want. Picking up the slack is the subject itself, which is so unusual and deceptively meaningful that you're almost glad the movie stays out of the way. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
7/10 45% Fatman (2020) All Fatman comes down to is how well it can maintain a straight face and slip in the laughs without ever breaking character. For the most part, it's successful. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
7/10 100% Wheels (2020) It's one of those tightly wound stories where a neighborhood feels like the entire universe. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
6/10 57% Greatland (2020) Greatland does its best work at the beginning, establishing the world and rattling off a bunch of cultural in-jokes. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Cromwell's Head (2020) I can only hope my severed head is half as cultured and well-traveled as Cromwell's. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
7/10 100% The Disrupted (2020) The movie is saved by its three subjects, as each of them proves to be a wholly unique, captivating case study in uphill living. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
8/10 67% DTF (2020) Try to imagine all the Hangover movies rolled up into one guy, only much darker and more depressing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
8.5/10 77% H Is For Happiness (2019) Writer Lisa Hoppe and director John Sheedy create a story that transcends audiences and makes them feel like they are part of the story. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
7/10 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) What the film lacks in character immersion is nearly made up for in campy, backcountry melodrama, and atmosphere. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/10 No Score Yet Intersect (2020) While there's nothing wrong with the broad strokes of Intersect, the way in which it's told prevents anything from gaining traction. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
9/10 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) A lawless movie, made up of one memorable scene after another, none of which are restrained by any storytelling edicts-anything goes, and it goes. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
9/10 No Score Yet We Have Boots (Ngor Moon Yau Yu Her) (2020) A documentary that details the massive, grassroots opposition to China's growing control over Hong Kong. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Being Dead (2020) Being Dead has a kind of moody swagger to it. It's helped immensely by a few standout performances that go a long way in giving the movie life. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Rook (2020) Even though Rook. has a mean identity crisis, there's a meaty middle portion of this movie that you can lose some time in. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good (2020) It seems like if Erwitt wrote an autobiography, it would be about someone else. This attitude, his expansive body of work, and the clean packaging by Sanfeliu make Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good a worthwhile watch. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet The Debt of Maximillian (2019) The Debt of Maximillian doesn't elevate its linage or add anything new, but it manages to go through the motions without sullying the reputation of its lead archetype. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
10/10 93% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) A barfly impulsively mouthing the lyrics to Roy Orbison's "Crying" while being serenaded by his bartender is what the movies were made for. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Far Western (2016) Aside from the movie's human interest element, you get a strong sense of music's indiscriminate magic. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
7/10 88% In Full Bloom (2020) In Full Bloom functions as a visually exciting tone poem and as a soulful reflection on battle. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
2/10 40% Walkaway Joe (2020) I like to imagine that throughout the process of making any movie, everyone involved is fully convinced they're making a good movie. But with Walkaway Joe, I can't imagine that's possible. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
8/10 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) Most of the characters are some flavor of despicable, struggling to carve a path through a mountain with their fingernails. As horrible as it may sound to say, it's fun to watch them squirm. It's like watching a squirrel try to cross a highway. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet I Am Santa Claus (2014) It doesn't make any sense, but everyone's acting like it does, and they seem to be enjoying themselves. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Echoes of the Invisible (2020) The movie's almost a plea to slow down, look around, and be humbled by the enormity of space and time. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
6/10 100% Drunk Bus (2020) Drunk Bus, directed by Brandon Laganke and John Carlucci, is a deja-vu inducing coming-of-age story with enough character and good cheer to make you forgive how unadventurous it is. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
5/10 84% The Traitor (2020) That's not to say The Traitor doesn't have its moments. There are some fine, if unoriginal executions. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
8/10 62% Feedback (2020) Alonso has made a movie of unyielding stress, both of the bone-breaking and psychological varieties. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet A Dog's Death (La muerte de un perro) (2019) Understated to a fault, the comedic potential of A Dog's Death never quite bubbles to the surface. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
8/10 100% Murmur (2019) Young's dedication to realism-not worship, which can kneecap other movies like this-gives Donna's story precisely what it needs: an environment of quiet hopelessness. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/10 20% Disturbing the Peace (2020) Caught between worlds, Disturbing the Peace isn't as fun as it begs to be or as eloquent as it's trying to be. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Baltic Tribes (2018) As the movie frequently points out, the pagan history is largely told by their Christian dominators, so-as with all of history-it's hard to separate the truth from the truth told by the ones left to tell it. Add the asterisk and call it a day, I guess. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
7/10 84% The Europeans (1979) There is a certain allure to a movie that plays hard to get. The Europeans expects you to meet it halfway. When you do, you're rewarded with a story that's rich with complicated emotions, despite its self-confident exterior. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
6/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The movie's fun, in a superficial, key-dangling kind of way, but there's no substance, no imagination, and no care given to the characters, all which are what gave Star Wars the cultural foothold it has today. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
7/10 77% The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019) Even though there's a lot to take in, Kempner divvies out the information in a way that's logical and easy to follow. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
8/10 78% Melody Makers (2019) The film of almost the same name, Melody Makers, directed by Leslie Ann Coles, gives the writers and photographers of the magazine's golden era a chance to tell the stories behind the stories. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
9/10 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) Nearly all of the footage in the film is incredible, both in terms of content and restoration. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
9/10 79% Loro (2019) If being dull is the cardinal sin of the movies, as Capra supposedly said, then Sorrentino is a saint. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
7/10 100% Fiddlin' (2019) Fiddlin' still throws together some great footage of live folk music, as well as some hope that new generations will continue to see its value as a method of expression. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019