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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 15% Sleepless (2017) It might not be Donald Westlake, but it does its thing: meaningless, nonstop violence and movement, enacted by a large cast of characters who are only looking out to survive into the next scene. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 17, 2017
B 93% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) It's overlong, but behind its jabs at literary pretension, droll punchlines, and minimalist sight gags lies a search for the kind of guidance that parables used to impart. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 12, 2017
D+ 17% The Crash (Jekyll Island) (2017) The Crash fumbles between bad diatribe and bad domestic drama, complete with subplots about absent parents and childhood cancer. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 12, 2017
D+ 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Coming off a long overdue reunion with Whit Stillman in the Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship, Kate Beckinsale returns here to the role that has been wasting her gifts as a comic actor for going on 14 years. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 9, 2017
C- 32% Railroad Tigers (2017) It takes a special anti-talent to make a movie that's hard to follow out of material this broad. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 5, 2017
B 82% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies, the most interiorized of English filmmakers, shows his devotion through his fidelity to text, trying portray as much as he can of the poet's sad but notoriously uneventful life. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 30, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) It asks what the characters of a Cinemascope musical would have to dream about, and answers with a finale that lifts the film to a higher plane of wish fulfillment and melancholy. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 30, 2016
B+ 84% Silence (2017) Silence resists the pictorialism and sweep of a conventional historical drama, even as it can't resist some of the genre's oldest tropes. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 20, 2016
B- 95% Fences (2016) Washington gives a magnetic, layered performance, backed by a largely superb cast, most of whom reprise their roles from the Broadway revival of Wilson's classic. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 19, 2016
D 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Collateral Beauty is one of those cloying movies about learning to take the good with the bad that feels like it was made by aliens with little grasp of human life. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 15, 2016
B 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Edwards has created the rare Star Wars property that can be appreciated as a film. And it is about as violent and downbeat as Star Wars gets on the big screen-more downbeat than The Empire Strikes Back, in fact. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 13, 2016
F 0% Contract to Kill (2016) Overall, he gives the kind of performance traditionally associated with stars who died during filming. And yet, Seagal is in almost every scene. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 8, 2016
80% The Academy of Muses (La academia de las musas) (2016) The movie-which was made on a tiny budget with a non-professional cast and no crew to speak of-finds the critical discourse in poetry and vice versa. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) One can place Hansen-Løve's films within a tradition of sporadic and inconvenient character-centric narratives, which can create a vivid sense of life by sidestepping causality; her movies phase and accumulate instead of moving in straight lines. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 1, 2016
D+ 11% Man Down (2016) Man Down is too misbegotten to be rescued by Shia LaBeouf's Method lead performance; in fact, the most interesting thing about it is his masochistic commitment to the film. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 1, 2016
C+ 46% The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016) Mizgirev's script is an indigestible, soap-operatic mess of backstories, clichés, and the kind of ambiguous mystic overtones that have become an unbreakable addiction for Russian film. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 30, 2016
A 100% Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) If one were looking for a perfectly realized film, Au Hasard Balthazar would be as likely a candidate as any. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 22, 2016
C 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Aside from Beatty's performance, the only consistent thing the movie has going for it is ineffable strangeness; it seems to be trapped at the bottom of the chasm that separates its subversive aims from its nostalgic pursuits. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 22, 2016
B 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Like Ford's debut, Nocturnal Animals treats film as a medium of luxury, where the emotive and the self-indulgent cross paths. He is primarily a sensualist. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 17, 2016
C+ 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Is there an irony to the fact that Yates, who has become the de facto film interpreter of Rowling's stories, has shown the most gusto in the movie where he was given the least material to work with? ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 17, 2016
D- 0% The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016) I have walked out of better films. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 15, 2016
C 61% Snowden (2016) Stone collects all of the silliest clichés about computing in a grab-bag aesthetic that tries every kind of pointlessly filtered or grainy look, but can't seem to fake a convincing webcam shot. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 15, 2016
A- 80% Nocturama (2016) [A] bleak, desperate genre movie ... ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 15, 2016
C 0% The True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) [Wadlow's] direction is too tongue in cheek to create actual excitement or suspense, but doesn't aspire to a level of humor any deeper than intentional cliché. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 13, 2016
A 88% Elle (2016) Elle is a challenging film, but challenging precisely because it's entertaining, because it's laugh-out-loud funny, because it indulges its kinks. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 10, 2016
D 9% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016) Every expense has been spared: The sets are either claustrophobically limited or anonymously empty; the period detail is nonexistent; and the special effects are on par with a Syfy original. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 9, 2016
B- 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Dog Eat Dog avoids any relationship between character psychology and visual style; they jab against each other, angrily vying for attention, as a nihilistic commentary on crime movies and genre stories. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 3, 2016
B 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is full of broad characterizations and even broader gestures. But it takes a difficult position and holds to it, even as it piles on the shredded limbs, rotting corpses, and zings of sniper fire. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 3, 2016
C+ 19% Inferno (2016) Brown's stories are defined by their almost surreal fuddiness, a mix of conspiracy-nut mumbo jumbo and banality that is more or less encapsulated by the idea of something called "Ron Howard's Inferno." ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 27, 2016
C 79% By Sidney Lumet (2016) By Sidney Lumet has no clue how to make a case for its subject's movies. Lumet (filmed in 2008, some years before his death) can't separate good from bad in his work, and neither can director Nancy Buirski. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 27, 2016
B+ 94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Perturbed and darkly funny ... ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 21, 2016
C+ 77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) A by-the-numbers spaghetti Western that's kind of slow and uneventful-and the world has no shortage of those. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 20, 2016
D 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Almost parodically generic, starting with its absurd title. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 20, 2016
B- 60% Desierto (2016) Call it "bordersploitation." As in so many of those scratched-up B films of eras past, what matters is the cultural anxiety exploited to fulfill the movie's quota of cheap thrills. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 13, 2016
C 53% Mascots (2016) The only thing Mascots has to be is laugh-out-loud funny, and yet, most of the time, the only things it elicits are reflexive chuckles and a sense of creeping boredom. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 13, 2016
B 93% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Téchiné has made one of his simplest and most elemental films, which is both Being 17's most arresting feature and its weakness. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 6, 2016
C+ 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) It's artificial without a hint of intentional façade: No home looks lived in and no conversation feels like it could have occurred outside of a laboratory environment. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 6, 2016
B+ 79% The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) Whatever The Alchemist Cookbook has to express, it expresses through scenes that feel as though someone were dared to do something while a camera rolled, in the near-extinct tradition of the transgressive underground movie. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 5, 2016
C+ 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) A poor man's Towering Inferno, despite the hefty $156 million budget. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 29, 2016
D 29% Passage to Mars (2016) Unable to develop any of the team members as personalities or to evoke the supposed otherworldliness of its arctic setting, it becomes a testament to the fact that a sense of wonder doesn't mean jack without the talent or art needed to express it. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 29, 2016
B+ 96% The Age of Shadows (Mil-jeong) (2016) While the notion of a cop and perp who could be friends under different circumstances is nothing fresh, The Age Of Shadows puts its own spin on it. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2016
C 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Occasional one-liners and nihilistic truisms are all that the cast has to work with, and they don't give much in the way of characterization. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2016
C 29% Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête) (2016) Belongs to the most rote category of interpretations, hinting at nothing darker than a fascination with sulking bad boys bored by wealth. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2016
D 15% The Wild Life (2016) The sort of uninspired international pre-sales item that usually goes straight from a basement booth at the Cannes film market to a Netflix parent's peripheral vision. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 8, 2016
A- 85% Sully (2016) [A] plainspoken and disarmingly delicate conception of heroics, which might be Eastwood's best work since Million Dollar Baby. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 7, 2016
C 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) None of it ... comes within spitting distance of the original's highs, like its dance sequence, so awkwardly staged and poorly directed that it actually becomes charming. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 1, 2016
C- 35% Max Rose (2016) The elderly Jerry Lewis cuts a more poignant and vulnerable figure than Max Rose deserves. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 1, 2016
D 12% The Sea of Trees (2016) This is Van Sant's nadir: a sophomoric metaphysical drama that benefits from the director's pictorial eye (the forest looks fittingly ominous), but succumbs to the sentimentalism that has long been his Achilles' heel. ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 25, 2016
C 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Though writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz's choice to portray boxing as a mostly mental sport-the art of psyching out an opponent without tripping yourself up-gives it some novelty, the movie is left grasping for a through-line. ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 25, 2016
C+ 87% Mia Madre (2016) The most personal parts of Mia Madre are also the most thinly conceived. ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 25, 2016