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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, AV Club, Ebert Presents At The Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 92% Dunkirk (2017) It's at once minimalist and maximalist, cynical and dopey, a big-boy white elephant art film that is actually a lean and mean suspense set-piece machine.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
C+ 88% Santoalla (2017) A story is only as interesting as what can be drawn from it, and Becker and Mehrer seem reluctant to draw too much, perhaps realizing the confines they have to work within; even at a scant 83 minutes, the movie feels over-stretched.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
B- 54% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) There isn't a moment in this ludicrous, lushly self-indulgent movie that doesn't feel like its creator is having the time of his life.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
B- 97% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) A bildungsroman, something along the lines of The Sorrows Of Young Alejandro: heartbreak, unrequited love, initiation, artistic self-discovery.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
C 73% To the Bone (2017) Somewhere in trying to externalize a character's problems through corny and ham-fisted subplots, it loses her altogether.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) An audacious, idiosyncratic piece of blockbuster filmmaking: a mix of Pixar, revenge Westerns, and Apocalypse Now ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
C 81% The Rehearsal (2016) Such a hodgepodge of arthouse references, arch distancing effects, and emotionally vacant wide-screen compositions that one could easily mistake it for an awkward debut film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
D 18% The House (2017) The pace is hectic, but the jokes just aren't there.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
C 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Does the sight of a mulleted figure in shoulder pads blasting away his foes with a weaponized keytar sound mildly amusing? Congratulations, you'll be able to sit through this.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B 85% Okja (2017) Okja veers wildly, but never stalls; if Bong ... never squares the film's satirical means with its sentimental ends, he at least throws the weight of his considerable filmmaking talent behind both.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
B 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) A selective, eccentric survey of the richest periods of French moviemaking and, by extension, film in general.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
C+ 89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) Won't be seen by anyone who it might shock and won't surprise anybody who's spent more than a few days around a trendy film festival sidebar.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
C 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Shapeless mounds of parts and pistons, slugging and slicing each other in front of ruins and spaceships as they gush sparks and dribble oily green robot juice.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
C 23% The Book of Henry (2017) What Trevorrow and screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz have created is just a feature-length put-on that flirts queasily with fascism.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D 22% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) A tiresome imitation of smart-alecky Shane Black whodunits like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Last Boy Scout.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C+ 90% Maudie (2017) Once the years and decades start ticking by unacknowledged, the well-developed and subtle characterizations established by Hawkins and Hawke disappear into a cloud of aging makeup and incident ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
B 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Michell's style is handsomely professional and sometimes tasteful to a fault, but even when the movie loses its grasp on the sicker and more troubling undercurrents of its central relationship, it can coast by ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B- 100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) Frozen Time is at its best in moments ... when it uses Morrison's obsessive interest in cinematic detritus to express rather than inform.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
B- 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Though Beatriz At Dinner goes for its share of low blows against the vapidly white and well-to-do ... its small pleasures lie in the way it sidesteps cheap caricature.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
C- 49% Churchill (2017) If only the sole purpose of Churchill weren't to take ol' Winnie off the plinth and make him seem like a little more of a flesh-and-blood man-a goal the movie fails on account of being inert, decorous, and almost absurdly repetitive.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
B 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) In its most spirited moments, Captain Underpants is smart enough to recognize that being dumb can be its strongest asset.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
B 83% Hermia & Helena (2017) Part of the charm of Hermia & Helena is in the way it freely and randomly plays with form, employing luxuriantly slow dissolves, unexpected snatches of superimposed text, and even a black-and-white film-within-the-film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
C 54% War Machine (2017) The tone of War Machine is overwhelmingly smug ... but the film is short on specific targets and its reading of the state of modern war is as dry as sand.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
C+ 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Sparrow even jumps over a shark in Dead Men-a zombie shark, but a shark nonetheless.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
C+ 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) James' essentially humanist mode of documentary filmmaking can't cut through the surface of the surface.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B 82% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2017) The film boasts one of Diaz's most dramatically conventional, involving, and satisfying narratives.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
C+ 81% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) Afterimage suffers from a clunky script and an overdetermined formal palette.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
B+ 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) There are long sections of Alien: Covenant that amount to the best filmmaking Scott has produced in decades. By the standards of contemporary blockbusters, it's a very deliberate film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
C+ 35% Snatched (2017) Snatched is a movie in the flimsiest sense; in terms of craftsmanship, the best that can be said is that it clears the very low bar set by the typo in the expository opening crawl.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
C+ 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Though King Arthur gives him a chance to over-indulge his well-established taste for randomly speed-ramped action, Ritchie can barely muster any behind-the-camera enthusiasm for the high-fantasy elements.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
C+ 83% Risk (2017) It's a patchy and seemingly unfinished film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B 86% The Lovers (2017) Much of what makes The Lovers so compelling is the way it observes the differences between Mary and Michael, two people who are escaping the same marriage in the same way for different reasons.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Likable and irreverently funny for what it is.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
C 38% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) How To Be A Latin Lover is basically an Adam Sandler movie without the Happy Madison shingle.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
C- 21% Rupture (2017) What sinks the film is Shainberg's insipid direction.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
C+ 95% Tramps (2016) The plot and characterizations are as self-consciously phony as anything in the early French New Wave, but minus the experimental intent, the commentary on genre and the gaze, or the extreme personal investment.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) A high-pitched, ululating fart of a movie, coming from an art filmmaker once known for his miserablism.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C 50% The Promise (2017) What does a movie that can't even mount a competent horse chase-despite repeated attempts-have to say about the murder of 1.5 million people?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C 47% Sand Castle (2017) It's that paradigm shift of war in the buzzing age of mass media: There is literally nothing more horrific than war, and yet nothing seems to become overfamiliar more quickly through modern media saturation.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
A 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The cast is terrific, with a revelatory turn from Charlie Hunnam as Fawcett; the handsome English actor brings so much poise to the role that one can't help but think that he's been getting the wrong scripts for most of his career.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C+ 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) For something that is so flagrantly silly, F8 is awfully prone to lapses of self-seriousness and speechifying, with its own small zoo of animal-metaphor-based monologues.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
B- 93% Mimosas (2017) Laxe latches onto the innate "stranger in a strange land" quality of his star.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
C 69% Gifted (2017) What's left, once one accounts for the suffocating and stultifying plot mechanics? Polished cutesiness; attractive shots of beach sides; and a good, mostly underutilized ensemble cast.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C+ 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) The finest film ever made about the Smurfs.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C- 39% Aftermath (2017) The movie shows little interest in either dramatic context or the realities of human behavior.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
C 30% The Assignment (2017) Calling it disappointing would be an understatement.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
B 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Johansson's Kubrickian performance and the technical precision of the camera make its artifice seem almost haunting.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
C+ 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) It's such a conceptually fertile film that one wishes that it weren't also a bore.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B+ 95% Karl Marx City (2017) Essayistic and very effective.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
D- No Score Yet Slamma Jamma (2017) In that grand tradition of incompetent fly-by-night curios that goes back to the early years of the talkie, it is packed with abrupt melodramatic incidents, nonsensical subplots, and blurted dialogue.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017