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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, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 96% Coco (2017) One might argue that Coco could stand to be weirder and more self-indulgent; the alternate reality it creates is entertaining and expansive. But then it wouldn't be a Pixar film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
31% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) Paul W.S. Anderson makes lively, unpretentious mid-budget genre movies fixated on video-gamey "cool" and distinguished by their leanness and their inventive-and sometimes even poetic-use of space. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
85% The Master (2012) ...the first hour or so of the movie constitutes the finest filmmaking of Anderson's career-go-for-broke virtuoso use of cinema as a medium.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
64% Predators (2010) Nimród Antal is a B-film classicist...whose skills have little to do with "delivering the goods" and a lot to do with bluntly, crisply delineating characters, actions, relationships and group dynamics.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
42% The Expendables (2010) A minor film on this sort of scale is always a major gesture.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
96% The Social Network (2010) An immaculate realization of clichés, a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit transmuted into a low-stakes male weepie, a bunch of college-movie stereotypes at play in a world of cruelly precise images...‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
7% Assassin's Bullet (2012) A martial-artist-turned-filmmaker, Florentine (born Yitzhak Florentin) has carved out a niche in the direct-to-video world as an old-school action director with a knack for choreographing and composing fight scenes. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
No Score Yet Yasha-ga-ike (Demon Pond) (2005) Formal playfulness (and Miike always plays within the form and never against it) springs out of a seriousness about human emotions, something Miike has in common with Alain Resnais.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
C- 61% The Star (2017) Never overcomes the impression that it exists only because it's guaranteed to make a certain sum of money.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
C- 40% Justice League (2017) The "new and improved" model looks claustrophobically like an over-priced TV pilot, and not in a good way. Say what you want about the tenets of brooding, art-school-fascist superhero worship, but at least it's an ethos.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B 92% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Like Lelio's breakthrough film, Gloria, A Fantastic Woman is at its most compelling as a conventional character study of an unconventional female lead.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
C+ 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Like the passable original, this formulaic comedy can't stop teasing the possibility of a funnier, smarter movie being made with the exact premise, central conflicts, and stars.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
C 54% LBJ (2017) This is definitely the wrong Commander In Chief to portray as an overgrown grumpy toddler, but that's how Joey Hartstone's simplistic script often characterizes him.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
C+ 36% Daguerrotype (Le secret de la chambre noire) (2016) An essential ingredient of Kurosawa's crepuscular style seems to have been lost in translation: his dream logic.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
B 59% The Foreigner (2017) The Foreigner is a good, lean cut of meat-in other words, a typical Martin Campbell movie, expeditious and cold-blooded in its cross-cut, cloak-and-dagger plotting and violence.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
C- 65% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Never hinting at the wit or philosophizing of the Pooh stories, the film mostly makes Milne look like an inexpressive hack.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
C+ 93% Spielberg (2017) Ehat do its 145 minutes (an appropriately Spielberg-ian chunk of time) really tell us about Steven Spielberg, aside from the fact that the man has made a lot of movies? Not much.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
B 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Unfolding as a series of thrift-shop-find vignettes, Faces Places has oodles of charm and moments of beauty, but lacks the essayistic point-of-view of Varda's best documentaries.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
C- 42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Remove the nonsensical characterizations and The Mountain Between Us becomes a cornball paean to rock formations and (mostly male) beauty.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
C 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) For the most part, the movie is too busy with its ungainly, underwhelming plotting to be even stupidly fun.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
B- 86% Darkest Hour (2017) There aren't thrilling dramatic insights to be found here, but Wright's showboating is unflaggingly watchable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
B+ 95% First Reformed (2017) Quieter and more sensitive than anything else Schrader has directed, with Ethan Hawke giving one of his finest and most moving performances in the lead role.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
B- 35% I Love You, Daddy (2017) Being a grown-up, as far as I Love You, Daddy is concerned, means picking your failures and frustrations; it picks to be too long and poky.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
C 95% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist is just barely a movie.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B+ 68% mother! (2017) It's almost unbelievable that something this narratively arty is being released as a mainstream horror movie, but the filmmaking ranks as some of Aronofsky's most skillful.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B- 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Though told in broad strokes, its version of the story deserves credit for never buying into the hype and surreal pageantry of the Astrodome showdown.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C- 31% The Current War (2017) The prevailing mood of The Current War is indifference; there's no point listing the crimes against the past committed by Michael Mitnick's dramatically inept script ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C 44% Downrange (2017) Downrange is trash, but in an almost elemental vein ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 88% Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja) (2017) A homegrown and unassumingly grotesque head-scratcher ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 95% Bodied (2017) Loosely a battle-rap All About Eve, but it's so thickly packed with technical and verbal dazzle that whatever biting point it might have had to make ends up completely lost.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
B No Score Yet Good Luck (2017) A striking documentary mood-piece by the American experimental director Ben Russell.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
B- 89% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Kaurismäki ... remains committed to dinge, tunelessly drowsy twang-rock, and self-plagiarizing shaggy-dog plots.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
C+ 50% Boris Without Beatrice (Boris Sans Béatrice) (2016) The movie is undermined by its conceptual maundering and impersonality; it can be clinical and opaque one scene, conventional and over-determined the next.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
D+ 23% Birth of the Dragon (2017) There's no reason a movie in which Bruce Lee and Steve McQueen (er, "Steve McKee") duke it out with Chinatown gangsters in mid-1960s San Francisco has any business being this joyless and dull.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
C+ 82% Beach Rats (2017) Despite [Hittman's] evocative styling and Dickinson's surprisingly assured lead performance, her sophomore feature remains confined in monotonous, psychologically shallow coming-of-age-drama indiedom.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
B+ 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) The movie lacks ostentation; it appears so simple and unworldly and unhip that one wants to protect it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C+ 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The only ones who seem to be truly enjoying themselves are Jackson and Reynolds-even during the boring parts where they have to talk about their feelings.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 58% Lemon (2017) A hack sitcom-complete with lame jokes about talent agents and commercial auditions and an overbearing Jewish family composed mostly of character actors-trying its hardest and loudest to come off as freakish and off-putting.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
C+ 16% The Dark Tower (2017) It would be a waste of everyone's time to go on about how this 95-minute movie deviates from the source. Let's just say it turns The Dark Tower into something generic, and leave it at that.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
D+ 36% Kidnap (2017) Utter, unabashed garbage.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
C 95% Step (2017) The particulars of even something as simple as stepping itself -- how the team actually choreographs their routines, for instance -- remain fuzzy, and by the end of this brief and breezy doc, much still remains unspoken or unexplored.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B- 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Theron owns it. She purrs every line and relishes every opportunity to crack her neck while reclining into a leather chair.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B- 83% Detroit (2017) There is even a reason to admire its dawdling moments: Among all the movies that wallow in the horrors of violence against America's black citizenry, there are few that devote this much time to grief.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B 47% Person to Person (2017) A sweet, light puff of a movie, Person To Person succeeds on the strength of its affection for shaggy-dog stories and the personalities who waltz in and out of them.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
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+ 83% 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- 49% 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- 94% 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 67% 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 93% 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