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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
C- 36% I Feel Pretty (2018) Amy Schumer plays yet another shallow New Yorker with self-esteem issues in I Feel Pretty, but it seems that with each starring role, the characters become more pitiful and the life lessons more corny.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
C- 50% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Mostly, Friedkin does the talking, never missing an opportunity to strain credulity or flaunt his credentials, which in this case begin and end at directing The Exorcist.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
C 46% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) The real problem is that the movie is never laugh-out-loud funny (its best gag involves the filmmaker repeatedly breaking his famous glasses) and is too simplistic to work as drama or elaborate homage.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
C- 15% Submergence (2018) An objectively bad movie, paradoxically ponderous and pointless.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B- 78% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2017) Dumont's early work suggested a director who wanted to be the heir to Robert Bresson and the aforementioned Dreyer, titans of formal discipline and transcendent doubt. Now he wants to be Andy Kaufman.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
B- 77% Beirut (2018) The screenwriterly ironies and jaundiced attitude toward international politics at least keep moving-enough to make this efficient, quality hackwork seem like a throwback to an earlier generation of Hollywood thrillers.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
B- 78% Chappaquiddick (2018) Here is a family that entrenched itself in the American imagination by campaigning on symbolism, and Chappaquiddick hits its better strides when it turns the camera on the relationship between its stars and script doctors.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
C- 69% Finding Your Feet (2018) Finding Your Feet doesn't have much to recommend it apart from its grossly overqualified cast, led by Imelda Staunton and Timothy Spall.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
C- 16% Midnight Sun (2018) The authentic Sparks movies at least tend to be howlers, with shamelessly overcomplicated narratives and risible twists. Midnight Sun, on the other hand, is straightforward and trite.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
C 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Simply put, it lacks its predecessor's curiosity about its world-its fascination with colorful backdrops and machines.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B- 79% Unsane (2018) Most of the thrills here come from watching one of our canniest directors perform rattling wheelchair dollies on a waxed hospital floor while over-punctuating video-noisy close-ups and cheesy music cues.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
C+ 22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) The dialogue errs on the side of the didactically obvious: "You are here because you hate your country. I am here because I love mine."‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
C+ 45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) The film never rises to the promise of its awesomely literal title. The stakes are as soggy as the scenery.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
B 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Who knows whether it's intentional, but the leaden foot-dragging and fake-out jump scares of this first section make the brazen, entertaining slash-for-slasher's-sake action that follows seem even more like an exercise in audience complicity.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) There's an irony here: In the interest of dramatic expediency, Iannucci has made the power players of The Death Of Stalin look more competent and more decisive than their real counterparts.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
A- 100% The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) The Chronicle Of Anna Magdalena Bach disregards most conventions of costume drama to ask some very human questions about history, what it takes to be an artist, and what movies can tell us about ourselves.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
C+ 88% Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2018) For someone so gloomily aware of his own privilege, Wilkerson spends a lot of the film playing dumb and speculating-a writer's trick for giving shape to a piece with a thesis and no conclusion.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
D 15% Mute (2018) With an insipid script, no narrative line, and a cast of unlikable characters, Mute has to get by on looks-neon Cold War hand-me-downs with all the workmanship of journeyman TV.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
C+ 54% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) From its lifelessly anachronistic English dialogue to its Masterpiece Theatre lighting and production design, The Young Karl Marx tries to filter radical thought through the pace and aesthetics of a middlebrow drama.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
D+ 25% Samson (2018) A bargain-bin biblical epic that delivers the requisite mass-murder-by-ass-jaw as a cheapjack approximation of Zack Snyder-esque pomp, but is for the most part clinically dull.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B 96% Black Panther (2018) It's taken a decade and 18 films, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally produced a superhero movie that feels like it was ripped from the pages of a comic book.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
B- 82% Early Man (2018) For all its humor, Early Man can't overcome the limitations of its premise-one of Park's less fruitful genre mashups.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
C- 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Performances in Eastwood films are usually uneven, but here his hands-off directing style shows no mercy ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
C+ 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Much has been made over the years about Abrams' "mystery box," a storytelling model of pure tease. In the case of The Cloverfield Paradox, it's just a fancy word for "junk drawer."‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
C 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Bilal ends up grasping for kitsch as it tries to awkwardly squeeze its faith into a very different, often hostile popular form.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
C+ 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Regardless of its high aims, most of what The Insult offers-unlikely last-minute reveals, argumentative lawyers, stone-faced judges-is the stuff of a diverting, junky courtroom drama.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
B 81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) Crime always reveals something about its perpetrators, and in this collection of scheming characters and dumpy locales, one finds a wide sample of social caricatures.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
C+ 82% A Ciambra (2018) The result is busy, murky, and remote.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B- 41% Den of Thieves (2018) It's derivative and drowning in stagnant machismo, but stark enough to work.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
C+ 54% 12 Strong (2018) Contents itself with peddling the same crap about pure valor and warrior ethos that's been around since wars were actually fought on horseback-and it doesn't even have the decency to reward viewers a rousing cavalry charge.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
B 91% Dim the Fluorescents (2018) Fluorescents' showy camera moves and full-jazz-hands theater-kid dorkiness are a tonic against the excessively muted naturalism that has come to define indie style.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
B 57% The Commuter (2018) The Commuter's script may not be an exercise in fool-proof logic (the actual plot makes almost no sense in retrospect), but its politics are consistent-a rare quality for a contemporary thriller.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Beasts of the Southern Wild trades in quasi-folkloric whimsy, fantastical contraptions, and a very slick and deliberate sort of visual roughness. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
94% Sun Don't Shine (2013) What Seimetz accomplishes is a unity of camera style, acting style, editing style, and narrative rhythm; it's no small feat to make a small film this smartly assured.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
45% To Rome with Love (2012) Woody Allen's new film is relaxed, easy-to-digest, light entertainment-middle-brow fluff done right.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
93% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Anderson's movie is a musical, composed work about how all of the instruments play together; what it achieves is a rare harmony of form, tone, and subject.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
No Score Yet Dragon Eyes (2012) When it all gets pared down to characters confronting one another (and their own endurance) within a space, it takes on a certain kinetic grandeur.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
78% Shame (2011) Shame wears its emptiness like a badge of honor; McQueen is trying for banal blankness, and though he succeeds in that respect, you kind of wish that a filmmaker would aspire to do more than just say nothing.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
80% The Grey (2012) What The Grey suggests is that Carnahan is a once-in-a-blue-moon kind of filmmaker: extremely capable within a genre, but also willing to think about it critically.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Tinker, Tailor is a smart-but-hardly-heady genre piece which picks a handful of influences and boils them down to into pliable notions that can then be used to form a style; as far as utterly derivative filmmaking goes, it's pretty damn good.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
87% In the Fog (2013) In an era when vague is en vogue-when filmmakers are more likely to find acclaim for posing big questions than for trying to answer them-In the Fog stands out for being resoundingly unambiguous.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
43% La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It) (2013) Without de la Iglesia's rough edges, the film can't really work as a satire; instead, it has to make do with being a well-made, eccentric comic melodrama-which, frankly, isn't all that bad.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
47% Bullet to the Head (2013) At times it feels as though the whole thing has been scrubbed clean of anything resembling theme.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
93% Barbara (2012) Conventional thrillers operate by being stingy with details. Petzold does the opposite; the result is a tense, controlled film that never feels constricting.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
54% Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) The closure Day of Reckoning offers Adkins' character is as bleak and challenging a worldview as you'll find in a contemporary American film.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
91% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) Stripped of the extra-textual baggage so central to the interpretation, what does Zero Dark Thirty amount to? A film about a system which is created to avenge an attack but whose primary purpose becomes self-justification and then self-perpetuation. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
74% Road To Nowhere (2011) These jigsaw pieces don't fit together.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
B 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 never betrays the sweet-tempered worldview of its source material, the long-running series of children's books written by the late Michael Bond.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
B 61% Before I Wake (2018) Horror movies that exploit broad childhood phobias about bedtime lights-outs and basement chores are a dime a dozen, but it's really refreshing to find one made with a parent's curiosity and concern for a child's point of view.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
C- 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) A clumsy and internally confused sequel ... offers strictly mechanical jolts.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018