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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
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
C+ 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) This is the conundrum of Power Rangers: The closer it gets to fantasy spectacle, the less imaginative it becomes.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
B- 96% I Called Him Morgan (2017) All we have are the known facts, and that is all that I Called Him Morgan provides in the end.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
C 76% T2 Trainspotting (2017) There is one scene that conjures the spirit of the original.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B- 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Koreeda is deeply fond of his characters, and he never tires of letting them find measures of bliss in small things and compromises.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
B+ 100% Taipei Story (Qing mei zhu ma) (1985) It may not be the complete masterpiece that it has sometimes been hailed as-only a terrifically accomplished and affecting film that is one of many possible entry points into the work of a great filmmaker.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart makes the scenes of her character's day-to-day life seem unrehearsed and intimate, as though the movie were peering in on someone whose thoughts were always someplace else.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B- 81% Actor Martinez (2017) [A] funny, low-key head-scratcher ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
C 33% The Last Word (2017) That it starts off promisingly and then seems to drop off in quality has more to do with MacLaine's performance than with Pellington's fitful direction or Stuart Ross Fink's cutesy script.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
D 21% The Shack (2017) Most of its running time is taken with mollifying conversations between Mack and the movie's New Age-meets-Bible Belt oversimplifications of the Holy Trinity. It fits right into a long tradition of quasi-mystical pseudo-parables.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C- 19% Table 19 (2017) It's as tired as "The Breakfast Club remade with adults" implies.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C 39% Wolves (2017) Freundlich's forte (if it can ever be called that) lies in giving hackneyed films a veneer of sophistication, nabbing overqualified actors, and giving thankless roles to talented women ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
C 22% Collide (2017) Unexceptional, a hodgepodge of corny voice-over and repetitive, anticlimactic plotting, with Hoult and Jones miscast as a couple of party-hardy American expats.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
C 39% Rock Dog (2017) It took nine people to write the cheap-looking animated film Rock Dog, and not one of them ever stopped to consider the fact that the dog of the title never rocks.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
C- 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) At least this cloying attempt to stir nationalist and diasporic pride is good for the occasional, inadvertent laugh.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
B- 35% The Great Wall (2017) Think of the result as The 13th Warrior as remade by Leni Riefenstahl.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
C 27% Fist Fight (2017) Nothing that happens in Fist Fight suggests any relationship to the realities of money or the human body, or even the basic rules of space and time. But who cares, right?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
D 29% In Dubious Battle (2017) A John Steinbeck adaptation so conventionally dismal that it makes one better appreciate the artsy, dawdling garbage that is the actor turned dilettante's usual stock in trade.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
B+ 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Wick has become an Orpheus figure, with killing as his art. He punches lit cigarettes straight into henchmen's mouths and pins assailants down with the barrel of his shotgun while he reloads for a point-blank shot to the chest.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
C+ 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Anderson is an artist of zombiod head-shots and secret testing facilities, and Jovovich is his muse. But they can't all be masterpieces, can they?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
C+ 50% Kung-Fu Yoga (2017) Tong embraces garish, conspicuous kitsch.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) It leaves a heck of an impression.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 75% Split (2017) Split is funnier, campier, and more freewheeling than anything its writer-director has done-slightly overlong, but reminiscent of Brian De Palma films like The Fury and Femme Fatale in its refusal to be boring.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
C+ 46% Detour (2017) Detour is just film-school-ish synthesis, right down to the cinematography-midterm shot lit through venetian blinds and the anachronistic analog static on the motel room TV ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
B- 18% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
B 92% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
D+ 17% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
C- 31% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
B 80% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
B+ 85% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
B- 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
C 55% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
B 73% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
D- 0% The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016) I have walked out of better films.‐ AV Club
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
A- 81% Nocturama (2016) [A] bleak, desperate genre movie ...‐ AV Club
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
A 90% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016