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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
27% Gamer (2009) Just spinning pictures on a string until they make a new picture and give you a bit of a headache.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
79% The Informant! (2009) What The Informant! knows is that "crook" is just a word. In capitalist society, it can be applied to everyone.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
71% Chelsea on the Rocks (2009) But Chelsea on the Rocks is a happy film-I find it hard to think of a movie released this year that's more optimistic.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
76% Invictus (2009) Invictus, like every good Eastwood film, is complexity by way of transparency.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
75% Greenberg (2010) It's not as substantial as it believes itself to be, but Greenberg is a good movie, and contrary to a lot of critical practice, good does not equal mediocre.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
30% Survival of the Dead (2010) This is exactly what makes Romero a great political filmmaker: when he condemns wrongs, he never assumes those wrongs exist on their ow. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Diagnosis: insufficient mayhem. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
57% Soom (Breath) (2007) Breath is more or less pointless-and yet, it's the Kim film I like the most because, paradoxically, it coheres the least.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
C+ 73% Hostiles (2018) It's an exercise in strained seriousness, the potential ironies and dramatic tensions lost in a repetitive, episodic, and politically vapid narrative.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
83% Shock Wave (2017) ... unapologetic piece of B-movie termite art...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
93% Our Time Will Come (2017) An important figure in the Hong Kong film renaissance of the 1980s, [director Ann] Hui remains under-appreciated abroad. Like many of her films, Our Time Will Come requires and rewards patience.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
94% Goodbye Solo (2009) Goodbye Solo is Bahrani's best film so far, better even than Chop Shop. The images produced by Michael Simmonds, his regular cinematographer, are more definitive, more miniature.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) In some ways, the movie seems pornographic, and it's because in its progression it captures, as though by accident, a certain innocence--that sort of innocence that ends up incriminating the audience.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
92% Munyurangabo (2009) Chung went and made a movie in Rwanda because it was possible and because he cared, and that's as good a reason as you can find for making a movie.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
97% Du Levande (You, The Living) (2007) It's absurd theater, but not the Theater of the Absurd; Andersson isn't hearkening back to Beckett, but past Molière and even Rabelais to Aristophanes and the old Greek comic poetry.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
53% Triangle (Tie saam gok) (2007) The beauty of the final showdown is that it's a form in which anything could happen. It's an emotional wilderness, a sort of invented environment that brings To closer to André Téchiné than either of his two co-directors here.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
21% Spread (2009) The basic elements only amount to a mildly entertaining film. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
C+ 78% The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) Despite the novel twist of making a stock supporting character like Lefty the unlikely focus of the story, Lefty Brown's ambitions remain as modest and muddled as its dirty earth-tone color palette.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
C- 5% Just Getting Started (2017) Dramatically and comically impotent.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
C+ 87% The Post (2018) A pile of muck (old muck, too) with no rake, Steven Spielberg's National Board Of Review-approved Nixon-era newspaper drama The Post lacks the exact thing it glorifies: a reporter's instinct for story.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
C+ 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Nothing against Stevens, but much of the role could have been performed by a cocker spaniel.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
B+ 97% 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
30% 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- 45% 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 94% 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+ 19% 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+ 46% 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 62% 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- 64% 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+ 94% 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 99% 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- 40% 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 52% 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- 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Wright's staging is often eye-catching, guaranteeing that the film remains unflaggingly watchable even in its plodding stretches.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
B+ 96% First Reformed (2018) 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- 38% 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 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) How did a story with this much potential get turned into something so unimaginative?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B+ 69% 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- 85% 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- 36% 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 40% Downrange (2017) Downrange is trash, but in an almost elemental vein ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 89% Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja) (2017) A homegrown and unassumingly grotesque head-scratcher ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017