Ira Madison III

Ira Madison III
Ira Madison III's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety MTV The Daily Beast
Publications: Variety, MTV, The Daily Beast, GQ

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
87% Thoroughbreds (2018) Beyond being terribly funny, it's wild as hell and aggressively grotesque. What makes it feel so sinister, however, is the way Finley employs Aristotle's unities. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
54% Blade (1998) The Blade franchise should be every bit entrenched in the cultural conversation. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Ryan Coogler's spectacular first foray into the Marvel universe is an absolute game-changer. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Even without explicit sex, the film is teeming with rebellious lust. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
79% All the Money in the World (2017) The juxtaposition of tenderness and ferocity in All the Money in the World makes it more than a mere thriller, it turns it into a caper that hooks your heart. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Sam Rockwell plays a violent and racist cop who finds redemption not through owning up to his crimes, but because he's determined to solve the mystery...it's an attempt at emotional manipulation that runs cold and a journey that's played for comedy. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson's Episode VIII is a true space opera-a masterful blend of humor, fun, and pathos that bares the souls of its characters and pushes the franchise to new heights. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) There are many themes in Dee Rees' beautifully rendered film Mudbound, which debuted on Netflix on Friday. But there are none more prescient, more timely than the ones that parallel the America we currently inhabit. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
27% Suburbicon (2017) Despite his own good intentions, Clooney has proven time and again that racism isn't something he truly understands, and something that he hasn't gone the extra mile to educate himself on. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
7% The Snowman (2017) Michael Fassbender as a detective named "Harry Hole." A serial killer who puts snowman heads on their victims. How the hell did this get made? - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
86% American Made (2017) What works best about Cruise in American Made is that it's a role seemingly scripted for him. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
91% La La Land (2016) The wayward side effect of casting Gosling as this jazz whisperer is that La La Land becomes a Trojan horse white-savior film. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
80% American Honey (2016) American Honey allows Star to be frankly sexual in a way that women are rarely empowered to be in films. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
98% Moonlight (2016) The beauty in Moonlight is how it manages to preserve black manhood by actively destroying performative masculinity at every turn. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
98% Get Out (2017) Peele uses Get Out to take control of black bodies and give black men in the audience an allegory that they've craved in horror for decades. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
50% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) The message is that the most marginalized in our society are worthy of friendship and capable of feats of heroism. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kingsman would do wonders focusing on telling a coherent story and making Egerton a sex symbol instead of cooking up new female body parts to violate. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) It's appropriate that Baby Driver is a quasi-jukebox musical-one whose marriage of jukebox and diner has been ingrained in the consciousness of American moviegoers. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
38% Kidnap (2017) The new thriller Kidnap sees the Oscar-winning actress do everything in her power to find her abducted child. It's a fun ride-but no career-changer. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
84% Detroit (2017) Detroit is a triumph when Bigelow documents a single night of horrors, but when she has to conjure up the souls of the men and women who awoke the next morning, the spirits of Detroit are silent. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
85% Beach Rats (2017) Hittman and the actors are working with a cold script that leaves you feeling empty long after you've left the theater. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Darren Aronofsky's latest, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is a horror film. And a damn fine one at that. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
10% Tulip Fever (2017) Weinstein claimed that Tulip Fever is "a smart film for adults." It's not. It's a very, very, very dumb film. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
91% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Trip is a riotous celebration of Black female sexuality. - The Daily Beast EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017