J Hurtado

J Hurtado
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: ScreenAnarchy

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Butt Boy (2019) Butt Boy is a surprisingly effective slow burn that warms the audience up, like a frog in a pot of boiling water, before taking a hard left to full-on bizarro land as the end draws near. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit appeals to the best in all of us, and gives me hope that we can overcome our own struggles and just find a way to be good to one another. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
50% The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) (2019) The Golden Glove is a tremendous piece of work, an empathetic look at a pathetic wretch of a man and the trail of pain and chaos he left behind. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The Death of Dick Long is a black-as-pitch comedy with a surprisingly big heart that has instantly entered my list of favorites of the year. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
92% Jallikattu (2019) Jallikattu is one of the year's biggest discoveries. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) [F]or those committed to the story and the characters, it does deliver one hell of a massive climax, I just wish it didn't take so long to get there. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories delivers a genuine sense of dread, numerous solid scares, and a ton of very creepy atmosphere in a way that could easily make one forget that this is a ostensibly a movie for kids. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
80% Chiwawa (Chiwawa-chan) (2019) Chiwawa warms up an old formula with mediocre results - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
83% Mystery Of The Night (2019) It's very easy to recommend Mystery of the Night as an example of something exciting happening on the other side of the world that deserves attention. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) Gregory's Blood & Flesh is one of those documentaries manages to engage the audience by giving an little known but extraordinary story its due. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
57% DreadOut: Tower of Hell (2019) DreadOut is a solid outing from all of the cast and crew, and it manages to transcend its source material in a way that won't alienate those who've never heard of the game. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
80% 1BR (2019) There is no more difficult review to write than that of an okay film. There's nothing stellar about 1BR, and there is just as little that is offensively bad. It's fine. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet It Comes (2019) It Comes is a brilliantly told, complex, and surprising journey that is the cinematic equivalent of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
85% The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) I've seen a million zombie films, and The Odd Family still managed to surprise me several times, and that's no easy feat. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
73% The Incredible Shrinking Wknd (El increíble finde menguante) (2019) [A] micro level investigation of a love affair gone south that will find an empathetic audience absolutely riveted by its profound simplicity. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) There is nothing subtle about Hobbs & Shaw. It's a huge movie filled with huge action, huge laughs, huge leaps of logic, and in the end, huge feelings. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
95% The Deeper You Dig (2019) While I don't think it's going to take the world by storm, it's definitely a calling card for future projects by this little family band of filmmaking fanatics. I enjoyed The Deeper You Dig very much... - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
44% Critters Attack! (2019) It's bloody, it's silly, and it's a gory good time. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) Stuber is a really fun ride and a great way to pass ninety minutes with plenty of action and gags to keep the audience in stitches throughout. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
89% Article 15 (2019) Article 15 is a compelling thriller that keeps you guessing until right near the end, putting another feather in Sinha's cap with a remarkably solid thriller that addresses a significant social issue without sacrificing storytelling. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home is a thrilling teen-angst filled travelogue of tremendously tectonic trouble that never forgets what it is like to be a kid, even one who has saved the world several times. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Not quite a revelation, Midsommar is still a damn good film. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) Men In Black: International is forgettable fluff from outer space - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
78% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) In these days where it seems like new horror movies are a dime a dozen, it's wonderful to get something of substance that genuinely surprises, and this is it. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
80% Greener Grass (2019) Landing somewhere between the dreamy hellscape of Lynch's Blue Velvet and the joyous vulgarity of Waters' Polyester, Greener Grass occupies an odd space of its own in the annals of the suburban satire. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
61% Satanic Panic (2019) Satanic Panic fits right in with those mostly forgettable low budget features as yet another film that would've gone direct to video twenty years ago. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the all out action bash of the summer, and it's going to be a tough one to beat - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
89% Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Koirat eivät käytä housuja) (2019) [A] gem that is bound to have serious legs on the festival circuit, and with a little luck, on cinema screens around the world. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
92% The Unknown Saint (Le miracle du saint inconnu) (2019) Aljem's approach leaves room for the comedy to be created by the situation, rather than forced into the form of a punch line or a gag. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) This is an action lover's dream and I hope I never wake up. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu is probably the cutest film we'll get all year, but sadly, it's not enough to just be cute, you have to make sense, and that's where this film fails. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
86% Aamis (Ravening) (2019) Boldly and skillfully weaves elements of drama, romance, and horror together into a challenging tonal mix that certainly won't be for everyone, but works like a charm for me. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) This Hellboy May Be Fresh Out Of The Inferno, But He's Still Half-Baked - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) In spite of improving on every conceivable technical level, this new version of Pet Sematary fails spectacularly in the one department that really matters with a horror film, it's just not that scary - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
95% Boyz in the Wood (2019) It's a fantastic tromp through the highlands, a place where it's impossible get lost (because there are no corners), making it the perfect place to find yourself. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The Curse of La Llorona is a cheap attempt to capture a minority audience with a familiar folk tale that then bait-and-switches that audience into watching a regular-ass spool story - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
37% Tone-Deaf (2019) Bates sets his sights on the generation gap between the bootstrap Baby Boomers and the seemingly fragile Millennials, and leaves all attempts at subtlety behind. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
64% The Mountain (2019) The Mountain's effectively droll delivery of Alverson's philosophy really worked for me. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
91% Starfish (2019) A stylish sci-fi meditation on solitude that lingers with the audience long after the film is over. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
100% Come As You Are (2020) [A} surprisingly empathetic cross country sexcapade - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
100% Snatchers (2019) A film for fans who don't mind a few laughs punctuating their gore gags, Snatchers is definitely a crowd-pleaser that will have horror fans rolling in the aisles. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
59% Tales from the Lodge (2019) Tales From the Lodge is an amusing experience, but not quite a home run - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
100% Extra Ordinary (2020) Extra Ordinary delivers ooze and awws in equal measure, and I love it for that. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
70% The Changeover (2019) Subtle enough to draw in adult fans of dark fantasy, but relatable enough to appeal to young adult audiences, The Changeover is another in a long line of quality genre films from New Zealand. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
76% The Wandering Earth (2019) The Wandering Earth is a marvel of imagination, inspiration, execution, and excitement - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
No Score Yet Parallel (2018) More an exploration of the ethics of manipulating destiny than a single focused story, Parallel is an interesting take on the popular concept of the multiverse. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
No Score Yet I Am a Ghost (2013) I Am A Ghost made me thoroughly uncomfortable, which is some of the best praise I can give a horror film. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
100% Cat Sticks (2019) Cat Sticks makes poetry of pain and beauty of desperation - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
86% We Are Little Zombies (2019) We Are Little Zombies... is a candy colored pop explosion of ennui. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
No Score Yet Petta (2019) Petta is one for the fans, and this fan is happy. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019