J Hurtado

J Hurtado
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: ScreenAnarchy

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
50% 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
82% Midsommar (2019) Not quite a revelation, Midsommar is still a damn good film. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
22% Men in Black International (2019) Men In Black: International is forgettable fluff from outer space - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
91% 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
100% 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
43% 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
41% 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
83% 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
89% 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
67% 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
82% 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
18% 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
31% 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
27% 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
58% 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
92% 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 (2019) [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
56% 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 (2019) Extra Ordinary delivers ooze and awws in equal measure, and I love it for that. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
69% 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
75% 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
84% 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
93% Bumblebee (2018) This is the Transformers film we wanted all along - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) If you've already seen Deadpool 2 at full strength, it's still worth checking out to get a few belly laughs in during the Fred Savage cutaways, which are cleverly written and self-deprecating. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) [T]he best big screen Spider-Man yet. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) David Gordon Green has reframed the Halloween series in a new and interesting way that is sure to sate the bloodlust of the hardcore fans - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) [A] fascinating film that appeals to the best in us, while still managing to sate the worst in us and our thirst for blood and violence, and for that I salute it. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
86% Tumbbad (2018) A slow burn whose finale is wonderfully unexpected and yet fitting, Tumbbad is a great film and hopefully the start of a new trend in India. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
89% Diamantino (2019) Unlike anything you'll see this year, definitely worth seeking out and keeping an eye on the filmmakers; if this is what they do with their first feature, I can't wait to see what comes next. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
71% Manto (2018) Manto is an engrossing experience and one that finds itself perhaps more relevant today than it might've been even ten years ago. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
100% Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2019) A big, goofy cavalcade of crowd pleasing moments that add up to one of the most fun experiences I've had with a film this year. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
60% FP2: Beats of Rage (2018) Great for the existing fans, but I don't see this one necessarily making the impression that the original did. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
80% Apostle (2018) There is a lot to like in Gareth Huw Evans' ambitious folk horror tale, Apostle. The problem might be that there is just too much of everything to really fall in love. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
No Score Yet Dachra (2018) Dachra takes on a not entirely unfamiliar journey into a heart of rural darkness with a unique setting that will leave fans [...] satisfied - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
29% Venom (2018) A Cleaned Up, Toned Down, Baffling Misfire - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
93% Village Rockstars (2017) The atmosphere of Village Rockstars is so real that it almost feels like a documentary. Rim Das' direction is the opposite of fussy, allowing the characters and their actions to breathe on screen in a way that speaks to her affection for the subject. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) A boring, uneventful, downright ludicrous attempt to capitalize on less than four minutes of screen time in an infinitely better film. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders is a one joke film that runs out of laughs way too fast. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) The Meg is a ton of pre-historic scary fun, and the last big blast of the summer! - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018