Jake Kring-Schreifels

Jake Kring-Schreifels
Jake Kring-Schreifels's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine The Film Stage

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T-Meter Title | Year
B- 76% Eight for Silver (2021) Its politics and perspectives regarding the slaughter of Romani people are confusing and lack a moral center, but Ellis has found a revitalizing twist on folklore and an enticing platform for his actors. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
C+ 67% Searchers (2021) What's missing here is a sense of direction - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
C 89% Together Together (2021) Her insular drama operates at a consistent slow burn-it has just enough steam to keep you interested without ever bubbling over into interesting. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
B 100% The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet (2021) Sebastian's transitional journey-stitched together from several years of footage-takes precedence over any sense of narrative arc. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
C+ 69% How It Ends (2021) It's hard to navigate around How It Ends' meta nature. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
A- 100% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) In many ways, it's a miracle. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
C+ 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) The movie's opulence seems specifically programmed in a time of emptiness, a welcome, overstuffed epic attempting to course-correct a vanquished summer season. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
B- 81% The Wanting Mare (2020) The Wanting Mare is a soft and silent seduction, an alluring yet unfulfilling poetic fable that leaves you wanting more. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
B 89% Robin's Wish (2020) A lean, intimate, and slightly incomplete documentary about Williams' final years and months. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
B 94% John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) At its best, Good Trouble offers a painful reminder that voter suppression continues to affect plenty of states and districts. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
B+ 83% The Way Back (2020) Ben Affleck is going for it in a way that suggests he already has before, just never on the screen. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
C- 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Much like its redesigned, back-to-the-cartoon look, Sonic never really tries to be its own thing. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B 91% Some Kind of Heaven (2021) The characters Oppenheim finds are compelling enough to stay invested in the ways they navigate this "Disneyland of retirement," a phrase used by its original owner Harold Schwartz. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B+ 95% Palm Springs (2020) Palm Springs doesn't get bogged down by extemporaneous storylines and marginal characters, traits that often plague small comedies like this. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B- 38% Downhill (2020) Despite its safer bets, Faxon and Rash have made a fine movie-perceptive, sensitive, and inoffensive. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
C 44% Four Good Days (2021) A tired and trialed tale of drug addiction, and the devastating decisions made to conquer it. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) There's little backstory about this titular character... Lorraine is, in many ways, the summation of Theron's fearless career of characters, finally given the proper platform to exist. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
63% The Sandlot (1993) It throws a proverbial curveball at convention, relying instead on baseball's ultimate companion - nostalgia - to pluck its emotional and memorable strings. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
6.5/10 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Last of the Enforcers' real strength is that it doesn't forget Eva, nor does it corner her into a nagging obstacle in the way of Doug's ultimate joy. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4.8/10 32% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) [From the Land of the Moon] makes for a rather tedious exploration of a rebellious and repressed spirit. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.9/10 10% The Gracefield Incident (2017) "Do you have to film everything?" That's the opening line of dialogue in The Gracefield Incident, the first feature film from Mathieu Ratthe, which, over the course of 90 minutes, never properly answers that question. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
5.8/10 68% The Journey (2017) The result is a well-acted, well-reasoned two-hander that struggles to swerve around the contrivances of the genre. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017