Joel Keller

Joel Keller
Joel Keller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cinematical Decider

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The Inventor is a fascinating look at a person who lives by the George Costanza mantra "It's not a lie if you believe it." Only this isn't Monk's Diner, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
86% I Am Richard Pryor (2019) Skims over a lot of stuff... Watch Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, instead. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
83% Girl (2018) Monsecour's context makes Dohnt's direction, and Polster's performance, all the more remarkable for its subtlety and compassion. Just be ready to sit through a few rough scenes. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
77% Juanita (2019) Stream it for Alfre Woodard's performance, but prepare yourself to wonder just what kind of movie you watched when its over. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) William Kamkwamba's story is fascinating, and Chiwetel Ejiofor tells it well in his first directorial effort. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
56% Yucatán (2018) Yucatán goes down easy, but it's still too long with too many coincidences to make it worth your while. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Drug King (2018) The Drug King is ambitious! It's also derivative. And funny! And familiar. It's an epic! But it feels about 20 minutes too long. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
43% Paris Is Us (2019) Despite its ambitions and humble beginnings, Paris Is Us is still a surreal slog in search of a plot. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
50% The Tree of Blood (El árbol de la sangre) (2018) The Tree Of Blood is 138 minutes long, but doesn't drag. As involved as you'll get in the story, though, it takes a bit of mental energy to put all the pieces together. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
89% O.G. (2018) Wright's performance in O.G. is one of the more compelling ones we've seen this year, and the film itself lets viewers look at a view of prison life that's as realistic as anything we've seen. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
92% Paddleton (2019) Paddleton is a pretty quiet and simple movie, but you'll get sucked in by Andy and Michael's friendship, and the literally life-and-death the two choices have to make. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
100% United Skates (2018) United Skates shows a subculture that needs some promotion, has a great soundtrack, good interviews, and shows dance moves that can give you chills. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
No Score Yet The Many Lives Of Nick Buoniconti (2019) Anyone who knows Buoniconti will want to watch this, not only to find out about his multi-faceted life, but to see that he's still a fighter, even as his health declines. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
No Score Yet Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History (2019) Kevin Hart's Guide To Black History is funny enough, very informative, and a pretty fun way to spend an hour with your kids. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
88% Dear Ex (2018) Dear Ex has good performances and a story that should be relatable to anyone who has gone through family problems as a kid. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
93% High Flying Bird (2019) You may not really get into High Flying Bird until about halfway through its 90-minute runtime, but the payoff is worth the wait. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
64% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw is neither scary nor funny, and its satire completely misses its target. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
57% Ánimas (2018) Watching Animas definitely requires patience, and its twists are fairly easy to guess. But once all is revealed, it's a scary ride to the end of the film. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
24% Polar (2019) Polar is too long and too silly to spend two hours on, despite a fine performances from Mikkelsen and Hudgens. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
85% Soni (2018) Soni effectively communicates how frustrating it is to be a woman in a highly patriarchal society, even while women are speaking up in other parts of the world. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
38% Close (2019) Close is a mess of a movie that likely started out with good intentions, but makes little sense by the end. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
81% Brexit (2019) Brexit is an OK document of the shocking election, with Cumberbatch giving his usual fine performance. We just wish the movie was more balanced. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
91% Fyre (2019) A pretty unsparing look at a music festival failure that made Woodstock '99 look like a tea party by comparison. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
32% Io (2019) Stream it, mainly for the performances of Qualley and Mackie, and for the mercifully straightforward plot. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
40% Revenger (2018) Don't expect anything mentally taxing, but if you just want to see someone kicking ass, Revenger is the film for you. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
77% Fyre Fraud (2019) Fyre Fraud is a fascinating examination of social media influencers, millennials who get hooked on their feelings of FOMO, and a modern-day con artist who will likely learn nothing from this or his prison sentence. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
53% The Last Laugh (2019) It's a classic "watch while folding laundry" movie, with a few laughs and an earnest performance from Dreyfuss. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
No Score Yet Click and Collect (2018) It's a fun movie, even if it's a little predictable. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
No Score Yet El Potro: Lo mejor del amor (2018) Unless you're a Rodrigo fan, the story of his rise to fame, at least in this film, isn't interesting enough to devote two hours of your life to. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
92% And Breathe Normally (2018) It's definitely a quiet, deliberate film. But And Breathe Normally has two fine lead performances and the central friendship that develops feels earned. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
100% Lionheart (2018) A feelgood story the entire family can watch, and Nnaji's performance makes you want to see Adaeze win in the end. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
No Score Yet 5 Star Christmas (Natale a 5 stelle) (2018) SKIP IT. It's not a Christmas movie, it's not overly funny, and it's only a mediocre farce. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
93% The American Meme (2018) Stream it, especially if you want a dose of bracing reality about some of your favorite viral stars. Or if you just want to see lots of scenes of Fat Jewish mostly naked. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
No Score Yet Battle (2018) Because of the quality of the dancing, the great soundtrack, and the chemistry between the two leads, you'll be engaged in Battle despite the predictable plot. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
No Score Yet Crossroads: One Two Jaga (2018) Stream it, if only to get a gritty look at corruption and crime in Malaysia's biggest city. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
95% Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) (2018) It's got its flaws, but if you pay close attention, Time Share is an entertaining squirm-fest. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
82% The Angel (2018) A good introduction to the thorny and complicated relationship between Egypt and Israel, told from the perspective of a real-life hero to both countries. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
93% The World Is Yours (Le monde ou rien) (2018) A fun movie with a ton of good comedic performances. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
67% The Tribe (La tribu) (2018) Stream it if you want to watch something light that will put a smile on your face. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
80% Nothing to Hide (Le jeu) (2018) Nothing To Hide has good performances, an appealing cast and a good balance of funny, touching and dramatic moments. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
80% May the Devil Take You (Sebelum iblis menjemput) (2018) There's enough of a story to make all of the scary stuff mean something, which is a lot to say for a horror movie. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
No Score Yet The Crew (Braqueurs) (2015) The Crew has lots of action and gunfire, some scenes of which are genuine surprises. But there's really not much of a story to sink your teeth into. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
94% CAM (2018) The 93 minutes go by quickly, and it's a fun peek into a world that not many of us (hopefully) know much about. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
92% The Price of Everything (2018) Any insight into the mysterious world of contemporary art is worth watching. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) A more straightforward doc would have served the film better, and likely made people who chose to watch it before Wind more curious about the film itself. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) It's a surprisingly poignant film, despite its chaotic nature, and when things click in, it holds your attention. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
77% Dovlatov (2018) The movie is full of fine performances, but there's a whole lot of talking and a whole lot of repetition without much of a plot. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
33% Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) A movie that's 30 minutes shorter with half the characters would have made for a fun action drama. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
90% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Gyllenhaal's performance, along with the understated performance of Sevak as the shy prodigy Jimmy, are compelling enough to watch to make the movie's flaws less problematic. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
67% On My Skin (Sulla mia pelle) (2018) While the performances are excellent, On My Skin is too slow to give the story of Stefano Cucchi justice. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018