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John Fink

John Fink
John Fink's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 93% Weirdos (2016) Landing somewhere between his brilliant character study Trigger and the frustrating, if not beautiful and heartbreaking This Movie is Broken, Weirdos is an endearing throwback to the moment where good kids engage in this kind of behavior.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B- 55% Duck Butter (2018) The real stars of the show are Shawkat and Costa, who sustain what might be in the wrong hands-for the sake of argument, let's just call them Joe Swanberg's hands-an insufferable relationship drama.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
D 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Not every Blumhouse outing will be another Get Out, but Truth or Dare is the lowest common denominator of PG-13 teen horror.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
C+ 21% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) Ambitious and deeply flawed, Acrimony may appeal to hardcore fans of The Room-it's not every day a melodrama comes along that's this fun precisely because it never takes itself seriously.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
B 100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) Workman's film is a gentle city symphony that provides a love letter to the five boroughs without much drama or tension.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
B- 82% Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) The foundation for a terrific, informative and bone-chilling documentary about where we currently are is here, but the problem is that we're still very much in the middle of this story.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Perfect (2018) A trippy take on genetic engineering, Perfect is a mind-altering film that, depending on the viewer's sensibilities, will either be an expressionist gem or a hollow exercise in style over substance. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
C+ 86% Fast Color (2018) Perhaps a more nuanced and understated picture that wasn't so quick to broaden its scope might have made for a more compelling experience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
C 50% Galveston (2018) Galveston looks and feels like a retread of moments borrowed from far better pictures.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
A- 100% Support the Girls (2018) It's a biting commentary on American labor and capitalism in the form of a mainstream crowd pleaser.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
A- 83% Relaxer (2018) A borderline masterpiece of "what the fuck" insanity, films that are simultaneously this absurd and this watchable are a feat.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
C+ 70% Most Likely to Murder (2018) Most Likely To Murder with its lame brain situations and surface-level comedy is mostly just an R-rated sitcom.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018) It leaves too many unanswered threads, attempting to at once demystify the creator and preserve the mystery around the creations that dominated his public persona.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
B+ 83% Sadie (2018) Sadie is a grim and moving character study grounded by exceptional performances. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
C 86% Social Animals (2018) The film celebrates youth culture without offering much in the way of critique.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
100% Pet Names (2018) A minor triumph of self-discovery even if it falls prey to a few of the usual tropes. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
B 80% More Human Than Human (2018) Like the scientists, practitioners, and artists featured here, More Human Than Human is just scratching the surface, and that's exciting enough.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
B 63% The New Romantic (2018) The New Romantic is the rare film presents these relationships without judgment offering up the good, bad, painful, and confusing as a matter of fact.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B 100% Operation Odessa (2018) The fact these guys are willing to talk on the record is of tremendous interest; if only the storytelling was a bit tighter.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B 100% Thunder Road (2018) Uncompromisingly challenging at times, Jim Cummings' feature-length adaptation of his award-winning 2016 short film Thunder Road offers a unique portrait of a tightly wound lawman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
B+ 83% Blockers (2018) The sex pact comedy subgenre has grown up and the future is female.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
B 100% On Her Shoulders (2018) On Her Shoulders is an essential documentary about an inspiring young woman and allies that still have a lot more work to accomplish.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
B 100% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty is an exhilarating, minimalist thriller that effectively sinks its hooks in, despite its bland, melodramatic title.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B 93% RBG (2018) Intimate without being obtrusive, RBG doesn't exactly demystify the Supreme Court so much as it brings us closer to one of its greats.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 100% Minding the Gap (2018) This is modern day John Cassavetes with tattoos and punk music.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B 91% Bugs (2016) While Bugs is a brief yet fascinating culinary adventure in the vein of some of the more extreme shows you'll find on cable TV, it never overstays its welcome nor does the filmmaking dive into full-fledged manipulative activism.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
B 85% Big Time (2017) Big Time is a slight yet intimate portrait of a modern genius.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B+ 97% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Hidden away for twenty years to protect Carrey, the footage is a fascinating master class in performance, the kind of thing that might not fly today in light of revelations of harassment.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
C 35% Jigsaw (2017) Jigsaw is hollow genre exercise from a series that once dared to dip its toe into the health care debate.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
D 14% Geostorm (2017) The gleefully absurd ingenuity of Geostorm stops at its title.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
B 83% American Satan (2017) A maddening hyper-nightmare of smoke, hypodermic needles, and hard rock that somehow is far more endearing than it ought to be.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
B No Score Yet Chemical Cut (2016) Conrad proves to a new voice in independent cinema that's worth watching.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
C- 18% The House (2017) All the best gags are assembled (by more skillful editors) in the trailers and seem to fall relatively flat in their proper context.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
B+ 95% Night School (2017) Night School is a triumphant and affecting film that explores the issue of inequality beyond the usual political, paternal talking points.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B 84% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) With its brisk running time, this is more or less a film you might want to see between dinner and a crepe.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B No Score Yet No Man's Land (2017) A riveting, comprehensive documentary that I only wish included more civilian voices.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
B 100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) Mixes science and inquiry with an intimate look at the personal trials and tribulations of Nye.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
C- 47% Everything, Everything (2017) Perhaps there's nothing worse than a film with a campy premise that takes itself too seriously. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 83% Blame (2018) An engaging debut that subverts the male gaze that might be associated with this kind of teacher/student relationship drama.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
B 86% Paint It Black (2017) While Paint It Black isn't quite as bold and as brilliant as its influences, it is none the less captivating, anchored by two stellar performances and sincere drama.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
B 55% Lowriders (2017) An earnest and well-acted character drama about family, conflicts, and common ground.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
D 36% Snatched (2017) You know you're in trouble when a frequent joke involves misunderstanding "come" for "cum."‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 13, 2017
B 93% School Life (2017) A gentle and often whimsical look at the art of raising children at Ireland's only primary boarding school.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B 84% Megan Leavey (2017) Megan Leavey is an ambitious, yet restrained drama that celebrates the military while refusing to punch up the melodrama and action as an aggressive male filmmaker may have.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
A- 100% Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017) Films such as this are essential, telling a deeper truth and inspiring further research.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
B 96% For Ahkeem (2017) An illuminating film about poverty that one hopes can be a call for action even if the film itself doesn't directly encourage advocacy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
B No Score Yet A Thousand Junkies (2017) Simultaneously absurd, playful, and horrific.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
C 50% Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (2017) His body of work stands on its own, and this picture feels like a supplemental extra rather than a definitive study or biography.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
B- 58% The Strange Ones (2018) Despite its overall narrative obliqueness, scene to scene The Strange Ones proves to be an engaging, well-made film masking the absurdity of its various levels and alternative realities.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
B 47% Brave New Jersey (2017) Brave New Jersey is an elegant work of Americana with a gentle charm that's hard not to be won over by.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017