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John Petkovic

John Petkovic
John Petkovic's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cleveland Plain Dealer

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) While it might be loaded with technology, it has been tamed to serve the story -- even if the humans in it are a bunch of cretins.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
A- 97% The Survivalist (2017) Who knows how it will end, if it will at all. But we do know this: The Survivalist rolls out a uniquely personal vision and makes for a stellar debut by Irish writer-director Stephen Fingleton.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B- 31% Salt and Fire (2017) Salt and Fire, you see, is well-made folly. And like cult camp classics of yore, it rolls out enough portent and absurdity to leave you snickering.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
A- 89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) While David Lynch: The Art Life might seem all too normal at first, it remains true to itself while getting (surprise, surprise) more than a tad odd as it goes along.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
A- 90% Frantz (2017) This is no war movie. This is no romance. It's something in between... as always seems to be the case with one of cinema's most eclectic stylists and idiosyncratic voices.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
A- No Score Yet Nightlife (Nocno zivljenje) (2016) Pia Zemljic is stellar as the individual seeking answers but trapped in a web of people telling her, "I don't know."‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B No Score Yet Murderous Tales (2016) At times, the show gets a bit clever. But Murderous Tales manages to save the day with its panache and, yes, its puppet prowess.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B No Score Yet Domain (2016) Domain is most entertaining when it gets twisted, and headstrong survivors Phoenix and Denver succumb to online dating and decide it's time to break out of this false reality.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
B+ 95% The Love Witch (2016) Robinson, who delivers a performance that is alternately ironic and straight, is deft at bringing the whole shebang to life.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
A 95% Gimme Danger (2016) The art of creation is always a messy mix of pushes and pulls and contradictions. The Stooges were among the messiest.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
A- 60% High-Rise (2016) High-Rise is a bit of a mess. But that is part of the charm.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
B 80% The New Girlfriend (2015) While many "gay" and "identity" films wallow in weightiness, Ozon has always rejected categorizing cinema in the same way that he has embraced sexual fluidity.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
B 88% The Discoverers (2014) It's in the forest, where the family and the film both come together. Both become enchanting thanks to more than functional performances of Griffin Dunne as the dad; Madeleine Martin, as the daughter; and Cara Buono.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 12, 2014
A- 96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) Yes, there are laughs, but Tom Bean and Luke Poling create a nuanced portrait of Plimpton, an upper-crust dabbler who was kicked out of boarding school only to make a life out of dabbling.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2013