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Josh Kupecki

Josh Kupecki
Josh Kupecki's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 48% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) At its heart, Luff Linn is a very sweet love story between Colin and Lulu, punctuated by absurdity and a specific type of humor that (as I've referenced before) brings to the screen the spirit of the work of famed graphic novelist Daniel Clowes.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/5 88% All About Nina (2018) Everything hinges on Vives' direction, but it is Winstead who carries the entire movie. She is voracious in her humanity, but also extremely skillful in redressing her flaws into her routine.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
0.5/5 40% Hell Fest (2018) This is cash grabbing at its most blatant.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 86% Colette (2018) Colette is a good primer for a wonderful author, and a reflection on how your life will never turn out as you think.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 91% Kusama: Infinity (2018) Heather Lenz's new doc seeks to right those wrongs, and in the process, celebrate and provide context to the life of this incredibly complex person.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 88% Love, Gilda (2018) There are beings that light this planet, shining brightly. And Radner shined. It is impossible for me to think of a world without her, and Lisa Dapolito's documentary goes above and beyond in marking this person's life.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/5 79% Don't Leave Home (2018) Don't Leave Home's elliptical tone is pitch perfect. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/5 33% The Predator (2018) Look, if you turn off your brain and just let the succession of images wash over you, the film can be dumb fun, just don't go looking for anything remotely resembling comprehensibility. That apparently does not exist in the Predator universe.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/5 89% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) I is at times a beguiling and compelling piece of cinema, but it's not without its frustrations.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) The film has a lot to say, but it thankfully does it in a manner that is natural, gentle, and if you will, authentic.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) The problem here, and what makes it so inferior to Evans' films, is the editing. It is a page that Berg perhaps lost, but the action is the very definition of discontinuous.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 53% Papillon (2018) If you're a fan of the two leads, it is worth your time, but if you're a fan of the original film, it becomes more of a curio, an interesting comparison of filmmaking in the Seventies to what contemporary cinema gives us today.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 60% Dog Days (2018) It's a film that toes the line of mediocrity while also mildly subverting those tropes, which is basically all you can ask for in this particular season of movie releases.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
0.5/5 0% Death of a Nation (2018) Great stuff if you're drinking the Kool-Aid, but to a sane person, it seems like a fantasy.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) A relentlessly entertaining exercise in putting Cruise's Ethan Hunt through his paces again. And again. And again. But hey, there's much pleasure in watching him continually fall off things.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 52% Boundaries (2018) Boundaries keeps the syrup on medium, and Plummer looks like he's having a ball. If you have a penchant for broken wing syndrome, you may want to let this one into your life.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4.5/5 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Audacious doesn't even begin to describe it‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 serves up that smart, funny, and eye-popping spectacle that viewers have come to expect from the animation studio whose particular brand of humanistic idealism under the guise of family entertainment has few equals. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3.5/5 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) It's intoxicating, and if that sounds like a fun way to spend 90 minutes, I think you will be rewarded by a deeper sense of the complexities of love.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/5 32% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) It's a film whose first half serves the delectable dessert before moving on to the dreary main course.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1/5 48% Measure of a Man (2018) [Blake] Cooper acquits himself as the main character, but between the pratfall/character-building montages and the endless platitudes imparted by the wise, old mentor, Measure of a Man does him few favors,‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2.5/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) But Ghost Stories, while trying to spin these old-fashioned tales, can best be described as hearing the same story for the millionth time by a best friend: somewhat comforting, but mostly tedious.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3.5/5 74% Final Portrait (2018) But the magic of the film lies in [Stanley] Tucci's eye for a sense of place - Paris in the Sixties - and while the scenes in Giacometti's studio are all blacks and grays, there are shining moments of color that sparkle. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/5 50% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Ismael's Ghosts drops a number of seemingly disparate ingredients into a stew that ends up coalescing into a satisfying treat, full of surprises and flavors you wouldn't expect.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) With caustic wit and fantastic performances for all involved, the film is destined to be an anti-war classic. War, war never changes.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
91% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) This Finnish black metal comedy has its heart in the right place (severed from the body, of course, and served on a stake), but never quite transcends its quirky humor to become the epic it sets out to be.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
2/5 37% Nostalgia (2018) Nostalgia feels like an incomplete reverie, an exploration of loss that doesn't have anything new to add...Don't shorten your own life by wasting it on this film.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
0.5/5 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The Fifty Shades trilogy is an incredibly inept addition to the genre, with padded scenes, no narrative spark whatsoever, and silly coincidences about Christian's troubled past that stand in for revelations that may lead to mending.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/5 89% Fashionista (2016) [Simon] Rumley is a talented, distinctive voice, and I can't wait to see what he does next, but Fashionista feels less like haute couture and more like prêt-à-porter (okay, I couldn't resist).‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) A bleakly prescient look at how the world we live in defines us, In the Fade is itself the homemade bomb of nails and fertilizer, one that will leave you shaken and stirred.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) It's a film that so confidently walks the shuriken edge of laugh-out-loud funny and cringe-inducing violence. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) A brutally honest and caustic treatise on the meaninglessness of truth and identity in a media landscape that can only see in binary, I, Tonya starts with a cough and ends with bloody spittle.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Overall, Molly's Game is a crackerjack, quintessential holiday movie. Smart, engaging, and full of great performances, sometimes telling is the way to go.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thelma (2017) Thelma is a beautiful and heartbreaking film that is an impressive addition to the coming-of-age story. A lady bird, indeed.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/5 84% The Square (2017) As overindulgent as it is, The Square is a darkly humorous and horrific mirror to our culture.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 98% Jane (2017) Jane is a triumph of filmmaking, and essential viewing for humans.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) There are so many wonderful activities of compassion that Wiseman captures that my heart burst about a dozen times (a conservative estimate).‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
90% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) [Vince] Vaughn's performance is revelatory, and the film takes you on a scorching journey down a path of wicked heartlessness.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/5 84% Loving Vincent (2017) As beautiful as Loving Vincent may appear, there is nothing behind the brushstrokes.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
0.5/5 17% Friend Request (2017) Do yourself a favor and unsubscribe.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 75% Infinity Baby (2017) It's an extremely funny and caustic film, but when it tempers that with moments of humanity, that is where the film shines.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 29% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) I Do ... Until I Don't never rises above the trite characters and well-worn scenarios it depicts. Best to get the annulment papers ready.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Farmers' market jokes and desert vibes hashtags aside, Ingrid Goes West cuts to the quick, ultimately revealing a toxic, yet oh-so-appealing demeanor that has come to define our current existence.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
1/5 71% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Another entry into another universe that no one was really asking for, but here we are nevertheless.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/5 43% The Bad Batch (2017) Amirpour's latest film is a beautiful and shambling Western, plus it has cannibalism and machine gun-wielding pregnant women.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
0/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry is the most misguided film since the 2003 Gary Oldman abomination Tiptoes.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/5 17% Baywatch (2017) For the most part, Baywatch resembles a scarce amount of its origin and relies on a none-too-arch humor that misses more than it hits.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/5 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) Rarely do I comment on characters' hairstyles... but the decision to give Waterston a hybrid bowl-cut/Prince Valiant bob is one of the most ill-advised things this film does. And in a film that treats its audience like morons, that is saying something.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3.5/5 44% The Dinner (2017) An impressively ambitious film that only stumbles into moralizing as it hits the suitably black finish line, The Dinner is an engrossing and enjoyably uncomfortable meal.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/5 100% Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2016) Mission Control is an absorbing doc that entertains and informs throughout.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017