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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
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 95% 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 85% 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 30% 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 45% 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 52% 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
88% 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 35% 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 13% 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 88% 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 89% 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 93% 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 96% 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
92% 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 14% 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 70% 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 42% 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 20% 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 18% 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 66% 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 45% 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
4/5 90% Frantz (2017) Using this moment in history, Ozon has made a quietly powerful film whose ultimate message is one of rebirth. The final shot will leave you breathless.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 48% Wilson (2017) While Wilson the man has no filter between what he thinks and what he says, Wilson the film has opted to insert a rose-colored filter between the source material and the resulting film.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1.5/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Nothing ever feels alive in this film. It's a couple of automatons acting out a play that was based on other plays, that was based on other plays, and so on and so forth.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1/5 36% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Anderson, along with partner and star Milla Jovovich, have given the dwindling fans of the series a limp and lifeless simulacrum of what a Resident Evil movie looks like.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
.5/5 33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) It might be one of the most cloying and aggressively irritating films that I have ever been subjected to.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
1/5 19% Assassin's Creed (2016) Game over, man.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/5 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) While Fantastic Beasts suffers from some symptoms [as other] recent high-profile Hollywood spectacles: too many set-pieces, various plotlines stitched together like a quilt, and one-note supporting roles, it is also really fun.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) [Biller] is a filmmaker unlike any other working today. I just hope it doesn't take another 10 years for her to make her next one.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) An engaging and evocative thriller/love story, The Handmaiden is ultimately a tale of freedom and transformation, as satisfying as an exquisitely choreographed four-course meal.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 63% The Greasy Strangler (2016) Hosking has a keen eye for this type of cringeworthy comedy, as evidenced by every scene going on 30 seconds longer than it should, and enhanced by over-the-top, cartoony violence.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Frenetic does not even begin to describe the film's fiery confusion.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 77% Goat (2016) The film is another near-miss talking point in an endless deluge of reminders that this system creates a breeding ground for toxic masculinity.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 71% White Girl (2016) The film has a restless, kinetic style that suits the drug-fueled mayhem.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
1/5 11% When the Bough Breaks (2016) A neutered, paint-by-numbers snoozefest.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/5 100% Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (2016) It is clear from the start that Deborah Esquenazi's film couldn't care less about aesthetics... But it becomes a compelling aesthetic of its own, expressing an intimacy with the women and their families that the viewer can't help but fall into.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016