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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
3.5/5 80% 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 80% 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 15% Friend Request (2017) Do yourself a favor and unsubscribe.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 67% 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 30% 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 69% 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 21% 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 19% 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 68% 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 51% 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 17% 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 64% 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 84% 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
3.5/5 85% Kicks (2016) It's a powerful debut from a director who knows how to capture a moment, and convey a rabid conviction to hold on to your beliefs.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
0.5/5 11% Ghost Team (2016) Even with the short running time, Ghost Team slogs along for an eternity. Avoid this unfortunate misfire at all costs.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 100% Transpecos (2016) Transpecos is at turns nail-biting, heart-wrenching, and suddenly ruminative.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
1/5 13% No Manches Frida (2016) No Manches Frida tries wildly to delight but goes nowhere. It is the cinematic equivalent to the cringeworthy class clown at the back of the room that everyone ignores. It's just embarrassing.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 60% Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) (2016) Klown Forever feels more like a series of events rather than a cohesive whole. That's fine with me, as I enjoy spending time with these bumbling, emasculated males grappling with their ultimate insignificance in the world.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
1.5/5 31% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) A flat and tedious action film.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 64% Greater (2016) Greater loses its way from the get-go; you can't root for an underdog who is sleepwalking through his own movie.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) As a primer on a boxing [legend], Hands of Stone fits the bill, but it's not the knockout it could have been.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) It is gorgeous animation of the highest order, a small studio firing on all cylinders, and thanks to a nuanced story, it is one of the more rewarding films of the summer, nay the year.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/5 65% Anthropoid (2016) I'm sure there's a History Channel show that tells the tale better.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3.5/5 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) It's a dish with many complex flavors that may seem odd when you see it on the menu, but once you try it, you're not going back to anything else.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) The chemistry between the three is what makes Bad Moms rise above the mediocrity that looms in the shadow of every frame.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/5 76% Lights Out (2016) It's the cinematic equivalent to a carnival funhouse: a bit scary when you're traversing it, but utterly forgettable (and mildly regrettable) once it's over.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
3.5/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a thoughtful and hilarious film with nuanced performances from the two leads.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/5 93% Tickled (2016) Tickled doesn't quite answer all of the questions it brings up... but it is a fascinating and disturbing descent into a particular online underworld that continues to confirm that the internet is a vast and mysterious place.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The opportunity for a smart, razorlike dissection of contemporary issues falls away at every opportunity to gratuitous scenes of excessive violence that render any message or subtext completely reductive.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) It's a nice bit of close-quarters cinema, offering some jolts and scares before the obligatory WTF ending.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Is it a straight-up horror movie? A mockery of artifice? Is the fact that the film traffics in nothing but artifice a mockery of that mockery? Only Refn and film grad students know for sure, but [it's] a magnificently beautiful bauble.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Central Intelligence is a throwaway film that in all the worst ways give summer movies a bad name: told by idiots, full of sound and fury, and signifying nothing but first-weekend grosses.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016