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Josh Spiegel

Josh Spiegel
Josh Spiegel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 93% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is the best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back, and is awful close to being its equal.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
7.5/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Though it stutters in its action-heavy climax, Thor: Ragnarok is perhaps the funniest Marvel movie yet, and suggests that the studio is beginning to understand the value of letting its stars cut loose.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
8/10 97% Coco (2017) At various moments, Coco is simply the most beautiful film Pixar has ever made, each shot a striking work of art.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
96% Moana (2016) Moana is proof of one of the slightly less-repeated axioms of storytelling: It's OK to use familiar tropes as long as you use them well.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
100% Pinocchio (1940) Pinocchio is the greatest, most terrifying film in the Walt Disney Animation Studios canon.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
80% The Revenant (2015) Every scene in The Revenant may be remarkably staged, but feels rigorously planned. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) ...a genuinely charming and funny film.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) [The Jungle Book] stumbles because the people involved aren't willing to fully commit to either making a near-shot-for-shot remake or going in a completely different direction.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) A perfectly fine brand deposit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) A 3D nightmare.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory is a good movie, meaning that Pixar has a batting average of four for five when it comes to sequels. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) The BFG is the latest example of Spielberg using the long take to experiment with digital technology, pushing himself as a filmmaker as much he pushes his characters or the audience through emotional experience.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
78% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) It is, perhaps, a bit telling and awkward that the best parts of What Now? are less about Kevin Hart being funny and more about people reacting to Kevin Hart. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight takes the concept of the bildungsroman to its natural end point in ways that many coming-of-age stories don't.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) ...Laika's most impressive, miraculous work yet.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) This may not be Pixar's greatest creative success, but simply as a piece of animation, it is their most gorgeous to date.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
1.5/4 17% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) ...no matter how hard he's tried, Vin Diesel continues to struggle in movies where he's required to do more than drive a car as fast as he can.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/4 73% Everest (2015) ...the film loses its way as quickly as the climbers lose their footing.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 65% The Visit (2015) ... it's just nice to see a good M. Night Shyamalan movie again.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.5/4 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) As no-frills as Shaun the Sheep Movie is, it's a winning and clever way to close out the summer family-movie season.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
3/4 82% Ant-Man (2015) Although Ant-Man is superficially shackled to the necessities of the MCU, it's snappier, lighter, and sharper than Marvel's more overblown films of late.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/4 18% Self/less (2015) Self/Less is just tired; it's a direct-to-DVD knockoff that inexplicably got a few big names attached.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) From top to bottom, Inside Out is Pixar's best film since Ratatouille.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 72% Jurassic World (2015) ...this film plays like a talented cover band's version of your favorite song.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) So many of the disparate elements of Tomorrowland work that it's kind of heartbreaking to see it saddled with an inconsistent script. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
2/4 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) ...there's a sense of desperation to the proceedings, whereas the first film felt so light and surprising.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/4 94% Disneynature Monkey Kingdom (2015) Disneynature's documentaries have proven to be exquisite to watch, but time and again, they falter, if not fail outright, at telling stories without getting in their own way.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 86% Cheatin' (2015) ...Cheatin' at least proves that though hand-drawn animation may be one of the oldest forms of the medium, it's plenty lively and colorful when its practitioners care.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015
2/4 88% Backcountry (2015) Backcountry may zig instead of zag from its facile setup, but even the payoff doesn't stand out.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 88% Spring (2015) A profound and unshakable sense of unease pervades the entirety of Spring, from the opening scene all the way to the unexpected finish.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
1.5/4 80% McFarland USA (2015) From the onset, Costner plays his incorrigible character less like a modern Gary Cooper and more like a new Archie Bunker. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2015
2.5/4 59% The Last 5 Years (2015) ...The Last Five Years, by tying itself to such a high-concept setup, feels more inevitable than invigorating.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
1/4 18% Strange Magic (2015) Strange Magic is the kind of computer-animated film that makes you wish that hand-drawn animation could make a comeback, and soon.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/4 31% Loitering With Intent (2015) The story of two working actors trying to get ahead in New York is, by itself, overdone; this movie barely tries to offer a new take on the familiar beats. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
C 71% Into the Woods (2014) Into The Woods is excellent proof that we, as a society, need to rise up and stop Rob Marshall from directing a movie ever again.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2014
A- 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) Song of the Sea...is one of the most visually exciting and gorgeous films of the year. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2014
B+ 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) It's easily Disney's best computer-animated film to date.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
C- 70% Algorithms (2014) ...while these disparate parts are compelling on a surface level, Algorithms is unable to cohere into a decent, coherent, and consistently paced whole.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
C- 60% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) There's a smattering of bright spots throughout, but overall, Alexander is such a neutral and neutered family film that it leaves behind no singular identity.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
C- 69% Ragnarok (2014) ("Better than Sharknado 2!" may not be a desirable pull-quote, but there you are.)‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
A+ 94% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) One of the true monoliths of all cinema.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2014
C- 27% The Maid's Room (2014) The Maid's Room is not as predictable as it initially seems, but it's far less impressive than its bombastic score and puffed-up script would believe.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2014
D+ 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) ...this new take on a quartet of mutated turtles who can take down faceless foes with the swiftest of ease is mostly uninspired, awkward, unfunny, and utterly charmless.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2014
F 0% Behaving Badly (2014) Behaving Badly is a contender for the worst film of the year...‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2014
B- 80% Get On Up (2014) ...Get On Up is raucous and messy, but it's at least compellingly messy.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
C- 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) ...this is a film that's so squarely content at being a movie just for kids...that it never rises above the dull and uninspired.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2014
D+ No Score Yet The Girl on The Train (2014) The Girl on the Train believes it's far more intelligent than it actually is, both in structure and in storytelling. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2014
C- 24% Tammy (2014) Tammy is...simply muddled and inconsistent, grasping for a collective audience sadface in between overlong, improv-heavy riffs.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2014
D 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) It's almost impressive how Michael Bay figured out how to make robots fighting each other the antithesis of fun.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
C 78% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) ...it's as if Joe Berlinger was sidetracked from delving into Whitey Bulger's crimes for a greater goal, offering up only a distracted and stretched-thin story in its place.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2014