Joshua Alston

Joshua Alston
Joshua Alston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian New York Magazine/Vulture AV Club

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C- 49% Wounds (2019) It's a shame the audience has to wait the entire runtime to see what, in a better film, would have been an inciting event rather than a last-minute stinger. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
B 84% Monsters and Men (2018) Green's graceful direction and keen ear for dialogue certainly make him a new filmmaker to watch, and it'll be fascinating to see what he does with a more focused narrative. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
B+ 95% Blaze (2018) Blaze feels like a true passion project, an engine running on Hawke's endless supply of enthusiasm for his subject. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
No Score Yet Monica & David (2009) It's a refreshing and rare story for television. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
B 83% Confirmation (2016) With a cast so formidable, it's almost a shame Confirmation isn't a story that could have been expanded to series length. But it's a story worth telling, one about the kind of quiet heroism that doesn't always translate well to the screen. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
B- 14% A Deadly Adoption (2015) Adoption is a fun oddity instead of the minor cultural moment it could have been. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2015
B+ 82% Nightingale (2015) A single-character film rests squarely on the shoulders of the actor, and Oyelowo turns in a breathtaking, visceral performance made more impressive by the strenuousness of the role. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
B- 47% Whitney (2015) While the wisdom of Whitney's premise is debatable, Bassett's execution is confident and thoughtful. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2015
A- 100% Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014) Alex Gibney's Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown is an assured threading-of-the-needle, slowly working its way to the sweet spot where the man and the legend overlap. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2014