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Joshua Vasquez

Joshua Vasquez
Joshua Vasquez's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
.5/4 6% Son of the Mask (2005) Remarkably inept. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2005
4/4 88% F for Fake (1974) F for Fake is one of the more wistfully humorous of Welles's wrestlings with reality. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2005
2.5/4 95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005) A documentary of quiet, introspective charm. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 10, 2005
2.5/4 93% Travelers and Magicians (2005) A bit too creakingly stiff in its allegory, but the film's refusal to provide simple answers is touchingly appropriate. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2005
3/4 78% The Saddest Music in the World (2004) Guy Maddin's snow globe cinema, hermetically sealed in ghostly adoration of silent cinema, is well matched to this darkly comic fable. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2004
2/4 50% It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) Stretches the darkly comedic aspects of the trilogy to the breaking point. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2004
3/4 44% It Lives Again (1978) The second and third parts of Larry Cohen's It's Alive trilogy are by turns silly and sublime. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2004
3.5/4 69% It's Alive (1973) One part allegory on familial tensions and one part commentary on environmental and biological poisoning. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2004
4/4 87% The Black Cat (1934) The Black Cat's impressionist wasteland is composed of equal parts severe allegory and pulp poetry. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2004
3.5/4 50% Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) One of the finest of the seven entries in Hammer's Frankenstein cycle. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2004
3/4 67% Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) Taste the Blood of Dracula is unusual in that it keeps Dracula somewhat on the sidelines. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2004
4/4 97% Monsieur Verdoux (1947) The film is not only an account of the moral slippage of one man but the record of a far larger, seemingly uncontrollable escalation. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2004
3/4 72% Robot Stories (2004) Concerned with detailing the various interactions of an unsettling, fragile humanity with its own technology. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2004
2/4 23% Torque (2004) Director Joseph Kahn's Torque is inoffensively diverting-it's neither a work of inspired genre genius or mere manipulative commercial trash. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2004
1.5/4 27% Paycheck (2003) The possibilities of Dick's premise are never really exploited, just used as the framework for limp action set-pieces. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2003
3.5/4 94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) The city of Belleville is like some nocturnal amalgam of Paris and New York, on the edge of a vast sea and of the world itself. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2003
3/4 65% Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) There is something about Holmes's elegant, haunting, and whisperingly melancholic distance, his analytical remove from the world, that inspires a desire for glimpses of the baroque corridors of labyrinthine interiors. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2003
2.5/4 11% Timeline (2003) The attempt to stay true to a historically minded adventure by maintaining a strangely subdued tone in terms of action just doesn't work. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2003
1/4 78% Bad Santa (2003) Bad Santa tries to be as vulgar and offensive as possible so that it might somehow justify the inevitability of its own happy ending. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2003
2/4 57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) The lunacy isn't inspired and the film never imitates the sharp comedic wit so frequently on display in the works of Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, and Chuck Jones. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2003
1/4 36% Scary Movie 3 (2003) The humor is confined to watching protagonists smack around the film's monster and listening to a lot of "whites and blacks are different" jokes. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2003
1/4 72% Runaway Jury (2003) A supremely smug experience, Runaway Jury begins as a thriller and ends as a tract that doesn't even have the decency to be well made propaganda. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2003
3/4 98% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) Morris allows McNamara the dignity of his memories, yet never allows the viewer to forget the deeply troubling moral questions bound to those memories. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2003
1.5/4 34% Wonderland (2003) Save for its basis in historical reality, there is little that is original in the visualizing of Wonderland's underbelly tour of compromised lives. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2003
1.5/4 70% The Rundown (2003) Johnson is a natural action hero, a point presumably made rather cheekily by way of an early cameo from none other than Ahhnold himself. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2003
1.5/4 31% Underworld (2003) The film takes the fetishization of the vampire in contemporary pop culture quite literally. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2003
80% The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Beneath the campy comedic gestures and genre spoofing, which are quite enjoyable in themselves, there is an often neglected serious side to Rocky Horror. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 26, 2003
B- 54% The Transporter (2002) It's the kind of film where the villain even gives an evil look for his passport photo. How can you resist that? ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2002
B- 74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) A film that was at once far more entertaining, clever and witty than I expected, and one that despite its attempts to reference an older style of adventure film, falls short by its very cartoonishness. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2002
B 74% Signs (2002) If Signs is a good film, and it is, the essence of a great one is in there somewhere. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2002
B- 48% Eight Legged Freaks (2002) Eight Legged Freaks has an indulgent charm. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2002
C 40% Reign of Fire (2002) A film that is by turns awkward and wonderfully odd, illuminated from within by a spark of humanity. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2002
F 22% Mr. Deeds (2002) The insincerity of the film's message is matched only by the incompetence with which it is delivered. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2002
A 63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) Read it as a deconstruction of Anime, a triumph of 2-D primary design or just one of the few funny cartoons left on television: The Powerpuff Girls is an all-around delight ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2002
C- 30% Scooby-Doo (2002) Scooby-Doo doesn't know if it wants to be a retro-refitting exercise in campy recall for older fans or a silly, Nickelodeon-esque kiddie flick. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Jun 23, 2002
10% Bad Company (2002) Joel Schumacher couldn't produce a sincere moment of cinema if he had a gun pointed at his head. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2002
D 19% Jason X (2002) A bad film, but a watchable one, if only in the same way that one is attracted to the gossip of celebrity despair. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted May 5, 2002
D- 41% The Scorpion King (2002) Reeks of rot and hack work from start to finish. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2002
B+ 76% Panic Room (2002) Panic Room fits nicely within the trajectory of the elegant career arc Fincher has already plotted. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2002
B 34% Resident Evil (2002) Just a bloody good time. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2002
B 29% The Time Machine (2002) the film tunes into a grief that could lead a man across centuries. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2002
D 3% Rollerball (2002) It's really just another silly Hollywood action film, one among a multitude of simple-minded, yahoo-ing death shows. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2002
A 90% Galaxy Quest (1999) Quote not available. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 8, 2002
C- 28% The Bone Collector (1999) Quote not available. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002
C+ 30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) Quote not available. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002
C+ 14% Red Planet (2000) Quote not available. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002
A 67% Sleepy Hollow (1999) Quote not available. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002
B- 50% Love's Labour's Lost (2000) Quote not available. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002
D- 17% Dracula 2000 (2000) Quote not available. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002
B+ 57% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Quote not available. ‐ Matinee Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2002