Jovanka Vuckovic

Jovanka Vuckovic
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Rue Morgue Magazine, Revolver

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 82% Trollhunter (2011) What do you get when you combine Cloverfield with Nordic Trolls? This very funny monster mockumentary. - Revolver EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2012
8/10 80% I Saw the Devil (2011) Worth the price of admission for the wildly creative (and brutally bloody) taxicab scene alone. Merciless, uncompromising, and unforgettable. - Revolver EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2012
9/10 80% The Skin I Live In (2011) Not since David Cronenberg have surgery, sex and violence frolicked in the same stained bed so skillfully. - Revolver EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2012
91% Hot Fuzz (2007) A hilarious send-up to police action films like Super Cop and Bad Boys 2, fuelled by British black humour and a few cartoonish but great gore gags. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2007
10/10 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) A gorgeously executed and disturbingly violent moving picture poem that bravely flies in the face of genre convention and stands alone in its purpose. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2007
69% Alone with Her (2007) An unsettling tale of modern espionage horror. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2007
5/5 No Score Yet A truly eerie and beautiful silent film that speaks volumes. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2005
5/5 92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001) A treasure of artistic elements and genres synthesized together in a flawless cohesion of cinematic and visual poetry. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2005
0/5 1% Alone in the Dark (2005) How Uwe Boll manages to scrape together enough investment money to give wing to this type of overblown, amateurish gibberish is truly a mystery of the cosmos... - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2005
92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) A clever spoof film that's actually well-written, witty, dynamically shot and edited, thankfully lacking the mentality of expelled phlegm. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2004
81% Hellboy (2004) 'This just in: Hellboy is real! ... the big red ape has been spotted at theatres all over town and the public reaction isn't quite what the B.P.R.D. expected - they love him!' - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2004
5/5 56% Uzumaki (2002) 'Uzumaki is a masterfully rendered living portrait of warped, apocalyptic art...' - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2004
51% The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2004) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is teeming with terrible dialogue, cardboard thespians, corny props snatched off eBay and mutilations, mutilations, MUTILATIONS! - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2004
3% House of the Dead (2003) If you want to see what a cinematic piece of dog barf looks like, go see House of the Dead, otherwise do yourself a favour and play the video game, it's far more entertaining. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2003
37% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) If I hadn't already seen the original film, and wasn't desensitized from a lifelong horror addiction, I think I might have been frightened by some of it. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2003
5/5 68% May (2003) 'May is nothing short of brilliant. It is likely the most original horror story I have seen in years.' - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2003
48% Final Destination 2 (2003) 'Make no mistake, without the slicing, dicing, filleting, and pureeing, this flick is a recipe for boredom. But like its predecessor, I was expecting a bloodless teen snorefest and got something several sanguineous degrees better!' - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2003
64% Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002) The Eye is definitely a triumph of style over substance but, nevertheless, it's been far too long since I've been genuinely spooked by a horror film. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2003
45% Beyond Re-Animator (2003) Incredibly stupid but mercilessly funny. - Rue Morgue Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2003