Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman
Kahron Spearman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle The Daily Dot

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet Mo Amer: The Vagabond (2018) In a breakout performance filmed at Austin's Paramount Theater, Amer tackles identification, code-switching, "Mohammed" keychains, and contingency plans, with the observant nuance of a man who's lived two lifetimes. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/5 46% Point Blank (2019) Point Blank makes sense as a Netflix release, given the flimsy potting and lack of electricity from its main cast. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
100% Trevor Noah: Afraid Of The Dark (2017) The South African comic uses comparisons of his home and New York for foundational, scene-building material, but he really shines when he breaks out of that formula and gets a little more political. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (2019) ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads is a well-done, fact-setting reconsideration of Robert Johnson's brief but critical career. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (2019) The Miami Showband Massacre quickly swells into a labyrinth of vast conspiracy... and one man's desperate quest for the truth. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History (2019) Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History accomplishes the comedian's goal of presenting Black history with a palatable vocabulary for children. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 100% Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018) Aside from highlighting two of the Big Apple's print journalism beacons, the film also rekindles a romance for the written word. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
1/5 20% Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018) Even worse, Corbell never digs directly into Lazar's claims. His failure to locate any sort of authenticity proves to be the film's worst feature, of many. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium - A Victor Jara Story (2019) With its rich mix of politics, music, and Perlmutt's effective peering into the human condition, it's the series' best offering by far. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (2018) The episode adds to the collective curiosity surrounding these deaths but never quite satiates. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 95% The World Is Yours (Le monde ou rien) (2018) Fast-rising director Romain Gavras takes a giant leap forward in the feature film arena with his ballsy, Cannes-approved pulp/crime comedy The World Is Yours. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3.5/5 100% John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons (2018) [Leguizamo] makes a valiant attempt to connect modern-day oppression with an excruciatingly violent past-and realizes they have the same root. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff? (2018) ReMastered: Who Shot The Sheriff? ultimately solves little, and the film often sinks into a history lesson on Jamaica's muddled politics. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Joe Rogan: Strange Times (2018) Anyone who can make a bit on the return of Christ via a true story of a knife stabbing and a woman's underdeveloped reproductive system is at the peak of his powers. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
71% Nappily Ever After (2018) The entirely-too-safe comedy doesn't entirely work in plotting or script, but the film still feels vital in its message. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 75% The Angel (2018) Ultimately The Angel works on its whole, largely on Vromen's excellent direction and the stiff back of Kenzari, who turns in a masterful performance. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2.5/5 42% The Laws of Thermodynamics (Las Leyes de la Termodinámica) (2018) Though playful and occasionally bright, the high concept's never taken into the deep end of the imagination pool to leave a mark. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 67% The Skin of the Wolf (Bajo la piel de lobo) (2017) ...a spectacular effort of visual storytelling. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
25% Tau (2017) By the end of TAU, if you've made it beyond the hand-wrung bargaining, the humans are inconsequential, and ultimately serve as systemic throughputs. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
64% Believer (2018) HBO's genuinely moving Believer puts an attractive bow tie on the observance of Pride month, laying bare the ostracization of (and embarrassingly slow progress for) the Mormon Church's queer community. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
100% Recovery Boys (2018) Accomplished without exaggeration and putting additional faces onto oft-stereotyped members of America, making them multi-faceted men and bursting through backwoods hillbilly convention. The immediate social impression of Recovery Boys is tremendous. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
13% Brain on Fire (2018) Despite its best efforts... Brain on Fire is a 90-minute shrug. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 92% Ali's Wedding (2017) The somewhat predictable setup and conclusion allow for some nuanced takes through [star and co-writer Osamah] Sami's Muslim lens. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
100% Maktub (2018) [Maktub] boasts an array of vivid performances that fuse sentiment and buddy film humor with some incredible dark elements relative to Israel's politics and mob business. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
100% It Will Be Chaos (2018) The simultaneous beauty and tragedy of It Will Be Chaos immerses the viewer in the hopes and dreams (and rounded grief and disappointment) of immigrants. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
100% Lust Stories (2018) [Lust Stories'] four directors center intelligent and amusing narratives around the thoughts and desires of real women, without specific service to masculine ideals. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
91% Set It Up (2018) Set It Up pitches forward a new, diverse world for bubble-living viewers unaware that this world has been around them all along. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2/5 32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Behind the beautifully shot veneer and potential lies a half-baked plot that makes radical departures from the novel. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3.5/5 100% Mercury 13 (2018) The film from David Sington and Heather Walsh is a captivating experience ripe with sobering details. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2.5/5 80% I Am Not An Easy Man (Je Ne Suis Pas Un Homme Facile) (2018) I Am Not An Easy Man has some winning portions in the strong comedic moments and Ferdane's spectacular performance, but ultimately its interesting concept goes nowhere. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
80% Helmut Berger, Actor (2015) By the end of the film, you could lay out a strong case in showing degrees of empathy for Berger, a lonely and virtually broke former idol, who's clearly yearning for connection he's ill equipped to receive, partly because of self-deception - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/5 69% Paterno (2018) This is no lionizing biopic. The film digs into the uncertainties around the Sandusky scandal, addressing the renowned Penn State head coach's willful ignorance. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/5 70% Roxanne Roxanne (2018) The visceral Roxanne, Roxanne is a serviceable and necessary film carried by strong performances from Adams, Long, and Ali. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
87% Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) Alt-Right: Age of Rage, earnest and thoughtful, feels a bit undercooked from one very particular standpoint: It fails to get into the uncomfortable, historically thick and gnarly bits about the racism itself. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
3.5/5 100% Atomic Homefront (2017) The human impact in the film is maddening and undeniable, begging for some exploration into the awful self-evidence of our defense apparatus. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4.5/5 100% Cuba And The Cameraman (2017) He makes no bones about his leanings, and make no apologies, which lend significantly to the documentary. Whatever your politics, it's a stunning achievement. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet DeRay Davis: How to Act Black (2017) How To Act Black, Davis' overdue big break and first Netflix special, shows his evolved craft and a thriving history still being written. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet O Matador (2017) The Killer marks a new territory for Westerns, outlaw spirit and all. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
100% Kingdom of Us (2017) Touching and responsibly presented, the film shows the meditative, intimate power of the documentary format. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Tantamount to something just above trauma porn, First They Killed My Father is drenched in arbitrary violence, and with minimal context as to why violence was the answer. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
83% Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive (2017) Through the vulgarity, there's a new softness and understanding. Morgan finds humor riffing about men being emotionally stunted. He says it in a way that more cautionary life lesson, and it's powerful. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
100% Rodney King (2017) Lee is restrained and meditative as a director, save a few Lee-isms with camera effects... Lee makes sure that the story of where we were in 1992, and where we still are in many respects, is what we get. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
14% The Show (2017) Placing the obvious philosophical hypocrisies aside, the film's ultimate issues lie in motivations, the film's and each of the characters. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
63% Fits and Starts (2017) Fits and Starts ultimately glows through Cenac's unique charisma. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% 808 (2015) It's a valuable piece of work, laying out the ongoing influence and impact of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
80% Aloys (2016) As a first go, Aloys showcases Nölle's superior technical abilities, but the script stammers to an end that only a director who also wrote the film could create. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
100% The Age of Shadows (2016) Excellent gunfight scenes, and the director's stunning images and settings... overcome most of the film's character-specific problems. His superior eye for color and tone are top-notch. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
25% Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi (2016) Stadler tries his best at boxing in a naturally exploitative circumstance, into something balanced. However, he doesn't help himself at the conclusion, where the returning Bushmen and women aren't afforded any deep reflection of their travels, on film. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
91% Transpecos (2016) With nail-biting precision, Kwedar has crafted Transpecos into a diamond. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016