Karl Delossantos

Karl Delossantos
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Even though I've loved film all my life, it wasn't until 2013 when I started the website Smash Cut Reviews that I was able to truly express my adoration. I believe that diversity and inclusion in film and film criticism is essential and I'm thrilled to lend my voice to the community. While I love any kind of film, I have a particular passion for high-concept science fiction and 70s and 80s horror. However, any film that is a powerful empathy machine, as Roger Ebert puts it, is one for me.
Publications: Smash Cut Reviews
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 87% Crawl (2019) Crawl doesn't do anything to differentiate itself from any other of the countless films with a similar premise - and that's fine. It makes up for it with anxiety-inducing action scenes and a committed lead performance by Kaya Scodelario. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 95% Luce (2019) Luce is a political thriller, horror, and character study all wrapped up neatly into a tight, twisting family drama that keeps you guessing. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3.5/5 89% Plus One (2019) Plus One is a hilarious and, dare I say, relatable take on the classic romantic comedy formula with enough sharp one-liners - particularly by Maya Erskine - to keep you hooked from beginning to end. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3.5/5 82% Midsommar (2019) All the tools that Ari Aster used in Hereditary are on display in Midsommar. However, it lacks the same compelling plot and strong core themes. Still, the movie has all the creeps and disturbing imagery you'd expect - plus an incredible sense of humor. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Pet Sematary is appropriately creepy and tense, but with a weak screenplay and direction to match, this horror movie remake is dead on arrival. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Tom Holland cements his place as the best actor to portray Spider-Man in Far From Home. But as a whole, the movie - though a delight to watch - has trouble balancing Peter's character development with its quirky tone and less than exciting plot. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 100% Our Time Machine (2019) Documentaries are often only as good as its subjects, and Our Time Machine has a wealth of delightfully authentic and often hilarious characters. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2/5 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) Nearly every element of Dark Phoenix is off -the dialogue is over-written, the performances flat, the story too familiar, and the action scenes lack stakes. But they're also not off enough to be interesting. The film's biggest problem is that it's bland. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home uses all the tricks in The Conjuring playbook to be one of the scariest and most entertaining movies in the franchise. - Smash Cut Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019