Kevin L. Lee

Kevin L. Lee
Kevin L. Lee's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry
Publications: Film Inquiry

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T-Meter Title | Year
64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Even though it's definitely better than La Llorona, this is still miles away from the bar that James Wan has set in his Conjuring films. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
45% Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) It's clear that director Ryuhei Kitamura approached the material with the sole intention of creating the mother of all monster rumbles. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
63% Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) Though short on humor or deep substance, both political and emotional, it has consistently stirring action sequences, tight pacing, and a likable female lead. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
75% Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (Gojira vs. Mosura) (1992) This film is basically a retread of the 1964 original, but with improved special effects and an expansion on Mothra's abilities. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
56% Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (Gojira tai Kingu Gidorâ) (1991) Probably the best litmus test to take to see if you're into Toho's style of rubber suit monsters duking it out. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
75% Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen) (1964) This is arguably one of the earliest moments of crossover hype, the kind that Marvel Studios excels in today. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
92% Mothra vs. Godzilla (Mosura tai Gojira) (1964) If you're a newcomer to Godzilla movies, Mothra vs. Godzilla is a great place to start. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) What I got was something admirable, beautiful, bombastic, but in the way of itself too many times. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
100% Alice (2019) Alice is a brave, morally complicated tale that rests on Emilie Piponnier's organic performance and Josephine Mackerras' brave writing and direction. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
31% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The Curse of La Llorona doesn't work because it barely scratches the surface of its fascinating concept. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
100% Snatchers (2019) Despite its flaws, Snatchers remains energetic, well-acted, and delightfully bloody. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
100% Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Girl on the Third Floor is an unexpected but welcome effort in taking a haunted house trope and twisting it to highlight the perils of toxic masculinity. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
63% Darlin' (2019) Every few minutes, I feel yanked out of its world and reminded that I'm watching an erratic albeit ambitious film. It's hard to be completely, emotionally invested in the story. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) At the end of the day, Pet Sematary showcases Kölsch and Widmyer's dedication and love for the source material from start to finish. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
100% Aquarela (2019) Aimless or not, Aquarela is fascinating, designed to be played on repeat as an occasional screensaver and to be digested seriously as a window to nature's raw power. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) Apollo 11 is an unforgettable experience; literally watching history being made in front of your eyes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
100% Yes God Yes (2019) Yes, God, Yes is a film you'd want to hug, where its authentic nature, lovable lead, and gentle director can win over anybody, especially if you still remember the post-pubescent experience. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
78% Good Boys (2019) Good Boys is not for everyone, for it is messy and repetitive in what it's doing, but it is also exceptionally funny, charming, and thoughtful. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) With one of the best on-screen friendships I've ever seen, Booksmart is funny, loud, messy, warm, and incredibly performed by its all-star cast. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) It's not a bad film. It's just fine, with occasional moments that highlight its potential brilliance. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
85% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art of Self-Defense is not only a must-see, it's an easy contender for the best film of the year so far. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) If there's only one reason to see Long Shot, it is to see Theron let everything loose and defy all expectations of what you think she's capable of. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
94% Us (2019) Us is a bolder, crazier, and more daring effort by Jordan Peele, as he continues to revolutionize the way we categorize films and approach genres. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
81% Level 16 (2019) The entirety of Level 16 rests on the relationship between the female leads, while flirting with social norms of femininity and beauty. On that front, it definitely works well enough to warrant a viewing. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
75% The Wandering Earth (2019) The Wandering Earth may seem like one small step in the eyes of Western moviegoers, but it is one giant leap for Chinese cinema. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
No Score Yet 1 Billion Orgasms (2019) 1 Billion Orgasms feels like the behind-the-scenes footage that is supposed to accompany the feature presentation. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic is not a game-changer in the romantic comedy sub-genre, but it's a proud statement by Wilson that everyone should get behind. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
88% The Vanishing (2019) Although the script doesn't make much use out of intriguing dialogue or deeply rooted motivations, all three actors provide thoughtful, tense, and competently dramatic performances. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
11% Backtrace (2018) It is no exaggeration to say that Backtrace was the cinematic equivalent of a headache. It's too ridiculous and underwritten to be a full-fledged crime thriller and too self-serious to be an enjoyable B-movie. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
46% Second Act (2018) Individually, scene to scene, Second Act has its highlights. But as a whole, the film simultaneously works and doesn't work - the epitome of a mixed bag. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
90% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) The Story of Roger Ailes may be straightforward and a bit lacking in stylistic direction, but it's a rather necessary look at one man's life to help understand today's politics. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
59% The Grinch (2018) Was The Grinch necessary? Absolutely not. But Illumination executed it better than I thought. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) At the end of the day, the most frustrating thing about The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is it's not a terrible movie - just a movie that's never interesting, magical, or perilous. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give is an important film; it understands the suffering poor communities go through, and how economic circumstances can enflame racial tensions. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Just on the performances alone, Bad Times at the El Royale is worth your time and money. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
73% Assassination Nation (2018) It may sound like a hard pill to swallow, but when an angry film like this is guided by a director who can so easily weave in between political horror, social injustice, dark comedy, and teen comedy, you know you have something special. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) The Nun is one silly "nun-sensical" roller coaster ride of jump scares. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
91% Searching (2018) Although I wish Chaganty trusted his audience a little bit more on the mystery side of the story, I must pay respect to a small thriller whose computer-screen gimmick actually elevated its subject matter. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
100% It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) An authentic depiction of depression, mental illness, and a poetic meditation on mankind's relationship with the universe. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
85% Monsters and Men (2018) Green's directing clearly wants me to breathe their air and live their lives. But his writing keeps everything frustratingly distant. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018