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Kiko Martinez

Kiko Martinez
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) The film rolls out...like a thriller. It's reminiscent of other unexpectedly peculiar documentaries in recent years like 2010's Catfish and 2012's The Imposter but manages to shift into an even more somber tone than anyone could've imagined.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
A- 100% Leave No Trace (2018) With top-tier performances by Ben Foster and newcomer Thomasin McKenzie, director Debra Granik has captured an authentic dynamic between two characters who find themselves at an impasse.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
B- 52% A Kid Like Jake (2018) Watching adults complicate an already complicated situation is good theater, but what A Kid Like Jake needed more of was childlike wonderment. With it, it could have been a film with deeper impact, not just a conversation starter.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
C- 68% The Seagull (2018) A fleeting 98-minute stopover with a cast of particularly grating characters.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
B+ 85% American Animals (2018) Without the documentary components, the film would still be more enjoyable than a lot of movies where...a crack team of beautiful misfits...steal a bag of bling. With them, Layton has discovered a new and extraordinary way of storytelling.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B+ 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) A subtle beam of light at a dark and divisive moment in history that should encourage viewers to take a step back and be reminded that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. Consider it a refresher course on kindness.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
B+ 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is devastating in its delivery and offers a bloodcurdling look into a hellish, supernatural narrative. Just be ready to live with it for a while.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
C 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) The most pitiful virgins in movie history since Jason Biggs humped pastry in 'American Pie.'‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
B+ 95% First Reformed (2018) A haunting, strange and lyrical narrative on one man's spiritual and political resurrection from the darkest corners of his consciousness. First Reformed brims with insights on anger, guilt, faith and personal autonomy.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
C 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) There's an undiagnosed Cinderella complex happening in Let the Sunshine In that director Claire Denis doesn't want to confront.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
B+ 84% Disobedience (2018) In a less capable director's hands, a film like this would likely amount to a worn-out love triangle, but [Sebastián] Lelio identifies the nuances within the relationships and allows them to breathe on their own.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
C+ 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Wherever you fall, it's safe to say viewers can at least agree that it's unapologetically crude and that Ryan Reynolds once again proves he is the perfect choice to play the titular anti-hero.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
A- 97% The Rider (2018) The spirit that emanates from the setting, characters, relationships and direction is brilliant.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B- 93% RBG (2018) It probably won't become the definitive film on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and 60-year legal career, but the documentary RBG is a satisfying start.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
C 26% Overboard (2018) As different as it would like to declare itself to be because of the gender switch, there isn't much to the Overboard remake that warrants a second shot on the big screen.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
C 74% Final Portrait (2018) In Final Portrait, [Armie] Hammer adequately plays what is ultimately the equivalent of a bowl of fruit.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B+ 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) "[Director Lynne] Ramsay has created an unnerving and aggressive cinematic experience. There is a thin layer of grime that coats the narrative that is extremely hard to shake."‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
A- 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Not only is the handmade artistry meticulous across the board, but Anderson's eye for choreographed randomness is second to none.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B+ 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) A timely satire for those moviegoers who are fine with taking the film at face value - as a silly ribbing of government corruption - and those who find comfort in comparing the nonsense on screen to America's own political reality show.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
C- 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Audiences that step into Uprising are probably looking for one thing: gigantic creatures fighting and smashing into buildings. You get that here and nothing more.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
B+ 91% Love, Simon (2018) While things get a bit Dawson's Creek-y at times, director Greg Berlanti never allows the narrative's melodrama to overtake the more significant themes that make a film like Love, Simon a milestone for mainstream gay movies. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
C 40% Gringo (2018) The biggest problem with Gringo is that there are far too many unnecessary subplots, which the weak narrative can't support. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
D 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Turns the frightening scenario of a home invasion into a conventional slasher movie where everyone runs around while the killers walk menacingly and wield kitchen knives and drag axes on the ground.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
C- 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time will be relegated to the category where forgotten fantasy family fare like The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl takes up space.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A- 100% The Eleven O'Clock (2016) Playing out like a highly-entertaining comedy routine, The Eleven O'Clock is a flat-out riot.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B+ 91% DeKalb Elementary (2017) The dynamic between actors Tarra Riggs and Bo Mitchell is authentic and humanistic as writer/director Reed Van Dyk allows the scene to take form one heartbreaking second after another.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
C 83% Revolting Rhymes (2016) Doesn't capture the same enchantment as either the original fairy tales or Dahl's book, but should get a pass from most indiscriminate children.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B- 78% Lou (2017) Cute and playful enough, although the final moral-of-the-story homestretch doesn't make much sense.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B+ 100% Negative Space (2018) Rich with detail and featuring a wonderful underwater scene with "underwear jellyfish," this Wes Andersonesque animation is a charmer.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B+ 100% Garden Party (2017) [Wraps] up with some effective dark humor that gets to the core of the bleak narrative.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B+ 73% Dear Basketball (2017) A beautifully hand-drawn animation and personal poem that is both impassioned and inspiring.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B+ 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) An intriguing look at the grieving process, identity politics and the fierce determination of a member of an underrepresented faction in society.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
C 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Is somewhat of a dull affair and one that runs counter to the idea that using sex as an element of female empowerment only works when the character isn't forced into the position to survive.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
B 83% Game Night (2018) With broad strokes of self-awareness [and] a screwy screenplay that sometimes crosses the line into parody ... Game Night is more gratifying than hearing an opponent say, "You sunk my battleship!"‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B 97% Black Panther (2018) With a talented, majority black cast, a director with a distinctive voice and several technical triumphs, including some incredible costume design ... Black Panther is a superhero highpoint for the history books.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B 80% The One I Love (2014) It might not be able to close out as efficiently as it would've liked, but it does present some valuable themes about appreciating every aspect of a relationship no matter how flawed it is.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
C+ 82% Early Man (2018) The by-the-numbers storyline is disappointing considering how imaginative Nick Park's work has proven to be for the last 30 years.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
D 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Another unmemorable romp between the sheets.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
C 64% Coach Carter (2005) With subplots about pregnant girlfriends, drug-dealing cousins, and other sob stories that are mentioned but not developed, Coach Carter's exceptional message is delivered with little imagination.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Lucas controls himself, unlike in the previous prequels, and sticks to the most poignant issues, which makes the transition from Sith to A New Hope effortless.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B+ 72% Crónicas (2005) Director/screenwriter Sebastián Cordero delivers a lurid and absorbing drama about the power of the media and the steps some will take to get the big scoop. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
A- 95% The King's Speech (2010) Actor Colin Firth is simply mesmerizing, as is the rest of the talented cast who bring to life this fascinating footnote in British history. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
D- 9% Season of the Witch (2011) The anticlimactic scenes all lead up to an inevitable CGI-heavy showdown: Good vs. Evil, featuring a clan of grotesque zombie monks and a winged demon as realistic as the one Eddie Murphy jacks up in The Golden Child.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
C- 49% No Strings Attached (2011) Director Ivan Reitman, who has never really gotten any dirtier than campers reading smut in Meatballs, is out of his element.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B+ 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) Consider director Sylvain Chomet...the ringmaster and main attraction in this melancholic circus accented by a warm, water-colored Edinburg landscape.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B+ 80% Barney's Version (2011) Watching Barney search for happiness in the most graceless ways is uncomfortable at times, but his sincere personality peers through enough from behind his callous exterior to inspire sympathy for him without dismissing his countless flaws.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
D 32% I Am Number Four (2011) Replace the melodramatic vampires and werewolves [from The Twilight Saga] with some equally angsty extraterrestrials and Four is an obvious imitation with faint originality.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B 86% Cedar Rapids (2011) Ed Helms delivers some dialed-down, hilarious moments that never feel like second-rate gags.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B+ 87% White Material (2010) The consistently despairing tone is remarkable, as is Isabelle Huppert's understated and absorbing performance as a woman lost in deep-seated denial and facing an inevitable end.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
D- 11% Red Riding Hood (2011) Director Catherine Hardwicke is out to tap into the demographic of 13 to 18-year-old tweens who fund these gothic soap operas with their babysitting money. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018