Kristy Puchko

Kristy Puchko
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
95% Firecrackers (2019) Mozaffari has delivered a film bold, bittersweet, beautiful, and undeniably brilliant. That she's down this fresh out the gate is even more remarkable. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
92% The Deeper You Dig (2019) Poser and Adams crafted a film uniquely their own, which is richly engaging, thrillingly fresh, and sensationally creepy. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
24% Sadako (2019) For all the nightmares Ringu's ghost inspired the night after I saw her new movie, Sadako felt like a total snooze. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) Crawl combines the creature feature thrills of Jaws with Aja's predilection for ghoulish overkill, and a deeply dark vein of humor. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art of Self-Defense is basically Fight Club stripped of all the rock n' roll allure that made it wildly misunderstood by those who fell for Tyler Durden's patter. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
100% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell wasn't the tearjerker I craved. But by weaving a story of life, death, lies, and love, it gave me a comfort I hadn't expected, yet needed and treasure. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
92% Sword of Trust (2019) Sword of Trust is rich with humor and heart with a sophisticated edge of snark. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% The Lavender Scare (2019) The Lavender Scare is a decent intro to a pivotal part of gay rights movement. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
57% Velvet Goldmine (1998) Haynes makes the dream so sweet, you can't help but return again and again to crushing glamor and gorgeousness of Velvet Goldmine. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
82% Midsommar (2019) Aster's blend of beauty, violence, horror and humor leads to a climax that is both disturbing yet exhilarating. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
No Score Yet Madame Yankelova's Fine Literature Club (2019) "alive with macabre humor, allowing us to cackle at a close-up of hot dogs and guffaw at the devilish antics of these deadly women." - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
89% Plus One (2019) Plus One is the best rom-com you haven't heard of. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) It's a strange journey that is savagely funny, sophisticated and unnerving. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
22% Men in Black International (2019) It's astounding how Men in Black: International drops the ball. It had all the pieces for something sensational. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
7.9/10 91% I Am Mother (2019) I Am Mother is an engaging sci-fi thriller-meets-coming of age drama, with three strong lead performances. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
90% Rocketman (2019) The biopic about gay rock icon Elton John is proudly queer, packed with spectacle, and-though streaked with trauma and tragedy-radiant with joy. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
69% The Perfect Date (2019) I liked The Perfect Date better when it was called Loverboy. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
73% The Perfection (2019) [Allison Williams and Logan Browning] play together with raw emotion and savage wrath that scratches at the legacy of such camp horror divas as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
100% The Garden Left Behind (2019) A lean drama that's raw, poignant, and daring. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
50% Freak Show (2018) It has all the nuance of a sharpie-scrawled slur on a locker. It's pacing is atrocious with scenes colliding together like drunken brunchers, without grace or intention. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
94% Wild Rose (2019) With a voice of fire and stardust, Buckley sings of shiny hopes, hidden heartaches and rawest revelations, creating a journey that's heartwarming, pulse racing and toe-tapping. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
48% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) The Sun Is Also A Star fell far short of my expectations, offering a romance that never manages to shine. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
83% Go Back to China (2019) Go Back To China is a fun and fascinating film that thoughtfully explores culture clash and the drama inherent if father-daughter dynamics. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
88% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) Passon's attempt at slow-burn never really ignites. And so We Have Always Lived in the Castle is not exciting, eerie, or intriguing, just boring. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
92% Blinded by the Light (2019) Blinded By The Light is a heartwarming and rollicking delight with a soundtrack that demands to be played loud and proud. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
59% Ophelia (2019) Everyone knows Ophelia went mad when her father died, then committed suicide. What this re-imagination of Hamlet presupposes is: maybe she didn't? - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
95% See You Yesterday (2019) See You Yesterday is an instant sci-fi classic that's as timely as it is terrific. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
96% In Fabric (2019) In Fabric is a moody and darkly amusing film that borrows from an array of horror influences to create something familiar yet refreshingly unexpected. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
45% Georgetown (2019) Georgetown is an exhilarating dance, where partners Waltz, Bening and Redgrave radiate with love, regret, and rage. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
56% Charlie Says (2019) Harron chooses not to focus on the victims who were killed, but how their savage murders impacted the women who committed them. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
83% Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (2019) Like Penn and Teller showing the secrets to their tricks, Moving Parts doesn't strip away the magic. It makes you marvel at the mastery of the craft behind it. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
45% Georgetown (2019) Beneath the thrills and fun, Waltz delivers a clear warning about the dangers of buying into charm, using his own as perfect weapon and cleverly savage messenger. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
78% Scary Stories (2019) Littered with garbled audio, facile arguments, and astoundingly poor production values, the film feels cheap, lazy, and opportunistic... - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
33% Only (2019) Even as this movie focuses on the suffering inflicted on women by the patriarchy, it objectifies its heroine and turns her pain into pretty tragedy porn. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
72% Knives and Skin (2019) Reeder didn't make a film, but a fireworks display. Bursts of style and emotion streak across a cold, dark backdrop of mortality. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
91% Come to Daddy (2019) If you're looking for something that's a bit ghoulish, gross, and goofy, check out Come To Daddy. It's a deranged bit of fun for the whole deeply f*cked up family. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
92% Starfish (2019) Gardner grounds the film with a nuanced performance that allows us to see past Aubrey's guarded exterior to the emotions that crash within her. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
81% Fast Color (2019) Fast Color is extraordinary and not to be missed. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Like the remarkable poet at its center, Wild Nights with Emily is playful, clever, and alive. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
89% Missing Link (2019) Despite it sexist stumble, I'd recommend LAIKA's latest. I just wish I didn't have to issue such a disclaimer. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
43% Thriller (2018) Thriller has a foundation of terrific ideas but just doesn't live up to its name. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
62% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Perhaps after all these years The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was never going to live up to the movie we'd built in our heads. Maybe that was an impossible dream. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
73% Teen Spirit (2019) Teen Spirit totally rocks. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
26% The Silence (2019) Imagine A Quiet Place, but deeply mediocre. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
46% Little (2019) Little is a movie that gleefully celebrates female power, on and offscreen. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
40% Mercy Black (2019) A real child's story of surviving a vicious attempt on her life is exploited by Egerton for the stupid and soulless spectacle that is Mercy Black. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
64% Unicorn Store (2019) The best thing I can say about Unicorn Store is its only 92-minutes long. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
80% The Wind (2019) Like The Babadook, this is more than a frightening tale of things that go bump in the night. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
100% Slut in a Good Way (Charlotte a du fun) (2019) She's a slut in a good way, and her darling story invites us to join in on the fun of flirting, f*cking, and a climactic Bollywood dance number. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
54% Cruel Intentions (1999) 20 years later, you can see the charm that made Witherspoon a star, appreciate Blair's comedic splendor, and recognize that Phillippe was handsome and is also in this movie. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019