Kristy Puchko

Kristy Puchko
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
90% Villains (2019) For all their clever ideas and casting brilliance, Berk and Olsen fell short of giving their horror-comedy the edge it needed to make Villains as exciting as its potential. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
71% The VelociPastor (2019) This dumb movie has a surprisingly sly sophistication... - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
50% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) By the second or third to last climax sequence, I was done. I just wanted this to end. Which, I guess at least means I was finally relating to the characters. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
68% Paradise Hills (2019) It's smart and gorgeous, but it lacks the heart to make it poignant or profound. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Øvredal and del Toro created the perfect adaptation for Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% Extra Ordinary (2019) Extra Ordinary is a demented delight. playfully weaving together horror movie references, a heartwarming romance, and cheeky laughs. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
73% The Incredible Shrinking Wknd (El increíble finde menguante) (2019) Caballero gives us a woman-child anti-hero who is complicated, charismatic, and compelling, plus a fantasy that is ever timely. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
82% 1BR (2019) We're left with an undercooked premise, a lackluster lead, a grim tone, and a grueling pace that lumbers into an underwhelming finale. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Dead Dicks (2019) Dead Dicks tackles taboos, blending trippy horror, irreverent humor, and shocking tenderness to create a film that's both darkly challenging and wildly entertaining. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
85% The Nightingale (2019) The Nightingale is both riveting and ruthless, yet also achingly tender. - Riot Material EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
80% The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) If you're hungry for something spicy and totally nuts, seek out The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
87% Ready or Not (2019) Ready Or Not f*cking rocks. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
86% We Are Little Zombies (2019) We Are Little Zombies is trippy and nostalgic adventure that mashes up faint elements of zombie horror with old-school video game tropes. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
95% Harpoon (2019) Harpoon a solidly amusing and demented romp. But there's not much there there. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
100% Riot Girls (2019) With a slew of allusions to '80s genre cinema, Riot Girls aims to reclaim the post-apocalypse for queer girls with attitude. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
100% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) A Good Woman Is Hard To Find welcomes us to revel in this patriarchy-smashing revenge fantasy and its fashion flourish too. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
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
94% 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
28% 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
81% 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
83% 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
99% 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
93% 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
83% 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
90% 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 90% 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
89% 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
72% 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
93% 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
51% 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
90% 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
58% 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
80% 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