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Leigh Monson

Leigh Monson
Leigh Monson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Birth.Movies.Death.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
47% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) The film wants to celebrate Godard's revolutionary cinema by using those very tools to betray the man who founded them, so the result is necessarily abrasive, but it's worth it for fans of Godard's New Wave influence.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
60% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Ismael's Ghosts is a film defined by its excesses, and the most frustrating thing about it is that the leaner, better film is staring you in the face the entire time.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The silly sounding premise gets a better execution than you might expect. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) Blockers is good, but just not as funny as one would hope.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
No Score Yet Best F(r)iends, Part 1 (2018) As for the film itself, director Justin MacGregor certainly plays into the absurdity of the script's strange premise and twisted plotting. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
No Score Yet Best F(r)iends (2017) Greg Sestero's allegorical take on his and Wiseau's friendship makes for a richer experience than one might expect.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) There's a lot here to potentially enjoy but only if the culture clash is something you can put in the back of your mind.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) It seems that the strain of being a loyal sequel and trying to be its own thing was too much for Uprising, as it tears itself apart in the attempt and leaves bare the skeleton of the decent actioner that could have been.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Veep creator Armando Iannucci directs this bumbling display with consistently biting wit that doesn't venture too far into farce to be taken credibly.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
52% Flower (2018) Not knowing where a story is going is one thing, but it's entirely another to have characters so devoid of ethos and drive that there seems to be no point to anything you're witnessing.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) A very well-performed film with fiercely funny moments, well worth the time on the big screen.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) An unapologetically joyous experience, rich with dramatic stakes, but also wickedly funny and intently designed to leave the audience with great feelings leaving the theater.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
54% Fuck For Forest (2014) If nothing else, Fuck For Forest is a celebration of community and the idea that love can save the world.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
63% Every Day (2018) To cursorily glance at Every Day is to assume that it is one of a million similarly glossy teen weepies, but there's a lot more going on under the surface than one would expect.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A powerful, heartbreaking, empowering experience.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
58% Half Magic (2018) Half Magic feels like a breath of fresh air. It's a bit clunky and more than a little self-congratulatory, but the notion of a comedy aimed at women taking such a vicious swipe at male self-absorption feels novel.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
17% Looking Glass (2018) Looking Glass isn't a great movie, but it's a very entertaining one, leaning into the wild gesticulations of its lead without exploiting or overusing them. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
100% Diverge (2016) The resulting film feels almost entirely divorced from notions of entertainment or thematic exploration, instead relying on final moments of emotional investment that the film never expends the effort to develop or earn.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
33% Inoperable (2017) There is some shock value in Inoperable's plethora of bloody effects sequences, but this is quickly lost in repetition, and the incoherent narrative is neither rewarding in the moment nor rewarded by the climax.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2018
20% Kill Order (2018) So long as you ignore the plot, this one is filled with mindless action fun. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
60% Entanglement (2018) What might have been a light recommendation is made rather definitively garbage by an ending that aims for subversion but ultimately butts up against a harsh reality.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The Insult may have been made with a Lebanese audience in mind, but it sure feels relevant elsewhere throughout the world right about now. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
0% The Music of Silence (2018) The assemblage of scenes that allegorically portray Andrea Bocelli's life are devoid of overarching meaning, making the film boring in a way that isn't even rectified by the constant overacting.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) Have a Nice Day is a decent enough film that would be a lot easier to recommend if it had been more conventionally made.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) A movie "made for the fans," but also a demonstration of why that ethos doesn't make for good cinema.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) Looking back on it ten years later, it deserves more credit than it received at the time of its release, if for nothing else than somewhat redeeming a character that had become a caricature of himself by the previous conclusion of his own franchise.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018