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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Houses October Built 2 (2017) Unsatisfying and more than a little dull.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
50% Last Rampage (2017) [I]t's a strong film and should find a significant audience in secondary markets.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
36% Wetlands (2017) A somber neo-noir distinguished largely by its atypical setting.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
80% The Oath (2016) What lifts The Oath out of the realm of exploitation is the casual refinement of its performances.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
46% Red Christmas (2017) One of the most beautifully lit and photographed horror films since Dario Argento's Suspiria.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
No Score Yet The Monster Project (2017) An above-average variation on a familiar theme and style, and in a market glutted with scary movies that's no small achievement.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
0% Armed Response (2017) Low-budget high-tech thriller pits grunts against a supercomputer run amok in this too-familiar tale of man against machine. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
No Score Yet Lycan (2017) Lycan is unlikely to connect with teen audiences, and hardcore horror buffs are likely to find it lacking in gore appeal.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
100% Sled Dogs (2017) This persuasive documentary about the sled-dog industry focuses on the economics of animal cruelty and aims to inform rather than entertain.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
18% Wish Upon (2017) Wish Upon isn't a genre changer, but it's better than it needs to be while delivering the PG-rated goods.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
89% Man Underground (2017) Will disappoint viewers expecting a sci-fi thriller but succeeds as a subtle examination of the human need for connection. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
85% Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) (Curse of the Living Dead) (Don't Walk in the Park) (1966) Restored version of Italian horror icon Mario Bava's eerie 1966 ghost story burnishes the elegant use of color often blurred on DVDs and older prints.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
50% Hickok (2017) Straightforward drama featuring "Wild Bill" Hickok is unlikely to impress theatre audiences but could come as a welcome surprise to genre fans on home-viewing platforms.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
0% Darkness Rising (2017) Generic haunted-house story will have trouble standing out from a crowded summer theatrical environment.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
No Score Yet A Beginner's Guide to Snuff (2017) This high-concept, low-budget black comedy uses the undying myth of real snuff movies to poke some mild fun at horror stereotypes.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
22% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) This charming, scruffy dog story pits a laid-back Los Angeles P.I. against a motley crew of lowlifes, wastrels and crooks...think Keanu with a very cute pup.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
53% 47 Meters Down (2017) A nifty little summer scare movie that looks great on the big screen and delivers a timely warning that it's never safe to go back in the water.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
29% Camera Obscura (2017) Death follows a traumatized war photographer home from Afghanistan in this tricky thriller that loses momentum early on.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
45% Awakening the Zodiac (2017) A young couple comes across evidence that might finally unmask the notorious 1960s serial murderer in this disappointing thriller.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) True movie lovers will come away with a pair of new heroes in Michael Gates and Kathy Jones-Gates.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
60% Aaron's Blood (2017) Somber and suffused with a resigned sadness, it's a must-see for vampire-movie completists.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
27% Drone (2017) In this polemical drama, a military contractor who works from the safety of his home office is confronted by the brutal reality of what he does for a living.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
No Score Yet Devil's Domain (2017) [I]ts depiction of bullying is pretty familiar stuff.‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 18, 2017
67% The Wall (2017) Tautly dramatic.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
68% Take Me (2017) A quirky comedy about power and fantasy role-play, Take Me's loopy premise fuels an off-kilter character study. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
38% Voice from the Stone (2017) While lovely to look at, Voice from the Stone is more than a little dull. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
13% Black Rose (2017) The definition of made-for-VOD: blandly competent, undemanding and instantly forgettable.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
50% The Promise (2017) [A] competent but unremarkable historical epic.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
66% Free Fire (2017) An apolitical gun merchant and an IRA buyer meet in an abandoned factory building to do a deal in this mordantly funny chronicle of escalating disaster.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
31% The Assignment (2017) [Not] a "good" movie in the conventional sense of the word, but it's a great piece of unbridled pulp fiction and a fabulous showcase for Weaver and Rodriguez.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
55% Speech & Debate (2017) Ultimately Speech & Debate is stuck in a Catch-22: It's so hard to argue with the premise that it's tough to get excited about it. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
86% The Transfiguration (2017) The Transfiguration's measured pace will leave some audiences restless, but its slow build-up pays off beautifully.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
73% The Void (2017) A slice of nostalgic delight, good gory fun that's neither kitsch nor weighed down by a tedious string of quotes from other movies.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
55% Here Alone (2017) Three survivors of a lethal virus form an uneasy alliance in this post-apocalyptic drama that prioritizes relationships over shocks.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
80% Dig Two Graves (2017) Those who prefer more subtle and character-driven chills will not be disappointed.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
22% Atomica (Deep Burial) (2017) Better that it needed to be.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
54% The Belko Experiment (2017) Reductive but potent.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
100% Don't Kill It (2017) A peripatetic demon turns a small town into a slaughterhouse in this brisk and very bloody supernatural thriller.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
33% Lavender (2017) [Abbie] Cornish's strong performance [...] serves as an anchor that keeps this slow-burn thriller [...] from wearing out its welcome before the third-act revelations. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) [Sennia Nanua is] phenomenal, by turns glib, vulnerable, disconcertingly opaque and viscerally terrifying. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
No Score Yet Irada (2017) Kudos to Irada for taking a stand.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) Ailurophiles should flock to this charming documentary about free-range cats in Istanbul.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
0% Eloise (2017) Four friends spend a long, dark night in a haunted insane asylum in this by-the-numbers horror movie. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
No Score Yet Massacre on Aisle 12 (2017) Disgruntled hardware-store employees are trapped after hours with a killer in this formulaic horror picture enlivened by some clever dialogue.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
69% My Father, Die (2017) A psychologically scarred man's battle to rise above his family's legacy of brutality drives this violent and sneakily moving story of toxic ties that bind.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/4 80% What Have You Done to Solange? (1972) Even if it were loosely adapted from a Wallace mystery, the seemy sexual elements of the film's plot would have to have been invented by the scrrenwriters.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
24% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Three teens try to outsmart the bogeyman in this formulaic but well-executed fright flick. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
71% Reset (Relève: Histoire d'une création) (2017) For anyone with an inherent interest in the arts, it's a fascinating look behind the curtain.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
No Score Yet Go North (2017) A seriously sub-par Hunger Games knockoff.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) An orgy of graphic sex and (mostly) psychological violence, this Mexican art-house shocker is designed to offend. Let the viewer beware.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017