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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Devil's Domain (2017) [I]ts depiction of bullying is pretty familiar stuff.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
68% The Wall (2017) Tautly dramatic.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
63% 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
28% 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
48% The Promise (2017) [A] competent but unremarkable historical epic.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
67% 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
84% 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
52% 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
97% 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
74% 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
83% Dangal (2016) The film's drama feels authentic, and not just because it's based on a true story.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) [A] polished shocker whose realistic special effects will limit its audience to hardcore horror fans.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
No Score Yet Kill Ratio (2016) There's plenty of action in this low-budget thriller [...] but without a Van Damme-level star, the movie's natural home is VOD and other nontheatrical platforms.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
32% Abattoir (2016) [I]n the end, the screenplay doesn't equal the sum of its parts and the film is unsatisfying.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
No Score Yet Sins of Our Youth (2016) Four middle-class teens accidentally kill a younger boy and subsequently do all the wrong things in this cautionary drama about gun violence. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
50% Pet (2016) [An] ambitious psychological thriller that's unlikely to attract mainstream audiences but should play well with horror buffs.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
75% SiREN (2016) Doesn't quite live up to its premise but delivers some lurid shocks.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) There's more than a hint of the classic, doom-haunted The Night of the Hunter to the proceedings, but The Eyes of My Mother has its own soft, insinuatingly creepy voice.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
20% Tank 432 (Belly of the Bulldog) (2016) U.K. cinematographer Nick Gillespie makes his directing debut with this handsome but frustrating "Gotcha!" tale.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
78% The Monster (2016) Stranded on a dark, deserted country road, a mother and daughter are stalked by a vicious creature in this well-written and acted horror picture.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
70% Uncle Kent 2 (2016) An animator has a personal meltdown in this absurdist comedy whose nerd-bro sensibilities are very much a matter of taste.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Dog Eat Dog never truly gels as a thriller, but its quirks and its performances ensure that it's not dull. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet The Charnel House (2016) The Charnel House doesn't break any conspicuously new ground, but the setting is distinctive.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
0% The Unspoken (2016) The Unspoken may deliver a WTF ending, but its goofiness seriously undermines the impact.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
44% The Windmill (The Windmill Massacre) (2016) Formulaic stuff that strongly recalls The Devil's Nightmare, another finger-wagging lesson in reaping what you sow wherein a busload of tourists dies for their sundry sins.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
No Score Yet Zombies (2016) Ten years ago, Zombies might have looked like a stark little gem.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) While Creepy has its moments (plastic wrap features prominently), the sum is less than the total of its many parts. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet Viy (1967) The Viy itself is a disappointment, a lumbering, silly looking thing that would be right at home in The Neverending Story.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
53% Ordinary World (2016) Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong plays a retired rocker having a midlife crisis in this melancholy comedy of discontent.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
60% Desierto (2016) While there's a good chance that Desierto's politics will enrage some segments of its potential audience, it's a solid piece of filmmaking.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
100% Tower (2016) Powerful account of the 1966 spree killings on the University of Texas, Austin campus .‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
67% The Lennon Report (2016) Dramatic recreation of the night John Lennon was murdered matter-of-factly recalls a dirtier, less tourist-friendly New York City and an era when bad news was no surprise.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016