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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% 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
46% 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
96% 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
67% 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 No Score Yet 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
23% 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
72% 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
84% 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
77% 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
22% 37 (2016) The notorious 1964 New York City murder of Kitty Genovese is the springboard for this arty but tedious meditation on urban angst.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
86% Operation Mekong (2016) A multi-nation task force wages war on a drug lord in this entertaining but overlong Hong Kong action film.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
10% ClownTown (2016) Even diehard clown haters are likely to tire quickly of this fright flick's formulaic running, screaming and jump-scares.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
10% I.T. (2016) Brosnan and Frecheville deliver solid performances, but not good enough to make their characters more than the sum of their clichés, which are legion.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
90% SEED: The Untold Story (2016) The frightening beauty of Seed is the clarity with which it defines the mission of seed-savers -- maintaining agricultural diversity for future generations, whatever the world they inherit; it's bluntly persuasive. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
No Score Yet The Devil's Dolls (2016) A cursed batch of tiny dolls trigger murder and mayhem in in Padraig Reynolds' (Rites of Spring) one-gimmick shocker.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016) This tepid war-of-the-sexes comedy doesn't have much bite, despite its timely topic. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
100% Transpecos (2016) Excellent performances distinguish this lean thriller about three border-patrol officers trapped in a web of conflicting loyalties and motives.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
No Score Yet Happy Birthday! (2016) For all its strenuously outrageous twists and turns, Happy Birthday! is ultimately too conventional to really stand out among similar thrillers.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
60% Zoom (2016) Imaginative, multi-layered meta-comedy centered on two aspiring fiction writers and their intertwined creations.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) A young man looks to avenge his brother's death in this formulaic throwback to the golden age of '80s martial-arts movies that features kick-ass veteran Jean-Claude Van Damme.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
64% Antibirth (2016) Weird, messy and oddly fascinating.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016