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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Look Away (2018) Not especially distinctive.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
89% A Crooked Somebody (2018) Features excellent performances and a plot firmly rooted in relationships rather than stunts.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
75% Chasing the Blues (2018) The film's pleasures are small ones, but they're perfectly pitched.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
0% Maximum Impact (2018) Neither particularly funny nor conspicuously thrilling.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
10% Peppermint (2018) Fundamentally forgettable, the kind of movie whose details begin to disappear the moment the credits roll.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
62% Blood Fest (2018) Though never particularly scary, 'Blood Fest' is entertaining and gives genre fans the opportunity to feel clever as they spot the references to a wide range of horror films.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
80% What Keeps You Alive (2018) Features excellent performances by leads Brittany Allen and Hannah Emily Anderson and some tidy plot twists. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
65% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) Funny little Nazis require rather more finesse than The Littlest Reich possesses. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
5% 211 (2018) Adhering to a formula is one thing, but this cliché overload pushes 211 over the line that divides undistinguished movies from bad ones. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
46% Elizabeth Harvest (2018) Both great genre fun and genuinely horrifying. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
13% 14 Cameras (2018) The sequel to the 2015 high-tech peeping Tom thriller '13 Cameras' takes the premise up a notch with genuinely creepy results. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
100% King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2018) This briskly entertaining documentary about low-budget filmmaker Larry Cohen gives the writer plenty of time to tell his own story of making smart movies on the cheap.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
0% Black Water (2018) A thoroughly forgettable formulaic action movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2/5 45% Deep Impact (1998) A three-hankie weeper in disaster-movie drag, and its tear-jerking bull's-eyes are separated by long stretches of tedium. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
7% China Salesman (2018) If it were half an hour shorter, China Salesman might be a candidate for "so bad it's good (or at least kind of fun)" status. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
49% Superfly (2018) Slick but not cool and has nothing much to say.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
78% Discreet (2018) A disturbed loner begins to unravel in this contemplative thriller that's less interested in conventional thrills than in drawing viewers into the protagonist's off-kilter world view.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
42% In Darkness (2018) Fans of the genre will appreciate the clever script and strong performances.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) [A] sweetly daffy picture about coming of age in punk-era England.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) [S]tumbles at every turn.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
27% Breaking In (2018) Breaking In keeps the pace up, the pressure on and the action fairly plausible.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
53% Bad Samaritan (2018) In this tightly constructed thriller, a stone-cold sociopath is pitted against a small-time grifter who rediscovers his long-neglected moral compass.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
82% Ghost Stories (2018) This modern-day portmanteau horror film cleverly ties together three stories of the supernatural through one character's search to debunk the apparently undebunkable.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
28% Traffik (2018) 1970s exploitation lives in this lean, mean tale of vacationing city folk who accidentally run afoul of rural human traffickers.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/4 69% The Leading Man (1998) While buff, blandly handsome and a pleasant enough screen presence, Jon Bon Jovi can't suggest the bottomless reserves of guile, intelligence and resolve his role demands.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
67% Mercury (2018) Contains several genuinely suspenseful sequences reminiscent of Fede Alvarez's acclaimed 2016 Don't Breathe and of '70s gialli in general.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
44% Allure (2018) Bad love comes in several varieties in this thriller about a woman whose relationship with a teenager has dire consequences.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
100% Keep the Change (2018) Surprisingly sweet rom-com featuring two people with autism benefits from affecting performances by leads Samantha Elisofon and Brandon Polansky.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
17% Death Wish (2018) [I]n the end it's just another macho fantasy about "good guys" with guns.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
No Score Yet Pickings (2018) Pickings may not be a genre-changer, but it's handsomely stylish and a cut above the average neo-noir pastiche.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
43% Curvature (2018) Once it sets up its "What if?" premise [...] it doesn't do a whole lot with it...at least, not a whole lot that's especially interesting.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
8% 7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018) Incredibly dumb and tedious.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
17% Looking Glass (2018) Cage tones down the theatrics that sometime derail films in which he appears.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
89% Bomb City (2018) Teenage rivalries escalate into searing violence in this powerful, fact-based drama about class, money and identity run amok in 1990s Amarillo, Texas.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
75% Braven (2018) This sharply directed, back-against-the-wall thriller features strong performances and stunning winter location photography.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
71% Like Me (2018) The film's pulse comes from its rapid-fire montages of familiar images.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
75% Mom and Dad (2018) Billed as a horror comedy, Mom & Dad is neither funny nor scary.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
40% Den of Thieves (2018) An efficient, well-plotted heist movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
0% Delirium (2018) Delirium is thoroughly predictable and it takes a long time to get going.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Simplistic and filled with characters who, however well they may have been developed on the page, have little depth onscreen.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
0% Stratton (2018) While it's not a disaster, it's also not the little movie that could blow past its limitations and knock the skeptics out of their socks. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
5% Hangman (2017) A slog of a movie, an instantly forgettable rehash of genre rehashes that isn't even engaging on a "Who done it?" level.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
No Score Yet Dark Meridian (2017) Suspenseful and briskly paced, Dark Meridian is a small movie that makes the most of its assets and doesn't overstay its welcome.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
33% Inoperable (2017) It's not a game-changer, but it plays by the rules and doesn't strangle on its own complications.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
89% A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017) It's the kind of movie that shines brightest when discovered by accident: The less information you have going in, the more likely you are to be seduced by its quirky charms.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
83% Mayhem (2017) The whole messy affair comes to a conclusion that delivers knee-jerk satisfaction in an impressively stylish way.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
85% My Friend Dahmer (2017) A subtly discomfiting movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
44% Acts of Vengeance (2017) Hits its clichéd notes efficiently.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
28% Leatherface (2017) Ultimately, Leatherface can't really stand on its own, but it hardly needs to.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
59% Jungle (2017) Strong performances all around keep the story from feeling like an exploitation shocker.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017