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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% 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
24% 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
71% 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
47% 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
0% 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
0% 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
86% 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
73% 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
41% 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
42% 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
6% 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
82% 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
83% My Friend Dahmer (2017) A subtly discomfiting movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
50% Acts of Vengeance (2017) Hits its clichéd notes efficiently.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
31% 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
54% Jungle (2017) Strong performances all around keep the story from feeling like an exploitation shocker.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
81% Tom of Finland (2017) Dome Karukoski's film examines the life of groundbreaking gay artist Touko Laaksonen, who found fame as Tom of Finland. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
50% Blood Money (2017) High-school best friends on their first college camping trip cross paths with a ruthless embezzler in this derivative but effective thriller. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
71% M.F.A. (2017) Brazilian-born filmmaker and actress Natalia Leite bypasses many of the clichés that make genre films featuring sexually based violence against women feel so sleazy.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
60% The Man From Earth: Holocene (2017) It's hard not to wish The Man From Earth well, if only for being guided so firmly by its own star.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
No Score Yet 2307: Winter's Dream (2017) Winter's Dream isn't a bad movie, just a very familiar one.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
17% Trafficked (2017) The kind of movie that preaches to the converted, and as such it's hard to figure out how much good it's doing.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
33% Generational Sins (2017) In the end none of it adds up to much.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
63% The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (2017) The Osiris Child is surprisingly smart and polished.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
100% AlphaGo (2017) Raises philosophical questions about the relationship between man and intelligent machines.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
0% Don't Sleep (2017) A young couple's dream home proves to be a nightmare in this formulaic horror movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
25% The Sound (2017) A debunker sets out to disprove an urban legend, but things don't go as planned in this tedious horror movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
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
56% 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
77% 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
47% 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
60% 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
16% 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