Marianna Neal

Marianna Neal
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Impression Blend

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) It's an entertaining, effective, scary horror thriller with a lot of great moments of tension, but it's also a film that is very strong thematically. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
7/10 73% The Lodge (2020) If atmospheric, slow-burn horror is your thing -- The Lodge is definitely for you! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
6/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) I do wish it did more with the story and explored the characters further, but most of us are here for the Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn show. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
7/10 47% Underwater (2020) Yes, it is derivative, but if you're a fan of the sci-fi thriller genre - Underwater is a good time. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
10/10 89% 1917 (2020) Do NOT dismiss this as "just another war movie"! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
9/10 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is relentless! It is a non-stop, edge-of-your seat experience. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
9/10 95% Little Women (2019) What a film to end the year on! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
8/10 97% Knives Out (2019) I had a lot of fun watching this film, it was incredibly entertaining and actually funnier than I expected it to be. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
9/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Really entertaining, surprisingly emotional, very rewatchable, and absolutely worth seeing in theaters, on the big screen. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
8/10 90% The Lighthouse (2019) To say that The Lighthouse leaves you wondering what the hell did you just witness is an understatement. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
10/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Let's just get this out of the way: Parasite is the best film of 2019. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
3.5/5 68% Joker (2019) It's not a movie I'm likely to be watching again, but the visuals, atmosphere, and the lead performance are incredibly strong. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
4.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Absolutely spellbinding! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It Chapter Two is a perfectly functional companion piece. Both are tied together by an exceptional evil clown performance, and both films feature great ensemble casts and fun scares. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4.5/5 98% The Farewell (2019) [The Farewell] is wonderful, and it's one of those rare films that would work for pretty much anyone. Unless you're heartless. Then maybe not. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The best way to go into "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is to leave your expectations at the door, and just enjoy your time in 1969 Los Angeles. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Ari Aster is undoubtedly a master of his craft - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2019
4.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) In case you weren't already in love with Taron Egerton, this movie will get you there. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) A sci-fi horror film with a lot more emphasis on the sci-fi rather than the horror, and it's very good! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) One of the most amazing things about Blade Runner 2049 is that is manages to capture the spirit and style of the original, while also feeling completely new. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
4.5/5 82% The Chaser (Chugyeogja) (2008) You're still going to get the chases, the violence, and the dark tone you would expect, but all of that is rooted in reality and drama making The Chaser come very close to the neo-noir genre. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Sometimes, especially in thrillers and horror, a simple idea can be very effective, as long as the execution can maintain the tension. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
61% Martyrs (2008) With Martyrs the horrifying imagery and gore are not the point or the source of entertainment ... It transcends the genre, and challenges the viewers to see beyond the horror. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) It's that patient, character-driven, tension-building, psychological horror that firmly plants itself into your mind, and just refuses to let go. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019