Marianna Neal

Marianna Neal
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Impression Blend

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 97% Pig (2021) Pig is an anti John Wick film, and it is a must-watch! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
7/10 91% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Fear Street Part 3: 1666 is the best film in the trilogy, and if you've been enjoying the Fear Street movies so far - you will not be disappointed here. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
6/10 89% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Fear Street Part 2 is a pretty fun time, but just like the first movie doesn't really offer anything that's going to truly impress you or blow your mind. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
6/10 82% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) It has a fun look to it, it has plenty of references to other slashers, it does have some solid kills and gore, but nothing about it truly stands out. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
7/10 88% Zola (2021) It delivers a story full of drama, humor, and suspense, and it does so while also stylizing it to fit its origins. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
8/10 95% In the Heights (2021) In the Heights is absolutely the summer crowd-pleaser we all need right now! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2021
8/10 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) You're going to be sitting there, holding your breath time and time again! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2021
7/10 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Army of the Dead ( ... ) doesn't take itself too seriously, and wants to entertain the audience with action, zombies, and gore. It may not be flawless, but it's fun and memorable. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
8/10 88% Oxygen (2021) It's effective, it's well-paced, well-executed, it kept me guessing, and I was at the edge of my seat the entire time. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
6/10 26% Voyagers (2021) [Voyagers] has a lot of wasted potential, and with better writing and better characters it really could have been something a lot more special. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
9/10 93% Saint Maud (2020) Haunting, stylish, disturbing, thought-provoking, and mysteriously ambiguous, though it provides a lot of the answers to those who are paying close attention. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
7/10 82% Mank (2020) For a film titled Mank, I really didn't feel like I truly knew who he was at the end of it. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
10/10 87% Gone Girl (2014) Deliciously twisted! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
8/10 87% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) For this particular story, Fincher's style is just too sleek. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
10/10 96% The Social Network (2010) The combination of rapid fire dialogue, driven performances, and impeccable editing give The Social Network an incredible sense of energy. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
9/10 71% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) It's a beautiful story, and it is unlike anything Fincher has ever made. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
7/10 89% Zodiac (2007) From the visual and technical standpoint - yes, it's fantastic. But art has always been about more than just technique, more than the sum of its parts, and that "more" is where Zodiac falls short. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
7/10 75% Panic Room (2002) Panic Room is one of those thrillers you'll enjoy and get really into on your first viewing, but probably won't be dying to watch again. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
10/10 79% Fight Club (1999) It's bold, it's gritty, it's rebellious, it's unapologetic, it takes risks, and it's narrator reflects the frustrations of many people. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
7/10 76% The Game (1997) There is certainly plenty to appreciate here, but the issues of this particular story are just too significant to overlook. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
10/10 81% Seven (Se7en) (1995) The perfect twisted thriller! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
6/10 45% Alien3 (1992) Alien 3 really seems to miss the point of the first two films and what made them great. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
9/10 97% Sound of Metal (2020) This is an incredibly powerful and impactful film! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2020
9/10 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Another Round is fun, heartfelt, nuanced, thought-provoking, and very enjoyable! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2020
8/10 97% Shiva Baby (2021) It's funny, it's well-written, it taps into the always potent topic of the awkwardness of family gatherings, and at only 77 minutes long it's a very tightly paced film. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2020
8/10 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Between the very strong cast, the well-written dialogue, the timeliness of it all and the powerful dramatic discussion that unfolds -- One Night In Miami is absolutely a film you should give your attention to. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2020
10/10 85% Black Swan (2010) It surprises me how many people question whether or not Black Swan is a horror film because it undeniably is - it's psychological horror at its best. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
9/10 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The Trial of the Chicago 7 is timely, gripping, entertaining, moving, and a very important film to watch. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
7/10 88% Clapboard Jungle (2020) A good look at how many different pieces have to come together just to take a project off the ground. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
7/10 94% Dinner in America (2020) A coming-of-age story with a punk rock heart. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
8/10 90% The Block Island Sound (2020) This moody and mysterious horror thriller grabbed my attention and did not let go until the very end. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
8/10 98% The Paper Tigers (2021) A heartwarming comedy that's also a great throwback to martial arts films with impressive choreography and a lot of charm. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
8/10 84% You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) I was 100% into this from start to finish and by the end I just want David Arquette to be happy. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
9/10 94% Nomadland (2021) It really is a film you don't just watch -- you get on the same wavelength with it. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
9/10 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Kirby is such a powerhouse here that you sometimes forget the rest of the cast exists. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
9/10 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) This is a film that is a masterclass on how to adapt a novel, keeping what's important while also making it a standalone work with a very clear reflection of the writer-director's philosophy and style. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
7/10 85% Detention (2019) Taiwan's totalitarian past as a nightmare to wake up from? Thank you, horror for continuing the tradition of representing real life problems. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
7/10 90% The Oak Room (2020) This is a great film for anyone who enjoys a good, small-scale, dark mystery that takes its time to build up the tension in the beginning, takes the viewers through some twists and turns, and has a payoff that's worth the wait. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
7/10 95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) This is the perfect movie for those of you who are missing that strange, almost dark fantasy feel of something like Tales from the Crypt. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
8/10 80% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) While it definitely walks the line between thriller and comedy in the beginning, things get darker as the film goes on and the sharp commentary on internet culture and hypocrisy becomes even more obvious. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
9/10 95% Feels Good Man (2020) This is a fascinating exploration of Pepe's journey! - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
8/10 88% Sputnik (2020) It has an engaging story, great visual style, some shades of Alien and even a bit of Arrival, a lead character you want to root for, and a great balance of thrills and point of view. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2020
8/10 95% Palm Springs (2020) It's funny, clever, charming, and refreshing -- exactly what I needed it to be. - Impression Blend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
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 74% 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 79% 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 91% 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