Marisa Mirabal

Marisa Mirabal
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Juice: How Electricity Explains The World (2019) Filled with beautiful aerial shots and poignant scenes on par with images out of National Geographic magazine, Culver's documentary debut is enlightening and powerful. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4.5/5 63% Serial Mom (1994) SERIAL MOM takes a sharp, satirical look at our obsession with serial killers and is a witty glorification of violence for comedy. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
3.5/5 67% Red 11 (2019) RED 11 is an inspiring blueprint for low-budget and aspiring filmmakers. A family endeavor and a loving lesson in cinema, RED 11 not only passes the test, but kindly shares its answers, as well. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 100% Stuffed (2019) STUFFED dissects the taxidermy industry with an insightfully creative lens and shows how life and death can sometimes be one in the same. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
4/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) PET SEMATARY impressively exhumes our deepest fears. Death and grief are ruthlessly personified, and the thematic intensity of loss rises from the dead to deliver one of the best King adaptations to date. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
3.5/5 77% Adopt a Highway (2019) ADOPT A HIGHWAY will simultaneously warm and shatter your heart. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 91% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) The particular method of storytelling in DANIEL ISN'T REAL is one of deliciously diabolic eye-candy. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen star with adorably palpable chemistry by tackling normally depressing and defeating societal and political commentaries with an authentic and sweet love story. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 67% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Writer/Director Roxanne Benjamin paves a promising path in the horror genre. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
100% Greener Grass (2019) Simply put, Greener Grass is destined to be a cult classic. It's fun and fucked up in the best way possible. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
5/5 100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) HORROR NOIRE is essential. Each era of film is analyzed with a uniquely personal and perspicacious scope while also reflecting on the historical events and popular crimes which adhered to frustrating stereotypes and invisibility within the genre. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
43% The Prodigy (2019) THE PRODIGY is an evil and entertaining initiation into the horror subgenre of creepy kid narratives, complete with razor-sharp tension and strong performances. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) McKay put his heart into portraying the heartless - even if it comes off cold as ice. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
4/5 71% Piercing (2019) Piercing is a dark comedy pleasure spiked with pain. A sick and stylish love letter to giallo films of the '70s, Nicolas Pesce delivers cinematic kink at its finest. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 88% Pi (1998) Restricted as an up-and-coming filmmaker, Aronofsky didn't conform to convention and instead delivered his art full throttle... - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 100% Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2017) A worthwhile documentary for all horror fans and lovers of Halloween that even their dispirited spouses can enjoy. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 78% The Devil's Doorway (2018) The horror genre is blessed to welcome another innovative female director who is telling stories and rebelling against the traditional gaze-pushing the envelope and experimenting in true artistic fashion. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 84% Pyewacket (2018) An enjoyable thriller that stalks the multi-layered aspects of grief, family dynamics, and psychological salvation with a haunting accuracy. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 100% Imitation Girl (2018) Imitation Girl is a gorgeous film that dissects the yin and yang nature of finding and ultimately accepting one's self. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 92% The Devil's Candy (2017) ...a singular serving of satanic sweetness that left me craving more... - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
9/10 90% What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) The realistic depiction of marginalized characters overcoming grief and accepting disabilities is what makes this film timeless. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
6.5/10 90% Gerald's Game (2017) Combining strength and resiliency alongside gruesome imagery, Flanagan releases a relevant film to the times and pays homage to a lesser known literary gem in the most satisfactory manner. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
7.5/10 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Finley constructs a fresh teenage sociopathy tale with Hitchcockian elements that create a morbidly enjoyable atmosphere anyone with a dark sense of humor and appreciation for classic horror can enjoy. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
8.5/10 82% Tragedy Girls (2017) A stylized film combining beauty and blood while reflecting on our society's desperate need for attention through social media. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 73% The Perfection (2019) Shepard's feature violently plucks at your heartstrings and cements itself as a relevant, albeit brutal allegory for conversation topics revolving around trauma. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 94% CAM (2018) Cam is one of those films that obscures self-awareness and morality with sharp precision while exposing concepts many of us would rather shut down than face. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
2.5/5 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) Like the title suggests, Border lives on the edge of several genres while exploring new territories within the realms of love, beauty, and morality to convey what truly sets one apart from being a man or a monster. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
8.5/10 77% Terrified (Aterrados) (2017) Terrified knows exactly how to make your skin crawl. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
8.5/10 80% Apostle (2018) Evans serves up a wicked thriller with piercing visuals and a slight spin to the cult horror genre that perhaps unlike religion, I doubt viewers will want to abandon. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
6.5/10 92% Starfish (2019) An alluring and cathartic entry into the sci-fi/horror genre, Starfish plays to the beat of its own drum and ironically makes the end of the world seem quite beautiful. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
9.5/10 66% Suspiria (2018) Like the blood-red costumes tightly bound around the girls' bodies, Luca Guadagnino's adaptation weaves brutality and beauty together in devilish style. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
95% Blaze (2018) Ethan Hawke delivers a unique musical biopic in true Texas fashion. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
90% Skate Kitchen (2018) An anthem to skating that simultaneously lifts stigma and supports young girls who want to pick up a board. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
59% The Blob (1988) An underrated and gory gem, The Blob deserves its place among '80s horror films to be remembered, and to slide back onto screens decades later after it originally crash landed into theaters. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
22% Congo (1995) Congo falls short on its cinematic impact. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
19% Doom (2005) The unnecessarily embellished storyline and dreadful acting unfortunately trump any notion of Doom being a classic film. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
15% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) (2001) While the film isn't entirely noteworthy, it solidifies its place among the corny movies from the early 2000's. Cyrus' haunted house is a work of art, and ultimately adds a memorable piece of real estate in the horror genre's spooky neighborhood. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
24% Overboard (2018) Director Rob Greenberg's silver screen debut is ambitious in representation but gets lost at sea in its attempt to revive an already questionable classic. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
47% Marrowbone (2018) The skeletal structure of the story ultimately does not support its ambition and visual beauty enough to leave a memorable impression. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
26% The Stepford Wives (2004) Sometimes, improvements aren't always necessary whether that be for romantic partners or for a film. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Wild Nights With Emily is refreshingly liberating in its laughter, but also rich in worthwhile lessons. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) I absolutely adore this documentary and think everyone and their child should see it. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
94% The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018) It's worth checking out the documentary on the man that is basically America's spirit animal and rightfully so. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
75% The Ranger (2018) Even if The Ranger doesn't deliver up to its full potential, that feminine backbone of badass passion shines through in Chelsea's character and in the technical aspects of Wexler's otherwise banal narrative execution. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Director Ari Aster assaults the senses by tapping into humanistic themes through a unique craftsmanship of tension and trauma. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
91% The Unicorn (2019) Cleverly crafted, this comedy boldly challenges romantic and sexual stereotypes which makes it a unicorn in and of itself. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
62% Take Your Pills (2018) The tone is straightforward, balanced, and intellectually stimulating. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
93% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) Heavy Trip solidifies its place among other beloved metal genre films by summoning a dark comedy that even those who aren't familiar with Pantera, Children of Bodom, or Uruguayan grindcore can throw their horns up and enjoy. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
89% Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018) Even if their art may not appeal to everyone's style, their passionate and innovative drive to support the art community while creating something new is surely something to respect and appreciate. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018