Movie Reviews Only
|Rating||T-Meter||Title | Year||Review|
It's a really smart approach to an ageless tale, and putting aside all deeper meaning, Wildling works on its surface as a cool and spooky monster movie with great performances and some extremely effective gore.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
|No Score Yet||Unlovable (2018)||It's a beautiful, hilarious, heart-wrenching film that comes from a place of deep honesty and vulnerability, and [Charlene] deGuzman's performance - inspired, as it is, by the truth of her own recovery - is both courageous and compelling.‐ Crooked Marquee|
|86%||The Breaker Upperers (2018)||The Breaker Upperers makes no bones about the fact that the only romance that truly matters here is the friendship that Mel and Jen share, because the only love you can trust is the love you have for your ride-or-die bestie.‐ Crooked Marquee|
|63%||The New Romantic (2018)||The New Romantic is charming and funny, a very overt nod to Nora Ephron. ‐ Crooked Marquee|
|83%||Blockers (2018)||These girls are cool and kind and sensible, and their friendship offers the sort of honest, supportive connection that helps girls survive the treacherous territory of sex in high school.‐ Crooked Marquee|
|4/5||82%||Ghost Stories (2018)||
It's fresh and wicked and extremely fun, and you should give yourself the chance to be surprised by it.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
Even in its most self-serious moments, Upgrade is more fun to watch than a lot of low-budget sci-fi movies we see in festival or VOD settings. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
|4/5||73%||Ready Player One (2018)||
[Spielberg] loves pop culture, loves film, loves video games and misfit kids and the 1980s, and Ready Player One is his good-natured tribute to all of those things and, yes, even to himself.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
|8/10||95%||A Quiet Place (2018)||
It's technically polished and visually elegant, and it's the rare modern creature feature where we get a really, really good look at the bad guys. And damn, do they look good.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
Viewers looking for a straight horror movie should look elsewhere, but Mohawk does a fine job of reminding us that sometimes the truest horror is that of our own history.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
With more time and money, this low-budg little horror flick could have been something special. As is, it's still worth your time and money to see it.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
|57%||Murder On The Orient Express (2017)||
A gorgeous, lavish adaptation (shot on 65mm!) of a beloved novel, featuring an ensemble cast of some of our best actors doing wonderful work.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
A gleeful, no-holds-barred riot that somehow never loses its humanity as skulls are sawed and faces pummeled.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
|100%||Creep 2 (2017)||
A blackly hilarious, increasingly intense showdown between two very engaging and unusual characters.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
A true story of horror and trauma, the most extreme battle between man and nature that we can imagine. But it's also an inspiring story of faith, and loyalty, and the ineffable resilience of the human spirit.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
|97%||The Endless (2018)||
THE ENDLESS is the purest vision we could ever hope to see from two filmmakers who are as comfortable examining the mysteries of the universe as they are the intimacies of our own hearts.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
DOWNRANGE is dumb and mean, but it's also fun and fearless.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
|80%||Tragedy Girls (2017)||
In horror-years, the slasher's an ancient genre, but with TRAGEDY GIRLS, McIntyre has found a fresh and terribly relevant approach.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
Derry is the true monster of IT, and Muschietti gets Derry very, very right.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
|92%||Replace (2017)||Keil directs with maximum impact, offering saturated colors, unusual angles and breathtaking lines in every frame.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|No Score Yet||Animals (Tiere) (2017)||The film offers several mysteries in one, each more engaging than the last.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|100%||Haruko Azumi Is Missing (Japanese Girls Never Die)(Azumi Haruko wa yukue fumei) (2016)||Gorgeous and thoughtful, at first impressionistic in its series of vignettes until the pieces join together to form a very compelling whole. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|57%||Game of Death (2017)||There's something to be said for the unabashed joy Morais and Landry take in their subject matter, a free-wheeling approach that yanks us along for the ride. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|75%||Killing Ground (2017)||
A harrowing examination of humanity's capacity for cruelty. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
|62%||Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992)||
Not a goddamn thing happens in this movie. I actively hated it. It made me yearn for the absolute worst episode of Twin Peaks.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
|78%||The Hero (2017)||
A beautiful love letter to one of our most cherished actors.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
|90%||Hounds of Love (2017)||
Ben Young's abduction horror says more by showing less.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
SNATCHED is caught in a grey area between comedy and action, leaving us with a movie that is neither very funny nor terribly exciting.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
|88%||It Comes At Night (2017)||
Devastating. A nightmare of paranoia and mistrust.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
|88%||The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017)||
It's bizarre, breathtaking filmmaking, sexy and profound, perfectly entertaining at surface value but with plenty more going on beneath. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
|No Score Yet||Stephanie (2017)||
A witless attempt to take a small story and make it big, with no understanding of the potential power of that small story. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
|98%||The Big Sick (2017)||
It's the best kind of romantic comedy, small in scope but vast in impact, and a reminder of just how great the genre can be when we give it the chance.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
|70%||Beauty and the Beast (2017)||
It delivers the charm and whimsy of the original while managing to also feel new, an adaptation that is respectful but never slavish.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
|77%||Atomic Blonde (2017)||
Theron is great in it, and some of the fight scenes sing, but an action movie needs focus and energy, and ATOMIC BLONDE is utterly bereft of both.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
|100%||Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)||
MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST examines a case of such unlikely twists and turns that it would be nearly impossible to follow if not for director Erin Lee Carr's fastidious and sound reporting.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
|93%||Baby Driver (2017)||
So rhythmic, so kinetic, that it pulls you into its cadence, bringing you into Baby's world as surely as if you were sharing headphones.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
|90%||The Lego Batman Movie (2017)||
This is a fun Batman movie! Isn't that all you need to know?‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
Beautiful and brutal.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
|89%||78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)||Philippe spends ninety minutes dissecting a two-minute scene, and in doing so reveals the depth of Hitchock's genius in a way a much broader discussion likely couldn't.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|35%||Fun Mom Dinner (2017)||The film's low-key meandering almost recommends it, compared to more manic versions of this story. FUN MOM DINNER won't exhaust you, but it won't exhilarate you either.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|21%||Rememory (2017)||If it weren't for Dinklage's remarkable performance, the film would have very little to recommend it.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|89%||Marjorie Prime (2017)||
As much a small story about family and loss as it a grand discourse on human recollection.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
|95%||Call Me by Your Name (2018)||Based on André Aciman's 2007 novel, Luca Guadagnino directs a sexy, stunning film that will tunnel its way into your heart and live there.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|90%||Lady Macbeth (2017)||William Oldroyd directs a sexy, riveting thriller with audacity and a sure hand. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|72%||XX (2017)||That rare anthology film that doesn't have a weak link. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|91%||A Ghost Story (2017)||It's a lovely, meaningful poem of a film, one that encompasses life, love, loss and time itself.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|81%||Casting JonBenét (2017)||Beyond its showy device, or maybe because of it, this is a deeply thoughtful and compassionate film.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|87%||Thoroughbreds (2018)||Cory Finley came in hot with his first film. With THOROUGHBRED, the writer and director has delivered a stylish, eerie psychodrama about that most vexing of subjects: teenage girls.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|68%||Bitch (2017)||BITCH won't give you a moment's rest, keeping you anxious and alert until its extremely satisfying and quite lovely conclusion.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
|74%||Landline (2017)||This might be a small story, but it's not a slight one. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|