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Michael Coldwell

Michael Coldwell
Michael Coldwell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 No Score Yet Cannibal Ferox (1981) Cannibal Ferox might not fit most people's idea of entertainment but you, dear readers, are not most people. Well worth a look if you have the stomach for it.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Mountain of the Cannibal God (La montagna del dio cannibale) (Primitive Desires) (Slave of the Cannibal God) (1978) Mountain of the Cannibal God is probably the classiest of the entrail-ripping cannibal genre.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
6/10 86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) There's nothing here we haven't seen done before -- and better.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
8/10 40% Anon (2018) A high-concept popcorn movie and none the worse for that, Anon gets the tech noir job done and will leave you pondering your digital footprint as you nervously exit the theatre. Mind the step.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/10 No Score Yet Offerings (1989) Offerings isn't stylish enough to be considered a homage: whenever anything sinister is about to happen, the first seven notes of the Halloween theme are played to remind you whose porch Reynolds is pooping on. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/10 30% Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) [Ziering] may be wise-cracking his way through this stuff with a self-aware smirk, but look deep into his eyes and you'll see something else staring back this movie can only dream about: blind terror.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
7/10 71% The Final Master (2016) Confusing it may be, boring it isn't.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
8/10 64% The Lullaby (2018) Steeped in horror tradition and drenched in the red stuff, The Lullaby is a fiendishly nasty bit of babysitting well worth staying in for.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4/10 51% Downsizing (2017) The really sobering economy of scale about this overlong auteur indulgence is that it cost $68 million to make and none of that money went on a script doctor. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
7/10 79% The Cat o' Nine Tails (Il gatto a nove code) (1971) The casting is spot-on. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper (2017) Worth checking out if you come across it (as opposed to seeking out), The Lighthouse Keeper is a modest scare-fest which channels the neurotic introspection Poe brought to the likes Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet Blood Harvest (1982) The Blood Harvest looks like it was a lot of fun to make but is a chore to watch, lacking the spark to lift it above the pack in a crowded indie-horror marketplace.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Life After Flash (2017) A life-affirming tribute to a cult movie and its star who triumphed against the odds, Life After Flash could do without those unrelated interviews but, at its core is a fascinating tale that all fans of the 1980 movie should seek out.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
9/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarok is an awesomely entertaining premier league win for Thor that fizzes with inventive energy. Nine years and 17 movies into the MCU, that's got to be worth some serious flagons of ale.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
9/10 81% The Party (1968) Even in bad films (and he made quite a few) Peter Sellers couldn't help being good. But this is up there with his very best, which makes it damn near unmissable.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
9/10 No Score Yet In My Mind (2017) You should never meet your heroes, apparently. You'll be glad Chris Rodley did.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
8/10 65% Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubôi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) (2003) While not the strongest story of the whole saga, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is an extended dip in a uniquely mind-bending pool.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
9/10 80% Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) Cruel, beautiful and all the colours in between, Don't Torture a Duckling is a compelling and beguiling work from a greatly underrated filmmaker.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
7/10 91% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) It looks fantastic. Momoda's penchant for meticulously detailed vistas teaming with life is well represented in scenes of Tokyo's densely populated streets and the gargantuan battle arena of the Beast Kingdom‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
8/10 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) So, big sigh of relief, the ape is back in shape and just maybe we have ourselves a franchise. Stick around after the credits for a Kong vs. Everything primer. Bring it on!‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
8/10 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) You ... have to admire Verbinski's audacity for pulling off such a sprawling and decidedly un-Hollywood slice of strangeness in this day and age.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
10/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 is one righteous MOFO of a movie.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
9/10 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) As with the first film, it's the little details and character moments that stay with you. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
8/10 20% Rupture (2017) Rupture may not have the cleverest title of the year or be particularly original, but with Rapace at its centre in stark raving terrified mode, it's a committed stab of strangeness that'll keep you guessing through to an admirably dark conclusion.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
8/10 75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) We Are The Flesh is a bizarrely arresting treat from an exciting new talent. It's also just about the strangest film you'll see this year.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
9/10 No Score Yet Mécanix (2003) It's great to discover a fearsome little secret like Mecanix exists.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016