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Mike Mazzanti

Mike Mazzanti
Mike Mazzanti's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 51% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) An off-kilter, at times hilarious film that nevertheless loses some of its impact as it stumbles through its own delirium.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B 85% The Night Comes For Us (2018) Akin to The Raid 2 in particular, Tjahjanto blends emotion and scale with close-quarter savagery to craft an experience both exhilarating and exhausting.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B+ 80% Apostle (2018) Evans lets his freak flag billow gloriously in the cinematic wind; leaning into the perverse nature of his work, he fixates on tension and dread to craft a compelling journey enveloped in lunacy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 40% Hell Fest (2018) Razor sharp, with a cast of characters so likable you'll hope they all survive, Hell Fest is a giddy and almost euphoric horror experience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
B- 79% Don't Leave Home (2018) Don't Leave Home transposes us to the purgatory between consciousness and slumber, at a time when it is uncertain which is preferable. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
C 80% What Keeps You Alive (2018) It feels as if Minihan's most exciting elements are buried under the bloodshed and menace, in service of dour brutality that is definitely brutalizing, but decidedly lacking in heft.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
B- 25% Mile 22 (2018) Through some perverse commitment, Mile 22 manages to subvert ultra-machismo, and reaches a study (at least a study through depiction) of the sort of personality type this job would attract.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
C+ 67% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) This is horror, after all, and sometimes we like our allegories and ideas caked in shit.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
D 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) It's a haphazardly constructed half-film, perhaps better issued as a YouTube clip than a feature a little over an hour.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B 83% Mohawk (2018) It has blood, guts, and bad guys, but Mohawk's most impactful moments come not in the violence inflicted, but in what that violence represents.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
B 59% Strange Weather (2017) Where the brilliance of Strange Weather lies - in great part through Hunter's stunningly human and subtly searing performance - is in its constant grappling with the nonlinear process of grief. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
C 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) The B-Side shows glimmers of beauty and poignancy that are drowned in an overwhelmingly sense of stagnancy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
B+ 90% Pop Aye (2017) Intimately canvassed and drawn with raw etchings of humanity and human error.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
B 88% Scum (1980) Scum lives up to its title to this day, its manic energy balanced with an assured and naked openness that creates a searing level of realism and, as such, savagery.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
D- 27% Drone (2017) Bean's naturalism and ease helps a lot, but it is not enough to carry a film that feels this narratively exploitative and haphazard.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
C+ 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) When King Arthur: Legend of the Sword finds its stride, it's a neat little tincture of Snatchian attitude and fantasy lore that is a good bit of early summer fun.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
C- 14% Mine (2017) A jumbled, hodgepodge of ideas and images that spoil the initially intriguing premise.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
D- 45% Bokeh (2017) Like its titular aesthetic definition, Bokeh remains completely out of focus both narratively and thematically.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B 80% Mean Dreams (2017) A thrillingly dark fable draped in beautiful images and a layered, menacing performance from Paxton.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
D 35% Wolves (2017) [A film] whose narrative and thematic trappings are tangled up in a self-righteous love of a character that is neither sympathetic nor complexly woven.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
B+ 98% Kedi (2017) I'm not going to mince words: Kedi will go down as the most unabashedly adorable film of the year.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
C+ 45% Youth in Oregon (2017) Youth in Oregon is a struggle to get through, but it opens up and reveals itself with genuine catharsis in its closing.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
C+ 39% Railroad Tigers (2017) Hardcore fans of Chan and his splendid choreography will find moments to delight in, but casual fans may want to find another track to Chan's better efforts.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017