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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 63% Jungle Cruise (2021) [Jungle Cruise has] plenty of swashbuckling charm and loaded spectacle to soak up - maybe even guide the vessel away from the rockier bits. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
6/10 38% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Ah, fun never lasts. For this movie, it begins its departure at the halfway mark. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
2.5/5 49% Old (2021) Having no room to be reflective is thus not exactly an issue here; Shyamalan just wants to spin you and startle you in his own ways. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2021
2/5 77% Kandisha (2020) Kandisha is just Bustillo and Maury keeping their genre sensibilities busy before when they are needed. Just a rehearsal before the big show, to phrase it differently. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2021
3.5/5 63% The 8th Night (2021) A film with the style, the startles and the sight to certify deeper currents, even when burdened by hyper-caffeinated pacing and average English subtitling. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
C 53% The Tomorrow War (2021) The final product, at 140 minutes, warps back and forth between being a throwback with fancier effects and a fresh breeze with thrown-back irritants. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
1/10 42% The Ice Road (2021) [A film] that's only good to the viewer who has never watched anything before... - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2021
B- 90% Luca (2021) Luca is an Italian getaway you should take when it's available, even when it will all-too-quickly become a haze once it's over. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
2/5 40% Bo Gia (Dad, I'm Sorry) (2021) It is from [Tran Thanh] and company's trust - and pride - in unruliness that the film's pros and cons surface, and unfortunately there is more of the latter than the former. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
2.5/5 65% Wish Dragon (2020) ...the magenta deity houses plenty of lightness, lesson and laughter to be his own being - if you can keep up, that is. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
2.5/5 63% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) You do have a case here that Sheridan wants this to be his Speed, or Point Break, or The River Wild. The only problem is unlike those films there's no one to care for here. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
88% Oxygen (2021) Sure, Oxygen is another filmic "escape room," but with clear control and tight cooperation Aja and company also have us appreciate the furniture, even if they resemble the current state of our lives. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
2.5/5 61% Profile (2021) It's squarely paranoia-thriller from boot up to shut down, more to its detriment than benefit. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
3/10 7% Separation (2021) There's only one proper way to settle with the film: split from it. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
C- 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Despite ... the best-looking and best-sounding adaptation of the game to date - the visuals and direction are hampered by editors ... damaging reliance on choppiness. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
4/5 88% Censor (2021) Bailey-Bond's Censor is simultaneously a complete descent into madness and a debut you won't want to slash any of its stylish, compelling minutes away. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
3/5 84% Nobody (2021) Thanks to Odenkirk, Nobody gets to rise above the bare-bones way it answers its what-ifs. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
3/5 42% Boogie (2021) Boogie, as a result, can be an effort to tango with. But ... it has much to offer to the Asian-American cinematic representation forum - as much as it is a notable-enough showcase of Huang's voice. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
3/5 88% Sator (2019) There's only confidence in the way director Jordan Graham ... presents both sides of [Sator, as a creature of grief or grief in the form of a creature.] - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
3/10 22% Chaos Walking (2021) It's disturbing how often one expresses nothing when presented with information meant to advance the plot, seed the sequel or explore the subtext. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2021
94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon is not just a wonderful animated film - it is a voyage I can place myself and my heart in to the fullest extent. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
3.5/5 100% Luzzu (2021) Luzzu has been distinctively gripping throughout, then the climax arrives and it grows into something impactful and lingering. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
2.5/5 89% The Queen of Black Magic (Ratu ilmu hitam) (2019) Even if [Stamboel] doesn't actively seek it, the unpleasantries always show up first, paving the way for diminishing returns... - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
9/10 100% His House (2020) ... brilliantly scary and compassionate... - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 56% Come Play (2020) And it's this character-based momentum that keeps Come Play's shortcomings at bay, for before you notice them, Larry brings another well-designed scare your way. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
4/5 80% The Night (2021) With the ability to raise hairs and oftentimes intrigue you, The Night deserves to be the talk among creatives of Iranian descent and genre fans everywhere upon release. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2020
B- 62% Nocturne (2020) For anyone who thinks Quirke would go all-out with the supernatural shenanigans ... apologies. She doesn't have to, but her material always summons it even on a passive level. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2020
B- 43% The Lie (2020) Perhaps you can spot the twist way before it hits or become drained from the seemingly extended beats ... but Enos' acting has the ability to glue you to the screen... - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
C+ 45% Evil Eye (2020) Evil Eye seems to be eyeing for the title of episode with the most pronounced supernatural element. Turns out, it's not. For better and worse. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
B 71% Black Box (2020) Out of the four films, Black Box can claim itself as the most inventive, or at the least the one that flirts with invention. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4.5/5 88% Run (2020) Yet again [director Aneesh Chaganty] shows that his license to thrill is bona-fide. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
8/10 100% Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (2020) Through her interviewees, director April Wright has proven that stuntwomen are the magicians of the movies and are on-cue in demanding from folks of filmdom-from execs to audiences-their overdue appreciation. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/10 30% Antebellum (2020) A 2020 American horror film, yes, and a title that is a contraction of 'an anti-oppression story told with a lot of bells and little acuity to avoid ho-hum.' - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2020
3/5 80% The Undertaker's Home (La Funeraria) (2020) Despite this uneven debut, [director-writer] Ojeda imprints on us a sense of anticipation for a follow-up where, perhaps, the plot promises only horror. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
4/5 98% The Paper Tigers (2021) RED meets What We Do in the Shadows ... all-in on the elderly charms and constant hilarity - along with impactful gung fu displays and lessons that can hook the heart. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
5/5 100% Rom (2019) The experience is visceral, regularly challenging the normal rhythms of one's heart, but it always ropes you in. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
A- 73% Mulan (2020) With both respect to what's done and commitment on what can be done, this Mulan is an epic delight - as much as the 1998 film and as its own entity. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
2.5/5 40% Centigrade (2020) Centigrade gives merit to the observation 'thick be the snow that entombs our thin characters.' - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
3.5/5 54% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Peninsula is a badass ride among the running and piling dead - but not without flaws. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2020
2.5/5 67% Spree (2020) A reduction as well as a simplification of what it could say about the subject matter ... but it's not all a waste thanks to a believably daft performance from Keery. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2020
B- 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) A refreshing and thrilling clandestine revenge piece that can definitely hang with Nikita and Hanna, even when its steps are often marked with dissonances. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2020
7/10 77% Summerland (2020) The grounds could have been planted with more features and the tour would have benefited from a semblance of patience, but ultimately this is a first lap full of promise that will have you wondering whether Arterton and Swale can team up again soon. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
A- 92% Relic (2020) Relic is horrific and poetic, and for a debut it is simply a stunning one. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
6/10 75% The Gentlemen (2020) [Guy] Ritchie is still trying to refamiliarize himself with the borough he adored... while its passersby are wondering when the businesses will match up with the times. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
2/10 21% The Grudge (2020) The ochre tint that brings the grime. Gore seems galore. R from the MPAA. The "R" in the title is reddened. What a campaign to prove that everything will crumble in the face of Takashi Shimizu's (two for-U.S.) works. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
B+ 89% 1917 (2020) It's a tribute to heroism with an abbreviated emotional outreach, yet it's consistently impressive to look at and to sense the scale of. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
D- 36% 6 Underground (2019) Can't see it? Who cares. Can't feel it? Middle finger to you. No questions? Here's more pyrotechnics to fill up the screen and semi-naked girls to push things along. Again, just because. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
7/10 71% The Aeronauts (2019) The Aeronauts is an action-adventure disguised as a period piece, its final form a thrilling rollercoaster ride when the makeup is a cinematic telling of a historical achievement. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
C+ 50% Earthquake Bird (2019) If the frames are converted into data for a seismograph to read, be ready to see mainly flat lines. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
8/10 100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) Whatever state of mind Mickey is in, [Camila] Morrone nails it in her portrayal. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019