Nick Rocco Scalia

Nick Rocco Scalia
Nick Rocco Scalia's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat
Publications: Film Threat

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T-Meter Title | Year
7.5/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) In some ways, this is the most Quentin Tarantino movie ever made, in other ways it's the least, but overall, it's a damn good time - even if its final impact is a bit muted compared to the director's biggest triumphs. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
8/10 80% Wade in the Water (2019) Respectable in both intentions and execution, this is the kind of film that sneaks up on you and leaves a lasting impression. Like our man himself, it shouldn't be overlooked. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Blowing Up Right Now (2019) This smart, fun, heartfelt little indie film deserves to blow up, right now. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/10 17% Rottentail (2019) Rottentail is a disappointment, overall, and even forgiving viewers are likely to hop off the bunny trail long before the closing credits roll. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
7.5/10 45% William (2019) William quite admirably stands out like a sore thumb - or, more appropriately, like an unusually large, sloping forehead. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
7.5/10 No Score Yet The Grand Bizarre (2018) The overall experience of The Grand Bizarre is, in a lot of ways, an extremely eye-opening one. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
6.5/10 56% Tales from the Lodge (2019) That casting is one of several elements of Tales From the Lodge that works quite well, and, overall, the film is enjoyable, original, and well-made enough to overcome the less effectively defined aspects of its story. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet The Lurking Man (2017) The Lurking Man was clearly a labor of love for Brikisak...her film has conviction, it has heart, and it has some bold ideas, and while its reach does somewhat exceed its grasp, that reach is impressive in and of itself. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
3.5/5 100% Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart (2018) It's the kind of film that makes a viewer step back and realize how very much alike most movies they see are. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
5.5/10 No Score Yet 1st Summoning (2019) At least audiences will find their patience tolerably rewarded with what 1st Summoning ultimately has to offer. Stick with this one long enough, and you'll likely get what you came for. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
7.5/10 28% The Iron Orchard (2019) Like the film's central character, these folks had a dream so big that only those wide-open spaces could contain it, but unlike him, they mostly found the right way to see it through. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
3.5/10 No Score Yet Doom Room (2019) You can't fault anyone who makes it to the film's final moments for thinking that, with a different execution or even in a different medium - a theatrical piece, perhaps - this story and its underlying ideas conceivably could have held water. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
8/10 100% Advocate (2019) Advocate is not just a celebration but a continuation of the work she's dedicated herself to. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
8.5/10 91% Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2018) Though Merata never shies away from the more uncomfortable realities of its subject's life - broken marriages, poverty, clashes with the authorities, and so on - Hepi's love and respect for his mum still resonates through nearly every frame. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Offenders (Izgrednici) (2017) Among Offenders' other successful elements is a trio of terrific central performances from some exceptionally well-cast young actors. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
7.5/10 No Score Yet Butterfly Kisses (2018) As thoughtful and original as Butterfly Kisses is, it's fair to question who, exactly, the film is really for. It's the kind of thing that's bound to play like gangbusters at film festivals... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet You & Me (2017) For all its faults, though, You & Me is absolutely worth a look. Lots of films have featured deaf and blind characters, but precious few have made the effort to take as honest and multifaceted a look at their day-to-day lives as this one does. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Perception (2018) It doesn't take much insight - supernatural or otherwise - to conclude that Perception is something of a missed opportunity. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
7.5/10 87% Ever After (Endzeit) (2019) Endzeit - Ever After's philosophical underpinnings go much deeper than the expected "humanity is the real monster" banality that these films too often mistake for a unique or profound thought. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
1/10 No Score Yet Dead House (Beautiful People) (2014) Dead House feels like the effort of an immature teenager trying to self-consciously emulate things seen in "edgy" movies that he clearly didn't have the sophistication to handle. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
6/10 82% The Swan (Svanurinn) (2018) It's unfortunate that The Swan doesn't fully catch fire as a family drama or a rites-of-passage story, but a film with such a rich and finely honed sense of place is one that nevertheless deserves to be seen. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/10 22% 14 Cameras (2018) A lot of 14 Cameras' shortcomings can be at least partially attributed to screenwriter Victor Zarcoff, who both wrote and directed the previous film. This one is largely plotless, and the script fails to develop any memorable or sympathetic characters. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
9/10 No Score Yet The Paper Store (2015) For the relatively few of us who are likely to seek it out, The Paper Store is something to be very, very grateful for. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Unmarked (2018) Unmarked might be tough to take as a serious drama, but Ybarra does deserve credit as a writer and director for avoiding some of the pitfalls that rookie filmmakers of all ages are susceptible to. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5/10 18% Distorted (2018) All told, Distorted doesn't entirely waste but also doesn't do much justice to a premise that, in the right hands, could have elicited more thrills, more relevance, or, at least, more obvious interest in its own ideas. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
7.5/10 No Score Yet Susu (2018) Even if the story's ultimate revelations aren't terribly surprising, the film is gorgeous to look at, its twists are pulled off with obvious aplomb, and the screenplay (also by Sun) is quite satisfying. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/5 87% The Dark (2018) The Dark is a horror movie that tries something unusual, and in a lot of ways, commendable: it engenders a surprising amount of empathy for its monster and has as much to say about friendship and loyalty as it does cruelty and evil. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 93% Revenge (2018) In fact, "satisfying" is maybe the most appropriate word to describe the feeling of viewing Revenge. It's amazing to look at, interesting to analyze, and has a gut-level intensity that's hard to shake. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Last Seen in Idaho (2018) Call it a swing-and-a-miss for Shepherd, but even so, every movie made is a learning experience and a chance for talent to grow. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3.5/5 74% The House of Tomorrow (2018) If it doesn't quite become the coming-of-age classic that its terrific character work might have elicited, The House of Tomorrow is at very least a modest and well-made crowd-pleaser. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4.5/5 97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) Superstition and good, old-fashioned subjugation are the driving forces in I Am Not a Witch, a film that can be surprisingly rousing and entertaining given its extraordinarily grim-sounding subject matter. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 81% Where Is Kyra? (2018) It's a difficult movie with little in the way of brightness - except, of course, for the still-spellbinding, still-essential actress whose talent radiates from its center. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
3.5/5 67% Counterfeiters (2018) Counterfeiters is distinctive enough in its characterization of Bridger and so efficient and engaging in its world-building that its mishandled climax shouldn't weigh so heavily against it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Defective (2017) Even with its narrative stumbles, Defective remains the rare low-budget genre movie with obvious conviction and a timely point to make. Eveneshen's fears don't seem so far-fetched. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Bad Apples (2018) Where Bad Apples falters most obviously is in its curious refusal to commit to a tone. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 83% The Night Watchmen (2016) The Night Watchmen is damn entertaining, and anyone who can't appreciate it is simply thinking too hard. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Death Waits for No Man (2017) If not all of its decisions behind and in front of the camera fully pan out, though, Death Waits for No Man remains a striking and well-crafted feature debut, compelling in the same ways that many of the best films of its type are. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet Gun Shy (2017) Gun Shy is unlikely to leave much of an impression, even on those who've followed Banderas's interestingly hit-and-miss career. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/5 77% Thirst Street (2017) Thirst Street is a corrective to the scores of movies - American and otherwise - that portray unrequited romantic obsession as something other than what it really is: a slippery slope that's all but guaranteed to end with someone getting hurt. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Volumes of Blood (2015) Ultimately, it's hard to fault the filmmakers for attempting such an ambitious type of omnibus movie using the resources they had, but it's equally hard to give the film an across-the-board recommendation. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Here's to Life: The Story of The Refreshments (2017) Here's to Life is mostly upbeat, laid-back, and genial in tone, and those qualities can also be readily applied to The Refreshments themselves -- none more so than extraordinarily affable frontman Roger Clyne. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Vigilante (2016) Vigilante is often startlingly powerful as a character study, and it represents both an assured feature debut for Bolton and a riveting showcase for Cassidy. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table (2016) The film is incredibly respectful, but that's clearly because Brennan commands incredible respect. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Road To Nowhere (2014) It's hard not to wish the guy well, but the songs are a much stronger reflection of his spiritual and emotional struggles than the one that the film - no matter how candidly Fleig talks to the camera - is able to get across. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Hymns (2016) Hymns is one of the most devastating war movies in recent memory, as remarkable for what it doesn't do as for what it does. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4.5/5 94% All This Panic (2017) It's able to find the meaning in these fleeting moments of happiness and heartbreak that, collectively, form the experience of growing up. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Night Kaleidoscope (2017) It certainly works in small doses and is maybe worth a look on its stylistic merits alone, but, on the whole, it doesn't really take advantage of the seemingly endless possibilities that the vampire genre affords. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Beyond The Grave (2010) Pinheiro's priority turns out not to be wallowing in existential rigmarole but instead building something rather unique and epic from a set of familiar genre tropes. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017