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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.5/10 82% Ever After (Endzeit) (2018) 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
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
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
6/10 87% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/10 13% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5/10 13% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/5 100% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 92% 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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3.5/5 76% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
3.5/5 60% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Night Watchmen (2016) The Night Watchmen is damn entertaining, and anyone who can't appreciate it is simply thinking too hard.‐ Film Threat
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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
1.5/5 0% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/5 75% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4.5/5 93% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017