Pat Padua Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Like no other movie, "Bathtubs Over Broadway" shows you the magic of record collecting, and the connections that the dedicated enthusiast begins to make as they dig deeper into the music's history.‐ the bloggy, bloggy dew
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.25/5 No Score Yet Central Park (2018) While his young cast is largely up to the task, writer-director Justin Reinsilber doesn't land his concept, failing to build the kind of tension necessary to make viewers truly afraid to go back into the park.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
No Score Yet Santa's Summer House (2012) Skip over the Yuletide season and proceed straight to An Easter Bunny Puppy. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 72% Clara's Ghost (2018) You imagine that this is exactly what it's like being in Chris Elliott's family, which makes the film, by design, uncomfortable at times.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/4 76% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) "Anna and the Apocalypse" tries too hard to do too much, but this multigenre hybrid has more than enough good cheer to get viewers through another holiday season on this troubled planet.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3.75/5 94% The Favourite (2018) [Director Yorgos Lanthimos] puts his signature stiffness to a more appropriate milieu and lets the bitter juice fly naturally without dulling his misanthropic knives one bit.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3.75/5 100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) The busy metropolis may be a flurry of activity that is impossible to grasp in its entirety, but, the movie gently argues, it reveals rich stories at every step-if only you take the time to stop and ask.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3/5 74% Chef Flynn (2018) Such family dynamics makes director Cameron Yates' film something of a failure as a conventional food documentary. But it's that very tension that makes the material work as nonfiction drama.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2.5/4 82% Instant Family (2018) It's a little too manipulative to be a truly honest portrayal of family.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/4 58% The Grinch (2018) In an odd way, "The Grinch" feels like a kid's version of last year's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 85% Possum (2018) Despite all it has going for it, the movie's undercooked plot and dialogue keep it from breaking out of its trauma.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4.25/5 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Patiently introduces you to its characters until they become real to you, then slowly leads you to their grueling fate.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/4 88% In Search of Greatness (2018) As interesting as such insights into the nature of greatness may be, they do not make for a great documentary.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.25/5 57% Caniba (2018) A fascinating film you won't ever want to see again, if you can get through it the first time.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 35% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) With this latest installment in what has turned out to be a surprisingly consistent series, Johnny English's old-fashioned pratfalls make for an irreverent raspberry in the face of evil.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
2/4 79% Halloween (2018) As a horror comedy, it's not scary enough - or funny enough.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
2/5 10% I Still See You (2018) It's probably a warning sign when a director's strongest feature is a Step Up movie.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
96% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) It weighs 20 pounds, has orange teeth and webbed feet-and if you live in coastal Louisiana, it's probably on your lawn.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.25/5 76% Bad Reputation (2018) Takes this black-leather-clad symbol of rebellion and reduces her to a kind of pop-up book, hitting salient marks without ever really digging deep.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
48% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) Manages to stay afloat long enough to be mildly enchanting.‐ the bloggy, bloggy dew
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) [Jacques] Audiard finds gore and even a few grace notes in his American myth.‐ the bloggy, bloggy dew
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/4 28% Night School (2018) The movie gives some depth to its misfits, and ultimately sends the valuable message that nobody should be ashamed of who they are.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
No Score Yet Seeds (1968) [Andy Milligan's] movies may look like dreadful mistakes. But, more often than not, they're the right mistake, every glitchy audio splice and claustrophobic composition striking off-notes in a deranged opera.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
No Score Yet Monstrosity (1987) From its opening establishing shots of seedy Los Angeles streets, skewed camera angles and such familiar personal buttons as emotional rejection, corrupted innocence, and cruelty, this is still recognizably as the work of a singular gutter auteur.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo (1958) An unjustly forgotten animal movie.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 96% Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018) The almost tragic profile of an amiable, colorful workaholic artist whose subject was, simply, a changing America. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
74% Nighthawks (1981) A thoroughly entertaining product of what now seems a more innocent time.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
75% Virus Tropical (2017) Its vivid black-and-white animation is so distinct that it turns the artist's life into a bold, dizzying ride.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
90% Museum (Museo) (2018) Alonso Ruizpalacios has the bones of a slam dunk heist movie and a promising cast. Unfortunately, despite Bernal's star power, the material somehow gets away from the filmmakers like so many unfenceable antiquities.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
73% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) With its charismatic leads, sexual ambiguity, and chooglin' soundtrack of early '70s Argentinian rock, it's as entertaining as crime dramas get. But the movie seems to whitewash the transgressions of Carlos Eduardo Robledo Puch...‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
91% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Birds of Passage effectively suggests a descent into criminal madness right out of Scarface. Still, despite such clear cultural influences, this is a crime epic like no other, a bitter lament of lost innocence in what once seemed like paradise.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
92% Mandy (2018) [Nicolas Cage] finally meets a director that's as willing to go as over-the-top as he is.‐ the bloggy, bloggy dew
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/4 32% The Predator (2018) "Can't seem to summon up that old Black magic."‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) The producers of this usually reliable franchise have begun to lose sight of their calling.‐ the bloggy, bloggy dew
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.25/5 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) Who's a good movie? And so handsome!‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
1.5/4 10% God Bless the Broken Road (2018) The characters for the most part play inspirational pawns more than three-dimensional people.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
84% A Master Builder (2014) [Jonathan] Demme sadly recognizes that the creative urge can't be extricated from sexual urges. Yet in the end, the performances are stronger than the film that contains them, as if art cannot come to grips with this conundrum.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
80% Nude on the Moon (1960) Unexpectedly graceful. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) Mesmerizing, everything on the screen helping us follow her routine with a domestic rigor that replaces dramatic structure. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
43% The Fan (1981) As Douglas closes in on his Broadway prey, The Fan ramps up the horror movie tropes just as it ramps up the Broadway schmaltz of the finished show.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
No Score Yet Homework (1989) The culture documented here may well horrify American children and adults alike.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 72% Danny Says (2016) A sampler from one of rock's most influential tastemakers.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
No Score Yet Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) ... Entertaining enough, especially if you have an unusually high tolerance for glowing-eye dogs that kill‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.25/5 No Score Yet Monkey Up (2016) A leading monkey that never becomes likable despite his character's evolution.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.75/5 No Score Yet 10 Days in a Madhouse (2015) A curious hybrid of hagiography and horror movie.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
94% Good Vibrations (2012) Technically a great biopic, but it's an even rarer and more precious animal: a great rock 'n' roll movie.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4.5/5 100% Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock And Roll (2015) Preserves the memory of musicians who paid the ultimate price for making people dance.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.75/5 85% The Seven Five (2015) It's not quite Goodfellas, but it's better than Casino.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 92% Death Metal Angola (2014) Connects a dark music usually associated with misunderstood teenagers with the harrowing trials of a national nightmare.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 100% Stations of the Elevated (2014) New York can be a chaotic city, and [Charles] Mingus' music (and personality) a volatile match, but there are tender moments to both the city and the music.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018