Pat Padua Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 13% 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 83% 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
52% 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 95% 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
80% 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
83% 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
87% 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
90% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018) 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
94% 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 33% 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
83% 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 71% 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
3.5/5 88% Revenge of the Mekons (2014) The band essentially found their voice by playing music - pop music, country music - wrong.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/5 84% Abuse of Weakness (2014) Despite ripe material and a strong central performance, it comes off flat and oddly unengaging.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/5 68% God Help the Girl (2014) I don't believe for a minute that this is a woman who hasn't already come of age, found her voice, and talked a sensitive singer-songwriter into hiring her to star in his movie. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.5/5 73% Alive Inside (2014) Terribly maudlin and ultimately exploitative. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
No Score Yet The Singing Ringing Tree (Singende, klingende Bäumchen) (1957) Eye-popping colors and an ominous sun ... seems to anticipate the gurgling demon baby sun that watches over Teletubbyland.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 70s pop music can be a too-easy signifier of coolness or camp, but ... these songs are an irreverent hero's inner monologue of loneliness, love and loss, and escape.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
No Score Yet Lady in the Death House (1944) Unlikely entertainment value above and beyond the call of the good bad movie.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 100% Level Five (2014) Anticipated how the now omnipresent internet distorts the world visually and intellectually.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/5 56% Miss Lovely (2014) An indictment of exploitation while at the same time reveling in it, ... a paean to analog movie-making in a time when the world is going digital.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 100% The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step (2014) In music and in the political area, Hentoff walked to his own beat.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet The Girl on The Train (2014) Blends the self-important inner monologue of a documentary filmmaker (interviewing a Holocaust survivor, no less) with a maudlin romantic mystery.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.75/5 12% Rage (2014) Would not have been saved by more of those over-the-top Cage moments, but it would have helped.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
29% Breakin' 2 - Electric Boogaloo (1984) An honest, un-cynical movie, and oh those colors.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.75/5 87% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) Reveals the breadth of human behavior and experience as one in which dysfunction is a matter of degree as much as the DSM-V.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
79% Minnie and Moskowitz (1972) [John] Cassavetes injected elements of his own relationship with [Gena] Rowlands into Minnie and Moskowitz's odd courtship, and despite the characters seeming incompatibility, their union is finally credible and touching.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/5 85% Elena (2014) Melancholy turns self-indulgent, its images of women swimming underwater an all-too obvious nod to Ophelia.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018