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Peter Sobczynski

Peter Sobczynski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 81% The New Girlfriend (2015) A wildly entertaining work, one that manages to be simultaneously funny, touching, slightly unnerving and undeniably sexy to behold, regardless of where your predilections may lie.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/4 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) Those with stronger constitutions will find it to be an excursion to the cinematic dark side that is a million times removed from such recent genre gibberish as "Unfriended" or "The Gallows."‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
3.5/4 90% Coming Home (2015) What this film may lack in terms of visual flamboyance, it more than makes up for in telling its simple and direct story with a raw, emotional power that doesn't need lavish spectacle in order to get its point across.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
1.5/4 15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "The Transporter Refueled" is an unnecessary bore from start to finish, one that even the most devoted Luc Besson fanatics ... will find difficult to defend.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
0.5/4 45% No Escape (2015) A dreadful and creepily exploitative would-be thriller, low-grade trash that it is too silly and stupid to be as offensive as it frequently comes close to being throughout.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
1.5/4 15% The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) Too dumb to be scary, too listlessly written and directed to be suspenseful and too unpleasant to work as camp ...‐
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
0.5/4 13% Return to Sender (2015) [It] seems to exist only to answer the unasked question "What would "I Spit on Your Grave" have been like if the main character had been Martha Stewart?"‐
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
3.5/4 68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) A wildly ambitious and frequently fascinating film that moviegoers of all ages should find both entertaining and provocative in equal measure.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 52% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) Most of this is interesting enough, although a little too self-congratulatory at times, but "A LEGO Brickumentary" never really goes much deeper than that ...‐
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
1.5/4 16% Pixels (2015) When one considers how good this material might have been if placed in the right hands, to see it squandered this way makes it almost more painful to view than the typical Sandler stinker.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
1/4 33% Lila & Eve (2015) Davis (who also served as a co-producer) does her damnedest to make something of her character and while not even her undeniable gifts make anything of it, it is oddly inspiring to see her at least making the effort.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
1/4 16% The Gallows (2015) A ridiculous fusion of "Paranormal Activity" and "Glee" that is so incredibly dumb that it is almost, but never quite, scary to behold.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/4 77% Big Game (2015) There are times when it seems impossible that it could possibly exist as a real thing and not just as a parody trailer that accidentally got inflated to feature length.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/4 0% Freedom (2015) This is one of those movies that is as dull as it is well-meaning and man, is it ever well-meaning.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2015
2/4 7% Survivor (2015) Pretty much plays like a film made for basic cable that is buoyed for a while by a couple of relatively strong central performances before eventually succumbing to terminal mediocrity in its silly final scenes.‐
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
3.5/4 76% The Connection (2015) While the results inevitably pale in comparison to "The French Connection"-which could be said about virtually every other film currently in release-they do make for an above-average work that offers viewers a new perspective on a familiar story.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
1.5/4 31% Echoes of War (2015) A giant bore that presents viewers with the most familiar plot devices imaginable but fails to present them in a way that makes them worth sitting through once again.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet The Ocean of Helena Lee (2015) There is not a single boring shot, and yet, at the same time, Akin never allows the style to overwhelm the story he is telling.‐
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
1.5/4 78% Hyena (2015) I suspect that anyone who actually makes it to the bitter end will be enraged by what it does and does not contain.‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
2/4 9% The Forger (2015) It never for a single moment makes a plausible case for its own existence.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/4 77% Felix & Meira (2015) It tells a not-especially-interesting story about a not-especially-interesting couple from two different worlds that goes on and on before reaching its not-especially-interesting conclusion.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
3.5/4 63% The Harvest (2015) A smart and strong genre work that makes up for a relative lack of gore and viscera with plenty of tension and suspense and a number of impressive performances.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) Wenders trains his camera on photographer Sebastiao Salgado and the result, though not without flaws, is an invigorating and interesting observation of the man, his work and the entire medium of photography.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
1.5/4 17% Do You Believe? (2015) Subtle as a sledgehammer to the toes and only slightly more entertaining ...‐
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/4 17% The Gunman (2015) The kind of throughly anonymous and undistinguished film that barely would have passed muster as a mid-2000s DTV project top-lining a third-tier TV star.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/4 31% Cymbeline (2015) A conceptually weak and dramatically muddled mess that has acquired a game and good cast and then given them precious little to do.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
1/4 32% Chappie (2015) At one point, an anguished Chappie screams out "Why do you humans do this?"-while he is theoretically commenting on the inhumanity of man at this point, I couldn't help but think of it as his plaintive comment on the film as a whole.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2015
No Score Yet Waves (2015) Waves may not be an earth-shattering debut by any means but it is an intriguing low-budget indie efforts and it suggests that Frasco may be a filmmaker to watch in the future.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
1/4 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) This isn't a real horror movie-this is the kind of horror movie that the characters in a real horror movie watch in order to comment on the lameness of the genre before their authentic terrors begin.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/4 85% Wild Canaries (2015) On paper, "Wild Canaries" sounds like it has all the ingredients for a reasonably diverting comedy, but they just never quite pull together into a cohesive or entertaining whole.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2015
1.5/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) Pretty much a total waste of time and energy.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2015
2.5/4 21% White Rabbit (2015) While it has some good performances and noble intentions, it doesn't really bring anything new to the conversation and ultimately fails to give viewers any compelling reason to wade through all the bleakness and misery that it has to offer.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
2/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) It sounds fun in theory, I guess, and there are some entertaining moments of rude irreverence here and there but the giddiness gets a bit tedious after a while.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) I nevertheless found myself pretty much mesmerized by every frame of it.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2015
1/4 14% The Loft (2015) A shabby bore that promises viewers any number of kinky thrills and then proceeds to deflate those expectations.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2015
0.5/4 12% Mortdecai (2015) [An] absolutely bewildering waste of time, talent, energy and money.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
1.5/4 16% Strange Magic (2015) If you're a hardcore animation person with not-very-demanding children you might take a chance.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/4 25% Manny (2015) A narrow and borderline fawning hagiography that will no doubt find great favor among his fan base, while inspiring shrugs of indifference from those less invested in his tale.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
3.5/4 84% Predestination (2015) At the heart of "Predestination" ... are the two central performances by Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook that bring genuine emotional weight to a storyline that could have easily plunged into utter nonsense.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
3.5/4 69% The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2015) This lavish period piece contains enough thrills, spills and moments of cinematic grace that not only manage to push it through the rough spots but allow it to put most American action films of recent vintage to shame.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
1.5/4 13% The Pyramid (2014) Plays like a cross between "The Blair Witch Project" and the Steve Martin ditty "King Tut," only lacking the cinematic grace of the former and the raw terror of the latter.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2014
1/4 0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) Perhaps the only Christmas movie I can think of, especially of the religious-themed variety, that seems to flat-out endorse materialism, greed and outright gluttony.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
2/4 77% Fury (2014) The end result, while technically impressive, is a dramatically bloodless affair, despite the gallons of gore on display.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
1/4 10% No Good Deed (2014) If this is the best that Hollywood has to offer to two such talents, the system is even more messed up than previously suspected.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2014
1/4 11% The Longest Week (2014) Not even the able actors that Glanz somehow managed to rope into his project can do much with the draggy story and the vapid characters that they have been given to play.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
1/4 33% Last Weekend (2014) Seemingly made for film festivals that you have never heard of and cable stations you don't recall ordering ...‐
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/4 87% Abuse of Weakness (2014) This examination of power, greed, emotional manipulation and simple need is gripping and powerful to behold even if you don't know the story behind the story.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 82% A Master Builder (2014) [Shawn] is so commanding in the part that by the time the film ends, it is almost impossible to imagine anyone else in the role.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/4 53% The Fluffy Movie (2014) Iglesias is an undeniably genial presence as a performer and there are some strong bits here and there, though not quite enough of them to win over anyone outside of his fan club.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/4 8% America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014) The cinematic equivalent of one of those forwarded e-mails of mostly discredited "facts" that you receive from an uncle ...‐
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2014