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Peter Sobczynski

Peter Sobczynski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 79% Halloween (2018) Curtis is the badly bruised but still-beating heart of Halloween, both the film and the franchise as a while. It is just too bad that heart is surrounded by a picked-over corpse way past its shelf date.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 89% First Man (2018) A thrilling, surprising and sometimes deeply moving look at the person at the center of one of mankind's most widely-known and celebrated accomplishments.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Despite its occasional virtues, it eventually reveals itself to be a film that is simply too long, too overblown and not nearly as witty or clever as it clearly thinks itself to be.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
57% Raising Cain (1992) "Raising Cain" is one for the books-a thrilling, funny, exciting and creepy exercise in suspense and humor from a master filmmaker firing on all cylinders. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man & the Gun is a delight to watch... In a way, it is almost as much of a throwback to a different and more ambitious era of moviemaking as Redford himself.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
1/5 30% Venom (2018) The biggest problem with Venom isn't the fact that it is a bad movie -- although it is a terrible one, to be sure -- as much as it is a complete nothing‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The story may be more than a little hoary but at its best moments, it reminds you that just because something is old and predictable does not mean that it cannot also be entertaining and ultimately satisfying as well.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 86% Colette (2018) Even with the sometimes listless directorial approach, the story is still interesting enough to be of interest to both fans of Colette and those who have never heard of her before. It is also blessed with a very strong performance by Keira Knightley.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Fahrenheit 11/9 has the combination of energy, anger and humor that has fueled Moore's best and most distinctive works over the years. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It does have a low-key charm to it that should resonate both with kids and nostalgic adults alike. If nothing else, the goofy-spooky vibe should make it an instant Halloween perennial.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
1/5 11% Life Itself (2018) This is a film that has been custom-designed to give viewers all of the feels and jerk as many tears as allowed by law but the only thing I felt while watching it was utter contempt.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
5/5 93% Mandy (2018) An exercise in lyrically lurid excess... It does go over-the-top but it at least does so with the kind of heedless abandon that too few movies are even willing to attempt these days, let alone pull off as well as this one does.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2.5/4 68% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) More successful than the likes of films such as God's Not Dead and its ilk. As an example of satisfying dramatic storytelling, however, it falls frustratingly short.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1.5/4 30% Kin (2018) A disjointed and at times off-putting mess that veers wildly and unconvincingly between a road movie, a family drama, a violent crime film and an offbeat sci-fi thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 85% The Wife (2018) It seems like a film tailor-made for the #MeToo era but there is little to it that would have seemed out of place in a Fifties-era soap opera. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
1/4 20% The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) A film in which all the wit and ingenuity on hand appears to have been squandered on coming up with the title.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The film is clearly trying to be a blatantly sudsy romp filled with colorful and ridiculously attractive people, shocking plot twists and startling opulence and on this level, it is an undeniable triumph.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
5/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A hugely entertaining film that contains a number of huge laughs, a surprisingly effective amount of suspense and thrills, a number of strong performances and enough points of provocation to inspire plenty of post-film discussions.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/4 45% The Meg (2018) It manages to hit upon a reasonably effective blend of action and humor that never sinks to the strained depths of the Sharknado saga.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) This is a film that doesn't really have anything else on its mind other than providing viewers with two hours of alternately goofy and grisly escapism and in regards to those admittedly modest goals, it is a success.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
1/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) A grim and dreary failure.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
0/4 0% Death of a Nation (2018) If ever there was a movie that looked as if it had been slapped together in a couple of weeks as part of a quid pro quo agreement involving a dubious-seeming criminal pardon, Death of a Nation is that film.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/4 57% Dead Night (2018) It has a couple of interesting ideas, a certain degree of style and one impressive performance but never manages to pull them together into a cohesive or satisfying whole.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) The real treasure of Eight Grade, the one that transforms it from a very good film into one of the year's best, is the knockout performance by Elsie Fisher.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
1/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Manages to come across as both too fizzy for its own good and too flat to be believed.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
1/5 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Completely bereft of the minimum standards of entertainment one might expect from the not-exactly-anticipated sequel to a not-exactly-beloved horror film, Unfriended: Dark Web feels like an unrelated direct-to-video ripoff of the original.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
1.5/4 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Even the most easily satisfied fans of Washington will be unlikely to find much of anything in this sadistic, stupid and sloppy sequel.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) The problem here is that in its efforts to try to top other films of this sort in terms of sheer spectacle, it just goes off the rails into pure cartoonishness. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) When it does work, the results are legitimately amazing. And yet, it never quite pulls together into a coherent artistic statement and there are simply too many times when it feels as if it is just being weird for the sake of being weird.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) An alternately fascinating and frustrating documentary that takes an absolutely compelling story, lays it out in a straightforward and concise matter and... well, that is pretty much all it does. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) In practice, it seems to have nothing more on its mind than upping the staggering nastiness quotient established by its predecessor and executing it in a slick and utterly impersonal manner.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/4 89% Winter Brothers (2018) Winter Brothers may not be completely successful when all is said and done, but it is certainly a singular film.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Not even [director J.A.] Bayona's efforts can quite overcome the fact that Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom is a painfully unnecessary extension of a franchise that has been creatively extinct for years.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) It is fast, funny, often visually stunning and should prove to be entertaining enough for young and old viewers alike.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Smug nonsense that is far more grating than edifying and which hard sells its simple-minded sentiments in as hollow and forced of a manner equal to that of any big studio behemoth.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/4 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Sleazy, insanely violent, and reasonably entertaining B-movie trash.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
1/5 5% 211 (2018) For collectors of [Nicolas] Cage insanity, I am sorry to say that your hero has come up painfully short here - this is as bored and listless of a performance as I have ever seen him give.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Intentional or not, Ocean's 8 is clearly a movie custom-made for this particular point in time - thankfully, it also happens to be a hugely entertaining and eminently watchable one as well.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) The rare horror film that wears its influences on its sleeve but is nevertheless original enough to keep even genre buffs guessing (not to mention fearing).‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 86% Upgrade (2018) Has nothing more on its mind than being a lean and effective B-grade thriller that might one day grow and cultivate a cult following. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Like expensively produced fan fiction that is entertaining enough but never quite manages to find its own footing to stand on its own.‐
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
2.5/4 83% That Summer (2018) A prequel of sorts to a key Seventies movie that fills in a little of the back story of a couple of its most notable characters but never quite manages to totally justify its own existence.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 86% Tully (2018) Tully is a darkly funny and surprisingly provocative meditation on motherhood and the often untold pressures that it entails.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3.5/4 93% Angels Wear White (2018) A tough and unsparing drama that vividly brings to light the kind of narrative too many people have endured over the years.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Although I know that I disliked Avengers: Infinity War long before it arrived at its long-overdue climax, that sequence is the part that I disliked the most.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
4/5 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You won't have a fun night at the movies if you choose to see You Were Never Really Here, to be sure, but you will certainly have a memorable one.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 53% Rampage (2018) The only aspect of Rampage that works at all is the performance by Dwayne Johnson. Obviously, this is not going to go down as one of his better movies and it feels like something that he should have made about a decade or so ago.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is not a great movie but it is a good one that takes what could have just been a simple-minded gimmick movie and turns it into something better.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/5 83% Blockers (2018) It may not be the big female-driven teen sex comedy that people are crying out for in this period of time but it just might inspire someone else to go out and make it themselves.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3.5/4 90% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) From a visual standpoint, Big Fish & Begonia is never less than breathtaking.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018