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Peter Sobczynski

Peter Sobczynski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 98% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
1/5 78% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
1.5/4 50% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 50% 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. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 95% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 96% 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. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2/5 64% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2/5 51% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2/5 90% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/4 59% Hotel Artemis (2018) Sleazy, insanely violent, and reasonably entertaining B-movie trash.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
1/5 6% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 67% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
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).‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 85% 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. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 71% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
2.5/4 82% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 87% Tully (2018) Tully is a darkly funny and surprisingly provocative meditation on motherhood and the often untold pressures that it entails.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3.5/4 91% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
4/5 87% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 52% 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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) It is smart, funny, sweet and strange and features one scene after another in which the frame is stuffed to bursting with an array of visual delights. In other words, it is a Wes Anderson film through and through.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is more like a seven-course banquet made up entirely of Pixie Stix and Pop Rocks-you certainly get a rush from it for a little while but once the initial effect, there is not much of anything else going for it but overindulgence.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 80% Unsane (2018) If it isn't a major Soderbergh opus by any means, it will certain do until the next one eventually does come along. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
1.5/4 29% PARADOX (2018) What Hannah has given us is essentially a glorified home movie sans the glory.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider is one of those movies that seems to have been engineered with nothing more on its mind than winning the box-office sweepstakes for a weekend or two before evaporating from the minds of most moviegoers.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
1/5 14% Dear Dictator (2018) Something about Dear Dictator really rubbed me the wrong way. As comedy, it is utterly devoid of laughs. As social commentary, it is audacious only in how utterly condescending it ultimately proves to be.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
1/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Despite all of the emotional moments on display, DuVernay never manages to really earn any of them and they wind up getting overwhelmed by the constant barrage of special effects (which are surprisingly chintzy in a couple of instances).‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
1/4 44% The Hurricane Heist (2018) One of the dumbest variations of the weather-based action thriller subgenre that I have ever seen.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
4/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) As a defiantly old-fashioned spy narrative, an occasionally bracing examination of gender politics and as a showcase for another strong performance by Jennifer Lawrence, it is enough of a success.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is the kind of film that will endure the test of time, even as it no doubt fades away quickly at the multiplex, and confirms Alex Garland as one of the most exciting new filmmakers working today.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is more than good enough and not only does it live up to those sky-high expectations, it pretty much exceeds them. The rare areas in which it stumbles are things that can be easily adjusted before the arrival of the inevitable sequel.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/4 95% Western (2018) A slow burn of a drama with a restrained tone that may put off some viewers, but which will captivate those who responded to its low-key wavelength.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
1.5/4 25% Samson (2018) While it cannot be faulted for its sincerity, it can be faulted for its sluggish pacing, inconsistent performances and lack of cinematic style that gives the proceedings a tacky feel throughout.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
1/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Although Fifty Shades Freed is mostly too boring to even work as camp, there are two moments where I did indeed laugh out loud and only one of them was of the inadvertent variety. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
4/5 8% Basmati Blues (2018) Larson's work in Basmati Blues is much like the film as a whole-not great by any means but undeniably charming nevertheless.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Although somewhat interesting from a conceptual perspective, The 15:17 to Paris is a failure in pretty much every other area.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Maybe the people who made that upcoming "Cloverfield" project will have enough time to do reshoots to return itself to its original standalone status so that it can avoid the taint of this sucker.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1.5/4 20% Scorched Earth (2018) Watching [Carano] is fun for a little bit, but seeing her talents thoroughly wasted becomes more depressing than anything else.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/5 77% Small Town Crime (2018) The best thing about Small Town Crime is the performance by John Hawkes.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/5 74% Mom and Dad (2018) As audaciously plotted and cheerfully grotesque B-movies go, this one more or less gets the job done with equal amounts of humor, energy and inspiration.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is a great, great film and one of the most genuinely romantic dramas I have seen in a long time.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
.5/4 0% Acts of Violence (2018) A gross, creepy and generally tacky piece of claptrap.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
2.5/4 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Contains many of the same inherent flaws as most movies of this type, and not even the genuinely good and powerful aspects on display are quite able to overcome the more troublesome elements.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017