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Peter Sobczynski

Peter Sobczynski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 74% Small Town Crime (2018) The best thing about Small Town Crime is the performance by John Hawkes.‐
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.‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
.5/4 0% Acts of Violence (2018) A gross, creepy and generally tacky piece of claptrap.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
2.5/4 69% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
1/5 50% Downsizing (2017) The best thing that one can possibly say about Downsizing is that it is such a mess that it feels as if Payne is getting rid of all of his bad ideas in one fell swoop as a way of clearing the creative decks.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.5/4 68% Happy End (2017) Old Haneke is back with a vengeance.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
5/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It is the best and most innovative Star Wars film to come along in a long time and you would think that this would inspire celebration in the streets among longtime fans of the franchise. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) [Wonder Wheel] is a truly disappointing effort from one of the great writer-directors in the history of American cinema that is as lazy and uninspired as anything he has ever done before.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist misses its shot at greatness but it is still an enormously entertaining work that serves as a celebration of the artistic process.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2/5 49% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) It is not a total failure by any means but, unlike its title character, it proves itself to be far to willing to settle and move on instead of trying to do something riskier and more potentially rewarding.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 97% Coco (2017) The film, despite its ostensibly creepy trappings, is a good, if not great, run through the standard Pixar formula that is bolstered by its distinct visual style and the long-overdue expansion of its cultural palette.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) A saccharine stab at a new holiday perennial that tries to fuse the classic Yuletide yarn with a Shakespeare In Love-style literary origin story and manages to let both of them down.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) This is a darkly funny, deeply moving and always audacious high wire act of a film that, much like its unforgettable heroine, obeys none of the rules or niceties and is all the more memorable and exciting because of it.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 93% The Breadwinner (2017) While the film may suffer when it comes to the details, it does have a certain undeniable power in its broad strokes.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) ... the film is a leaden, lugubrious mess that has a few engaging moments and performances that are often overwhelmed by noisy setpieces, a screenplay that only flirts with coherence... ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) ... "Lady Bird" is a nearly perfect film-perhaps of the funniest and most endearing coming-of-age film to come along since "Rushmore.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor comes as a genuine and welcome surprise.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
5/5 69% Wonderstruck (2017) While the younger audience may not come to it in the droves that it might have inspired if the Disney name had been behind it, it's quite likely that those who do get to see it will not only adore it but will one day pass it on to their own children.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) I just felt that the whole thing failed to live up to the promise held out by both the film's early scenes and the filmmaking skills that Lanthimos has displayed in his previous efforts. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
1.5/4 13% Geostorm (2017) Really could have used a Sharknado or two to liven things up.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 88% Only the Brave (2017) Made with a combination of sincerity and technical skill that is effective on a fundamental level, even if it never quite becomes the devastating emotional experience that it clearly wants to be.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) The film is graced with a couple of undeniably effective performances at its center. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is a stunner through and through, a film that works both as a continuation to an all-time classic and as a superior cinematic experience in its own right.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 87% American Made (2017) The story of Barry Seal is indeed a fascinating one but this film just doesn't know what to do with it-it is the kind that makes you want to immediately seek out a book or straightforward documentary that offer a fuller picture of what transpired.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 67% The Ice Cream Truck (2017) The film may not be perfect by any means but viewers who are looking for something a bit different and who are willing to weather some strange tonal shifts along the way should probably check it out.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/4 73% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Manages to create a sense of intimacy and revelation, even as we sense that there is really no such thing as an unguarded moment for Lady Gaga.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Force (2017) A strong film that tackles a charged subject in a fair and even-handed manner. The Force will give viewers of all social and political persuasions much to think about afterwards.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
5/5 92% Stronger (2017) Stronger is a really good, engaging and powerful film.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The performances are strong, there are number of big laughs and legitimately emotional moments and the decision to shoot in 35mm gives the film a subtly authentic period flavor that helps to sell the proceedings.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/4 36% Wetlands (2017) Other than the novelty of being the only example of a gritty crime drama featuring a key male character named Babs, there is absolutely nothing interesting or memorable to be found in Wetlands.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 69% mother! (2017) I cannot bring myself to recommend [mother!] despite my admiration for Aronofsky and the actors.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/4 70% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) An odd fusion of an earnest socially conscious drama and a B-movie mystery programmer that never quite comes together despite a strong performance from Adele Haenel at its center.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
1/4 0% Gun Shy (2017) Gun Shy somehow manages to come across as being both screechingly over-the-top and desperately, painfully dull at the same time.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) [It] is genuinely eerie and touches on a kind of fear far more universal and upsetting that killer clowns and such.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/4 25% Unlocked (2017) Neither good enough to justify the talents on display nor bad enough to at least make it perversely memorable.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
82% The Trip to Spain (2017) It is still far ahead of most of this year's fairly sorry crop of comedies in terms of the number of genuine laughs on display.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
83% Patti Cake$ (2017) If it does turn out to be the big breakthrough hit that some are predicting, then it will just be one more nail in the coffin for the idea of Sundance being some kind of bold artistic mecca that celebrate the unusual and shuns the familiar.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) Animation buffs may find it of interest because it is always lovely to look at but others will likely find it well-meaning but a bit of a drag in the end.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
79% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Say what you will about 'Dave Made a Maze'--you certainly cannot say that you have seen this story before.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
1.5/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The Hitman's Bodyguard [is] a painfully wretched, gruesomely violent and artlessly vulgar action-comedy that is so devoid of genuine entertainment value.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
5/5 92% Logan Lucky (2017) If this is the kind of eminently stylish and self-assured work that comes after taking a four-year hiatus from feature filmmaking, perhaps more directors should start looking into extended vacations as well.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/4 85% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) A dark and stirring variation on the standard coming-of-age narrative that, much like its central characters, does not follow the path one might expect.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/4 14% Planetarium (2017) A film that looks promising on paper but has no idea how to put its ingredients together.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
1.5/4 38% Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) The basic premise has remained resolutely the same: scenes of C-grade actors getting chomped to bits by D-grade CGI sharks mixed together with enough jokey references to other, generally better movies to allow film buffs to distract themselves.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Any hopes that the proceedings might be saved by the performances by the two normally excellent actors in the lead roles are pretty much scratched within the first few minutes.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/5 38% Kidnap (2017) Kidnap kicks off the cinematic dog days of August with what could possibly be the worst film of the season.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 84% Detroit (2017) The problems with Detroit are especially vexing because there is a lot of very good stuff to be had in it as well.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
.5/4 9% The Emoji Movie (2017) A demonstration of artistic abdication at its most venal, but will the kids like it?‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) If you do find yourself watching it for whatever reason, [Pugh's performance] is good enough to make you think, at least for a while, that the film as a whole, is better than it actually is.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017