Rich Cross

Rich Cross
Rich Cross's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 100% Snowflake (Schneeflöckchen) (2017) Stylish, self-confident and oozing with an assured sense of cool, Snowflake struts its sassy stuff through a whole series of ridiculous and often extremely violent set pieces as its complex plot unfolds. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet President Evil (2018) For a small budget movie, there are some decent production values on screen... and the director and cast handle the stalk-and-slash set pieces with an impressive assuredness. The best of the political satire on show is just as effective. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Zombie 4 - After Death (2002) There's an unrepentant energy and verve in the execution of its gore-soaked horrors. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/10 60% Dead Night (2018) It's just a shame that, despite the determination and resilience of the filmmakers, its full potential got lost somewhere back in the forest. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Extremity (2018) Extremity displays a determination to do things differently and an assuredness and confidence that sets it apart. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Inhumanity (2018) Inhumanity... has too many plotlines and too large a pool of characters, which results in a loss of clarity and (with a running time thirty minutes longer than is warranted) a dilution of narrative impact. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
8/10 75% Hevn (2015) Kjersti Steinsbø's adaptation wisely spends time building tension and apprehension, and the rising sense of something awful and imminent. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Face of Evil (2016) It's far from perfect, but it's great to see a low-budget z-flick with the confidence to rely more on ideas and atmosphere than on flesh-chomping gore. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet The Horror at Gallery Kay (2018) It's arguable that the film's central dramatic conceit is a metaphor for something to do with the surface and the subterranean in the human condition, but it's not completely clear what that message might be. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Nightshooters (2018) This is a thoroughly entertaining, accomplished and unusual Brit crime-thriller, bursting with confidence (and blood, gunplay and gruesome deaths) and not afraid to break with the conventions of each of the genres it references. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
6/10 20% Hover (2018) Little effort is made to evoke the seriousness of humanity's predicament, the farm skills of the drones are left sketchy, and in the end, the menace posed by the story's villains does not make much logical sense. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Incarnation (Inkarnacija) (2016) Incarnation is the kind of intelligent, confident European genre filmmaking that rewards the attention it demands. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Monochrome (2016) [Director Lawes is] clearly an auteur to watch but would do well to produce something with more colour, tone and brightness than the flat and murky palette of Monochrome. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
7/10 57% 4/20 Massacre (2018) Either way, while it may not be "the dope", 4/20 Massacre still delivers a decent buzz. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Beyond the Woods (2016) More time could usefully have been spent in the pre-production phase, sharpening the script and tightening up the logic of the film's would-be folklore. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
7/10 40% Attraction (Prityazhenie) (2017) While the movie sometimes strains at the limits of its own internal credibility (especially as characters switch loyalties and romantic affinities with unconvincing speed), this remains a landmark entry in the modern Russian sci-fi film canon. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Antihuman (2017) There's the obvious risk that the film's languid, dialogue-driven tempo, and the paucity of gore, will disappoint horror fans; while arthouse aficionados will skip the movie because of its fright-flick associations. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet Besetment (2017) Besetment has never once risked deviating from the derivative. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2/10 No Score Yet Dark Cove (2016) This movie feels like the project of an enthusiastic group of young friends, and was probably way more fun to make than it is to watch. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet The Answer (2015) The Answer leaves too many questions hanging. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2/10 No Score Yet Spidarlings (2017) You'd be hard pressed to discern exactly what the movie's message or manifesto is. The mutant spider plot is also pretty much an irrelevance, misplaced amidst a series of bizarre vignettes and dysfunctional encounters. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Dogged (2017) There's too much exposition and too many plot strands battling for attention as the much darker endgame unfolds. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/10 69% The Ice Cream Truck (2017) It's an odd amalgamation of cinematic tropes that never properly gels. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Deep in the Wood (In fondo al bosco) (2015) As buried truths come to the surface, director Lodovichi confidently steers the story through some of the blunter contrivances in the plot. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Immigration Game (2017) Ultimately, Immigration Game reveals itself to be nowhere near as insightful or subversive as it would like to think it is. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet The End of the Lonely Island (2016) Held together by a singularly, focused performance by Xi Liao as humanity's steely, would-be saviour, The End of the Lonely Island is an exercise in extraordinary filmmaking, in every sense of the word. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
8/10 85% Anti Matter (2017) Despite its daft premise, Anti Matter offers a cerebral and intelligent take on what is a genre perennial: something going amiss in a newly-developed matter transporter. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Flora (2017) The brilliant conceit is that the group have to negotiate through woodlands in which the risk is manifest but invisible, making for some fantastic "running from something unseen" moments. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017