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Rob Vaux

Rob Vaux
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% The Matrix (1999) The Matrix embedded itself in pop culture so thoroughly that it's easy to forget how different it was when it first arrived.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
97% Cabaret (1972) "The Nazi musical," as star Liza Minnelli glibly put it, has felt pertinent for a long time.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
66% The Devil's Advocate (1997) Critics called it out for its melodramatic tone, but the theatrics are far more feature than bug, and the participants seem just aware enough of the overheated material to wink without upending the whole apple cart.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
98% Apocalypse Now (1979) An indelible statement on the lunacy of war.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
75% Atomic Blonde (2017) If you can live on flashiness alone, it knows how to get the job done. Just don't expect much steak beneath the sizzle.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) Soldier and civilian alike are left powerless in the face of a seemingly hidden enemy who can come from anywhere at any time. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The most powerful of an already strong trilogy, with a message that has never felt more timely and a gorgeous curtain call for a character who has quietly climbed into the realm of greatness.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The fifth-best superhero film so far this year... is still pretty darn good. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
3/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The Despicable Me franchise always thrived on lowered expectations, and they serve Gru and his brood well enough here to make this last outing a pleasant one.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) While you still need to get around those uncomfortable questions like "where do the car children come from?" and "how do they handle tools without thumbs?" this go 'round at least ensures a few tangible rewards if you do.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) The lurching undead may be necessary for this property, but the movie itself resembles them in all the wrong ways.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman gives this long-ignored heroine the coming-out party she truly deserves.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) It's not the best movie of the summer, but I guarantee we're going to see worse.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) It never offends, but with the words "Ridley Scott" and "Alien movie" in close proximity, you expect a lot better.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
55% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The Purge becomes reality the same way any real-world horror does: by the consent of the governed‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) The questions beneath it linger longer than the slightly greasy joy of watching bad people pay for our collective sins.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
38% The Purge (2013) The interesting thing about The Purge series is how readily and easily the central premise develops into something with a little more bite. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
3/5 35% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) The movie does what the previous five have done with no apologies and no regrets.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
3/5 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Too trashy to be good, but as trash it's not too bad.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
73% Ghostbusters (2016) With these four performers in place, the movie finds some magic. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
4.5/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) This Guardians finally hits the gloriously ridiculous extremes that the first adventure never quite reached‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/5 40% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Its real value lies in shaking up a moribund genre... if not to revitalize then at least to remind us how often it settled for less than it could have been.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
100% Citizen Kane (1941) Citizen Kane helped define the language of film, and the totality of its achievement provides no end of fascinating topics to discuss at length.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Vin Diesel is just fireproof, isn't he?‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) There's a method to the madness, and Colossal takes great joy in showing it to us with elegance and smarts.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
84% 1984 (1984) Like the book, 1984 understands that forgetting these lessons puts us a step closer to the unthinkable. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
93% Beauty and the Beast (1991) Songwriter Howard Ashman - a gay man dying from AIDS-related complications in Reagan's America - knew the real face of the mob all too well.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
92% The Great Dictator (1940) The lessons remain, and the strength of his statement still inspires his descendants - professional or otherwise - to follow his example. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It emphasizes the necessity of sacrifice for victory, and celebrates the anonymous, forgotten fighters who put it all on the line before that Skywalker kid even got up to bat. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
4/5 73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) Quiet and creepy, devoid of histrionics, and with a payoff that feels earned instead of crammed down our throats.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
2/5 22% Atomica (Deep Burial) (2017) [It's] undone less by a lack of ambition than an inability to make its core concept compelling enough.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2017
70% Les Misérables (2012) If we embrace our proximity instead of being shaken out of the characters' woes, then the film turns into a thing of beauty. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Honestly, if your kids are clamoring to go, the experience won't kill you. This time next year, though, I know which version I'll still be watching.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
85% Gaslight (1944) We rely on the actors and the script to convey the mood, and director George Cukor matched no less a figure than Alfred Hitchcock with the results.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
4/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It does more by doing less: enhancing the pulp origins of Kong's world and focusing on having a good time instead of reminding us how much better its immortal predecessor was.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
5/5 93% Logan (2017) I never thought I'd say this about a superhero movie, but bring a hankie.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Author J.K. Rowling clearly knew a totalitarian regime when she saw one, and never hesitated to call out the toadies and enablers along with her big baddie.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
76% Idiocracy (2006) Here we are, watching TPTB water the crops with Brawndo EVERY SINGLE DAY and a substantial chunk of the populace actively wondering why the rest of us are freaking out.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
87% Gandhi (1982) The movie aims primarily to demonstrate how such a man could accomplish so much, but also how monumental his task was and how it ultimately claimed his life‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Get Out knows how to mine a real social voice from simple scares, and turn a reliable thrill ride into the first truly great film of the Trump era.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
4/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) For those interested in a more meditative experience than most horror movies can provide, A Cure for Wellness proves surprisingly effective.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Be ready for a disappointment... though it's hard to come down too hard on any monster mash as pretty as this one.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A lightweight delight that adroitly capitalizes on the absurdities of our superhero-saturated era.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
86% Escape from New York (1981) Power corrupts. Truth is the antidote. And if the masters of the universe don't like that, it only takes one nasty bastard in the right place at the right time to correct them. The eyepatch is optional. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2.5/5 74% Split (2017) You can find your share of entertainment here, but the price it exacts is brutal indeed. Fairly warned thee be, says I.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 100% Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 (2016) Don't expect it to eclipse the original - assuming the original is your cup of tea to begin with, of course - but there's still a surprising amount of gas left in this particular tank.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2.5/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) Fassbender's great, but even the biggest star needs better material to work with.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A solid film with its own vision and tone, yet undeniably still a part of that wonderful galaxy far, far away.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 71% SiREN (2016) If you need a few reliably R-rated scares presented in a relatively creative way, look no further. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
81% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) [It] wants us to understand how the actor's life influenced his work, and what he drew from to create such memorable onscreen figures.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2016