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Sam Fragoso

Sam Fragoso
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
64% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) One of those rare movies that looks like it was fun to make, and is even more fun to watch.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
64% Gifted (2017) Gifted finds a collective of competent people making a perfectly competent movie -- nothing more, nothing less.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
92% The Disaster Artist (2016) Miraculously, the supporting players end up illuminating Wiseau's eccentricity instead of undercutting it.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
100% Baby Driver (2017) The movie exists in this dreamlike state of ecstasy for nearly 70 minutes. Then there's a peculiar pivot into conventionality.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
100% Gemini (2017) Transitions into an at once sleazy and slick genre thriller, enigmatic without being alienating. There's suspense in the movie's central mystery, enough to sustain the characters Katz has created.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
22% Collide (2017) I don't subscribe to the notion that a piece of art shows its entire hand within its first ten minutes, but director Eran Creevy's third feature doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence with its bland introduction.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
32% Monster Trucks (2017) These elements are all well and good, but if you're above the age of 12, it becomes considerably harder to reconcile the sporadic tone-deafness.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2017
15% Incarnate (2016) Strident rhetoric is required for describing Brad Peyton's latest film, a maddening hodgepodge of ideas that range from undercooked to unoriginal.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
6% Shut In (2016) The presentation is dull, the plot is plodding, and the characters are sketches of people we've seen in better films.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
90% Elle (2016) A deeply disturbing film that, at its best, serves as a meditation on the intersection between power, inequitable relationships, and retribution.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
76% In a Valley of Violence (2016) In the final 20 minutes, West seems to finally figure out what kind of a movie he wanted to make.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Equal parts horror masterclass and internal home-invasion thriller, Ouija is as chilling and nerve-racking as they come.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
0% Max Steel (2016) A spectacle without the spectacle, an autumnal, amorphous blockbuster that just sits there, suspended in mid-air, as you soak in its ceaseless banality.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
89% Do Not Resist (2016) It's a brisk 72-minutes, compact with hard-hitting data, rare behind-the-scenes footage of police activity (training, private discussions, on-the-job combat, etc.), and compelling personal anecdotes.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Nothing in what appears during the movie's 107-minute running time seems to truly honor those whose lives were irreversibly altered during this national tragedy.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
27% The Secret Scripture (2016) Disjointed and disinterested in entertaining any and all prospective viewers, the overlong slab of melodrama is one of the most vanilla experiences at the movies in quite some time.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
40% Daguerrotype (Le secret de la chambre noire) (2016) Needlessly elongated, amorphous, under-cooked.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins and McCraney have artfully cobbled together something that is impressionistic and wondrous, like a compendium of half-remembered memories, tinged by sadness.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
20% Yoga Hosers (2016) What makes Smith a dynamic podcaster -- his shambolic, off-the-cuff storytelling -- is his undoing as a filmmaker.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
12% The Sea of Trees (2016) McConaughey and Watts seem to be reading from a tired script of unhappy, protracted matrimony. The dialogue feels rehearsed, and not in a good way.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
95% Spa Night (2016) Together, Ahn and cinematographer Ki Jin Kim approach moments of sensuality subtly, as the camera languidly wades into the steamy saunas and the monochromatic showers where David's interest in the unknown begins to percolate.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Jessie assures Vincent that she has limited knowledge of her husband's professional life, and that she doesn't ask questions. Unfortunately, neither does Disorder. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) Rarely does contemporary cinema so bluntly (and accurately) depict envy in its most insidious iteration. It's about the vexing confluence of emotions upon seeing their friends excel while they stagnate, a toxic amalgamation of happiness and jealousy.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
71% Holy Hell (2016) Does a sub-par job probing the psyches of both Buddhafield's leader and its members.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
B- 62% Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig) (2016) "Mr. Pig" warrants praise for refusing to offer up a convenient, unearned reconciliation.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
B 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "Hunt For The Wilderpeople" is a perfectly amicable dramedy that makes a concerted effort to avoid offending or provoking. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
C- 89% Morris from America (2016) Lazy stereotypes in our day-to-day lives -which are dangerously interested in who someone ought to be, rather than who they may be - are no longer acceptable. Why, then, should they be tolerated in our movies?‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2016
71% The Final Girls (2015) A satirical confection in the same vein as "Cabin in the Woods."‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
B 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Born to Be Blue" is a good movie about a great artist.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
D+ 25% Kill Your Friends (2016) "The film doesn't trust its audience enough to keep up with the joke. As a result, the movie toggles back and forth between a pulpy crime drama and a zany satire. "‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2015
87% The Royal Road (2015) A breathtaking cinematic essay.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2015
B+ 56% #Stuck (2014) Through these characters the film cuts through our romantic affectations by digging beyond the artifice, and eventually, and perhaps a bit unexpectedly, finds its way into our hearts.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
3/4 71% Interstellar (2014) It's an experience.‐ SFBay
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2014
3.5/4 91% Dear White People (2014) Arguably the most vital film to come out of Hollywood in 2014.‐ SFBay
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
2/4 77% Fury (2014) Ayer's overlong, 134-minute screenplay never pops with any urgency, passion, or fire.‐ SFBay
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
3.5/4 95% Nightcrawler (2014) A hypnotic confluence of action, comedy and hysteria that is at once unnerving, exhilarating and unlike anything I've ever seen.‐ SFBay
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
A 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) A masterpiece.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2014
3.5/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) A galvanizing portrait of defective love that twists, turns, and unfurls until you don't know what to think anymore.‐ SFBay
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/4 39% Two Night Stand (2014) A foreign film without subtitles - a movie whose language is incomprehensible to anyone who has truthfully been involved.‐ SFBay
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2014
B- 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) Walks the tightrope between nausea and uplift, but Pegg pulls through. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2014
1/4 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) We are, at least in some small measure, partly responsible for the abhorrent, radioactive hazmat that is Shawn Levy's latest film.‐ SFBay
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2014
C- 59% Bird People (2014) A textbook example of ambition undercut by tonal and pacing inconsistency. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
A 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) A searing satire of an antiseptic Hollywood system, a meta-commentary on "Celebrity" culture, a melancholic evocation on the impermanence of youth, a pensive portrait of clandestine love ... ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
B 86% Top Five (2014) Rock's third directorial effort proves to be his strongest and most similar to his rollicking standup routines.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
D 49% Manglehorn (2015) A movie so listlessly written and constructed that it nearly redefines tedium. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
D 19% Let's Be Cops (2014) If you like your movies in which two males treat women poorly, mock homosexuality and repeatedly slap each other in the face, this film is for you.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2014
D+ 21% Into The Storm (2014) Into the Storm isn't the unmitigated disaster it appears to be. It's much worse.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2014
C 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Gunn's listless adventure through space is not as uproarious as the Iron Man series, as thrilling as the Spider-Man franchise, or as dramatically serious as Nolan's Batman trilogy. ‐ Bullett Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
B+ 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) A jubilant and delightful trifle that - much like many of his other 44 films - ponders the rhyme and reason of our existence, however futile or fruitful that may be.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
.5/5 10% Among Ravens (2014) The emotions feel calculated, not earned.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2014