Scott Clark

Scott Clark
Scott Clark'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 Review
7/10 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Clearly bored of the same old Disney-isms, Serkis wants to peel that cosy layer off Kipling's work and deliver a true adaptation which doesn't avoid the realities of animal life or the natives who live near-by. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
1/10 No Score Yet Ouija House (2018) The horror is hobbled by the lame performances, dodgy editing, and careless world-building to the point that Ouija House's few thrills feel like thankful reprieves. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Lost in Apocalypse (2018) Basically it feels like you get on board with one tone, and then the film runs out of humour. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
7/10 67% Sequence Break (2017) This is such a great underdog sci-fi film, taking oddball romances like Spring and throwing them into cyberspace via a heap of self-aware supporting elements and a sweetly nostalgic script. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
8/10 88% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018) Gorgeous, bizarre, and unique enough to merit checking out, The Wild Boys is one of the most refreshing debuts of 2018. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet The Spiritual Boxer (1975) A film like The Spiritual Boxer, though not as instantly recognisable as Five Deadly Venoms or Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, is still well worth checking out. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Dogged (2018) At a run time of 116 minutes, Rowntree goes for the slow-burn but can't quite hold the tension. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
6/10 73% Gifted (2017) In some ways it's a film condemning capitalism at large, in others it seems to point a heavy finger towards expectant women as the catalyst for crime, which is kinda gross. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
7/10 40% The Night of the Virgin (La noche del virgen) (2016) It's an often exhilarating, mostly grubby, continually colorful, trip into deranged sexual horror. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
9/10 100% Legend of the Mountain (2001) Legend of the Mountain is an unsung classic from a master at the height of his talents. Cinema in its purest form. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/10 No Score Yet Keep Watching (2017) Bad writing, uninspired filmmaking, and crap dialogue make Keep Watching a slog of a thrill-ride. You won't find it hard to stop watching. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
8/10 83% When the Wind Blows (1988) What begins as a comfy film about an old (if stubborn) British couple in their twilight years becomes a scathing attack on apathy. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
6/10 50% Chasing the Dragon (2017) The problem is that you've seen it all before. By the end, Chasing the Dragon feels like a stylish retread of Jing Wong's early hits, full of great performances from dependable talent, but missing the scuzzy edge that made his early films so strong. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Our Evil (Mal Nosso) (2017) An intriguing debut feature with a great sense of mystery, Our Evil keeps you wondering whilst pushing you deeper into murky waters. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Dark Age (1988) Horror fans will be pleasantly horrified to find John Jarratt, no infamous worldwide as Wolf Creek's sadistic serial killer, turning it out as a lovable ranger. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
9/10 84% Paprika (2006) Yes, Paprika is a masterpiece. The animation medium lends itself so perfectly to dream capers that it's no wonder Kon's final film is regarded a perfect marriage of form and subject. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Too Young to Die (1990) Taking aim at every level of Italian culture, Martino and Gastaldi put together a surprisingly enjoyable caper. Sure the hard-hitting exploitation of a title and subject like that are dismissed early, but as a film its watchable and nicely put together. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
7/10 47% Red Christmas (2017) Underneath the warm, if cynical, family sentiment, Red Christmas is a dark and luridly coloured home invasion film. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Too Young to Die (Morte sospetta di una minorenne) (1975) Taking aim at every level of Italian culture, Martino and Gastaldi put together a surprisingly enjoyable caper. Sure the hard-hitting exploitation of a title and subject like that are dismissed early, but as a film its watchable and nicely put together. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Ghostroads: A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story (2017) Ghostroads is a short and sweet triumph of zany Rock 'n' Roll cinema, at the very least you're guaranteed to walk away with a newfound appreciation for the Tokyo rock scene. Expect to walk away a fan of The Neatbeats. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
8/10 86% Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) (Curse of the Living Dead) (Don't Walk in the Park) (1966) A perfect Gothic horror film, and a kind of sign-off from the "classic" phase of the genre. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet American Mummy (2014) It's not a pig-awful film to be fair, and that's what's irritating. It's just low budget and ill conceived. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
6/10 83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) Whilst the facts of the plots are hard to follow and the fights over-shot, there's still fun to be had in the bombast and candour of it all. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet Volumes of Blood (2015) None of the shorts are particularly memorable, but some can be entertaining. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
5/10 44% Nails (2017) Altogether it's a simple, but relatively satisfying, horror film. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
8/10 77% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The Eyes of My Mother is perhaps most haunting when it points out how simple it would be to skew a child's moral compass, or how ridiculous the idea of closure is in terms of a horror film. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Stake Land II (2017) Berk and Olsen are fine stand-ins for Mickle, but without Damici, The Stakelander would be a tough sell. It's not a step up, more of a step-to-the-side, with great supporting performances (A.C. Peterson and Steven Williams in particular) and good action - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet Krampus Unleashed (2016) Krampus: Unleashed feels most comfortable when its offing terrible people with terrible violence, we just wish it did that more. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
5/10 No Score Yet Day of Reckoning (2016) If the effects had been practical and the gore more heavily indulged in, there could have been a rip-roaring time to be had here; instead it's a dour-faced disposable which rambles through its runtime without evoking much reaction. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
8/10 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) The results are two-fold: firstly, it's an entrancing experience elevated beyond the simple mechanics of what's expected, secondly, it makes a huge group of contemporary western thrillers seem comparatively dispensable. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
8/10 92% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) It's an engrossing feature which grants Christopher Lloyd one of his best roles in years, whilst letting Max Records flaunt his undeniable talents as a sympathetic lead. Horror fans will really enjoy this fresh examination of the nature of monsters. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Bachelor Games (2016) When the film starts to embrace its horror side a bit more, McGown knows the audience will figure it out, so at the half-way mark turns the film on its head, revealing the true nature of the threat and the web of deceit that permitted it. It's a bold move - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016