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Scott Von Doviak

Scott Von Doviak

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 23% Feed the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Peel away the flashy gimmicks of the pilot, and there just might be some substance underneath. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 7, 2016
A- 100% Penny Dreadful: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "Writer John Logan and director Damon Thomas have vastly expanded the show's scope, and what was already a lavish production is taken to new heights. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 2, 2016
B+ 87% House of Cards: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "House Of Cards has always been a cynical gloss on power and politics, but now that we've entered the Trump Zone, it looks almost aspirational. Mister, we could use a man like Frank Underwood again. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 4, 2016
B 80% 11.22.63: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "11.22.63 is sometimes a bumpy ride, but the destination is ultimately worth the journey. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 15, 2016
B- 67% Dark Net: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The subject matter is worthy of the docuseries treatment, but Dark Net is a shallow wade into the deep web. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 21, 2016
B 95% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If the characters need work, the world they inhabit is fully formed from the opening frames. Director David Semel and production designer Drew Boughton have built a detail-oriented alternate 1962 from the ground up. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 20, 2015
C+ 77% Gotham: Season 2 Episode 9 ""A Bitter Pill To Swallow" still feels like a disparate collection of stories in search of a center. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 17, 2015
D+ 0% The Leisure Class "You can see the vague outlines of what Mann was going for here-the sort of lighthearted farce that deepens into nightmarish black comedy as the night progresses... He doesn't come close to pulling it off, though. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 2, 2015
B 100% The Flash: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "After a long, Flash-free summer, however, even a transitional hour makes for a welcome return to this world. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
A- 92% Project Greenlight: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "The prospect of this artsy, headstrong young filmmaker butting heads with the populist Farrellys is a strong indication that the return of Project Greenlight is long overdue. Seriously, what took them so long? " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 14, 2015
C 81% Public Morals: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Public Morals might have been fresh around the time The Brothers McMullen came out, but by now it's just reheated leftovers. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 25, 2015
B 71% Under the Dome: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "This is all derivative, of course, cribbing from The Matrix and (as always) Lost, but this show is always more fun when it leans into its sci-fi elements. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 26, 2015
B+ 100% Penny Dreadful: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Penny Dreadful is back to the business of raising goosebumps. And business is good. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 4, 2015
C+ 64% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 19 "Now [Fish Mooney's] an oddball tangent on a show that already suffers from excessive sprawl. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 14, 2015
F No Score Yet Olympus: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "These Greek myths have stood the test of time, but it remains to be seen whether they can survive one of the shoddiest fantasy productions in recent memory. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B 77% House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The third season premiere wastes no time in letting us know (as if there could be any doubt) that President Underwood is not a kinder, gentler Frank. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 2, 2015
B 95% The Game: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Today's high-tech espionage thrillers have their appeal, but there's still great pleasure to be mined from good old-fashioned spycraft. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 8, 2014
B+ 97% The Flash: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Early indications are that The Flash is perfectly suited to the small-screen environment. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 8, 2014
B+ 90% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5 (TV, 2014) "It's well within the realm of possibility that Winter and company can pull off an affecting conclusion to the series, but as the end approaches, the degree of difficulty is higher than ever. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 8, 2014
B- 66% Rake: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "If "Close Shave" is representative of the series going forward, Fox and the creators appear content to settle for mild amusement. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 13, 2014
B+ 100% Eastbound & Down: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "McBride and Hill didn't bring Kenny back just to squeeze a few more cheap laughs out of him. There are cheap laughs, of course, but a downbeat mood of disillusion and frustration permeates. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 30, 2013
B+ 81% Under the Dome: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "I'm very curious to see how this situation will play out over a longer stretch of time than the week King's novel covers. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 24, 2013
3/4 97% Homeland: Season 2 (TV, 2012) "Even when the spy-thriller plot gears are audibly grinding, the acting remains expertly calibrated. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2012
B+ 77% Last Resort: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "Andre Braugher could probably read from the handbook of Navy regulations for an hour each week and it would make for compelling viewing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3.5/4 100% Treme: Season 3 (TV, 2012) "In its third season, Treme has become so adept at blending character-based drama with its overarching themes that it forces those who've tried to fit the series into some other, perhaps Wire-shaped, box to accept it on its own terms. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2012
B- No Score Yet Burn Notice: Season 6 (TV, 2012) "Burn Notice has done gritty before, but now that even Maddie is gunning people down, maybe it's trying a little too hard to go dark. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/4 83% The Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2012) "This is very much the same Walking Dead we've come to love-and sometimes loathe " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2011
No Score Yet Walking Dead Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2011
B+ 55% Hood To Coast (2010) "An engaging slice of Americana that almost manages to make back-breaking physical exertion look like a hell of a good time." ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 2, 2011
72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) "I think I would have liked it better had it been made in the '70s and starred Charlton Heston, but it's a hard movie to hate. " ‐
Posted Mar 3, 2011
3.5/4 100% Justified: Season 2 (TV, 2011) "Justified's rich vein of gallows humor, convincing sense of place, and twisty hillbilly-noir narratives are all selling points, but it's Olyphant's devilish grin that seals the deal. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2011
43% The Green Hornet (2011) "Gondry's film does have its goofy charms, even though it never quite decides what kind of movie it wants to be. " ‐
Posted Jan 13, 2011
No Score Yet Gotterdammerung: The Enemy at the Gates (2009) Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2010
86% Inception (2010) "Plays like Ocean's 11 on Elm Street as written by Philip K. Dick, and that's mostly a good thing. " ‐
Posted Jul 15, 2010
1.5/4 40% Haven: Season 1 (TV, 2010) "Maybe there's still some life left in that premise, but if so, there's no sign of it here. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2010
75% Greenberg (2010) "Baumbach proves he's as good as anyone at producing the kind of laughter that sticks in your throat. " ‐
Posted Mar 26, 2010
53% Green Zone (2010) "The pacing is intense without being frenetic, and the chases and gun battles are served up with Greengrass's trademark jittery fervor. " ‐
Posted Mar 12, 2010
52% Alice in Wonderland (2010) "Tim Burton seems to have completely misinterpreted his source material, but that's hardly a surprise at this point. It's more like his trademark. " ‐
Posted Mar 5, 2010
83% The Ghost Writer (2010) "The element of paranoia Polanski wove so well through movies like Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby is on full display here. " ‐
Posted Feb 26, 2010
68% Shutter Island (2010) "A supremely well-crafted thriller from an elder statesman whose love of cinema still burns through every frame. " ‐
Posted Feb 19, 2010
34% The Wolfman (2010) "Stuffy and old-fashioned, taking itself way too seriously even at its silliest moments. - NERVE.COM" ‐
Posted Feb 12, 2010
29% Dear John (2010) "The film's second half is a steep descent into the depths of movie hell, as one pathetically heart-tugging twist follows another. - NERVE.COM" ‐
Posted Feb 5, 2010
56% Edge of Darkness (2010) "In the end, all the plotting is basically thrown out the window anyway to focus on a gun-toting Gibson hunting down the people who've wronged him. - NERVE.COM" ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2010
28% Extraordinary Measures (2010) "All the usual landmarks along the inspirational-movie highway. - NERVE.COM" ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2010
65% Youth in Revolt (2010) "The heavy lifting falls to Cera, who can't quite carry the weight of his dual performance. - NERVE.COM" ‐
Posted Jan 8, 2010
83% Avatar (2009) "Like staring at the world's most expensive screensaver. - NERVE.COM" ‐
Posted Dec 18, 2009
76% Invictus (2009) "Is there even any point in mentioning that Freeman gives a dignified performance? He's practically playing the concept of Dignity. - NERVE.COM" ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2009
23% Serious Moonlight (2009) "Plays out like a sitcom version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" ‐
Posted Dec 4, 2009
21% Planet 51 (2009) "Plays to the cheap seats rather than exploring its admittedly clever premise to the fullest." ‐
Posted Nov 20, 2009
39% 2012 (2009) "This isn't disaster porn, it's a disaster gang-bang." ‐
Posted Nov 13, 2009
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